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#1 73monte

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:31 PM

Up until 4-5 years ago, I played the highest spin tour ball I could find that suited my game. Personal favorites were, Bridgestone b330S, Taylormade Penta, occasionally a pro-V.

After 55yrs of age, and the new groove rule, I opted for a lower compression urethane spin type ball. Favorites for the last couple of years, Wilson Duo-U, and Srixon Q-star tour.

Now pushing 60, I tried some of the very soft variety of balls, mainly choosing them for Spring/Fall golf.

Since doing that last year, I came to realize that the Wilson Duo is now the perfect ball for me. I will very likely go to the newer version Duo Soft, but don't really expect much difference.

For anyone getting older, and can really appreciate the feel of a very soft ball, the Duo is simply the best. Keep you ego in check, and leave the pro-v's on the shelf.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:25 PM

Nothing wrong at all with the Wilson Duo.  Great ball, honestly all Wilson balls are under rated IMHO

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:37 PM

Why would you be embarrassed to admit that? Where in the rules of golf, or on the scorecard, does it say you must play a certain ball?
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:45 PM

View PostSean2, on 26 April 2018 - 07:37 PM, said:

Why would you be embarrassed to admit that? Where in the rules of golf, or on the scorecard, does it say you must play a certain ball?
the wrx Sean  :taunt:  if ya ain't playing what the pro's play ya ain't a player and if ur playing what the pro's play ur payin'.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:46 PM

View Post2putttom, on 26 April 2018 - 07:45 PM, said:

View PostSean2, on 26 April 2018 - 07:37 PM, said:

Why would you be embarrassed to admit that? Where in the rules of golf, or on the scorecard, does it say you must play a certain ball?
the wrx Sean  :taunt:  if ya ain't playing what the pro's play ya ain't a player and if ur playing what the pro's play ur payin'.

Ha! Too much ego in this game. :-)

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:54 PM

Can't lie. I've found a few duos on the course and solid ball all around. They are deep off the tee for sure.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:11 PM

Glad you found a ball.  I sometimes use the Bridgestone Lady.  As long as it is round.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:15 PM

View PostGuia, on 26 April 2018 - 08:11 PM, said:

Glad you found a ball.  I sometimes use the Bridgestone Lady.  As long as it is round.

I found a Bridgestone Lady the other day... A very impressive low compression ball with some spin. Liked it alot!
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:04 PM

If you like the duo try the Callaway Supersoft and Srixon Soft Feel. In my opinion both are superior to the Duo. Duo was always shorter off the tee for me.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:20 PM

I found some Wilson Duo Spin for cheap over the winter. Been playing these this spring and have been pleasantly surprised. Penetrating and long off the tee, extremely soft. High ball flight off the irons.  Works as a nice winter ball.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 11:41 PM

Yep, I play them as a winter ball because I get them for $13/doz and I don't like losing premium balls in the fairways.  Works great in the winter, but once the greens start firming up I just can't get them to stop on certain shots so I switch out to a premium ball.  Absolutely love the feel though.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 11:44 PM

View Post73monte, on 26 April 2018 - 05:31 PM, said:

Up until 4-5 years ago, I played the highest spin tour ball I could find that suited my game. Personal favorites were, Bridgestone b330S, Taylormade Penta, occasionally a pro-V.

After 55yrs of age, and the new groove rule, I opted for a lower compression urethane spin type ball. Favorites for the last couple of years, Wilson Duo-U, and Srixon Q-star tour.

Now pushing 60, I tried some of the very soft variety of balls, mainly choosing them for Spring/Fall golf.

Since doing that last year, I came to realize that the Wilson Duo is now the perfect ball for me. I will very likely go to the newer version Duo Soft, but don't really expect much difference.

For anyone getting older, and can really appreciate the feel of a very soft ball, the Duo is simply the best. Keep you ego in check, and leave the pro-v's on the shelf.

Glad you found a ball you really like but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

What's ego got to do with playing a ProV1 ?

Edited by nsxguy, 26 April 2018 - 11:44 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 12:07 AM

View Post73monte, on 26 April 2018 - 05:31 PM, said:

Up until 4-5 years ago, I played the highest spin tour ball I could find that suited my game. Personal favorites were, Bridgestone b330S, Taylormade Penta, occasionally a pro-V.

