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#31 Padre John

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

I have played the duo. Might try the 50 elite next time I need balls.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

I know it's not supposed to make a difference but I don't like the Yellow 50/50 as much as the White. It feels a little harder

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

I found one of these ball these other day and decided to play it for the rest of the round. I was VERY surprised! I like it a lot! Went to Academy and picked up a dozen...$12.99!!!

Haven't had a chance to put them through the ringer but my initial impressions are that it is an AWESOME ball at an incredibly low price!

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

played this ball for the first time yesterday and as a result, I hit the longest 7 iron I've ever hit.  Given it was down wind but it was up hill, I hit a seven iron 176 according to my skycaddie.  Just for your information, I normally hit a 7 iron about 160 so this impressed me.  I came to this shot by hitting numerous balls over greens.  These balls are worth giving a shot.  Never thought I would say that after only paying 12 bucks for them at Wally World

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:33 PM

Just got 24 of these, cant wait to try them know :)

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:26 AM

Played a round Wednesday with some of these. picked them up on a whim at Sports Authority for $12.99. Played the RTJ Shoals Schoolmaster course from the Purple tees (7200+) and was very impressed with the ball. Temps were near 90 and wind was around 10mph. Distance on woods and irons were right in line with what I am used to, but the feel off the clubface was awsome. I had to play several mid and long irons into greens and only had one ball roll much at all past the pitch mark (185 5i to uphill green). Wedge shots around the greens felt great and ball control was astounding. I've played Pro V1s, B-330S and Z-Stars in the past, which are great balls, just expensive. I have also been trying the e5, which is quite decent, but I don't think I will waste my time with it any longer.

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 12:14 PM

RIR, I was told by the guy at GT that these play a lot like a ProV?? Do you find this to be trueish?? I don't play ProV's so I don't know to compare.
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Posted 12 September 2014 - 12:16 PM

These definitely feel just as soft off the club face as the TM Project (a)'s I've been playing, but my Jaws MD doesn't seem to scar them as bad so far. I've only hit them in the house so far though.
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Posted 12 September 2014 - 07:03 PM

View PostPigems, on 12 September 2014 - 12:14 PM, said:

RIR, I was told by the guy at GT that these play a lot like a ProV?? Do you find this to be trueish?? I don't play ProV's so I don't know to compare.

I think the Pro V spins more on full sots, cause I can back them up with ease. These just sit and stay. The best feel with the Fifty is on little pitches around the green. They are REALLY SOFT on those. Easiest ball I've found to sit on a 10 yd pitch.

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 08:04 PM

View PostRi_Redneck, on 12 September 2014 - 07:03 PM, said:

View PostPigems, on 12 September 2014 - 12:14 PM, said:

RIR, I was told by the guy at GT that these play a lot like a ProV?? Do you find this to be trueish?? I don't play ProV's so I don't know to compare.

I think the Pro V spins more on full sots, cause I can back them up with ease. These just sit and stay. The best feel with the Fifty is on little pitches around the green. They are REALLY SOFT on those. Easiest ball I've found to sit on a 10 yd pitch.

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TY sir, I've been hitting them downstairs all night, they do feel very soft on short chips swings. I'm reeaally liking them with the putter, I've never hit so many hallway putts in a row before lol. I can't wait to try them tomorrow.

Have you tried the Project (a)'s yet?? They are also very soft and really nice around the greens as well.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:49 PM

I bought some yellow 50 elites today for $11.99 as I was plum out of balls and needed some for winter coming and yellow to find in the fall leaves.  

Holy smokes.  That ball is awesome without even saying "for the money". It's fall time now so it ain't warm, but they were long and spun adequately.  Felt great off the putter.  This may be the best cheap ball for my game. Loved them.
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 07:18 PM

I keep wondering if my lovefest for this ball will continue come warmer temps. I couldn't be happier playing this ball since October though. I have been a ball snob like so many here for so long and am blown away that I use a $1 ball
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:04 AM

View PostTheOx, on 13 September 2012 - 10:51 AM, said:

I want to jump on board these great balls and deals. So which Wilsons..not the $40, ones are the best? I know I've seen the deals at Walmart.

I don't want to accidentally get a good deal but get a crappy ball.
Late reply but if you are still looking, if you stick to anything in the Wilson Staff range you should be good. All the Staff balls perform for serious golfers. The non staff line like Ultras are crap, but I've never hit a Wilson Staff ball I didn't like.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:20 AM

View PostMinarets, on 20 October 2014 - 07:49 PM, said:

I bought some yellow 50 elites today for $11.99 as I was plum out of balls and needed some for winter coming and yellow to find in the fall leaves.  

Holy smokes.  That ball is awesome without even saying "for the money". It's fall time now so it ain't warm, but they were long and spun adequately.  Felt great off the putter.  This may be the best cheap ball for my game. Loved them.
I agree that the Wilsons are good balls full stop, not just for the money. I recently decided to stop wasting money on premium balls. I am stocked with Nike PD Longs for the next year or so, but when I need balls again Wilsons will be on my list. Since going to lower tier balls I have noticed my distance has improved and I haven't lost anything around the greens. I think the obsession with premium balls is actually hurting most ams games instead of helping. I have abstained from the premium ball kool aid for over a month and my game continues to improve.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:35 PM

I am very interested to see how these play in warm weather.  I love their feel in the cold and don't mind their stopping power.  I spin it a lot now and usually have too many problems with spin and with these I feel I'm more consistent.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:32 PM

Found one on the course today and played twelve holes with it against a '11 ProV1.  Didn't spin as much on full shots, but other than that it held it's own.  Almost holed out three times with it, once on a 20 yard bunker shot, another on a 75 yard lob wedge, and a hybrid from 215!
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:57 AM

i love the 50 elites more than duo. imo, theyre the 2nd best wilson staff ball behind the fg tours.
theyre long with longer clubs, and i often spin them back a foot or two with a pitching wedge which is pretty awesome for a cheap ball.




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