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

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I will only touch a Precept Laddie.  That's because I went a little crazy 2 years ago and bought over 100 refurbished laddies.  Actually, I will play any ball I happen to find, too - but I don't hunt for balls.  Even without hunting, I find a fair amount.  I play cheap courses so I typically don't find ProV1's.  I find crap like "Nitro Blasters" and other brands that sound made up, lol.  When I do happen upon a Nitro Blaster or something on the course, I will typically hit it away at some point during the round . .you know, like taking a second shot to try to see if I can clear the water with an 8 iron, etc, etc.  I'm quite used to the Laddies and don't mind them at all. On the very rare occassion that I buy some new balls . .I will buy something that is rated for low-mid swing speeds .. but I don't care what brand, really.  Bridgestones are nice.  Callaways are, too.

So I guess I'm:

A, B (but I don't hunt for them) and E.

I would really like to try a ProV1 but everytime I go to buy one, David Feherty pops up from behind the counter and humiliates me.

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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.

F.  None of the the above.  For the last 2 years I've played Srixon Z-Star, and now I have a dozen Q-Stars in my bag which I'll break out the next time I play.  I play them because I like them.  I don't know if they are better than anything else - probably not.  To be honest, I've never really fallen in love with any ball since the Titleist Tour Balata became extinct.

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I'm C *only search for them when I'm waiting on people in front of me* but I know what ball I'm "fit" for is hex chrome. I may buy some but right now 30+ dollars per dozen isn't economical for me.

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I should have added that if I find a DT SOLO ball that immediately becomes my playing ball. On a side note... how bad does a scuff have to be before it affects playability?

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imo a scuff has to make the ball decidedly "not round" for me to put it away.
but, i am also willing to put away a ball that starts to get an attitude with me

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I am sort of none of the above. A Noodle is my cheap ball, and DT Solo is my medium priced ball. I may try some Wilson Duos soon. For a premium ball, I lean toward the Bridgestone 330RX or 330, but I also like ProV's. I did go to a Bridgestone fitting a couple of years ago, and was right on the line between the 330 and RX with about a 103-104 clubhead speed and my numbers were actually better with the 330. Price is somewhat a factor, but I usually play about 9 holes a week and don't lose a lot of balls on my home course. A sleeve will usually last me a month (36 holes) unless I play somewhere else. This year I have been playing a lot of vintage golf (persimmon and blades) and the Solo and RX work pretty well with those.

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I play a range ball with the thick red stripe on it. Its awesome to beat someone with it, its like losing to a girl. And if I'm beat I can blame the ball.

I'd watch where you play it.  I've played courses where you would be ejected for playing a range ball.  Range balls cost money, and stealing them is considered petty theft.

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I have played a lot of different balls over the years and don't see a difference in my scores from one brand/type to the other.  So I purchase used balls or over runs or use ones I can find.  But I am not a ball hunter on the course.

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