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Vice Pro Soft Review

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#61 Underlined.i

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:05 PM

Played some Pro Soft Red this weekend for my first experience with Vice. I typically play TaylorMade TPX, but I am going to be switching to Snell or Vice.

Driver - Just as long as TPX, maybe even a yard or two longer. Nice feel, definitely not too soft.

Irons - Probably just an off weekend, but I couldn't hit any quality shots. Ball striking has always been a plus in my game, so in my mind I am wondering if the matte red was throwing me off. I should mention this is the first time I have played a non-white ball since I was about 10 (20 years ago).

Wedges/Chips/ - For me, plays very similar to the TPX. Going back to my comment about ball striking - I hit some of the best chip/pitches of my life today. (Maybe the color is fine)

Putting - Terrible weekend putting, but I am always up and down here. Plus, I just switched putters, grips, and stances lol. But the ball feels nice to me. My distances were right on today even if I was always off target.

I need to play a few more rounds with this and the Snell before I decide where I'm headed. I love that these balls are matte, but I almost hope that Snell wins out so I don't get too anxious about a color choice!


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:28 PM

After ordering the variety pack......I just don't like the matte finish, at least with the white ball. I like most matte things too cars, college football helmets. But for me, the white, even though it cleans up well, it looks to me like the cheap practice golf wiffle balls or a super old golf ball from 70s. I do think the neon or red version will prob do better. I just didn't like the appearance of an "off white" ball to me.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:25 AM

Pm me if anyone isn't a fan of the pro soft and has some stock they'd like to move.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:16 AM

View PostNic1972, on 11 June 2017 - 06:25 AM, said:

I received my Pro Softs this week and went to the range to try them on the putting and chipping green.

They look great, the mat finish is gorgeous, as well as the branding. The ball performed very well for all approach shots, better than my current gamer, a lot of spin and good feeling. However Putting was awful, I could not "feel" the ball at all, hence I could not control the distance. Thought that part of the problem came from my Yes putter, which is quite heavy and the face feels harder than my Scotty. The situation actually improved after I switched putter, but not enough to put the ball in play for my competition this weekend.

I will practice again this week with the Vice ball, and play a round next weekend, as I really like the look of the ball and the brand itself.
Played 18 holes yesterday and compared the Vice to the Volvik S4 I played the last few weeks. After another putting session on Friday I managed to get a feeling for the ball, using my Scotty. This was confirmed during my round as I had 31 putts, including a 3-putt on the 18 from 50 cm....
The ball feels great off the driver and FW wood, very long and straight (I actually lost two balls because my drives were too long and the balls went into frontal water, never went so far before), as well as with the irons, very easy to control.
Feeling is much better compared to the Volvik, but where this ball shins, for me, is for approach shots. My playing partners were impressed by my short game, but for me the ball played a big part in it.
This will be my new ball for sure, will place a new order soon, and would like to try their gloves, too.
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Putter: Yes Callie & Scotty Cameron California Fastback / UST Mamiya Frequency Filtered / Golf Pride Tour SNSR 104 Pistol
Ball: Vice Pro Soft White
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:20 PM

The Vice Pro Soft--in all three colors--will be re-stocked on July 10, according the their web site.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 07:53 PM

What is the compression on the Vice Pro Soft? People say they are dull off the putter. Is this ball similar to chrome soft 15?

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 09:13 PM

View PostTanner25, on 24 June 2017 - 07:53 PM, said:

What is the compression on the Vice Pro Soft? People say they are dull off the putter. Is this ball similar to chrome soft 15?

I think they have the compression listed as 35.

