As it had poured down recently my course was playing preferred lies 'through the green'. Most people thought that meant anything beyond the green so the pro had to make a sign up saying it was anywhere on the course.
I prefer the Nike PD Long balls. PD Softs are pretty good for the money you pay, not as high hitting as Srixon AD333 and a lot cheaper than Pro V1s. I always feel i get 20 yards further on my drives with the PD Longs.