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2017 Callaway Diablo Tour

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#1 SkrappyHacker1

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:08 PM

Just bought 4 dozen of these for $80 deal they have going at GG. Got home and while I was marking my putting lines on them I noticed they are way below the usual Callaway quality. You know how with all the Callaway HEX balls you don't ever see any spaces or flat spots between the dimples? Not these, flat spots everywhere and you can see the seam on every single ball. I checked the rest of the 3 boxes and they're all the same. Very disappointed. I thought the whole point of the HEX pattern was to be seamless and continuous. Won't be buying these again. Going back to old stock HX Diablo Tours or Wilson FG Tours if I can find them cheap.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:58 AM

Could it be just a design change for an improvement?  You have to ask, if Callaway go with the HEX pattern but other brands stick with the traditional patterns then which is better?  Could Callaway be reverting to the traditional pattern for a reason their R&D dept have found?

How did you find the original HX Diablo Tours, and do you find them similar to the FG Tours, if they are two balls you game?

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:28 AM

Aren't the FG Tours urethane and Diablos surlyn? Diff. balls, no?!
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:30 AM

View PostGolf64, on 08 September 2017 - 07:28 AM, said:

Aren't the FG Tours urethane and Diablos surlyn? Diff. balls, no?!

Correct. That's why I'm interested to know from the OP how they compare (and why the OP mentioned those two different balls in particular, considering they have different covers).

Edited by nad12, 08 September 2017 - 07:34 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:04 AM

Every once in a while Callaway does seem to release some fairly crap balls as store-label cheapie deals. It's a pity they don't value their reputation more than they do a tiny bit of extra low-margin volume.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:42 AM

I usually play the Diablo Tours. I only game the FG Tours when they are on sale. FG Tour is the best ball I ever played, but the Diablo Tours are good enough performance for my budget. You can steal them on eBay if you look often enough.And I don't think Callaway changed their design. I'm pretty sure it's just because it's a mass produced store exclusive deal.

Edited by SkrappyHacker1, 08 September 2017 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 10:15 AM

Budget Golf always has FG Tours for $25.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 10:26 AM

Not always. Add $8 for shipping also. Better deals on ebay and the local Walmart has the new 2017 FG Tours for $38/dozen sometimes.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 10:40 AM

Do you have any golf shows that come near you at the beginning of spring? I get used FGs for $9 a dozen.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 10:57 AM

Not around here. I wish I could find used FG Tours for that price. I wouldn't have any reason to play another ball.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 10:59 PM

FG Tour is a fantastic ball...I switch between that (calm conditions)and the Chrome+ (used for more windy conditions).

My only critique is it tended to scuff or fish gill easier then the Chrome+ and the ProV1X.
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