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Longest ball off the tee you ever hit?


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#1 EHolm

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:57 PM

New year and launch of pretty much every new tour ball there is with claims of straighter, longer and more spin. All at WRX love the long ball so my question is this: Whats the ball you got to go the furthest off the tee? Dont consider feel or green side spin or anything but pure raw power with the driver.

Got my hands on some top-flite LD balls a few years back and they would roll for what felt like miles. Z-balata just felt like it got stuck in the clouds when hitting with the wind. Neither ball was worth it around the greens but just distance, thats where I'd end up

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:43 PM

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:50 PM

Kirkland Signatures....... on a perfect strike 10-20 yards longer than V1X or XV...  probably happens once or twice a round for me as a 10 capper.  Better players could see it on almost every hole.
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:57 PM

If forced to guess I'd probably say ProV1x.

But I could name half a dozen balls that are in the same 5-yard or so bucket when it comes to driver distance: ProV1x, ProvV1, Chrome Soft, B330, B330S, FG Tour, probably a couple others I can't remember. None of those is more than a couple of yards different than the others.

I will say a Lethal is shorter than any of those and a Nike RZN 20XI-X is shorter than the Lethal. So there aren't any "longer" golf balls for my game but there do seem to be some that are "shorter".

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:18 AM

I'm so sorry to do this guys but I actually, honestly believe that the KSig was the best ball off the tee that I've ever played lol. I didn't love it inside the final 30 yards but for covering the initial 300 there's nothing like it imo.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:00 AM

TM Tour Preferred X    is what I hit my longest drive with.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:12 AM

My logest recorded drive last year was 309 with Prov1x
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:59 AM

I prefer the V1x for all around.  But the B330 and the XV are a little longer for me.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

As an old fart the Maxfli Softfli goes farther than other ball I have tried.  20 years ago probably the Top-Flite XL or Pinnacle Gold.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:05 AM

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:09 AM

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:45 AM

Pinnacle Rush is only one ball that I can ever recall being "long" and that's because I was routinely flying greens on regular approach shots and that's not really I problem I've ever had (same irons for 10 yrs = I know my distances).  Great cold weather ball too.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:37 AM

Chrome Speed. Too bad they're not around anymore. Just fine around the greens as well.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:41 PM

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:50 PM

The longest I ever drove a ball was back in 1993 in Greeley, Colorado at a company golf tournament (on the long drive hole). I was gaming a 1954 MacGregor M85W driver (S-300 shaft) and a Titleist Tour Balata 100 compression ball. Straight par 5, slightly downhill and down wind (~5-8 mph).  Drive was measured out at 398 yards. Have to love altitude golf and a wind at your back.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:10 PM

Maxfli U6 tour soft. It was a hot dry week in PA so the fairways were a tad hard and dry . Put everything I had (I'm 5'6 170) into my Aero mini driver, got 287 with the roll. Haven't gotten within 30 yards of that ever again.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:39 PM

#1 is still from 6years ago: Nike PD Long...340 w/ TM 460 / Voodoo SNV6. However, last week I almost had a new #1 using a Ksig w/ Cally 815 DBD / Diamana D+62X...330.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:46 PM

Does this mean the longest individual specific shot we've ever hit?

If so that's whatever brand of ball I was playing on vacation in England back in 2006. Maybe an NXT Tour?

Hit a tee shot down a steep hill with a following wind gusting to 30+ mph on a baked out chalk-based course during a drought. It rolled far, far beyond the green on a 340-yard Par 4 and for all I know is still rolling. When I lost sight of it that ball had been rolling for a couple hundred yards and I swear was still picking up speed. I had hit a 5-iron hoping to keep it in play...as if!
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:20 PM

2015 prov1x


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:26 PM

The TPx, XV and RZN Tour Black are all about the same and longer than any other ball I've played.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:48 PM

View PostBreak81, on 20 February 2017 - 08:50 PM, said:

Kirkland Signatures....... on a perfect strike 10-20 yards longer than V1X or XV...  probably happens once or twice a round for me as a 10 capper.  Better players could see it on almost every hole.
Are you seriously telling me that if I switched from the B330 to KSigs I would no question gain 10-20 yards off the tee? Just when I thought the KSig discussion couldn't get any more ridiculous.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:52 PM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 22 February 2017 - 11:48 PM, said:

