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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,801 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Another great round of golf with these balls! Soft feel, and a bit of bite on full shots.
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    919F 4-pw, gw Nippon 105R
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  • PigemsPigems Members Posts: 10,888 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Golf64 wrote:


    Another great round of golf with these balls! Soft feel, and a bit of bite on full shots.




    I told you you would like these balls G, there friggen wicked man, especially for the Price image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • BuckyBadgerBuckyBadger Chicks dig me cuz I rarely wear underwear Members Posts: 3,864 ✭✭
    I don't like a soft golf ball for putting. I tried the Chrome Soft and Supersoft balls and they weren't for me. The Supersoft felt like a bouncy ball off the putter.



    I played the Pinnacle Gold for a few rounds and love the feel off the putter and full shots but hate it off my wedges from 70 and in.



    Does the Wilson Elite feel like a Chrome Soft off the putter?
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  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 4,079 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    If you don't like soft golf balls when putting, you probably won't like the 50 elite. It's soft.
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    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
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  • roundersmittyroundersmitty Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    My regular ball is Srixon Z Stars (prefer the first generation pre spin skin, and have a stockpile). This year I plan on golfing in the fall in sub 10*C temperatures. I bought 2 dozen 50 elites because lower compression is definitely better in lower temperatures. Anyone try these in the cold?
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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,801 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Played them last yr. in the Fall. Great ball for 'cooler' temps.
    All Mizuno bag for this year.
    ST-190 Driver, 3/5 wood
    919F 4-pw, gw Nippon 105R
    S18 54, 60*
    Heel shafted blade
    Srixon Z Star(2019)


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  • ucmike11ucmike11 Members Posts: 229 ✭✭✭
  • Mtngolfer1Mtngolfer1 Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,710 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    I don't like a soft golf ball for putting. I tried the Chrome Soft and Supersoft balls and they weren't for me. The Supersoft felt like a bouncy ball off the putter.



    I played the Pinnacle Gold for a few rounds and love the feel off the putter and full shots but hate it off my wedges from 70 and in.



    Does the Wilson Elite feel like a Chrome Soft off the putter?
    Its my opinion that that you can lose a little feedback with the 50 if you are using any type of insert designed to soften the feel of the putter, however I have been gaming a couple different putters that are milled faces (no inserts) and I am getting good feedback with a solid feel putting the 50.
  • GWDGWD garywdixon Members Posts: 1,666
    ucmike11 wrote:


    Guys, depending on if you have a Kohls card, you can pick these balls up for $5-7!!!!



    http://www.kohls.com...652&action=edit




    Good price, but white only.



    The yellows are double the price for some reason.
    > Callaway GBB driver (set D, -1, 9.5°) w/Kuro Kage Black TiNi 50, R-flex, 45.5"
    > GBB 5 wood w/Kuro Kage Black TiNi 50, R-flex (set D, -1, 17°), 42.5"
    > XR 7 wood (21°), 9 wood (23°) w/OEM Project X LZ, R-flex
    > Callaway XR 4-LW w/ Recoil 660, F3, +.5", 2° up
    > Golf Pride CP2 Wrap grips (blue)
    > Odyssey White Ice Mini-T putter 35"
    > Pinnacle Gold or Wilson 50 Elite
  • ph00nyph00ny Members Posts: 1,679
    edited Sep 27, 2015 #191
    Based on my outing earlier in the week, i think my driving distance went up slightly. I've had a few drives where it landed and bounced back 2 ft but all of them looked like a high boring flat trajectory shots.

    Ball is amazing. Didn't get any spin back on my iron shots or the wedges but that could be due to trajectory of the shots and the large ball size crater that it left on the green.
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  • TravAzTravAz Members Posts: 769 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 28, 2015 #192
    Made it through 3 pages before i ordered a dozen. If I hate them you all collectively owe me 12$.
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    Vapor Fly Pro irons
    TM EF 50,54 PM Grind 58
  • CBECH22CBECH22 Members Posts: 321 ✭✭
    TravAz wrote:


    Made it through 3 pages before i ordered a dozen. If I hate them you all collectively owe me 12$.




