Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Vice golf balls


161 replies to this topic

#151 hammergolf

hammergolf

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 81 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 35280
  • Joined: 07/22/2007
  • Location:St. Louis
  • Handicap:3
  • Ebay ID:N/A
GolfWRX Likes : 26

Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:42 AM

View Postleftysviewuk, on 01 July 2018 - 10:57 AM, said:

Been playing these since Feb this year so many rounds under belt average 1 per week since then.
Previously played TP5x & ProV1x.

Barring the slight discolouring issue on these they are cracking balls for the price.
Tried the mixed pack preferred the Pro Plus over all.

Great off all the clubs
I actually find them slightly softer than the other 2 mentioned. Spin is comparable on all, I'm 90 mph with 6 iron  if that helps.
A friend with a slower speed thought for him they felt slightly hard, so if you pick the right one for the speed overall v good.

Some may scoff at the name but after shooting 73 gross last weekend I'm sticking with these with 3 dozen to go.
Ignore the name try the variety pack and see which suits.

Best line on ball there is out the IMOP.
All the best.
I completely agree with you. I have been playing TP5 since they were released and Z Star before that. I tested the Vice Pro+, Pro, and Pro Soft about 4 months ago and really liked the Pro. I finally bit the bullet and bought 5dz of the Pro. Have been playing it for the last month and hands down it is as good or better than any other ball I have ever played. When you throw in the price it's a no brainer for me.

Ping i25 10.5 Graphite Design DI-6
Ping G25 4 wd Aldila NVS 65
Ping i25 hybrid 19*, 23* Aldila NVS 85
Ping G25 5-PW Steelfiber i95
Ping Tour S Raw 50*, 56*, 60* KBS Tour 90
Rife Barbados

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#152 vietnameeh

vietnameeh

    Hack

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,559 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 93431
  • Joined: 08/31/2009
  • Handicap:36.4
  • Ebay ID:vietnameeh
GolfWRX Likes : 221

Posted 03 July 2018 - 11:57 AM

I got to try a sleeve over the weekend of the Pro Plus

very impressed! it did everything I could ask for.

Long, checks on wedges. drop and stop on full irons

The cover seem to cut a little more, but that outweighs how good it performed!
Cobra LTD PRO 8.5F* UST Mamiya Attas Proto 7x
Callaway XR16 Pro 14* Graphite Design PM902X
Mizuno MP650 19* Graphite Design Tour AD YSQPH 105X
2012 TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 4-PW X100
Wilson FG Tour TC 52,56,60
Odyssey White Hot XG 7M

2

#153 NorthMNgolfer

NorthMNgolfer

    Member

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 210 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 416672
  • Joined: 03/20/2016
  • Location:Ham Lake, MN
GolfWRX Likes : 108

Posted 05 July 2018 - 08:43 AM

View PostNorthMNgolfer, on 03 July 2018 - 07:30 AM, said:

So anyone tell me how similar the Vice Pro Soft plays to a Callaway Chrome Soft?  Been thinking about giving the Vice a try as I like the color options but the Chrome Soft ball just seems to work for me.

I ordered one dozen of the Pro Soft on Amazon to test out.  Same price as a dozen direct from Vice but with free shipping.  I'm really just interested in how they play vs the Chrome Soft so I'll report back after I get some playing time with them.
My Current Bag.

Ping G30 8.5* - HZRDUS Yellow 6.0
Exotics EX9 Long 15* - Diamana S+ 60s
Taylormade M1 5 Wood - Diamana Whiteboard 65s
Taylormade M2 L.I.F.T 2 iron - Diamana D+ 90 Hy S
Taylormade M1 21* Hybrid
Ping i25 Irons - 5-PW
Cleveland RTX-3 CB 54*
Callaway PM grind 60*
Odyssey O-Works Red #1 Wide S

3

#154 St Jimmy

St Jimmy

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 281 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 155985
  • Joined: 01/18/2012
  • Location:Johnsburg, IL
  • Handicap:12.6
  • Ebay ID:luckyjet-44
GolfWRX Likes : 125

Posted 06 July 2018 - 09:28 PM

Tried all three for multiple rounds and i'm sold on the Pro Soft.  
They're a club longer than the other two, stop on a dime on the greens, and feel great off the putter face.
I love the lime color.
Ping G400
Ping G400 stretch 3
Ping G SFT 3 wood
Mizuno JPX 4-P
Callaway MD3 52,56, PM 60
Scotty Newport 2.5 or Golo 3

4

#155 atomheartmother

atomheartmother

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 117 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 199144
  • Joined: 08/20/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 25

Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:38 AM

View PostSilverBullets, on 21 June 2018 - 02:53 PM, said:

View PostQuigleyDU, on 21 June 2018 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postvpd, on 20 May 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

I have played with Vice PRO and Vice SOFT and both are outstanding golf balls. They are almost if not as good as the ProVs. Snell and the Kirkland Signature 3 and 4 piece golf balls are great as well. For the price any of these brands to me is superior to paying $40-48 for a dozen of the big brand name premium balls.

