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Played the AVX today


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#61 SwingMan

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:58 PM

 kjrules, on 14 October 2017 - 11:10 PM, said:

Played another round today with AVX- I must say the ball is growing on me, the fully strucked irons, the feeling is addictive, very heavy soft thud, because the ball compressed better even slightly missed shots still found the green. Spin on the wedge shots were good and predictable, it was hop hop stop with crisp half pitch shots, traj was lower on pitches so it was good today, little wind. Great Great driving ball, it all but one fairway, little harder to shap it but it was easy to hit it high or low. With putter it feels better than CS not as mooshy more feed back from it. I think if they release this at sub $40, I think this ball will be my go to ball. But right now B330s and srixon Zstars will remain in the bag.

CS is not smooshy off the putter. What are you using? 110 swingspeed? Must be a sound thing for you. Now the SR1, that had no sound off the putter, but it was not smooshy. lol.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:23 PM

 SwingMan, on 17 October 2017 - 10:52 PM, said:

 Break81, on 06 October 2017 - 09:02 PM, said:

 jwb10, on 06 October 2017 - 07:14 PM, said:

I had the chance to try the AVX today. It is soft, Chrome-soft. Flies reasonably far, low trajectory, better off the irons than the driver (LIKE THE CHROME ). Soft on the green, but will not nip like Pro V1. Good ball but not getting where it fits in Titleist's lineup. Does not do anything better than ProV1 except it has a yellow model.... :swoon: :download: :derisive:
So Chrome Soft but $8 more.  Gotta love Titleist and the people who love to pay more for the name.

No, not a Chrome Soft as to spin around the green is what I read... The AVX is not a tour ball... that's what I read.

Same construction, dimples and cover material as the 2017 Pro V1, so maybe not used on Tour, but a tour level ball. Softer core and/or mantle.

*Chrome Soft feels mushy off the putter to me, down in the heat and humidity of Florida.   ;)
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 08:23 AM

 SwingMan, on 17 October 2017 - 10:58 PM, said:

 kjrules, on 14 October 2017 - 11:10 PM, said:

Played another round today with AVX- I must say the ball is growing on me, the fully strucked irons, the feeling is addictive, very heavy soft thud, because the ball compressed better even slightly missed shots still found the green. Spin on the wedge shots were good and predictable, it was hop hop stop with crisp half pitch shots, traj was lower on pitches so it was good today, little wind. Great Great driving ball, it all but one fairway, little harder to shap it but it was easy to hit it high or low. With putter it feels better than CS not as mooshy more feed back from it. I think if they release this at sub $40, I think this ball will be my go to ball. But right now B330s and srixon Zstars will remain in the bag.

CS is not smooshy off the putter. What are you using? 110 swingspeed? Must be a sound thing for you. Now the SR1, that had no sound off the putter, but it was not smooshy. lol.

Callaway have made more than their share of "not smooshy" Tour balls over the years!
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

 ZBigStick, on 17 October 2017 - 11:23 PM, said:

 SwingMan, on 17 October 2017 - 10:52 PM, said:

 Break81, on 06 October 2017 - 09:02 PM, said:

 jwb10, on 06 October 2017 - 07:14 PM, said:

I had the chance to try the AVX today. It is soft, Chrome-soft. Flies reasonably far, low trajectory, better off the irons than the driver (LIKE THE CHROME ). Soft on the green, but will not nip like Pro V1. Good ball but not getting where it fits in Titleist's lineup. Does not do anything better than ProV1 except it has a yellow model.... :swoon: :download: :derisive:
So Chrome Soft but $8 more.  Gotta love Titleist and the people who love to pay more for the name.

No, not a Chrome Soft as to spin around the green is what I read... The AVX is not a tour ball... that's what I read.

Same construction, dimples and cover material as the 2017 Pro V1, so maybe not used on Tour, but a tour level ball. Softer core and/or mantle.

*Chrome Soft feels mushy off the putter to me, down in the heat and humidity of Florida.   ;)

What is GRN41 Urethane? From comments I've read, this may be more like a TM Project A or Callaway's old HEX Chrome - urethane but not as spinny around the greens, but it is softer compression. I did notice that Titleist does not offer it as "Drop and Stop" greenside tech. So "I'm Out." But if someone offers me a sleeve, I would give it a fair hearing. I love Titleist graphics, but like a Truvis ball more.

