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#1 Tanner25

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:15 PM

Through lots of trial and error I have come to realize my favorite balls are two pieces. Such as the Bridgestone Extra Soft, Wilson 50 Elite and I will be testing out the D2 feel. They are generally priced right, lighter feeling, soft, low-mid compression and straight. There's no bite around the greens. But, I find as a higher capper, the roll out works for me. Anyone else going 2 pieces or must we all like 3/4 pieces? ie: Urethane; Snell's, Cuts, CS, TM TP' 5, Srixon Z stars, Bridgestone Tour B's, Provs, Ksig etc.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:18 PM

Nothing wrong with that, at all. If a two-piece fits your game then go with it.
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:25 PM

Yeah, play what you like and what works best. The scorecard doesn't care what ball you play. :-)
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:43 PM

My lowest scores ever 76, 77 were with 2 piece balls
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:47 PM

I made it to a 9.3 cap last year using the Srixon Soft Feel.  Shot a few rounds in the 70s with it.  I need a high flight off the driver due to really low spin. So balls like the Soft Feel, Supersoft and Volvik DS55 seem to hang longer in the air for me.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:16 PM

The classic Titleist HP2 Tour was one of the great balls of all time.
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:45 PM

If it works for you then use it!

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:59 PM

Yes, it's wrong to like 2 piece balls, if they cause your score to go up.

On the other hand, if you like the balls and they suit your game . . . what was the question again?

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:00 PM

I play at least 6 months of the year with a 2 piece ball.  Mostly the TF D2 Feel, although I do throw in a couple others from time to time.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:22 PM

View PostTanner25, on 04 April 2018 - 05:15 PM, said:

Through lots of trial and error I have come to realize my favorite balls are two pieces. Such as the Bridgestone Extra Soft, Wilson 50 Elite and I will be testing out the D2 feel. They are generally priced right, lighter feeling, soft, low-mid compression and straight. There's no bite around the greens. But, I find as a higher capper, the roll out works for me. Anyone else going 2 pieces or must we all like 3/4 pieces? ie: Urethane; Snell's, Cuts, CS, TM TP' 5, Srixon Z stars, Bridgestone Tour B's, Provs, Ksig etc.
Yes!!!  It’s very, very wrong to like a two piece ball.  Only worthless, disgusting, low lifes like two piece balls.  Please don’t debase yourself this way.  Please think of your family and friends.  They will be shunned in polite society if it gets out that you like two piece balls.  For the love of God!!!  Don’t do it!


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:25 PM

I'm pretty sure it's not cool too like any balls.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:52 AM

View PostTanner25, on 04 April 2018 - 05:15 PM, said:

Through lots of trial and error I have come to realize my favorite balls are two pieces. Such as the Bridgestone Extra Soft, Wilson 50 Elite and I will be testing out the D2 feel. They are generally priced right, lighter feeling, soft, low-mid compression and straight. There's no bite around the greens. But, I find as a higher capper, the roll out works for me. Anyone else going 2 pieces or must we all like 3/4 pieces? ie: Urethane; Snell's, Cuts, CS, TM TP' 5, Srixon Z stars, Bridgestone Tour B's, Provs, Ksig etc.

Nothing wrong with using what works for you. I know several people that play the Velocity because they love the extra distance from the roll out.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:37 AM

Nothing wrong with that :)

If it helps you the most, use it. Why make the game harder? :)

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 02:07 AM

If it works, and you like it, then use it. I use 2 piece balls for at least 6 months of the year as our course gets wet and there is no need for a high end, high spin ball. AD333 is the second best selling ball in the UK and the Soft Feel is also in the top five. 2 piece balls are just as soft as premium ammo, if not softer. And remember Nick Price won majors with an EV Extra Spin, a mid price, two piece ball.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 06:21 AM

There's nothing wrong with liking anything that works for you, or that you enjoy. Period.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 06:34 AM

If not for the Ksig, I would play a 2 piece ball.  The D2 Feel is my fav and I played it for years before Kirkland.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 06:48 AM

View Posterock9174, on 04 April 2018 - 05:47 PM, said:

I made it to a 9.3 cap last year using the Srixon Soft Feel.  Shot a few rounds in the 70s with it.  I need a high flight off the driver due to really low spin. So balls like the Soft Feel, Supersoft and Volvik DS55 seem to hang longer in the air for me.

I started using the Srixon Soft Feel over the winter.  I think I'll keep them in play even now that the season has started.  It seems to be a satisfactory ball.  I'm interested to see how it feels and responds once the good weather and good course conditions are here.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 06:56 AM

Love the feel of 2 piecers, just wish for some green side spin. Looking at Snell for this yr. Looks to be best bang for the buck for a 3 piece urethane ball.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:41 AM

There are plenty of good performing 2 piece balls that work well for many of us. I get some extra distance from the Softfli and Supersoft and the DT Trusoft is great around the greens.  I am not a high spin low handicap golfer and my lowest score last season with a Softfli.  We are all unique and play what works for your game!


