What's the best of the "direct to consumer" golf balls?

vance astrovance astro Members Posts: 85
I've tried the Vice sampler pack so far. I loved the Pro and Pro+ (couldn't do the matte on the soft), but unfortunately had some wild shots and lost them rather quickly. Luckily, they're cheaper than most balls. Trying to decide what other brands I want to test this season - I've heard good things about Cut and Snell. Any other standouts?
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  • Ebrown88Ebrown88 Members Posts: 143 ✭✭
    I think Vice is the best of the bunch but you'll see people really loving Snell
  • LlortamaiseyLlortamaisey Members Posts: 5,959 ✭✭
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,297 ✭✭
    I've tried everything except MG4?



    Vice feels too hard for me. So does Cut.. Among those, I prefer Snell Black.





    Snell Black > Vice Pro + > Vice Pro > Cut Blue > ... Vice Pro Soft was a mess..
  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 3,979 ✭✭
    larciel wrote:
    I've tried everything except MG4?



    Vice feels too hard for me. So does Cut.. Among those, I prefer Snell Black.





    Snell Black > Vice Pro + > Vice Pro > Cut Blue > ... Vice Pro Soft was a mess..




    Love the Vice Pro Soft
    Driver: Adams 9064LS 9.5*
    Irons: Ping I-20 4-W
    Hybrids: Taylormade Rescue Mid 16*, 19*
    Wedges: Scratch 8620 53*, 58*
    Putter: SeeMore mFGP
    Bag: SM Four5 / Ball: Srixon ZStar XV
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,436 ✭✭
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    Unless you specifically want the off brand stuff.
    WITB
    OG Epic Sub Zero HZRDUS Smoke 60 6.5
    LTD Tour Blue 75X
    818H2 Tour Blue 85x or Rogue Tour Blue 85x
    P790 4i Modus 120X
    P770 5-PW Modus 120X
    Stealth 2.0 50/10SS AMT Wedge
    Stealth 2.0 54/12SS AMT Wedge
    Stealth 2.0 58/10SS or SM6 60/08M Modus 125 Wedge
    TP Ardmore 2 Red-White or TP Juno
    ProV1x
    Sun Mountain 4.5 Bag

  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,297 ✭✭
    Minarets wrote:

    larciel wrote:
    I've tried everything except MG4?



    Vice feels too hard for me. So does Cut.. Among those, I prefer Snell Black.





    Snell Black > Vice Pro + > Vice Pro > Cut Blue > ... Vice Pro Soft was a mess..




    Love the Vice Pro Soft




    Just curious.. do you like chrome soft?
  • icemakricemakr Charter Members Posts: 524 ✭✭
    Which Vice ball has the most green side spin?
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  • baloobaloo A Person Members Posts: 1,083 ✭✭
    I've been testing Vice and Cut balls. I prefer the Vice balls. The ksig is a good ball but I don't like the 3 piece. I haven't played the others.
    Driver, 3W, 4W - Macgregor Custom Tourney
    2-10 - 1954 Spalding Synchro Dyned
    SW - Wilson Staff
    Putter - Bullseye
    Ball - Pro Plus

    YT Channel - https://www.youtube....PlayVintageGolf
  • baloobaloo A Person Members Posts: 1,083 ✭✭
    icemakr wrote:


    Which Vice ball has the most green side spin?




    I can't tell much a difference here between Pro and Pro+, but I think the Pro+ is theoretically supposed to spin a touch more around the greens. Both spin well.
    Driver, 3W, 4W - Macgregor Custom Tourney
    2-10 - 1954 Spalding Synchro Dyned
    SW - Wilson Staff
    Putter - Bullseye
    Ball - Pro Plus

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  • bnb9433bnb9433 Members Posts: 242 ✭✭
    Snell
    Cobra F9 w/ Atmos Tour Spec Blue 6s
    Epic Flash 3w w/ HZRDUS Smoke 6.0 70g
    Callaway Apex '19 20* 3H
    Ping i200 4-PW w/ PX 6.0
    Titleist SM6 50, 54, 58
    Odyssey O works 7s
    ProV1
  • JDW3JDW3 Members Posts: 624 ✭✭
    Snell
    Driver: Titleist TS2
    3 wood: Titleist TS2
    Hybrid: Titleist 818 19* & 22*
    Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 16
    Wedges: Vokey sm7 50*, 54*, 60*
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
    Ball: Titleist Prov 1x
  • BiggErnBiggErn Members Posts: 2,388 ✭✭
    larciel wrote:
    Minarets wrote:

    larciel wrote:
    I've tried everything except MG4?



