Re: Still think the golf ball is important?
Originally Posted by James_Black
I was out of my supply of the Pro V1 last week, went to our local shop, they were out of stock and I bought 3 V1x balls instead. My bad ..... totally different ball, making a "pienggg" when putting, longer from the tee, less spin and less greenside spin, was just like playing a cheapo 2 piece rock. Played one and a half round with these, my worst scores in many rounds, yesterday at hole 7 I shanked the last one OB and took a DT Solo and played 6 pars in a row.......
I am not saying that cheap balls are better, but there are a lot of cheaper balls that will be better than a premium tour ball for the average handicapper. Most mid and even low midcappers don't have the touch needed to get pitches and chips so close to the pin that they will profit from the backspin balls like the Pro V1....... they might be better off with a ball that bumps on forward to the hole.....
Also it is "my" belief that most midcapper still hit to many shots with some swing-errors, which get multiplied by the more sidespin getting high-end golfballs than they would get with, let's say a medium priced ball.
Still I personally like the Pro V1 on days I am hitting the ball well, but I also like the DT Solo or Srixon AD333 very much.
I second that it is best to always stick to the very same balls (no matter which ones) and getting used to them, getting consistent with your distances, getting consistent with your putts, etc.