Mid-Handicappers: What Ball Do You Play?

EZCUSEEZCUSE Members Posts: 26 ✭✭
I love trying out new balls.



With that said, I try to keep a dozen under $30 USD.



Right now I play the Project (a) and I like them. They are a great price point at $27 USD on Amazon.



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.



I've played NXT Tour S, Q Star Tour, Snell MTB.



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.



Any recommendation of balls I should try out?
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  • Double GeeDouble Gee Members Posts: 1,081 ✭✭
    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.
  • theedge27theedge27 Members Posts: 605 ✭✭
    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:



    Wilson FG Tour ($30 budgetgolf), MG C4 ($20, plays almost identical to ProV), and the Maxfli Ufli series.



    Vice is the best deal on balls if you don't mind buying 5dz at a time. $25 a dozen if you buy 5.
  • EZCUSEEZCUSE Members Posts: 26 ✭✭
    Thanks for the replies. Not trying to buy 5-dozen balls so the Vice are out.



    The FG Tour's seem like they could work.



    Anyone else have any other recommendations>?
  • lil'mikelil'mike Members Posts: 1,280 ✭✭
    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!
  • pappaf2pappaf2 Members Posts: 3,471 ✭✭
    edited May 21, 2018 #6
    theedge27 wrote:


    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:



    Wilson FG Tour ($30 budgetgolf), MG C4 ($20, plays almost identical to ProV), and the Maxfli Ufli series.



    Vice is the best deal on balls if you don't mind buying 5dz at a time. $25 a dozen if you buy 5.




    Yup 2017 Chromesofts on Dicks for $29. I've been playing the Chromesoft X recently and really like it.



    You might be interested in CUT balls at $20 a dozen https://www.cutgolfco.com/shop/



    Kirkland Balls if you are a member
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,212 ✭✭
    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.
  • wkndhackwkndhack Members Posts: 908 ✭✭
    Been playing the both the Q Star and Q Star Tour lately.
    Cobra King F7+ Evenflow Black 65 6.0
    Cobra King F7 3W Oban Isawa Red 75-04
    Cobra King F6 Baffler Aldila Tour Blue 85S
    Cobra King Utility ONE 21.5 C Taper Lite 110S
    Cobra King Forged Tec Black ONE 5-GW C Taper Lite 110S
    Cobra King Pur 54V, 58V DG S200
    Bettinardi QB8
    Srixon Q-Star Tour
  • tips09tips09 Members Posts: 223 ✭✭
    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
    Callaway GBB Epic 9* Paderson VMT 870 S+
    Callaway Rogue SZ 15* Project X Hzrdus Yellow 6.0
    Cobra Fly Z 18* Matrix Red Tie 6Q3/ Srixon Z565 3 Iron Steelfiber I95S 
    Srixon Z765 4-PW Project X 6.0
    Nike VR Forged Raw 50* 54* DG S400
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 58* DG S400
    Cleveland HB #1
    Srixon Z Star
  • ob18ob18 Members Posts: 1,630 ✭✭
    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.



    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)
    [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 Posts: 115 ✭✭
    edited May 21, 2018 #11
    wkndhack wrote:


    Been playing the both the Q Star and Q Star Tour lately.




    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
    Titleist 915 D2
    Titleist 915f
    Titleist 915 3 hybrid
    Adams XTD black Super hybrid 17
    Adams XTD Forged - 5-PW
    Vokey SM7 50 f
    Vokey SM7 54 m
    Vokey SM6 58 m
    Cleveland Classic 1
  • ob18ob18 Members Posts: 1,630 ✭✭

    wkndhack wrote:


    Been playing the both the Q Star and Q Star Tour lately.




    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




    For whatever reason just couldn't get a good feel for them.........have a dozen I'll likely never use
    [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]
  • SolidstrikeSolidstrike Members Posts: 301 ✭✭
    Titleist velocity
    Callaway XR Pro 9.5
    Titleist 915 F2 15
    Titleist 913F 19
    Mizuno MP 57
    Mizuno T7 50
    Mizuno T7 55
    Callaway PM 60
    Odyssey #1
  • StumpnavStumpnav Members Posts: 143 ✭✭
    I think the Callaway Super Soft is a really good ball for a reasonable price....
    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 Posts: 64
    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.
    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 Posts: 2,652 ✭✭
    2018 TM Project A. Everything you could want in a ball. 15 packs at Carl’s for $32.99.
    Taylormade M6 driver MCA Tensei CK Pro Blue 60 S Flex
    Taylormade M6 fairway wood MCA Tensei CK Pro Blue 70 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 19° hybrid MCA OT Tour Hybrid 80 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 22° hybrid MCA OT Tour Hybrid 90 S Flex
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC irons 5-PW Irons Modus3 Tour 105 S flex
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex
    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-08 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Futura 7M
    Scotty Cameron Select Fastback 2
    Titleist Pro V1
  • peaco1depeaco1de Members Posts: 11
    Titleist DT Tru Softs are great! They feel a little funny at first, but they’re great bang for your buck!
  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Members Posts: 1,498 ✭✭
    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.
  • ob18ob18 Members Posts: 1,630 ✭✭
    NJpatbee wrote:


    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.




