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Best Tour Ball for 95 MPH SS


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#1 Pro V Golf

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:47 PM

Which is the best tour ball for a guy who swings about 95 MPH with the driver?


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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:21 PM

I would say the Pro V1.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:56 PM

or the bridgestone 330s
or the srixon ZUR-s
or the Nike One Black---probably the best choice of all.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:58 PM

at 95, is he going to be able to take advantage of any of them balls off the tee...?

i was under the impression they needed quite a bit more SS to fully compress them off the driver...

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 10:02 PM

Srixon Z-URC or Z-UR.  Either will be fine for that speed.  However, the ball alone will not solve any problems or make you a better golfer.  You have to be able to take advantage of the technology.


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Posted 02 August 2007 - 10:07 PM

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 10:20 PM

pay $20 for that...?

yeah right...?

got a promo code...?

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 01:04 AM

Maxfli Tour Fire, seriously.

Maxfli states that it has a compression of 75 whereas B330 is 103.

Also, the Tour Fire has a extremely high COR of .82 as compared to .77 with most premium balls.

That information is straight from Maxfli's site and has been proven.

Check out this great review if you still aren't convinced: http://www.epinions....nt_399139376772

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 01:48 AM

View PostDieselMp32, on Aug 2 2007, 08:20 PM, said:

pay $20 for that...?

yeah right...?

got a promo code...?

lol, I agree. First I see that you have to sign up so I figure, "OK, I can set up yet another temporary email address to delete when they sell it" and then I scroll down the the "member ship level"... doh. At the very least I expected it to say that the fee was applicable to your first box of balls.

I think if there was any value to it the manufacturers would sponsor it.

Edited by ApexGrind, 03 August 2007 - 01:51 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2007 - 09:16 PM

worth every penny, imo

helped my game hands down...

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:12 PM

You will be fine with a HX Tour or Nike Platinum at that SS.  I'm only about 4-6 MPH faster & get around just fine with those.  If your conditions are soft even better.  You can go with a $20-$25 ball & get near tour ball performance.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 12:56 AM

My SS is right around yours, and I have tried soooo many balls lately.  My personal favorites go like this:

Wet bomber days or soft greens:  Callaway HX Hot
Normal use tough greens: Pro-V1 (not x, dont know why just does not do as well for me)

Those are the two I have found to be the best for me.

The HX Hots can be found on sale for 19.99 pretty easy and 24.99 just about anywhere.  Buy a sleeve and give them a go!

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 05:22 AM

Z-URS. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't compress one of these. 80MPH will do for the Z-URS.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:30 PM

I have similar SS, I would recommend Srixon AD333, Toplite D2 Feel, or Bridgestone B6.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:44 PM

View Postsl57, on Aug 4 2007, 10:30 PM, said:

I have similar SS, I would recommend Srixon AD333, Toplite D2 Feel, or Bridgestone B6.

Those aren't Tour balls.

The Srixon Z-URS, is maximized for 80 mph minimum, the Z-URC for 90 mph minimum, ProV1 for 110 mph.


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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:49 PM

what about the ProV1x and B330s...?

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:23 PM

Your best bet is the lower compression balls (i.e Nike Platinum (around 85), Srixon Z-URS (around 85), Maxfli Tour Fire ( they claim 75), Bridgestone B-330s (around 90))....I'm sure I'm leaving one or two out, but you're just going to get the most out of a ball you can compress more (especially in colder weather)...your best bet is to buy some sleeves and give them a fair on-course test to see what really does work better for you...If you really want to get serious, hunt down someone with a newer launch monitor.

In my opinion though, you're far better off sticking to something sub 90 compression in general....my SS is around 120 with my driver and I can't imagine wanting to play something stouter than the One Platinum and I've given everything out there a fair shake to make the bag.  That and lower compression balls don't suffer the same amount of distance loss in colder conditions and who doesn't like something that feels awesome around the green and off the putter.

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 01:51 AM

Can someone explain what the effect is of playing a ball that is "too hard" for your SS? other than feel and cost.