After 55yrs of age, and the new groove rule, I opted for a lower compression urethane spin type ball. Favorites for the last couple of years, Wilson Duo-U, and Srixon Q-star tour.

Now pushing 60, I tried some of the very soft variety of balls, mainly choosing them for Spring/Fall golf.

Since doing that last year, I came to realize that the Wilson Duo is now the perfect ball for me. I will very likely go to the newer version Duo Soft, but don't really expect much difference.

For anyone getting older, and can really appreciate the feel of a very soft ball, the Duo is simply the best. Keep you ego in check, and leave the pro-v's on the shelf.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:25 AM

View Postsosob34, on 26 April 2018 - 09:20 PM, said:

I found some Wilson Duo Spin for cheap over the winter. Been playing these this spring and have been pleasantly surprised. Penetrating and long off the tee, extremely soft. High ball flight off the irons.  Works as a nice winter ball.

+1 Wilson Duo Spin, maybe go for the new Wilson Duo Soft Spin in the summer? 5 more compression points.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:44 AM

View Post73monte, on 26 April 2018 - 05:31 PM, said:

Up until 4-5 years ago, I played the highest spin tour ball I could find that suited my game. Personal favorites were, Bridgestone b330S, Taylormade Penta, occasionally a pro-V.

After 55yrs of age, and the new groove rule, I opted for a lower compression urethane spin type ball. Favorites for the last couple of years, Wilson Duo-U, and Srixon Q-star tour.

Now pushing 60, I tried some of the very soft variety of balls, mainly choosing them for Spring/Fall golf.

Since doing that last year, I came to realize that the Wilson Duo is now the perfect ball for me. I will very likely go to the newer version Duo Soft, but don't really expect much difference.

For anyone getting older, and can really appreciate the feel of a very soft ball, the Duo is simply the best. Keep you ego in check, and leave the pro-v's on the shelf.
Just tried the Duo softs...they are awesome..


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:49 AM

the Duo i hear is super soft, Duo Soft?? howe much softer can you get? or is it the trend with "soft" in ball name....i actually found Duo urethane balls cheap on ebay...trying them out

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:55 AM

Love the Duo Softs, especially the new Matte finishes. OP, try the Wilson 50s too. Great bang for the buck! ;)
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 07:28 AM

Confused, is this about being embarrassed of ball your playing? I don’t care what ball says on cover or price paid, if gave me results needed, they could be K-Mart brand; if finding the hole easiest of other balls, order a case
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 07:34 AM

I like the Duo. But i seem to lose distance off the driver with them.
Have been using the Cally Supersofts lately.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:05 AM

Seems like a good place to ask about the Wilson DX-2, which I think is a low compression ball. I have been looking for the Duo as I heard it is good for persimmon clubs. I haven't been able to find Duos where I am, but have found the DX-2s, and I liked them a lot. What's the difference between the two balls?

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:10 AM

View PostSean2, on 26 April 2018 - 07:37 PM, said:

Why would you be embarrassed to admit that? Where in the rules of golf, or on the scorecard, does it say you must play a certain ball?

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 10:44 AM

The Duo is a great ball, excellant around the greens and goes well off the woods,
This fall I put the elite 50 into play, two piece, soft compression, and  really can not
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 11:20 AM

to the OP, what was it that attracted you to the Duo Soft?  Did you gain distance off the tee and/or stops on a dime on the greens?
What other balls are out there that are similar or better?
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 11:39 AM

You shouldn’t be embarrassed to play a ball that helps you maximize your game and gives you confidence and most of all...easy on the wallet. I use the Top Flight Gamer soft almost exclusively. Only when I play high end tracks do I use the Q star tour or chromesoft. I just got tired of paying north of 30 bucks for a dozen balls and losing them. Played with a guy the other day who used the TP5X and he lost over a dozen in that round. He kinda scoffed at my cheap balls but when I lent him some after he blew through all of his, he was pleasantly surprised. And I was happy going out the next day and collecting all his donated balls in the trees. I can tell the difference in cheap versus expensive especially around the greens and putting, but I have yet to lose a stroke solely because of them.
If I was more consistent and had a better swing, I’d probably still play the gamer soft because 8 bucks a dozen allows me to spend more on clubs I’ll never use...club ho problems.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 11:43 AM

