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Best round with the "Worst" Ball


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#1 jwb10

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:33 PM

I was thinking about this. When I started to play, I played with balls I found. I loved finding Titleists, but I played with them all. As my game improved I got more picky. First, Top Flites, then Ultras, Precept Extra Spins and finally, Titleists and now, TPXs (this week ( :swoon: :taunt: ). I made my first eagle with a Club Special, broke 80 with a Top Rock and 70 with an Ultra. So, what's the best round you had with a "bad" ball ??

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:48 PM

It's probably a 77 (+7) with a Dunlop DDH 500. We had a club rule that said as a junior once your handicap was down to 18 on our 9 hole course you had to play with a committee member to see if you were "good enough" to play the main 18. At the time it was my lowest round ever, by about 5 shots.

Must be 25 years ago.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 05:00 PM

68 (-2) with a yellow Pinnacle Gold...some 23 years ago or so!

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 05:03 PM

Back when I was like 14 +2 with a Dunlop "double titanium" bud light ball... for some reason I thought titanium was a good thing, and I only played with balls found in the woods... I wish life was that simple again 🙄
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Posted 07 April 2018 - 06:39 PM

72 with a Pinnacle Gold yellow.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 06:43 PM

68 in 1996 with a Lady Pinnacle.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 06:45 PM

Around Thanksgiving 2017 I went to my home course to play and it was obvious I didn't have it this day. After scrambling for bogey on a 350 yard downhill gift of a par 4, I reached into my bag and pulled out a Sponge Bob golf ball I found the previous round. I went even the rest of the round finishing one over 73, with a Sponge Bob golf ball. True story-

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 06:48 PM

67, -3 with a Top Flite XL.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 06:58 PM

75 or 76 with a Wilson Ultra Volt golf ball that was $8 a dozen at Dunhams.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:46 PM

-2, 33, with a Srixon TriSpeed Tour

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:54 PM

80s w a Pinnacle Rush. That ball is long as hell.
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Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:09 PM

i had 67 with a Top Rock, ball went straight and far

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:13 PM

78 with a top flite xl when I was in high school
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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:07 PM

74 with a Nike Power Soft

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:22 PM

Nick Faldo was the first to win a major with a solid core ball, "Nick Faldo used the Bridgestone Precept Double Cover"(SI.com).

Not cheap, just better than anything in 1996.

The Bridgestone Precept and the Maxfli Revolution, played by Greg Norman, were among the first solid core urethane covered balls to be successful on tour. Great balls.

Al Gieberger carded the first 59 on tour with a Top Flight rock.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:09 PM

67 with a 2011 ProV1x.  Such a garbage ball.  

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:19 PM

I used to play The Dunlop Loco in high school. I had to buy my own golf balls and this was the go to. Hahah. I miss those things.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:12 AM

76 with a Noodle
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:06 AM

Level par with a Wilson Ultra. An Open Scratch where the course was waterlogged. 69 blows in wind and rain. I thank you.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:46 AM

An even par 35 on a 9 hole course with a Maxfli Softfli.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:06 AM

I am clearly not as good as most of you guys posting, but I first broke 90 with a Wilson 50/50 (before they changed the name to FIFTY) about 12 years ago (been playing 14 years).
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:13 AM

Shot a -4 31 with a noodle. Though I've always kind of liked those balls most people don't hold them in high regard.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:05 PM

34 with a yellow Top Flite Bomb.  I think I could've putted the ball away from the hole and it would've hit something, bounced off and gone in.  Hasn't happened since!

Edited by hzsimms, 09 April 2018 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:03 AM

78 with a top flite extra carry.  First time to break 80 back in the day.  Circa 2001?

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 11:59 AM

Last year shot 4 over playing a golden ram I found on the driving range.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:29 PM

One under 71 with a Pinnacle Dimension
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 02:21 PM

I shot a a 69 with a Pro V1x a few years ago. I will never play that ball as long as TP5x's are on the market.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:14 PM

75 (+3) with a Pinnacle Jr. Extreme 7 years ago. I was in the process of moving across the country so that's what I had at my disposal that day. And yeah, the Jr. Extreme had a characterized rocket on it, think Thomas the Train, but a rocket on a golf ball.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:50 PM

I didn't play an entire round so this doesn't really count... but I played about 7 holes with a Pinnacle Gold Lady Ball. All pars.

Not completely off topic... I was playing a while back and met up another single and we played the last 5 or so holes together. He played every single shot with a reduced flight range ball.... He didn't tell and I didn't ask.

Edited by FlyingLaw1, 15 April 2018 - 07:51 PM.

GO DAWGS

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:31 PM

Shot a 73 with an ANCIENT ball that had a Disney logo on it.  

I knew a guy shoot a 70 with a Top Rock range ball.

Makes us all wonder why we play the higher end ones.


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