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:19 AM

The modern soft distance two piece ball is very likable. The answer I ask myself is: is it OK to hate the 4 piece tour ball? There are only a couple of shots at my home course that I prefer the tour ball over the distance ball, all the others, including every chip and putt, I prefer a modern soft distance ball...

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:31 AM

I don't know where I read or heard this comment.  But, I thought that it was a good one.  Most mid-high handicappers typically end up short of the pin on their approach shots.  If you're one of these people, why in the world would you want a ball that spins a lot and stops quickly.  Shouldn't you want a ball that rolls out?  If you consistently find yourself past the pin, with your ball mark closer to the pin than your ball end up, then you might want to reconsider.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:44 AM

If it works for then play what fits. The only thing I would say is that these days there is not that much of a cost difference it getting a tour ball such as the MG ball.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:50 AM

To the original question I'd say, if you really like a certain type of ball there couldn't possibly be anything wrong with sticking to it. The grass is NOT always greener on the other side and becoming a golf ball ho' is as crazy as becoming a golf club ho' (I speak from long experience)!

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I don't know where I read or heard this comment.  But, I thought that it was a good one.  Most mid-high handicappers typically end up short of the pin on their approach shots.  If you're one of these people, why in the world would you want a ball that spins a lot and stops quickly.  Shouldn't you want a ball that rolls out?  If you consistently find yourself past the pin, with your ball mark closer to the pin than your ball end up, then you might want to reconsider.

Because there are lakes and bunkers in front of many greens. So of course I want to take an extra club and be sure to clear the water or sand and reach the green.

Guess what happens if I take an extra club with a ball that doesn't spin? Now I'm in the rough over the green, chipping back toward the water or bunker with...wait for it...a ball that doesn't spin!

Sounds like a sucker play to me.

Edited by North Butte, 05 April 2018 - 09:01 AM.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:57 AM

Eww, gross.


I kid, I kid. Use what works best for you and your game. Nothing wrong with that at all.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:07 AM

View PostNorth Butte, on 05 April 2018 - 08:50 AM, said:

To the original question I'd say, if you really like a certain type of ball there couldn't possibly be anything wrong with sticking to it. The grass is NOT always greener on the other side and becoming a golf ball ho' is as crazy as becoming a golf club ho' (I speak from long experience)!

View PostBill Broderick, on 05 April 2018 - 08:31 AM, said:

I don't know where I read or heard this comment.  But, I thought that it was a good one.  Most mid-high handicappers typically end up short of the pin on their approach shots.  If you're one of these people, why in the world would you want a ball that spins a lot and stops quickly.  Shouldn't you want a ball that rolls out?  If you consistently find yourself past the pin, with your ball mark closer to the pin than your ball end up, then you might want to reconsider.

Because there are lakes and bunkers in front of many greens. So of course I want to take an extra club and be sure to clear the water or sand and reach the green.

Guess what happens if I take an extra club with a ball that doesn't spin? Now I'm in the rough over the green, chipping back toward the water or bunker with...wait for it...a ball that doesn't spin!

Sounds like a sucker play to me.

Hence the "If you consistently find yourself past the pin, with your ball mark closer to the pin than your ball ends up, then you might want to reconsider." part.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:08 AM

View PostNorth Butte, on 05 April 2018 - 08:50 AM, said:

To the original question I'd say, if you really like a certain type of ball there couldn't possibly be anything wrong with sticking to it. The grass is NOT always greener on the other side and becoming a golf ball ho' is as crazy as becoming a golf club ho' (I speak from long experience)!

View PostBill Broderick, on 05 April 2018 - 08:31 AM, said:

I don't know where I read or heard this comment.  But, I thought that it was a good one.  Most mid-high handicappers typically end up short of the pin on their approach shots.  If you're one of these people, why in the world would you want a ball that spins a lot and stops quickly.  Shouldn't you want a ball that rolls out?  If you consistently find yourself past the pin, with your ball mark closer to the pin than your ball end up, then you might want to reconsider.

Because there are lakes and bunkers in front of many greens. So of course I want to take an extra club and be sure to clear the water or sand and reach the green.

Guess what happens if I take an extra club with a ball that doesn't spin? Now I'm in the rough over the green, chipping back toward the water or bunker with...wait for it...a ball that doesn't spin!

Sounds like a sucker play to me.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:09 AM

View PostBill Broderick, on 05 April 2018 - 09:07 AM, said:

View PostNorth Butte, on 05 April 2018 - 08:50 AM, said:

To the original question I'd say, if you really like a certain type of ball there couldn't possibly be anything wrong with sticking to it. The grass is NOT always greener on the other side and becoming a golf ball ho' is as crazy as becoming a golf club ho' (I speak from long experience)!

View PostBill Broderick, on 05 April 2018 - 08:31 AM, said:

I don't know where I read or heard this comment.  But, I thought that it was a good one.  Most mid-high handicappers typically end up short of the pin on their approach shots.  If you're one of these people, why in the world would you want a ball that spins a lot and stops quickly.  Shouldn't you want a ball that rolls out?  If you consistently find yourself past the pin, with your ball mark closer to the pin than your ball end up, then you might want to reconsider.