The "off the putter" comments have more to do with sound/vibration - you don't feel the urethane cover - it's the sound/vibration coming off the head and up the shaft. It will vary and is dependent on the face material and insert you are using. So the comment doesn't really say anything to others unless you describe the putter, insert, steel or graphite shaft, counterbalance weight, and grip.

Edited by SwingMan, 18 October 2017 - 09:31 AM.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:28 AM

 jwb10, on 06 October 2017 - 07:14 PM, said:

I had the chance to try the AVX today. It is soft, Chrome-soft. Flies reasonably far, low trajectory, better off the irons than the driver (LIKE THE CHROME ). Soft on the green, but will not nip like Pro V1. Good ball but not getting where it fits in Titleist's lineup. Does not do anything better than ProV1 except it has a yellow model.... :swoon: :download: :derisive:
Didn't read any other responses but I'm assuming maybe it's a NXT replacement? NXT is kind of a garbage ball... Not really soft.... doesn't spin much more than DT (in my use) and certainly no where as good as ProV1 (ProV actually much softer feeling, too). So the line would look like:
Velocity - Soft, low spin, distance ball only
TruSoft - Soft, lower spin, mostly distance
AVX - Soft, medium spin, combo of distance and stopping
ProV1- Softer, high spin, tour caliber stopping
ProV1X- Medium to firm, high spin, tour caliber stopping

AVX would be a direct competitor to Supersoft (Callaway) and Q Star (Srixon), etc.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

Anything selling for $40-and-up, with a urethane cover is not really a direct competitor to two-piece Surlyn balls. Only in the sense that all golf ball models are competitors for all others.
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:05 AM

 Llortamaisey, on 06 October 2017 - 09:07 PM, said:

 Break81, on 06 October 2017 - 09:02 PM, said:

 jwb10, on 06 October 2017 - 07:14 PM, said:

I had the chance to try the AVX today. It is soft, Chrome-soft. Flies reasonably far, low trajectory, better off the irons than the driver (LIKE THE CHROME ). Soft on the green, but will not nip like Pro V1. Good ball but not getting where it fits in Titleist's lineup. Does not do anything better than ProV1 except it has a yellow model.... :swoon: :download: :derisive:
So Chrome Soft but $8 more.  Gotta love Titleist and the people who love to pay more for the name.

$20 more on eBay. If anyone wants to make a quick buck, buy some AVX balls and resale them on eBay. I’ve never seen a golf ball sell for more than the MSRP until the AVX.

You must have missed the $15 per-dozen Kirkland Signature selling for $60+ on Ebay last Winter.

Edited by BForrester, 18 October 2017 - 10:05 AM.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:50 AM

 Llortamaisey, on 14 October 2017 - 03:59 PM, said:

 Badf1nger, on 13 October 2017 - 12:29 PM, said:

 Llortamaisey, on 06 October 2017 - 09:07 PM, said:

 Break81, on 06 October 2017 - 09:02 PM, said:

 jwb10, on 06 October 2017 - 07:14 PM, said:

I had the chance to try the AVX today. It is soft, Chrome-soft. Flies reasonably far, low trajectory, better off the irons than the driver (LIKE THE CHROME ). Soft on the green, but will not nip like Pro V1. Good ball but not getting where it fits in Titleist's lineup. Does not do anything better than ProV1 except it has a yellow model.... :swoon: :download: :derisive:
So Chrome Soft but $8 more.  Gotta love Titleist and the people who love to pay more for the name.

$20 more on eBay. If anyone wants to make a quick buck, buy some AVX balls and resale them on eBay. I’ve never seen a golf ball sell for more than the MSRP until the AVX.

*Cough*kirkland*Cough*

Kirkland huh? How much does that ball sell for at Dicks Sporting Goods?

I can't get the AVX at my local Dick's, or any other retailer for that matter, so the analogy works.  I could at least buy the K-Sig online at retail prices, which I cannot do with the AVX.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:52 PM

So i've played 2 rounds both colors, I like the yellow, because it's yellow.

If they keep producing the yellow, it's my new ball.

