Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:01 AM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:07 AM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:36 PM
if i was going to play the maxfli, i'd for sure go with the u4x rather than the u4. i might use the rest of these in practice rounds, but most likely they'll get tossed into the shag bag. they are durable though for how much spin you get, i didn't notice any scuffs or anything after a full 18 holes.
Edited by tnord, 29 July 2012 - 03:37 PM.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:51 PM
Its a great ball, but to save $5, ill stick with what I know and trust.
Your kind just kill me.
i KNOW gol fis expensive. But you pay a MINIMUM of $20 to play, probably more like $40-$80.
And you won't spend an extra 50-75 CENTS on a ball ???
Or you won't pay the price because another "more" premium sells at the same price,,,,,, even though this one works better for you ?
You just can't make this stuff up !!!
I didn't mean that I won't play it because it costs $40 but at $30 it would be an intriguing option. I have 18 dozen Z-Stars that I bought for $20 a box when they got clearanced last winter. So I'm not going to spend more $ on new balls when I have plenty of the Z-Stars available. Looking at market share alone Maxfli does not have the name/players/popularity of the Pro V1 so why are they nearly identical in price. Want to sell more balls make them worth trying at a great price. Play what ya like and for me in the same price range I like the Z-Star. If the Z-Star was $50 and the U/4X were $25 the U/4X would be my ball. Maxfli has a great ball here that I don't think will get the credit because it does not say Titleist / Bridgestone / Nike on the side.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:34 AM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:42 AM
Not to take any wind out of your sails but if you "push" and the ball doesn't curve, is ain't the ball, it's your club face.
But thanks for the "review". Maybe I'll give them a try. I've been hesitant because I don't want to buy a dozen just to try a couple. The stores that sell balls by the sleeve don't have Maxfli. GG has Maxfli but doesn't sell by the sleeve.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:59 AM
Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:23 AM
Verdict 1: If you've got a swing speed over 100 and want a straighter flight/distance, try the U4x.
Verdict 2: U4 is not different enough to justify full price purchases
Prediction: End of season sales will be quiet and small
Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:04 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:38 PM
Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:12 AM
As a buget ball the U2 has my attention but the U4X does not compete, for me, with the other premium balls out there ......yet. It is a Dick's house brand ball and may change/improve in the future.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:22 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:46 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:16 PM
Thanks for that info. That is surprising as I thought a new ball life was at least 2 seasons. GG and Dick's own Maxfli and must have seen the sales volume tank on that ball. If I remember correctly the U4X came out at a price point of $39.99, which puts it in the price neighborhood of some elite proven golf balls. Tought market to penetrate.
My guess is that early next spring there will be a new Maxfli offering.
Edited by jrharden, 08 October 2012 - 10:17 PM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:51 PM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:20 AM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:43 AM
First tee is a tough, pretty narrow, long hilly par 4 (Stone Mountain Stonemont) probably one of the toughest first tee shots, especially after a good rain, which we had just had the night before. Playing with one of my long term golf buddies, younger and pretty long off the tee most of the time. Took my easy swing and hit a nice draw down the middle, good elevation still soaring over the first hill and out of view. My partner hits next, ProV1, his usual ball. He hits his typical great drive, lower trajectory slightly off line out of view over the hill but most certainly still fine on the left side of the fairway. Off we go..
Cresting the hill (the first hole is cart path only) we find both balls resting within a few yards of each other. I'm pleased as I am usually ten or fifteen yards behind his tee shots. He compliments my drive and we proceed to our balls at about 160 yards, equipment in hand for the next shot. I walk up to the away ball..it is his Pro V. He is mildly surprised being away..even if it only a few yards. We both hit second shots with my shot again drawing left more than I anticipated and landing left of the green, just off a yard or two. I chip up..thinking the ball might "bite" hit it just a little firmer than usual, however, the ball doesn't grab and rolls ten feet past the hole. Two putts later, a bogey.
The second hole is an amusing risk/rewards 270 yard par four, the green well protected by bunkers with the flag visible from the tee box, dogleg left and tall southern pines guarding the left side, which incorporates a deep bunker 80 yards from the target in the fairway..
My partner typically takes his driver out on this hole and today is no exception..he hits a smooth drive just to the outside right of the green, over a sentinel bunker and landing on the turf then a bounce into the pines backside 10 yards right of the green. I play a five iron down the middle, drawing again more than expected and just fine on the left side just 10 yards short of the deep 80 yard bunker. Next shot is either a sand wedge or gap wedge..depending on the pin on the rather lengthy green. The flag is close today so I give the sand wedge a good swing, the ball tracks towards the target breaking slightly left and out of view over the bunker.
I'm confident as we roll up to the green and see my ball just off, short. Well..
My partner chips out of the jungle. and I have a short bump over the shoulder of the green with a few yards to the hole. Walking up to scrutinize the best line..I see my ball mark on the green, pin high and left. My ball had spun back off the green with some vigor, which is unusual.
By now, with the exception of the chip on the first hole, I have concluded that this is a very aggressive spinning ball. With this in mind I again play a short chip up with a firmer shot and disappointingly see the ball roll ten feet past the hole with little bite. Two putts later..a bogey.
And so the round went on. The conclusion I have come to is the U/4 is long off the driver. I use a Bobby Jones Players 9.5 with a stiff shaft. This driver is low spin by its nature and the U/4 was elevating/spinning the shots more than is customary, however the overall trajectory and result is fine. My SS being modest, I think U/4 may be a better ball for me than the U/4x based on the reputation of the U/4x being firmer, the reason I made the U/4 purchase.. The report on impact with the driver is slightly louder. It is a firmer ball than my usual eggs.
Mishits with the irons result in a shot exaggeration a draw becomes a hook, a fade becomes a slice. Again, it is a very spinning ball. You can quickly feel and hear a good iron shot with the ball compressing and the nice audible report from the ball. Mishits are very unsatisfying. Full shots into the green with a long iron or wood will quickly stop or, with the short irons, race back enthusiastically. I have yet to master the short delicate chip with this ball..it may be the wet conditions or my worn wedge grooves. Out of a sand bunker to a short pin position, they spin predictably back three feet.
Putting was fine. Firmer and consistent. No complaints with the exception that they did not find the bottom of the hole more often than any other ball.
As I usually play a more economical ball, the U/4 will take some time to get used to, as it is a ball designed for serious play. While I do play for shot shapes, this ball is sensitive. Your modest right to left shot can find trouble quickly and unexpectedly. The ball is durable. No unusual damage to the cover or wear in play. The balls seem consistent in manufacture, at least between the two packages I have. The ball is not a disappointment for length off the tee or in play with the irons. Longer off the driver. slightly longer off the three/five woods and just about the same with the irons. Trajectory is higher with no problems.
As always, an easy swing produces the best results, particularly with the U/4.
Edited by Rusty Spokes, 18 October 2012 - 11:55 AM.