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Have you found your ball for 2018? TP5 for me.


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#1 jesusdelallata

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:33 PM

After testing a lot of different balls over the last months, I have concluded that the TP5 will be my gamer. Second favorite for me is the Pro V1. I have to say, now that we are having warmer weather the TP5 and Pro V1 feel nice and soft.  I just give the edge to the TP5 because the distance with the irons was impressive.  That ball comes out high and long.

So whatís your ball for this year?  And what others did you test before deciding?

Driver - Taylormade M2
3w - Titleist 915F
4h - Titleist 816H
Irons (GW - 4i) - Titleist 716 AP1
Putter - Taylormade Ghost Spider Si
Wedges Titleist  Vokey SM6 55 and 60

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:12 PM

Any premium ball for me. Current hoard includes many dz of Ksig, Prov1, MG C4, Maxfli U6 Soft, Chromesoft, B330 RX

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:17 PM

View PostTheShaun, on 13 May 2018 - 08:12 PM, said:

Any premium ball for me. Current hoard includes many dz of Ksig, Prov1, MG C4, Maxfli U6 Soft, Chromesoft, B330 RX

Same here.  I usually shoot in the vicinity of 80 and my ball striking isn't good enough for the ball choice to matter although I do prefer a urethane cover and soft overall.
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:32 PM

Tp5 is my favorite ball too.... though I'll use any tour ball
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:35 PM

Letís face it, there are very few here where a ball will make or break scores.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:40 PM

Just converted from b330x to TP5X. Great ball

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:47 PM

Srixon XV again this year. Bought 12 dozen two months ago.
Should be good for the season.

9.95 for 6 packs. Best deal ever.
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:08 PM

Wow. Amazing price.
Driver - Taylormade M2
3w - Titleist 915F
4h - Titleist 816H
Irons (GW - 4i) - Titleist 716 AP1
Putter - Taylormade Ghost Spider Si
Wedges Titleist  Vokey SM6 55 and 60

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:36 PM

This could be my first ever year playing a non "tour" ball.
I have been trying the Taylormade project (a) recently and can not fault it.
Driver = Callaway Epic sub-zero 9
5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

Irons = Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
Callaway 2018 MB Currently testing
Wedges = Titleist Vokey 52*, 56* and 60*
Putter = Wilson Staff 8882

Ball = Taylormade 2018 Project (a)

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:25 PM

TP5x. Added some distance on irons, great flight, great around the greens, great off the putter.

Taylormade M2 ('17) 10.5*
Cobra F7 15*
Callaway GBB Alpha 815 19*
Mizuno MPH5 4i
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:19 AM

Oncore ELIXR

It is the real deal!
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:01 AM

Found the 2017 Chrome soft X balls on sale for 29.99. Looks like that will be my ball for the rest of the year, as long as its on sale.
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Ping G-5 16* hybrid - Graffaly prolaunch Blue HY  X-stiff
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:41 AM

View PostCarolina Golfer 2, on 14 May 2018 - 12:19 AM, said:

Oncore ELIXR

It is the real deal!

Yes, this ball ticks all the boxes - and I love it - despite the visible seam.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:03 AM

I haven't settled, yet. I'm a bit of a wanker in that I won't use Pro V's as almost everyone does, I used and loved the TM Lethal and haven't found anything I've liked as much.

About a month ago I bought some TP5X and Bridgestone XS, if I had to choose it would be the XS due to getting more spin for me in the mid/long irons and feeling softer. They do spin a bit much for me in the wedges, but go just as long as the TP5X with a marginally lower flight which I prefer.

I will buy some of the TP5 and Z Stars before I make a final decision.
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TM M4 15* fairway
TM M4 19* hybrid
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:09 AM

Like the OP I have settled on a TP5X/PV1 combo for this year. I do however like to play a non tour ball once in a while just for something different. I find that the only place the non tour ball hurts me is green side spin.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:42 AM

Right now it's project (a) because it's pretty hard for me to tell the difference between than and TP5. Spin is so much about strike, and when your strike isn't super consistent.... it doesn't really matter.

Project(a) 4A on LGB is like $8 a dozen. How can I pass that up? TP5 are almost 2x the cost.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:09 AM

AVX

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:31 AM

I tried many different balls, just finished up yesterday.  I landed on the Cut White.
Driver: Cobra LTD Black 9.5*
Hybrid: Wilson D300 19*
Hybrid: TM M4 22*
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:34 AM

View Postcraz-e, on 13 May 2018 - 09:36 PM, said:

This could be my first ever year playing a non "tour" ball.
I have been trying the Taylormade project (a) recently and can not fault it.

