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I have been buying used balls in bulk up until now.  But I believe I have gotten to the point in my game where I need to pick one ball and stay with it.  But I don't know what ball to pick.  I have a swing speed between 95 & 100 and hit a Cobra AMP Cell 11.5* about 190-220 yds.  And my shots are high.  I did have a horrible slice, but since I bought the Cobra it has changed to a fade. 

Any suggestions?

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Originally Posted by cnl390 View Post

I have been buying used balls in bulk up until now.  But I believe I have gotten to the point in my game where I need to pick one ball and stay with it.  But I don't know what ball to pick.  I have a swing speed between 95 & 100 and hit a Cobra AMP Cell 11.5* about 190-220 yds.  And my shots are high.  I did have a horrible slice, but since I bought the Cobra it has changed to a fade. 
Any suggestions?

Costco. Callaway hex control are what I like to use, now.
post #3 of 10

Callaway Chrome $30

 

Srixon Z-Star $30

 

Srixon Q-Star $25

 

Bridgestone E-6 $25

 

and for a few dollars more -- Bridgestone RX300 $43

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Qstar is a great ball! Can find them on sale for 19.00
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Qstar is a great ball! Can find them on sale for 19.00

The under $20 ones I've seen are the older model. New ones are supposed to spin better. Stripe on box is off-center on new ones.

 

Both good balls.

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Q Star

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Titleist Velocity, not sure how I missed it but I found one on the course about a month ago and it's all I use now. Feels good all over the course.

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I personally have been rocking Bridgestone for the most part this season. If your fade doesn't bother you and you aren't slicing it, you probably don't need the e6. 

 

Maybe give the e7 a whirl to see if it'll give you a little more distance.

 

Tried the Q-Star and unfortunately wasn't very impressed.

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I like most of the top line makers-Bridgestone, Titleist, and Srixon. I don't know if Noodle is considered top line but I like them. Honestly, my score doesn't change much whether I play a Noodle or a ProV1. In feel though, I like the better balls better. The Bridgestone 300 RX is my current favorite, followed by the ProV1. I also like the Titleist SoLo in a lower priced ball. I have yet to try the Top Flite Gamers-but a lot of folks swear by them in that price range. You probably have a favorite from your experience buying those bulk used balls. You could probably buy just your favorite from the same source and occasionally pick up a dozen of new ones for "serious" play. You may be better than me, but for me the difference in a quality used one and a new one is probably less than a stroke per round. The confidence inspired by placing that shiny new ProV on the tee is offset by the fear of seeing it hit the lake on the fly, LOL!
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Originally Posted by cnl390 View Post

I have been buying used balls in bulk up until now.  But I believe I have gotten to the point in my game where I need to pick one ball and stay with it.  But I don't know what ball to pick.  I have a swing speed between 95 & 100 and hit a Cobra AMP Cell 11.5* about 190-220 yds.  And my shots are high.  I did have a horrible slice, but since I bought the Cobra it has changed to a fade. 

Any suggestions?

 

Hmm.   You are right about your high ball flight.   With your swing speed, you should have much longer drives.   For comparison, I have 93 swing speed (9.5 driver loft) and a solid hit will go 240-250 yards.  Looks like you can benefit from lower trajectory golf balls.   Good news is, it is easy to pick one as most "tour" balls fall into this category.   Bad news is they are expensive and come with more spin which may not help.   Without knowing more about your golf playing skill/level/tendency, I hate to recommend a specific ball.  Try going with an all around ball and fix your launch angle.  Until you can fix your launch angle, avoid high trajectory balls - most cheap balls are in this category, e.g TopFlite XL distance.

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