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Titleist and Srixon - Opposite Messages Regarding Tour Golf Balls

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Hi All Was recently looking to go to a new golf ball. I have been using the Bridgestone e6 but it's short game performance is average at best. I had been given a sleeve of prov1 and prov1x I played a great short game putts and short chips were great. I was always told that as srixon say tour balls hurt your game. Enter the new q star adverts from srixon. They basically say that most of us should use a non tour ball. Then if you go to the titleist page they say the opposite and that a tour ball is good for your game. I find it strange that the big 2 srixon and titleist have such different views. I know its clever advertising but what do you think are titleist on the money by saying play the best ball you can or the srixon way of thinking which is the tour ball is no good for the weekend golfer. Interested to hear your thoughts. Clarky.
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Originally Posted by clarky75

Hi All

Was recently looking to go to a new golf ball. I have been using the Bridgestone e6 but it's short game performance is average at best. I had been given a sleeve of prov1 and prov1x I played a great short game putts and short chips were great. I was always told that as srixon say tour balls hurt your game. Enter the new q star adverts from srixon. They basically say that most of us should use a non tour ball. Then if you go to the titleist page they say the opposite and that a tour ball is good for your game. I find it strange that the big 2 srixon and titleist have such different views.

I know its clever advertising but what do you think are titleist on the money by saying play the best ball you can or the srixon way of thinking which is the tour ball is no good for the weekend golfer.

Interested to hear your thoughts.

Clarky.

Honestly, I think Titleist is right if you do not slice off of the tee box. I do not think there is a better ball around the green. But you do need to get there first........

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It's hard to find a "bad" ball in 2012. I started golfing in the mid-80s. They were ALL duds back then - even the good ones.

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I tend to agree the prov1 was great around the greens the chipping and putting was superb much better than the e6. I did tend to slice the ball off the tee hence going the e6 since then I have had lessons and my shots are much straighter. Hence why I tried the prov1 excellent ball pricey but excellent. I am considering the v1x to be my ball of choice from now on.
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I actually asked that question on Yahoo Answers on who was right: Titleist or Bridgestone/Srixon. I personally would say Bridgestone and those who believe in ball fitting and compression/swing speed matter choosing the right ball. My question is here if you want to take a look http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ap8uZHdBNn5UZK2EBkqyxhDsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20120502165528AAMmaET
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There must be a reason Titleist is the number one ball on all tours!

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To person above (forgot to quote)....Yes, there is a reason. They are all paid sponsors. Same thing with TaylorMade saying they are number one with drivers and irons.
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I tend to agree the prov1 was great around the greens the chipping and putting was superb much better than the e6. I did tend to slice the ball off the tee hence going the e6 since then I have had lessons and my shots are much straighter. Hence why I tried the prov1 excellent ball pricey but excellent. I am considering the v1x to be my ball of choice from now on.

Well you are comparing apples and oranges. The ProV1 series is comparable to the B330 series. The Bridgestone E series is a lower line

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Like Bridgestone says if you swing over 105mph, then the tour balls are more optimal for you if you swing 90-104 then use so and so ball.

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Originally Posted by clarky75

Hi All

Was recently looking to go to a new golf ball. I have been using the Bridgestone e6 but it's short game performance is average at best. I had been given a sleeve of prov1 and prov1x I played a great short game putts and short chips were great. I was always told that as srixon say tour balls hurt your game. Enter the new q star adverts from srixon. They basically say that most of us should use a non tour ball. Then if you go to the titleist page they say the opposite and that a tour ball is good for your game. I find it strange that the big 2 srixon and titleist have such different views.

I know its clever advertising but what do you think are titleist on the money by saying play the best ball you can or the srixon way of thinking which is the tour ball is no good for the weekend golfer.

Interested to hear your thoughts.

Clarky.

First thing to remember is these guys are selling golf balls.

I wouldn't argue that the Pro V1 series isn't a great ball, but,as stated above, unless you have a swing speed in excess of 105 MPH, probably there are better balls than the "tour" (3 piece) balls.  There are some pretty good 2 piece balls that are certainly less expensive and play both the short game and long game well.  I personally play the Srixon Q Star but have tried the new NXT tour S from Titleists and it is a great ball, albeit $7/doz more expensive than the Q Star.  But my advice is to just try a few.  Both the 2 major golf magazines have published golf ball tests on most of the popular balls in the recent past and are worth reading.  Good luck.

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I don't know if there are many bad balls out there today. I just shot my best round ever with some Callaway Warbird Plus balls. I think they are just as long as the 4 dozen Bridgestone E7s I recently bought and just as soft as the 4 dozen NXT tours I played before those.

I think it's a case of the injun more than the arrow for most of us.

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With Golf season starting to officially get underway with the weather nice and the swing has the rust beaten off I am starting to look at playing a consistent ball.

I've seen both commercials for these balls each saying the opposite.  Q star is saying that playing a ball like Pro V1 can hurt you.  While Titleist is saying the opposite.  So I was wondering which of these statements is true. My swing speed is 110 (driver I think) and I struggle most with driving occasionally I get a mean hook.

So In reality what is better to play for players like me.  (and at a $22/Doz price tag the Q star seems quite reasonable)

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Buy a sleeve of each and see what you think. The Q Star isn't going to get rid of your hook and the Pro V1 isn't going to have you sucking your 5-iron back on the greens.
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Originally Posted by iacas

Buy a sleeve of each and see what you think. The Q Star isn't going to get rid of your hook and the Pro V1 isn't going to have you sucking your 5-iron back on the greens.

Unfortunately I have no where for golf shops in my region (Even anything that sells one sleeve) and was just hoping I could get a little bit of back ground knowledge before hand.

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I asked this same question a while ago like you I was not sure. I was always using a Bridgestone e6 I'm trying to stick to the one ball for some consistency. At the moment in my bag I have the srixon q star tour yellow which feel great good all round and hold the greens. The other ball I love the feel of and performance is the penta tp5 so I'm going to game one of those 2. I'm leaning towards the q star good price and the yellow is so easy to spot if you end up in the trees or rough.
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The Q Star is designed for players with clubhead speeds up to 95 mph.  I swing faster than that and still play them from time to time.  They don't feel as good as a ProV1 and the spin off the irons is less, but it's still a good ball.  If money is no object, I'd recommend the ProV1x's to you.  For me that ball flies like a distance ball off the tee.  Still has good spin off the irons.

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If you're looking for a good spin ball that gives nice feel with great distance, try Srixon Z-star balls (also available in yellow, which I play). I went from the soft feel to z-star as I got more comfortable hitting at flags instead of playing the release.

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ProV's were my ball of choice, but the price turned me away from them. I tried the Rocketballz earlier this year, not too bad of a ball, they were pretty long off the tee but didn't have the spin I wanted out of it. Then tried the NXT Tour S, good solid ball, long off tee, spin was ok. I went out last week and tried the Q-Star, this ball seems to have it all, long off tee and plenty of spin into the greens. Give them a try, and for under $25 how can you go wrong?

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