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Hey guys,

 

I've been playing Srixon Z-Star XV's now for about two years and I love the way they play. However I'm not able to get deals on them anymore and I'm looking for a ball that will have similar performance with more of a medium price range.

 

I'm looking for a medium price ball that will respond well to higher swing speeds and have lower spin off the tee ( My drives average 275+ yards, 7-iron distance is 175-180). Preferably it wouldn't sacrifice too much feel and spin around the greens, although I know there will be a bit of a change from the top of the line balls.

 

I've been thinking about trying Titleist Velocity, and the Bridgestone e-series. Don't know much about other medium price range balls.

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Have you tried services like lostgolfballs.com?  Their AAAAA rated balls are practically brand new.  

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Originally Posted by vasaribm View Post

Have you tried services like lostgolfballs.com?  Their AAAAA rated balls are practically brand new.  
Agreed. And also you can find some deals on the pre spin skin ones. Or some stores have buy 2 get one free.
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post #5 of 9
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Unfortunately I live in Canada so there is expensive shipping from Golfball.com. Good deal though. Also I'm not really interested in used balls

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Originally Posted by Jevko View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

I've been playing Srixon Z-Star XV's now for about two years and I love the way they play. However I'm not able to get deals on them anymore and I'm looking for a ball that will have similar performance with more of a medium price range.

 

I'm looking for a medium price ball that will respond well to higher swing speeds and have lower spin off the tee ( My drives average 275+ yards, 7-iron distance is 175-180). Preferably it wouldn't sacrifice too much feel and spin around the greens, although I know there will be a bit of a change from the top of the line balls.

 

I've been thinking about trying Titleist Velocity, and the Bridgestone e-series. Don't know much about other medium price range balls.

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

 

Why change?

 

I understand a desire/need to keep an eye on your golf budget, but you're a pretty good player, so you don't lose a lot of balls.  At best, if you find a ball that's $12 a box cheaper than what you're playing now, you save a buck a ball.  That probably translates to about a buck per round of golf over the long haul.  Given that you really love the Z-Star, is it really worth a dollar per round to give that up? 

 

Keep on the lookout for "past generation" or logo over-run balls at your local golf stores, or on-line too.....neither of those will affect your playability in the slightest.  But my recommendation is that you play the ball that you like and in which you have confidence.  Find the buck somewhere else.....

 

:-)

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Unfortunately I live in Canada so there is expensive shipping from Golfball.com. Good deal though. Also I'm not really interested in used balls

I live in Canada too so I hear ya about the shipping rapes of the US based companies. :censored: You'd think they'd want our business but apparently not.

 

I buy all my golf balls in mint quality at Knetgolf.com, Canadian based company. I usually buy 5dz at a time and shipping is $9.99 on the 5dz. Once you're in their database they send you discount codes (usually 15% but occasionally 25%) by email every 6 weeks or so. Everytime I get one of those emails I check my supply and if I'm getting low I order another 5dz. Sometimes the discount will be for 15% on all Titleist balls, but when you read the fine print you'll see that the discount is applicable to any brand.

 

Always buy mint or one step lower (I think that's AAAAA with knetgolf) and NEVER buy refinished or refurbished.

 

Never had an issue and always have a huge supply of my preferred ball.

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Originally Posted by Jevko View Post
 

Unfortunately I live in Canada so there is expensive shipping from Golfball.com. Good deal though. Also I'm not really interested in used balls

I live in Canada too so I hear ya about the shipping rapes of the US based companies. :censored: You'd think they'd want our business but apparently not.

 

I buy all my golf balls in mint quality at Knetgolf.com, Canadian based company. I usually buy 5dz at a time and shipping is $9.99 on the 5dz. Once you're in their database they send you discount codes (usually 15% but occasionally 25%) by email every 6 weeks or so. Everytime I get one of those emails I check my supply and if I'm getting low I order another 5dz. Sometimes the discount will be for 15% on all Titleist balls, but when you read the fine print you'll see that the discount is applicable to any brand.

 

Always buy mint or one step lower (I think that's AAAAA with knetgolf) and NEVER buy refinished or refurbished.

 

Never had an issue and always have a huge supply of my preferred ball.

The rates are "rapes" both ways.  I don't get it.  Montreal is much closer to Boston than Hawaii, but shipping to Maui is cheaper!

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The rates are "rapes" both ways.  I don't get it.  Montreal is much closer to Boston than Hawaii, but shipping to Maui is cheaper!
I hear ya. So I just ship to a place in the states that is close and whenever we go down for some golf or shopping I pick them up. Do the same with clubs
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