Played the Callaway iX today--Now With Final Verdict!
Also tried the TaylorMade TP BlackI got a chance to try out the new Callaway iX today. I have played the Cally HX Tour the past two years. The HX Tour has performed very well for me: long off the tee, great around the greens. I have checked out new balls from time to time, but nothing has worked as well. (FYI, my index is 0.9, and my driver SS is in the low 100s.)
Today I put the Cally iX into play. It is easy to sum up this balls characteristics: I couldn't tell it apart from the HX Tour. Perhaps if I played this ball for a month or two in various conditions, I might be able to see some differences between the iX and the HX Tour, but IMO they are basically the same ball.
Another ball I have tried recently is the Bridgestone B330s. This recommendation came from golfballselector.com. It is a really good ball for me--as long as the HX Tour, but a little softer feeling off the irons and more spinney into the greens. Actually, the B330s spins too much for me. I was pulling wedge shots off the front of greens, and my short pitch shots were checking too much.
Which brings me to the TaylorMade TP Black. This was another recommendation from golfballselector.com. I was VERY impressed with this ball. It was long off every club--I was getting my "normal" distances despite the 48ºF temps, and the spin was perfect. I played the TP Black for a couple holes and didn't want to play the other balls any more. These are definitely my ball of choice now (and I hate TM stuff!).
It looks like the TP Blacks are now firmly in the bag.
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