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#2311 Jarlaxle

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 11:34 AM

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Any update on that 4 Piece ball?
Hi.. was on the road the last two weeks... what 4pc ball are you talking about?   haha... we are have been testing like crazy the last two months... good stuff coming for sure..  thanks for your patience...
Thanks for the update.  Is this going to replace the current MTB or will it be a standalone line?  

Also if you are still testing I assume the exact design isn't locked down yet? Given your answer in the video, that means it will take an additional two to three months (at a bare minimum) before you could actually start production once you finalize the design (given need for approval by USGA plus time to get packaging sorted out).   So we are looking at a 2018 launch sort of no matter what, is that fair?
The actual launch date will be determined very soon... testing is on final protos, so we should be ready to place orders for balls for the launch soon... The USGA process is already underway, and packaging is almost finished as well... things are moving along very well... Early 2018 is for sure the latest....
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:57 PM

Just played the MTB for the first time. Great ball. Spun well into these hard Georgia greens, and pretty good feel off the putter. Shot my second lowest round ever with it.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 06:07 PM

Another round in the 70s with the MTB. I just love this this.

Found my first knock on it and that's the durability. While it's not the worst, it's a pretty huge gap between the Truvis and MTB as far as durability goes. Not from trees or cart paths, I've just noticed where it seems like a little of the cover is missing from the ball.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:27 PM

Sidenote: There's a course near me that's fairly tough, due to all the dang trees. I told the guys in the clubhouse their balls with the logo should all be yellow.

Some will get the stupid joke...

I did get a yellow mark on one of my MTBs lately. Trying to avoid that...

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:47 AM

View Postlawsonman, on 09 September 2017 - 08:13 AM, said:

Anyone who hasn't watched the Q and A with Dean is missing out. It was so nice to see a no BS video that educates you about the golf ball process without trying to sell you anything telling you their product is 20 yards longer blah, blah, blah . Thank you Dean!!
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:03 AM

I bought 2 dozen and finally put the MTB's to the test. Took an evening and chipped and pitched at my local course. These spin just as well as the ProV1X that I used to game and better than the Chrome Soft that I normally play.
I was able to play one round this past weekend and was surprised that I picked up some added distance off the tee. I swing driver at about 103mph. The same thing for my irons. At least a half club longer. I gained back what I lost switching from ProV1X to Chromesoft.

I mentioned in another thread I thought I lost some spin in my mid to long irons as I didn't get the check I normally do, but I am not going to attribute this to the ball just yet. I need some more time as I just didn't get that many long iron opportunities.

My putting that day wasn't so hot as I just couldn't find the speed all day. The greens weren't as slow as the practice green. The ball feels good off the putter face and I do like a lower compression ball. It doesn't feel as mushy as a Wilson Duo off the irons and I like the firmer feel in this respect.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:38 AM

I finally got around to busting out the flightscope on the course.  My guess would have been the MTB was slightly shorter than PV1x and spun slightly more.  Ball speeds with driver were very consistent and my lowest spinning and longest drives were with the MTB.  I saw ~750 less rpms with a full lob wedge and ~500 less spin with a 9 iron.  Iím a low spin guy already so the V1x will be my tournament ball but my guesses about how the Snell was performing were incorrect.  Any questions feel free to ask away
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:11 AM

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I finally got around to busting out the flightscope on the course.  My guess would have been the MTB was slightly shorter than PV1x and spun slightly more.  Ball speeds with driver were very consistent and my lowest spinning and longest drives were with the MTB.  I saw ~750 less rpms with a full lob wedge and ~500 less spin with a 9 iron.  I'm a low spin guy already so the V1x will be my tournament ball but my guesses about how the Snell was performing were incorrect.  Any questions feel free to ask away
Thanks for the feedback.. this is in line with the design of the  ball.. we tried to make the ball lower spin on driver, with fast ball speeds, and subsequently LONGER... on the full irons, we took alittle spin out of the shots due to players saying that they had too much spin, and had trouble controlling the ball, and could not get to back pins...   we are working on protos now to also help this for players that are looking for alittle more iron spin... COMING SOON.....

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:20 AM

Outside of some really old models of Callaway urethane balls that spun unbelievably, the ProV1x does seem to be as high spin with my irons and wedges as anything I've tried. As a low clubhead speed, low spin, low trajectory player I will take every RPM of spin I can get when trying to hold a firm Bermuda green with a mid-iron shot. Especially given that it seems plenty long and high off the driver.

