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#1 WidespreadPanic

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:39 PM

If you switch to a softer ball in the winter, which ball do you go to? And what's your normal ball? I play the TP5 in warm weather, but cant decide what to go to in the colder temps.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:48 PM

I play the same ball but I'm in Georgia so it typically doesn't get too cold here

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

Im leaning towards sticking with the TP5 because its lower compression than what I used to play (B330), but wouldnt be against messing around with some softer balls.
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:38 PM

Here in Michigan, winter golf can be pretty cold. I do switch balls, for softer feel and for a cheaper ball. You can lose balls in the fairway during the winter. My go to has been the Bridgestone Treosoft. Nice soft feel, and you can usually find them at a pretty fair price.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 05:47 PM

wilson 50


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 05:57 PM

Used the new Srixon AD333 (Q-star) today. Softer than previous version but still jumpy with short irons. I also use Velocity and TM Burner Soft. Our course has turned into a quagmire due to heavy rainfall so every ball stops.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 06:30 PM

The rx or rxs would work.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:19 AM

When it really cold out is when I really want to be playing a ProV1 or similar tour ball.  When its hot out most golf balls feel pretty good.  When its cold out a tour ball like the ProV1 feels noticeably better.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:30 AM

Interesting topic. I used to just play random balls that I’ve accumulated the past month, but lately it’s been Pro V1s that I’ve found throughout the year. Cold rounds for me are pretty low key, often by myself and sometimes not keeping score.  Living in Nebraska, I’m just thrilled to get out.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:37 AM

I typically play the same ball I do all summer (usually b330rx, sometimes tp5 or proV1), but I keep one in my pants pocket & alternate balls every other hole to try & keep them warm-ish. If thereís a lot of leaves or less than optimal conditions Iíll play the scuffed up tree & cart path balls I kept from earlier in the year. In Wisconsin btw.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:24 PM

I play Chromesoft X Truvis in the winter. Cheap as the Snell, or cheaper than the ProV1 and TP5 (all of which I play), but easily visible in the rough, and quite easily visible amongst leaves.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:31 PM

There are a lot of soft balls out there, on the shelf at any place like GG (or Costco, or...), plenty of specs on Google.

My preference is the '16 Nike RZN Speed White, which is about a 50 compression (similar to the e6 from last year). They can be acquired cheap, so when it's winter rules with no scores being turned in, they aren't a big deal to lose.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:26 PM

I use distance balls in the winter.  Greenside spin isn't as important when the greens are soft and usually cut longer.  Titleist NXT and Callaway X-Hot balls seem to go a little longer in cold weather, especially off the irons.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:44 PM

View Postgolfer1g, on 04 November 2017 - 03:48 PM, said:

I play the same ball but I'm in Georgia so it typically doesn't get too cold here
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:46 PM

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:50 PM

Nike power distance soft! I got a random dozen in a blind gift exchange years ago for Christmas. It was 40* out the next time I played, decided to play them just because I didnít feel like buying new Pentaís or  b330 at the time, and tied the course record that day.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:51 PM

I just bought some Q Star Tours as a winter ball.  Played the NXT today and liked it pretty good, might try and find some on sale.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:15 PM

Duo or Supersoft's for me.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:29 PM

I switch every year as I like a softer feeling ball and a lot of spin is not needed on the greens I play 6 months of the year.  Played a Noodle yesterday in 38* weather and very soft greens.  One of my playing partners made fun of me right before I stuck a par 3 with a 6 iron and he hit his $3 Bridgestone into the water.  My fall/winter ball consists of decent 2 piece balls I find during the season, plus some Wilson 50 Elities and TF D2 Feels.  With the fall leaves covering my home course, it is easy to lose 2-3 balls a round that were easily found a couple of months ago.  

During the spring I play TF Gamer and Gamer Soft; during the summer TM RBZ U and TM TP Reds.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:40 PM

Can get pretty mushy here in the PNW. I used the Pinnacle Soft last winter. Usually play the Srixon XV, or have been this past season or two. Found the Soft to be a pretty good performer, and if the fairways swallow it up, it's not a big financial loss.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:53 PM

Summer ball is the B330s and Chrome Soft. Winter golf in Ohio I move too Wilson Duo Spin or Srixon Soft Feel. I'm guessing any of the uber low compression balls will do. What's the difference when it's 38 degrees with a wind chill factor in the high twenties...BB
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:33 AM

View Postdave willie, on 05 November 2017 - 08:26 PM, said:

I use distance balls in the winter.  Greenside spin isn't as important when the greens are soft and usually cut longer.  Titleist NXT and Callaway X-Hot balls seem to go a little longer in cold weather, especially off the irons.

The greens on my home course are at their fastest in the winter.  They are so fast that they border on ridiculous at times.  They also get very firm.  I want all the spin I can get after the first freeze of the year.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:15 AM

If I am lucky enough to get out in the winter I use good used balls that I have laying around. Never know if you will find it in the middle of the fairway around here.
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:41 AM

Srixon Q Star tour. In winter.  Srixon XV when it warms up.
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:39 AM

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:42 AM

I can't imagine how cold it would have to get for me to want a different golf ball. Way too cold for me to be out there in the first place, for sure.
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:05 AM

It will be in the low 40's with wind during a lot of my rounds in the next few months. It's not so much that I'm worried about the ball, as much as I bundle up and can't swing as full. For this reason I usually play a softer, higher launching ball. Grass is dormant so it's much easier to play bump and run style golf around the greens. Looking forward to using the matte red Wilson Duo soft this year.
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:18 AM

Callaway Supersoft or cheap  distance  balls. I dont need spin in the winter.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:15 PM

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:06 PM

I will play any non-urethane ball I find. I can't post a score, and many times the greens are frozen, so it doesn't really matter.

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