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  • Les StrokesLes Strokes  449WRX Points: 99Members Posts: 449
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    Pigems wrote:

    CAT GOLFER wrote:


    I'm intrigued, I see it is marketed to mid/slow swingers, will it's benefits fit a faster swinger (95-100mph)? Starting to run low on balls (self inflicted loss and just a long time since I have bought balls) so I was looking for some new models to try.




    I swing 100/105 and have hit my longest drives ever with this ball image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    I have not done a side-by-side comp. with the TM or ProV yet: I would like to see a professional test of these versus "premium" balls. Are there any good empirical studies with a machine like Iron Byron?



    I found one of these in the rough and I liked the look of it. I'm not sure how old it is, but it looks like a few seasons old and has a scrape on it from a dance with a cart path. Played on Friday and decided to try it on a water hazard hole, 400 yards that plays about 10 yards uphill. I carried the water hazard by 20 yards, never done that before. I was Driver- AWedge to about 10 feet. This is a hole I usually make 5+ on, made 3 that day. Ball stops very quickly on the greens, back spin even (Poa greens at this course).



    I normally hit my 3 Wood 230 -250; this ball went 263-270 on the few holes I tried it. My SS is 104 - 109 right now. So yeah I am impressed. I also find it has more speed off the face of the putter too. Headed to the store to buy a 24 pack on sale.
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  • mulliganman30mulliganman30  1115WRX Points: 126Members Posts: 1,115
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    Surprisingly good two piece ball for the price.
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  • Les StrokesLes Strokes  449WRX Points: 99Members Posts: 449
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    Yesterday at a very hilly and muddy course I was Driver-8 iron on a 452 yard par4; and on in 2 shots on 3 out of the 4 par 5's, measuring 510, 495 and 460 (+ 25 yards uphill). I find the ball to be the straightest and longest I've tried so far, usually I play Pro V1X and various TM.
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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USA 6854WRX Points: 932Members Posts: 6,854
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    My course aerated their greens a few days ago, so I started using the 50 Elites I'd bought specifically for fall golf. I bought the yellow, which in the past had not impressed me, as far as yellow color choices went. These seemed better than I rememebered wondering if Wilson tweaked the color a bit?



    The 50s impressed me as they always do. Good distance nice feel, all the good stuff. I was playing a new set of irons that I've built as an experiment, 431 stainless instead of the forged Golden Rams I normally play. Feel of the ball with the firmer irons was still quite nice.
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    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Golden Ram TW805, Precision 6.5, 43.25"
    3w:  Golden Ram 16*, Precision 6.5, 42"
    2i:  Mizuno Pro, DGS300
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    2-PW:  Golden Ram Tour Grinds, Dynamic S
    GW:  Dynacraft forged 52*, DGS400 (not carried with Golden Rams)
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane/Professional, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar, Snell MTB Black, Vice Pro Lime... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Driver Substitutes: Golden Ram TW801 or TW802, DGS300
  • CBECH22CBECH22  321WRX Points: 32Members Posts: 321
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    Are they still selling these? I cant seem to find them.
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    Driver - Mizuno JPX 850 (10.5*)
    Wood - Taylormade JetSpeed (15*)
    Hybrid - Taylormade Jetspeed (19* &23*)
    Iron - TaylorMade M2 6 Iron (25*)
    Irons - Square Two Onyx (6-PW)
    Wedge - Cleveland CG10 (52-10, 56-12)
    Wedge - Ben Hogan (60-08)
    Putter - PING Karsten USA Anser Putter (34")
    Gamer Ball - TaylorMade Project (a)
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  • Tanner25Tanner25  6470WRX Points: 249Members Posts: 6,470
    Joined:  edited Sep 15, 2018 #607
    CBECH22 wrote:


    Are they still selling these? I cant seem to find them.




