Each year I seem to fall into my annual process of testing the newest mid-level balls (approximately $20-35) to find my "gamer" for that year. This year was no exception. At this point my wallet and handicap don't call for a tour ball and I can't seem to put them in the fairway to begin with. This Spring, based on reviews, I decided to buy and test the Top Flite Gamer, Bridgestone e6, Srixon Q-Star, and Nike Vapor Blacks.
All are obviously great balls although I didn't like the feel of the Q-Star at all. The Bridgestone was incredibly straight but when I wanted/need to work the ball it all fell apart for me. I either couldn't get ball to draw at all or I would hook it OB. There was no happy medium for me.
My best results came from the Gamers and the Vapor Blacks. Both balls were equally long and extrememly straight. The Vapors allowed me to work the ball a little more while the Gamers had a little more spin around the greens. I'd play either of these balls anytime without any hesitation whatsoever. My question is whether others have had comparable experiences with the Nikes? The Gamers get a lot of pub as being one of the best, affordable balls out there while the Nike Vapor Blacks seem to be a little overlooked. Thoughts?