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Played the AVX today


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#121 Homerun2Birdie

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:01 PM

View PostGuia, on 08 November 2017 - 09:25 PM, said:

It may not be the same, but it is consistent.  Not aware  of any pro, top amateur, or manufacturer that does not use trackman or the like, that is a fact!
Order some and hit it on a trackman bud. Your access to a sleeve of these balls off eBay is probably as good if not better than most members have to a trackman. No need to get on the people here providing their on course reviews, as it is quite frankly much more than you will find elsewhere. Numbers are great, but compiling reviews based upon others opinions should at least give you a high level snap shot to make a decision off of. In the end I would hope you and others are not basing your game ball decisions solely off of the Trackman numbers of others, but rather how that ball performs for you both on the course and on the launch monitor should you have easy access to one.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:04 PM

I have a dozen from AZ and will put them in play on Monday.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:10 AM

Played the AVX. Pretty unremarkable, reminds me of the Bridgestone 330rx and rxs -- short irons perhaps a bit farther than most tour balls due to less spin, some goofy mid iron shots that felt like flyers.

I'm partial to chrome soft x, but I'd also rather play the srixon xv or Bridgestone bxs over these.

I accidentally got the yellow AVX, which has an odd pearlescent look.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:06 AM

View Postkjrules, on 13 October 2017 - 12:26 PM, said:

Played a round with it- I really like it- it feels tad firmer than chrome soft with b330s cover- they are soft enough if you go back hitting pro v you will notice big difference in compression. Great driving ball - definitely lower traj and better into or in cross wind- the cover looks really shiny and it held up well in wedge shots, I had to adjust my wedge shots because half shots went further like 5 to 7yards. Love the feel off the putter and irons- with driver feel is in between chome soft and x- distance was little further than pro v i think because of the lower spin ans roll out- they also give yoi $20 gift card if you answer their survey on line- first 500 or so. If they launch this ball at 39.99 it would be home run for titlest and headache for callaway
But we all know that won't happen so Cally can relax.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 03:53 AM

I put the AVX into play yesterday. Pro shops here in Utah are starting to have them in stock, and I picked up a sleeve of the yellow to try out. I played a few other balls along side of it (Chrome Soft X & 2017 Pro V/X).

So as to not bury the lead --- nothing about the AVX was that remarkable. I really enjoyed the ball, and could see myself putting it into play if they go to retail, but only because of the color.

Hardness: It was noticeably was harder than the CSx and Pro V. Hardness was much closer to the ProV X, not quite the same. AVX has a different pitch off the putter and driver than Pro Vx. To me it felt great. I like a golf ball on the firm side, and that's where this one is.

Tee Shots: Loved the AVX from the tee. It was a lot less spinny than the Pro V/x, and I always seemed to find straighter drives with the AVX. Distance wasn't amazing though. CSx and Pro Vx definitely went further. But the AVX seemed to be a fairway finder. It's low launching and doesn't have a lot of action to it. Plus, the bright yellow was really easy to track in the air.

Wedges: For me the AVX was the worst of the 4 balls on approach wedges and green side wedges. AVX was running out 5-10ft, while I was getting drop and stop with the other 3 balls. Note: it was 40* outside when I played yesterday. Greens were so cold nothing was checking back.

Durability: This is a really durable ball. Much more so the the other 3 balls I played it against. I was in 2 bunkers with the AVX, and hit about 10 full approach wedges. After the round, I cleaned the ball up and it literally looked the same as the other 2 balls in the sleeve that weren't touched. Everyone knows what 18 holes with a Pro V looks like.

Color: I love the yellow Titleist used for the AVX. I'm a yellow ball player and usually roll with the Srixon XV. Srixon yellow is pretty good. Callaway CSx yellow sucks. But the AVX yellow is awesome. Not only is the yellow much brighter than others, it has a pearly-ish finish that really looks good in the sun. It's bright, which I like.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:57 AM

View Postalexdub, on 17 November 2017 - 03:53 AM, said:

I put the AVX into play yesterday. Pro shops here in Utah are starting to have them in stock, and I picked up a sleeve of the yellow to try out. I played a few other balls along side of it (Chrome Soft X & 2017 Pro V/X).

