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#1 coach1775

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:59 PM

I've always loved the Precept Laddie, then changed to Bridgestone 330RXS and played the Wilson DUO today. I love it why? Because I shot a 72 and had so many birdie oppurtunites I defintley should have been under par today. Ohh did I mention I gained 7 yds with my mid to lower irons...


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

I have no brand loyalty.  They have to be a premium ball (3 or more layers) and on sale below 30 bucks - that's my requirements.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

I'm not trying to bash the original post.. but I don't see how anyone can like the Laddie.  I played a round with one last week and was amazed at how hard it was and how little it spinned.  I've heard a lot of people who like them, so I figure I would give it a shot.  I scored ok, but had several shots that should have hit and stopped but instead rolled out 20 ft.

I prefer the ProV1, but will also play the B330S occasionally.  I rarely play anything else.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

my favorite ball is the prov1x...perfect combo of distance, spin, trajectory,  and feel.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

Overall, I'm liking the Srixon Z Star XV (tour yellow) these days.  The ball is straight and long off the tee, it spins adequately and the feel is good IMO.  Also, with the buy two get one free sale, the price is right.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

So far, the Tour B330.  Love it off the driver (doesn't seem to spin too much, just gets up and stays up), love it on short game shots (checks enough on longer pitches, but runs out on chips), doesn't jump off the putter (not concerned about feel so much, but it can't come off the face too fast or I'm dead).  I'm not a good player, and I'm long; not a good combo for consistency.  I feel like this ball is just about right for me in these areas to help keep the ball in front of me.

I do balloon it with the irons into the wind, pretty badly at times, but that's probably due to the irons rather than the ball, because I hit some pretty long fades into the wind with my driver, and the wind barely seemed to touch it.  I think once I change out the shafts in my irons, I'll be good to go with this ball.

It would be nice if I could find a cheaper alternative, though :)

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

View Postceasterb, on 05 November 2012 - 01:28 PM, said:

Overall, I'm liking the Srixon Z Star XV (tour yellow) these days.  The ball is straight and long off the tee, it spins adequately and the feel is good IMO.  Also, with the buy two get one free sale, the price is right.

My ball as well, switched from prov1x because of durability. AND visibility in all conditions is a added bonus!!!
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:06 AM

FG Tour blems. As good as any premium ball at half the price.
i do have a couple doz burner tours which i toss in every now and then

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:29 AM

Titleist Velocity.  Super long off the driver, will spin and stop where it lands off an iron, and it feels super soft when you're chipping and putting.  Oh yeah, and they're super durable.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

Taylormade TP5, I love everything about it!!!

-low driver spin (lower than pro v1x for me on LM)
- optimum spin with mid an long irons, enough to get up in the air and stop quick on the green but does not balloon
- short irons and wedges drop and stop with no ballooning
- easier to work the ball with any club than pro v1x
- spins more than pro v1 around the green
- feel nice and soft off all clubs especially the PUTTER
- everything I like about the Red LDP, pro v1, and the pro v1x all rolled into one. Which makes it perfect for me
- I stock up 10 dozen at a time at the PGA superstore when they have the buy 2 get 1 free deal

I really have never had a ball that felt so good off all clubs, spun great around the green, and is just as long as any other premium ball I've tried (tested on LM)

Do yourself a favor and at least give them a try

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

i also have no real brand loyalty. i play just just about everything. if im playing well i like to hit prov's or callaway chromes. if im not hitting particularly well i'll go for a helper ball, e6 or nxt.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

I really don't have a brand loyalty, I like to rotate alot but if I were to choose I would pick the Callaway tour ix. I love that ball it's does everything I want in a ball and it helped me do well in a tournament.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

View Postzack175, on 16 November 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

Taylormade TP5, I love everything about it!!!

-low driver spin (lower than pro v1x for me on LM)
- optimum spin with mid an long irons, enough to get up in the air and stop quick on the green but does not balloon
- short irons and wedges drop and stop with no ballooning
- easier to work the ball with any club than pro v1x
- spins more than pro v1 around the green
- feel nice and soft off all clubs especially the PUTTER
- everything I like about the Red LDP, pro v1, and the pro v1x all rolled into one. Which makes it perfect for me
- I stock up 10 dozen at a time at the PGA superstore when they have the buy 2 get 1 free deal

I really have never had a ball that felt so good off all clubs, spun great around the green, and is just as long as any other premium ball I've tried (tested on LM)

Do yourself a favor and at least give them a try

Love the TP5 as well. Only thing is they get scratched up pretty quickly.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

The Callaway Tour IX is long yet has plenty of spin into the greens for hop n stop perrformance.
The only downside for is that they are a tad on the firm side. I keep a few doz around from LGB
for backups, days when I'm a bit off or on holes with water around.

