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Battle of the $20 Urethane Balls?

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#1 gohatters

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:30 AM

My preferred golf balls are the Snell MTB (haven't tried the new variants), but they're still a bit expensive for my everyday use.

Lately I've been playing the MG C4 balls which have performed very well at the price of $20/dz. Solid distance and good approach and greenside spin. It seems like they're a step back from the ProV or Snell but not THAT much difference. I could easily just stick with those but it got me to thinking. I like the new direct to consumer trend but many of those are still in the $33-43 range for a dozen of the urethane 3/4 piece options.

Whats the best urethane 3 or 4 piece that's reliably around $20 a dozen? (call it $15-25) I know many balls will go on sale a few times a year to bring cost into this range but I'm talking about a ball that's always near $20. Can you help me add to the list? I might try to do a real comparison over the summer.

- MG C4
- Cut Blue
- Cut Gray
- Kirkland Signature (although availability is an issue)
- Top Flight Gamer Urethane

Are there more I'm missing?

Edited by gohatters, 09 April 2018 - 10:09 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:04 PM

Vice, if you buy in bulk is about 25
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:52 PM

the ksig3 isnt limited availability, still on costco for sale

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:32 PM

Cut blue is on my radar for this year so interested to hear from people who have played

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:15 PM

The MG C4 is fantastic.  I like it over the KSig because it feels softer to me and it now comes in Yellow.  The K3 is very good and a feels softer than the KSig.

Last year I played the Bridgestone RX that I bought on sale, but still not at the MG C4 price point.  The MG is its equal without a doubt at half the price and it is available always at $20 bucks a dozen.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:55 PM

If you can't get your hands on KSIG, just go with MG C4 and you will not be disappointing. If there were the same price, I would go C4 over KSIG.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:36 PM

View PostTheShaun, on 16 April 2018 - 07:55 PM, said:

If you can't get your hands on KSIG, just go with MG C4 and you will not be disappointing. If there were the same price, I would go C4 over KSIG.

How does the C4 do on the soft feeling side? Is it a mid compression like a Gamersoft or firmer feeling like a Prov?

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:50 PM

I emailed MG and if I remember correctly the compression is like 90. Seems pretty hard.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:56 PM

The costco 3 piece ball is still available, to members.  $23 for 2 dozen. It's a great ball.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:23 PM

View Postrlb4, on 17 April 2018 - 05:50 PM, said:

I emailed MG and if I remember correctly the compression is like 90. Seems pretty hard.

Thanks. I don't know why companies mainly offer high compression balls in this category. I did notice Golf Galaxy has 6 balls for $10 on the QST. I believe that is a 70 compression ball.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:08 PM

View PostTanner25, on 17 April 2018 - 06:23 PM, said:

View Postrlb4, on 17 April 2018 - 05:50 PM, said:

I emailed MG and if I remember correctly the compression is like 90. Seems pretty hard.

Thanks. I don't know why companies mainly offer high compression balls in this category. I did notice Golf Galaxy has 6 balls for $10 on the QST. I believe that is a 70 compression ball.

You can have mine, didn't care for them at all
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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:01 PM

View Postbaloo, on 14 April 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

Vice, if you buy in bulk is about 25

Yeah, and Snell is like $26 and change. But that's 0.50 more per ball. And i eventually decided that's a good compromise for me. I like the Snell MTB (black now) at $26/dz and think it's worth a little more. Still a great value in grand scheme of things.

But for those who play often or lose many the extra $6/dz adds up.

I have both Cut urethane balls and I'm going to compare to the C4 once green fees drop here in FL next month.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:02 PM

View Postcxx, on 17 April 2018 - 05:56 PM, said:

The costco 3 piece ball is still available, to members.  $23 for 2 dozen. It's a great ball.
Interesting. I'll have my friend get me some. Are the 4 piece more? I thought i saw they were essentially Vice/Snell bulk price

Edited by gohatters, 20 April 2018 - 12:02 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:04 PM

View Postgohatters, on 20 April 2018 - 12:02 PM, said:

View Postcxx, on 17 April 2018 - 05:56 PM, said:

The costco 3 piece ball is still available, to members.  $23 for 2 dozen. It's a great ball.
Interesting. I'll have my friend get me some. Are the 4 piece more? I thought i saw they were essentially Vice/Snell bulk price

Yes, they are $29/24 but they sold out, in short order.


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