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  1. Ok I don't want to take away from the point or topic of this thread. Are you saying the ball does or doesn't matter for a mid 80s player? If it doesn't matter, at what point does it start mattering?
  2. Haha I'm waiting for season to start to test it out in real life. I'm only going by consistent launch monitor numbers. On wedge shots 100-120 yards Premium balls spin at over 10k while the E6 spins at 7-8k When I see the reaction of the ball on a green (in simulator) , it's also very different. Who knows, maybe in real life it'll be the same... I'll report back in a few weeks.
  3. I think I'm pretty adament about the ball becuase of my experience in the past year. I have a Uneekor Qed simulator. It ships with dotted Bridgestone E6s. (there's dots on the ball to properly calculate spin). When playing easy courses and soft Greens, it doesn't really matter whether I use Bridgestone or premium. But on courses like Augusta, firm fast Greens, even if you land it close, the roll out will be ridiculous and will most likely be a 2 putt. If you are a mid 80s player and on the wrong side of a slope on the green, then it most likely means a 3 putt.
  4. I think both of you are correct. The golfer obviously controls the ball but you do have to play approach shots differently depending on whether you are using a ball that spins a lot or little. Now that I play premium balls, on 40-60 yard approaches on par 5s, I expect 2-3 hops and check/stop. (if lie was relatively flat). That's hitting it with about 7k back spin. If I play a ball like Bridgestone e6, on a 40-60 yard shot, I'm getting like 4k back spin and ball will release past the hole. Ofcourse, I don't always hit it with 7k back spin (as I'm mid 80s) and sometimes w
  5. Lol what if I'm risk averse? What if I would do a $20 bet instead and hit 10 balls and I could guess right 80% of the time?
  6. Not to argue but you were clear in what you said Highly unlikely. Virtually every ball is at the limit of ball speed. That was the comment you wrote when I said I can feel the difference between a Tour B XS VS Kirkland Performance + By commenting on what I wrote and starting your conversation in that manner is argumentative and implies that 15 handicappers can't tell the difference between the 2 balls. You might not have meant this and meant you can't tell difference between balls in the same class but what you wrote does not convey that clearly
  7. Are you saying you can't feel the difference between the 2 balls or can't tell the difference in ball speed? If you're talking about 2 balls in the same class, you're probably right. The topic of this thread however is not that. It's between a premium ball VS a cheaper ball so I was writing about my experience between a Bridgestone Tour B XS VS Kirkland Performance + I only know the difference in ball speed from looking at the launch monitor. (no one would be able to tell a 3 mph difference between 157 and 160 The only thing I can feel is that one feels softer on impact.
  8. Sorry ball speed. The Tour B's have faster ball speed yet feels softer. Kirkland feels harder and ball speed is slightly slower. Backspin wise, Kirkland actually spins slightly more on full wedge shots. The only way I would know the difference however is that the Tour B's don't feel as hard on the hands and actually feels good as it comes off the face of the driver.
  9. I see you were saying difference between Pro V1 and Bridgestone Tour B. That would be tougher but I do feel that Tour B seems softer? Am I right? I don't know the composition of the balls. But I have hit a ton of balls in the last couple of months
  10. Lol Bridgestone Tour B Xs VS Kirkland Performance +? LOL guaranteed I can...
  11. I'm trying to get to a point where maximum curve of draw/hook is 30 yards right to left. This allows me to aim at right edge of fairway 285 yds down and hit a normal draw shot and expect to be on the fairway or at worst, left rough. Ideally it's only curving 10-15 yards max but it's hard to be that precise...
  12. I'm mid to high 80s and ball speed is 155-160 mph Some of my friends play Kirkland performance + so I tested it against balls I usually play which are Bridgestone Tour B XS and Pro V1. Kirkland balls BS is slightly slower and feels harder on impact. With wedges, Kirkland actually spins more than the Bridgestones but the feel is not good. Same with putting. I can safely say that if I did a blindfold test, I'd know which ball is which. Now if the question is would I score any differently? Probably not. The 3-4 mph ball speed difference on drivers
  13. I've read that before as well but some guy has also shown a mathematical formula for calculating side spin? Correct or not, I think some of the launch monitors show / report side spin hence we look at those numbers. For example, if my drive is anywhere 100-300 rpm side spin, I'm pretty happy because the ball shape that normally takes place is a small curve.
  14. So a baby draw. What does that look like in terms of side spin?
  15. LOL that's what I do too but every now and then I'll slice the ball which pretty much ruins a hole
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