So as to not bury the lead --- nothing about the AVX was that remarkable. I really enjoyed the ball, and could see myself putting it into play if they go to retail, but only because of the color.

Hardness: It was noticeably was harder than the CSx and Pro V. Hardness was much closer to the ProV X, not quite the same. AVX has a different pitch off the putter and driver than Pro Vx. To me it felt great. I like a golf ball on the firm side, and that's where this one is.

Tee Shots: Loved the AVX from the tee. It was a lot less spinny than the Pro V/x, and I always seemed to find straighter drives with the AVX. Distance wasn't amazing though. CSx and Pro Vx definitely went further. But the AVX seemed to be a fairway finder. It's low launching and doesn't have a lot of action to it. Plus, the bright yellow was really easy to track in the air.

Wedges: For me the AVX was the worst of the 4 balls on approach wedges and green side wedges. AVX was running out 5-10ft, while I was getting drop and stop with the other 3 balls. Note: it was 40* outside when I played yesterday. Greens were so cold nothing was checking back.

Durability: This is a really durable ball. Much more so the the other 3 balls I played it against. I was in 2 bunkers with the AVX, and hit about 10 full approach wedges. After the round, I cleaned the ball up and it literally looked the same as the other 2 balls in the sleeve that weren't touched. Everyone knows what 18 holes with a Pro V looks like.

Color: I love the yellow Titleist used for the AVX. I'm a yellow ball player and usually roll with the Srixon XV. Srixon yellow is pretty good. Callaway CSx yellow sucks. But the AVX yellow is awesome. Not only is the yellow much brighter than others, it has a pearly-ish finish that really looks good in the sun. It's bright, which I like.
I agree with most of your thoughts .  Question , do you think the durability is because you played the yellow ?  For me the yellow XV “appears” to be more durable than the white but I think the yellow hide small scuffs much better
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 05:11 PM


Homerun2Birdie:  My name is not Bud!  Anyway, I have hit them on Trackman and played with them 3 rounds on the course.  They are just another golf ball.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:07 PM

Just 'another' golf ball ? Like, which one, dude ? :swoon: :polling:

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:22 PM

Like the NXT, Callaway, etc.  Nothing to distinguish it for other soft balls.  Worked okay, shorter distance than the V1, V1x, E6, may work into your game, may not, but don't expect anything significant in any performance parameters.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:23 PM

It's a really good golf ball IMO.  I have been playing the chrome soft and the Volvik vibe.  AVX is straighter, slightly longer and very good around the greens.  CS and vibe both spin more with the lob but AVX is plenty spiny and straighter on the bump and run for me...ball really holds its line.

Played 3 round with them today and hit a lot side by side compare with my other favorite balls...AVX is better IMO...noticeably so...

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:50 AM

GolfWRX reviewers are all over the place on the AVX. At very least, there is great initial interest in this ball.

I'm 69 now and swing the driver about 85-90 mph. Back in 2013 or so, I began experimenting with the HEX Chrome, TP3, RX/RXS, and Z-Star SL. I found these balls as long or longer off *my* tee compared to the "pro" versions, sufficiently responsive around the green, and nicely soft feeling. I've played them exclusively ever since, with either the RX or the Q Star Tour being my ball for the last 36 months.

Without disparaging any of the reviews above, I find it hard to believe that Titleist would mess with its highly successful V1 franchise unless it was bringing in a ball much more like the ones mentioned above to woo back golfers like me. Should the AVX be added to the permanent Titleist lineup, I'd be eager to give it a sniff. If it performs as well as the QST and RX, I would unquestionably switch to it regardless of price point.

The pro at our club phoned me the other day. His shop is "Titleist exclusive" or whatever term they use. Knowing of my interest in the Mystery Ball, he told me that his Titleist account had been upgraded in status, such that he would be receiving several dozen AVX balls in the near future. Now we are in the Buffalo area, and it is Thanksgiving time: GolfWRXers may be aware that this is not a specially good time to try new golf product outdoors ;-) But I wonder whether this shipment to our pro signals increasing interest by Titleist in adding the AVX to its permanent line?

