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Ball Comparison-Battle of the $30 Urethane balls!


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#31 cristphoto

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:23 AM

There are also lots of great deals on 4 and 5 piece balls. No need to limit to just 3 piece. I stocked up on last years Taylor Made Tour Preferred Xs at $22 a dozen with free shipping. On Taylor Made site.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:36 AM

View Postcristphoto, on 04 January 2018 - 08:23 AM, said:

There are also lots of great deals on 4 and 5 piece balls. No need to limit to just 3 piece. I stocked up on last years Taylor Made Tour Preferred X’s at $22 a dozen with free shipping. On Taylor Made site.
Agreed.

To all: Maxfli U/Fli Soft is a 4 pc btw. Great balls all around this price point nowadays
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:36 AM

If limited to those 3 I'm voting for the Project a. That ball is butter around the greens and, for me at least, extremely long off the driver. I'm just a weekend shlub and have crushed several drives with that ball out around the 320-330 range - the only ball I've hit over 290. It goes like a mo-fo.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:11 PM

I can say the Srixon was definitely not a good ball for me.  I don't know why (maybe my 105 mph swing speed) but the ball just reacted so strangely off of my Driver.  Any sidespin was greatly amplified.  Having played the Project A the most I can say that it can def get a good deal of sidespin as well, but it was really long.  The Volvik seemed to have the least side spin off the driver, and flew true to my iron distances even in very cold weather.

I would say the Project A is longest on the perfect hit.  The one crazy thing I noticed about the Project A was that I could hit that ball up to 140 yards with my 52 degree wedge!!!!!  Once I found that out it definitely helped me with birdies!  With a pro v my 52 degree is only a 120 yard club!

I bought 12 volvik vibes offline to get a better feel for them, but haven't be able to get out at all with the weather.....

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:19 AM

View PostNorth Butte, on 28 December 2017 - 07:52 AM, said:

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 Vs!

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

I've been playing golf for 26 years and have never heard of vivid golf balls.
I thought Vivid was a company that produces naughty movies


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:12 PM

I tried the Srixon QST and didn't care for it myself. But all of the Srixons feel "heavy" or "dense" to me, even the Zstar. And the XV feels like crap.
Might try to find some early edition Wilson FG Tours at around $30.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:16 AM

View PostRainShadow, on 06 January 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

I tried the Srixon QST and didn't care for it myself. But all of the Srixons feel "heavy" or "dense" to me, even the Zstar. And the XV feels like crap.
Might try to find some early edition Wilson FG Tours at around $30.
Have you tried the 2017 XV?  It's not as firm and does everything exceptionally well.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

If we're eliminating balls purchased online because of shipping charges, my top three go 1) ProV1 Practice; 2) Srixon Q Star Tour; 3) Taylormade Project A. The only difference between Practice Pro Vs and regular ones is the stamp on the side and $10-$18 less per dozen depending on time of year. Also, all three balls have really durable urethane covers. I can't say that about Snell, Vice, or Volvik.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:56 AM

Of the three the OP listed, I have only played one of them, the Q star tour. I was very disappointed in the golf ball in that on off-center hits the ball really suffer distance issues. Most handicap golfers don't hit the ball flush on the center, and when I hit the Q star tour off center I noticed much more distance issues than other golf balls. I was really fond of this ball to begin with until I noticed the distance issues that resulted from it.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 12:20 PM

View Posthybrid25, on 09 January 2018 - 09:56 AM, said:

Of the three the OP listed, I have only played one of them, the Q star tour. I was very disappointed in the golf ball in that on off-center hits the ball really suffer distance issues. Most handicap golfers don't hit the ball flush on the center, and when I hit the Q star tour off center I noticed much more distance issues than other golf balls. I was really fond of this ball to begin with until I noticed the distance issues that resulted from it.

I'm right with you on this!!!! So true!


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:15 AM

So many good options in this price range.  I've hit the three listed, never had a problem with any of them.  Vibe performed similar for me to a Chromesoft.  Project (a)'s were fairly nondescript other than the seam running around it.  Spin was good, felt soft.  QST was a ball that felt so good on the putting green I refused to believe it was a sub $30 ball.

Snell MTB, Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U, Top Flite Gamer Tours, Vice Pro, also good balls for the money.  Lots of good value around $30 just have to pick what works best for your preferences.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:07 AM

View PostMajeebus, on 09 January 2018 - 12:20 PM, said:

View Posthybrid25, on 09 January 2018 - 09:56 AM, said:

Of the three the OP listed, I have only played one of them, the Q star tour. I was very disappointed in the golf ball in that on off-center hits the ball really suffer distance issues. Most handicap golfers don't hit the ball flush on the center, and when I hit the Q star tour off center I noticed much more distance issues than other golf balls. I was really fond of this ball to begin with until I noticed the distance issues that resulted from it.