I picked up some Wilson Duos at the recommendation of a guy at a pro shop in Florida last year.  Great ball, especially for the price.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:28 PM

View Postmonks66, on 27 April 2018 - 06:49 AM, said:

the Duo i hear is super soft, Duo Soft?? howe much softer can you get? or is it the trend with "soft" in ball name....i actually found Duo urethane balls cheap on ebay...trying them out

Duo U is a great ball

Edited by Tanner25, 27 April 2018 - 06:56 PM.


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:32 PM

I find the Duo's and Maxfli to be too mushy and empty feeling on putting. I prefer a mid compression 3 piece soft ball like gamersoft or even Wilson Spin's low compression feels good as it is 3 pieces.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:43 PM

I first became 'aware' of the qualities of the Wilson Duo when I came across this review some years ago. I made a hole in one with a Wilson Duo in 2014 so perhaps William Tornquist the IV was on to something.

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My 25th birthday was two weeks ago. My family normally treats this special day as a week long event. This time, Mummy was placed in charge of birthday presents instead of Thomas, my loyal servent and caddie.

It goes without saying that Mummy has no clue when it comes to golf equipment and that would include golf balls. After accepting my larger presents that included a new E-Class Benz and several Lauren suits, I was a bit put off by her choices in golf-related purchases.

One of these was a box of Wilson Duo golf balls. Wilson? I had never previously uttered the word.

Later that afternoon I joined Biff and Louis at the club. After a lavish lunch and a nice single malt scotch we headed to the first tee. We set our wagers and proceeded to announce our ball type and number.

I told my fellow brethren "Look chaps, I'm playing a Wilson Duo #3 today. What a gas!" This statement was followed by several gut-wrenching laughs and a few looks of disgust by the starter.

I expected nothing. My first drive was a towering shot with a slight draw that bounced and then skittered across the fairway at a rapid pace, coming to rest approximately 285 yards from the tee.

Biff was aghast and Louis looked to be turning a pale shade of white. This was only the first drive of many i hit that day over 285 yards. My longest was 325 yards.

I would highly recommend the Wilson Duo. Such balls are normally beneath me but in this case I have no explanation. I have since bought an interest in Wilson and I shall be making an appearance at the next shareholder meeting.

Wilson Duo. Not the name I'd pick but a competent ball nonetheless.


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Edited by kiwihacker, 27 April 2018 - 04:49 PM.

Cobra King F6 Driver
15° Cleveland Launcher 3 wood
20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
Mizuno MP 58 4-PW irons
Cleveland CG 12 52° & Callaway MD Forged 58°
Yes Tracy putter

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:03 PM

Only negative about the Duo is that a lot of players at my club were complaining they were splitting after only a few holes use. Hasn't happened to me personally but the pro shop at my club sells them and they were getting a lot of complaints. I noticed a couple of the more recent reviews on the golfreview website also stated that the balls had split. Seems to be a 2016-17 problem not noted previously.
Cobra King F6 Driver
15° Cleveland Launcher 3 wood
20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
Mizuno MP 58 4-PW irons
Cleveland CG 12 52° & Callaway MD Forged 58°
Yes Tracy putter

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:36 PM

View Post73monte, on 26 April 2018 - 05:31 PM, said:

Up until 4-5 years ago, I played the highest spin tour ball I could find that suited my game. Personal favorites were, Bridgestone b330S, Taylormade Penta, occasionally a pro-V.

After 55yrs of age, and the new groove rule, I opted for a lower compression urethane spin type ball. Favorites for the last couple of years, Wilson Duo-U, and Srixon Q-star tour.

Now pushing 60, I tried some of the very soft variety of balls, mainly choosing them for Spring/Fall golf.

Since doing that last year, I came to realize that the Wilson Duo is now the perfect ball for me. I will very likely go to the newer version Duo Soft, but don't really expect much difference.

For anyone getting older, and can really appreciate the feel of a very soft ball, the Duo is simply the best. Keep you ego in check, and leave the pro-v's on the shelf.


$20 for two dozen

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