Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:26 PM
Got nine in with the 20xi prototype (not sure if its the X or the S). I'll start by saying that I haven't played in a month, but the last time I played 7 iron was going about 165, 8 155, and 9 145. You get the idea. My first tee shot was bombed down the middle. The first thing I noticed was the softer feel of the ball. Alot of people say Nike balls feel firmer than most other balls. I've played the nike's so long, that I've gotten used to it and most other balls feel like marshmellows. This ball really felt like a ProV1x(which i have played some over the past year) off the driver. Not to say too much about driver, but I missed two fwys today (1 with a 3 wood that was pushed slightly and 1 with driver b/c it went fifteen yds longer than normal and went through a fwy). It was somewhat windy today, but it didn't seem to effect the ball. The 20xi proto just wanted to cut through the wind and had very little turn to it (i mostly hit a straight ball with driver). Distance was very good off the tee.
On to irons. On the third hole, I had 168 to flag, slight side wind and hit a basic 7 iron shot. The ball went higher than my normal flight (good thing for me) and carried about 170. On the fourth hole, pin was 153. I hit 8 that went about 160 in the air. Long story short, the proto was flying about 5 yds farther off irons for me. On short shots around the green, I'm not a very high spin player, but this thing got the job done. And it felt very good coming off putter.
I play either the 20xi S or the X right now depending on which one comes outta the bag. I will say that the proto performs better than either of those balls. Can't wait til Feb/Mar when these things hit the shelves. Time to email my rep and see if he has anymore protos to get me by.
Sorry for the jumbled, somewhat short review. I didn't have a lot of time, just wanted to throw the info out there.
CT 2.0 w/Elements Chrome 6F5T
VR LTD 3 w/Diamana Ahina 70 S
VRS Forged 4-P w/NS Pro Prototype S
VR Forged Raw 52/58 w/Nippon Modus 120 S
Method Milled 11 Oven Proto