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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

This is my first post here and i hope to get a lot of answers for the questions that i have. So i live in the North Eastern part of texas where i work for the next year and get to go back to Arizona. I found that the big brand demo days dont ever seem to make there way out here and i am trying to find a new golf ball. I have been using the nike 20XI-S and tried to move to the 20XI-X to cut the spin out of it. I am one of the few players out there that are left handed, and while it is hard to get clubs i dont want to make it hard to find a new golf ball. I am looking for something with great penetrating distance with low spin. If it helps my swing speed is right around 104-109 depending on the day. I see there are a lot of new golf balls out for 2013 so i hope someone can help me out. sorry to be so long but definately just wanted to get this out of the way.

post #2 of 17
I just got the new Nike Vapors, but I live in OH so you'll have to wait another month for my review....
post #3 of 17
Where at in Texas are you at? I'm from Childress which is north east, and I'm only an hour away from there still. I game the callaway hex black and occasionally pinnacle golds. I can't tell a huge difference with some balls except the really soft ones. I hate those for short game.
post #4 of 17

Find a place that sells used golf balls. Try a few different ball types and then come to an informed decision.

post #5 of 17

Normally I get the Pro-V1x practice balls or X-outs, but I am thinking of giving the 20XI's a try, for the S versions do they have a lot of side spin off the drivers? Or just a lot of spin off the wedges and irons? I'll get a box and let you know how the Pro V1's compare.

 

What I usually do is just buy a sleeve at the course if they have good deals, and if you like the ball you can get a dozen.

post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 

I am in texarkana and i play the hank haney golf ranch here. Really nutty course, but really fun. I had recently gone to my local golf shop and hit some practice balls with a different shaft, fujikura motore f1 which is just ordered for my 10.5 callaway x hot driver. i realized that my data was not as on as i assumed that it was, because my swing speed is 110-115 and i drive the ball straight and 280-290 yrds, so the ball that i would want would be something with low spin and mid-high ball flight. have you ever expiremented with the bridgestone e7? the guys i spoke with from bridgestone recomended it.

post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 

The 20XI-S have a lot of spin all around. if you are looking for a ball that will not stop rolling when it hits the fairway as well as incredible amounts of spin around the greens then that is your ball. I have a friend that hits really high and has about 500 side spin and he threw the ball at me when he found it because it made his drive a 100 times worse, didnt know he had a lot of spin. I appologize for not getting back sooner. Internet went out.

post #8 of 17

I like the titleist nxt tour. Travels well and not as as much back spin as the pro v. I don't worry so much about distance as how it reacts to the green. A short chip with a pro v will check, hit it harder and it will check more, you end up with the same distance, meaning to control the ball you have to get all fancy with the face of the club. It get more complicated, at this point I'm trying to keep it simple.

post #9 of 17

Well I did make the mistake of thinking I was man enough for PRO V1's, but guess what, I'm back to Wison StaffDX3 balls. Used on on Friday and didnt lose it all round. Still hit some fugly shots just was able to find them just in the second cut rough/bush. I will be gaming these for some time now 

post #10 of 17

Nothing comes close to Pro v'1 or x's, ive tried them all of the top balls and I always find myself coming back to the Pro V range

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by RetroJFrancisco View Post

Nothing comes close to Pro v'1 or x's

Actually there's quite a few balls that are similar
post #12 of 17
The new Lethal ball is pretty damn good.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post


Actually there's quite a few balls that are similar

Not in my experience.

post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by RetroJFrancisco View Post

Not in my experience.


You're right... The Penta/Lethal is a better ball.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post


You're right... The Penta/Lethal is a better ball.

I've been playing the TP3 lately (just cause I'm trying a bunch of different ones out and they were on sale) and so far I really like it.  It's noticeably less spinny on the greens (I don't ever back up a ball on the greens with these, but then again how often do I really need to do that?) but its plenty soft enough off the putter and I really have no qualms at all.  I also did just buy a box of TP5, also cuz they were on sale .. haven't had a chance to play them yet. :)

post #16 of 17
If you like the TP3 you'll love the TP5. It's a wonderful ball.
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 

isnt the TP3 slightly softer than the TP5? I have to retry the Lethal balls, my shaft is now not stiff enough for my swing and it is flexing way to much on the down swing. Should get good in a couple of days when my white board shaft gets here.

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