    You will be pleasantly surprised
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    Wood - Taylormade JetSpeed (15*)
    Hybrid - Taylormade Jetspeed (19* &23*)
    Iron - TaylorMade M2 6 Iron (25*)
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    Wedge - Cleveland CG10 (52-10, 56-12)
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  • Mtngolfer1Mtngolfer1 Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,710 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    TravAz wrote:


    Made it through 3 pages before i ordered a dozen. If I hate them you all collectively owe me 12$.
    I know what you mean I was a skeptic as well and honestly after the first time out with the 50 I was on the fence. It took a second round before I started to understand the ball and the more I played it the more comfortable I became with it and the better I started playing with it.
  • kabal57kabal57 Members Posts: 475 ✭✭✭✭
    Mtngolfer1 wrote:

    TravAz wrote:


    Made it through 3 pages before i ordered a dozen. If I hate them you all collectively owe me 12$.
    I know what you mean I was a skeptic as well and honestly after the first time out with the 50 I was on the fence. It took a second round before I started to understand the ball and the more I played it the more comfortable I became with it and the better I started playing with it.




    same here.

    i was on the fence after the first round with them, and wanted to like the duo more.. ended up loving the 50 so much i bought 13 doz blems from budget golf @ 6 per doz with coupon code.

    not coincidentally, i shot my lowest score of the year with them, and 6 of my last 8 rounds with them are below my average scores.

    I'm a believer!!
  • hark114hark114 Members Posts: 149 ✭✭✭
    I went from 8.7 to a 7.1 with these golf balls. I have shot for 4 rounds consecutively in the 70's
  • roundersmittyroundersmitty Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I played the 50 yellow yesterday. Was a bit cool (15C) and felt nice off the face. Course was wide open so I played 2 balls. Played it head to head with a pro v1. Both went the same distance, a bit more roll out chipping with the 50, easy to get used to. Played the whole round with 1 50 yellow ball and there is not a mark on it. Very durable. This will be my cold weather ball, srixon z star I will stick to in the summer.
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    Exotics 16.5* Exotics Fuji 72s
    Adams XTD ti 20* Red Tie S
    TM P770 4-P Steelfiber i95s
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    Odyssey EXO Seven S
  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 4,079 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Played sawgrass stadium course today, with this ball. 84.



    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
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,801 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


    I played the 50 yellow yesterday. Was a bit cool (15C) and felt nice off the face. Course was wide open so I played 2 balls. Played it head to head with a pro v1. Both went the same distance, a bit more roll out chipping with the 50, easy to get used to. Played the whole round with 1 50 yellow ball and there is not a mark on it. Very durable. This will be my cold weather ball, srixon z star I will stick to in the summer.
    Try it in the summer too, you maybe surprised?! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
    All Mizuno bag for this year.
    ST-190 Driver, 3/5 wood
    919F 4-pw, gw Nippon 105R
    S18 54, 60*
    Heel shafted blade
    Srixon Z Star(2019)


    Super Bowl LII Champions
    Fly Eagles Fly!
  • roundersmittyroundersmitty Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Golf64 wrote:


    I played the 50 yellow yesterday. Was a bit cool (15C) and felt nice off the face. Course was wide open so I played 2 balls. Played it head to head with a pro v1. Both went the same distance, a bit more roll out chipping with the 50, easy to get used to. Played the whole round with 1 50 yellow ball and there is not a mark on it. Very durable. This will be my cold weather ball, srixon z star I will stick to in the summer.
    Try it in the summer too, you maybe surprised?! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    Well...In the summer I like the z stars. Not as clicky as the xv or prov 1x...but has the perfect balance feeling off my mizuno irons. When it's cold the lower 50 compression I find has a similar feel to it. I tried Chrome Soft in the summer and it was too "mushy"
    2017 M1 10.5* Kuro Kage 60s
    Exotics 16.5* Exotics Fuji 72s
    Adams XTD ti 20* Red Tie S
    TM P770 4-P Steelfiber i95s
    TM MG 50*,56*,60* Steelfiber i95s
    Odyssey EXO Seven S
  • Mtngolfer1Mtngolfer1 Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,710 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Guys, I ran into some trouble with the 50 yesterday. It was a cooler morning, so I was expecting it to shine, but it was totally unpredictable for me. It didn't have it's normal feel and it seemed to run out a ton more than I have expereinced. I hit a few approaches that were high 9 iron or wedge shots that landed and ran through the green. My experience has been that this ball holds greens well it hits and rolls a couple feet and stops, but this day the 50 was hitting and rolling like it was fired out of a cannon. It was 56 deg when we teed off, I'm not sure I can contribute it to the temp,but I shot my season high 47 on the front nine. I only hit one green in regulation but had six shots roll through the green. I had been chipping the 50 well prior to this round, but this morning I was literally chipping across the green and back. My saving grace was 4 one putts all 10 -15 footers . I am scratching my head trying to figure out how things went so bad with this ball. And yes I understand I am a contributing factor. I tossed the ball in the pond after the front nine and put a new 50 in play on the back 9. Now this was the ball I have experienced over the past few weeks it hit rolled out a couple feet and stopped it was a completely different ball than what I experienced on the front nine and I bounced back with a 39 on the back. It was likely in the low 60's on the back nine, but again I have a hard time thinking that the temp had that much influence over the ball. I wish I had been smarter and traded out the ball on the front nine, to get a better comparison, but I kept trying to adjust to it and was too stubborn to change. Have any of you experienced anything similar with the 50 or had similar inconsistencies?



    I'm not jumping ship, but I have been thinking about it since completing the round yesterday and I am stumped.
  • CRiderCRider Members Posts: 429 ✭✭✭✭
    I've played these once or twice in the past and picked up 12 of the new version (new?) from the threads here. Generally play B330 RXS or Srixon Z star SL. Driver SS range between 92-95. Draw is my shape on every club. Cant join the fan club. Huge spin off every club that increased my draw to something uncontrollable. Drives were shorter and spin was less noticeable. But 2nd shots with hybrids and/or woods on par 5s were unruly. Especially into a wind. And 150 to 180 par threes off the tee were wayyyyyyyyyy left. I occasionally bag the e6 ball with similar compression and much prefer them in that compression range. I'm generally good switching around balls between 50 and 70 without issue but these were an unpleasant surprise. Never had similar issues with Duo's or SuperSofts so maybe it's the shallow dimples. I dunno.

    Just not for me.
  • mulliganman30mulliganman30 Members Posts: 1,106 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I find it amusing reading folks saying they are passing on the ball that doesn't factor in the user at all. For example from the post above " And 150 to 180 par threes off the tee were wayyyyyyyyyy left". Yes, the ball just shoots way left whenever contacted by a club. The user swinging the club has nothing to do with it.... Glad this attitude exists because that just means there is more for me image/lock.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lock:' />
  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers Posts: 1,681 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Just a heads up, the white one's are longer image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

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  • ph00nyph00ny Members Posts: 1,679


    Just a heads up, the white one's are longer image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    how so? I've been hitting the yellow ones and those things are awesomes
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  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers Posts: 1,681 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    ph00ny wrote:



    Just a heads up, the white one's are longer image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    how so? I've been hitting the yellow ones and those things are awesomes




    Just kidding around. Hit my longest drives last week while playing the white ones but it has nothing to do with the colour. Just a great ball.

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  • playaplaya Members Posts: 8,751 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Quick observation after playing this ball for a few rounds. In comparison to the Supersoft, it seems like the 50 is very long off the shorter clubs and shorter of the longer clubs. Seems I begin to lose distance from my 6 hybrid to my driver. 7 & 8 iron seems to be on par and 9 iron to my LW seems to be too long. Has anyone noticed anything similar?