View PostBreak81, on 20 February 2017 - 08:50 PM, said:

Kirkland Signatures....... on a perfect strike 10-20 yards longer than V1X or XV...  probably happens once or twice a round for me as a 10 capper.  Better players could see it on almost every hole.
Are you seriously telling me that if I switched from the B330 to KSigs I would no question gain 10-20 yards off the tee? Just when I thought the KSig discussion couldn't get any more ridiculous.
  I am not telling you that YOU would. I am telling you that I DID. Take it for what you want.... many people also saw 10+ yards of the tee. Part of the reason they go for $60 on ebay. Just curious have you played one yet?
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:00 AM

Bridgestone B330 Tour for me.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:13 AM

If you're talking premium balls rather than rock-like 2 piece, then it's without a doubt the Nike RZN Tour Black. For me it is longer than anything else by 7-8 yards off the driver, and that includes the 2017 Z Star XV.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:41 AM

View PostBreak81, on 22 February 2017 - 11:52 PM, said:

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 22 February 2017 - 11:48 PM, said:

View PostBreak81, on 20 February 2017 - 08:50 PM, said:

Kirkland Signatures....... on a perfect strike 10-20 yards longer than V1X or XV...  probably happens once or twice a round for me as a 10 capper.  Better players could see it on almost every hole.
Are you seriously telling me that if I switched from the B330 to KSigs I would no question gain 10-20 yards off the tee? Just when I thought the KSig discussion couldn't get any more ridiculous.
  I am not telling you that YOU would. I am telling you that I DID. Take it for what you want.... many people also saw 10+ yards of the tee. Part of the reason they go for $60 on ebay. Just curious have you played one yet?
Well then what did you mean by saying better players could see it on almost every hole? I have played one - not my cup of tea.

View PostTollBros, on 23 February 2017 - 03:00 AM, said:

Bridgestone B330 Tour for me.
I 2nd this. The 14-15 version.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:03 PM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 23 February 2017 - 10:41 AM, said:

View PostBreak81, on 22 February 2017 - 11:52 PM, said:

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 22 February 2017 - 11:48 PM, said:

View PostBreak81, on 20 February 2017 - 08:50 PM, said:

Kirkland Signatures....... on a perfect strike 10-20 yards longer than V1X or XV...  probably happens once or twice a round for me as a 10 capper.  Better players could see it on almost every hole.
Are you seriously telling me that if I switched from the B330 to KSigs I would no question gain 10-20 yards off the tee? Just when I thought the KSig discussion couldn't get any more ridiculous.
  I am not telling you that YOU would. I am telling you that I DID. Take it for what you want.... many people also saw 10+ yards of the tee. Part of the reason they go for $60 on ebay. Just curious have you played one yet?
Well then what did you mean by saying better players could see it on almost every hole? I have played one - not my cup of tea.

View PostTollBros, on 23 February 2017 - 03:00 AM, said:

Bridgestone B330 Tour for me.
I 2nd this. The 14-15 version.
  Keyword is COULD, not WILL. If its not your cup of tea that perfectly acceptable. The ball simply does not agree with your swing.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:21 PM

View Postdlongstaff, on 22 February 2017 - 08:39 PM, said:

#1 is still from 6years ago: Nike PD Long...340 w/ TM 460 / Voodoo SNV6. However, last week I almost had a new #1 using a Ksig w/ Cally 815 DBD / Diamana D+62X...330.

I also had some good results with the PD Long.  That ball launches low and runs like no other on firm fairways.  Thought it had decent feel on and around the greens too.  



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:09 PM

View PostNorth Butte, on 22 February 2017 - 08:46 PM, said:

Does this mean the longest individual specific shot we've ever hit?

If so that's whatever brand of ball I was playing on vacation in England back in 2006. Maybe an NXT Tour?

Hit a tee shot down a steep hill with a following wind gusting to 30+ mph on a baked out chalk-based course during a drought. It rolled far, far beyond the green on a 340-yard Par 4 and for all I know is still rolling. When I lost sight of it that ball had been rolling for a couple hundred yards and I swear was still picking up speed. I had hit a 5-iron hoping to keep it in play...as if!
Was thinking more along the lines of what ball you could just grab out of the bag and instantly add some yards, but always fun to hear stories of monster drives in crazy conditions.
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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:53 PM

I believe it was a Nike Distance or a Precept Distance 1990s

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