Sounds like the eagerly anticipated new Snell model will be worth my taking a good, hard look!
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

View PostSnell Golf, on 11 October 2017 - 08:11 AM, said:

View Postswizbeatz, on 05 October 2017 - 10:38 AM, said:

I finally got around to busting out the flightscope on the course.  My guess would have been the MTB was slightly shorter than PV1x and spun slightly more.  Ball speeds with driver were very consistent and my lowest spinning and longest drives were with the MTB.  I saw ~750 less rpms with a full lob wedge and ~500 less spin with a 9 iron.  I'm a low spin guy already so the V1x will be my tournament ball but my guesses about how the Snell was performing were incorrect.  Any questions feel free to ask away
Thanks for the feedback.. this is in line with the design of the  ball.. we tried to make the ball lower spin on driver, with fast ball speeds, and subsequently LONGER... on the full irons, we took alittle spin out of the shots due to players saying that they had too much spin, and had trouble controlling the ball, and could not get to back pins...   we are working on protos now to also help this for players that are looking for alittle more iron spin... COMING SOON.....


No problem, just trying to help the guys out.  I feel confident those numbers are good as Iíve got a crazy repeatable (bad) swing but helps to hear you confirm that was the design idea.  It makes sense, I play with a lot more scratch + guys who would like to lower spin with irons than guys like myself who need more.  Iíll be all in testing the new ball when it becomes available, the price point when you play a ton of rounds is huge.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:30 PM

View PostSnell Golf, on 11 October 2017 - 08:11 AM, said:

View Postswizbeatz, on 05 October 2017 - 10:38 AM, said:

I finally got around to busting out the flightscope on the course.  My guess would have been the MTB was slightly shorter than PV1x and spun slightly more.  Ball speeds with driver were very consistent and my lowest spinning and longest drives were with the MTB.  I saw ~750 less rpms with a full lob wedge and ~500 less spin with a 9 iron.  I'm a low spin guy already so the V1x will be my tournament ball but my guesses about how the Snell was performing were incorrect.  Any questions feel free to ask away
Thanks for the feedback.. this is in line with the design of the  ball.. we tried to make the ball lower spin on driver, with fast ball speeds, and subsequently LONGER... on the full irons, we took alittle spin out of the shots due to players saying that they had too much spin, and had trouble controlling the ball, and could not get to back pins...   we are working on protos now to also help this for players that are looking for alittle more iron spin... COMING SOON.....

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point?    thanks in advance for your feedback...

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:03 AM

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point?    thanks in advance for your feedback...
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:09 AM

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point? thanks in advance for your feedback...

Well, the K-Sig at $15/dozen created a baseline to which other golf balls will (hopefully, for the consumer's sake) be compared. There was certainly not a loss of distance and, the ball compares favorably to the usual suspects (ProV1, et al.) in terms of overall performance. Now...supply of the K-Sig is obviously quite the issue and no one knows if that price was actually sustainable (at least if Costco were attempting to make any money on it)...but, as long as there is competition, the price point for a truly premium ball will continue to shift toward that number versus the gouging inflated prices Titleist and others have charged golfers for years.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:11 AM

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point?    thanks in advance for your feedback...
I wouldn't even consider a ball losing that much distance. I don't care what the price was.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:11 AM

Am I the only one who is having durability issues? They seem to mark up WAY quicker than other golf balls. Not cart path rashes, but just rashes/cuts/marks from normal play.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:14 AM

View PostJDW3, on 16 October 2017 - 09:11 AM, said:

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point? thanks in advance for your feedback...
I wouldn't even consider a ball losing that much distance. I don't care what the price was.

I wouldn't bother with it either.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:15 AM

With some of these economized 3 pc urethane balls I have found some distance issues, especially on off center hits. The qst being one of them. I have never hit the Snell mtb though.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

View PostSanzabar, on 16 October 2017 - 09:11 AM, said:

Am I the only one who is having durability issues? They seem to mark up WAY quicker than other golf balls. Not cart path rashes, but just rashes/cuts/marks from normal play.
I don't have any issues with durability
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:15 AM

View PostSanzabar, on 16 October 2017 - 09:11 AM, said:

Am I the only one who is having durability issues? They seem to mark up WAY quicker than other golf balls. Not cart path rashes, but just rashes/cuts/marks from normal play.

So far, no issues with mine. Holding up really well.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:20 AM

View Posthybrid25, on 16 October 2017 - 09:15 AM, said:

With some of these economized 3 pc urethane balls I have found some distance issues, especially on off center hits. The qst being one of them. I have never hit the Snell mtb though.

I think the "economized" label for the MTB's is a bit of a misnomer. For me, they are performing exactly as Mr Snell advertises. Some added distance with the driver, slightly reduced spin off the irons. Love it so far. A bit more spin would be ideal for me, but so far, not looking back.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:24 AM

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point? thanks in advance for your feedback...

If it were the MTB, definitely not. If I want to lose 15-20 yds off the tee, I'd hit 3 wood. I want tour spin from 120 in.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:28 PM

View PostHowie, on 16 October 2017 - 09:09 AM, said:

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point? thanks in advance for your feedback...

