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Looking for a "straight" ball with green side spin

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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop

Depends, 3yd to the side of a fw could be a cart path or rock that will bounce the ball into the woods. Trees don't mean woods either, there are plenty of spots at the courses I play where even a yard from the fairway will put you under a tree.

Really...there could also be a rock in the middle of the fairway that could kick a ball into the woods also.  Missing by 3 yards with a driver is not going to put you in trouble 99% of the time being that you likely already aimed at some part of the fairway... come on now.

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I didn't deliberately do anything... am I wrong to assume that you were at least aiming for the fairway in the first place. I mean that is where most people at least try to get the ball to end up. I've never heard of anyone say " yeah let me aim for the rough and hopefully it will stay there so I can have a tougher second shot." 3 yards missed right or left with a driver when the fairway was what you aimed for 99.9% of the time is goin to give you a descent second shot. The people who design golf balls for these companies are aeronautical engineers ( I hope to be one soon) and if they say there's not much of a difference between their golf balls until they get to the wedges I'm pretty sure the no what they are talking about and have done some testing.

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Originally Posted by Righty to Lefty

Really...there could also be a rock in the middle of the fairway that could kick a ball into the woods also.  Missing by 3 yards with a driver is not going to put you in trouble 99% of the time being that you likely already aimed at some part of the fairway... come on now.


Yeah, because you know the saying... "Golf is a game of yards."

I can't tell you how many times I've said "Dammit, wish that ball landed just a yard or two to the (left/right/closer/farther away)

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Originally Posted by Righty to Lefty

Really...there could also be a rock in the middle of the fairway that could kick a ball into the woods also.  Missing by 3 yards with a driver is not going to put you in trouble 99% of the time being that you likely already aimed at some part of the fairway... come on now.

A rock in the middle of the fairway? Seriously, now you are just being argumentative. I've never played a course that had a rock in the middle of the fairway. I've played plenty that have rocks just off one side or the other for drainage or landscaping. Will missing by 3 yards put you in trouble a lot? No, but it can put you in trouble.

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today's balls are relatively low spin and some bite more around the green. Callaway is selling the HEX Chrome and Chrome + for $30 now Golfsmith is selling RBZ Urethane at 2 dz for $50. The TP3 is on sale

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Originally Posted by Desert

What about Nike PD Soft or Srixon Soft?

I play the Srixon Soft (14 index) and by far the best value around.,.think the're $20/box now (even the new version).  They feel pretty darn soft and better (cheaper) than the Titleist Velocity..and I like that green arrow pointer.  I think their close to 90 compression..probably why they feel soft.

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Srixon Soft Feel launches high, feels soft off irons and on the green, but I can not spin that bad boy no matter what I do. Still my go-to- cold weather ball because it feels soft in 40* temps. Again, I do not expect my swing to produce zip-it-back spin on any ball. But, I would like it to stop eventually when I hit a green with a full swing 9-iron. If the Srixon Z-star rolls out five feet, the Soft Feel roll out 20. Odd part is that it feels like it going to drop and stop.

If you can live with the rollout, it is a very nice and very affordable ball.

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