Snell vs Vice golf balls

harbor17harbor17 Members Posts: 375
I am looking to buy something comparative to the ProV1 but want to save some money, I have been researching Snell and Vice but not sure which is better. For background I have always played the ProV1 and play off 5, any suggestions would help.



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  • cgasuckscgasucks Members Posts: 2,163 ✭✭
    edited Jul 7, 2018 #2
    Me personally, they're both great balls but with all things being equal, I would choose Snell because of the man's reputation and resume behind his brand.



    After all, Snell did help to create the Pro V1 in the first place.
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  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    A friend of mine used to play the ProV1, and switched to the Vice in order to save some money. He likes the ball better than the ProV1.
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  • kaycalkaikaycalkai π Members Posts: 407 ✭✭
    I bought both this year to try out.

    My golfing buddy who is a scratch golfer prefers the Snell by a large margin over the Vice. (MTB red vs Vice Pro).

    As a bogey golfer, I like them about equally but the Snell seems more durable than the Vice.



    When it's time to reorder, it will be the Snell.
  • crazygolfnutcrazygolfnut CrazyGolfNut Members Posts: 1,161 ✭✭
    My vote is for the Snell MTB Red.
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  • dingusflingersdingusflingers Members Posts: 173 ✭✭
    Vice sells surprisingly good balls, Snell creates expectedly great golf balls
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  • adam667220adam667220 Members Posts: 861 ✭✭
    Depends on how many you want to buy too. Having to buy Vice 5 dozen at a time is a turn off for some.
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  • rymail00rymail00 Members Posts: 6,704 ✭✭
    For me its was a no brainer for Snell. I have tried the Vice and they are definitely a decent ball but I found Red to be true contender to the Pro V1. Also the Black is great too if your looking for Pro V1X option as well. Also if your not sure their trial pack is great option as well (6 Black, 6 Red).
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  • slide13slide13 Members Posts: 1,329 ✭✭
    adam667220 wrote:


    Depends on how many you want to buy too. Having to buy Vice 5 dozen at a time is a turn off for some.




    That’s only to get the best price, you can buy 1 dozen at $34.99 instead of 5 dozen at $24.99/ea. To get the best price on Snell you have to buy their pack of 6 dozen which gets them to around $28.



    I did the Snell sample pack and they’re were nice but I didn’t fall in love with either. I figured I’d give Vice a try now and went for the 5 dozen because the price was right for me. So should have some Vice Pro in soon, hopefully they’ll arrive before the weekend. Even if they’re not quite as good as a Pro V, I have a feeling it’ll be a really good ball for $25/dz.
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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,254 ✭✭
    snell, end of story. the red is my fav, but you may like the black. i dunno.
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,620 ClubWRX
    QuigleyDU wrote:


    snell, end of story. the red is my fav, but you may like the black. i dunno.




    That’s me. I just wish they a different name. So I don’t have to say I play the Snell Red in yellow.
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  • adam667220adam667220 Members Posts: 861 ✭✭
    slide13 wrote:

    adam667220 wrote:


    Depends on how many you want to buy too. Having to buy Vice 5 dozen at a time is a turn off for some.




    That’s only to get the best price, you can buy 1 dozen at $34.99 instead of 5 dozen at $24.99/ea. To get the best price on Snell you have to buy their pack of 6 dozen which gets them to around $28.



    I did the Snell sample pack and they’re were nice but I didn’t fall in love with either. I figured I’d give Vice a try now and went for the 5 dozen because the price was right for me. So should have some Vice Pro in soon, hopefully they’ll arrive before the weekend. Even if they’re not quite as good as a Pro V, I have a feeling it’ll be a really good ball for $25/dz.




    I guess I could have clarified better. Wasn't trying to indicate you couldn't buy Vice a dozen at a time, but OP was wanting to "save money" so I was strictly referring to the fact that you can't get best price without buying 5 dozen. To try a dozen Vice is going to run you $42+ (not saving much money). While there are still cheaper options, you can order a dozen Snell off of Amazon with Prime shipping for $32.99 (plus a buck or two if you have to pay tax).
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  • CDMCDM Members Posts: 1,682 ✭✭
    Played both and honestly both are great balls.



