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New Wilson 50 Elite.


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#601 Les Strokes

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 01:14 PM

View PostPigems, on 20 July 2015 - 09:46 AM, said:

View PostCAT GOLFER, on 20 July 2015 - 09:40 AM, said:

I'm intrigued, I see it is marketed to mid/slow swingers, will it's benefits fit a faster swinger (95-100mph)?  Starting to run low on balls (self inflicted loss and just a long time since I have bought balls) so I was looking for some new models to try.

I swing 100/105 and have hit my longest drives ever with this ball :)

I have not done a side-by-side comp. with the TM or ProV yet: I  would like to see a professional test of these versus "premium" balls. Are there any good empirical studies with a machine like Iron Byron?

I found one of these in the rough and I liked the look of it. I'm not sure how old it is, but it looks like a few seasons old and has a scrape on it from a dance with a cart path. Played on Friday  and decided to try it on a water hazard hole, 400 yards that plays about 10 yards uphill. I carried the water hazard by 20 yards, never done that before. I was Driver- AWedge to about 10 feet. This is a hole I usually make 5+ on, made 3 that day. Ball stops very quickly on the greens, back spin even (Poa greens at this course).

I normally hit my 3 Wood 230 -250; this ball went 263-270 on the few holes I tried it. My SS is 104 - 109 right now. So yeah I am impressed. I also find it has more speed off the face of the putter too. Headed to the store to buy a 24 pack on sale.


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#602 mulliganman30

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 02:30 PM

Surprisingly good two piece ball for the price.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 02:54 PM

Yesterday at a very hilly and muddy course I was Driver-8 iron on a 452 yard par4; and on in 2 shots  on 3 out of the 4 par 5's, measuring 510, 495 and 460 (+ 25 yards uphill). I find the ball to be the straightest and longest I've tried so far, usually I play Pro V1X and various TM.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:55 PM

My course aerated their greens a few days ago, so I started using the 50 Elites I'd bought specifically for fall golf.  I bought the yellow, which in the past had not impressed me, as far as yellow color choices went.  These seemed better than I rememebered wondering if Wilson tweaked the color a bit?

The 50s impressed me as they always do.  Good distance nice feel, all the good stuff.  I was playing a new set of irons that I've built as an experiment, 431 stainless instead of the forged Golden Rams I normally play.  Feel of the ball with the firmer irons was still quite nice.
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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:11 PM

Are they still selling these?  I cant seem to find them.

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:43 PM

View PostCBECH22, on 15 September 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

Are they still selling these?  I cant seem to find them.

Walmart and Academy Sports. But, not in every store.

https://www.rockbott...ite-golf-balls/

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:56 PM

I bought mine at golftown; they also sell them online. The ball snob salesman at GT (acquaintance of mine) denigrated them, but I know I can knock them at least 40 yards past him so I dont care. Playing is believin. YMMV

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 08:19 PM

The 50 Elites I got were because the box of NXTTours that my father gave me for Christmas a year ago turned out to be 4 sleeves of 50 Elites. A nice feeling ball but a crappy thing for someone to do.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 06:55 AM

View Postchippa13, on 15 September 2018 - 08:19 PM, said:

The 50 Elites I got were because the box of NXTTours that my father gave me for Christmas a year ago turned out to be 4 sleeves of 50 Elites. A nice feeling ball but a crappy thing for someone to do.

I much prefer the 50 to the NXT Tour other than your father getting ripped off on the price
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Posted 19 September 2018 - 11:36 AM

I've broken 80 twice this month with these.  Unless the greens are really firm and fast I can't justify using me Pro V's.  For about $1/ball I'll use these, thank you very much.

