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Best golf balls for spin, control, and feel.

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I've wondered what type of golf ball will get me the most spin. Is this just a marketing item or will the spin change drastically between a soft cover ball with 4 layers or a ball with 2 layers. Another factor is feel and control around the greens. Is a ball with more layers and soft cover really going to be more responsive. Any response will be most appreciated and what do you guys like to play for the style of your game.

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Feel with golf balls and any golf things is very personal... I personally have not settled on a particular golf ball but I think that the best thing to do would be to test a bunch of different balls. I realize it does cost money but in the end it will help you. I know most people recommend that you use a single type of golf ball all the time so you know exactly how it will react off the club face....

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This also depends on your swing speed. If you have a higher swing speed and are looking for some spin and control around the greens I have to go ahead and hop on the Pro V1 band wagon even though you will get more distance out of the 1X. I find the Callaway HEX Chrome series is almost too much spin for my game and the ball just gets chewed up after 5 full swing wedges but man can you rip those things back.

Its all a matter of finding that right ball for your game that gives you enough spin, but is not so soft that you are going to be loosing distance :)

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I think most golfers will get more spin from a multi-layer urethene covered ball than a 2 piece surlyn or similar covered ball.  I will go out on a limb and say that the ProV series have a much spin as any other similar ball if you want to judge by spin.  However, as a fellow 18 HCP the ProV has more side spin than many other balls and for me this is the difference between being in the short cut or deep rough, which is a control issue.

There are other offerings for mid-spin but straight and long off the tee balls.  A couple of examples are the 2013 Gamer Tour,  and Rocketballz Urethene.  I have no idea of your game but I am usually a little short on my approaches and want a few feet of roll, but want the ball to hug the green enough not to roll off it.  When I played with a ProV a 3 hybrid approach of 180 just stuck on the green and I though it was plugged.   Just too much for me, but you may be different.

Feel is subjective and I happen to like the somewhat softer feel of the Gamer Tour versus the ProV1.

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When I had new grips installed on a few clubs, I asked about golf balls. In the past I always played Titleist. The old dude asked if I ever played Wilson's, uh nope. I then gave me a 2 ball sleeve of the new Wilson Duo's, claimed that 95% of the people that worked in the golf shop switched from other balls to those. I haven't had a chance to try them yet, and was wondering if anyone else has given them a try.

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I've wondered what type of golf ball will get me the most spin. Is this just a marketing item or will the spin change drastically between a soft cover ball with 4 layers or a ball with 2 layers. Another factor is feel and control around the greens. Is a ball with more layers and soft cover really going to be more responsive. Any response will be most appreciated and what do you guys like to play for the style of your game.

Any golf ball with a Urethane ball cover. Meaning anything above $30 dollars is probably what you are looking at. If you get away from Urethane golf balls then you are going to see a huge drop in spin.

the highest spin ball of all is the Maxfli U/2. The problem is it is high spin everything, driver to wedge. This is not very optimal because high spin on the driver isn't that desirable. This might be the best golf ball for the slower swing speed areas. Besides that ball the best wedge spin cheap ball is the Callaway Hex Diablo.

In the middle price range, Callaway Hex Chrome/Chrome+

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When I had new grips installed on a few clubs, I asked about golf balls. In the past I always played Titleist. The old dude asked if I ever played Wilson's, uh nope. I then gave me a 2 ball sleeve of the new Wilson Duo's, claimed that 95% of the people that worked in the golf shop switched from other balls to those. I haven't had a chance to try them yet, and was wondering if anyone else has given them a try.

I just picked up a dozen of these like 2 days ago when I was killing time at golf galaxy.  The sales guy said basically the same thing your guy told you.  Now, I do realize that he's a salesman, but he could've just as easily tried to sway me over to some $48/dz balls.  He asked me a few questions about my game, and recommended the Wilson Duo ball.

Normally, I review stuff BEFORE I buy it, but I went ahead and scooped up a dozen.  I read some reviews once I got home, and I'm really excited about what I'm hearing.  I can't wait to try it out!

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