Love this ball. Especially now that they have it in yellow. But occasionally it feels like it might be just a little shorter than some of the other balls.

Have you experienced that at all?

Edited by deadsolid...shank, 14 May 2018 - 08:34 AM.

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Titleist 910 15*
Titleist 910H 17*
2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
SC GoLo
Vokey SM5 52,58,62

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:39 AM

The only thing that much affects my score is how often I either completely duff a short-game shot, pull-hook an iron shot 50 yards into the woods or blast a tee shot OB swinging from the inside with a wide-open clubface. It's hard for a club or ball to save or cost me two strokes a round but one bad swing can easily be two strokes gone in a fraction of a second.

So I play the equipment that makes me happiest. When it comes to the ball I play the AVX. It goes really far off the driver, it's the first time I've ever experienced a ball that unequivocally adds driving distance (about 8-9 yards on average by my stats) and it also gives me a very pleasing trajectory on iron shots while spinning enough to stop the ball on the greens.

AVX makes me happy so that's what I play. Same as my Ping irons, Taylormade driver and and my beat-up old putter. As soon as I tried each of those things it was like, "This is the one".

When the happy wears off I'll find something different.

Edited by North Butte, 14 May 2018 - 08:41 AM.

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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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:41 AM

I’m enjoying the Bridgestone XS. I have always gamed ProVx before giving the XS a go.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:05 AM

Pro V1... spinner galore. Also love the feel on all clubs
Taylormade 2017 M2 10.5*/Oban Tour Limited 60 Stiff/44.5"
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:10 AM

Mine is the same as the last few years, Wilson Duo in yellow. For my game and the course I play 90% of my golf on its just fine.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:21 AM

So what's your ball for this year?  

  TM Project (a)

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 01:19 PM

TP5 for me....option B will be the Project A.  I've used it in the past as well, and really like it.

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Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid Proforce V2 100s or 19* Adams VTS, 23 Adams Super 9031 S300
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 01:41 PM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 14 May 2018 - 08:34 AM, said:

View Postcraz-e, on 13 May 2018 - 09:36 PM, said:

This could be my first ever year playing a non "tour" ball.
I have been trying the Taylormade project (a) recently and can not fault it.

Love this ball. Especially now that they have it in yellow. But occasionally it feels like it might be just a little shorter than some of the other balls.

Have you experienced that at all?

I've settled on the Project (a) in yellow as well. I can't find a single thing wrong with it. For me, the ball plays slightly longer than the 2-piece it replaces...

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:14 PM

The beauty of it is that you can find the TP5 at Walmart for $40.  By the way I also like the project A. Great ball. My favorite non tour ball.
Driver - Taylormade M2
3w - Titleist 915F
4h - Titleist 816H
Irons (GW - 4i) - Titleist 716 AP1
Putter - Taylormade Ghost Spider Si
Wedges Titleist  Vokey SM6 55 and 60

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

4 piece K-Sig.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

View Postjesusdelallata, on 13 May 2018 - 05:33 PM, said:

After testing a lot of different balls over the last months, I have concluded that the TP5 will be my gamer. Second favorite for me is the Pro V1. I have to say, now that we are having warmer weather the TP5 and Pro V1 feel nice and soft.  I just give the edge to the TP5 because the distance with the irons was impressive.  That ball comes out high and long.

So what's your ball for this year?  And what others did you test before deciding?

TourB X.  just love it.
Driver: TM M2 9.5 Tour AD MT 6TX
3W: TM M2 Tour AD MT 7X
Hybrid: TM M2 3H Blueboard X
Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 4-PW KBS Tour V X
Wedges: SM6 50F and 54S grind; SM7 60D grind
Putter: Wilson 8802
Ball: BS Tour BX

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:20 PM

View PostZakers23, on 14 May 2018 - 08:09 AM, said:

AVX

how is this ball compared to ProV?

Driver: TM M2 9.5 Tour AD MT 6TX
3W: TM M2 Tour AD MT 7X
Hybrid: TM M2 3H Blueboard X
Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 4-PW KBS Tour V X
Wedges: SM6 50F and 54S grind; SM7 60D grind
Putter: Wilson 8802
Ball: BS Tour BX

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