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#1 ANG

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:49 PM

My son is 11 years old with a swing speed of 80mph. His ball flight with the driver is generally med to high. I was wondering what would be the best all around ball. He is playing to a 6 handicap right now on courses that are 5600 to 5800. He was playing my Pro v1's but he dosen't get the distance off the driver being unable to compress it. So I would really like to know which ball would be the best for distance without giving up feel and spin. Thanks


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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:52 PM

b330 rx?

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:56 PM

Bridgestone 330Rx is a great ball.  But, given that he is 11, I'd probably go with the Nike Powersoft or Srixon AD333.  Both are decent balls and won't hurt the wallet in case he loses a few.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:58 PM

The Callaway Tour-ix is a good distance and spin ball.  I compared it up against the Pro V and the IX was longer off of the tee.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:01 PM

My driver SS is about 80mph and I like the 330RX.  Now I wish I was a 6 hdp...


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Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:37 AM

+1 for the Srixon AD333

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 02:07 PM

View PostTerpman, on Jan 6 2009, 07:37 AM, said:

+1 for the Srixon AD333


Thats the ball I was thinking of.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:01 PM

Go to uintagolf.com. Once there click on the tab at the top that says "expert advice". The first article you see will be about finding the perfect golf ball for a driver. Ball recommendations are based on a lot of testing. They list the recommendations by swing speed.

I used to live in Salt Lake City and that shop has some really good people.  

I'm not trying to take any business away from any sponsors. Just a very interesting study/article.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 03:59 PM

That's my swing speed as well, and I finally settled with the Wilson Zips.  I don't get the spin most guys get with higher swing speeds, so holding greens is a lot easier for me with the Zip and it doesn't leave me 50 yards shorter in the fairways.  They're also cheap for a 3 piece ball.

Worth a try......

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:17 PM

http://bridgestonego...ting/quick.aspx

I would suggest the e5 for that SS


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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:47 PM

Though the Wilson Zip is a great value, I don't believe it is a 3 piece ball. 2 piece I believe, but at less than $20.00 a dozen, still a great buy.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:47 PM

View PostMarkit, on Jan 7 2009, 04:47 PM, said:

Though the Wilson Zip is a great value, I don't believe it is a 3 piece ball. 2 piece I believe, but at less than $20.00 a dozen, still a great buy.

the wilson staff fifty is a 2 piece ball...the staff zip is a 3 piece...

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:41 PM

if he isn't big into immage then grab some of those old precept mc ladys NEW for about 7.99 a dozen at most golf stores or stores online or you can get the precept laddies for cheap as well.  they are basically the same just different names for obvious reasons.

If he still wants his ball to say titleist than an nxt should suffice or the dt carry

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:46 PM

Instead of the AD333, I would recommend the TriSpeed. It should feel a little softer than the AD333. And is only $5 more.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:11 AM

+1 for AD333 and try the Noddle+. But,  I really like the 330rx. Great all around ball but it's too much $$$.


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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:58 AM

My swing speed is about 87 mph and I use the Bridgestonr B330RX. He should get that or the new Nike One Vapor, which costs about 30 bucks http://www.golfballs...Golf-Balls.html. I would still reccomend the Bridgestone because the Nike One line are some of the highest spining balls on the market.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:17 PM

You might try Top Flight Gamer.  I am 58 years old and have about 85 swing speed with a 10.5  degree driver and the Gamer is the first ball that has given me actual observable distance gain.  I have hit drivers 15 to 20 yards farther than I have ever had.  I have hit every brand and the Gamer is the best.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:23 PM

I'd recommend either the Wilson Fifty or Zip.  I've turned a lot of the kids at my course on to the Staff line and they love them.  You won't find a softer compression ball and they spin well too.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:49 PM

I've been playing with the taylormade penta, and its a great ball.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:55 PM

Wow, old thread. I would have said Wilson Fg-Tour. :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 06:43 PM

I have two options for you that may work out.

The first option is a new ball that will come out soon by Wilson.  For 2012, Wilson is releasing their answer to Titleist’s popular NXT golf balls.  The Wilson Staff Duo is a high performance two-piece golf ball that is designed to be long off of the tee and soft around the greens.  Distance will be comparable to the NXT however the DUO really shines with how it feels at impact.  The Duo’s compression rating is about 40 points lower than the NXT so golfers will now be able to play a soft golf ball without sacrificing distance!  The Wilson Staff DUO will be released in early November. Price point will be near $30/dozen.

Secondly, (release date is 11/1/11)
FG Tour X is a multilayer urethane golf ball similar to Titleist Pro V1x. It delivers a firm feel with low spin off the driver and long irons. The new FG Tour X delivers exceptional distance, shot-stopping spin and Tour caliber feel.
• 3-piece features a higher compression distance ball wrapped in a thin, soft veneer of cast urethane.
• 93 compression, slightly firmer for higher swing speeds.
• Delivers Traction Control for maximum spin and control on iron and wedge shots at any length.
• Excellent scuff resistance.  
Price point will be $35-$40.  

I played PV1x for forever but have switched to the FGTX.  It is rougly 8 yards longer, less driver spin and stops quickly on the greens.

Good luck.




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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:14 PM

View Postmcgrawism, on 25 October 2011 - 06:43 PM, said:

I have two options for you that may work out.