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 12:46 PM

View PostTanner25, on 24 June 2017 - 07:53 PM, said:

What is the compression on the Vice Pro Soft? People say they are dull off the putter. Is this ball similar to chrome soft 15?
It took me a while to get a feeling for the ball, it feels very different than the balls I played previously. But after several practice sessions and a round I am happy that I insisted a bit. For me it is the best ball I have ever played, putting included.
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Putter: Yes Callie & Scotty Cameron California Fastback / UST Mamiya Frequency Filtered / Golf Pride Tour SNSR 104 Pistol
Ball: Vice Pro Soft White
Glove: Nike Tour Classic
Shoes: Nike Lunar Command 2

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 02:27 PM

the lime and red vice soft are awesome, as far as the color..the lime being the better ball to see

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:19 AM

I have some pro softs lime and pro plus red that I'm eager to try out and will post a review when I do. The red is more of a salmon color. Both feel great just hitting puts around the house. We'll see if one of them can knock off the TPX which has been great for me.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:20 PM

I found a Vice pro soft in the woods (we will not be discussing why I happened to be in the woods) and once I saw the word "Vice" emblazoned on it I almost threw it back down being completely unfamiliar with the brand. A few days later I happened to be perusing YouTube and came across Pete Finch's review of it. My next round I put it in play and I'm not being hyperbolic when I say it's the best ball I've ever played. I've been a Pro v1x devotee for the past three years or so, and I have to say the Vice pro soft matches the Pro v1x in spin characteristics and greatly exceeds it in driver performance. I'm totally fangirling over this ball, it's that good.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:27 AM

I love Vice Pro Softs, but their supply issues are really making me consider using a different ball.

The last restock was October, sold out in a day, and now they've stated the next restock isn't until February/March. Anyone play something similar to the Vice Pro Soft?
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:37 AM

View Postchocolate_rehab, on 03 January 2018 - 12:27 AM, said:

I love Vice Pro Softs, but their supply issues are really making me consider using a different ball.

The last restock was October, sold out in a day, and now they've stated the next restock isn't until February/March. Anyone play something similar to the Vice Pro Soft?

Duo Urethane and Maxfli Ufli soft are probably the closest. Volvik Vibe is a tad firmer feeling but still plenty soft.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:22 PM

View Posttheedge27, on 03 January 2018 - 07:37 AM, said:

View Postchocolate_rehab, on 03 January 2018 - 12:27 AM, said:

I love Vice Pro Softs, but their supply issues are really making me consider using a different ball.

The last restock was October, sold out in a day, and now they've stated the next restock isn't until February/March. Anyone play something similar to the Vice Pro Soft?

Duo Urethane and Maxfli Ufli soft are probably the closest. Volvik Vibe is a tad firmer feeling but still plenty soft.

Don't see many positives from the Maxfli UFli Soft
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:16 PM

View Postob18, on 03 January 2018 - 08:22 PM, said:

View Posttheedge27, on 03 January 2018 - 07:37 AM, said:

View Postchocolate_rehab, on 03 January 2018 - 12:27 AM, said:

I love Vice Pro Softs, but their supply issues are really making me consider using a different ball.

The last restock was October, sold out in a day, and now they've stated the next restock isn't until February/March. Anyone play something similar to the Vice Pro Soft?

Duo Urethane and Maxfli Ufli soft are probably the closest. Volvik Vibe is a tad firmer feeling but still plenty soft.

Don't see many positives from the Maxfli UFli Soft
Really, thought many were saying it just as good as the u6?

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:07 PM

View Posttheedge27, on 03 January 2018 - 07:37 AM, said:

View Postchocolate_rehab, on 03 January 2018 - 12:27 AM, said:

I love Vice Pro Softs, but their supply issues are really making me consider using a different ball.

The last restock was October, sold out in a day, and now they've stated the next restock isn't until February/March. Anyone play something similar to the Vice Pro Soft?

Duo Urethane and Maxfli Ufli soft are probably the closest. Volvik Vibe is a tad firmer feeling but still plenty soft.

Thanks for the suggestions. Those are all $35+ per dozen, which is about what I can find the pro softs for on amazon. Just frustrating knowing I'd be spending way more on them than is necessary thanks to them being out of stock constantly.
Ping G400 SF Tec 12*
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Ping G 4H, 5H
Ping i200 6-UW
Callaway MD3 54* and PM 58*
Edel Columbia Custom

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:43 PM

Really liking my pro soft limes. Looking to be my gamer in 2018. Did pro+ last year and liked them, but these so far are my favorite ball.  The lack of supply on them can suck, but they seem to keep white in stock and I would do that if absolutely had to.

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