Because there are lakes and bunkers in front of many greens. So of course I want to take an extra club and be sure to clear the water or sand and reach the green.

Guess what happens if I take an extra club with a ball that doesn't spin? Now I'm in the rough over the green, chipping back toward the water or bunker with...wait for it...a ball that doesn't spin!

Sounds like a sucker play to me.

Hence the "If you consistently find yourself past the pin, with your ball mark closer to the pin than your ball ends up, then you might want to reconsider." part.

If you'd seen my game lately, you'd say something more like "If you consistently find your ball..." which I often can not do!
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:15 AM

View PostTanner25, on 04 April 2018 - 05:15 PM, said:

Through lots of trial and error I have come to realize my favorite balls are two pieces. Such as the Bridgestone Extra Soft, Wilson 50 Elite and I will be testing out the D2 feel. They are generally priced right, lighter feeling, soft, low-mid compression and straight. There's no bite around the greens. But, I find as a higher capper, the roll out works for me. Anyone else going 2 pieces or must we all like 3/4 pieces? ie: Urethane; Snell's, Cuts, CS, TM TP' 5, Srixon Z stars, Bridgestone Tour B's, Provs, Ksig etc.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:29 AM

View PostNorth Butte, on 05 April 2018 - 09:09 AM, said:

View PostBill Broderick, on 05 April 2018 - 09:07 AM, said:

View PostNorth Butte, on 05 April 2018 - 08:50 AM, said:

To the original question I'd say, if you really like a certain type of ball there couldn't possibly be anything wrong with sticking to it. The grass is NOT always greener on the other side and becoming a golf ball ho' is as crazy as becoming a golf club ho' (I speak from long experience)!

View PostBill Broderick, on 05 April 2018 - 08:31 AM, said:

I don't know where I read or heard this comment.  But, I thought that it was a good one.  Most mid-high handicappers typically end up short of the pin on their approach shots.  If you're one of these people, why in the world would you want a ball that spins a lot and stops quickly.  Shouldn't you want a ball that rolls out?  If you consistently find yourself past the pin, with your ball mark closer to the pin than your ball end up, then you might want to reconsider.

Because there are lakes and bunkers in front of many greens. So of course I want to take an extra club and be sure to clear the water or sand and reach the green.

Guess what happens if I take an extra club with a ball that doesn't spin? Now I'm in the rough over the green, chipping back toward the water or bunker with...wait for it...a ball that doesn't spin!

Sounds like a sucker play to me.

Hence the "If you consistently find yourself past the pin, with your ball mark closer to the pin than your ball ends up, then you might want to reconsider." part.

If you'd seen my game lately, you'd say something more like "If you consistently find your ball..." which I often can not do!

I feel your pain.  At the same time, since 2-piece balls are typically less expensive than 3 or 4-piece balls, losing 2-piece balls can be less painful from a financial standpoint.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:39 AM

View PostBill Broderick, on 05 April 2018 - 09:29 AM, said:

View PostNorth Butte, on 05 April 2018 - 09:09 AM, said:

View PostBill Broderick, on 05 April 2018 - 09:07 AM, said:

View PostNorth Butte, on 05 April 2018 - 08:50 AM, said:

To the original question I'd say, if you really like a certain type of ball there couldn't possibly be anything wrong with sticking to it. The grass is NOT always greener on the other side and becoming a golf ball ho' is as crazy as becoming a golf club ho' (I speak from long experience)!

View PostBill Broderick, on 05 April 2018 - 08:31 AM, said:

I don't know where I read or heard this comment.  But, I thought that it was a good one.  Most mid-high handicappers typically end up short of the pin on their approach shots.  If you're one of these people, why in the world would you want a ball that spins a lot and stops quickly.  Shouldn't you want a ball that rolls out?  If you consistently find yourself past the pin, with your ball mark closer to the pin than your ball end up, then you might want to reconsider.

Because there are lakes and bunkers in front of many greens. So of course I want to take an extra club and be sure to clear the water or sand and reach the green.

Guess what happens if I take an extra club with a ball that doesn't spin? Now I'm in the rough over the green, chipping back toward the water or bunker with...wait for it...a ball that doesn't spin!

Sounds like a sucker play to me.

Hence the "If you consistently find yourself past the pin, with your ball mark closer to the pin than your ball ends up, then you might want to reconsider." part.

If you'd seen my game lately, you'd say something more like "If you consistently find your ball..." which I often can not do!

I feel your pain.  At the same time, since 2-piece balls are typically less expensive than 3 or 4-piece balls, losing 2-piece balls can be less painful from a financial standpoint.

My long-term average is about one ball lost per 27 holes. I play on a course where there's no OB in play and most of the water hazards are fairly easy to avoid (if you're willing to lay up when necessary to a safe part of the hole). So I don't worry about paying three or four bucks for a ball.

But every now and then things get going sideways and I can blow through 20 bucks worth of golf balls in one round. I guess it all averages out but man, that's hard to take!

Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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