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 07:55 PM

I bought a couple dozen of these and played twice on the weekend with them.  Wasn't busy so I hit some of my approached side by side with my usual ChromeSoft balls.  The CS balls definitely spun more and stopped closer to the pitchmark on the 8 iron or lower but there was little difference on full shots with the shorter clubs in terms of distance from the pitch mark.  I'm usually pretty close to the green these days so I rarely have the opportunity to hit that 30-50 yard pitch shot that CS balls excel at and didn't have one this weekend to compare them side by side.  I did use the lack of spin to my advantage a couple of times, or at least it seemed that way.  On 18 I hit the fairway and was 195 out.  Normally I can only hit my 4H about 180-185 and my 5W about 200.  I took out the 4H and put it about 10 feet past the flag in the right rough about 5 feet off the green.  Chip and par.  On another hole I really struggle on, I had about 157 to the flag with a small breeze behind me.  Normally I hit my 7i 145-150 but I decided to hit it in this case a little lower and it landed on the front edge and skipped back to the centre back.  Easy 2 putt par.   Off the driver it went the same distance as the CS and PV1 for me,  about 235-240.  

Normally our greens around here are well watered and very receptive even in the heat of summer so I can see this ball working well most of the time for most players up here.  On firmer greens or greens with lots of trouble around them I can see the CS and it's stopping power coming in handy.  I'm not long enough to be trying to reach par 5's in 2 anymore so the holding power on a 3W or 5W or 4H isn't really an issue for me and that's where this ball would struggle the most IMO, along with the aforementioned 30-50 yard pitch.  I think I'll experiment with switching up balls from time to time on individual holes depending on the circumstances.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:52 AM

Solid ball, played these over this past winter. Best 2 piece ball for the money.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:55 PM

Great ball, used them in the past.
Picked some up for fall golf, thinking of using them full
time next year, but will compare closer with my present ball
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Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:15 PM

Has anyone found their yellow ball is not as good as the white ones? The problem is, I prefer yellow.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:23 PM

View PostTanner25, on 25 September 2018 - 04:15 PM, said:

Has anyone found their yellow ball is not as good as the white ones? The problem is, I prefer yellow.


Using the yellow right now, it's been just fine for me.

Not literally right now.   ;)

Edited by NRJyzr, 25 September 2018 - 04:23 PM.

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Driver:  Tour Edge XCG7 Beta, Fuji Motore F3 80 X, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
2h:  TM Stage2 Tour, NV105 S
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Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:24 PM

View PostNRJyzr, on 25 September 2018 - 04:23 PM, said:

View PostTanner25, on 25 September 2018 - 04:15 PM, said:

Has anyone found their yellow ball is not as good as the white ones? The problem is, I prefer yellow.


Using the yellow right now, it's been just fine for me.

Not literally right now.   ;)

good to know

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 11:54 AM

Tanner, weird you'd mentioned that. I kinda thought awhile back the yellow was different than the white. I could be mental but it seemed to me, to be different.

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:26 PM

The yellow plays the same it is just an awful yellow.  I too, prefer playing a yellow ball but that yellow is just awful awful. Their orange is nice as is the pink big that yellow!!...
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:51 PM

View PostSong Dog, on 26 September 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

Tanner, weird you'd mentioned that. I kinda thought awhile back the yellow was different than the white. I could be mental but it seemed to me, to be different.

That's what I thought, Song Dog. They are different or perhaps, it was the off yellow color that threw me and I had higher hopes.

View PostMinarets, on 26 September 2018 - 08:26 PM, said:

The yellow plays the same it is just an awful yellow.  I too, prefer playing a yellow ball but that yellow is just awful awful. Their orange is nice as is the pink big that yellow!!...

+1, had to be the color.

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 09:51 PM

Bought a dozen of these to try and it didn't take long to see how bad they are. It seemed that it maximized my misses. I played a ProVX beside it and there was no doubt that my misses were worse with the Wilson than with the ProVX. They'll make good chipping and bunker practice balls though.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:47 PM

I finally got a chance go head-to-head challenge between Pinnacle Soft and W/S 50 Elite.  

PS was clear winner for me.  compared to PS, 50 elite felt clickier and rolled more on green.
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:13 PM

Wow. Never tried a PS but a 50 elite has never felt clicky to me in the least.
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 04:36 PM

View PostMinarets, on 11 October 2018 - 10:13 PM, said:

Wow. Never tried a PS but a 50 elite has never felt clicky to me in the least.

give it a try.  you may be surprised.
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