    Vice feels too hard for me. So does Cut.. Among those, I prefer Snell Black.





    Snell Black > Vice Pro + > Vice Pro > Cut Blue > ... Vice Pro Soft was a mess..




    Love the Vice Pro Soft




    Just curious.. do you like chrome soft?




    The Vice Pro Soft is nothing like the Chrome Soft. Maybe somewhat similar the the CSx but the Vice is firmer than both and launches higher than both. I like all 3 balls though and could play any of them. Well I guess I do.
  • Always_roughAlways_rough Members Posts: 462 ✭✭
    Can anyone tell me why all these direct to customer balls have a really noticeable gap between the two sides of the ball?



    You don't really notice this on premium balls besides Taylormade TP5/x, but does it have any affect on the ball flight?
    Got 14 daggum golf clubs, but none of 'em hit the ball straight.

    (1W) M3 440
    (3W) 917 F3
    (3i) MP-18 fli hi
    (4i-PW) JPX 900 Tour
    (52, 56, 60) SM6
    Oven B1-01
  • BiggErnBiggErn Members Posts: 2,388 ✭✭
    Can anyone tell me why all these direct to customer balls have a really noticeable gap between the two sides of the ball?



    You don't really notice this on premium balls besides Taylormade TP5/x, but does it have any affect on the ball flight?




    It’s the seam and it’s just how they’re made. I can’t say it doesn’t have any affect on flight but I’d say it would be very minimal.
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,297 ✭✭
    BiggErn wrote:

    larciel wrote:
    Minarets wrote:

    larciel wrote:
    I've tried everything except MG4?



    Vice feels too hard for me. So does Cut.. Among those, I prefer Snell Black.





    Snell Black > Vice Pro + > Vice Pro > Cut Blue > ... Vice Pro Soft was a mess..




    Love the Vice Pro Soft




    Just curious.. do you like chrome soft?




    The Vice Pro Soft is nothing like the Chrome Soft. Maybe somewhat similar the the CSx but the Vice is firmer than both and launches higher than both. I like all 3 balls though and could play any of them. Well I guess I do.




    I find chromesoft feeling very unpleasant. It's not empty and it's not full or soft at all for me.



    I know it's personal preference but I was trying to see if there's correlation.. because I saw number of chromesoft lovers that like Ksig3 as well as vice pro soft.. I hate all 3. Lol.



    Good thing not all share same preference. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
  • Always_roughAlways_rough Members Posts: 462 ✭✭
    BiggErn wrote:

    Can anyone tell me why all these direct to customer balls have a really noticeable gap between the two sides of the ball?



    You don't really notice this on premium balls besides Taylormade TP5/x, but does it have any affect on the ball flight?




    It’s the seam and it’s just how they’re made. I can’t say it doesn’t have any affect on flight but I’d say it would be very minimal.




    Yeah, yet Titleist, Srixon, Bridgestone, and Callaway balls all seem to be almost 99% seamless. To me it throws me off when I look down and see it, like I almost have the tee the ball up a certain way to keep it from slicing or hooking.
    Got 14 daggum golf clubs, but none of 'em hit the ball straight.

    (1W) M3 440
    (3W) 917 F3
    (3i) MP-18 fli hi
    (4i-PW) JPX 900 Tour
    (52, 56, 60) SM6
    Oven B1-01
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Members Posts: 5,348 ✭✭
    Snell for me. Can't beat them at any price.
    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

    Ping G400 9°
    Ping Anser 17,20,23, hybrid
    Ping G410 6-UW
    Ping Glide 54,58ES
    Ping Ketsch Vault 2.0
    Ping DLX Bag

    Snell MTB Black
  • slide13slide13 Members Posts: 1,330 ✭✭

    BiggErn wrote:

    Can anyone tell me why all these direct to customer balls have a really noticeable gap between the two sides of the ball?



