Mid-Handicappers: What Ball Do You Play?

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  • AugustokAugustok Members Posts: 77 ✭✭
    Titalist tour soft. Used to use Calloway chromsoft but don’t like the new ones. I like to try what’s new each year then stay with it. I don’t loose too many balls so it really doesn’t matter what they cost. 15.5 Handicap.
  • JackrwestyJackrwesty Members Posts: 244 ✭✭
    Mgc4 or duoo
    Taylormade M2 12° Driver

    Callaway Rouge 14.5° 3 Wood

    Taylormade R15 5 Wood

    Bridgestone J15s, 5-OR

    Titleist SM6; 50°, 54°, 60°

    Odyssey 2 Ball

    MG C4 (OBVIOUSLY!!!!!!!!)
  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1 Members Posts: 577 ✭✭
    I have been bouncing back and forth between the Z Star and the QST. On a good driving day I love the Z star, but on "off" day I prefer the QST because the lower compression keeps me a little less sideways from spin on my drives.
    WITB

    Callaway Rogue driver w/ Oban Tour Limited 4 60g
    Callaway Rogue 4 wood w/ Oban Kiyoshi White 4 65g
    Nike Sasquatch Sumo #4 hybrid(cut down 1") w/ H Diamana s
    Srixon U65 20° Miyazaki Kaula 7 s
    Ping G700 5-UW AWT 2.0(1°flat, 2° weak)
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 54/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 60/KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne (adjusted to 32")
    Snell MTB Black
  • payerasjlpayerasjl Members Posts: 726 ✭✭
    buy used, buy premium. you need all the help u can get.. i know i do!
    CLO-MIA-DCA-BOG
    Get scratch or die trying
  • lil'mikelil'mike Members Posts: 1,280 ✭✭
    payerasjl wrote:


    buy used, buy premium. you need all the help u can get.. i know i do!




    That works for me! I can play 4A or 5A premium golf balls for less than $2 each easily!
  • CheckJVCheckJV Male Model Members Posts: 2,102 ✭✭
    CheckJV wrote:
    You can’t go wrong with the 3-piece ionomer covered Gamer when they have the BOGO sale on Thursday. Hit it on a sale day and they are under $8 per dozen.



    My favorite urethane ball is the Wilson Staff FG Tour. Budget Golf had the 2014 version for $24 per dozen for a short while and then jacked the price up to $32. Still a decent price.




    Flash sale right now with BOGO on Gamers under $8 per dozen until 10:00 pm. Prior year Chromesoft under $30 per dozen too.
  • HiSpeed48HiSpeed48 Members Posts: 2,108 ✭✭
    I just buy whatever premium urethane ball is on sale for a great price. I bought 5 dozen B330S balls for $20/dzn over the winter. I think they're 2 model-years old, but it doesn't really matter to me.
    Titleist 910D2 9.5* Tour Issue
    TEE XCG7 15*
    Srixon Z545 4-PW
    Vokey SM6 46* 50* 54* 58*
    John Byron DaleHead 2
  • jstone17jstone17 Members Posts: 55
    Srixon Z Star. Just picked up a dozen for $15 off golf balls direct. They are mint!
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]2009 Burner 9.5* Aldila NV X
    TEE e8 beta 4w 16.5* Aldila Rogue 60S
    TEE e8 4h 19* Ust Mamiya Recoil
    Srixon z545 4-PW TT XP95S[/font]

    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]RTX3 49/54/58[/font]
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]Odyssey Black Series 3[/font]
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,212 ✭✭
    edited May 31, 2018 #70
    Received a mailer today, MG has Chromesoft Speed and one other similar ball at 20 bucks. Not bad for new urethane. Wonder how they get their hands on it.
  • ChristopherMcDonaldChristopherMcDonald Members Posts: 2,396 ✭✭
    sure it's been mentioned previously but i get along well with the wilson staff duo (original)
    King LTD Rogue 95 MSI
    2007 Burner 3 Wood Aldila Serrano 75
    2007 Burner 5 Wood Aldila Serrano 75
    Taylormade Jetspeed Hybrid True Temper Project X 6.0
    Adams XTD Tour 5-GW True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 AMT
    Scratch Tour Issue 1018 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 AMT
    Scratch Tour Issue 1018 60* True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 AMT
    Custom Cameron & Crown 5MB
    Wilson Staff Duo
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,212 ✭✭
    edited May 31, 2018 #72


    sure it's been mentioned previously but i get along well with the wilson staff duo (original)




    I always found them too soft. Have you tried the new Wilson Soft Spin?
  • Elite_DiggerElite_Digger Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Been trying out the Duo Optix so far this year. I like the performance and feel but if you're choosing a color and caught between yellow and green, go with the green. Night and day visibility difference. The yellows were hard to follow and was even losing them in the grass if there's any dandelions around. The green is a whole different story...I can see that one a couple hundred yards away.

