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Mid-Handicappers: What Ball Do You Play?


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#91 Matt023

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 03:49 PM

So far this year I've played (all last years) model.

Callaway chrome soft and chrome soft

Taylormade project a

Wilson duo spin, optix

Snell MTB

Cut blue

Srixon zstar, q tour

The winner winner chicken dinner for me was the chromesoft + not sure why but with a 95-100 driver swing speed this ball went deep and straight..runner up was the project a





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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:10 PM

View PostMatt023, on 03 June 2018 - 03:49 PM, said:

So far this year I've played (all last years) model.

Callaway chrome soft and chrome soft

Taylormade project a

Wilson duo spin, optix

Snell MTB

Cut blue

Srixon zstar, q tour

The winner winner chicken dinner for me was the chromesoft + not sure why but with a 95-100 driver swing speed this ball went deep and straight..runner up was the project a

I am still looking to settle.............today we have brutal wind and it wasn't good being a high ball hitter.
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:31 PM

Q-Star Tour, and Wilson 50 Elite in the winter. Just wish the QST came in yellow and it would be the perfect ball for me.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:44 PM

Whatever urethane ball I can get for under $25 per dozen. Right now I'm playing the Tour Preferred but spin it a ton with driver.
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Posted 06 June 2018 - 08:59 PM

NXT Tour S are really good. Recently tried the Bridgestone e6 and like that also


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:52 AM

Q Star Tour

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:00 AM

View PostEZCUSE, on 21 May 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

I love trying out new balls.

With that said, I try to keep a dozen under $30 USD.

Right now I play the Project (a) and I like them. They are a great price point at $27 USD on Amazon.

I am unwilling to step to a tour ball (Pro V1, Chomesoft) because I lose about 2-3 balls a round and it's just throwing my money down the drain.

I've played NXT Tour S, Q Star Tour, Snell MTB.  

I like a softer ball but can't be too soft due to my swing speed. I would choose accuracy/feel over distance any day.

Any recommendation of balls I should try out?
I'm hot on the Bridgestone XS....great distance for 100 mph swinger..

I love the NXT...

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:02 AM

View Posttaouilm, on 06 June 2018 - 08:59 PM, said:

NXT Tour S are really good. Recently tried the Bridgestone e6 and like that also
I love the NXT..it was my ball until right now..i switched to the Bridgestone XS...great distance off the tee..they do hold the green..but feel a little "rocky" on iron shots..

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:14 AM

I wish I understood the differences and found the right ball, but with my collection maybe 5 years 'til that time comes.

Right now I have in play (bag).....

Kirkland ksig 4-piece (go to since the new in thing)
ProV's (x too)
TM Tour Pro
Chrome Softs
TP5's
Project A's

Everytime I empty my bag I still seem to have 24+ balls when I sift through all my pockets.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:42 AM

Put in my  volume order (144 balls - split with buddy) of Callaway supersoft and Srixon QST  5A balls for $92.  Took advantage of 20% ebay discount last night.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:18 AM

Something about a Srixon Q-Star works very well for me. I love Chrome Softs but they are simply beyond my budget.
I haven't had much use with them, but when I find a Project A or TP5 on the course I tend to game them very well.
I'm past the point where I used to need a low spin ball to keep my ball on a predictable pattern and am looking to find
a little more greenside stopping power and as of yet, the Q Star seems to be a nice little in between ball.
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 04:48 PM

View Postkidrobot, on 03 June 2018 - 08:31 PM, said:

Q-Star Tour, and Wilson 50 Elite in the winter. Just wish the QST came in yellow and it would be the perfect ball for me.

Project A comes in yellow and a similar ball?

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:40 PM

I play Z-Star XV (around 7-8hcp at the moment).

Big fan of telling people the ball will make minimal difference in reality.....however.......there's something about this ball I just really like off the putter face.
Could be just a confidence thing - who knows.  I don't really care either.  You can get them for a good price, they perform great, have a yellow version (foggy where I live sometimes), so why the hell not.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:17 PM

I play Cut Blue’s. $20/dozen can’t be beat. And even cheaper if you buy bulk
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:00 PM

View Postpappaf2, on 21 May 2018 - 04:49 PM, said:

View Posttheedge27, on 21 May 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

On Thursdays, last year's Chrome soft can be had for $28 on Dicks website. A few others in your price point I would look into are:

Wilson FG Tour ($30 budgetgolf), MG C4 ($20, plays almost identical to ProV), and the Maxfli Ufli series.

Vice is the best deal on balls if you don't mind buying 5dz at a time. $25 a dozen if you buy 5.

Yup 2017 Chromesofts on Dicks for $29. I've been playing the Chromesoft X recently and really like it.

You might be interested in CUT balls at $20 a dozen https://www.cutgolfco.com/shop/

Kirkland Balls if you are a member
I've been using Z Star XV cause they are stocked at my course and I win them in the ball comp, but the chrome soft X is my favourite ball if I have to pay for them. That's great value for a ball of that quality.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:46 PM

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Can’t see the Blue ball land. Makes it exciting going to the green and seeing where it landed.