    I like the e6 soft but how would you or anybody that's played both compare them against each other?
    [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 Posts: 1,127 ✭✭
    edited May 22, 2018 #21
    EZCUSE wrote:


    I love trying out new balls.



    With that said, I try to keep a dozen under $30 USD.



    Right now I play the Project (a) and I like them. They are a great price point at $27 USD on Amazon.



    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.



    I've played NXT Tour S, Q Star Tour, Snell MTB.



    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.



    Any recommendation of balls I should try out?
    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...
    Ping G400 Max, 8-degrees, tour stiff
    Mizuno JPX900 Forged irons
    Ping G400 5-wood
    Taylormade Spider blade
    Srixon Z Star
    IPA
  • willmillarwillmillar Members Posts: 91 ✭✭
    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.
    Callaway XR 16 Driver (10.5)
    Callaway XR 16 4 Wood
    Callaway Big Bertha V-Series Heavenwood (20.5)
    Callaway Big Bertha (4,5,6) Hybrids
    Adams Redline Irons (7-PW)
    Callaway Mack Daddy 54 and 58 Wedges
    Yes Callie Putter, Super Stroke 3.0 Grip
    Srixon Z-Star
  • oldsticksnewsticksoldsticksnewsticks Members Posts: 120
    KSig. They just can't be beat for the price and have nice spin around the greens at least with my swing.
  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VAMembers Posts: 2,718 ✭✭
    QST, scored 5 dozen for $84. Hard to beat that and I haven't noticed much difference vs. Z Star.
    PING i20 10.5*
    Adams a7 19*
    PING G25 23*
    Nike VR Forged Pro Combo 5-P
    Titleist SM6 52.08F, 58.08M
    TaylorMade TP Soto



  • JaNelson38JaNelson38 Members Posts: 2,641 ✭✭
    edited May 22, 2018 #25
    EZCUSE wrote:


    I love trying out new balls.



    With that said, I try to keep a dozen under $30 USD.



    Right now I play the Project (a) and I like them. They are a great price point at $27 USD on Amazon.



    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.



    I've played NXT Tour S, Q Star Tour, Snell MTB.



    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.



    Any recommendation of balls I should try out?




    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.
  • Bill BroderickBill Broderick Members Posts: 183 ✭✭
    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.



    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.
  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Members Posts: 1,498 ✭✭
    ob18 wrote:

    NJpatbee wrote:


    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.




    I like the e6 soft but how would you or anybody that's played both compare them against each other?




    I find the e6 Soft and Gamer Soft to be identical - very good 3 piece Surlyn golf balls.
  • lwestbylwestby Members Posts: 40 ClubWRX
    9 index

    Snell MTB is my main ball. I do have some Kirkland 4 pc that I started trying out. Switched from Chromesofts.
  • cmagnussoncmagnusson Members Posts: 401 ✭✭
    Whatever I find in the bush while looking for the last ball I hit.





    Luckily I play the same course as bad golfers with lots of money so it ends up being almost exclusively ProV1s
    Cobra BioCell+ 8.5*D, Aldila RIP'D NV 65TX at 44.75"
    Ping Rapture 14*, Diamana Blueboard 73X
    Titleist 917F2 18*, Matrix Deus 60X
    Adams Pro DHy 18*, Aldila RIP 85X
    Adams Red 20*, Aldila RIP 85X
    TaylorMade RBladez 5i-PW, Stiff
    Cobra Trusty Rusty 53*, 59*, DG S200
    Odyssey WhiteHot Pro #1
  • Fade to BlackFade to Black Members Posts: 3,776 ✭✭
    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.



    For the price, I have ZERO issues with them. Absolute sleeper of a ball.
    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
  • dicko999dicko999 I call it "Celebration" Members Posts: 486 ✭✭
    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.



    Also check out the MG C4.
    Callaway Rogue 10.5*
    Callaway Rogue 17*
    Ping G20 20*, 23* Hybrids
    Ping G400 5-PW
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50*F, 56*M, 62*M
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #2
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