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post #19 of 23
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Did you hit any other clubs during your experiment?

No it was raining and I only stayed out there long enough to hit the 4 balls and go get them.

post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post
 

No it was raining and I only stayed out there long enough to hit the 4 balls and go get them.


A little follow up FWIW after hitting some more balls.

 

Driver: 101 yards. (Took me 4 or 5 shots to hit a good one which is fairly normal for me darn it).

 

5W 102 yards. (In 2 tries. First one was a low hook).

 

6 iron: 105 yards. (In one attempt because I hit it about as well as I can hit it).

 

PW: 75 yards. (Also with one shot well hit).

 

My conclusion is that I actually gained distance with those balls with the help of a more loft and spin down to at least the 6 iron.

post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post
 

No it was raining and I only stayed out there long enough to hit the 4 balls and go get them.


A little follow up FWIW after hitting some more balls.

 

Driver: 101 yards. (Took me 4 or 5 shots to hit a good one which is fairly normal for me darn it).

 

5W 102 yards. (In 2 tries. First one was a low hook).

 

6 iron: 105 yards. (In one attempt because I hit it about as well as I can hit it).

 

PW: 75 yards. (Also with one shot well hit).

 

My conclusion is that I actually gained distance with those balls with the help of a more loft and spin down to at least the 6 iron.

 

Interesting.  Thanks.

 

I was not really concerned about the 1/3 being accurate, but I had hoped the distance loss would be consistent (% wise) throughout the bag.  It appears that is not the case.

 

Edit:  I think I will try them anyway.  I will post a review after I have tested them out.

post #22 of 23

I have a 65 yard area in my yard to hit. I use the almost golf balls. Anything longer then my 9 iron will hit them right out of the yard, across the gravel road and into the soy bean field. Once in there, they're lost till harvest time. I have smacked a few of them with my driver and woods just to see how they do. I think for some reason the irons hit them farther then woods & drivers. But I do like these balls. They fly good and are fun to hit. I just think you would need about 100-120 yards to be able to use all your clubs.

post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by short iron View Post
 

I have a 65 yard area in my yard to hit. I use the almost golf balls. Anything longer then my 9 iron will hit them right out of the yard, across the gravel road and into the soy bean field. Once in there, they're lost till harvest time. I have smacked a few of them with my driver and woods just to see how they do. I think for some reason the irons hit them farther then woods & drivers. But I do like these balls. They fly good and are fun to hit. I just think you would need about 100-120 yards to be able to use all your clubs.


I have plenty of room to hit up to 150 yard shots without losing them so I'm going to mess with the driver some more.

 

I had a hard time hitting them well with the driver and I'm not completely sure if I was just awful today or if they are harder to hit with that club than a real golf ball.

 

It seemed like to make them fly well I had to put more backspin on the ball than I would normally have. If that's the case I wouldn't want to change the way I hit a driver just so an Almost Golf Ball will fly better.

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