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post #19 of 33

this reminds me of a question I had recently.  I was playing with a guy that would hit a distance ball off the tee,  then for the 2nd or 3rd shot,  would change balls to a softer ball.  I told him he should play the same ball throughtout the hole. What do you guys say?

post #20 of 33
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Originally Posted by StBarnard View Post

this reminds me of a question I had recently.  I was playing with a guy that would hit a distance ball off the tee,  then for the 2nd or 3rd shot,  would change balls to a softer ball.  I told him he should play the same ball throughtout the hole. What do you guys say?
not only should he play the same ball, he HAS to!!! ok, if he hits it OB, in a lake, provisional, or does anything else with the original than it's another story. but other than that same hole=same ball
post #21 of 33
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this reminds me of a question I had recently.  I was playing with a guy that would hit a distance ball off the tee,  then for the 2nd or 3rd shot,  would change balls to a softer ball.  I told him he should play the same ball throughtout the hole. What do you guys say?

 

@TheKaizer is right.  Rule 15 applies.....

post #22 of 33
Since everything else in this game is opposite of what I think, I would like to ask an obvious question. If you used a ball with max action, would it not point out the swing flaw instead of masking it? Would that not be a more illuminating situation that would/should result in faster resolution? Would the end result of this idea be a game with pro characteristics overall, especially the short game?
post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by Crushed View Post

That seems like a hacker ball, but I'll still try it. 80% of my drives are straight. I found that my miss hits stayed on the course with that Soft Feel ball but traveled out of bounds with other balls. Looking for a higher end ball that does the same off the driver.

 

 

 

No ball is going to take away those big misses. That is totally your swing. 

 

Some balls do spin less than others, but it wont change the spin axis tilt you put on a ball from a mishit. In the end, every ball can be hooked or sliced. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by trickyputt View Post

Since everything else in this game is opposite of what I think, I would like to ask an obvious question. If you used a ball with max action, would it not point out the swing flaw instead of masking it? 

 

I will assume by max action you mean a premium golf ball that can spin back towards you on short iron and wedge shots. 

 

Also the primary difference between premium and non-premium golf balls is the cover. Premium golf balls use Urethane. This interacts more on wedge shots and iron shots. With the driver, the core of the ball is more important. This is why non-premium golf balls spin nearly the same as premium golf balls. The cover has little to do with the spin rate when struck with the driver. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by trickyputt View Post

Would that not be a more illuminating situation that would/should result in faster resolution? Would the end result of this idea be a game with pro characteristics overall, especially the short game?

 

As for this. I have no fricken clue what you are talking about. 

post #24 of 33
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As for this. I have no fricken clue what you are talking about. 

 

I think he is saying the more spinny ball will reveal more about what's wrong with a long game ... based on spin;

 

and playing with a urethane ball will get you accustomed to more spin...

 

Don't know about either of those ... a high MOI driver will hide faults even if you use a tour ball. I think faults show up, but not to the extreme in a "straighter" ball.

 

As to the short game aspects, I play around with range balls at the ... um ... range, and hit 10-60 yrd shots, and have no issues with creativity. I think it's more challenging to get one of those balls to stop. But it's always good to throw in your gamer ball when no one else is around the green.

post #25 of 33

This is a bit of both worlds really.

Your looking for a soft feel ball like the proV1 

but you would like a less spinning ball what is more like

a game improvement ball.

 

 

You should look at youtube the movie when rory and tiger play together

the have a nice conversation about balls and spin.

 

my personal opinion is that we are not constant enough to notice the difference in amount off spin a ball has after a drive.

post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by Crushed View Post
 and those balls are for beginners.

So what?

 

I would be choosing a ball based on how I score, not whether the box tells me it is a beginner or pro ball.

 

Ignore the branding and choose what plays best.

 

 

Same goes for clubs, play what suits you, not what advertising tells you is best

post #27 of 33

BELIEVE me when I tell you, Since I started playing when I was 12 ( I am now 49 ) I have just about tried them all in 1 form or another, Me personally kept coming back to the Pro V1 and Pro V1X series.

Because they flat out perform for me .

With other's you will find Bridgestone , Nike ,Srixon, and countless others and for the people that play them they are the perfect ball.

My suggestion is settle on a ball then buy some grade A bals from a website and practice ONLY with the brand you have chosen.

