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#61 Imhappyinthe80s

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:22 PM

Always liked Wilson staff and the 50 elite is even better than expected. I am between 12 and 15 handicap throughtout the year. I always preferred a 2 piece ball. Always played q stars because of spin and feel off the putter. I found the 50s to be an even better ball at half the price

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 09:14 PM

well I made the full time switch to the 50 elite.. the blems from budget golf are too good of a deal to pass up.
The last two weeks I had a face off, 50 vs duo, and the 50 won hands down. The spin I get on approach is almost as good as my old XV.
Amazing bargain for $.65/ball.. I bought 8 doz and am thinking of getting more.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 11:27 PM

View Postkabal57, on 14 August 2015 - 09:14 PM, said:

well I made the full time switch to the 50 elite.. the blems from budget golf are too good of a deal to pass up.
The last two weeks I had a face off, 50 vs duo, and the 50 won hands down. The spin I get on approach is almost as good as my old XV.
Amazing bargain for $.65/ball.. I bought 8 doz and am thinking of getting more.

Interesting. I'm currently playing Duo, but was thinking about trying 50 elite. Def a bargain at that price.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 08:18 AM

I grabbed a duo and a 50 from the used bin at the course and played them. I liked the 50 better.
I will have to buy some. Actually impressed since the ball costs so much less than others.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:37 AM

The last two rounds I played the 50 elite, and I felt my shots onto the green were sticking very well.  For the price these cannot be beat.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:40 AM

Played a couple of them yesterday. I've been playing the q stars picked up some really cheap and it might be the worst ball ever. 50 felt softer but like I said it was pretty wet the only concern is that I couldn't hit it anywhere off the tee. I didn't get any roll because of the course being wet. Gonna try them again today

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:02 PM

Alternated holes with the 50 Elite and the Callaway Chrome Soft just last week.

Without looking at the markings I couldn't tell much difference. A $1 ball vs. a $3 ball is a no-brainer.
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Posted 16 August 2015 - 02:23 PM

Can't say it enough. Best ball.



If I had to complain, I hate the graphics.  Couldn't care less for the price and performance. If it looked like the FG TOUR I'd have nothing else to say or want in a ball.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 03:36 PM

Purchased these balls for my 12 year old son. Thought it would be perfect for him considering price, performance and feel. Turns out it might be the perfect ball for me for exactly the same reasons. Driver carry seems to be on par with the Callaway Supersoft but with less roll. Distance with the irons is also on par with the Supersoft but with less roll. Just seems like the perfect blend of spin and distance for my game.
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Posted 16 August 2015 - 04:56 PM

Oh, and I wish their yellow ones looked more like the Z Star yellow and not the dull yellow that they are.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 05:17 PM

View PostMinarets, on 16 August 2015 - 02:23 PM, said:

Can't say it enough. Best ball.



If I had to complain, I hate the graphics.  Couldn't care less for the price and performance. If it looked like the FG TOUR I'd have nothing else to say or want in a ball.

Yep.  Just an unbelievable ball for the price.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 03:21 PM

View PostMinarets, on 16 August 2015 - 04:56 PM, said:

Oh, and I wish their yellow ones looked more like the Z Star yellow and not the dull yellow that they are.
Love the Cally yellow, then the DT solo yellow. Not crazy for the translucent yellows out there.
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 06:56 AM

I'll bite and give these a shot in yellow since i'm going to play in a course where i'm hitting a lot of blind shots over the trees to shortcut some of the par 4 doglegs.
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 07:17 AM

Just a followup for me with the 50's. Currently I am playing 2 types of golf balls. The 50's and the Gamer Soft's. I have been alternating back and forth and until my last 2 rounds I preferred the 50.

I came from the Cally Supersoft then I saw the Gamer Soft's were BOGO so I grabbed a bunch of them. Then my wife bought me a few dozen 50's at Wally World for $10 a dozen so I had a nice little stash.
I played the 50's first and fell in love with them. Then I tried the Gamer Soft's and liked them also. Right now I have both in my bag and I am not sure which one I prefer. They both cost around $20 per 2 dozen with the Gamer's being BOGO right now at $19.99.

