Before you yell Pro V1 at me, read my explanation of my game first.
I am 22, played baseball for 16 years and decided to take up golf 4 years ago. I started playing seriously about 2.5-3 years ago while I was in college and finally got my mechanics down about 8 months ago when I broke down and got some quality lessons from a respected golf pro in my area. My swing speed with my driver is 107 mph avg. I now play in the mid 90's on avg (low 90's on great days, 100-105 on awful days). The issue for me has always been and continues to be getting off the tee box. I have great distance (driver 275+/ 250 on a mishit, 250-275 with a 3 wood) but I have a difficult time controlling the ball with the long sticks. I either hit it beautifully, or it's a hook into the trees or creek. Because of this, I often have to take drops and consequently ruins my score. My irons are either there or they're not. 15/18 holes they are there. My irons have a pretty, straight flight and I stick greens pretty often 160 and in. I would rather have the feel around the greens and continue to stick greens than get off the tee box 300+ yds. (Drive for show, putt for doe!) I also don't like my ball to feel like a rock (Pinnacle Gold) when I hit it. That's why I don't care for the 4 piece balls like a Pro V1x.
The balls I play most is the Nike PD Soft, but it is a 2 piece balls and I was recently told with my swing speed, I should use a 3 piece ball. The problem with the 3 piece ball is the cost. I'm still a college student and I don't want to spend $27 on a box of 12 e6's if I loose 5-10 balls a round... However, if I could find a ball that doesn't have so much action off the tee box, I might be able to keep more balls and the cost wouldn't affect me nearly as bad. I understand that Titleist make the best stuff out there, but I'm not going to spend $45-$50 on a box of balls. I have tried the Srixon Q Star before, but it was years ago when I was awful (120's player and 15 mph swing speed less) so I didn't really care for them at all. I have tried the e6 once before and I don't remember it much as I lost it pretty quickly after I found it. Same goes to the Pro V1 and Hex Tour. Some days (very rarely) I only loose 3 balls. Some days it's a box and half. What ball do you recommend to give me less action off the tee box but great feel around the greens? Also, with my swing speed, do you recommend a 3 layer ball for less compression? What about the cover material? Core material? HELP!