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EZCUSEEZCUSE Members  30WRX Points: 15Posts: 30 Bunkers
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I love trying out new balls. <br />
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With that said, I try to keep a dozen under $30 USD. <br />
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Right now I play the Project (a) and I like them. They are a great price point at $27 USD on Amazon. <br />
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I am unwilling to step to a tour ball (Pro V1, Chomesoft) because I lose about 2-3 balls a round and it's just throwing my money down the drain. <br />
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I've played NXT Tour S, Q Star Tour, Snell MTB. <br />
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I like a softer ball but can't be too soft due to my swing speed. I would choose accuracy/feel over distance any day. <br />
<br />
Any recommendation of balls I should try out?
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  • Double GeeDouble Gee Members  1084WRX Points: 99Posts: 1,084 Platinum Tees
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    Without question, the Wilson Zip. Very soft feel, enough spin around the green to check a ball, lasts well and around 75% cheaper than the premium offerings.
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  • theedge27theedge27 Members  648WRX Points: 71Posts: 648 Golden Tee
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    On Thursdays, last year's Chrome soft can be had for $28 on Dicks website. A few others in your price point I would look into are:<br />
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    Wilson FG Tour ($30 budgetgolf), MG C4 ($20, plays almost identical to ProV), and the Maxfli Ufli series. <br />
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    Vice is the best deal on balls if you don't mind buying 5dz at a time. $25 a dozen if you buy 5.
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  • EZCUSEEZCUSE Members  30WRX Points: 15Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    Thanks for the replies. Not trying to buy 5-dozen balls so the Vice are out. <br />
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    The FG Tour's seem like they could work. <br />
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    Anyone else have any other recommendations>?
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  • lil'mikelil'mike Members  1328WRX Points: 92Posts: 1,328 Platinum Tees
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    Besides the Chrome Soft which is my choice, others that I have played and liked are the Z-Star, Z-Star XV and the Bridgestone B330-RX. All of these can be had for cheaper if you shop the used sites like Golfballsdirect.com and buy them in a 4A or 5A condition!
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  • pappaf2pappaf2 Members  3507WRX Points: 166Posts: 3,507 Titanium Tees
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    theedge27 wrote:
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    On Thursdays, last year's Chrome soft can be had for $28 on Dicks website. A few others in your price point I would look into are:<br />
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    Wilson FG Tour ($30 budgetgolf), MG C4 ($20, plays almost identical to ProV), and the Maxfli Ufli series.<br />
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    Vice is the best deal on balls if you don't mind buying 5dz at a time. $25 a dozen if you buy 5.<br />
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    Yup 2017 Chromesofts on Dicks for $29. I've been playing the Chromesoft X recently and really like it.<br />
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    You might be interested in CUT balls at $20 a dozen https://www.cutgolfco.com/shop/<br />
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    Kirkland Balls if you are a member
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  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members  6731WRX Points: 328Posts: 6,731 Titanium Tees
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    I am zeroing in on the 3 piece low priced balls. Gamersoft, and Wilson Spin. The Spin can be had for 10 a dozen in store at Academy Sports.
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  • wkndhackwkndhack Members  918WRX Points: 27Posts: 918 Golden Tee
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    Been playing the both the Q Star and Q Star Tour lately.
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    Cobra King F9 ATMOS Black 6S
    Cobra King F7 3W Oban Isawa Red 75-04
    Cobra King F9 3H - 4H ONE Hybrid
    Cobra King Forged Tec Black ONE 5-GW TT Elevate Tour
    Cleveland RTX4 54/58 Mid TT Elevate Tour
    Toulon Portland H3
    Srixon Q-Star Tour
  • tips09tips09 Members  342WRX Points: 122Posts: 342 Greens
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    Project a for me but still contemplating switching to chromesoft. I found the 2018 project a spin less off the driver which is keeping me leaning that way. I don't have an official handicap but usually shoot high 80s low 90s
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    Taylormade M3 9.5* GD Tour ADIZ 6 S
    Ping G400 16.5* Project X Hzrdus Yellow 6.0
    Cobra F9 19* Project X Hzrdus Black 6.0
    Srixon U45 23* Nippon SPB X
    Srixon Z965 5-PW Project X 6.0
    Cleveland RTX 3 48*••54*•••DG S400
    Cleveland RTX 4 60*•DG S400
    Toulon San Diego