One thing I noticed about the 50's is they seem shorter then the Gamer's off my driver... However... Off my 8-9-PW they are longer. It might just be my current swing but that's what I have noticed. I was 10-15 yards long with my PW and the 50's.

I still love the 50's and I have a nice stock built up. I did the same thing last year with the SuperSoft's. I think when I have a bad round I blame it on the ball instead of the golfer.

To end my rant... Right now It's either the 50 or the Gamer soft that gets used by me. Great ball for the price.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 08:29 AM

View Postcastroyyy, on 20 August 2015 - 07:17 AM, said:

Just a followup for me with the 50's. Currently I am playing 2 types of golf balls. The 50's and the Gamer Soft's. I have been alternating back and forth and until my last 2 rounds I preferred the 50.

I came from the Cally Supersoft then I saw the Gamer Soft's were BOGO so I grabbed a bunch of them. Then my wife bought me a few dozen 50's at Wally World for $10 a dozen so I had a nice little stash.
I played the 50's first and fell in love with them. Then I tried the Gamer Soft's and liked them also. Right now I have both in my bag and I am not sure which one I prefer. They both cost around $20 per 2 dozen with the Gamer's being BOGO right now at $19.99.

One thing I noticed about the 50's is they seem shorter then the Gamer's off my driver... However... Off my 8-9-PW they are longer. It might just be my current swing but that's what I have noticed. I was 10-15 yards long with my PW and the 50's.

I still love the 50's and I have a nice stock built up. I did the same thing last year with the SuperSoft's. I think when I have a bad round I blame it on the ball instead of the golfer.

To end my rant... Right now It's either the 50 or the Gamer soft that gets used by me. Great ball for the price.

I agree with your assessment. But even at this level there still seems to be a compromise of length vs spin. I just find the 50 to be the perfect ball that is "just" long enough and "just" spins enough. I hit the Callaway Supersoft longer with the driver but there's just a bit too much roll with my approach shots for my liking. I'm actually working on my mechanics off the tee to recover the 10 to 20 yards that I'm losing in order to play a ball that actually holds the green at a very good price point. The 50 for me sits right in-between the Project (a) and the Supersoft.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 08:37 AM

I agree with your comments towards the Supersoft. I was happy when my ball started going straighter then it ever did however it rolled like crazy. And.. I never liked it off the putter. Now let's be clear here... I am not a great golfer to say the least but I have improved from a 120+ player to right around 100 or so in the past 2 years. I can play bogey golf most of the day and then have 2 blowup holes and its over.
My goal is to get to 90 and I can honestly say it will happen soon. I have been close a few times but once I have that bad hole I can't shake it off and boom... There goes that round.

So while I loved the Supersoft last year I don't this year. The 50's play awesome for me except for the slightly shorter drives compared to the Gamer Soft's. However, I still get an occasional wicked slice with the Gamer's that I haven't quite had with the 50's.

All in all I still love the 50's. It's a fantastic ball. My buddy who is probably a +8 or so golfer needed a ball and I tossed him a 50. He couldn't believe how much he liked it but he did say after 3 holes that he wasn't hitting his drives as far. He is a slow swinger like me but normally we drive the same distances.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 09:44 AM

I saw these at my local Scheels the other day and noticed that i have seen people post about them.  And for $12? Thats nuts.  But what urethane ball would you compare these too? I play the Project (a) and love the amount of spin i get and how these stop on the green.  Im just nervous to try a two piece surlyn ball because I dont feel i will get the same spin as with the PA.
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 09:52 AM

View PostCBECH22, on 20 August 2015 - 09:44 AM, said:

I saw these at my local Scheels the other day and noticed that i have seen people post about them.  And for $12? Thats nuts.  But what urethane ball would you compare these too? I play the Project (a) and love the amount of spin i get and how these stop on the green.  Im just nervous to try a two piece surlyn ball because I dont feel i will get the same spin as with the PA.