    For me it was the SNELL because it held up better and overall was better for me. Not the best at all aspects VS Vice but for my game it worked better. Get some of both. Do the TEST packs each offers and then see which you like best....then do the bundle order to save money. I am sure between the test packs giving all the sample types you will find one that fits you best.
  • harbor17harbor17 Members Posts: 375
    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions, it was definitely helpful. After some more research and comments on this thread I ordered 2 dozen Snell MTB Black...hoping they play similar to the ProV1. Will update again once I have had a chance to play a few rounds with them.



    Thanks.
  • atomheartmotheratomheartmother Members Posts: 123
    rymail00 wrote:


    For me its was a no brainer for Snell. I have tried the Vice and they are definitely a decent ball but I found Red to be true contender to the Pro V1. Also the Black is great too if your looking for Pro V1X option as well. Also if your not sure their trial pack is great option as well (6 Black, 6 Red).




    Isn’t the opposite true? Isn’t the Black more like the ProV1 (3 piece, softer) and the Red more like the X (4 piece, firmer)
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,254 ✭✭

    rymail00 wrote:


    For me its was a no brainer for Snell. I have tried the Vice and they are definitely a decent ball but I found Red to be true contender to the Pro V1. Also the Black is great too if your looking for Pro V1X option as well. Also if your not sure their trial pack is great option as well (6 Black, 6 Red).




    Isn't the opposite true? Isn't the Black more like the ProV1 (3 piece, softer) and the Red more like the X (4 piece, firmer)




    you are correct. the Red does spin more though, as does the current prov1X.
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  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 Admiration is the state furthest from understanding. Members Posts: 19,851 ✭✭
    Wish they had better names...but I'm shallow like that.
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  • rymail00rymail00 Members Posts: 6,704 ✭✭
    edited Jul 10, 2018 #18

    rymail00 wrote:


    For me its was a no brainer for Snell. I have tried the Vice and they are definitely a decent ball but I found Red to be true contender to the Pro V1. Also the Black is great too if your looking for Pro V1X option as well. Also if your not sure their trial pack is great option as well (6 Black, 6 Red).




    Isn't the opposite true? Isn't the Black more like the ProV1 (3 piece, softer) and the Red more like the X (4 piece, firmer)




    Correct, "for me" the black just didn't seem to stop as fast as the Pro V1 into greens with mid irons, and short irons. The difference was not a ton at all. I just preferred the Red that stops quicker 100 yards and in. Again that was just my finding.
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  • thejuicethejuice Members Posts: 2,065 ✭✭
    OP, whichever you settle on, it's gonna be fun to test them. I've honestly enjoyed testing the non-large market balls over the last couple of years (Vice, Snell, Cut, etc).
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  • slide13slide13 Members Posts: 1,329 ✭✭
    Ordered my 5 doze Vice Pros on Sunday evening. $6 shipping from Germany and they arrived today...wow, that's impressive. Balls look and feel great in the hand, looking forward to trying them out this weekend.
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  • hammergolfhammergolf Members Posts: 92 ✭✭
    harbor17 wrote:


    I am looking to buy something comparative to the ProV1 but want to save some money, I have been researching Snell and Vice but not sure which is better. For background I have always played the ProV1 and play off 5, any suggestions would help.



    Thanks.
    I have not tried the Snell ball, but I currently play the Vice Pro and it performs as well or better than Pro V1, Z Star, or TP5 I have played in the past. When you factor in the price when 5dz are purchased it is a no brainer for me.
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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,448 ✭✭
    hammergolf wrote:

    harbor17 wrote:


    I am looking to buy something comparative to the ProV1 but want to save some money, I have been researching Snell and Vice but not sure which is better. For background I have always played the ProV1 and play off 5, any suggestions would help.



    Thanks.
    I have not tried the Snell ball, but I currently play the Vice Pro and it performs as well or better than Pro V1, Z Star, or TP5 I have played in the past. When you factor in the price when 5dz are purchased it is a no brainer for me.




    I had tested Vice balls but had nothing but sad experience (fee & distance), which is another reason I stick to Snell.
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  • soulcicciasoulciccia Members Posts: 191
    Never tried snell balls (never seen here in EU), but I sometimes play Vices and I can say they are surely good balls, great for the money...I would rate them half a step down pro v1s and tour b...

