Originally Posted by whatwoodtigerdo
That picture doesn't prove much about the ball. I can do that with any ball if the green is soft enough because I come in high
. Speaking of greens, I imagine that one has seen better days.
I played on a course today that greens were hard as a rock. I hit 3 greens in the middle that rolled off the back with high soaring irons. Are you trying to tell me that this ball will hold that green without any spin on the ball from me.
That is true. Hence why I called it an example. And yes, that green was pretty messed up. I still sunk the putt for birdie, but my ball did move off axis due to that crap. Wasn't a great course.
I don't know if you could hold more greens because I am not there to see your swing (striking down on the ball to create more backspin) and I don't know your launch angles, but I know that I can hold more greens now. I sometimes hit anti spin distance balls (Pinnacle Gold, Callaway X Hot, Titleist Velocity) when I am not hitting as straight as desired off the tee box and I hit the middle of the greens and bounce and roll off the back no matter how soft it is (although it can be really soft and my argument is refuted).
I seem to tend to hit mid-back of the green on my shots to the green (not including chipping), so having that stopping action of these Titleist balls have helped my game tremendously.
I wish I had more pics to send to you to further support my claim here (I did have quite a few more examples from 2 different courses), but I was there to play golf (and break 90) and not to practice my photography skills. Another example for you: Par 3 151 yds no wind 8 iron landed about 4 ft directly behind the pin (I thought I was going to hole-in-one it!!), rolled out about the same distance pictured earlier (8" or so) and left me with a 5 ft putt for a birdie.
If you aren't striking the ball properly creating a desired spin to hold the green, you won't stick it no matter what ball you are using. Remember, it's just a golf ball. Some are designed to do certain things more so than others, but it's just a ball. How you strike it means much more than the core, layers, cover, dimples, etc.