73monte, 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.
Softer compression golf ball is the best friend for an aging golfer !
I can definitely echo your feeling toward the softer golf ball. Back in the compression rated era, I played the 100 compression golf ball, Not much choice there since every OEM has the 100 or the 90 compression golf balls. Except for the non rated two piece rock ball. Then came the "Lady's" variety which started the revolution toward softer compression.
It's difficult to find the perfect golf ball for me because too soft a compression will lose the driver distance but they sure feels great of the irons.
I also found the Wilson DUO is a great golf ball for those colder days, compressing the DIO is not a problem even when it's in the high 30's F. When the weather gets back to a drier 70° -80° F I still find the premium golf ball give me the most distance and performance.
So, I don;t have a "favorite" golf ball year round now. I switch between a premium golf ball and a soft compression golf ball , sometimes in the same round ( for recreational play ).