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:17 AM

View PostShadrach, on 18 November 2017 - 09:50 AM, said:

GolfWRX reviewers are all over the place on the AVX. At very least, there is great initial interest in this ball.

I'm 69 now and swing the driver about 85-90 mph. Back in 2013 or so, I began experimenting with the HEX Chrome, TP3, RX/RXS, and Z-Star SL. I found these balls as long or longer off *my* tee compared to the "pro" versions, sufficiently responsive around the green, and nicely soft feeling. I've played them exclusively ever since, with either the RX or the Q Star Tour being my ball for the last 36 months.

Without disparaging any of the reviews above, I find it hard to believe that Titleist would mess with its highly successful V1 franchise unless it was bringing in a ball much more like the ones mentioned above to woo back golfers like me. Should the AVX be added to the permanent Titleist lineup, I'd be eager to give it a sniff. If it performs as well as the QST and RX, I would unquestionably switch to it regardless of price point.

The pro at our club phoned me the other day. His shop is "Titleist exclusive" or whatever term they use. Knowing of my interest in the Mystery Ball, he told me that his Titleist account had been upgraded in status, such that he would be receiving several dozen AVX balls in the near future. Now we are in the Buffalo area, and it is Thanksgiving time: GolfWRXers may be aware that this is not a specially good time to try new golf product outdoors ;-) But I wonder whether this shipment to our pro signals increasing interest by Titleist in adding the AVX to its permanent line?
Exactly what Titleist wants to hear. People who want the brand name and will pay extra for it.
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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

View PostShadrach, on 18 November 2017 - 09:50 AM, said:

GolfWRX reviewers are all over the place on the AVX. At very least, there is great initial interest in this ball.

I'm 69 now and swing the driver about 85-90 mph. Back in 2013 or so, I began experimenting with the HEX Chrome, TP3, RX/RXS, and Z-Star SL. I found these balls as long or longer off *my* tee compared to the "pro" versions, sufficiently responsive around the green, and nicely soft feeling. I've played them exclusively ever since, with either the RX or the Q Star Tour being my ball for the last 36 months.

Without disparaging any of the reviews above, I find it hard to believe that Titleist would mess with its highly successful V1 franchise unless it was bringing in a ball much more like the ones mentioned above to woo back golfers like me. Should the AVX be added to the permanent Titleist lineup, I'd be eager to give it a sniff. If it performs as well as the QST and RX, I would unquestionably switch to it regardless of price point.

The pro at our club phoned me the other day. His shop is "Titleist exclusive" or whatever term they use. Knowing of my interest in the Mystery Ball, he told me that his Titleist account had been upgraded in status, such that he would be receiving several dozen AVX balls in the near future. Now we are in the Buffalo area, and it is Thanksgiving time: GolfWRXers may be aware that this is not a specially good time to try new golf product outdoors ;-) But I wonder whether this shipment to our pro signals increasing interest by Titleist in adding the AVX to its permanent line?

noticed this also. reviews are all over the map.  I guess I will have to try them for myself.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:45 AM

GolfWRX “reviewers” are all over the place about any ball, aside from the occasional love-fests like K-Sig or TP Red.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 02:31 PM

I feel some overtime coming at Titleist's marketing office. So Mr Punter we have made a Chrome Soft rival....at $15 a dozen more. Please buy them.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 09:42 AM

View PostGuia, on 17 November 2017 - 11:22 PM, said:

Like the NXT, Callaway, etc.  Nothing to distinguish it for other soft balls.  Worked okay, shorter distance than the V1, V1x, E6, may work into your game, may not, but don't expect anything significant in any performance parameters.

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OK, so is it "Ancient Dude " or "Guia"; no disrespect meant, I call a lot of people I don't know "dude" and more than a few I know ... :taunt:

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:24 AM

View PostShadrach, on 18 November 2017 - 09:50 AM, said:

...I've played them exclusively ever since, with either the RX or the Q Star Tour being my ball for the last 36 months.... If it (AVX) performs as well as the QST and RX, I would unquestionably switch to it regardless of price point.

