Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:59 PM
ob18, on 04 January 2018 - 08:29 PM, said:
nbg352, on 04 January 2018 - 08:21 PM, said:
North Butte, on 04 January 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:
Hehateme, on 03 January 2018 - 08:50 PM, said:
Kind of a new years resolution, gonna try to play cheap balls this year to see if they affect my overall play. Currently carrying a 2.8 hdcp and typically play premium balls only. Cheapest ball I play is the Chrome soft X and love it. Started playing the Titleist AVX two months ago and really like the way it plays as well.
So, what ball do I play? None of the "soft" balls work for me. Grabbed a sleeve of Titleist NXT's from the shop and will try them as soon as it warms up (Live in Florida). Tried the E6 line and they are okay. SO, I guess the definition of cheap would be less than $35. Oh, as well, find myself liking the yellow balls more and more, so that would be a bonus. Help a brother out-
Not sure I'm following. The AVX is pretty much the most expensive golf ball currently on the market. I like it too but it's the opposite of a cheap ball.
Outside of the AVX you can find any ball you like for $35/dozen. ProV1/ProV1x are a little hard to find quite that cheap but it's possible. Any of the Bridgestone or Taylormade or Srixon or Callaway "Tour" balls can be sourced for $30/dozen or less if you're willing to shop around and you buy a model/version that's been out for at least 18 months.
Paying $25 or more a dozen or something like an e6 or NXT Tour is again, the opposite of cheap.
If I resolved to play "cheap" balls it would be whatever last-years-model urethane ball I liked best among the ones I could find on eBay for around $20/dozen. There's no need to settle for low-performance Surlyn covered balls just to save money any more, unless you'll trying to drive the price down around a dollar a ball.
Low performing Surlyn balls?
Many are GREAT performing balls for a player who wants less spin......those who already naturally spin the ball a lot.
I have had to play Surlyn since it first appeared in the original wound Titleist DT. I have never been able to find a Balata or Urethane ball that did not spin too much.
What do you normally put into play?
I used Titleist DT for many years until it became the SoLo, then I wandered in the golf ball wilderness for quite a while, desperately looking for a ball that was just right and never finding it. Then I found RZN Red and I fell in love. Now, the wilderness has me firmly in it's maw once more, as I slowly run out of the Red.
I have also had okay experience with any TM 3 piece ball with their proprietary Iothane cover, but I'm not in love with 'em, so the hunt begins anew......
R11S 8* square; Stock stiff
Maltby KE4 14* 3w , Axe Excaliber R flex tipped 1"
RBZ 25* hb; RBZstage 2 19* hb
Mizuno MP30 5 - PW, AXE Excaliber stiff, Hogan Apex PC E Wedge (50*) TT DG s300
GM Never Compromise GM2 putter
54*, 58* TM TP wedges 3* flat