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#1 flushem

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 01:08 AM

I normally game Snell MTB but lately my game got so bad that I start considering sub $20 balls.  

In such category, I am a big fan of Snell GetSome and Srixon Softfeel.  Also, I am considering B'stone Extra Soft, TM Burner Soft and TF Gamer Soft.  I am open to other options as well.

Can you share your experience?  There are lotta ball snobs in wrx like me, but I am sure there are plenty of non-snobs.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:52 AM

I don't see the point in playing urethane balls through autumn and winter as balls quite often stop in their pitchmark on the green whatever I use.  I like soft feels and I usually find one or two per round. ADs (Q Stars) are also good but feel a little firmer. I also like Callaway Supersofts - similar in feel to the Bridgestone and seem to go well in the wind.  Pinnacle softs don't seem bad for the price as well. I haven't tried the TM or TF.

I used to be a ball snob but now I mainly use cheap soft balls.  The way I see it is that a urethane ball maybe helps for shots of 90 - 20 yds.  I don't like to rely on spin for chips so <20yds is a moot point. So maybe three shots a round I am 'missing out' by not playing urethane; I have golfing issues that have way more impact on my score than that!

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:06 AM

When I want a softer ball I go with the Q Star or the Wilson Duo.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:12 AM

Snell Get Sum as you mentioned or Wilson 50 Elite. They play and feel similarly in my experience.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:11 AM

I play only sub $15 golf balls year round.  As cheap as TF XL at times (Just have to allow a lot of release)

The TF Gamer, Gamer Soft and 50 Elite are excellent and have a bit of 'click' compared to the Duo which has the softest feeling I have experienced.  The Duo was too soft for me when I used a soft faced putter, but was fine when I switched to a harder face.

Soft feels were decent as well.  TM Burner had good distance and half decent spin but was comparatively hard (brittle feeling) on the green with the hard face putter.  Not a problem with the soft faced putter.

None of the choices should affect your scoring IMO.  More of a subtle difference in feel and identity.

Oops you said 'soft.  I will add the TF D2 Feel.  Black Friday coming you can score these for $8 per 15 pack.  (was the price last year)

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:52 AM

Slazenger Distance Soft Feel
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3 for $30 free shipping right now ^^^

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:27 AM

Add to the above the Maxfli Softli (2 dozen/$25) for a good, long, soft 2 piece ball.  The 3 piece Gamer Soft is also hard to beat for under $20.   If it has to be a Titleist, for $22 the DT Trusoft is one of the best 2 piece low compression balls on approach shots and around the green.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:34 AM

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:21 AM

Being a 14 hcper myself, I often times buy 4-5 dozen AAAAA balls from Golf Balls Direct ( usually anywhere from $9.00/$12.00 per dozen.  Look new to me (some w/ logos).

Like the Callaway SS or Wilson DUOs.

I consider myself as a non-snob and thrifty (others call me cheap - been called worse) :taunt:
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:22 AM

Wilson 50 elite


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:27 AM

The Wilson 50 Elite is a damn good ball.

I like the Top Flight D2 balls too.  They're a poor man's Bridgestone.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:32 AM

View PostNJpatbee, on 05 October 2017 - 09:27 AM, said:

Add to the above the Maxfli Softli (2 dozen/$25) for a good, long, soft 2 piece ball.  The 3 piece Gamer Soft is also hard to beat for under $20.   If it has to be a Titleist, for $22 the DT Trusoft is one of the best 2 piece low compression balls on approach shots and around the green.

I found the Softfli to be too soft for my liking. When I go for soft it is usually one of my stock of 2013 E6 balls.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 01:04 PM

I have used the gamer soft since Jan. '15 due to reviews on this site (NJ PatBee) and have tried the duo, duo spin, supersoft, maxfli softfli, E6 soft (more than $20) and most recently the new qstar and  DT trusoft.  For me the gamer soft is the best of the group by far and that includes all the urethane products.  When my game is on I have shot or tied the lowest scores  ever on any course I have played from my own local muni (bogey free 64 first time I played it during a mens club tourney) to a course record 62 on another muni track I play a lot.  I initially tried it for cold weather but kept it even when it warmed up.  I recently got 3 doz. for $40 from DSG with free shipping.  I am a +2 and few things are more fun than beating the pro V boys with this ball.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 01:21 PM

I'll never understand why people care what others use for equipment.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 01:34 PM

Callaway Super Soft, get them used from LostGolfBalls.com

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 03:34 PM

View Postlspky_muskie, on 05 October 2017 - 11:27 AM, said:

The Wilson 50 Elite is a damn good ball.

I like the Top Flight D2 balls too.  They're a poor man's Bridgestone.

D2 Feel is one of my favorite balls...especially with Black Friday deals coming!

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:15 PM

My local course greens are watered, and very soft through the summer/fall. I see no advantage from using urethane balls right now, so I usually don't. I'm playing Gamers, Supersofts, and Q Stars. All feel soft to me. The other day I found a Maxfli Revolution Control. Played the last 5 holes with it with zero complaints. I went on Dick's site to get some info on it, and see that it sells for  $7.97 a dozen right now.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:57 PM

In the past, I bought TM Gamer Tour and MF SoftFli on sale.  The experience (perhaps as ball snob) was horrible.  Both balls fell much harder/weird than advertised and yielded loss of distance.  Eventually, I gave them away to a friend who is super newbie.   Then, I decided to stay away from DSG brand no matter how cheap they are;  I got what I paid for.

