Fall/ Winter ball

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  • aiyyeraiyyer Members Posts: 1,443 ✭✭
    There are some older Bridgestone versions on sale at Golf Discount - E6 etc.

    My issue is that I have a tough time with the marshmallow feel off the driver and putter with the softer ball. To make a point I did try the TM Lethals vs the Wilson Duo U in 40 degrees weather and there is a significant difference in feel and distance at least for my swing.



  • lologolflologolf Members Posts: 490
    kirklands either version
  • NFDNFD Members Posts: 783 ✭✭
    I just go into my shag bag and play all the balls that aren't too scuffed up
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  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,936 ✭✭
    NFD wrote:


    I just go into my shag bag and play all the balls that aren't too scuffed up
    It’s been so lousy this fall I think that’s my plan this year too.
    Irons: 19' Cobra CB's
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    Fairway: Titleist 917F2
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  • CroddadCroddad What it’s all about Members Posts: 654 ✭✭
    aiyyer wrote:

    pflyers85 wrote:


    This is an awesome thread. I have never really thought too much about how a ball can change as the temps change.



    I live in Seattle, - so looking at 37-52 degrees or so. I have a 100 MPH SS, 8.3 HDCP and am a high loft/spin player, I currently game the MTB Black and love it.



    What should I be looking for in a fall/winter ball?




    IMO the whole fall/winter ball is more people looking for semi decent 2 piece/budget ball because they don't want to run the risk of losing their normal, more expensive gamers in leaves. Some people claim the ball is more harsh feeling in the colder weather but to me if you rotate a ball every hole or so and keep the next in your pocket the temp isn't going to affect the ball that fast.


    True. Another excuse to buy more balls! I do disagree though with your latter argument.

    Hitting a Wilson Duo is much less penal on the joints than a Lethal in 30 degree silly season weather.




    Just moved from Seattle to Portland, so still looking at the same weather basically. For years I’ve been switching balls for October through April, sometimes even May. Cost of losing in the leaves, or more often plugged in the middle of the fairway, was the first reason. Second reason is a V1 or X will spin WAY too much on wedge shots and spin off the green once they start getting wet/water logged.



    Another bonus of switching to the non-urethane 2 piece ball is that they still feel soft when it’s colder, but the less spin on iron shots tend to go a similar distance in the colder/wetter air, so my yardages stay consistent.



    Used to play the V1x during the summer, then switch to the DT Solo or NXT Tour. Problem is that both those balls aren’t made anymore. Leader in the clubhouse right now is the Velocity for spin/feel/priceand I want in a ball, but havne’t played it in the cold weather yet to see if it feels like a rock. Anyone have other suggestions or experience with it? Second year it’s been out.
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    Titleist 718 T-MB 3 iron ProjectX PXi 6.0
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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members Posts: 6,274 ✭✭
    A few weeks ago while freezing my putter off, I found a bright yellow Top Flight D2 feel. It was hiding under a leaf and was brand new.



    I put it in play for the last four holes, shot 1 under and won a greenie and a skin!



    Found out they were $10 for a 15 pack, so I bought 45 of them for the winter tour.



    I've got 4 rounds in since then, and in cold crappy conditions, this ball rocks. I've only lost two of them in 72 holes, it's quite easy to give up looking for a 66 cent ball!



    My ProV's, Kirklands and Srixons will be well rested come springtime.
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,178 ✭✭
    edited Nov 5, 2018 #38


    A few weeks ago while freezing my putter off, I found a bright yellow Top Flight D2 feel. It was hiding under a leaf and was brand new.



    I put it in play for the last four holes, shot 1 under and won a greenie and a skin!



    Found out they were $10 for a 15 pack, so I bought 45 of them for the winter tour.



    I've got 4 rounds in since then, and in cold crappy conditions, this ball rocks. I've only lost two of them in 72 holes, it's quite easy to give up looking for a 66 cent ball!



    My ProV's, Kirklands and Srixons will be well rested come springtime.




