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#1 purdy

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 08:00 PM

Did a search, but did not find.  
What ball do you find to perform best in the wind.  Primarily into the wind is my issue, less so than cross winds.  Currently play Prov1.  Seem to recall TM balls being good in wind, but have not played since Lethal.  Help a Texas brother out, who is constantly playing in 15mph winds and having a tough time.


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#2 theboypinoy

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 08:02 PM

Srixon Z Star XV has  been very good for me in winds :)

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 08:45 PM

View Posttheboypinoy, on 27 December 2018 - 08:02 PM, said:

Srixon Z Star XV has  been very good for me in winds :)

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 09:12 PM

The Titleist AVX is very good in the wind.  Less spin and a bit lower launch.
Driver: Callaway GBB Epic 9° w/Project X HZRDUS T800 65 gm 6.0 flex
3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/ UST Recoil 680 F4
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Ball: Titleist AVX in yellow

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 09:22 PM

Titleist AVX. Wind doesn’t touch it.


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Posted 27 December 2018 - 10:04 PM

No such thing ( I played on golf courses all around El Paso TX for 10 years) , its all on how you strike the ball,,, old timer thought me that where your hands finish, is how your ball will fly,,,, worked for me, kept hands low on follow through,low ball flight, hands high,, yup, high flight,,,,,,, hit the driving range when the wind is up, more than likely it will be all to yourself.

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 10:58 PM

View Posttangojay, on 27 December 2018 - 10:04 PM, said:

No such thing ( I played on golf courses all around El Paso TX for 10 years) , its all on how you strike the ball,,, old timer thought me that where your hands finish, is how your ball will fly,,,, worked for me, kept hands low on follow through,low ball flight, hands high,, yup, high flight,,,,,,, hit the driving range when the wind is up, more than likely it will be all to yourself.
Certainly being able to flight the ball down is a huge asset, but getting a ball that tends to flight lower with less spin can greatly aid that effort.  It takes a great deal of skill to control the ball flight of a spinny, high launch ball.  Not saying we shouldn't aspire to acquiring greater skill, but a little help never hurt.
Driver: Callaway GBB Epic 9° w/Project X HZRDUS T800 65 gm 6.0 flex
3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/ UST Recoil 680 F4
Sand Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 54/08 w/True Temper XP95 R-Flex
Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM5 58/07 w/True Temper XP95 R-Flex
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0
Ball: Titleist AVX in yellow

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 12:51 AM

AVX for me has performed well in windy conditions. I'm a ProV1 user and keep a sleeve of AVX's in the bag just for this very reason.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 01:55 AM

Callaway Hex pattern, I learned to play in Chicago and play in N TX now, tried them all.  Granted I can flight the ball, but that dimple pattern when struck well (as most do) or nearly well works in the wind for me and many I have played with.
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Posted 28 December 2018 - 02:11 AM

I play Pro V1 X but keep a sleeve of Srixon Z Star XV for those windy days here in Cape Town South Africa.


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 05:26 AM

View PostThinkingPlus, on 27 December 2018 - 10:58 PM, said:

View Posttangojay, on 27 December 2018 - 10:04 PM, said:

No such thing ( I played on golf courses all around El Paso TX for 10 years) , its all on how you strike the ball,,, old timer thought me that where your hands finish, is how your ball will fly,,,, worked for me, kept hands low on follow through,low ball flight, hands high,, yup, high flight,,,,,,, hit the driving range when the wind is up, more than likely it will be all to yourself.
Certainly being able to flight the ball down is a huge asset, but getting a ball that tends to flight lower with less spin can greatly aid that effort.  It takes a great deal of skill to control the ball flight of a spinny, high launch ball.  Not saying we shouldn't aspire to acquiring greater skill, but a little help never hurt.

I played  mostly played Stratas since my favorite golf ball at the time, Titleist tour 100 balatas, were good for maybe 2-3 holes on some of those courses I played. (White Sands Missle Range, Painted Dunes and Alamogordo’s Holf course) if you did not stay in the fairways,,, clubs were PING EYE2 steel,,,

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 08:59 AM

Z-Star XV. I swear this ball defies physics on windy days.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 09:11 AM

Thanks all, appreciate the replies and guidance.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 11:58 AM

Srixon Z-Star XV is very good in the wind, but I haven't found anything that beats the TP5x wind performance.

Edited to add: I played the prior model XV for a few months at the end of 2016. I tested the current model XV against the TP5 and TP5x when all were released in 2017, but the TP5x won out in the wind category.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 12:41 PM

I second the TP5X. Great ball in the wind.


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 02:22 PM

AVX is a great wind ball, my AP2s will balloon with a Pro V, but not with the AVX.  Love them.
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 02:42 PM

I played a Vice Pro Plus for a while... Had no issues with wind.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 08:23 PM

TP5x for me, thing acts like wind doesn’t exist.
Driver: Who needs that kind of negativity in their life...
3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 Degree w/Accra 182H M3
Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 Nippon Modus 120
Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, 58 & Honma TFW 62 Degree Forged
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
Ball: Taylormade TPx5

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