I won't play the white, i'd just go with my prov1X over it.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:36 PM

Course had sleeves for $10 so I tried them out and they felt great. Like others have said, super hot off the face and soft around the greens.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 01:46 PM

Played about 9 holes with it today. I really like it and prefer it over the other titleist models. Not worth the current price but could see this ball being really popular at $39.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:07 PM

Those that have played the ball...what were you playing regularly before, how does it compare, and if the ball costs the same as ProV1 would the AVX be your choice ? :telephone: :golfer:

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:39 PM

Played the yellow version today.  Put it into play on the third hole and made 5 birdies with it.  Feels similar to the NXT Tour S to me.  Iron shots were drop and stop with not a ton of backspin.  I’ll try it again tomorrow and see what happens.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:35 PM

 18thbunker, on 17 October 2017 - 08:29 AM, said:

 MBBG, on 16 October 2017 - 11:59 PM, said:

 Truman, on 16 October 2017 - 08:43 PM, said:

If its being tested as a possible competitor to the Chrome Soft.  Wouldn’t you expect the price to be comparable?

Not really. Titleist is the price leader in every ball segment.

Perhaps true, but the price difference alone will make me keep playing Chrome Soft.

Now this really borders on the unelievable,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, unless you lose 3 or 4 balls per round.

But are you seriously asking anyone to believe that for 67 CENTS per round you'd use a lesser ball (for your game) ?!?!?!


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On a side note, I just purchased Maxfli U6 Tour soft for 2 for $35....as per reviews....this ball might be a steal.

Then again, maybe this answers my question......... :dntknw:  


On a side note, unusual for me but today I played as a single mid-day at a local course. Being I just want to practice and try different balls, I used an AVX along with a Chrome Soft (my go to for the last 10 months or so) and a ProV1x (my old ball).

Very windy today and on 1 hole, playing directly into an almost 3 club wind, I hit the CS first. Pushed it a bit and although I caught it in the middle of the face, it was a high floater that I expected to go nowhere. Teed up the V1x and smoked a mid-trajectory bullet little draw right down the pipe. Teed up the AVX and pretty much duplicated the V1x shot.

Rode out to find the 2 Titleists literally 7 yards apart, less than 3 in distance. The CS was just in the right rough and when I went over to it it was almost 10 yards PAST the 2 Titleists. :dntknw:

Other than that, the 3 balls showed very little difference to me, either distance-wise or dispersion-wise. The V1x definitely feels firmer than the other 2. I'd say the CS & AVX "felt" pretty similar. Haven't done enough chipping and putting with the balls to figure out any real differences though.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:56 AM

Would love to try the AVX, especially in yellow, but it seems Titleist is really serious about limiting these to the test markets as I haven't found any place on line to purchase (other than the crazy EBay prices), and of course they aren't available here in Oklahoma.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:07 AM

 Rrsclyde, on 22 October 2017 - 07:56 AM, said:

Would love to try the AVX, especially in yellow, but it seems Titleist is really serious about limiting these to the test markets as I haven't found any place on line to purchase (other than the crazy EBay prices), and of course they aren't available here in Oklahoma.
I ordered 2 dozen from Edwin Watts in Destin, Fl. Got them 2 weeks ago. - $48.00 a dozen. (I live in Arkansas)

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:09 AM

Thanks; did you call them?  I can't find them listed on line.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

i still dont get this avx ball??  they are same price as pro v1?? why would you choose this ball?

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 03:59 PM

 monks66, on 22 October 2017 - 11:25 AM, said:

i still dont get this avx ball??  they are same price as pro v1?? why would you choose this ball?

Presumably because you've been brainwashed by years of (non-Titleist) marketing bushwah into thinking you "need" a ball with a softer core than ProV1. Titleist seem to have just thrown in the towel and given those folks what the other brands tell them they must have.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

 Rrsclyde, on 22 October 2017 - 09:09 AM, said:

Thanks; did you call them?  I can't find them listed on line.
Yes, I called them. 850 634 0363


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:28 PM

 Rrsclyde, on 22 October 2017 - 09:09 AM, said:

Thanks; did you call them?  I can't find them listed on line.

