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What type of golf ball consumer category do you fit most?

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A.  Plays the ball that is supposed to be designed for your handicap/swing-speed.

B.  Only plays a Pro V1.. will not touch any other ball.

C.  Plays any ball found on the course/hunts for lost golf balls all the time.

D.  Buys any ball that is on sale.

E.  Buys recycled golf balls.

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None of the above.

I play the ball that I've found to be the best for my personal game.  If I find one better, I'll switch.

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F. I play what I like and feel confident with.

None of the above.

I play the ball that I've found to be the best for my personal game.  If I find one better, I'll switch.

Me as well.  I have lived on golf courses for the past 25 years and I have probably found every golf ball made during those 25 years.  When I go out to play what I call a practice round by myself late in the afternoons, I will hit the balls I normally play and then hit some of the newer stuff that is out that I have found.  As said above, if I find one that is better, I am going to switch.

I presently play ProV1x and Penta 5 (which I still have a couple of dozen left).  They seem to work better for my game based upon playing them.  Not based upon what someone has published that is correct for my handicap, my style of play, or whatever.

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B.  Only plays a Pro V1.. will not touch any other ball.

E.  Buys recycled golf balls.

I live in a colder climate, so a ProV1 is not the ideal ball for us a good portion of the time, and during that time I will usually play a Bridgestone or whatever I find in the woods.

But, in the warmer part of the year I am completely prepared to admit to being a Titleist junkie. There might be a ball I can get a little more distance or a little less distance sideways out of (if you know what I mean) but nothing compares to a ProV1 coming into the greens, it's just too pleasing. Once you start playing ProV1s for a season, if you switch to something else you have to be constantly aware of the ball you're playing and change your game, and your shot plans.

It's just a completely different experience.

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When I am struggling and get tired of losing expensive balls I will switch to cheap ones. Also has the advantage of reducing side spin and helping me crawl out of what ever funk I am in. Slowly I will move back towards a better ball. Ironically just when I think I am ready to switch back, I put a good ball on the tee and it immediately goes in the water or woods. Switch back to cheap ball and play the whole round with it.

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B fits me best, though I will play another ball if I find one I like as well that is cheaper. My solution to that is playing AAAA used Pro-V1's.

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I try different balls all the time (find, buy new, and buy used balls).  But I keep to the same ball at least several rounds at a time.  Right now, I am playing with Callaway I series.

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Being somewhat new to the game I tend to stick with cheaper balls, but will keep an eye out for fancier ones if they're on sale.  This week for example Top Flite Gamer Tour balls went on sale at Dick's and I picked up a dozen for 20 bucks.  I played a round with them on Sunday and really liked them actually, I plan on getting a couple more boxes if they're still on sale.

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B.  Only plays a Pro V1.. will not touch any other ball.

This is the closest one to me. I like Titleist, Bridgestone, or Callaway, in that order.

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B -  I get them for free so why play any other ball?

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C and E I read that Jack is coming out with 3 proprietary design golf balls, intended for use based on what tees you hit from... assuming people hit from their designated tees based on handicap... may try them out. If I remember correctly they'll be manufactured by Bridgestone.
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C and E

I read that Jack is coming out with 3 proprietary design golf balls, intended for use based on what tees you hit from... assuming people hit from their designated tees based on handicap... may try them out. If I remember correctly they'll be manufactured by Bridgestone.

Yes, they're likely just reformulated (rebranded) Bridgestone balls that they make already, perhaps with slight modifications. Bridgestone does this more than people realize… ;)

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He did say they have been working on them for 3 years. Would be a shame if they are just re-branded Bridgestone's. They seemed a bit pricey too... [quote name="iacas" url="/t/70281/what-type-of-golf-ball-consumer-category-do-you-fit-most#post_903735"] Yes, they're likely just reformulated (rebranded) Bridgestone balls that they make already, perhaps with slight modifications. Bridgestone does this more than people realize… ;) [/quote]
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I play a mid-spin ball. Most recently the TopFlite Gamer.v2

I can't get distance balls to stop on partial wedges, or chip shots.

The pro high-spin balls cost me distance (and too much money), and tend to spin off into Left or Right rough most of the time.

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C through E so far. I don't feel like there's any reason to spend extra money until I get a nice consistent proper swing down. As far as C goes, I don't go out of my way to look for balls in the woods/bushes.....I just happen to be in them so much that I end up walking out with more golf balls in my bag then when I started :)

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A and D, I think when I started playing last year I saw the srixon q star commercials with peter jacobsen and they worked... I do like yellow balls though for visibility.. they seem to me the best cheapest and most widely available yellow balls.. plus about every time I need more I get some kind of package that's 2 dozen plus a hat, a towel + something else usually for under $40 as some sort of promotion LOL.

other than that I'll play any high visibility yellow ball on sale..

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