Won't spin quite as much as the Project (a) but you might be pleasantly surprised. At that price, what have you got to lose?
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 10:05 AM

View Postdciccoritti, on 20 August 2015 - 09:52 AM, said:

View PostCBECH22, on 20 August 2015 - 09:44 AM, said:

I saw these at my local Scheels the other day and noticed that i have seen people post about them.  And for $12? Thats nuts.  But what urethane ball would you compare these too? I play the Project (a) and love the amount of spin i get and how these stop on the green.  Im just nervous to try a two piece surlyn ball because I dont feel i will get the same spin as with the PA.

Won't spin quite as much as the Project (a) but you might be pleasantly surprised. At that price, what have you got to lose?

Thats so true. Ill probably go pick up a dozen here real quick and give them a try.
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 07:14 PM

View PostCBECH22, on 20 August 2015 - 10:05 AM, said:

View Postdciccoritti, on 20 August 2015 - 09:52 AM, said:

View PostCBECH22, on 20 August 2015 - 09:44 AM, said:

I saw these at my local Scheels the other day and noticed that i have seen people post about them.  And for $12? Thats nuts.  But what urethane ball would you compare these too? I play the Project (a) and love the amount of spin i get and how these stop on the green.  Im just nervous to try a two piece surlyn ball because I dont feel i will get the same spin as with the PA.

Won't spin quite as much as the Project (a) but you might be pleasantly surprised. At that price, what have you got to lose?

Thats so true. Ill probably go pick up a dozen here real quick and give them a try.

I found the Project (a)'s a little too spinny for my liking on shorter shots.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 10:53 PM

View PostPigems, on 20 August 2015 - 07:14 PM, said:

View PostCBECH22, on 20 August 2015 - 10:05 AM, said:

View Postdciccoritti, on 20 August 2015 - 09:52 AM, said:

View PostCBECH22, on 20 August 2015 - 09:44 AM, said:

I saw these at my local Scheels the other day and noticed that i have seen people post about them.  And for $12? Thats nuts.  But what urethane ball would you compare these too? I play the Project (a) and love the amount of spin i get and how these stop on the green.  Im just nervous to try a two piece surlyn ball because I dont feel i will get the same spin as with the PA.

Won't spin quite as much as the Project (a) but you might be pleasantly surprised. At that price, what have you got to lose?

Thats so true. Ill probably go pick up a dozen here real quick and give them a try.

I found the Project (a)'s a little too spinny for my liking on shorter shots.

See I dont think i generate enough spin and thats why the PA helps me so much.  I get them instantly to stop and i am afraid to pick up a dozen of these and have roll out that im not used too.
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 11:31 PM

View PostCBECH22, on 20 August 2015 - 09:44 AM, said:

I saw these at my local Scheels the other day and noticed that i have seen people post about them.  And for $12? Thats nuts.  But what urethane ball would you compare these too? I play the Project (a) and love the amount of spin i get and how these stop on the green.  Im just nervous to try a two piece surlyn ball because I dont feel i will get the same spin as with the PA.

The 50 Elites are the only ball I'll play now and I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised by the spin if you give them a shot. I'd say 5 iron thru 7 they hop and stop, 8 and 9 irons drop and stop, and PW thru LW they usually land and creep back a few inches, and we've had a really hot and dry summer here in South Carolina so that just says that much more about their performance to me. For reference I use 5-LW Callaway XR irons, graphite shafts so its not like I'm using aggressive grooves to spin the ball in my wedges. I read these boards like crazy but rarely post but I had to give the 50 Elites their props.

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 08:54 AM

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View PostCBECH22, on 20 August 2015 - 09:44 AM, said:

I saw these at my local Scheels the other day and noticed that i have seen people post about them.  And for $12? Thats nuts.  But what urethane ball would you compare these too? I play the Project (a) and love the amount of spin i get and how these stop on the green.  Im just nervous to try a two piece surlyn ball because I dont feel i will get the same spin as with the PA.

The 50 Elites are the only ball I'll play now and I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised by the spin if you give them a shot. I'd say 5 iron thru 7 they hop and stop, 8 and 9 irons drop and stop, and PW thru LW they usually land and creep back a few inches, and we've had a really hot and dry summer here in South Carolina so that just says that much more about their performance to me. For reference I use 5-LW Callaway XR irons, graphite shafts so its not like I'm using aggressive grooves to spin the ball in my wedges. I read these boards like crazy but rarely post but I had to give the 50 Elites their props.