However, I had satisfying experience with Pinnacle Soft, Snell GetSome, Srixon SoftFeel and Wison Duo; Soft feel, decent performance and no loss of distance.  

So I boiled down to 11 balls (including DSG brands) and made a table based on the threads above and my experience.  I would appreciate if you may feel in the blanks (XX or ?) and input your feedback.


Name Compression   Distance Loss
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B’stone Extra Soft    XX    ?
Maxfli Rev Control   85    ?
Maxfli Softfli 35   Y
Pinnacle Soft     XX   N
Snell GetSome XX   N
Srixon SoftFeel XX   N
TF D2 Soft XX    ?
TF Gamer Soft   XX    ?
TM Burner Soft     XX    ?
WS Duo 35    N
WS 50 Elite    50    ?

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:30 PM

View Postflushem, on 05 October 2017 - 05:57 PM, said:

In the past, I bought TM Gamer Tour and MF SoftFli on sale.  The experience (perhaps as ball snob) was horrible.  Both balls fell much harder/weird than advertised and yielded loss of distance.  Eventually, I gave them away to a friend who is super newbie.   Then, I decided to stay away from DSG brand no matter how cheap they are;  I got what I paid for.

However, I had satisfying experience with Pinnacle Soft, Snell GetSome, Srixon SoftFeel and Wison Duo; Soft feel, decent performance and no loss of distance.  

So I boiled down to 11 balls (including DSG brands) and made a table based on the threads above and my experience.  I would appreciate if you may feel in the blanks (XX or ?) and input your feedback.


Name Compression   Distance Loss
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B’stone Extra Soft    XX    ?
Maxfli Rev Control   85    ?
Maxfli Softfli 35   Y
Pinnacle Soft XX   N
Snell GetSome XX   N
Srixon SoftFeel XX   N
TF D2 Soft XX    ?
TF Gamer Soft   XX    ?
TM Burner Soft XX    ?
WS Duo 35    N
WS 50 Elite    50    ?

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:04 PM

View Postflushem, on 05 October 2017 - 01:08 AM, said:

I normally game Snell MTB but lately my game got so bad that I start considering sub $20 balls.  

In such category, I am a big fan of Snell GetSome and Srixon Softfeel.  Also, I am considering B'stone Extra Soft, TM Burner Soft and TF Gamer Soft.  I am open to other options as well.

Can you share your experience?  There are lotta ball snobs in wrx like me, but I am sure there are plenty of non-snobs.
   Roger Dunn Santa Ana has the new DT Truesoft in 4 ball sleeves at the counter for $5.99 (less than $18 / Dozen) if your near Santa Ana or Seal Beach anytime soon.  Both white or yellow.

   Or Dicks has Gamer Soft I think 3 dozen for $40.  Hope the game comes around soon for ya!

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:57 PM

Wilson Duo, Wilson 50/50, Top Gamer Soft and Top Flite D2 feel are all good balls.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:19 PM

With so many options out there such as the Maxfli U6 line that can be had for 15-17.50/a dozen why would anyone settle for a non tour ball, when that is what you are use to?   They are a very good ball.  With three different choices of compression to boot.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:34 PM

I have been gaming the Maxfli U6 Tour Soft recently and love them. Tough to beat a urethane cover ball for $15/Doz when they are on sale.  They do everything well for me.   My only complaint is the cover does discolor a bit easier than the Srixon urethane cover.  (I never dreamed I would play a Maxfli based on performance regardless of the cost)

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:00 PM

 chippa13, on 05 October 2017 - 01:21 PM, said:

I'll never understand why people care what others use for equipment.

It is fun playing good golf with what some would call substandard equipment.  Mostly I play substandard golf no matter what equipment.

Trying to decide what to use tomorrow.  No rain in the last week but has been in the 80's last few days so imagine they are watering the greens.  Narrowed it down to Yellow Gamer, Gamer Soft, or Orange 50 Elite.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:32 PM

I'd utilize the Get Sum and the often-overlooked D2-Feel. It's been a long time since I played the D2-Feel, but it played well when I smacked it around the course.


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:05 AM

D2 feel is a good ball for the money, and so is the regular gamer. I like the gamer tour pretty good too, and I haven't really experienced the distance loss that a lot of people report.
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 12:25 PM

Wilson Duo or Callaway Supersoft.
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:53 PM

Wilson Duo Zip. 2 dozen for $20. Almost as soft as the Duo but more spin, for me, than the Duo. And cheaper to boot.
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:51 PM

I got Pinnacle Soft and TF Gamer Soft @ GG for less than $20.  

I went to the range right away.  I like both balls so far.  Pinnacle Soft is pretty soft, between w/s duo and srixon sf.   Gamer Soft is slightly softer than snell mtb.  

I will game them tomorrow. Report to follow.

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:16 PM

I haven't tried the Pinnacle Soft but am a fan of Pinnacle Rush and the old gold standard Pinnacle Gold.  

Scored my personal best with the Wilson Staff 50 Elite today.  Hit a couple shots a little thin off firm fairways and the ball really had some bite on the greens.  Chipping and putting was very good  The cover was pretty worn/shredded from short irons and wedges, but still useable.  Will probably swap it out after a round if it survives.  Going to stick with these for a while.  For the cold weather have a box of Wilson Zip,  which is similar but even softer.


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