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Ball Comparison-Battle of the $30 Urethane balls!


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#1 Majeebus

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 12:59 PM

Ok.  I'm trying to zero in on the best $30 three piece Urethane ball I can find.  I want to know what you would pick of the three (if there are other $30 three piece Urethane balls add them in) and why you would choose it:

Taylor Made Project A

Srixon Qstar Tour

Volvik Vibe


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 01:06 PM

I've been playing the Snell MTB for a few years now, and I see no reason to change.  Single dozens are typically $32, 6-dozen for $160, so definitely in the price range.  I can't tell any difference from the ProV1 that I used to play.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 01:12 PM

Out of those three I would go with Project a. Great ball.  Distance is good and it's great around the green. I'll echo the above and say that the Snell MTB is an absolutely awesome ball as well. Can't go wrong with either of them.
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 01:18 PM

Chrome Soft at $31 would be a contender no ?
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 01:20 PM

+1 on Snell MTB or older model of the TM Tour Preferred on Amazon.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 01:38 PM

Another that would fit in your price range is the Vice line of balls.  I have played the Vice Pro Soft.  I see little difference between it and a Chrome Soft and if ordered in multiple box purchases, can be had for $25 a dozen.
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 02:13 PM

U gotta go with Snell MTB factoring tax & shipping.  $31.99 including tax & shipping.

It is on sale for $28.99/dz now or $23.99/6 dz.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 02:22 PM

MG C4 is a must try at $20 per dozen.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 08:09 PM

View PostMajeebus, on 27 December 2017 - 12:59 PM, said:

Ok.  I'm trying to zero in on the best $30 three piece Urethane ball I can find.  I want to know what you would pick of the three (if there are other $30 three piece Urethane balls add them in) and why you would choose it:

Taylor Made Project A

Srixon Qstar Tour

Volvik Vibe

Q Star Tour of those three. It’s very spinny around the green and I think it spins less than the Project A off the tee.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 10:03 PM

Dick's Top Flite Gamer Tour.  Pretty good 3 piece Urethane ball for not too much cashola.


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 10:29 PM

Ufli Soft from Maxfli is considerably better than any of those 3 in my opinion, and is prob $25 per doz.
Slightly cheaper and also better than those 3 is Gamer Tour.
Cheap balls from cheap company. Try it to believe it.
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 11:25 PM

Latest version of the project A would be my pick.
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:58 AM

View PostMajeebus, on 27 December 2017 - 12:59 PM, said:

Volvik Vibe

Not urethane.
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 28 December 2017 - 07:09 AM

The Q Star Tour which gives you 95% of the performance of the Z Star for $10 less.  It's wonderful.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:18 AM

View PostNorth Butte, on 28 December 2017 - 06:58 AM, said:

View PostMajeebus, on 27 December 2017 - 12:59 PM, said:

Volvik Vibe

Not urethane.

Vibe is. Are you thinking of Vivid?


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:20 AM

View PostNorth Butte, on 28 December 2017 - 06:58 AM, said:

View PostMajeebus, on 27 December 2017 - 12:59 PM, said:

Volvik Vibe

Not urethane.

You are wrong, the Vibe is a urethane ball.

Product description


A Urethane golf ball for every skill level! Extremely low compression mixed with high grade Urethane makes this 3-piece ball the perfect “soft” option for tour players, advanced golfers and beginners alike. Combining a “players” ball with a soft feel off the club face makes the VIBE the perfect combination of distance and straightness off the tee shots due to a low driver spin. The 336-dimple pattern ensures an enhanced flight time and optimal greenside spin and short game control that you would expect from a Urethane 3-pieec golf ball.


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:33 AM

Another vote for Snell MTB, I switched despite playing almost nothing but Titleist balls for 52 years. However, the MTB is being discontinued and Snell is rolling out two new balls at or before the PGA show. I expect I’ll still be playing Snell next year.

Edited by Middler, 28 December 2017 - 07:34 AM.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:52 AM

View Posttheedge27, on 28 December 2017 - 07:18 AM, said:

View PostNorth Butte, on 28 December 2017 - 06:58 AM, said:

View PostMajeebus, on 27 December 2017 - 12:59 PM, said:

Volvik Vibe

Not urethane.

Vibe is. Are you thinking of Vivid?

Damn, I always get those backwards. Too many V’s!

So Vivid is the $30 Surlyn and Vibe is the $36 Urethane. Maybe I’ll remember next time.

Edited by North Butte, 28 December 2017 - 07:56 AM.

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 28 December 2017 - 12:11 PM

I'll have to look into the Snells.

I've been playing the Project As for a while and really like them, but it seems like only Dicks sells them.  By that, I mean that when I'm out and go to a golf course they don't sell those.  I tried the Srixons and for some reason they do not like me or my driver at ALL!  I was seeing some really funcky stuff from them.  The Volviks believe it or not were the straightest Urethane ball I've played AND they had stopping power on the greens!

I'll definitely look into those Snells as well.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:51 PM

Gamer Tour and Ufli Soft.
If you haven't tried both, you might be overpaying for golf balls.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:54 PM

how can you not add Ksig balls?

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:10 AM

View Post8602081, on 29 December 2017 - 11:54 PM, said:

how can you not add Ksig balls?

He asked about “the best $30 three piece Urethane ball I can find”. K-sig is not three-piece and he can’t find them.

Edited by North Butte, 30 December 2017 - 07:10 AM.

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 30 December 2017 - 09:13 AM

I had not realized this until I just looked it up. I had thought the Chrome Soft was a 3-piece urethane but it and the "X" are both 4-piece urethane balls according to the Callaway website!
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:00 AM

QST for me, and at $24.00/doz a pure no-brainer.

https://www.golfball...t-1-DZ-Free.htm

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:47 PM

Snell, Cut, Vice, any 5A used balls, the current Chromesofts are on sale, there are a lot of options out there.

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 03:32 PM

View Posttheedge27, on 27 December 2017 - 02:22 PM, said:

MG C4 is a must try at $20 per dozen.

this right here. great ball

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:59 PM

Q-Star Tour period, end of story, for me.
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

View Postphil75070, on 30 December 2017 - 09:13 AM, said:

I had not realized this until I just looked it up. I had thought the Chrome Soft was a 3-piece urethane but it and the "X" are both 4-piece urethane balls according to the Callaway website!

The first gen Chrome Soft was 3pc
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

View Posterock9174, on 01 January 2018 - 10:06 PM, said:

View Postphil75070, on 30 December 2017 - 09:13 AM, said:

I had not realized this until I just looked it up. I had thought the Chrome Soft was a 3-piece urethane but it and the "X" are both 4-piece urethane balls according to the Callaway website!

The first gen Chrome Soft was 3pc
The 2016 (current) Soft is 4 piece and is slightly firmer than the original soft. The X is also 4 piece and firmer again. Sheils and Crossfield have said there is almost no difference between the two in head to head comparisons but I find the X to be a better ball for me. I prefer the feel, and get more spin on approach shots. The X also feels much nicer off full shots for me.

Edited by playa, 03 January 2018 - 05:07 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:42 AM

Of the 3 balls in the OP, I'd go with the QST. Fantastic all around ball, as noted above straighter flight off the driver than the P(a) and it's great into the greens. The latest version of the P(a) is very good, but the QST outshined it when I put them head to head.


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