So, as I was saying, I really like the RX and QST balls because they perform well for me. But if the AVX becomes a fixture in the Titleist lineup and if it performs as well as the RX and QST balls, then it would instantly become my gamer. Performance is the #1 factor for me in ball selection. But playing a Titleist ball makes great economic sense for me as well. I’ll explain briefly.


I don’t hit the ball very far, but I hit it pretty straight. So I don’t lose a lot of balls, and therefore don’t have to buy a lot of balls.


I belong to a club whose pro shop stocks Titleist balls exclusively. Every year, somehow, I win a prize or three in an event, whether through drawing or playing, and it would sure be nice to take it as a sleeve/ dozen balls; one needs only so many Bushwood shirts, hats, and so on.


I’ve also won a dozen Titleists in the same manner at “away” events. Again, it sure would be nice to put the balls in my bag rather than give them to one of my buddies.


Further, in the unlikely event I were to run out of balls while on the road, I can be sure that I can buy Titleists wherever I find myself. Titleist is a universal golf currency, eh? As much as I like Srixon balls, they are not widely available in pro shops. I don't like the idea of buying golf balls  other than my regular gamer.


Finally, I’d like to settle on *a* ball. Buying a 3-for-2 or 4-for-3 package in the spring is not terribly expensive. Repeatedly buying several dozens of latest-and-greatest balls of the year, trying a sleeve or less, and then “giving them to a kid” or “adding them to my stash in the basement” (which is preparatory to “giving them to a kid”) is what’s expensive. I’ve been there, and so have countless GolfWRXers. You could look it up ;-)


So playing a Titleist ball that I like makes economic sense for me. As a club member who is no longer young and therefore not at the beginning of my earning curve, I also feel not so much a pressure as a desire to support our pro by making my golf purchases from him whenever possible. A “Titleist QST” would be my ideal solution.


I’m certainly not here for an argument. As is said, YMMV. I’m just hoping to enjoy lots more golf before Bagger Vance invites me to tee it up with Jack Lemmon.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:10 PM


jwb10:  Either works for me :taunt:


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:14 PM

View PostGuia, on 19 November 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:


jwb10:  Either works for me :taunt:
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Posted 23 November 2017 - 10:17 AM

So I tried the AVX  again. ( I did the same with TM5X: hated it the 1st time now it's the ball I use.) I still love the yellow. It's durable, flies lower than most and putts ok. It's still those little pitches and chips where it just falls down, it continues to feel "heavy", low spin and jumpy on pitches. Either ProV is better, IMNSHO :scenic: :stop:


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

BTW, I hear the ad campaign will be about "the ball that wants to be the ball that changed the ball." Or something like that... HAPPY T_DAY !

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 08:42 AM

I've been playing this ball for a few weeks now, and have made comments about it in other threads.  I think I like it, that's right think.  I may be out in left field, but after a three-four rounds I think it becomes a dud. I was playing last week and noticed the ball was coming off the club-face similar to a knuckle ball. My swing isn't the best so I just figured it was a lousy swing that produced the result. After another bad strike from the next tee, I put a new AVX into play and it responded well. I tried the old ball, and again, it was a dud.

Not sure if what I'm experiencing is correct, but it seems that way to me.  Out of the sleeve, great, after a few rounds, maybe a dud.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 09:53 AM

View Postyouraway2, on 26 November 2017 - 08:42 AM, said:

I've been playing this ball for a few weeks now, and have made comments about it in other threads.  I think I like it, that's right think.  I may be out in left field, but after a three-four rounds I think it becomes a dud. I was playing last week and noticed the ball was coming off the club-face similar to a knuckle ball. My swing isn't the best so I just figured it was a lousy swing that produced the result. After another bad strike from the next tee, I put a new AVX into play and it responded well. I tried the old ball, and again, it was a dud.

Not sure if what I'm experiencing is correct, but it seems that way to me.  Out of the sleeve, great, after a few rounds, maybe a dud.
Easy solution, never use it more than 18 ! :golfer: :to_become_senile:

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:07 AM

View Postyouraway2, on 26 November 2017 - 08:42 AM, said:

I've been playing this ball for a few weeks now, and have made comments about it in other threads.  I think I like it, that's right think.  I may be out in left field, but after a three-four rounds I think it becomes a dud. I was playing last week and noticed the ball was coming off the club-face similar to a knuckle ball. My swing isn't the best so I just figured it was a lousy swing that produced the result. After another bad strike from the next tee, I put a new AVX into play and it responded well. I tried the old ball, and again, it was a dud.