    Walmart and Academy Sports. But, not in every store.



    https://www.rockbottomgolf.com/golf-balls/new-golf-balls/wilson-staff-2015-fifty-elite-golf-balls/
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  • Les StrokesLes Strokes  449WRX Points: 99Members Posts: 449
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    I bought mine at golftown; they also sell them online. The ball snob salesman at GT (acquaintance of mine) denigrated them, but I know I can knock them at least 40 yards past him so I dont care. Playing is believin. YMMV
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  • chippa13chippa13  2486WRX Points: 249Members Posts: 2,486
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    The 50 Elites I got were because the box of NXTTours that my father gave me for Christmas a year ago turned out to be 4 sleeves of 50 Elites. A nice feeling ball but a crappy thing for someone to do.
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  • Bad9Bad9  4517WRX Points: 404Members Posts: 4,517
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    chippa13 wrote:


    The 50 Elites I got were because the box of NXTTours that my father gave me for Christmas a year ago turned out to be 4 sleeves of 50 Elites. A nice feeling ball but a crappy thing for someone to do.




    I much prefer the 50 to the NXT Tour other than your father getting ripped off on the price
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    Ping G400 7w/Alta CB r flex
    Ping G400 4h/Alta CB r flex
    Ping G400 5h/Alta CB r flex
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    Ping Glide 2.0 ES 58°/CFS70 r flex
    Mizuno Bettinardi C06
  • WpgMikeWpgMike  607WRX Points: 40Members Posts: 607
    Joined:  edited Sep 19, 2018 #611
    I've broken 80 twice this month with these. Unless the greens are really firm and fast I can't justify using me Pro V's. For about $1/ball I'll use these, thank you very much.
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    Driver: Wishon 919thi 11* w/AXE 6 stiff
    FW: Wishon 949mc 16.5* w/AXE FW Stiff
    3-4 Hybrids: Wishon 775hs w/ S2S White Stiff
    Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/Nippon Modus 105 S
    Putter: Ping Ketsch Heavy 34" 2 degrees flat
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX 2.0
  • JohnnypensoJohnnypenso Ooooh, that's a duff.  202WRX Points: 50Members Posts: 202
    Joined:  edited Sep 24, 2018 #612
    I bought a couple dozen of these and played twice on the weekend with them. Wasn't busy so I hit some of my approached side by side with my usual ChromeSoft balls. The CS balls definitely spun more and stopped closer to the pitchmark on the 8 iron or lower but there was little difference on full shots with the shorter clubs in terms of distance from the pitch mark. I'm usually pretty close to the green these days so I rarely have the opportunity to hit that 30-50 yard pitch shot that CS balls excel at and didn't have one this weekend to compare them side by side. I did use the lack of spin to my advantage a couple of times, or at least it seemed that way. On 18 I hit the fairway and was 195 out. Normally I can only hit my 4H about 180-185 and my 5W about 200. I took out the 4H and put it about 10 feet past the flag in the right rough about 5 feet off the green. Chip and par. On another hole I really struggle on, I had about 157 to the flag with a small breeze behind me. Normally I hit my 7i 145-150 but I decided to hit it in this case a little lower and it landed on the front edge and skipped back to the centre back. Easy 2 putt par. Off the driver it went the same distance as the CS and PV1 for me, about 235-240.



    Normally our greens around here are well watered and very receptive even in the heat of summer so I can see this ball working well most of the time for most players up here. On firmer greens or greens with lots of trouble around them I can see the CS and it's stopping power coming in handy. I'm not long enough to be trying to reach par 5's in 2 anymore so the holding power on a 3W or 5W or 4H isn't really an issue for me and that's where this ball would struggle the most IMO, along with the aforementioned 30-50 yard pitch. I think I'll experiment with switching up balls from time to time on individual holes depending on the circumstances.
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  • lefty1978lefty1978 Charlotte, NC 483WRX Points: 225Members Posts: 483
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    Solid ball, played these over this past winter. Best 2 piece ball for the money.
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    Callaway Epic Sub Zero 3w 15° w/ Aldila Rogue Max 75g
    Mizuno CLK 3h 18° w/ Fujikura Speeder HB 75g
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL HMB 4 iron w/ DG 120 S300
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL 5-PW w/ DG 120 S300
    Titleist Vokey SM5 52°/12° F Grind
    Titleist Vokey SM5 58°/11° K Grind
    Titleist Vokey SM5 62°/8° T Grind
    Scotty Cameron California Del Mar Putter
    Titleist AVX golf balls
  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ Florida 5308WRX Points: 428Members Posts: 5,308
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    Great ball, used them in the past.

