I was invited to tag along on my daughter's golf lesson last night and when they played a 185yd par-3, the kids asked for me and the instructor to play with them (we each had just a wedge in hand). I had a DT Solo in my pocket, so I teed that up and hit a good shot 100yds down the center of the fairway with my 53* gap wedge (normally a 100yd club), more than 30 yards longer than the pro hit with his 58* wedge (and a bit straighter, too - kind of fun for a hacker like me to do a bit better than a pro on occasion, hitting essentially a perfect shot with that club). He was playing a yellow ball (didn't ask him what it was) and his second shot landed about 6' from the back-located pin and ended up 1' off the back of the green. I have been trying to hit down more on my pitches and thought I struck a good, downward blow at about 80-85%, which hit the green about 8' to the left of the flag. With my usual favorites, the now-out-of-production Srixon AD333 (replaced by the $5 pricier Q-Stars, which I haven't tried yet), I am confident that ball would have checked up somewhat and stayed on the green, if not spun back a bit, and I would have had a putt of no more than 10'. The DT Solo ended up 15' behind the green in the rough. The pro even walked over to my ball mark to look at it and agreed with me when I said "that didn't bite at all, did it? The DT Solo was a found ball and I don't think I'll be buying any soon.
Pinnacle Gold vs. Srixon QStar vs. Titleist DTS Solo - Page 2
Golf Gear mentioned in this thread:
I've gone from the Pinnacle FX Softs - Pinnacle Gold Precision - now the new Pinnacle Golds (which are basically the old Precisions)
I still love the ball as much as I did the first time I hit one after finding one on the course. They feel great off the irons and that's what I use to judge. I can also stop these on one hop. Other balls I've tried.
Gamer V2 - Like the ball. Came off the driver nicely, better than the Pinnacle.
AD333 - Another one I like. Skinned up pretty easily though.
Q Star.- Just played a round last week with one. OK, not worth the upgrade in price from the AD333
Nike PD Soft - Nice ball. I could see playing with these.
Bridgestone E6 - Couldn't stand it.
NXT tour - I've played these twice. Terrible.
SoLo - I wasn't that impressed. If the newer models are softer those might be worth trying again.
Noodle Long and soft - Just wasn't the ball for me.
I've still got a couple boxes of Pinnacles right now. Any of the Likes I listed I could switch to other than the Q Stars (not worth it IMO)