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post #19 of 93

Re: Top Flite Gamer V2=Major bag of suck

Originally Posted by Titleist_ProV1x View Post
You want spin? start using the ProV1x, You'll never look back
start buying them for me and ill make the switch now ;) ... but as long those things are pressing the half 100$ mark for 12 pieces of rubber and plastic... ill pass.
post #20 of 93

Re: Top Flite Gamer V2=Major bag of suck

At the start of this season I was putting a few balls in the woods, so I started trying some of the "cheaper" balls. I started with the Callaway Diablo and the Top Flite Gamer V2. The Callaway was straight, but would roll and roll and roll. I would almost have to land short of the green to keep in on the green. Then I tried the Gamer. It stops well in comparison to other budget balls. All shots either spin back or are within a few feet on the ball mark. Very good for $19. Now that I'm controlling the ball better, I have switched back to my normal ball the Callaway HX Tour i(s).
post #21 of 93

Re: Top Flite Gamer V2=Major bag of suck

Good ball the Gamer for the money. I would now play the ProV1 but can't shell out the $$$ for a dozen at this time. I liked the Gamer V1 alot, felt better than the V2, but the V2 is longer in my estimation.
post #22 of 93

Re: Top Flite Gamer V2=Major bag of suck

I hope Forest is wrong about the Gamer. That's my replacement ball I'll start using in a few weeks.

I'm down to my last eight sleeves of the RDS Tour, a solid 3-piece ball which Slazenger decided to quit making.
post #23 of 93

Re: Top Flite Gamer V2=Major bag of suck

Originally Posted by kingface12 View Post
I don't care what ball somebody uses....swing wrong and the ball will slice! Swing wrong and the ball will not spin back or check......
+1
this is more what the problem is.

Originally Posted by James_Black View Post
+1.

I can hit a top flight XL and it won't roll off the back.
why are you agreeing with this guy saying his hcp is the problem. your hcp is 3 strokes better than his and im guessing your scoring averages arent too far off just because the difference between my hcp and a 4.9 is so small im assuming its the same for a 13.1 and a 16.0. thats like a 10 hcp telling you that you cant play players irons because your handicap is the problem. instead of attacking this guys hcp if your so much better why dont you try to help fix his problem with constructive criticism instead of just cutting him down when you two really arent that different, you would be put in the same flight as him in almost any handicapped tournament.

to the op: try attacking the ball by swinging down on it more and taking less dirt. think of it as if your pinching the ball between the ground and the club. it has been said that you can measure a players handicap by the distance after the ball the deepest part of the divot is. think about continuing the downswing and pinching the ball you should almost be dropping the club directly on the back of the ball then folling through and taking a divot, if you hit the ball first on the downswing while the club head is accelerating the ball will stop no matter how hard the cover is.
post #24 of 93
Thread Starter 

Re: Top Flite Gamer V2=Major bag of suck

Thanks guys. The gamers aren't that bad, just not my ball. So enjoy your replacement balls. And thanks for the tip cody.
post #25 of 93

Re: Top Flite Gamer V2=Major bag of suck

Originally Posted by Forest View Post
Thanks guys. The gamers aren't that bad, just not my ball. So enjoy your replacement balls. And thanks for the tip cody.
no problem
post #26 of 93

Re: Top Flite Gamer V2=Major bag of suck

it has been said that you can measure a players handicap by the distance after the ball the deepest part of the divot is.
Then Tom Watson must be a 15 handicap! LOL!

There have been quite a few "nippers" of the ball on tour that were great players. Watson, Byron Nelson..................................
post #27 of 93

I've used Prov1, Prov 1x and V2 Gamers many times in the past 12 months.. Some on dessert hot dry days, some on soft rainy days... Doesn't matter which I had absolutely NO TROUBLE at all with V2 Gamers. 
 

post #28 of 93

It all depends on how you strike the ball.  I'm a former 8 handicap who hasn't yet found my game after 10 years off, but I can hit a wedge with spin.  The Gamer V2 is an amazing product for the price.  The last ball test from one of the golf mags showed the Pro V1 at about 12,000 RPM with a wedge and the Gamer V2 at 10,500 RPM.  If you can't make it spin it's likely your swing rather than the ball.

post #29 of 93

I use the gamer, it probably isn't the greatest ball in the world, but for me it is by far the greatest 20$ ball in the world. It beats the hell out of the NXT Tour, which is also 10-15$ more expensive. Comparing it to a tour ball isn't fair; if you slapped a urethane cover on it it would obviously spin more. But it works great off the irons, good with the driver, and works solidly around the greens. 