    Picked some up for fall golf, thinking of using them full

    time next year, but will compare closer with my present ball
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    Play Golf.....Play Blades......Play Something Else.....Just Go Play.....

    4 HC
  • Tanner25Tanner25  6470WRX Points: 249Members Posts: 6,470
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    Has anyone found their yellow ball is not as good as the white ones? The problem is, I prefer yellow.
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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USA 6854WRX Points: 932Members Posts: 6,854
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    Tanner25 wrote:


    Has anyone found their yellow ball is not as good as the white ones? The problem is, I prefer yellow.






    Using the yellow right now, it's been just fine for me.



    Not literally right now. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Golden Ram TW805, Precision 6.5, 43.25"
    3w:  Golden Ram 16*, Precision 6.5, 42"
    2i:  Mizuno Pro, DGS300
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    2-PW:  Golden Ram Tour Grinds, Dynamic S
    GW:  Dynacraft forged 52*, DGS400 (not carried with Golden Rams)
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane/Professional, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar, Snell MTB Black, Vice Pro Lime... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Driver Substitutes: Golden Ram TW801 or TW802, DGS300
  • Tanner25Tanner25  6470WRX Points: 249Members Posts: 6,470
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    NRJyzr wrote:

    Tanner25 wrote:


    Has anyone found their yellow ball is not as good as the white ones? The problem is, I prefer yellow.






    Using the yellow right now, it's been just fine for me.



    Not literally right now. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    good to know
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  • Song DogSong Dog  101WRX Points: 39Members Posts: 101
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    Tanner, weird you'd mentioned that. I kinda thought awhile back the yellow was different than the white. I could be mental but it seemed to me, to be different.
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  • MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TN 4157WRX Points: 220Members Posts: 4,157
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    The yellow plays the same it is just an awful yellow. I too, prefer playing a yellow ball but that yellow is just awful awful. Their orange is nice as is the pink big that yellow!!...
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    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • Tanner25Tanner25  6470WRX Points: 249Members Posts: 6,470
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    Song Dog wrote:


    Tanner, weird you'd mentioned that. I kinda thought awhile back the yellow was different than the white. I could be mental but it seemed to me, to be different.




    That's what I thought, Song Dog. They are different or perhaps, it was the off yellow color that threw me and I had higher hopes.

    Minarets wrote:


    The yellow plays the same it is just an awful yellow. I too, prefer playing a yellow ball but that yellow is just awful awful. Their orange is nice as is the pink big that yellow!!...




    +1, had to be the color.
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  • SimpSimp  2919WRX Points: 149Members Posts: 2,919
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    Bought a dozen of these to try and it didn't take long to see how bad they are. It seemed that it maximized my misses. I played a ProVX beside it and there was no doubt that my misses were worse with the Wilson than with the ProVX. They'll make good chipping and bunker practice balls though.
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    VSteel 13°
    Adams Idea Pro 20°
    Adams Idea Pro 23°
    Mizuno MP18 SC's Fli-Hi 4&5
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    TaylorMade Spider Mini
  • flushemflushem  1900WRX Points: 354Members Posts: 1,900
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    I finally got a chance go head-to-head challenge between Pinnacle Soft and W/S 50 Elite.



    PS was clear winner for me. compared to PS, 50 elite felt clickier and rolled more on green.
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  • MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TN 4157WRX Points: 220Members Posts: 4,157
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    Wow. Never tried a PS but a 50 elite has never felt clicky to me in the least.
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    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • flushemflushem  1900WRX Points: 354Members Posts: 1,900
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    Minarets wrote:


    Wow. Never tried a PS but a 50 elite has never felt clicky to me in the least.




    give it a try. you may be surprised.
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