Posted 11 December 2018 - 10:41 PM
The AVX spins very well around the greens, but is lower spin off the driver.
Just look at any of the many tests out there from websites, youtube, or golf digest, and you see that it spins, at worst, 200-300 rpm less on 50 yard pitch than a ProV1.
Sure, on the hardest greens, on the most difficult PGA style courses, you may want that extra grab, but this ball was made for the kinds of golfers who are ALL OVER THIS FORUM.
People who can play well, but are by no means pros, and are by no means playing pro courses week in and week out.
I gain about 7-10 off the tee with the AVX, and I haven't caught a single 15 yard flier. Predictable distances is a strong suit. Its a great ball, and if some people would set their egos aside and not pretend they MUST have every RPM, they may realize what I realized... I shave strokes with this ball.
Its a bit longer, its a bit straighter. It feels great. It holds its line. It has a very controllable trajectory.
I still back it up with short irons and wedges. I get PLENTY of bite from any situation where I would get bite. A nice strike at 30 yards with my SM7 SW from the fairway gives me hop and stop.
Played Bethpage Black this September with the AVX and shot 83 from the tips. Held ever single green I hit... Pretty sure that course would qualify as having fast greens.
I also hit more fairways with it, and pitched it tight whenever I needed. I've been shooting 77-85 all season with this ball on some really difficult courses (Pound Ridge, Bethpage Black, Bethpage Red, Willow Creek).
Bottom line is this, the AVX is a fantastic ball that bridges a gap between a distance ball that ruins my short game, and a tour ball that spins so hard it can actually hurt me.
Its not a ProV1, but most golfers with a HCP above 5 don't actually need a ProV1. Go try it. Unless you already hit the ball too low with too little spin, you will probably love it... and you won't miss those 300RPMs around the green... like me, you probably aren't good enough to notice.
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