I'm right with you on this!!!! So true!

I also agree, Qstar was short and lots of side spin, when I tested it a few years back.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:14 PM

View Postdingusflingers, on 11 January 2018 - 11:15 AM, said:

So many good options in this price range.  I've hit the three listed, never had a problem with any of them.  Vibe performed similar for me to a Chromesoft.  Project (a)'s were fairly nondescript other than the seam running around it.  Spin was good, felt soft.  QST was a ball that felt so good on the putting green I refused to believe it was a sub $30 ball.

Snell MTB, Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U, Top Flite Gamer Tours, Vice Pro, also good balls for the money.  Lots of good value around $30 just have to pick what works best for your preferences.
Gamer Tours are 2 for $30 right now. Hard to beat that

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:10 PM

View Postmjforn, on 12 January 2018 - 09:07 AM, said:

View PostMajeebus, on 09 January 2018 - 12:20 PM, said:

View Posthybrid25, on 09 January 2018 - 09:56 AM, said:

Of the three the OP listed, I have only played one of them, the Q star tour. I was very disappointed in the golf ball in that on off-center hits the ball really suffer distance issues. Most handicap golfers don't hit the ball flush on the center, and when I hit the Q star tour off center I noticed much more distance issues than other golf balls. I was really fond of this ball to begin with until I noticed the distance issues that resulted from it.

I'm right with you on this!!!! So true!

I also agree, Qstar was short and lots of side spin, when I tested it a few years back.

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that wasn’t a urethane ball.  Only the Q-Star TOUR is urethane and only been out about 1 year
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:09 AM

Just saw on another thread that Gamer Tour is 2doz for $30 today.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:15 AM

View PostBreak81, on 12 January 2018 - 07:10 PM, said:

View Postmjforn, on 12 January 2018 - 09:07 AM, said:

View PostMajeebus, on 09 January 2018 - 12:20 PM, said:

View Posthybrid25, on 09 January 2018 - 09:56 AM, said:

Of the three the OP listed, I have only played one of them, the Q star tour. I was very disappointed in the golf ball in that on off-center hits the ball really suffer distance issues. Most handicap golfers don't hit the ball flush on the center, and when I hit the Q star tour off center I noticed much more distance issues than other golf balls. I was really fond of this ball to begin with until I noticed the distance issues that resulted from it.

I'm right with you on this!!!! So true!

I also agree, Qstar was short and lots of side spin, when I tested it a few years back.

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that wasnt a urethane ball.  Only the Q-Star TOUR is urethane and only been out about 1 year
I know people who play the Q star and really liked it. I also know people who play the Q star tour and say the same thing that I say about off-center hits and the distance issue when hitting the ball that way. It seems logical that every ball would suffer a little distance problem when you hit it off center but with today's clubs I'm Amazed how far the ball flies on off-center hits with my driver. Just the same, the Q star tour suffers more then average in my opinion.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:58 AM

View PostJustsomeguy, on 27 December 2017 - 10:29 PM, said:

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.

I found some urethane-covered, 3-piece Maxfli on a course last summer and I have to say it was fantastic before I lost it. Of the three mentioned, I'd go with Q-Star Tour, though.
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:59 PM

I've tried the QST, both iterations of the Chrome Soft, the Project A, and the so-far unmentioned Wilson Duo U.  I have a slight preference for both of the Chrome Softs, although I get good performance out of any of them (SS = 95).

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:24 PM

View Postjohn_g, on 15 January 2018 - 09:59 PM, said:

I've tried the QST, both iterations of the Chrome Soft, the Project A, and the so-far unmentioned Wilson Duo U.  I have a slight preference for both of the Chrome Softs, although I get good performance out of any of them (SS = 95).
Duo-u a fantastic ball, but unless there's a sale, sub $30 is unlikely...
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:31 PM

View PostJustsomeguy, on 17 January 2018 - 10:24 PM, said:

View Postjohn_g, on 15 January 2018 - 09:59 PM, said:

I've tried the QST, both iterations of the Chrome Soft, the Project A, and the so-far unmentioned Wilson Duo U.  I have a slight preference for both of the Chrome Softs, although I get good performance out of any of them (SS = 95).
Duo-u a fantastic ball, but unless there's a sale, sub $30 is unlikely...
my local GG has them for $28 In store.  Looks like a liquidation price

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:01 PM

In the past when I've seen "previous generation" ProV1's retailed for less than $39.99 they've always been much older than the immediately prior generation. Those might be 2013 or even earlier ProV1's at those prices.
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