    Have some of this years models Snell MTBs to try out as well but haven't pulled them out yet. Bought a sampler pack of the red and black so we'll see how they compare to last years.
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,212 ✭✭


    Been trying out the Duo Optix so far this year. I like the performance and feel but if you're choosing a color and caught between yellow and green, go with the green. Night and day visibility difference. The yellows were hard to follow and was even losing them in the grass if there's any dandelions around. The green is a whole different story...I can see that one a couple hundred yards away.

    Have some of this years models Snell MTBs to try out as well but haven't pulled them out yet. Bought a sampler pack of the red and black so we'll see how they compare to last years.




    If you like the Duo Optix, I noticed Academy Sports has the Green TM Noodle. Is the Optix very soft like the regular DUO or does it have some firmness. I do like the green colors.
  • Frisco KidFrisco Kid Members Posts: 152 ✭✭
    I’ve got dozens of urethane Zstars, Pro Vs and Kirkland’s in the stash but I’m committed to playing Gamer Softs exclusively to see if playing just one ball improves overall play. I started using the GS as a winter ball and loved it. Shot a personal best of even par with it this spring. They’ve performed so well, I probably won’t switch back to urethane until my 8 dozen GS are depleted.
    Ping G30 Driver Tour 65 R
    Ping G30 3 Metal TFC419 R
    Ping G30 5 Metal TFC419 R
    Ping I200 4-P Modus 105 R
    Ping Glide 2.0 50SS, 54SS, 58SS CFS
    Ping G Sigma Tyne Putter
    Ping DLX Cart Bag
  • Pack7483Pack7483 Members Posts: 630 ✭✭
    The 3 piece Callaway Super Hot Bold Red is working great for my game. Not bad at $29 for 15 packs.
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,212 ✭✭
    Frisco Kid wrote:


    I’ve got dozens of urethane Zstars, Pro Vs and Kirkland’s in the stash but I’m committed to playing Gamer Softs exclusively to see if playing just one ball improves overall play. I started using the GS as a winter ball and loved it. Shot a personal best of even par with it this spring. They’ve performed so well, I probably won’t switch back to urethane until my 8 dozen GS are depleted.




    +1 on the GS
  • Lancj1Lancj1 Members Posts: 884 ✭✭
    I bought 100 Prov1/x AAA lake balls for a great price. Ive used them through April and May.



    I enjoy variety so Ive also used Wilson DX2, Toursoft, Trusoft, Callaway and Srixon softs etc.



    Findings. All are great balls, none make any difference at all to my game, the best feeling around the green are actually Dx2 at 28 lbs compression.



    Im likely to play ProV at the price I got them, and various "softs" from anybody. I don't expect any to change my game.
    G Max Driver, Tour 65 Stiff
    G400 3 & 5 Woods Alta CB Reg
    G400 2,3,4,5 Hybrids Alta CB Reg
    G410 Irons, 6-U, Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
    Glide Stealth 54 (SS) & 58 (WS) Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
    Ping Sigma 2 Valor, Stealth

    Disclaimer*

    I'm a handicap golfer in my 50's. Any opinions I have about golf equipment or professional golfers or the game in general should be taken as seriously as you would the opinions of a random guy in the fourball ahead of you who just shot 92 but is usually better than that.
  • lenman73lenman73 Members Posts: 808 ✭✭
    edited Jun 2, 2018 #79
    Duo U

    Prov1x

    Project(s)

    Snell mtb

    New ksig

    Callaway supersoft

    Bridgestone e6



    I like them all.
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  • Need2golfalotNeed2golfalot Members Posts: 674
    What should I play in a tournament tomorrow? Mid 80's, chance of T storms. Heard the greens are slow. Modified best ball.



    Gamer Soft

    D2 Straight

    D2 Distance yellow

    PD Long

    TF XL

    Softfli orange or white













  • ob18ob18 Members Posts: 1,630 ✭✭


    What should I play in a tournament tomorrow? Mid 80's, chance of T storms. Heard the greens are slow. Modified best ball.



