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#1 HoosierHacker89

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:22 AM

I am looking to actually invest in a new golf ball. I have always been a guy that just plays whatever junk I can find, so I've never really factored in the ball into my game.

here is what id like: A yellow or colored ball, good spin around the greens, lowered ball flight (i hit the thing a mile in the air) and decent distance off the tee. Durability would also be nice, but it isn't a must have. Id say 3 piece minimum. Id also like something that isn't rock hard and putts consistently

Little about my game: 10-15 handicap. i haven't actually kept one in several years. Swing speed is around 100. I hit driver around 230-240 carry and i hit a 7 iron around 160. I like to chip, flop, and pitch. i miss a lot of greens, so scrambling is what saves my rounds. i need a ball that will stop on a dime if necessary and i can potentially back up. i hit the ball a mile in the air, so the wind is a killer.

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Cobra F7 3/4 hybrid 20.5 diamana D+ 90s
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#2 HoosierHacker89

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:26 AM

i played the the NXT tour S yesterday and it wasn't too bad. It was still going a mile high, so i am sure its more of a swing issue than anything. I actually played a sleeve of volvik vivid balls monday, and saw a more piercing flight which i liked. thing wouldn't spin around the greens for anything thought which is priority #1 for me. i know there is no such thing as the perfect ball, so i would sacrifice distance for spin.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:58 AM

For lower ball flight with good spin, i'd go with either the B330s or the Srixon Z Star. Srixon has the yellow Z Stars.

I took the plunge on 5 dozen Vice Pro Plus Lime balls this morning. They are supposed to be very similar to the B330s. And I like the lime color better than the yellow. I figure if I don't like them I can ship them off to the BST.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 10:01 AM

Z star. Spins, fights the wind well, comes in yellow.
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 06:56 AM

try Vice Pro to get your color.... I think you will like TM TP5s, but just come in white.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 07:49 AM

Yellow balls to try, Z-stars, Q-Star, B-Stone RX, Cally Chrome softs. ;)
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:07 AM

Sounds like a z star to me.  Srixon makes a fine ball.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:14 PM

I would say Wilson FG Tour or Q Star Tour for your performance preference. But since you need yellow, go with the Z Star.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:14 PM

B330RX, Chrome Soft or Z-Star XV.  All good choices in yellow!

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:26 PM

Z-Star all day -  maybe Chrome Soft as well.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:38 PM

Vice variety pack, play them all!
Ping G25 - Speeder 757 R
Titleist 718 TMB 3i & 4i - Project X 6.0
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:33 AM

I played the volvik s4 in bright green this weekend and really liked it a lot. It games very similar to the pro v1x.  Maybe a little softer. I assume the s3 would be more like the v1. The s4 or s3 would definitely be worth a shot

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