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So, after near drought conditions in Ireland (which we're just coming out of to the relief of farmers and greens-keepers across the nation) the last few weeks have rendered all courses links-like. In these conditions I decided to really lean into the use of premium balls, to try ensure greens were held, chips checked etc. While doing this, it nearly reinforced my opinion that the 'just below premium' balls seem to suit the way I hit the ball, but damn, those one hop - stop chips with premium balls just ain't the same with 2nd tier or lower. To the point, of all the premium balls, I found the chrome soft (and x too) had an awful tendancy to balloon, or if i felt I turned it over a smidge, it just wanted to keep goin left. I ain't had a chance to check actual spin rates, has anyone found this to be the case? And is there a premium ball anyone finds has less tendency to 'wander'? I find in terms of ticking most boxes, for me, the srixon 333-tour seems to fit my needs/swing. Thoughts?
Hey guys, I know there is a thread about Vice Pro and Pro+ balls, but Vice now has a new ball, the Pro Soft. These balls come with a "matte" finish, not a glossy finish, and also are available in colors. They are supposed to be designed for slower swing speeds, and since I'm 63 and have lost some speed and flexibility, thought I'd order some. So...I thought I'd ask if anyone else has tried them. My first impression was this balls looks weird (because the finish is flat, no shine), but after a few swings that didn't bother me. What struck me was this ball is like soft butter off my putter, but felt very firm off my driver. It seemed to have really good spin...a 7 iron from ~148 yards out stopped about six inches from its pitch mark, and a 6i from ~160 to an elevated green ended up about four feet from where it hit. Wedges checked up very nicely on short pitches, when sometimes I get roll out with my regular ball. The ball feels really good off my irons, and like I said above, it feels firm off my driver but like soft butter off my putter, and I've never played a ball that felt like that before. Am I crazy, or can a ball feel that different with different clubs? Overall, I think like this ball better than what I was playing (Wilson Duo Spin). Has anyone here played these?