Re: Pompous Friend?
Originally Posted by Macmike2112
Used Pro v1s?
Look up some of the used ball threads on here. You'll find some very differing opinions on used balls.
There have been any number of studies that show that golf balls degrade after sitting in water (and after being struck a number of times so they are no longer perfectly round.) I'm firmly in the camp that you are better off with a new cheaper ball than a used top-of-the-line ball.
Other people on here swear by used golf balls.
If you want a comeback, just tell him Golf Digest ran a study that showed that the performance of used golf balls was significantly below that of new balls, and that people that play used golf balls are just fooling themselves and wasting their money. And if he wants to know more he can look it up himself.
As far as what makes a good golf ball, it's whatever fits your game. You may not know the story of the guy that won the Alabama state amateur championship using the Precept Ladies golf ball (later rebranded the Laddie because so many men started using it after that.) That's not a high end ball, but a guy won a championship with it (because it was the right ball for him.)
As far as spin off your wedges, what you want to look for is a urethane cover. Urethane give way more spin than any other cover material. It also damages more easily (and is more expensive.) Other cover materials are more durable, but don't spin nearly as much.
Other than urethane vs. surylan cover material question, everything else subjective (imho). Two piece, three piece, low spin, high spin, hard, soft. These are all questions about what feels best to you and what fits your game. There is no right or best answer, just what fits you.