Who is paing $48/dzn?? wow!!

haha I was/am.  Well not technically I would always stock up on the 3 dozen with 1 free sale they do at the start of the year but yeah I mean it's $48 a dozen off the rack.

My take on golf balls and saving money on them is that people spend too much time trying to chance a deal on golf balls for what ends up not being a ton a money.  I use around 6 dozen golf balls a year playing around 50-60 rounds a year.  I pay $144 for my first 4 dozen a year (that's the buy 3 get 1 free deal).  For my next 2 dozen I pay $96 ($48 a piece for Bridgestones).  So that's $240 for a full year of premium golf balls.

That's really not much money in the scheme of a year of golf.  Now the savings?  6 dozen Vice balls (if you buy them all at once) cost $150.  So I can save $90 a year.  I mean that's one round of golf... heck that's 9 holes in the winter in Phoenix.

I get that $90 is $90 and saving money is great.  But sometimes I read these forums about golf balls and see the lengths people are going to save money on balls.  Or my buddies back home making $125k a year buying a big batch of used golf balls or bulking up with 10 dozen balls because there's a sale.  Sometimes seeing the lengths people are going to save money on golf balls makes me scratch my head because of all the expenses in golf equipment, it's one of the cheapest... outside of golf tees it may be cheapest.. $2500-$3000 a year in greens fees, $1500 in equipment, $50-$100+ polo shirts, shorts, shoes and yet playing $50 golf balls is absurd.

Either way, I like the Vice golf balls and the fact that they are cheaper is an added benefit.

To be fair, I donít think your numbers for costs even remotely reflect what the vast majority of golfers spend a year. Iíd wager that he majority of golfers donít buy a single club on a yearly basis, let alone spend $1500 a year on equipment. And maybe itís regional or that youíre playing private courses/country clubs, but $2,500-3,000+ in greens fees seems really high. Around here greens fees on munis rarely exceed $35 for 18 (year season passes range about $900-1,400 at public courses muni and non-muni) and even the nicer non-muni public courses rarely exceed $40. Thatís A LOT of golf for $2,500+.

So, yeah, the cost differences in balls are a little more substantial for the majority of golfers. Whether or not they is meanfingul to the finances of an individual golfer obviously varies.


5

#156 ddetts

ddetts

    Ty Webb

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 733 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 63197
  • Joined: 08/13/2008
  • Location:Sioux Falls, SD
  • Handicap:9.0
GolfWRX Likes : 217

Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:52 AM

View PostSt Jimmy, on 06 July 2018 - 09:28 PM, said:

Tried all three for multiple rounds and i'm sold on the Pro Soft.  
They're a club longer than the other two, stop on a dime on the greens, and feel great off the putter face.
I love the lime color.

Do you mind if I ask what is your club head speed and/or distance for say a driver and 6 iron? I have been playing Pro+ for about 2 years based on their recommendation but perhaps I need to give the Soft a try.
Nike Vapor Pro, Matrix Red Tie 6Q3
TaylorMade '17 M2 Tour 15*, Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi
Callaway X Utility Prototype 18*, KBS Tour 120
Mizuno MP-54 3-4 / MP 15 5-PW, C-Taper Lite S
Mizuno MP-T5 52*/58*
TaylorMade TP Mullen

6

#157 St Jimmy

St Jimmy

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 281 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 155985
  • Joined: 01/18/2012
  • Location:Johnsburg, IL
  • Handicap:12.6
  • Ebay ID:luckyjet-44
GolfWRX Likes : 125

Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:22 AM

I was recommended the Plus also.
I tried the Soft on a whim and loved the results.
105 mph driver swing speed.  I carry it around 250-260.
6 iron is my 180 club with the soft, 170 with the Plus.

Edited by St Jimmy, 11 July 2018 - 11:23 AM.

Ping G400
Ping G400 stretch 3
Ping G SFT 3 wood
Mizuno JPX 4-P
Callaway MD3 52,56, PM 60
Scotty Newport 2.5 or Golo 3

7

#158 baloo

baloo

    A Person

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 895 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 140341
  • Joined: 09/28/2011
  • Location:Wisconsin
  • Handicap:5
  • Ebay ID:k2baloo
GolfWRX Likes : 532

Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:14 PM

Quick update.

Still happy with my purchase. Durability was my main worry based on reviews, but I've had no problems. I even had one ball I played for 45 holes and it was in okay shape. They do show some wear, but nothing unusual compared to other balls I've used.