    Gamer Soft

    D2 Straight

    D2 Distance yellow

    PD Long

    TF XL

    Softfli orange or white




    Any other options outside those?
    [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]
  • c50soonerc50sooner Members Posts: 82 ✭✭


    What should I play in a tournament tomorrow? Mid 80's, chance of T storms. Heard the greens are slow. Modified best ball.



    Gamer Soft

    D2 Straight

    D2 Distance yellow

    PD Long

    TF XL

    Softfli orange or white


    Would say D2 Straight out of that bunch. Played D2s for quite a while, still have several in the shag bag.
    Cobra F8+ 8.5* - Aldila NK2V Green SCallaway GBB 3 Wood - Kuro Kage TiNi RCallaway Apex 20, 23 Hybrid - Kuro Kage Black SSrixon Z355 4,6-PW - NS Pro 950GH SCallaway MD2 47,52,56 - DG S300Odyssey White Hot RX RossieTitleist Pro V1x
  • Need2golfalotNeed2golfalot Members Posts: 674
    Have some peoject-a and z-stars. Saving those for a nicer course.



    D2 Straight could work.
  • PawtucketPawtucket Members Posts: 177
    Vice Pro Neon
    whats in the bag?
    Cobra f8+ cut 1"
    Cobra F7 fairway
    Srixon z355
    Cleveland 48 wedge
    Ping 54 wedge
    Ping 58 ES wedge
    TM Soto putter
  • theedge27theedge27 Members Posts: 605 ✭✭


    Have some peoject-a and z-stars. Saving those for a nicer course.



    D2 Straight could work.




    If you're playing best ball, go gamer soft or D2 off the tee. Then go project A for approaches and putting.
  • Elite_DiggerElite_Digger Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Tanner25 wrote:



    Been trying out the Duo Optix so far this year. I like the performance and feel but if you're choosing a color and caught between yellow and green, go with the green. Night and day visibility difference. The yellows were hard to follow and was even losing them in the grass if there's any dandelions around. The green is a whole different story...I can see that one a couple hundred yards away.

    Have some of this years models Snell MTBs to try out as well but haven't pulled them out yet. Bought a sampler pack of the red and black so we'll see how they compare to last years.




    If you like the Duo Optix, I noticed Academy Sports has the Green TM Noodle. Is the Optix very soft like the regular DUO or does it have some firmness. I do like the green colors.


    I called it the Duo Optix but the actual name is the Duo Soft Optix so yeah, it's pretty soft. Haven't played the regular DUO in a long time so I couldn't say for sure but I'm guessing yes it's softer.
  • lspky_muskielspky_muskie Members Posts: 903 ✭✭
    I keep coming back to the E6 speed. It might be a placebo effect, but the do fly straighter for me than anything else. Easier to adjust the short game for more rollout than it is to claw back stroke after hitting a Drive OB.
  • Need2golfalotNeed2golfalot Members Posts: 674
    edited Jun 3, 2018 #88
    theedge27 wrote:



    Have some peoject-a and z-stars. Saving those for a nicer course.



    D2 Straight could work.




    If you're playing best ball, go gamer soft or D2 off the tee. Then go project A for approaches and putting.




    Went with the D2 Straight. Only lost one off the tee due to a bad pull into a tree near a hazard. Have new wedges that really scuff the cover. I think that would happen to any ball.



    Greens were really slow. Made one long birdie putt, but a lot of putts were left short. More spin may have helped on a couple iron shots. We were 6 or 8 shots out of the prize money so it wasn't the ball. Tournament was kind of rigged when you had some older guys who hit it long playing gold tees so they were 30 to 50 yds ahead of us playing their second shot.



  • Mack83Mack83 Members Posts: 37 ✭✭
    Q Star Tour and Snell Black
  • 1timothy.davidson1timothy.davidson Members Posts: 21 ✭✭
    My Target had the E6 for something like 21.99 so I’ve been picking them up every so often. I also use the last gen version of the chrome soft.
  • Matt023Matt023 Members Posts: 42 ✭✭
    So far this year I've played (all last years) model.



    Callaway chrome soft and chrome soft



    Taylormade project a



    Wilson duo spin, optix



    Snell MTB



    Cut blue



    Srixon zstar, q tour



    The winner winner chicken dinner for me was the chromesoft + not sure why but with a 95-100 driver swing speed this ball went deep and straight..runner up was the project a







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