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5 hours ago, colin007 said:

Is the Velocity even a 3 piece ball? Whatever it is, it's massively overpriced.

Edit: I guess I'm trying to say that the Velocity is a crap ball.

 

I used it for a couple of years and loved it. Then it seemed that Titleist changed it, since it didn't feel or perform the same. So, I dumped it. I don't know why manufacturers do that! I understand trying to make things better, but for what reason? Is this R&D, or the pencil pushers not liking the sales numbers?! 

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7 minutes ago, Buckeyebowman said:

I used it for a couple of years and loved it. Then it seemed that Titleist changed it, since it didn't feel or perform the same. So, I dumped it. I don't know why manufacturers do that! I understand trying to make things better, but for what reason? Is this R&D, or the pencil pushers not liking the sales numbers?! 

Maybe Marketing,,, "Our longest......"

John

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This time of year, I go for visibility.  Just picked up a sleeve of a ball I haven't played before to see how it goes.

Indoors:

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Outdoors:

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Noticed this on the box :-O:

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As a 68 year old 16 Hcp I play better with a soft feeling ball that has decent performance on the green.  I have played many of the premium tour level balls with no difference in final score than my surlyn softer golf balls.  I agree that a more talented golfer can do things with a tour ball that most of us cannot.   

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3 hours ago, Missouri Swede said:

This time of year, I go for visibility.  Just picked up a sleeve of a ball I haven't played before to see how it goes.

Indoors:

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Outdoors:

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Noticed this on the box :-O:

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That's a ball you could play in Michigan.   

I have seen Volvik balls that have faded.

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57 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

That's a ball you could play in Michigan.   

I have seen Volvik balls that have faded.

I played it today. I think could find it a little easier. 

 I’ve seen faded yellow balls of a variety of brands—found balls with one side faded, one side not, so I don’t think it’s unique to volvik. But yeah, the brighter the color, I expect more fading.

I just thought it was funny to include a warning about avoiding sun exposure for a ball for an outdoor sport. Maybe Scotland? Seattle?

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1 hour ago, Missouri Swede said:

I just thought it was funny to include a warning about avoiding sun exposure for a ball for an outdoor sport. Maybe Scotland? Seattle?

Just keep hitting it in the trees. Not much sunlight in there. 😉

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I picked up a couple dozen Srixon Z-stars on Amazon for $29.99/doz. I played a round with one a couple months ago and liked the feel. Soft around the green. 

So with 2 doz Chromesofts and 4 doz Z-stars, I don't think I have to worry next year unless I start playing some really bad golf.

 

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On 11/28/2019 at 11:43 PM, DrvFrShow said:

My suggestion: Find a quality 3 piece ball and buy a several boxes of them on sale. Check for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

Srixon Z-Star

Taylormade Project-a

Titleist Velocity

Callaway Chromesoft 

I'd agree with this. I always take advantage of the Srixon's and Project A's when they are on sale and load up. They are high quality, high performing balls that should suit most players.....  

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Bought 2 dozen Srixon Q Star Tour balls and have played 2 rounds with them.  Last Friday shot a 78 and this morning shot a 77. This morning shot a 43/44, made 5 pars.  The ball felt pretty good off the driver, a little longer, and performed pretty good in cooler and breezy conditions.  Felt pretty good off the putter and I seemed to putt pretty good with them.  These balls were at a good price of $19.99 a dozen...Hoping to play again this week an getting same results.

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