    +1 D2 Feels in yellow. They will go on sale for Black Friday as well.However, now I prefer Srixon Soft Feel in yellow for the coldest weather.
  • plusforeplusfore Members Posts: 232 ✭✭
    When the weather gets cool/cold-ish I will play any ball that I have found or has an obvious cart rash on it, therefore, it is expendable if it gets lost in the leaves or plugs in the soft turf.
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  • GDTBATHGDTBATH Members Posts: 107 ✭✭
    Folks, never tried one of the really soft balls for winter before. Does the softness hurt distance? How about spin around the greens. Not an equipment guru here so any thoughts appreciated. I play the Snell Black and Chrome Soft a good bit.
  • KgglonghornKgglonghorn ClubWRX Posts: 53
    just my $.02 but in my limited experience trying lower compression balls, they tend to spin too much. I am specifically referring to the Bridgestone. I normally play the Tour BX but tried the Tour BXS this past weekend thinking it would be a better cool weather choice. It checked way more than I am used to with the Tour BX. Ended up leaving two bunker shots and a greenside chip much shorter than they would normally have rolled out.
  • FairwindsgolferFairwindsgolfer Members Posts: 616
    Croddad wrote:

    aiyyer wrote:

    pflyers85 wrote:


    This is an awesome thread. I have never really thought too much about how a ball can change as the temps change.



    I live in Seattle, - so looking at 37-52 degrees or so. I have a 100 MPH SS, 8.3 HDCP and am a high loft/spin player, I currently game the MTB Black and love it.



    What should I be looking for in a fall/winter ball?




    IMO the whole fall/winter ball is more people looking for semi decent 2 piece/budget ball because they don't want to run the risk of losing their normal, more expensive gamers in leaves. Some people claim the ball is more harsh feeling in the colder weather but to me if you rotate a ball every hole or so and keep the next in your pocket the temp isn't going to affect the ball that fast.


    True. Another excuse to buy more balls! I do disagree though with your latter argument.

    Hitting a Wilson Duo is much less penal on the joints than a Lethal in 30 degree silly season weather.




    Just moved from Seattle to Portland, so still looking at the same weather basically. For years I’ve been switching balls for October through April, sometimes even May. Cost of losing in the leaves, or more often plugged in the middle of the fairway, was the first reason. Second reason is a V1 or X will spin WAY too much on wedge shots and spin off the green once they start getting wet/water logged.



    Another bonus of switching to the non-urethane 2 piece ball is that they still feel soft when it’s colder, but the less spin on iron shots tend to go a similar distance in the colder/wetter air, so my yardages stay consistent.



    Used to play the V1x during the summer, then switch to the DT Solo or NXT Tour. Problem is that both those balls aren’t made anymore. Leader in the clubhouse right now is the Velocity for spin/feel/priceand I want in a ball, but havne’t played it in the cold weather yet to see if it feels like a rock. Anyone have other suggestions or experience with it? Second year it’s been out.


    it's terribly ironic that you mention the velocity because I just put it in my bag for the first time last week.

    I live in New England and the last two rounds that I played with the velocity have been in 45 degree or lower weather and it has performed very well. Yes, the cover does feel a little little hard but nothing too crazy. I normally play a Pro V but have no issues playing the velocity during the Silly Season. I will tell you that the ball jumps off a club face like a darn rocket as opposed to the Pro V so mind your distances.
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,076 ✭✭
    Mysteriously it is now warmer than it was a month ago so swapped the cheaper ammo for battle scarred premium ammo....used a found V1x for last three games.
  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,199 ✭✭


    just my $.02 but in my limited experience trying lower compression balls, they tend to spin too much. I am specifically referring to the Bridgestone. I normally play the Tour BX but tried the Tour BXS this past weekend thinking it would be a better cool weather choice. It checked way more than I am used to with the Tour BX. Ended up leaving two bunker shots and a greenside chip much shorter than they would normally have rolled out.




    The Tour BXS is a very spinney ball. YOu would have done better with the Tour B RX.
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  • MattMoMattMo Members Posts: 2,366 ✭✭
    Usually play whatever random balls I have in my bag for cold weather. Used a Chrome Soft in upper 40* temps yesterday. Loved the feel with great results, think I found my cold weather ball.
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    Ping G25 4W w/ TFC
    Ping G25 20* Hybrid w/ TFC
    Ping ie1 4-U w/ CFS
    Ping Glide 54* WS
    Ping Glide Stealth 58* ES
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