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Which ball do you use?


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Poll: Which ball do you use? (279 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Pro V1 (24 votes [8.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.60%

  2. Pro V1x (26 votes [9.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.32%

  3. Tour B X (7 votes [2.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.51%

  4. Tour B XS (12 votes [4.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.30%

  5. ZSTAR (24 votes [8.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.60%

  6. ZSTAR XV (26 votes [9.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.32%

  7. TP5 (12 votes [4.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.30%

  8. TP5x (24 votes [8.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.60%

  9. Chrome Soft (27 votes [9.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  10. Chrome Soft X (5 votes [1.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.79%

  11. Other (92 votes [32.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.97%

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#31 gatorMD

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:18 PM

View PostKaexo, on 16 August 2018 - 09:50 PM, said:

I always see alot of comments and topics about which ball is better etc. but just curious to see what everyone uses?

I currently use Tour B X or Pro V1x as I found at first the TP5x felt great but that quickly faded after more use. I think the chrome soft feels like a sock.

Most underrated in my eyes is the Srixon ZStar and ZStar XV both great performing golf balls.

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:30 AM

I’ve used the Pro v1 ever since Callaway stopped making the Rule 35.

The trouble is after using it for such a long time ever other ball just feels weird.
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 11:46 AM

I tend to bounce around with my ball choice but the XV is getting the most play of the premium offerings these days.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 07:22 AM

I like the ProV1 but that's mainly because I just got back into playing this summer and itís really all I have played.  Admittedly Iím mostly a Titliest loyalist but I donít need the ďtop ballĒ. Just whatever seems to work best for me. I am just now starting the experiments so will let you know.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:44 PM

I have always looked for a different ball to play than "the norm"  
I have played old Prov1x's but never was "in love" with any of them... they were fine, but never really blew my skirt up

I really liked the Srixon Zstar XV for many years, and before that I played the Bridgestone B330RX and before that is was a Top Flite Gamer... I never cared what label was on it, just what did it do for me off the tee and around the green....
About a year ago, I found the OnCore Elixr.  it has the Softness of the Zstar but with the distance of the Zstar XV. It comes in yellow, but I have since changed back to a white ball (love seeing the yellow in the air, but couldn't find them on the ground)  It spins as much if not more than the Zstar as well.  And for 30 bucks a dozen, it can't be beat.  I don't care for the Logo being as big as it is.. but i always know what ball is mine.  as I am usually the only one playing it.. well I was until I gave a sleeve away... now I am seeing more an more in my groups...

If you haven't tried it, I HIGHLY recommend it...

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:03 PM

Right now I’m going through some Kirkland’s and some cut blues along with my usual Callaway chrome softs. The cuts seem very very soft

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:04 PM

Chrome Soft X 2018 model, when it gets cold, Chrome Soft - both in yellow.
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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:17 PM

Since Dicks stopped producing the Gamer Soft my go to ball has been the DT Trusoft with the Maxfli Softfli my few extra yards ball.  I tried the Ksig 4 piece and Wilson Duo U this season and did not care for the either of them primarily because of feel.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 06:54 PM

View PostNJpatbee, on 28 August 2018 - 04:17 PM, said:

Since Dicks stopped producing the Gamer Soft my go to ball has been the DT Trusoft with the Maxfli Softfli my few extra yards ball.  I tried the Ksig 4 piece and Wilson Duo U this season and did not care for the either of them primarily because of feel.

We have similar preferences. While it still warm, you may want to try D2 Feel. It has a nice feel and great yellow color too. It does run like a rat on the greens though. In the colder weather, it was a bit firm for me. If the GS are gone, I need to find a softer feeling yellow ball for the winter. No Matte colors for me!

Edited by Tanner25, 28 August 2018 - 06:54 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 06:59 PM

Maxfli UFli Speed

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'16 TM M1 Tour issue 14* - MPF Pro Series FW - S
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Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:08 PM

When just knocking it around twilight hours- what ever ball i find or test new varieties
Rounds that matter- Vice Pro neon Red.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:57 PM

Been playing the ProV1x for 12 years, but recently set out to test every urethane ball on the market. I just started this past weekend with the Snell Black and have to say it was a good ball but not good enough to replace old faithful. I thought it felt harder off the putter and came off the putter hotter so I couldn't be as aggressive with the putter as I normally am. Going to play the Vice Pro Soft this weekend. Going to take me 27 rounds to get through them all, but it should be damn fun.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 06:24 AM

AVX that a buddy gave me out of a test sleeve...It feels great off the face and oh lord the bounce when FW's are a bit firm. It gets me about 10 xtra when I tattoo it and on my home track that often translates to catching the slope down for another 10-15 roll-out.

