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#1 jbsg02

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

Anyone have any data as far as ball speed in a premium ball vs a range ball.  Using a launch monitor my smash factor is maxing out around 1.45 with range balls, wondering is this would be closer to 1.49 or 1.5 with a Premium ball.  The balls are the Strata Super Range

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:28 PM

I get 3-6 more ballspeed with my normal ball on a GC2 vs range balls on a trackman or gc2
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:00 PM

 J_Birdie, on 17 May 2017 - 01:28 PM, said:

I get 3-6 more ballspeed with my normal ball on a GC2 vs range balls on a trackman or gc2

That sounds about right and would put solid hits closer to 1.48-1.5 smash with a premium ball.  I have tested my normal golf balls on the launch monitor yet

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:39 PM

Had a session at the range and my absolute best with a range ball maxed out at 1.46, I'm sure that would have been pretty close to 1.5 with a real ball.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:32 AM

Depends on the range ball.  Some are reduced flight which drop the numbers even further.  Typically I see about 5mph difference off the driver with my gc2 on a non reduced flight range ball.  Reduced flight balls 10-12mph.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:33 AM

I dont think it matters as its the flight and strike you should be more concerned about....imo

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:22 PM

 tarmactrr, on 18 May 2017 - 10:32 AM, said:

Depends on the range ball.  Some are reduced flight which drop the numbers even further.  Typically I see about 5mph difference off the driver with my gc2 on a non reduced flight range ball.  Reduced flight balls 10-12mph.

5mph would seem about right for a driver, and would put my smash factor and ball speed up to where I think it would be, they're full flight range balls

 PerseveringGolf, on 18 May 2017 - 10:33 AM, said:

I dont think it matters as its the flight and strike you should be more concerned about....imo

Definitely, but I'm just curious as the data is right there for me

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:36 PM

Year old thread but anyone have ball speed data for pinnacle practice golf balls (bright yellow with 3 thin black stripes on the sides) vs premium ball?

I am just curious of how those might stack up against my tp5s.  Mostly interested in driver ball speed difference. I suspect there is some but is it 3 mph or 8 mph?

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