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Using the e6 soft.. was looking to change it up to maybe the chrome soft or the tour b rx?? Not sure it is worth the move to a premium ball and if it will actually hurt me with my accuracy?  My miss is a slice... Please help.. thank you..

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The E6 is suppose to help with less spin.   It would work better for you than a more expensive ball that primarily is more focused on spin.   

Check out this idea from Dean Snell. 

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22 hours ago, John Boudreau said:

Using the e6 soft.. was looking to change it up to maybe the chrome soft or the tour b rx?? Not sure it is worth the move to a premium ball and if it will actually hurt me with my accuracy?  My miss is a slice... Please help.. thank you..

A lower cost and similar option to the e6 soft is the Top Flight Gamer Soft. It's usually available 2 for 30 at Dick's SG and in some cases like a flash sales or Black Friday, they're even cheaper. It is a 3 piece ball. The Chrome Soft is nice. But, not work the money in my opinion. If you really want to experiment with higher end balls, buy a sleeve at a local golf course pro shop.

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I will second the Gamer Soft.  I would stay away from super high spin balls like the ProV1.  I plan to try the Duo U this season to see how much better it performs On the green without spinning like a true tour ball.  

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If you don't have the swing speed, too little spin and the ball will fall out of the sky...

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You can use them.   Buy a sleeve and give them a try.    You may find you like them.... or not.   Golf balls are as individual as golf gloves.   Try putting with them, chipping with them and hitting some short shots.   If it feels good...

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Anyone know the compression rating on the new 2018 chrome soft.. Callaway doesn't release compression rating themselves.. I already tried to get the information from them.. 

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Try the Wilson Duo.

It is very soft. It does not quite have the greenside response of a ProV1, though if you like a little rollout on chips you might like it better. If you like soft feel, it feels great off the putter.

I don't have a high swing speed, and the ProV1 is still my current favorite. I also like the RXS Bridgestone.

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The 2 balls I prefer are Callaway Chrome Soft and Srixon Q-Star Tour.

Here's something interesting:  Just played a few rounds in FL last week.  I went back and forth playing the Chrome Soft and Q-Star balls every 4 holes or so.  Hit a shot into a hazard, (those oversized grass planted areas) lost my ball but came out of the junk with a Pro V1 X ball.  Took my penalty, dropped the near-new Pro V1 and finished the hole.

The next tee ball I hit with the ProV1 X I could feel the difference in overall ball hardness.  There was a noticeable slowing of my driver club head when the Pro V1 was struck.  My swing speed is definitely south of 90mph and I could feel a noticeable difference in the exit speed off my driver between the Pro V1 and the other 2 balls.

I really like both Chrome Soft and Srixon Q-Star Tour balls.  They seem to match up well with my slower swing speed.  They spin as well as any quality ball with irons and wedges and hold greens nicely.  They also putt softly which I like, too.

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John Boudreau:  I don't recall if it was the Callaway site or not but I have the Callaway ChromeSoft 2018 at 75 compression and the Callaway ChromeSoft X 2018 at 90 compression. I believe you are right by choosing the ChromeSoft.

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On 3/14/2018 at 12:34 PM, John Boudreau said:

My swing speed with driver is around  86. Give or take... I am going to go with the chrome soft and hopefully they work well with my slower swing.. 

 

1 hour ago, BogeySwine said:

John Boudreau:  I don't recall if it was the Callaway site or not but I have the Callaway ChromeSoft 2018 at 75 compression and the Callaway ChromeSoft X 2018 at 90 compression. I believe you are right by choosing the ChromeSoft.

@BogeySwine:

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I've had decent luck with the Precept Laddies and the Pinnacle "Soft" balls. If you strike them properly they will stick on most greens except the "diamond hard" ones, and we rarely get that here in NE Ohio. And if we did you can adjust your approach unless you are extremely short sided.

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On 3/14/2018 at 1:34 PM, John Boudreau said:

My swing speed with driver is around  86. Give or take... I am going to go with the chrome soft and hopefully they work well with my slower swing.. 

John,

I think you will be fine with the Chrome Soft. It's a very popular high end ball. With that said, the new version is $44.00 for a dozen. In my opinion, try a sleeve at your local golf course. You can also get the previous gen cheaper.

There are some deals out there on the Duo U (not worth full price) which is in a similar family of ball.

Hit em good!

SG

 

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On 3/10/2018 at 9:04 AM, John Boudreau said:

Using the e6 soft.. was looking to change it up to maybe the chrome soft or the tour b rx?? Not sure it is worth the move to a premium ball and if it will actually hurt me with my accuracy?  My miss is a slice... Please help.. thank you..

My swing is around 90 mph, I guess. I use the e6, and/or e7 Bridgestone. Have been for years. 

I have tried other brand's  models over the years, but the Bridgestone balls always seemed better. This, after giving the other brand's a good try out of 5-6 rounds, and practice. This also includes premium, high dollar balls. 

I have tried that "Snell" ball recently. I thought it was pretty good, and on par with the Bridgestone e6.

As for slicing, and hooking, that's more of a swing issue. The ball just does what the club path, and face angle at impact tells it to do. Both of those are controlled by the golfer.  I can slice any ball made into the next county if I want to.  Low spin, high spin, soft, or firmer. It doesn't matter.

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I use the one that has been yielding the lowest score until I lose it.  I then dig through the bag looking for another one just like it :-D.  I honestly have not noticed any appreciable difference between golf balls - at least the more popular makes Callaway, Titleist, Taylormade, and Srixon which make up the bulk of my inventory. 

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I agree, I've tried virtually every ball out there at one time or another with little difference. Now I am a relatively high handicapper so that factors in but spending $44 for 12 balls in my opinion is ridiculous, (for the weekend golfer). I just purchased and played the four piece Kirkland ball from Costco which I got for around $75 for 48 balls including tax and shipping. For me the ball is great, not straighter because that is me not the ball but I found it to go farther and feels good around the greens. I know some will disagree but I like the ball.

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