The first option is a new ball that will come out soon by Wilson.  For 2012, Wilson is releasing their answer to Titleist's popular NXT golf balls.  The Wilson Staff Duo is a high performance two-piece golf ball that is designed to be long off of the tee and soft around the greens.  Distance will be comparable to the NXT however the DUO really shines with how it feels at impact.  The Duo's compression rating is about 40 points lower than the NXT so golfers will now be able to play a soft golf ball without sacrificing distance!  The Wilson Staff DUO will be released in early November. Price point will be near $30/dozen.

Secondly, (release date is 11/1/11)
FG Tour X is a multilayer urethane golf ball similar to Titleist Pro V1x. It delivers a firm feel with low spin off the driver and long irons. The new FG Tour X delivers exceptional distance, shot-stopping spin and Tour caliber feel.
• 3-piece features a higher compression distance ball wrapped in a thin, soft veneer of cast urethane.
• 93 compression, slightly firmer for higher swing speeds.
• Delivers Traction Control for maximum spin and control on iron and wedge shots at any length.
• Excellent scuff resistance.  
Price point will be $35-$40.  

I played PV1x for forever but have switched to the FGTX.  It is rougly 8 yards longer, less driver spin and stops quickly on the greens.

Good luck.





Whoa, now! You don't just tell a guy whose current fave ball is going to have a lower spin X version and then duck back out!! :bb:More info on this ball. Are you with Wilson?
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:27 PM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 25 October 2011 - 07:14 PM, said:

View Postmcgrawism, on 25 October 2011 - 06:43 PM, said:

I have two options for you that may work out.

The first option is a new ball that will come out soon by Wilson.  For 2012, Wilson is releasing their answer to Titleist's popular NXT golf balls.  The Wilson Staff Duo is a high performance two-piece golf ball that is designed to be long off of the tee and soft around the greens.  Distance will be comparable to the NXT however the DUO really shines with how it feels at impact.  The Duo's compression rating is about 40 points lower than the NXT so golfers will now be able to play a soft golf ball without sacrificing distance!  The Wilson Staff DUO will be released in early November. Price point will be near $30/dozen.

Secondly, (release date is 11/1/11)
FG Tour X is a multilayer urethane golf ball similar to Titleist Pro V1x. It delivers a firm feel with low spin off the driver and long irons. The new FG Tour X delivers exceptional distance, shot-stopping spin and Tour caliber feel.
• 3-piece features a higher compression distance ball wrapped in a thin, soft veneer of cast urethane.
• 93 compression, slightly firmer for higher swing speeds.
• Delivers Traction Control for maximum spin and control on iron and wedge shots at any length.
• Excellent scuff resistance.  
Price point will be $35-$40.  

I played PV1x for forever but have switched to the FGTX.  It is rougly 8 yards longer, less driver spin and stops quickly on the greens.

Good luck.




Whoa, now! You don't just tell a guy whose current fave ball is going to have a lower spin X version and then duck back out!! :bb:More info on this ball. Are you with Wilson?

This was my first thought. Posted Image

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:24 PM

How about a Prov1X?  Regardless of distance off the tee, I'd go with the ball that putts and chips the best (may be the Prov1 he's playing now).  Your son is 11, so he'll naturally gain distance as he grows.  The long game will fluctuate, so I'd focus on the short game.  For a good all around ball, Prov1x and TP Black is a highly recommended.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:02 AM

This post is nearly 3 years old... I am goingto assume the kid has found a ball by now guys.


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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:34 AM

MGgolf.com


Best ball for the $$ and spins like PROV   and long he'll love it...


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Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:45 PM

View Postgolfballz, on 26 October 2011 - 10:02 AM, said:

This post is nearly 3 years old... I am goingto assume the kid has found a ball by now guys.

Ha! 3 years it would need to be updated by now. lol
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:45 PM

View Poststorm319, on 25 October 2011 - 07:27 PM, said:

View PostMadGolfer76, on 25 October 2011 - 07:14 PM, said:

View Postmcgrawism, on 25 October 2011 - 06:43 PM, said:

I have two options for you that may work out.

The first option is a new ball that will come out soon by Wilson.  For 2012, Wilson is releasing their answer to Titleist's popular NXT golf balls.  The Wilson Staff Duo is a high performance two-piece golf ball that is designed to be long off of the tee and soft around the greens.  Distance will be comparable to the NXT however the DUO really shines with how it feels at impact.  The Duo's compression rating is about 40 points lower than the NXT so golfers will now be able to play a soft golf ball without sacrificing distance!  The Wilson Staff DUO will be released in early November. Price point will be near $30/dozen.

Secondly, (release date is 11/1/11)
FG Tour X is a multilayer urethane golf ball similar to Titleist Pro V1x. It delivers a firm feel with low spin off the driver and long irons. The new FG Tour X delivers exceptional distance, shot-stopping spin and Tour caliber feel.
• 3-piece features a higher compression distance ball wrapped in a thin, soft veneer of cast urethane.
• 93 compression, slightly firmer for higher swing speeds.
• Delivers Traction Control for maximum spin and control on iron and wedge shots at any length.
• Excellent scuff resistance.  
Price point will be $35-$40.  

I played PV1x for forever but have switched to the FGTX.  It is rougly 8 yards longer, less driver spin and stops quickly on the greens.

Good luck.




Whoa, now! You don't just tell a guy whose current fave ball is going to have a lower spin X version and then duck back out!! :bb:More info on this ball. Are you with Wilson?

This was my first thought. Posted Image

There is a thread somewhere on here with pics if I recall and one or two guys who have played it already.

EDIT: here it is http://www.golfwrx.c...lson-fg-tour-x/

Edited by TheShaun, 26 October 2011 - 07:46 PM.





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