  • ob18ob18 Members  1630WRX Points: 20Posts: 1,630 Platinum Tees
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    If I could settle on a single option I'd toss a firm suggestion but so far this year I've used
    Project (a), Bridgestone B330RXS (used), Bridgestone e6 soft, Cut Grey, Srixon Q-Star & Snell Get Sum.<br />
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    The used were just more of a trial
    have a tough time thinking I could use them full time (big time mental thing with me)
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    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]10* Callaway XR Driver
    15* Nickent 3 Wood
    18* Nickent F30 Hybrid
    Callaway Roque - 5 iron to A wedge
    54*, 58* Cleveland RTX 2.0 Wedges

    Odyssey O-Works Red #7 Tank Putter
    Srixon Q-Star Tour[/font]
  • Phil_I_am 84Phil_I_am 84 Members  173WRX Points: 60Posts: 173 Fairways
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    wkndhack wrote:
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    Been playing the both the Q Star and Q Star Tour lately.<br />
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    After going back and forth between QST, rxs, and both zstars I think I've finally settled on the QST. Think it's the beat all around ball at a reasonable price
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  • ob18ob18 Members  1630WRX Points: 20Posts: 1,630 Platinum Tees
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    wkndhack wrote:
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    Been playing the both the Q Star and Q Star Tour lately.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    After going back and forth between QST, rxs, and both zstars I think I've finally settled on the QST. Think it's the beat all around ball at a reasonable price<br />
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    <br />
    For whatever reason just couldn't get a good feel for them.........have a dozen I'll likely never use
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    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]10* Callaway XR Driver
    15* Nickent 3 Wood
    18* Nickent F30 Hybrid
    Callaway Roque - 5 iron to A wedge
    54*, 58* Cleveland RTX 2.0 Wedges

    Odyssey O-Works Red #7 Tank Putter
    Srixon Q-Star Tour[/font]
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  • SolidstrikeSolidstrike Members  305WRX Points: 60Posts: 305 Greens
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    Titleist velocity
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    Callaway Rogue 9.5
    Titleist 915 F2 15
    Titleist H2 19
    Taylormade M2 4h 22
    Mizuno HM Pro 5-PW
    Mizuno T7 50
    Mizuno T7 55
    Callaway PM 60
    Odyssey #1
  • StumpnavStumpnav Members  160WRX Points: 53Handicap: 2.4Posts: 160 Fairways
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    I think the Callaway Super Soft is a really good ball for a reasonable price....
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    Epic 9.0 T800
    Epic 3W
    Epic Heavenwood
    (or Callaway UT XForged 18*)
    Callaway XForged 4-6
    Callaway MB 7-A
    Callaway MD Forged 56, 60
    Odyssey RSX001
    Chrome Soft X 18
  • GolfinDawgGolfinDawg Members  64WRX Points: 0Posts: 64
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    Vice Pro. They have every flavor you want, except a durable soft. The Pro Soft’s matte finish never stays clean, and gets banged up a touch more.
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    Ping G25 - Speeder 757 R
    Titleist 718 TMB 3i & 4i - Project X 6.0
    Titleist 718 CB 5 - PW - Project X 6.0
    Vokey SM7 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.14k
    Toulon Long Island
  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers  3338WRX Points: 640Handicap: 8.3Posts: 3,338 Titanium Tees
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    2018 TM Project A. Everything you could want in a ball. 15 packs at Carl’s for $32.99.
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    Callaway Mavrik 9° driver Tensei Pro White 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Tensei Pro Blue 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° and 23° hybrids MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-PW Modus3 Tour 120 S flex

    Mizuno T20 Raw Wedges 50-07, 55-13 and 60-06 Modus3 125 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track