    You don't really notice this on premium balls besides Taylormade TP5/x, but does it have any affect on the ball flight?




    It’s the seam and it’s just how they’re made. I can’t say it doesn’t have any affect on flight but I’d say it would be very minimal.




    Yeah, yet Titleist, Srixon, Bridgestone, and Callaway balls all seem to be almost 99% seamless. To me it throws me off when I look down and see it, like I almost have the tee the ball up a certain way to keep it from slicing or hooking.






    Interesting, I hadn’t noticed that but just went and checked. Grabbed a Snell Black, Snell Red, and Pro V1. Of those only the Snell MTB Black has a visible seam. The Pro V1 and the Snell MTB Red did not. I’ve heard the Red has a different type of cover than the Black, so must be part of the reason there.
    Minimal: Titleist 913 D3 / Cobra F8 4w / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,736 ✭✭
    Snells for me. 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
    Spider X putter
    TP5(2018)


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  • monks66monks66 Members Posts: 602 ✭✭
    Snell MTB Black
  • bigmoneypbigmoneyp MichiganMembers Posts: 3,311 ✭✭
    Hard to define "best". I think Snell is the only one with any real ball R&D, I could be wrong but I believe all the others are just selling you a lifestyle brand and buying balls from overseas that they slapped their logo on. Many are still very good though. I think Snell will outlast the other brands but I currently like Cut the best (even tho they are going to discontinue the Cut White which I love).
  • kejoal11kejoal11 IYAOYAS!!! Yokosuka, JapanMembers Posts: 1,118 ✭✭
    Snell MTB Black
    In My Bag
    PING G400 Max 9* PX Hazardous T1100 6.5 75g
    TM SLDR TP 3W Fujikura Motore Speeder TSX 8.3
    TM SLDR TP 2H Matrix Black Tie 95HX
    TM P790 3-PW Modus 120X
    Vokey SM6 58*, 50*
    Evnroll ER5
    Snell MTB Black/MTB-X
    #insideTMAG 2013
  • theedge27theedge27 Members Posts: 605 ✭✭
    Vice. Love the colors and it performs like any other high end ball.
  • DBillDBill Members Posts: 1,123 ✭✭
    Snell or Aris for me.
  • sosob34sosob34 Members Posts: 177 ✭✭
    Right now I'm leaning towards MTB Black. Several are a close 2nd place.
  • kidrobotkidrobot Hackerman Members Posts: 212 ✭✭
    I just played with the Vice Pro Soft and I really liked it, but to be completely honest, I'd play another ball if they made a lime color too.
  • SecondandGoalSecondandGoal Members Posts: 164 ✭✭
    I've been playing the Vice Pro+ since last summer, and love them. Haven't played the Snell. Gave Cut a try (Cut Blue), didn't like the feel of them at all. I prefer a firmer ball, found them to be too soft.
    [font=courier new,courier,monospace]Driver: Callaway Epic 3+ FW (12.5*)[/font]
    [font=courier new,courier,monospace]Fairway: Callaway Epic 3 (16*) and 5 (20*)[/font]
    [font=courier new,courier,monospace]Irons: Edel SLS-01 4-9[/font]
    [font=courier new,courier,monospace]Wedges: Edel SLS-01 (GW 50, SW 55)
    Cleveland RTX-3 2 dot (LW 58)
    Putter: Odyssey 3-ball[/font]
  • OLD_BONESOLD_BONES PingMan Chico, CAClubWRX Posts: 1,804 ✭✭
    Snell golf balls are great and they have one for every level player.
  • larryd3larryd3 Members Posts: 589 ✭✭
    Snell MTB Black & Red
    TM M4
    Epic 15*
    816 H1 19*
    816 H1 24*
    PXG 0311 5-gw
    54* SM6 M
    58* SM7 S
    PXG Operator H
  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,181 ✭✭
    I like all three Snell balls.
    Ping G400 Max, 8-degrees, tour stiff
    Mizuno JPX900 Forged irons
    Ping G400 5-wood
    Taylormade Spider blade
    Srixon Z Star
    IPA
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