The green and red options are nice to have, but don't overlook the white. If I hit a provisional, I just switch colors.
Driver, 3W, 4W - Macgregor Custom Tourney
2i-9i - 75' Custom Wilson Dynapowers
PW, SW - Wilson Staff
Putter - Bullseye

YT Channel - https://www.youtube....PlayVintageGolf

8

#159 ddetts

ddetts

    Ty Webb

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 733 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 63197
  • Joined: 08/13/2008
  • Location:Sioux Falls, SD
  • Handicap:9.0
GolfWRX Likes : 217

Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:23 PM

View PostSt Jimmy, on 11 July 2018 - 11:22 AM, said:

I was recommended the Plus also.
I tried the Soft on a whim and loved the results.
105 mph driver swing speed.  I carry it around 250-260.
6 iron is my 180 club with the soft, 170 with the Plus.

That's very similar to my numbers! I might have to try to find some of the Pro Soft to try out and maybe switch out after I run out of Pro+. Thanks!
Nike Vapor Pro, Matrix Red Tie 6Q3
TaylorMade '17 M2 Tour 15*, Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi
Callaway X Utility Prototype 18*, KBS Tour 120
Mizuno MP-54 3-4 / MP 15 5-PW, C-Taper Lite S
Mizuno MP-T5 52*/58*
TaylorMade TP Mullen

9

#160 NorthMNgolfer

NorthMNgolfer

    Member

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 210 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 416672
  • Joined: 03/20/2016
  • Location:Ham Lake, MN
GolfWRX Likes : 108

Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:39 PM

You guys are killing me today.  Finally getting a chance to test out the Pro Soft tonight against my normal Chrome Soft and now it's looking like rain. :swoon:

It does putt really well inside.  LOL

My Current Bag.

Ping G30 8.5* - HZRDUS Yellow 6.0
Exotics EX9 Long 15* - Diamana S+ 60s
Taylormade M1 5 Wood - Diamana Whiteboard 65s
Taylormade M2 L.I.F.T 2 iron - Diamana D+ 90 Hy S
Taylormade M1 21* Hybrid
Ping i25 Irons - 5-PW
Cleveland RTX-3 CB 54*
Callaway PM grind 60*
Odyssey O-Works Red #1 Wide S

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#161 NorthMNgolfer

NorthMNgolfer

    Member

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 210 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 416672
  • Joined: 03/20/2016
  • Location:Ham Lake, MN
GolfWRX Likes : 108

Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:33 AM

After a couple rounds with the Vice Pro Soft testing it against the 2017 Chrome Soft I ended up ordering 5 dozen of the Vice.  It matches the CS off the tee and with the irons.  Around the green and putting it is so similar in play that I made the switch.  I think it feels a hair softer off the putter then the CS but putts just as well for me.  I was not able to tell any noticeable difference in spin with my wedges.  But the Vice Lime color just pops and is so easy to follow and find in all locations.

My only noticeable "complaint" on the Vice is that matte finish does like to attract dirt more then any other ball I have played.  So I do find myself stopping at the ball washer much more then when I played the CS.

As far as durability there was no difference for me between the Vice and the CS.  But I will be honest I am pretty easy on the cover of golf balls, always have been as I don't play a lot of full wedge shots usually.
My Current Bag.

Ping G30 8.5* - HZRDUS Yellow 6.0
Exotics EX9 Long 15* - Diamana S+ 60s
Taylormade M1 5 Wood - Diamana Whiteboard 65s
Taylormade M2 L.I.F.T 2 iron - Diamana D+ 90 Hy S
Taylormade M1 21* Hybrid
Ping i25 Irons - 5-PW
Cleveland RTX-3 CB 54*
Callaway PM grind 60*
Odyssey O-Works Red #1 Wide S

11

#162 slide13

slide13

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,198 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 106478
  • Joined: 04/17/2010
GolfWRX Likes : 331

Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:29 PM

I got to play my Vice Pros in a scramble event over the weekend.  Not my preferred testing condition for a new ball but still, I was pleased.  

Really liked it off the driver, was long and straight for me.  After a rough start with my driver due to some swing/setup issues (ended up teeing the ball too high and hitting skyballs for a few holes because I was using longer than normal tees and wasn't getting the ball to my usual height). I eventually figured that out and ended the day hitting long bombs that I was thrilled with.  I can be a bit inconsistent with the driver and I haven't had a day driving it that straight in a long time.

My iron play was mostly crap for the day, so not sure on that yet.  

Wedges were good though, had enough spin for me and felt nice.  

Putting was great, had a good feel.

Overall, I'm not super picky on balls but I have nothing bad to say about these and at $25/dz I'm very happy I picked up 5 dozen and will likely come back to order more when these run out.
Minimal: TEE EX10 Beta 13 / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie

Full: Titleist 913 D3 / 909F 15 / 909H 19 / Bridgestone J40 DPCs 4-PW / Vokey 52&56 / Piretti 60 / Piretti Bosa / Jones Utility

12



3 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 3 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors