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2 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

Snell and Vice are both good direct to buyer options, coming in under 30 bucks a dozen when you buy 5 or more dozen, with performance and feel similar to the big dogs (ProV, Calaway, TP5 etc.).

For the future, there is a separate section of the forum dedicated to equipment, which a club section and an accessory section where balls would fall under. A mod may move this, so if you can't find it, that's where it went.

Thanks. I’m new to this, so I appreciate the tip.

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I'm still using my old gutta perchas until they're gone...

Depends on what the grand kids give me for Christmas. That becomes my new favorite ball.

Ive been a ProV1x player forever, but I started playing the Snell MTB-X last summer and doubt Im going back. I don't notice any difference between the balls on full shots, but the Snell is nearly half

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1 minute ago, Pinger said:

Thanks. I’m new to this, so I appreciate the tip.

No prob. Always good to have someone new, and I only found this site last year. Welcome, and I hope you find it well here. Plenty of information and some great conversation.

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Just now, Bonvivant said:

No prob. Always good to have someone new, and I only found this site last year. Welcome, and I hope you find it well here. Plenty of information and some great conversation.

Thanks. Any talk,about golf is fun, especially now while I am stuck inside.

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2 hours ago, Osnola said:

Callaway SuperSoft...been my go to ball for about 3 years...

I haven’t tried it but like the chrome soft with the bright markings.

4 minutes ago, Slim_Pivot said:

PRO V1x

I assume you have strong swing speed to use the x?

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9 minutes ago, Pinger said:

I assume you have strong swing speed to use the x?

I have used other brands in the past. I like Titleist durability. I could also get some weird change in iron distance with some high spin balls.

I have never had to worry about sucking my irons and wedges off of greens. (I don’t smash 9 irons 110%, that’s goofy.) I’ve historically hit my irons a tad low.

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The X goes higher and spins a tad more with irons. That is fine with me. I see most difference in mid irons.

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2 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I have a frugal friend in LA who buys Titleist X- out practice balls and uses them on the course.

The x outs aren’t legal for tournament play, but the practice balls are. The x outs DO have potential for performance issues, unlike the practice balls. 

But I get it. 

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24 minutes ago, ncates00 said:

The x outs aren’t legal for tournament play, but the practice balls are. The x outs DO have potential for performance issues, unlike the practice balls. 

But I get it. 

Interesting.  I think my friend has more performance issues himself than the golf balls he uses. Doesn't play in tournaments.

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11 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

The MTB Black is on par (or on birdie) with the Pro V1.

Well the same guy developed both. 😀

Snell MTB Black

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10 hours ago, Slim_Pivot said:

I have used other brands in the past. I like Titleist durability. I could also get some weird change in iron distance with some high spin balls.

I have never had to worry about sucking my irons and wedges off of greens. (I don’t smash 9 irons 110%, that’s goofy.) I’ve historically hit my irons a tad low.

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The X goes higher and spins a tad more with irons. That is fine with me. I see most difference in mid irons.

I guess things changed over time. Originally, the x was supposed to feel harder, launch higher and spin less and it was suggested it was for swings in excess of 110 mph. I remember announcers talked about it with Greg Norman, who switched because he was backing up the Pro V’s off of greens they were spinning so much, while the x came in high and stopped.

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1 hour ago, Pinger said:

I guess things changed over time. Originally, the x was supposed to feel harder, launch higher and spin less and it was suggested it was for swings in excess of 110 mph. I remember announcers talked about it with Greg Norman, who switched because he was backing up the Pro V’s off of greens they were spinning so much, while the x came in high and stopped.

 

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1 hour ago, Pinger said:

I guess things changed over time. Originally, the x was supposed to feel harder, launch higher and spin less and it was suggested it was for swings in excess of 110 mph. I remember announcers talked about it with Greg Norman, who switched because he was backing up the Pro V’s off of greens they were spinning so much, while the x came in high and stopped.

The recommendation had more to do with the decrease in spin. The V1x originally was the slightly firmer ball, so it always had higher ball speeds… it just might not have performed the best given the spin characteristics.

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13 hours ago, Pinger said:

I assume you have strong swing speed to use the x?

What does this have to do with anything?  We're not talking about a 80g xxx stiff shaft and a head 4* of loft here.  Read up on what the golf ball offers; it's not about swing speed.

2 hours ago, Pinger said:

Originally, the x was supposed to feel harder, launch higher and spin less and it was suggested it was for swings in excess of 110 mph.

No.  It's about flight preference.  A harder ball gives you more ball speed.  Who doesn't want that?  Nowadays, both the v and the x are very similar in terms of ball speed, but spin and feel are a little different.  Nonetheless, the idea that swing speed determines the ball is nonsense.  It's about achieving the launch characteristics that fit what you want.  A slower speed player with higher spin loft can benefit from the reduction in spin.  Also, a faster speed player with lower spin loft may want a spinnier ball (Tiger's ball is VERY spinny).  

It's about the individual, not some overbroad generalization.

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I either go Bridgestone e6 or Volvik vivid orange. I will also use any of the Marvel Volviks if I’m swinging well lol. I haven’t bought any of the TP5s yet but want to try them. 

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For me many different balls ...I seem to change every so often ..had a period where I only played Bridgestone e6 ....then tired Wilson duo and had some great rounds so kept playing them for club comps .... when I practice play I hit many different balls sometimes I'll play 9 holes tee off with 2-3 different balls ...great way to compare balls 

After losing many Doz Golf balls at Natadola Fiji hard GC... I have just purchased 50x Taylormade tour preferred x balls ...might try and only play these for the next several months (once out of lockdown)

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38 minutes ago, NZ Golfer said:

For me many different balls ...I seem to change every so often ..had a period where I only played Bridgestone e6 ....then tired Wilson duo and had some great rounds so kept playing them for club comps .... when I practice play I hit many different balls sometimes I'll play 9 holes tee off with 2-3 different balls ...great way to compare balls 

After losing many Doz Golf balls at Natadola Fiji hard GC... I have just purchased 50x Taylormade tour preferred x balls ...might try and only play these for the next several months (once out of lockdown)

Sounds good. I hope we get to play before summer. Everything is closed until May 5 and probably longer if numbers keep going up.

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I switched to Bridgestone Tour B RXS from ProV1’s a couple of years ago.  They’re a little longer for me and still work well for me around the green.

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