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How do I know if I should be playing the 3pc or 4pc versions of balls? (ProV1 vs 1x, TP5 vs 5x etc)


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#1 xreyuk

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:26 PM

Hi all,

As the title says, how do I know if I should be playing the 3pc or 4pc versions of balls? All of them from the top brands feel very similar on short shots to me, and putting. I know that my spin numbers are pretty on the money with the ProV1 (7k RPM with a 34° 7 Iron)

What makes you decide how to play the 3pc or 4pc?

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#2 North Butte

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:46 PM

You can look up the side stamp markings on the USGA conforming ball list. Each ball is listed with its precise identifying markings along with the number of pieces and the number of dimples.

Or just ask on GolfWRX, there’s probably someone who knows.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:39 PM

I don’t worry about how many layers a golf ball has when testing to see which ball I should be using.  

I look at the following criteria:
1) how does it feel off the putter
2) how does it perform when chipping/pitching
3) how does it perform from 150 yards and in, can I flight it high/low, is it spinning to much/little when it hits the green

There are many ways to pick a golf ball and mine is only one way, I just think you are better off basing decisions off performance than what a manufacturer says about their products.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:52 AM

Comes down to feel for me. ;)
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:57 AM

It's all about the ball...find one you like and make birdies...easy peasy lemon squeezy ! :beruo: :sign:


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