I can understand it would be detrimental playing a ball that is too soft since you would "squash" it.
But if your swing speed is too slow?  Is it just feel? Are you overspending? I always thought it was
a tradeoff between distance with the driver and feel/spin mid irons and closer. Is it just that you want
max distance off the tee and then as soft a feel as possible for the mid short game?

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 06:45 AM

View PostApexGrind, on Aug 5 2007, 02:51 AM, said:

Is it just that you want
max distance off the tee and then as soft a feel as possible for the mid short game?
That's what I want. I also want it as cheap as possible. I try to find a ball that's a good compromise for everything I need.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:09 AM

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 10:48 PM

where is it written that a specific s.s. works best with certain balls?  im not trying to be a jerk,  but i would like to see how its broken down by the oems and not just assumed by the average joe.  i personnally like the prov 1x but based off what ive read here, i dont swing no where near fast enough.  is there such a site or formula?

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:49 AM

Go search the Manufacturer sites, then read the USGA sites. It's all posted there. As an example, every BOX of Srixon balls tells what speed it's optimized for.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:41 AM

I sent a question regarding their golf balls and SS via the Titliest website last week and I just received an answer back a few minutes ago. I don't know if this helps or not, because they didn't answer the SS question only compression numbers.

Below is the answer to your question submitted on 08/02/2007

QUESTION:
I have a SS between 98-103 mph, would I get the full compression benefit of the Pro V1x or should I drop down to a NXT or NXT Tour? By the way, my hcp is 4.1.

ANSWER:
Thank you for your question regarding Titleist golf balls.  Compression no longer carries the importance it once did when the cores were wound (all are solid now), as it is simply only one component of the golf balls makeup.  That being said, the finished compressions for our current models are as follows:

Pro V1...84 to 96
Pro V1x...95 to 105
NXT...66 to 72
NXT Tour...76 to 82
DT So/Lo...66 to 74

Choosing a golf ball that best suits your preferences relies heavily on if you are more concerned with added distance or green-side feel and performance.

For more information on our golf balls, please visit http://www.titleist....lls/default.asp
Unfortunately, due to the multitude of factors that are player-specific (i.e. swing speed, ball speed, launch angle, angle of attack, swing path, etc.), we are unable to 100% accurately prescribe the correct golf ball without having seen you swing.  Because of this, we are not able to provide any numerical swing machine or launch monitor data as it pertains to golf balls.  As a result, we recommend trying a sleeve of each of the models that interest you, based on what you are seeking from the golf ball as well as how they are designed to perform according to the information above.

Thank you for your continued support of Titleist...the #1 Ball in Golf.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:47 AM

I am in the 95-100mph range and the Wilson Staff TX4 has become my ball of choice. It even kicked both the ProV1 and ProV1x off my bag (I did prefer the low-spinning ProV1x over the regular ProV1).
For the price I think the Wilson is very hard to beat. It's long and straight off the driver with little spin, but it does spin in and around the green, and it putts very true.

Plus, it looks pretty cool with its unique dimple shape and pattern.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:39 AM

The Titleist response above implies what I've always assumed. Playing a softer ball off the tee with a faster swing may sacrifice a bit of distance you could realize with a harder ball. Same for long irons and primarily feel with mid irons. Around the green is effected mostly by the cover. So a slower swing speed with a ball designed for a faster swing speed you would only be sacrificing a bit of feel on the long shots. I don't think there is anything to "not compressing the ball enough".


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Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:52 AM

so what exactly are those numbers up there telling us about the Titleist balls...?

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:06 PM

View PostDieselMp32, on Aug 6 2007, 09:52 AM, said:

so what exactly are those numbers up there telling us about the Titleist balls...?

Drive for show, putt for dough?

Answer tailored to question? "I have a SS between 98-103 mph"

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:13 AM

View PostDieselMp32, on Aug 6 2007, 12:52 PM, said:

so what exactly are those numbers up there telling us about the Titleist balls...?

It tells us that if you don't pay the bucks to go to the Titleist Performance Institute, they won't tell you how their balls are optimized. Other manufacturers will give it up, Titleist believes they don't have to.




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