My prime is Hex Chrome. Loong off the tee. not quite as much spin into the greens as the IX, but
the soft feel through the bag makes up for it.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:15 PM

View Postphase3golf, on 06 November 2012 - 11:49 PM, said:

View Postceasterb, on 05 November 2012 - 01:28 PM, said:

Overall, I'm liking the Srixon Z Star XV (tour yellow) these days.  The ball is straight and long off the tee, it spins adequately and the feel is good IMO.  Also, with the buy two get one free sale, the price is right.

My ball as well, switched from prov1x because of durability. AND visibility in all conditions is a added bonus!!!

That's me.  They spin adequately, and the durability is outstanding.  Plus I am the only one at my course playing these.  Nobody taking my ball off the fairways, or rough, or trees or ..... you get the idea.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

I really like the B'stone B330 although I am excited to play the 2013 version of the Prov1x.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

I like the prov1 and the b330 rxs. Different balls for sure with the rxs being a softer compression it spins less off my driver so I hit a few more fairways but I feel that the pro v is longer with irons

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

I think the best ball I've played so far is the old Callaway HX Tour 56.  Man, was this ball long, and spun insane around the greens.  Just an all around great feeling ball.  I love all the old Cally's, HX Tour, i, ix, is, iz, but I think this is the best.  I also LOVE the FG Tour and the Z Star XV.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

What's my favorite ball and why? Hmmmm - I've played the Srixon's, the Pro V's, the Bridgestones & the Callaway's - I've never really had any brand loyalty, that is until now... I started playing the Nike 20Xi (X) this past season and fell in love with it. Very low driver spin with good roll out and it did what I wanted off the irons. Believe it or not it cuts through the wind nicely too - I was able to hold more greens with this ball probably because since it produced the results I've wanted for a long time, my confidence skyrocketed and I played a lot more aggressive. Nice ball - some folks say its clicky - but I say "keep an open mind" and give the 20Xi (X) a shot.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

View PostTNReb, on 05 November 2012 - 10:04 AM, said:

I'm not trying to bash the original post.. but I don't see how anyone can like the Laddie.  I played a round with one last week and was amazed at how hard it was and how little it spinned.  I've heard a lot of people who like them, so I figure I would give it a shot.  I scored ok, but had several shots that should have hit and stopped but instead rolled out 20 ft.

I prefer the ProV1, but will also play the B330S occasionally.  I rarely play anything else.

So, if you don’t like something, everyone else should hate it as well? Narrow minded and self-centered aren’t we?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

I like the hx black tour when the greens are firm and the e6 when it is cooler and wet.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

Here in the NW during the winter I play the Wilson Duo and the 50/50. I like them both b/c they are soft and I can maintain my summer distances with them This last season I learned I could shoot good scores w/o a tour level ball. So this next season I'll find a softer 3 piece mid level ball and play that. Before I went to the Duo I played both the e6 and laddie extreme for winter balls. I liked them both, but getting 2 doz. Laddies for 20 bux beat the e6's out. Over all, I like the feel and distance of the Wilson's better.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

View Postcoach1775, on 04 November 2012 - 10:59 PM, said:

I've always loved the Precept Laddie, then changed to Bridgestone 330RXS and played the Wilson DUO today. I love it why? Because I shot a 72 and had so many birdie oppurtunites I defintley should have been under par today. Ohh did I mention I gained 7 yds with my mid to lower irons...

For several months I have played the NXT Tour S, with an occasional ProV1 when I'm hitting well. I'm always willing to try new things. But when I get to the store, I usually buy what has been working for me. For whatever reason, I've gotten used to the NXT Tour S and it seems to fit my flaws better than others. That's today. Don't ask me tomorrow. You may get a completely different answer.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

When trying new balls I stick to the same model for min 5rounds. Swap them around and try another for five rounds. That way you get a better understanding of what the ball can and can't do. This year was the B330S, TP5 and the 20Xi-S/X. I'm a big believer that once you find a ball you like you should stick to it no matter how your playing. This bs about switching if your not hitting it well is baffling.

My final decision was the 20Xi this year. Mostly was the 'X' until I realised that I hit the 'S' about 15-20 further off the tee. These are by far the best balls I've ever used. Best combination of distance, iron spin, wedge performance and putting feel. Plus they last forever.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

TP5...I started the year with TP3 and was pleased, but the more I played the TP5, I found it was the better ball with great distance off the tee, excellent feedback on chips and approach shots, good feel too.  I am anxious to see if the Project 5 is better than the TP.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:31 PM

Right now anything that isn't a premium ball so I don't think about it. Actually I have been playing the Callaway HX Hot Plus since around october as it got colder and all is well

Overall though definitely Z star XV just a brilliant golf ball
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

Nike Vapor One/ Vapor Speed/ Vapor Black.

My only requirement is the softness off the putter.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

Callaway HX Diablo Tour for me. I haven't played a urethane ball for any length of time in quite a while. If i was going to though, it would without doubt be the FG Tour.

I really like the Callaway though. I don't suppose it is really anything special as far as balls go, but it does everything I need it to do.

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