Not sure if what I'm experiencing is correct, but it seems that way to me.  Out of the sleeve, great, after a few rounds, maybe a dud.

If I get four rounds out of a single ball it gets a Viking funeral with full honors.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:53 PM

View PostNorth Butte, on 26 November 2017 - 10:07 AM, said:

View Postyouraway2, on 26 November 2017 - 08:42 AM, said:

I've been playing this ball for a few weeks now, and have made comments about it in other threads.  I think I like it, that's right think.  I may be out in left field, but after a three-four rounds I think it becomes a dud. I was playing last week and noticed the ball was coming off the club-face similar to a knuckle ball. My swing isn't the best so I just figured it was a lousy swing that produced the result. After another bad strike from the next tee, I put a new AVX into play and it responded well. I tried the old ball, and again, it was a dud.

Not sure if what I'm experiencing is correct, but it seems that way to me.  Out of the sleeve, great, after a few rounds, maybe a dud.

If I get four rounds out of a single ball it gets a Viking funeral with full honors.
Including the flaming raft? Photos, please ! :butcher: :cheesy: LOL


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:59 PM

View PostGuia, on 19 November 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:


jwb10:  Either works for me :taunt:
Guia=guide, Ancient Dude, cool

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:12 PM

I found these to be consistently longer than B330 RS  Im currently playing with a similar degree of softness, but with less spin. This meant some very VERY straight and long Drives today -- remarkably so.

I Don't think they check up quite  as well on chip shots around the green as the Bridgestones but Im withholding judgement. I did appreciate being able to club down on par 3s today:)

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:25 PM

I was surprised to see my home clubs pro shop had the new AVX so I picked up a dozen in yellow to give a try.
Driver - Ping G400 MAX 10.5*
Woods - XXIO 10 3W
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Wedge - Vokey TVD 56* K Grind
Putter - Seemore Nashville mFGP2 SS Mallet Black
Ball - KSig, TM TP5X, Snell MTB

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:18 AM

After 4 rounds played in mid 50's-60's compared to "winter balls": Longer than Supersoft, TruSoft, Velocity off driver in that order. Maybe 5-10 yards avg with Supersoft being the shortest. Iron shots/par-3 slight edge over Velocity, longer than Supersoft and TruSoft, maybe 1/2 club to a full club depending on wind.  I hit a high ball with all 4 so they are all within a couple feet of ball marks.  Fairway/rough irons and woods about equal to Velocity, longer than Supersoft and TruSoft, maybe 1 club longer. Again no problems holding greens with AVX, a bit better than the other 3. Wedge shots all stop about the same for me as I don't spin balls back much being a "picker". AVX may be 1/2 club longer than Supersoft and TruSoft, about same wedge distance as Velocity. Greenside chip shots check and spin: AVX will check and not run out much, close to TruSoft. Velocity runs out more, then Supersoft the most. Bunker shots will spin better than Supersoft and Velocity, about even with Trusoft. Putting: Firm, but not clicky. About the same as TruSoft. Velocity is clicky and Supersoft is mushy, but it rockets off the putter face. One last thing: I can hit draws easier with the AVX and TruSoft, where Velocity and Supersoft want to go straight.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 11:08 AM

After scratching my head for a while I think I've sussed out the reason for the AVX. Trying to take Titleist's point of view, all that really matters to them is maintaining loyalty from the people who have been buying ProV1/ProV1x for $48/dozen year after year.

They must be concerned that some loyal ProV1 buyers have been swayed by the "low compression" marketing bumpf from all the other manufacturers. So they basically want to give a very ProV1-like "low compression" alternative to any ProV1 player who is looking for that extra edge that supposedly is provided by "low compression" magic.

So they're not so much trying to attract Chrome Soft and Q-Star Tour playerss as they are trying to remove the temptation for current ProV1 players to jump ship in search of that (purely mythical) soft-core advantage.

Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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