Each brand reacts differently to each person, I am currently playing to a 9 and will be a 1 or 2 this same time next year, Only reason i'm not there now is 4 knee operations on the same knee in 5 years including 2 total replacements and an infection that put me in the hospital for 9 day's ( Yes I am playing the sympathy card and will take all I can get ).

I settled on the Pro V1 series because for me I can rely on 2 things 1) Consistent distance and 2) Work ability around the greens,

IMHO if you can decide on a ball that does those 2 things for you.....You have found your ball.

post #28 of 33
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this reminds me of a question I had recently.  I was playing with a guy that would hit a distance ball off the tee,  then for the 2nd or 3rd shot,  would change balls to a softer ball.  I told him he should play the same ball throughtout the hole. What do you guys say?
I decided earlier this year that the only tournaments I will ever play in are scrambles. Therefore I decided golf was expensive enough as it is, so I play any cheap ball off the tee (except par 3's) and my Z-stars for the 2nd shot till holing the ball. I play for entertainment purposes only and will play this way in scrambles. I see no need to play an expensive ball off the tee unless I decide I will start playing stroke play events. There is always going to be rules a nazi that takes a stroke and distance penalty on a crowded course on a Saturday morning but I say screw them. I'll get off soapbox...this is getting off topic quickly.
post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by StBarnard View Post

this reminds me of a question I had recently.  I was playing with a guy that would hit a distance ball off the tee,  then for the 2nd or 3rd shot,  would change balls to a softer ball.  I told him he should play the same ball throughtout the hole. What do you guys say?

When I'm playing a round for fun (ie nothing on the line), I'll often hit a cheaper ball off the tee if I have a chance to lose it. Then I''ll place my normal ball in it's spot. I tell my partners that I'm going to cheat. If we play for money, then I play golf and that means by the rules. I save a lot of money this way. I have a lot of cheap balls.
post #30 of 33

If you Woot! they have ProV1 and ProV1x today - for $15.99/doz, refinished.

 

I've only ever bought used/refinished to settle some stupid bets, not the play them - but if you like them is seems like a decent deal.

 

http://www.woot.com/offers/titleist-pro-v1-or-v1x-golf-balls12pk-36?utm_source=Daily+Digest&utm_campaign=22cde8f4d8-Daily+Digest+-+20141106+-+Woot&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5ca76da11-22cde8f4d8-279381206#tracked

post #31 of 33
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Originally Posted by Wally Fairway View Post

If you Woot! they have ProV1 and ProV1x today - for $15.99/doz, refinished.

I've only ever bought used/refinished to settle some stupid bets, not the play them - but if you like them is seems like a decent deal.

http://www.woot.com/offers/titleist-pro-v1-or-v1x-golf-balls12pk-36?utm_source=Daily+Digest&utm_campaign=22cde8f4d8-Daily+Digest+-+20141106+-+Woot&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5ca76da11-22cde8f4d8-279381206#tracked

Really cheap!

Too bad I currently have over a years supply.

Btw, what kind of bets?
post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by Wally Fairway View Post

If you Woot! they have ProV1 and ProV1x today - for $15.99/doz, refinished.

I've only ever bought used/refinished to settle some stupid bets, not the play them - but if you like them is seems like a decent deal.

http://www.woot.com/offers/titleist-pro-v1-or-v1x-golf-balls12pk-36?utm_source=Daily+Digest&utm_campaign=22cde8f4d8-Daily+Digest+-+20141106+-+Woot&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5ca76da11-22cde8f4d8-279381206#tracked

Really cheap!

Too bad I currently have over a years supply.

Btw, what kind of bets?
I cannot resist! How many golfballs are a year supply? Because I hit the ball so far and so accurately I usually need more than 3. What about you?
post #33 of 33
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I cannot resist! How many golfballs are a year supply? Because I hit the ball so far and so accurately I usually need more than 3. What about you?

 

LOL. I hit so short and straight, that I never lose them. :-D

 

Okay, I have over 5-6 dozen ProV1/x balls in my garage. Some new in the box, some used, some refurbished. Guessing this is more than a year. They start to get tired looking after 4 rounds or so on my public courses. Then there are the many dozens of non-proV1/X balls.

 

Last time I was at one of those tough courses, I brought a dozen throw away balls with me for the tee shots and used 2. At Goose Creek, I brought a whole bunch and we ended up hitting them into the water and spraying them all over for fun.

 

I probably have more than a years supply of balls in my garage. I got used to finding and saving balls for my hitting cage, but have too many at this point (220+).

 

It seems like every week I play I find 6 balls or more, as well.

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