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#31 juniorgolf18

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

View PostKadin 25, on 09 February 2013 - 10:01 PM, said:

What about a Noodle Long and Soft granted it's not a tour ball but compression should not be an issue or what about the Srixon SL which is also a lower swing speed ball?

Played the Srixon Soft feel lady today, finally got good weather.  First full 9 she's played this year.  Surprisingly good around the green, she was able to spin it, stop it on chips and held greens fairly well.  Not so much on par 3's off the tee with iron.  is the Srixon SL comparable to the Lady Soft Feel...?  or how does it compare?


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:47 AM

View Postjuniorgolf18, on 09 February 2013 - 11:36 PM, said:

View PostKadin 25, on 09 February 2013 - 10:01 PM, said:

What about a Noodle Long and Soft granted it's not a tour ball but compression should not be an issue or what about the Srixon SL which is also a lower swing speed ball?

Played the Srixon Soft feel lady today, finally got good weather.  First full 9 she's played this year.  Surprisingly good around the green, she was able to spin it, stop it on chips and held greens fairly well.  Not so much on par 3's off the tee with iron.  is the Srixon SL comparable to the Lady Soft Feel...?  or how does it compare?

The Z-STAR SL is designed specifically for golfers that don't possess tour-level swing speed but demand the precision of a tour-level golf ball. The SL offers superior playability by balancing each aspect of STAR Performance technology (Spin, Trajectory, Acceleration and Responsiveness) to react to slower swing speeds. The result is a tour caliber ball with a high launch angle and exceptional greenside spin for golfers with slower swing speeds. The Z-STAR SL is available in both Pure White and Tour Yellow.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

That's from the Srixon site.... :)

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:06 AM

Give the Taylor Made Burner Tour a whirl if you are looking for more spin.  Might be a little tough to find but worth the effort.  Nike PD Soft is also close.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:09 AM

thanks Kadin.  May be a dumb question, but I understand compression for what it is, but is it as simple as x compression needs x swing speed..?  So if swing is 80 you can properly compress an 80 compression ball?  

The Lady ball is 58.  Today I was told it felt like "mush" when hitting it....  

The q star is 71, the z star SL is 80


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:25 AM

My understanding was compression should be lower than swing speed. 58 is on the lower end so I can understand the "mushy" feeling. Give that sl a try sounds like it might be a winner.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

Kind of.  Compression isn't one for one, and the type of ball you are hitting (core, # layers, layer/core materials, etc) will all affect it.  Atmospheric conditions too, mostly temperature.  Even the kind of club you are using to hit it will make a difference.  There are also different ways to measure compression, and it's not a regulated/standardized parameter.  This is why 5 people can come on here and say "I have x swing speed, same as you, but I hate the ball".

Now that I've told you compression doesn't mean a darn thing, let me tell you what it does mean - it's a good way to get an educated guess as to 5-10 different balls to try.  Using swing speed as a start point it's easy to start using balls that are in the same general compression profile to find the right fitting ball(s).

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

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Kind of.  Compression isn't one for one, and the type of ball you are hitting (core, # layers, layer/core materials, etc) will all affect it.  Atmospheric conditions too, mostly temperature.  Even the kind of club you are using to hit it will make a difference.  There are also different ways to measure compression, and it's not a regulated/standardized parameter.  This is why 5 people can come on here and say "I have x swing speed, same as you, but I hate the ball".

Now that I've told you compression doesn't mean a darn thing, let me tell you what it does mean - it's a good way to get an educated guess as to 5-10 different balls to try.  Using swing speed as a start point it's easy to start using balls that are in the same general compression profile to find the right fitting ball(s).

Thanks.  Makes sense.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

View Postjuniorgolf18, on 03 February 2013 - 02:30 AM, said:

My daughter is 11. Advanced player. Her swing speed with driver is 85-90.

She just got fit for a new RBZ Stage 2 driver. Very nice btw. She added about 12-15 yds vs her ping driver immediately. Then the fitter said "let me try something" and went and got a sleeve of the srixon lady soft feel balls. Her ball speed went up and another 10 yds of total distance.

She was set to play pro v1x this year or Bridgestone rxs but now I am torn. We haven't been able to get on course cause of weather since to try them out. I'm worried she will lose feel and spin and short game spin/touch.

Any thoughts on the srixon or other ideas or recommendations?


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

My daughter is a competitive junior and just turned 14.  For the past several years she has been able to tell the  difference in the feel and performance of different golf balls.  She really prefers the Srixon Z Star SL.  Greenside spin and feel off of the putter and irons seems to be her priority.  Her ss is about 95 with the driver.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

View Postdpb5031, on 11 February 2013 - 06:55 PM, said:

My daughter is a competitive junior and just turned 14.  For the past several years she has been able to tell the  difference in the feel and performance of different golf balls.  She really prefers the Srixon Z Star SL.  Greenside spin and feel off of the putter and irons seems to be her priority.  Her ss is about 95 with the driver.

Thanks for your reply, I recognize you from other boards and remember your daughter..  At what age did she go to this ball? What did she play at 80 swing speed....?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

View Postjuniorgolf18, on 11 February 2013 - 08:47 PM, said:

View Postdpb5031, on 11 February 2013 - 06:55 PM, said:

My daughter is a competitive junior and just turned 14.  For the past several years she has been able to tell the  difference in the feel and performance of different golf balls.  She really prefers the Srixon Z Star SL.  Greenside spin and feel off of the putter and irons seems to be her priority.  Her ss is about 95 with the driver.

Thanks for your reply, I recognize you from other boards and remember your daughter..  At what age did she go to this ball? What did she play at 80 swing speed....?

The ball she used previously was the  Bridgestone RXS, but when the Srixon Z-Star SL came out, she tried it and liked it even better.  In my opinion as an observer of junior girl's golf, most junior girls can really benefit from a tour level ball that spins nicely and will hold the greens.  I see quite a few girls playing cheaper distance balls and watch them struggle to hold greens with approach shots and short-game shots.  My daughter makes her decision about a golf ball mostly from chipping and pitching with it around the practice green to see how it spins and how it feels on those critical short game shots.  She has always been a sufficiently long hitter relative to her peers, so we never really looked for extra yardage out of a golf ball, but the Srixon does seem to go pretty good for her.




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