  • Roc-A-Fella_1Roc-A-Fella_1 Members  283WRX Points: 0Posts: 283
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    Callaway Hex Chrome $21.99/dozen<br />
    https://www.mggolf.com/golf-balls-callaway-hexchrome/
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  • peaco1depeaco1de Members  11WRX Points: 0Handicap: 5Posts: 11
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    Titleist DT Tru Softs are great! They feel a little funny at first, but they’re great bang for your buck!
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  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Ocean County, NJMembers  1599WRX Points: 190Handicap: 15.9Posts: 1,599 Platinum Tees
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    I would second the TruSofts and also include the Gamer Softs and e/6 Soft. That being said I have a dozen Duo U's and 2 dozen KSigs to try out this year and do like some of the moderate spinning urethene balls like the old U/3.
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  • ob18ob18 Members  1630WRX Points: 20Posts: 1,630 Platinum Tees
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    NJpatbee wrote:
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    I would second the TruSofts and also include the Gamer Softs and e/6 Soft. That being said I have a dozen Duo U's and 2 dozen KSigs to try out this year and do like some of the moderate spinning urethene balls like the old U/3.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I like the e6 soft but how would you or anybody that's played both compare them against each other?
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    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]10* Callaway XR Driver
    15* Nickent 3 Wood
    18* Nickent F30 Hybrid
    Callaway Roque - 5 iron to A wedge
    54*, 58* Cleveland RTX 2.0 Wedges

    Odyssey O-Works Red #7 Tank Putter
    Srixon Q-Star Tour[/font]
  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members  1648WRX Points: 497Posts: 1,648 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited May 22, 2018 #21
    EZCUSE wrote:
    <br />
    I love trying out new balls.<br />
    <br />
    With that said, I try to keep a dozen under $30 USD.<br />
    <br />
    Right now I play the Project (a) and I like them. They are a great price point at $27 USD on Amazon.<br />
    <br />
    I am unwilling to step to a tour ball (Pro V1, Chomesoft) because I lose about 2-3 balls a round and it's just throwing my money down the drain.<br />
    <br />
    I've played NXT Tour S, Q Star Tour, Snell MTB. <br />
    <br />
    I like a softer ball but can't be too soft due to my swing speed. I would choose accuracy/feel over distance any day.<br />
    <br />
    Any recommendation of balls I should try out?<br />
    We sound similar. For a long time I played the Project a. I've since played the Snell MTB Black, Snell Get Sum, and Srixon Q XV. I really like all of them. Just ordered some more Get Sums. I think this ball is overlooked, probably since it's not a urethane ball. But, I have shot my lowest scores with it as a mid-handicapper. I also pay attention to price...
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    Ping GMax 400, Tour Stiff, 8*
    Mizuno Forged JPX 900 Irons
    A Couple of Ping Glide Wedges
    Ping Anser G Putter
    Ping G400 5-Wood
    Snell MTB-X
    Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA
  • willmillarwillmillar Members  136WRX Points: 45Posts: 136 Fairways
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    The best bang for the buck for me has been the QStar Tour. Great feel, predictable around the greens, and most of all 29.99 a dozen.
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    Callaway XR 16 Driver (10.5)
    Callaway Rogue 3 Wood (15)
    Callaway Big Bertha V-Series Heavenwood (20.5)
    Callaway Big Bertha (4,5,6,7,8) Hybrids
    Callaway Razr X Tour Irons (8,9)
    Titleist SM7 46, 50, and 54 Wedges
    Yes Callie Putter, Super Stroke 3.0 Grip
    Pro V1/ZStar
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  • oldsticksnewsticksoldsticksnewsticks Members  120WRX Points: 0Posts: 120
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    KSig. They just can't be beat for the price and have nice spin around the greens at least with my swing.
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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VAMembers  3826WRX Points: 794Handicap: 8.2Posts: 3,826 Titanium Tees
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    QST, scored 5 dozen for $84. Hard to beat that and I haven't noticed much difference vs. Z Star.
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    PING Hoofer Lite

    PING i20 10.5*

    Adams a7 19*

    (PING G25 23* 4h)