Edited by johnw29, 22 October 2017 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:59 PM

 johnw29, on 22 October 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

 Rrsclyde, on 22 October 2017 - 07:56 AM, said:

Would love to try the AVX, especially in yellow, but it seems Titleist is really serious about limiting these to the test markets as I haven't found any place on line to purchase (other than the crazy EBay prices), and of course they aren't available here in Oklahoma.
I ordered 2 dozen from Edwin Watts in Destin, Fl. Got them 2 weeks ago. - $48.00 a dozen. (I live in Arkansas)

Interesting. The EW near me told me they weren't allow to sell them mail order out of state.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:05 PM

 nsxguy, on 22 October 2017 - 08:59 PM, said:

 johnw29, on 22 October 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

 Rrsclyde, on 22 October 2017 - 07:56 AM, said:

Would love to try the AVX, especially in yellow, but it seems Titleist is really serious about limiting these to the test markets as I haven't found any place on line to purchase (other than the crazy EBay prices), and of course they aren't available here in Oklahoma.
I ordered 2 dozen from Edwin Watts in Destin, Fl. Got them 2 weeks ago. - $48.00 a dozen. (I live in Arkansas)

Interesting. The EW near me told me they weren't allow to sell them mail order out of state.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:17 PM

 nsxguy, on 22 October 2017 - 08:59 PM, said:

 johnw29, on 22 October 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

 Rrsclyde, on 22 October 2017 - 07:56 AM, said:

Would love to try the AVX, especially in yellow, but it seems Titleist is really serious about limiting these to the test markets as I haven't found any place on line to purchase (other than the crazy EBay prices), and of course they aren't available here in Oklahoma.
I ordered 2 dozen from Edwin Watts in Destin, Fl. Got them 2 weeks ago. - $48.00 a dozen. (I live in Arkansas)

Interesting. The EW near me told me they weren't allow to sell them mail order out of state.
Maybe they can't anymore but I ordered them on Oct 7th - the day after they went on sale.

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#85 North Butte

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:19 PM

 johnw29, on 23 October 2017 - 08:17 PM, said:

 nsxguy, on 22 October 2017 - 08:59 PM, said:

 johnw29, on 22 October 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

 Rrsclyde, on 22 October 2017 - 07:56 AM, said:

Would love to try the AVX, especially in yellow, but it seems Titleist is really serious about limiting these to the test markets as I haven't found any place on line to purchase (other than the crazy EBay prices), and of course they aren't available here in Oklahoma.
I ordered 2 dozen from Edwin Watts in Destin, Fl. Got them 2 weeks ago. - $48.00 a dozen. (I live in Arkansas)

Interesting. The EW near me told me they weren't allow to sell them mail order out of state.
Maybe they can't anymore but I ordered them on Oct 7th - the day after they went on sale.

So you probably ordered them on the 8th, posted about it here on the 9th and by the 10th Titleist had told EW not to do that any more or else.

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 23 October 2017 - 11:11 PM

 nsxguy, on 21 October 2017 - 10:35 PM, said:

 18thbunker, on 17 October 2017 - 08:29 AM, said:

 MBBG, on 16 October 2017 - 11:59 PM, said:

 Truman, on 16 October 2017 - 08:43 PM, said:

If its being tested as a possible competitor to the Chrome Soft.  Wouldn’t you expect the price to be comparable?

Not really. Titleist is the price leader in every ball segment.

Perhaps true, but the price difference alone will make me keep playing Chrome Soft.

Now this really borders on the unelievable,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, unless you lose 3 or 4 balls per round.

But are you seriously asking anyone to believe that for 67 CENTS per round you'd use a lesser ball (for your game) ?!?!?!


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On a side note, I just purchased Maxfli U6 Tour soft for 2 for $35....as per reviews....this ball might be a steal.

Then again, maybe this answers my question......... :dntknw:  


On a side note, unusual for me but today I played as a single mid-day at a local course. Being I just want to practice and try different balls, I used an AVX along with a Chrome Soft (my go to for the last 10 months or so) and a ProV1x (my old ball).

Very windy today and on 1 hole, playing directly into an almost 3 club wind, I hit the CS first. Pushed it a bit and although I caught it in the middle of the face, it was a high floater that I expected to go nowhere. Teed up the V1x and smoked a mid-trajectory bullet little draw right down the pipe. Teed up the AVX and pretty much duplicated the V1x shot.