Well, the K-Sig at $15/dozen created a baseline to which other golf balls will (hopefully, for the consumer's sake) be compared. There was certainly not a loss of distance and, the ball compares favorably to the usual suspects (ProV1, et al.) in terms of overall performance. Now...supply of the K-Sig is obviously quite the issue and no one knows if that price was actually sustainable (at least if Costco were attempting to make any money on it)...but, as long as there is competition, the price point for a truly premium ball will continue to shift toward that number versus the gouging inflated prices Titleist and others have charged golfers for years.
There is a reason why you dont see them anymore, and anymore at that price... There is so much to this story which unfortunately cannot be told to you guys.. someday maybe you will hear the whole true story behind this.. But for now, you will not see them back as that ball again.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:19 PM

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 12:28 PM, said:

View PostHowie, on 16 October 2017 - 09:09 AM, said:

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point? thanks in advance for your feedback...

Well, the K-Sig at $15/dozen created a baseline to which other golf balls will (hopefully, for the consumer's sake) be compared. There was certainly not a loss of distance and, the ball compares favorably to the usual suspects (ProV1, et al.) in terms of overall performance. Now...supply of the K-Sig is obviously quite the issue and no one knows if that price was actually sustainable (at least if Costco were attempting to make any money on it)...but, as long as there is competition, the price point for a truly premium ball will continue to shift toward that number versus the gouging inflated prices Titleist and others have charged golfers for years.
There is a reason why you dont see them anymore, and anymore at that price... There is so much to this story which unfortunately cannot be told to you guys.. someday maybe you will hear the whole true story behind this.. But for now, you will not see them back as that ball again.

If they were extra's left over from a ball change design by a major manufacturer that sold them to Cosco at a lower price point to get rid of stock, wink once.
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#2335 Snell Golf

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:42 PM

View PostMrJones, on 16 October 2017 - 01:19 PM, said:

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 12:28 PM, said:

View PostHowie, on 16 October 2017 - 09:09 AM, said:

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point? thanks in advance for your feedback...

Well, the K-Sig at $15/dozen created a baseline to which other golf balls will (hopefully, for the consumer's sake) be compared. There was certainly not a loss of distance and, the ball compares favorably to the usual suspects (ProV1, et al.) in terms of overall performance. Now...supply of the K-Sig is obviously quite the issue and no one knows if that price was actually sustainable (at least if Costco were attempting to make any money on it)...but, as long as there is competition, the price point for a truly premium ball will continue to shift toward that number versus the gouging inflated prices Titleist and others have charged golfers for years.
There is a reason why you dont see them anymore, and anymore at that price... There is so much to this story which unfortunately cannot be told to you guys.. someday maybe you will hear the whole true story behind this.. But for now, you will not see them back as that ball again.

If they were extra's left over from a ball change design by a major manufacturer that sold them to Cosco at a lower price point to get rid of stock, wink once.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:48 PM

I would not use a ball with seriously worse performance even if it were free.

I'd rather use the ProV1's and Supersofts and Mojos that I find scattered in the rough every time I play. Any of those, as long as they're not actually damaged, will perform way closer than 10% or whatever of the very best brand new balls.

Although I did see a "Nitro" ball sitting right on the cart path the other day. It's may be still sitting there, darned if I was going to bother bending over to pick up a piece of junk like that...
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:55 PM

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point? thanks in advance for your feedback...

I don't think anybody would use a ball that cost them between a club and a club and a half.  I'd say at most you'd have to be inside of 10yards, and probably about 5 yards.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:48 PM

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point? thanks in advance for your feedback...
No. I spend money on clubs to get the best performance, so I'm not going to spend a dime on a ball that does not help my performance.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:48 PM

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point? thanks in advance for your feedback...

I would not knowingly buy any ball that would cost me that amount of distance. I spend a lot of time, and money trying to hit longer(and more accurately). It wouldn't make any sense to limit my progress, by buying a cheaper ball. Besides, didn't you hear. We now can buy tour quality balls(Snell) for approx $25. :-)

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:08 PM

View PostBLLDWG23, on 16 October 2017 - 01:55 PM, said:

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at an event I was speaking at last week... he asked what I thought that golfers would accept for distance LOSS in a golf ball for price... I told him I was not the guy to answer that, so figured I would ask some of you guys... if a golf ball was $20 or $25 per doz, but 14-17 yards shorter, would you buy it to save money... what loss would be acceptable and at what price point?    thanks in advance for your feedback...

I don't think anybody would use a ball that cost them between a club and a club and a half.  I'd say at most you'd have to be inside of 10yards, and probably about 5 yards.
I just don't see much difference in distance between golf balls.


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