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Best Ball for a high handicapper?


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Poll: Best Ball for a high handicapper? (69 member(s) have cast votes)

Best Ball for a new player, high handicapper who loses balls

  1. Cheapest ball he can find, like 50 cents a ball (13 votes [18.84%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.84%

  2. Good Quality, less expensive ball like Gamer V2 (39 votes [56.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 56.52%

  3. med-high quality balls that are x-outs (3 votes [4.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  4. Good quality used balls (14 votes [20.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.29%

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#1 Johnnythefox

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:07 PM

Being a new player, I lose a lot of balls and it doesn't make sense to buy expensive balls.
I can not tell the difference anyway.
Since I am still working on making consistent contact, which ball should I be using.
What is the best way to go to get the best ball for my needs?

Thanks


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#2 scomac2002

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

Go with a low cost, 2 piece, distance ball.  There are some really good deals out there for double/triple dozens of Top Flites, Pinnacles or Noodles that will cost less than a buck a ball.  Stick with one brand and one model so that you become accustomed to how the ball puts and chips.  You may not be able to notice any difference in the different balls when hitting full shots, but you will notice differences around the green in how much different balls run out or feel/sound when putting.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:24 PM

What he said ^

Even consider lostgolfballs.com

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:34 PM

Gamer V2... $10 shipped from ebay. cant go wrong

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:38 PM

An inexpensive two-piece would be just fine. Good luck!

Hey...be nice.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:41 AM

If you really can't tell the difference and you are losing more than 1 sleeve of balls when you play, I would play the cheapest ball you can get your hands on.

Another test you may want to try is hit a few approach shots and chip/pitch shots into a green and see how different balls respond.  See which one you like the best and go with that.

If you just started, no reason wasting extra money on balls; spend it on other stuff like lessons, new clubs to fill your bag, etc.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:04 AM

Gamer v2.  You can find 90 for $60 on ebay.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:04 AM

Use previously enjoyed balls. Lostgolfballs.com or Knetgolf.com are just a couple of the good suppliers.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:13 AM

Thanks for the sound advice.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:44 PM

You can find really high quality stuff in the .50 range if you don't mind going used.  You won't get ProV1's, but you can sometimes get Z-Stars and some of the other less popular tour balls for that price.

If you want new, its hard to beat the 9.99 per dozen, or even less if you buy more, that you can get the Gamer V2 for on ebay.


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:23 PM

I use the Wilson Smart Core. $19.99 for 2 dozens.

It will still be good when you lose it, it's straight and stops after one hop on approaches that are well hit. Expect roll when chipping from around the green.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

Noodle or Precept Laddie X.


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Soft off the irons, long off the tee, and great feeling on the putter face.


I still use them when I am playing poorly and not in the mood to lose $3-4 balls.


You can find some great deals on The Golf Warehouse and Golfsmith websites.


Like 36 Noodles for $29.

25 Precept Laddie X balls for $19.99.


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:46 PM

Gamer V2.  And stick with the same ball.  You will learn the characteristics of it.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

Noodle or one of the low dollar 2 for $xx Callaway clear outs like the HXHOT, Warbirds, etc.

I think Golfsmith has Noodle's 3 for $33 45 balls total.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:33 PM

View PostTenwood, on 14 March 2012 - 12:46 PM, said:

Gamer V2.  And stick with the same ball.  You will learn the characteristics of it.


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