Rode out to find the 2 Titleists literally 7 yards apart, less than 3 in distance. The CS was just in the right rough and when I went over to it it was almost 10 yards PAST the 2 Titleists. :dntknw:

Other than that, the 3 balls showed very little difference to me, either distance-wise or dispersion-wise. The V1x definitely feels firmer than the other 2. I'd say the CS & AVX "felt" pretty similar. Haven't done enough chipping and putting with the balls to figure out any real differences though.

You seem to take another person's opinion about choice of balls quite personally. One thing I try to avoid is to tell others how to spend their money......this is just simply arrogance.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:26 PM

 18thbunker, on 23 October 2017 - 11:11 PM, said:

You seem to take another person's opinion about choice of balls quite personally. One thing I try to avoid is to tell others how to spend their money......this is just simply arrogance.

There are two types of people I can’t stand. 1) people who tell other people how to spend their money; and 2) people who don’t listen to my unsolicited financial guidance.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:12 PM

 18thbunker, on 23 October 2017 - 11:11 PM, said:

 nsxguy, on 21 October 2017 - 10:35 PM, said:

 18thbunker, on 17 October 2017 - 08:29 AM, said:


Perhaps true, but the price difference alone will make me keep playing Chrome Soft.

Now this really borders on the unelievable,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, unless you lose 3 or 4 balls per round.

But are you seriously asking anyone to believe that for 67 CENTS per round you'd use a lesser ball (for your game) ?!?!?!


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On a side note, I just purchased Maxfli U6 Tour soft for 2 for $35....as per reviews....this ball might be a steal.

Then again, maybe this answers my question......... :dntknw:  


On a side note, unusual for me but today I played as a single mid-day at a local course. Being I just want to practice and try different balls, I used an AVX along with a Chrome Soft (my go to for the last 10 months or so) and a ProV1x (my old ball).

Very windy today and on 1 hole, playing directly into an almost 3 club wind, I hit the CS first. Pushed it a bit and although I caught it in the middle of the face, it was a high floater that I expected to go nowhere. Teed up the V1x and smoked a mid-trajectory bullet little draw right down the pipe. Teed up the AVX and pretty much duplicated the V1x shot.

Rode out to find the 2 Titleists literally 7 yards apart, less than 3 in distance. The CS was just in the right rough and when I went over to it it was almost 10 yards PAST the 2 Titleists. :dntknw:

Other than that, the 3 balls showed very little difference to me, either distance-wise or dispersion-wise. The V1x definitely feels firmer than the other 2. I'd say the CS & AVX "felt" pretty similar. Haven't done enough chipping and putting with the balls to figure out any real differences though.

You seem to take another person's opinion about choice of balls quite personally. One thing I try to avoid is to tell others how to spend their money......this is just simply arrogance.

Another thing you might also try to avoid making ridiculous statements.

I'm not trying to tell you or anyone else anyone how to spend your/their money.  YOU said "Perhaps true, but the price difference alone will make me keep playing Chrome Soft."

That's 67 CENTS per ball, 67 CENTS per round more assuming you mostly play a single ball per round. If you play 36 with the same ball, as some do, that's 33 CENTS per round.

I'm trying to understand how you could spend at least(?) $1K on equipment (best guess), $30-$70 (and up) on a round of golf and then use a lesser ball for your game, over an extra 67 CENTS,,,,,,, assuming, as I said, that the slightly more expensive ball is better for your game AND you don't lose 3 or 4 balls a round.

Trying to understand somebody's thinking is hardly arrogant.
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:20 AM

Fellas, fellas, it's just a golf ball. And it is yellow, when it's not white. Chill. :scenic: :black eye:

Edited by jwb10, 25 October 2017 - 10:21 AM.


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:23 AM

 jwb10, on 25 October 2017 - 10:20 AM, said:

Fellas, fellas, it's just a golf ball. And it is yellow, when it's not white. Chill. :scenic: :black eye:

Well anyone who would play a yellow golf ball is someone I'd cross the street to avoid. What's next, golf balls painted up like a soccer ball?????

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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