First let me start off by saying I know alot of people like this ball. I am not slamming it, just giving my experience. No one likes a good ball for less money more than me. Found them at Dick's two dozen for $30 and I had a $10 off coupon so I figured what the heck I will give them a try. Also read a good review on them in golf digest. Off the tee with my driver I lost 20-30 yrds, I needed proof of this so I gave a friend one to try. He regularly out drives me by the same 20-30 yards, I out drove him on 6 straight holes. He changed back to his regular ball and out drove me the rest of the day (not exactly scientific I know). With my irons I had to go up a club on every shot while using the gamers. Never really liked Top-Flite balls and these just aren't for me. Anyone else noticed a loss of yardage with these ?
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You made me glad I didn't buy those like I was thinking about when I went up to Dick's Thursday. I went looking for the gamer v2's or whatever I had read about but they didn't have those. Ended up not buying any golf balls because I didn't want to take a chance on something I hadn't heard about.
I hit a couple of what seemed like normal distance drives with it, but then my driver distances vary a lot anyway so I wouldn't necessarily notice the difference with a small sample.
Didn't like it enough to want to run out and buy a box or anything like that but I thought it was surprisingly okay.
BTW about that same time I played a round with a Calloway tour ball that I found (not even sure which one) and hit some of the longest drives I've hit in several years that day. My playing partner even joked that I needed to go to the store and buy a box of them.
Pretty sure that I was just having a good day.
I played them most of last season and found that they were long, but not Gamer V2 long (for my 85-90SS). Where the Gamer Tour excels is around the greens with plenty of spin for my game. Also, when I say "not Gamer V2 long" I mean an average of about 5-6 yards shorter off the tee - still very respectable. If you are looking for another relatively inexpensive urethene ball to try I would recommend the Maxfli U/3 which is one of the longest balls I have hit, very durable, but a touch less spin than the GT.
I played the Gamer V2 before Dick's bought Top Flite. I haven't personally played the Gamer Tour but a couple of guys I know have. They are raving about this ball and claim it to be the best thing since sliced bread. As much as I liked the old Gamer V2, I have been thinking about trying the Gamer Tour..
This time of year (in Ohio anyway) the leaves start falling and even a decent tee ball can stray a little off the fairway and NOT be found. I hate losing my ProV1's unnecessarily, so I always buy 'cheaper' balls this time of year... at least to hit off the tee on par 4 and 5 holes. Yesterday I bought 2 boxes of Gamer Tour balls on the advice of the kid in the golf dept. at Dick's. I'm playing at the Grizzly Course today and look forward to trying them. Never was a Top Flite fan, but these are supposed to be pretty decent balls with a good amount of spin off the wedge shots. We'll see... maybe I'll comment later. BTW, I paid $35 for 2 boxes, so the price is great.