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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,171 ✭✭
    Actually I like both balls. I have a source down here where I am getting them used cheap too. This one guy I know runs a shop and sells used balls. Most of the mainstream golfers will not buy them used they only buy the top name brands. Now to be completely objective I do not care for the Vice Pro Soft at all. It does however play great off of persimmon. I do like the Srixon Soft Feel and the Cally Supersoft though in cooler weather. If I came out of retirement and went back to playing big money matches and Mini Tours I would not hesitate to put either brand (new of course) into front line play
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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,171 ✭✭
    thejuice wrote:


    OP, whichever you settle on, it's gonna be fun to test them. I've honestly enjoyed testing the non-large market balls over the last couple of years (Vice, Snell, Cut, etc).
    Yep I have been doing the same thing myself and it adds to my fun too. I have only tried a couple of Cut balls and they seemed ok too> The one non large market ball I tried that I did not like was the On Core felt like a Rock Flite to me but that is just me
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  • indianalawnguyindianalawnguy Members Posts: 420 ✭✭
    BIG STU wrote:


    Actually I like both balls. I have a source down here where I am getting them used cheap too. This one guy I know runs a shop and sells used balls. Most of the mainstream golfers will not buy them used they only buy the top name brands. Now to be completely objective I do not care for the Vice Pro Soft at all. It does however play great off of persimmon. I do like the Srixon Soft Feel and the Cally Supersoft though in cooler weather. If I came out of retirement and went back to playing big money matches and Mini Tours I would not hesitate to put either brand (new of course) into front line play




    You are playing the mini tours and playing a persimmon driver or fairway wood? Not saying i dont believe your story or anything, but trying to imagine the the looks you get on the 1st tee from your playing partners!
  • Shifty76Shifty76 Members Posts: 347 ✭✭
    Haven't tried anything from Snell yet but LOVED the Vice Pro. As did our club pro who usually plays Pro V1.
  • 2bGood2bGood Members Posts: 4,969 ✭✭
    edited Aug 16, 2018 #28
    If you want something like the Pro V1why not the Pro V1?



    I assume if you are playing top end ball you are a decent player and losing balls is not the issue, but wearing them out is more common. So you might be saving $2 or less a round. Why compromise on a key part of your equipment for $2?
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,203 ✭✭

    BIG STU wrote:


    Actually I like both balls. I have a source down here where I am getting them used cheap too. This one guy I know runs a shop and sells used balls. Most of the mainstream golfers will not buy them used they only buy the top name brands. Now to be completely objective I do not care for the Vice Pro Soft at all. It does however play great off of persimmon. I do like the Srixon Soft Feel and the Cally Supersoft though in cooler weather. If I came out of retirement and went back to playing big money matches and Mini Tours I would not hesitate to put either brand (new of course) into front line play




    You are playing the mini tours and playing a persimmon driver or fairway wood? Not saying i dont believe your story or anything, but trying to imagine the the looks you get on the 1st tee from your playing partners!






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  • MathwizMathwiz Members Posts: 984 ✭✭
    2bGood wrote:


    If you want something like the Pro V1why not the Pro V1?



    I assume if you are playing top end ball you are a decent player and losing balls is not the issue, but wearing them out is more common. So you might be saving $2 or less a round. Why compromise on a key part of your equipment for $2?




    I play the Snell MTB Red and I normally putt out on 18 with the ball I teed off on #1 with. To answer your question...........the fact of the matter is it is not a compromise.
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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,448 ✭✭
    edited Aug 16, 2018 #31
    2bGood wrote:


    If you want something like the Pro V1why not the Pro V1?



    I assume if you are playing top end ball you are a decent player and losing balls is not the issue, but wearing them out is more common. So you might be saving $2 or less a round. Why compromise on a key part of your equipment for $2?




    If you have time to browse this thread, I strongly recommend to check out Snell ball thread. There are some people playing the same ball for multiple rounds. For me, losing ball is an issue but I could tell you that snell balls are darn durable. also, it is not about something like ProV1. It sure is better than ProV1.



    Yes I am a big fan of Snell balls. Certainly way better than Vice, IMO.
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