Just a quick note for the European GolfWRX members, the Snell balls are now available in Europe. (snellgolf.co.uk)
I have just received a dozen MTB's so I am looking forward to putting them to the test against my two current gamers Titleist 2015 Pro V1, Callaway Chrome Soft.
The UK price £26.67 (6 dozen for £160) is not that significant a bargain vs the Chrome soft at ~£30 (2 dozen for £54) and I can still get 2 dozen 2015 pro v1's for £60.
I will post my thoughts on the ball after some on course testing this week.
I just completed a 18 hole test of the MTB and I am disappointed to report that I didn't like any aspect of the ball's performance. I will preface my thoughts by saying I am a (exceptionally) low swing speed player by GolfWRX standards, as a consequence of this I rely heavily on the feel and short game performance of a ball to help with my scoring.
I played and very much liked the Taylormade TP Red LDP, which I believe was one of Dean Snell's designs. The majority of Tour category golf balls have become much softer feeling since the days of the TP Red. IMO the MTB falls very much into the harder, brighter, clickier feeling tour balls. I would assess the feel to be 75% 2013 Pro V 1 X, 25% 2013 Pro V 1.
Performance characteristics are very much 2013 Pro V1 X, higher launch of the driver, with perhaps a touch more spin than my current 2015 Pro V1, distance is comparable. Iron launch is a touch lower and mid iron spin is down as well, carry distance is down a couple of yards. Pitching, chipping and putting performance was dominated by the firm crisp feel, wedge spin was down on my current ball.
I know my thoughts fly in the face of the majority of the comments in this thread and the headline reviews. I was hoping to find a new long term ball, unfortunately the Snell MTB is not the ball for me, perhaps I don't have the ballspeed to compress the MTB, which is exaggerating the hard feel I experienced. I personally think it is more a Pro V1 X competitor, unsurprisingly I have never been a Pro V1 X lover.
Hope my comments help some of our UK members considering trying this newly available ball.
Edited by DaveMac, 20 June 2017 - 01:06 PM.