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Tell us why?  I don't play them, I switched years ago and currently play the Srixon Z-Star, primarily due to off the charts durability with equal spin and distance when compared to the ProV line.  The Titleist just shred too much, and i hate playing a ball with marks all over it, even in a casual round.  So, if you do... why do you look past the #1 ball in golf?  This is not a Titleist marketing/price/etc bashing thread, I'm genuinely interested in hearing comstructively from other non Titlest users. Cheers from Indy, where it's in the 30's today - and that has nothing to do with the front nine.
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Originally Posted by Bryan SD2

Tell us why?  I don't play them, I switched years ago and currently play the Srixon Z-Star, primarily due to off the charts durability with equal spin and distance when compared to the ProV line.  The Titleist just shred too much, and i hate playing a ball with marks all over it, even in a casual round.  So, if you do... why do you look past the #1 ball in golf?

This is not a Titleist marketing/price/etc bashing thread, I'm genuinely interested in hearing comstructively from other non Titlest users. Cheers from Indy, where it's in the 30's today - and that has nothing to do with the front nine.

My typical drive is beyond the range of my eyesight and sometimes a drive leaks to an adjacent fairway. I don't like arguing with people and nobody else ever seems to be playing a Wilson Staff or a Top Flite.

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I use the Taylor Made Penta. It seems to be just a tad longer than the ProV1 (maybe between the ProV1X and the ProV1), but with ProV1 spin.

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This thread had me still thinking about it after posting.

Why don't I use a ball that's > $50 a dozen? Why don't I play the best courses? Why didnt I buy the Turbo? Why don't I switch wedges and driver every year? Okay, ebay specials don't count. Why don't I spend my winters traveling to play golf in AZ or CA every other weekend? At some point enough is enough. They're just too frigging expensive. The end!

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I actually always tried everything than a Titleist because when I first started I couldn't justify paying so much for a dozen balls. The proV1's that I've found have never impressed me all that much.

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Too many other balls that are a better value and perform as well for me. Have been playing the Z Star since early 2010 and think it's one of the best all around balls I have personally ever played but am very disappointed that Srixon has raised the price on the Z Star's this year to equal the Pro V series at $45.99. May be going back to the Penta as I feel it is also an excellent ball and I can get them off the shelf for $39.99. Have been really trying to like the Bridgestone B-330RX but it just isn't working it's way into bag. $40.00 is my price point right now. Would pay $75.00 for a dozen if the gave me an extra 20 yards, had the durability of the Z Star, and the spin of a Penta.
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In the past, NXT tour was my go to, with maybe some pro VX's for a big round. I started buying other balls last year when I started finding deals on premium balls. I agree with above poster, I'm trying to like the 330RX, but it just isn't doing it for me. I've got some Penta's that seem nice so far, really like the feel around the green, even more than the ProV's.

Golf Town here in Mass has a grand opening special on yellow z stars for $19 a dozen. Hope I like them, I've stocked up for the year

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This thread had me still thinking about it after posting.

Why don't I use a ball that's > $50 a dozen? Why don't I play the best courses? Why didnt I buy the Turbo? Why don't I switch wedges and driver every year? Okay, ebay specials don't count. Why don't I spend my winters traveling to play golf in AZ or CA every other weekend? At some point enough is enough. They're just too frigging expensive. The end!

I hear you. I've had two drivers in 16 years, the current one being on sale for $100 at Dicks and I had a $50 gift card from coaching 12u girls softball. My irons are from 1995, and the Cameron I bought used about 5 years ago - its a 2001 model. The putter before that? In the bag since 1986. Last four rounds are two 78's, an 80 and an 81 though...

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I dont play Titleist balls anymore simply because theres better stuff out there and they are overpriced.  Give me anything Bridgestone or Srixon over anyting Titleist any day!  Nothing against anyone who chooses to play Titleists, I simply choose to base my equipment selections based upon personal experience instead of marketing and tour presence.

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I like my Noodles that I get 3 dozen for $40CAD.  I got a dozen ProV1 for Christmas that I'm looking forward to trying to see if I can tell the difference; I won't be buying more once they're gone.  Almost $5 a ball is just far too much for me.

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I'd say wait until you're striping the ball. They really are a splendid ball if you're swing is on. I've played a found Pro V1 here and there and made some approach shots that I really have no business making. I don't buy them for ecnomic reasons, not because they're not a great product.



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I like my Noodles that I get 3 dozen for $40CAD.  I got a dozen ProV1 for Christmas that I'm looking forward to trying to see if I can tell the difference; I won't be buying more once they're gone.  Almost $5 a ball is just far too much for me.



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Well the point is ...... the Titleist balls are consistent in quality, and it doesn't matter if weare talking about the DT Solo, NXT Tour or Pro V1(x) ...... to me that means ..... if I play a new DT Solo today it is the same ball I play when buying a box 6 months later.

To me it looks the competition is less consistent......

But I bought a few dozen of the B330RX the other day and they are not really much less than the Pro V1x but were priced a lot better.

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I've never found a lack of consistency with any ball manufacturer.  Titleist is a solid product, and they're made in the US (only ball I can think of-besides Pinnacle-that is), there are just better/equal performing options at much lower price points.  ProV1 is great, but I get equal performance from a TP Black at $30/box.  NXT Tour ($30/box) is a good ball, but so are a bunch of options that come in at $20-$25/box.  The DT series is probably the best value for performance from Titleist, if I'm playing a wet/soft course the DTs work great, and very durable, so I don't mind paying a few dollars more vs a competitor.

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Well the point is ...... the Titleist balls are consistent in quality, and it doesn't matter if weare talking about the DT Solo, NXT Tour or Pro V1(x) ...... to me that means ..... if I play a new DT Solo today it is the same ball I play when buying a box 6 months later.

To me it looks the competition is less consistent......

But I bought a few dozen of the B330RX the other day and they are not really much less than the Pro V1x but were priced a lot better.



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With my anual spend on gear, the membership, extra rounds at other courses, fuel to get there, at the 19th hole, etc. I don't give a ....... what a ball costs....... I just play the best for my game. I play 120-150 rounds per year and that takes about 100 balls, wear, tear and loose so paying $100 more or less at balls isn't very important !

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I cant believe that anyone would play anything other than a Titleist. Played those new ProV1x's in our member/member tournament this weekend. No matter how many trees/cart paths I hit, I could not put a scratch on that ball. Unfortunately I lived with one ball / day (1st ball lasted through yesterdays 18 and I donated it on my 1st shot today and played the rest of todays round with that 2nd ball) Maybe some of you are too poor to afford a $4/ball, but what is your net cost if you are losing 8 $1 balls/ round? You get what you pay for and we all know what the best ball in golf is.

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Originally Posted by meenman

I cant believe that anyone would play anything other than a Titleist. Played those new ProV1x's in our member/member tournament this weekend. No matter how many trees/cart paths I hit, I could not put a scratch on that ball. Unfortunately I lived with one ball / day (1st ball lasted through yesterdays 18 and I donated it on my 1st shot today and played the rest of todays round with that 2nd ball) Maybe some of you are too poor to afford a $4/ball, but what is your net cost if you are losing 8 $1 balls/ round? You get what you pay for and we all know what the best ball in golf is.


What the hell? Based on your skill level (and the description of your round) you could suck just as bad with a cheaper ball.

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