    I have found the same issue with super softs compared to other balls. It must be a low compression thing. Maybe you and me both swing too fast for these softer balls. It's a shame cause apart from driver I really like the feel and flight I get from the super soft. But the shorter drives and longer short irons is a deal breaker for me. I just keep a couple in the bag now to pull out on short par 3s if I am between clubs. I just go with the shorter club and the super soft.
  • ph00nyph00ny Members Posts: 1,679
    playa wrote:



    Quick observation after playing this ball for a few rounds. In comparison to the Supersoft, it seems like the 50 is very long off the shorter clubs and shorter of the longer clubs. Seems I begin to lose distance from my 6 hybrid to my driver. 7 & 8 iron seems to be on par and 9 iron to my LW seems to be too long. Has anyone noticed anything similar?


    I have found the same issue with super softs compared to other balls. It must be a low compression thing. Maybe you and me both swing too fast for these softer balls. It's a shame cause apart from driver I really like the feel and flight I get from the super soft. But the shorter drives and longer short irons is a deal breaker for me. I just keep a couple in the bag now to pull out on short par 3s if I am between clubs. I just go with the shorter club and the super soft.




    Oddly enough i don't have the same issue as you guys on long club distance and i do swing pretty fast. Shorter clubs weren't that significantly longer than what i ususally hit either



    How is your shot trajectory? Mine are usually mile high including the driver at 8.5. I think i can hit 6* head if there was one for FT-9 Tour
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    TEE E8 Beta 13* 3 Wood Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
    Callaway Razr X MB H Stamp 3-PW DGX100
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50* | SM5 54* | 58*
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 34" Super Stroke Slim 3.0 CounterCore

    Callaway FT-9 Tour 8.5* iMix Fubuki Tour 63X
    Titleist 681T 2-PW DGS400
    Odyssey Protype ix #1 34" Super Stroke Slim 3.0
  • bendenbenden Banned Posts: 855


    Hopefully, it comes in a better yellow now.




    Over in the UK we don't have the '50' but have a DX2, 29 comp ball.



    What a lovely ball, BUT.............And please listen, Wilson, the yellow is an awful, dull yellow that's lost in the winter!!



    The yellow colouring seems 'buried' in it's cover.



    As the ultimate winter ball it needs to be BRIGHT, FLURO, Srixon z star yellow, DT Solo Yellow, Supersoft yellow.....
    Golf - Why's that?
  • bluefin222bluefin222 Members Posts: 57 ✭✭
    edited Oct 7, 2015 #210
    spent almost a full hour to read this topic, and ordered 20 DZ from budget golf. will get another 2 DZ in orange to try before I get the shipment.

    myself and two kids under 14yrs , we need a lot of balls. I like the supersoft, but my kids like to play with Taylormade SLDR ( got 12 DZ on sale, 2 for 1). wish this ball could satisfy all of us. image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' /> image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' /> image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
  • playaplaya Members Posts: 8,751 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    ph00ny wrote:

    playa wrote:



    Quick observation after playing this ball for a few rounds. In comparison to the Supersoft, it seems like the 50 is very long off the shorter clubs and shorter of the longer clubs. Seems I begin to lose distance from my 6 hybrid to my driver. 7 & 8 iron seems to be on par and 9 iron to my LW seems to be too long. Has anyone noticed anything similar?


    I have found the same issue with super softs compared to other balls. It must be a low compression thing. Maybe you and me both swing too fast for these softer balls. It's a shame cause apart from driver I really like the feel and flight I get from the super soft. But the shorter drives and longer short irons is a deal breaker for me. I just keep a couple in the bag now to pull out on short par 3s if I am between clubs. I just go with the shorter club and the super soft.




    Oddly enough i don't have the same issue as you guys on long club distance and i do swing pretty fast. Shorter clubs weren't that significantly longer than what i ususally hit either



    How is your shot trajectory? Mine are usually mile high including the driver at 8.5. I think i can hit 6* head if there was one for FT-9 Tour


    Was at the course practicing today and funnily enough I hit a supersoft past other balls, so maybe it isn't shorter than other balls. The particular drive I hit with the super soft was as long as I've hit on thst hole, and it was into a stromg wind. I'm so confused.

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