Edited by NoTalentLefty, 13 June 2018 - 04:49 PM.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:57 PM

View PostNoTalentLefty, on 13 June 2018 - 04:46 PM, said:

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Can’t see the Blue ball land. Makes it exciting going to the green and seeing where it landed.

My son bought the gamer softs in blue and I can never follow/find the ball. I don't know why anyone would make a blue ball. I used to think yellow was the best colored choice. But, the green ones look appealing.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:33 PM

View PostTanner25, on 13 June 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

View PostNoTalentLefty, on 13 June 2018 - 04:46 PM, said:

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Can’t see the Blue ball land. Makes it exciting going to the green and seeing where it landed.

My son bought the gamer softs in blue and I can never follow/find the ball. I don't know why anyone would make a blue ball. I used to think yellow was the best colored choice. But, the green ones look appealing.

It’s a weird color for sure. See it in the air and as it’s coming to the ground , it disappears from vision. Get about 20 yards from where it landed then it is easy to see , even in the rough.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:41 PM

Would it be fair to say it is a waste of money to use a tour level ball when you can not spin the ball on the green? I dont see many golfers stopping the ball on the green on public courses. Is it beneficial for them to use a pro level golf ball?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:29 PM

View PostMikey5e, on 13 June 2018 - 05:41 PM, said:

Would it be fair to say it is a waste of money to use a tour level ball when you can not spin the ball on the green? I dont see many golfers stopping the ball on the green on public courses. Is it beneficial for them to use a pro level golf ball?

I am not a great chipper. But, can easily spin/stop the project a


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:13 AM

I play the chrome soft Truvis.  I find the soccer balls help my putting and chipping practice a lot.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:54 AM

View PostMysticfalcon, on 14 June 2018 - 05:13 AM, said:

I play the chrome soft Truvis.  I find the soccer balls help my putting and chipping practice a lot.
I bought a sleeve 2 years ago just to practice with.  Turned out to be the ball i shot my career best with.  

    I played with a guy last week who had a bad case of the yips , 3-putted at least 7 greens maybe more and I mentioned trying them to practice.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:55 AM

View PostTanner25, on 13 June 2018 - 08:29 PM, said:

View PostMikey5e, on 13 June 2018 - 05:41 PM, said:

Would it be fair to say it is a waste of money to use a tour level ball when you can not spin the ball on the green? I dont see many golfers stopping the ball on the green on public courses. Is it beneficial for them to use a pro level golf ball?

I am not a great chipper. But, can easily spin/stop the project a
I would say that you have found the right ball.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:48 PM

View PostMikey5e, on 13 June 2018 - 05:41 PM, said:

Would it be fair to say it is a waste of money to use a tour level ball when you can not spin the ball on the green? I dont see many golfers stopping the ball on the green on public courses. Is it beneficial for them to use a pro level golf ball?
I'll put it a different way. I consider myself to have a pretty good short game and can't reliably control a 2 piece surlyn covered ball around the greens.  In other words, one should at least give a 'tour ball' a shot to see if it helps them around the greens vs assuming they can't spin it.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:51 PM

While I cannot zip a tour ball back on a string, I do see that the tour ball will hop and stop with much less roll out than a budget or mid-range ball.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:56 PM

Srixon Z Star... Best ball I have found.

I work at a golf course and have tried many balls and if you can get them 25$/doz on ebay you wouldn't find a better ball
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 04:15 PM

Or just get them at $20 per dozen anywhere right now.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 04:42 PM

View Postbyflow2, on 14 June 2018 - 02:56 PM, said:

Srixon Z Star... Best ball I have found.

I work at a golf course and have tried many balls and if you can get them 25$/doz on ebay you wouldn't find a better ball

View Postchippa13, on 14 June 2018 - 04:15 PM, said:

Or just get them at $20 per dozen anywhere right now.

^^^^^  This.

Anyone that thinks they can't spin a ball or don't deserve to play a 3 or 4 piece ball should consider these deals right now for the Z-Star's and Q-Star Tour's cause they can't be much more than the 2 piece are selling for!

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:26 PM

View Postlil, on 14 June 2018 - 04:42 PM, said:

View Postbyflow2, on 14 June 2018 - 02:56 PM, said:

Srixon Z Star... Best ball I have found.

I work at a golf course and have tried many balls and if you can get them 25$/doz on ebay you wouldn't find a better ball

View Postchippa13, on 14 June 2018 - 04:15 PM, said:

Or just get them at $20 per dozen anywhere right now.

^^^^^  This.

Anyone that thinks they can't spin a ball or don't deserve to play a 3 or 4 piece ball should consider these deals right now for the Z-Star's and Q-Star Tour's cause they can't be much more than the 2 piece are selling for!

A z star for 20? Truly the best deal ever. Gamesoft at 7.50 is close :-) Unfortunately, I loaded up on a bunch of different balls this year.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:40 PM

Srixon Marathon I got from ebay. So cheap and soft. I think I paid 31.50 for 45 balls free shipping. I don't lose so many balls these days, but comes fall season in MN you lost ball even hitting middle of the fairway.

Edited by chal0072, 14 June 2018 - 07:16 PM.

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