    Titleist 718 AP2 4-P

    Titleist SM7 52.08F, 58.08M

    PING BeCu Scottsdale Anser

  • JaNelson38JaNelson38 Members  2866WRX Points: 770Posts: 2,866 Titanium Tees
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    EZCUSE wrote:
    <br />
    I love trying out new balls.<br />
    <br />
    With that said, I try to keep a dozen under $30 USD.<br />
    <br />
    Right now I play the Project (a) and I like them. They are a great price point at $27 USD on Amazon.<br />
    <br />
    I am unwilling to step to a tour ball (Pro V1, Chomesoft) because I lose about 2-3 balls a round and it's just throwing my money down the drain.<br />
    <br />
    I've played NXT Tour S, Q Star Tour, Snell MTB. <br />
    <br />
    I like a softer ball but can't be too soft due to my swing speed. I would choose accuracy/feel over distance any day.<br />
    <br />
    Any recommendation of balls I should try out?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Your search should end at the 2018 TaylorMade Project (a). Urethane ball for moderate swing speeds with great feel. You truly arent missing anything else that will be better at that price point since you are already playing them.
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  • Bill BroderickBill Broderick Members  498WRX Points: 206Posts: 498 Greens
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    If you're a Costco member, you might want to take a look at their 3-piece urethane ball ($28.98 for 2 dozen, including shipping). While I haven't played them yet, many people are comparing them Chrome Softs.<br />
    <br />
    So far, despite the fact that they are only available online, the availability of these balls appear to be more consistent than that of the 4-piece balls.
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  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Ocean County, NJMembers  1599WRX Points: 190Handicap: 15.9Posts: 1,599 Platinum Tees
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    ob18 wrote:
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    NJpatbee wrote:
    <br />
    I would second the TruSofts and also include the Gamer Softs and e/6 Soft. That being said I have a dozen Duo U's and 2 dozen KSigs to try out this year and do like some of the moderate spinning urethene balls like the old U/3.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I like the e6 soft but how would you or anybody that's played both compare them against each other?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I find the e6 Soft and Gamer Soft to be identical - very good 3 piece Surlyn golf balls.
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  • lwestbylwestby Members  48WRX Points: 29Handicap: 8.3Posts: 48 Bunkers
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    9 index<br />
    Snell MTB is my main ball. I do have some Kirkland 4 pc that I started trying out. Switched from Chromesofts.
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  • cmagnussoncmagnusson Members  584WRX Points: 190Handicap: 14Posts: 584 Golden Tee
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    Whatever I find in the bush while looking for the last ball I hit.<br />
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    <br />
    Luckily I play the same course as bad golfers with lots of money so it ends up being almost exclusively ProV1s
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    Cobra F8+ 9.5*D, Fujikura Pro XLR8 61X at 44.25"
    Titleist 917F2 16.5*, Diamana Blueboard 73X
    Taylormade PSI Tour 3 iron, DG Pro X100
    Taylormade RBladez 5i-PW
    Taylormade RSI2 AW 50*
    Cobra Trusty Rusty 53*, 59*, DG S200
    Cleveland 588 RTX2.0 64*
    Odyssey White Hot OG #1 Arm-lock conversion at 7*, 42"
  • Fade to BlackFade to Black Members  3776WRX Points: 5Posts: 3,776 Titanium Tees
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    I was incredibly surprised by the Wilson Duo balls I tried on a whim last year. They feel great, as long as anything else I've hit, spin enough around the green. <br />
    <br />
    For the price, I have ZERO issues with them. Absolute sleeper of a ball.
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    Driver: Callaway GBB 9.5* (Project X HZRDUS Black 76g 6.5X)
    Hybrid: Taylormade RBZ 19* (Fujikura Speeder TS H9.8)
    Irons: Callaway Apex'14 4-PW (DG X100)
    Wedges: Nike SV Tour (DG S400)
    Putter: Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7
    Balls: Srixon ZstarXV
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  • dicko999dicko999 I call it "Celebration" Members  494WRX Points: 74Handicap: BeerPosts: 494 Greens
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    Played my first round this weekend with the new Kirkland 3 piece and shot a career round. Excellent ball and I believe are they are still available for now. <br />
    <br />
    Also check out the MG C4.
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    Callaway Rogue 10.5*, 13.5*, 17*
    Ping G400 4-UW
    Ping Glide 3.0 54* SS, 60* Eye 2
    Kingston KP001
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