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Golf ball for a mid handicaper?

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My club speed is 90-93 mph.

I have never stuck to one kind of ball before, I would just use what I found at the golf course I work at. What is a good ball that has excellent spin control that would be best for my swing speed?

I have used tour balls like prov1 and have excellent spin control with them but if I hit a bad drive they have an excessive slice or hook.

What about the bridgestone e5?

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Bridgestone does a great job fitting golf balls to amateur swings.

For me, if i am going to a cheaper ball, i will go with a three piece golf ball, that way i can get some feel around the greens. I usually try to find premium golf balls on sale, or get last year's models that go on sale.

If you want a good ball, and i just noticed it at Dickssportinggoods.

Taylormade LP Tour Black, 2 dozen for 34 dollars. 17 dollars a dozen for a ball that came out priced 35 dollars. This ball never sold well, it was priced in a new area. Were the NXT's are at now. But at this price, the best ball you can get the price.

Top Flight Gamer is a good ball, i think it has a Urethane cover version now, which might make a really really good golf ball.

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You are an 11 handicapper (per your profile) and I am surprised that you don't have a go-to ball yet.

Just based on your short description, I don't think Pro V1 is your ball.   You need to have faster swing speed, and good ball control to tame Pro V1, not to mention its price.

E5 has a higher ball trajectory than pro v1.  For your swing speed, you may hit further with E5 than you would with pro v1.   Of course, it'd depend on your launch angle, spin rate, club, etc..   So, give it a try, jot down some notes, and compare with other balls.

For your handicap, perhaps, you should just get fitted for a golf ball.  Some golf shops will offer demo events to fit your golf ball.

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Originally Posted by saevel25

Taylormade LP Tour Black, 2 dozen for 34 dollars.

This ball may not fit his swing speed (90 - 93).

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E-5

B330RX

Srixon Q-Star

Srixon Z-Star

Callaway Chrome

None will spin near the green like a ProV1. But with a 90 SS you are likely not zipping the ball back as much as looking for a soft landing. I'd try the Z-Star and RX first. Both really good all around balls and made for your swing speed.

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The Bridgestone E5 is a nice one because its a 2-piece ball that is easy to compress, yet it has a urethane cover, so it spins really well and stops on the green.

The Bridgestone B330-RX is another good one if you want more spin than what the E5 can offer.

IMO, Bridgestone is really the only company that offers a tour level ball for someone with an average swing speed.

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