propman, on 13 June 2018 - 12:59 PM, said:
Mukky, on 12 June 2018 - 10:02 PM, said:
Break81, on 12 June 2018 - 10:00 PM, said:
Just as nobody plays the Project A - AVX - B330 RX (maybe Paula Cramer) - Duo-U etc. 90% of amateurs don't see much difference if any when playing these "non tour certified" balls.
I'm a 10 index , hit the ball fairly well (103-105 driver speed) and like the Project A probably the best of the low compression balls. If the QST came in yellow I might like that better.
Remember lost of pros play prototypes anyway so the store ProV1 may not be the ball Rickie is actually playing.
True, however just because an amateur doesn't see much difference when playing a non tour ball doesn't change the fact that the tour ball is a higher performing ball
At my level of play (14 hcper), don't see any difference with what ball I play. Therefore, purchase balls like the Duo, supersoft, e6 QS or QST. Some of my single digit buddies concur. However, one of them has to play the prov1. I asked him why and he claims they go further and spin more than others. We play together often and I just don't see these attributes at all and this guy really compresses his irons. Wish I did
I definitely will agree with you on the ball not going further, however they do offer some benefits over some of the lower price balls. I play about a 13 handicap, my weakness is my iron game. However my chipping and pitching is a huge asset and that is where a tour level ball really benefits my game. I absolutely love playing Callaway Supersoft balls, they are fairly cheap, really soft, go for miles, but around the green they have a lot of run out and they can be a bit hot coming out of the rough when chipping. A Chromesoft, Pro V1, Z Star, etc. offers much better control. That being said my normal gamers are Wilson DUO Urethane, Chromesoft (got a great deal on some clearance ones year before last), and now with this sale Srixon Z Stars. I would even throw the Q Star Tour in as well, in fact if more places had them at $15 a dozen I would have stocked up on them, but at $20 I just got the Z Stars for the same price. So there can be some benefits even with having a little higher handicap and if you catch them on sale you won't pay much more for them.