 

I can hit a shot with spin, hit it high, or predict the rollout around the green. Honestly I never had a problem stopping it unless I made poor contact or landed it on a downslope. I will probably upgrade to something like the B330 when money allows, but I feel I could shoot good scores with the gamer if everything goes right. I never felt the ball was holding me back.

post #30 of 93
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Originally Posted by Forest View Post

I absolutely have given up on top flite. There was so much hype regarding the gamers, most saying that the balls spin a lot. They do not. I played a whole round at a par 3 course, where I was hitting pitching and sand wedges into the greens, and i would land the ball a couple feet past the hole, and the ball would release to the back of the green, and roll off. Half swing wedges had absolutely no check, even when hit cleanly. My conclusion: Top Flite sucks. Your thoughts?
This would have more to do with the greens than the ball.
I played at a course last week where I had to land all of my approach shots short of the green otherwise they were rolling off the back.
post #31 of 93

The original Top Flite Gamer was the highest spinning less than 25 dollar golf ball when it came out. It actually spun as much as an NXT-Tour (old version)

 

The V2 gamer lost about 1700-2000 rpm in spin. Not sure how much that equates to checking up or backing up a golf ball. From my standard, from a premium ball to a Top Flite Gamer, if i spun one back it was probably 1/4th the distance comparison. 

post #32 of 93
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Originally Posted by Shorty View Post

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Originally Posted by Forest View Post

I absolutely have given up on top flite. There was so much hype regarding the gamers, most saying that the balls spin a lot. They do not. I played a whole round at a par 3 course, where I was hitting pitching and sand wedges into the greens, and i would land the ball a couple feet past the hole, and the ball would release to the back of the green, and roll off. Half swing wedges had absolutely no check, even when hit cleanly. My conclusion: Top Flite sucks. Your thoughts?
This would have more to do with the greens than the ball.
I played at a course last week where I had to land all of my approach shots short of the green otherwise they were rolling off the back.

Where is this cow pasture (that's what people call my course when it hardens up and we have to play that type of shot)?

post #33 of 93
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Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post

Where is this cow pasture (that's what people call my course when it hardens up and we have to play that type of shot)?

I believe "goat track" is the correct term. a1_smile.gif

post #34 of 93

i'm still VERY wet behind the ears when it comes to the game of golf (been playing for around 14 months now), but wouldn't the Gamer fall into a the category of good "value ball"?  when i think of the gamer, i think of a ball that is better than the walmart "wilson mesh bag-o-balls".  i simply cannot justify spending ProV1 money on something that i'm likely to send into the lake.

 

i had some ProV1s gifted to me back when i first started golfing.  while new to the sport, i knew enough to realize that these were expensive balls.  i promptly sent a half dozen into the lake/forest/never-never land.  i decided that i would stop wasting balls, and pulled out a range ball that i had from my last practice trip.  funny thing happened...i was no longer stressed out about losing an expensive ball because i was playing with a crappy, scuffed up range ball...

 

...and i played the final 10 holes with that one ball!!

 

i am looking for a budget ball that will outperform the "wilson mesh bag-o-balls" but that also wont make my anus tighten up everytime i get ready to tee off for fear of losing a ball that costs as much as a decent lunch

post #35 of 93
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Originally Posted by indykappa View Post

i'm still VERY wet behind the ears when it comes to the game of golf (been playing for around 14 months now), but wouldn't the Gamer fall into a the category of good "value ball"?  when i think of the gamer, i think of a ball that is better than the walmart "wilson mesh bag-o-balls".  i simply cannot justify spending ProV1 money on something that i'm likely to send into the lake.

 

i had some ProV1s gifted to me back when i first started golfing.  while new to the sport, i knew enough to realize that these were expensive balls.  i promptly sent a half dozen into the lake/forest/never-never land.  i decided that i would stop wasting balls, and pulled out a range ball that i had from my last practice trip.  funny thing happened...i was no longer stressed out about losing an expensive ball because i was playing with a crappy, scuffed up range ball...

 

...and i played the final 10 holes with that one ball!!

 

i am looking for a budget ball that will outperform the "wilson mesh bag-o-balls" but that also wont make my anus tighten up everytime i get ready to tee off for fear of losing a ball that costs as much as a decent lunch

 

Based on your description, I suspect the Gamer is too good for you. It's probably a couple levels above stolen range balls and worn out water balls.

post #36 of 93

duly noted sean!  LOL

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