nsxguy, on 06 February 2018 - 12:16 AM, said:
While I can only speak for myself I hardly think that is true.
Personally I want a ball that hits and STOPS when I hit a quality shot to the green. I don't want it releasing towards the back of the green nor do I want it to spin back. I want it to be within about a foot of where it hit.
Releasing and spinning back is just way more than one has to calculate into hitting a shot; as if there wasn't enough to worry about,,,,,,,,,,,
I totally agree with this. Its also why I stopped playing the PM grind. Nothing is worse than when you hit what you think is a great shot and too much spin kills it dead. This would happen all the time with the PM grind wedge - the thing spins the ball like a dryer. On hole 1 in an event I hit a little pitch from back left of the green, expecting it to land and roll down a steep incline to a hole. It grabbed on the incline and just died - 20 feet short. Callaway soft and PM. Wanted to scream.
I also pulled a Kyle Stanley once in the same round, hitting a 9 iron into a green and watching in horror as it hit near the pin on the back left tier (hole 5 at tpc louisiana) and then spun backwards and left off the green, down a hill, and onto a gravel path.
I hate hitting spinny balls. The Srixon XV are great balls for anybody who doesn't like spinning the ball. Its neat to be able to spin it sometimes and gets "ahhhs" from playing partners when it hop/grabs but it sucks for score. You never know when you'll spin off, and when you spin off you get stuck in the worst positions on the golf course (because no designer thinks you'll fall into the bunker from the green rolling <1 mph).
I just want a ball and a wedge that always does the same thing. i don't really care what that thing is, i can adapt to it, i just hate surprise check ups more than anything. I can deal with bad shots, but when i hit the exact shot that is in my head to a precise landing spot and then the spin is off it drives me nuts.
I'm not good enough to "control spin" so I can't do much about it. I can put more spin on a ball, but I don't have the skill to play a super-spinny set up and then back it off on purpose. I find it 10x easier to play a low-spin set up like the lady srixon purples or the xv and step on the spin on purpose than play a high spin set up and back it off on purpose.
Edited by pinestreetgolf, 06 February 2018 - 10:43 AM.