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 09:07 AM

View PostShermanKlump, on 20 August 2015 - 11:31 PM, said:

View PostCBECH22, on 20 August 2015 - 09:44 AM, said:

I saw these at my local Scheels the other day and noticed that i have seen people post about them.  And for $12? Thats nuts.  But what urethane ball would you compare these too? I play the Project (a) and love the amount of spin i get and how these stop on the green.  Im just nervous to try a two piece surlyn ball because I dont feel i will get the same spin as with the PA.

The 50 Elites are the only ball I'll play now and I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised by the spin if you give them a shot. I'd say 5 iron thru 7 they hop and stop, 8 and 9 irons drop and stop, and PW thru LW they usually land and creep back a few inches, and we've had a really hot and dry summer here in South Carolina so that just says that much more about their performance to me. For reference I use 5-LW Callaway XR irons, graphite shafts so its not like I'm using aggressive grooves to spin the ball in my wedges. I read these boards like crazy but rarely post but I had to give the 50 Elites their props.

Well i appreciate your input on the ball. I have been looking all arund these boards about this ball and i have beard nothing but good remarks about it. I just cant wrap my head around a ball that retails for $1 being as good as everyone says, but literally everyne says its good. So im gunna go pick up a dozen today and see how they perform. Thank you!
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Posted 21 August 2015 - 12:54 PM

I just got a dozen shipped from Amazon. Dimple design is very unique. Hopefully it doesn't feel like I'm hitting a rock.

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 01:34 PM

View PostGWD, on 21 August 2015 - 08:54 AM, said:

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View PostCBECH22, on 20 August 2015 - 09:44 AM, said:

I saw these at my local Scheels the other day and noticed that i have seen people post about them.  And for $12? Thats nuts.  But what urethane ball would you compare these too? I play the Project (a) and love the amount of spin i get and how these stop on the green.  Im just nervous to try a two piece surlyn ball because I dont feel i will get the same spin as with the PA.

The 50 Elites are the only ball I'll play now and I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised by the spin if you give them a shot. I'd say 5 iron thru 7 they hop and stop, 8 and 9 irons drop and stop, and PW thru LW they usually land and creep back a few inches, and we've had a really hot and dry summer here in South Carolina so that just says that much more about their performance to me. For reference I use 5-LW Callaway XR irons, graphite shafts so its not like I'm using aggressive grooves to spin the ball in my wedges. I read these boards like crazy but rarely post but I had to give the 50 Elites their props.

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Don't you just love those XR irons. They have changed my game for the (way) better. Hope you found the same.

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 03:44 PM

View Postph00ny, on 21 August 2015 - 12:54 PM, said:

I just got a dozen shipped from Amazon. Dimple design is very unique. Hopefully it doesn't feel like I'm hitting a rock.

I assure you they will feel nothing like hitting a rock. They are one of, if not the softest ball you'll find. They feel like you are hitting it flush with every club. I just bought some orange ones to try out as I have never tried an orange ball.
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Posted 21 August 2015 - 05:18 PM

View PostMinarets, on 21 August 2015 - 03:44 PM, said:

View Postph00ny, on 21 August 2015 - 12:54 PM, said:

I just got a dozen shipped from Amazon. Dimple design is very unique. Hopefully it doesn't feel like I'm hitting a rock.

I assure you they will feel nothing like hitting a rock. They are one of, if not the softest ball you'll find. They feel like you are hitting it flush with every club. I just bought some orange ones to try out as I have never tried an orange ball.

Funny because I just picked up a couple of boxes today and decided to try orange having never tried that colour before.
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Posted 21 August 2015 - 06:12 PM

Jebus. I just tried them on the practice putting green at home and these are ridiculous soft. It's like nothing i've ever putt before. Not sure how i'm going to like it on the real putting green but wow
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Posted 21 August 2015 - 06:20 PM

Has anyone compared to the new Fifty Elites to the new Zips? The Wilson Staff site says the Zip is supposed to spin more than the Fifty.


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