I just got some Kirkland 3 piece balls yesterday and will compare it to the AVX today. It should be interesting to say the least...

Edited by GolfiNut, 29 August 2018 - 06:25 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:39 AM

ProV1 with the high numbers. But the TP5/TP5x are awesome and occasionally I’ll throw a few in.
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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:54 AM

AVX for me!  GET 5A's at $31   like new


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 11:42 PM

Melt down some plastic bottles , bit of rubber, some nerf material.  Slap it all together in a mold.  Bam, 5 cent ball. Jk

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 03:43 AM

I was playing the Chrome Soft for most of the season and just switched over to the Z Star. Found my new go to ball.

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 05:55 AM

Srixon ZStar and Wilson Staff FG Tour or Duo Urethane are my choices of late.  When fall golf kicks in, the 50 Elite will come out.  Have a single dozen left of the ZStar, but prefer the Wilson stuff.  Have come to really like the softer feel.

Will occasionally put into play wound balls I have lying around.  HT-100s and Elite 90s are all that's left of my wound ball stash.
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Posted 03 September 2018 - 06:27 AM

I used to play the Maxfli softfli or Gamer soft but I tried the Chrome soft Truvis and I'm sold. It was chipping where I really noticed the difference

I'm still never going to pay 45 bucks but mint used are only 22 a doz.

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 08:43 AM

MG C4, Tour ball performance, squeaker pricing.
In the winter I prefer yellow so I hope it returns in yellow, although I found a great deal on the ZStar XV in yellow at Hurricane Golf.

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 11:58 AM

I game the 2016 Taylormade Tour Preferred ball.  I like the performance of this ball over the TP5 and TP5x.
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Posted 03 September 2018 - 05:54 PM

Interesting votes. Surprised for all the love for cs but none for csx. X is a much better ball off the driver, but I get too much spirit of off driver so csx may just be a better fit for me.

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:00 PM

View PostRobotDoctor, on 03 September 2018 - 11:58 AM, said:

I game the 2016 Taylormade Tour Preferred ball.  I like the performance of this ball over the TP5 and TP5x.

Can you go into detail please good sir, as to why?

Edited by BB28403, 04 September 2018 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:15 PM

I'm torn between the Pro V1x and the TP5 so I just keep them both in my bag, but I do find myself using the Pro V1x more.   Gonna pick up a dozen of the AVX and see how they are.  I hear they're a happy medium between the two.
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Posted 05 September 2018 - 03:00 AM

Srixon Z-Star XV, Bridgestone B330, OG KSIG and MG C4.  I'll play whatever feels good on the putting greens that day and lately for the month of August it has been 60/40 XV to B330.  I've tried a few sleeves of Tour B X and Tour B XS and hoping to see them hit that magic $25/dozen price point for me.  Current model XVs are pretty awesome though, price, feel and performance wise.


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 06:36 PM

Srixon Soft Feel's

I wish I was consistent enough to really determine which ball is best for me, but for now I rely on what feels the best with my scoring clubs.  I think I might give up some distance, but I feel comfortable around the green with it.
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Posted 07 September 2018 - 08:05 PM

Snell MTB Black.  Best ball.  Best price

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:52 PM

Z Stars heading into the mix now that I'm down to my final few K-sigs.

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 10:12 PM

Z Star XV for 2 years now. $20 a dozen last year on introductory 6 packs, $20 a dozen early this year on sale. Excellent ball. One of the Best deals in Golf. I Bought 12 dozen each time.

I’d might quit golf before I’d pay $4 dollars for a Titleist.
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Posted 08 September 2018 - 12:41 AM

Need to change mine to the AVX. Played a ton of balla this summer and always went back to ProV1...until I found a couoke AVXs.Best ball Ive ever gamed. Fits my game but your mikesge may vary.

Edited by Pulledabill, 08 September 2018 - 12:42 AM.


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