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Do you get excited over new balls for no reason


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#1 ghoul31

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:29 PM

I know that changing balls isn't going to affect my score, but I still want to try all the new balls coming out


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:35 PM

no...................
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:37 PM

I fall firmly in this support group. I dunno why and I agree with you. The score doesn't change much, if at all and I like to switch between premium and mid grade balls. I'm all for anything that keeps someone excited about golf, no matter how trivial or weird it might be. I'm developing a bit of a ball hoarding problem though.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

I definitely do. Just like a car, it’s fun to take a test drive every once in a while. Who knows, it could be your next gamer!

With all of the direct to consumer products (Snell, Vice, Cut, etc.). I love to support these “disrupters” who will continue to push the price down for the consumer and force the conventional players to innovate and reduce costs.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:38 PM

New balls!!!  I don't know if I'd be as excited as Mrs. Socrates.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

I couldn’t be happier with my current Z Stars and TP5Xs but when I read that Snell will release trial packs of their new black and red mtb’s, i automatically assumed I’ll be buying a pack!!!

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:05 PM

The real problem is that with all this talk abt new balls, it just never gets better than the Prov year in and year out. I get all excited each time a new ball comes out and then still keep going back to my Provs. Even new Pro V can beat old Pro V!!

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:22 PM

View Postghoul31, on 08 January 2018 - 04:29 PM, said:

I know that changing balls isn't going to affect my score, but I still want to try all the new balls coming out
Of course, silly :taunt: :wave: :nyam:

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:04 PM

I'm always game to try new ones when they're free. I guy gave me 2 ProV's. After the front nine I realized why you low handycapers use them.  
But it's like trying a new beer, after a few it's back to Miller Lite. :wave:

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:46 PM

I hate that I love new shiny things.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

Balls are the perfect way to try something new as they are cheap compared to clubs. Also, if it doesn't work out, they become practice balls or balls we use over water shots. If we buy clubs, spend a lot of money and it doesn't work out, we get pissed and we're out big bucks.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:04 PM

View Postdeetsal, on 08 January 2018 - 10:46 PM, said:

I hate that I love new shiny things.

By the looks of your club collection, you enjoy some not so shiny things as well. Your collection is insane.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:27 AM

View Posthwturner17, on 08 January 2018 - 04:37 PM, said:

I fall firmly in this support group. I dunno why and I agree with you. The score doesn't change much, if at all and I like to switch between premium and mid grade balls. I'm all for anything that keeps someone excited about golf, no matter how trivial or weird it might be. I'm developing a bit of a ball hoarding problem though.

Save me a seat at the support group meetings.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:31 AM

Not really, I am sure I'll lose it sometime during the round, and if I don't lose it, I'll scuff it bad enough that I'll have to put a new on in play...
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:35 AM

Not at all. For some reason I get very little satisfaction out of new golf balls, probably the least of anything I buy in the game. I really don't see a large difference most of the time from one ball to another.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:02 PM

I have my favorites but each season I give a couple of new balls a try.  I am fully stocked with Gamer Softs and Softfli's from the Christmas sales but did get a deal on a dozen Duo U's to try next Spring.  I also get some satisfaction from finding the best value in new golf balls for my aging 17 HCP swing.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:14 PM

My 2018 plan is to use the stock of what I have. Srixons, TMs and Titleists....I never get close to running out of ammo but am awful for trying new balls.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:00 PM

It ain't my swing.. it must be the driver
It ain't my swing... it must be the grips
It ain't my swing.... it must be the balls!!

Seriouly I enjoy trying new balls now I can feel the difference.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:52 PM

Yes, I do!  Somehow a new dozen makes me feel rich and have found treasure, and gives me an expectation that I will play good.  Ridiculous, I know.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:04 PM

Do i get excited for new balls for no reason?

Guy, balls are my life. Not the old discolored ones either. But the new, super white (sometimes multicolored if I am feeling froggy), with the bullxxxx "technology" are my jam. They're the best.

No but seriously, it is always interesting to see what these guys come up with. It's very fun to try them out on the course.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:04 PM

Guilty as charged - currently have in my bag and garage

   Bridgestone B330-RX Yellow - B LOGO
   2017 Srixon XV
   2015 V1x
   2015 V1
   Vice Pro Lime
   Vice Pro Plus Lime (just a sleeve purchased on ebay a few days ago)
   Chrome Soft Yellow
   Chrome Soft Truvis Red
   Chrome Soft Truvis Green
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   Nike Tour Plats RZN
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   Snell - Get Sum
   Wilson Duo U
   Maxfli U/6
   TF Gamer Yellow
   KSIGS
   1 sleeve of Volvik Vivid that was given to me (not a fan)
   plus I think 1 QST and a couple 2017 Z-Stars

    Most are under a dozen and the total of all combined is around 15 dozen or so. About a years worth of balls if I do not purchase any more

  Already plan on buying the tester pack of MTB-Red / MTB Black though.  Pretty cheap addiction as most of them I paid well below $30 a dozen or won in tournaments.

Edited by Break81, 10 January 2018 - 08:51 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:46 PM

Balls will only make a different if you are decent ball striker

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:32 AM

View PostBreak81, on 10 January 2018 - 08:04 PM, said:

Guilty as charged - currently have in my bag and garage

   Bridgestone B330-RX Yellow - B LOGO
   2017 Srixon XV
   2015 V1x
   2015 V1
   Vice Pro Lime
   Vice Pro Plus Lime (just a sleeve purchased on ebay a few days ago)
   Chrome Soft Yellow
   Chrome Soft Truvis Red
   Chrome Soft Truvis Green
   Chrome Soft Truvis Red / Blue
   Nike Tour Plats RZN
   Snell - MTB
   Snell - Get Sum
   Wilson Duo U
   Maxfli U/6
   TF Gamer Yellow
   KSIGS
   1 sleeve of Volvik Vivid that was given to me (not a fan)
   plus I think 1 QST and a couple 2017 Z-Stars

Most are under a dozen and the total of all combined is around 15 dozen or so. About a years worth of balls if I do not purchase any more

  Already plan on buying the tester pack of MTB-Red / MTB Black though.  Pretty cheap addiction as most of them I paid well below $30 a dozen or won in tournaments.


You sound a lot like me. I like your variety and general philosophy. It's a cheap addiction and I justify it by telling myself I only buy if it's a deal, but nothing is a deal when you have over a years worth of balls stockpiled lol. Really excited about the new MTB's as well. I can't believe how good the current MTB is, and those are a legit deal I have no problem justifying.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:33 AM

I grew up caddying, so I found more golf balls than I could ever use.  Hardly ever had "new" balls out of a sleeve, so that when I did, it excited me.  I don't know why, I knew they weren't any different than the ball I'd found at work that was probably not much older.  Something about pulling out a new sleeve before a round.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

Being 71, my balls no longer excite me.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:00 PM

I get excited. Trying to find my perfect compression number. Wilson Duo U feels the best so far.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:55 PM

View Postautronicdsm, on 12 January 2018 - 03:00 PM, said:

I get excited. Trying to find my perfect compression number. Wilson Duo U feels the best so far.

+1 another ball that needs to come out in yellow. 55 compression is perfect

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:36 AM

View Poststarrman77, on 12 January 2018 - 01:59 PM, said:

Being 71, my balls no longer excite me.
Putter too?
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