Wilson Duo Professional. new for 2019

larciellarciel I play for eagleMembers Posts: 2,318 ✭✭
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So basically they made the it bit harder than Duo U (60 vs 55) and made cover 40% thinner.



I really liked Duo U. Might give this a try at $35





good to see golf ball prices coming down. I wonder how Cally did with 2018 CS. Bet sales went down hard.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,244 ✭✭
    Hysterical that they have the nerve to name it “professional” when it doesn’t actually have the specific characteristics of a ball that any professional player or top Amateur would actually want.



    Good old marketing. Ugh.



    Anyway.....nice to see another $30 option out there to do battle with the Q stars and project A’s.
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  • MuddlerMuddler Members Posts: 825


    Hysterical that they have the nerve to name it “professional” when it doesn’t actually have the specific characteristics of a ball that any professional player or top Amateur would actually want.








    I imagine they just had to come up with something new as "Duo Urethane" didn't exactly inspire.
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  • spartanglfrspartanglfr Members Posts: 374 ✭✭
    White is only color in traditional finish. Yellow, green and orange are matte. I don't care for matte at all--and wish Wilson offered at least one of the bright colors in the regular finish.
  • sosob34sosob34 Members Posts: 178 ✭✭
    Just bought a bunch of Duo U's. I think they are the best feeling ball out there. Can't wait to give these a try to compare to the U's.
  • TheShaunTheShaun Members Posts: 1,161 ✭✭
    So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?
  • TheBear95TheBear95 Members Posts: 453 ✭✭
    TheShaun wrote:


    So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?




    It's a urethane ball.
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  • MuddlerMuddler Members Posts: 825
    TheBear95 wrote:
    TheShaun wrote:


    So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?




    It's a urethane ball.




    With a surlyn mantle.
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  • TheBear95TheBear95 Members Posts: 453 ✭✭
    Muddler wrote:

    TheBear95 wrote:
    TheShaun wrote:


    So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?




    It's a urethane ball.




    With a surlyn mantle.




    Every multi-layer urethane ball has a surlyn or surlyn-like mantle layer or layers.
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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,745 ✭✭
    Looking forward to trying these next season! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,340 ✭✭
    TheBear95 wrote:

    Muddler wrote:

    TheBear95 wrote:
    TheShaun wrote:


    So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?




    It's a urethane ball.




    With a surlyn mantle.




    Every multi-layer urethane ball has a surlyn or surlyn-like mantle layer or layers.


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  • MuddlerMuddler Members Posts: 825
    TheBear95 wrote:

    Muddler wrote:

    TheBear95 wrote:
    TheShaun wrote:


    So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?




    It's a urethane ball.




    With a surlyn mantle.




    Every multi-layer urethane ball has a surlyn or surlyn-like mantle layer or layers.




    Yes. I was just pointing out the surlyn mantle as I think that is what led to the confusion over whether this was a "surlyn" or "urethane" ball.
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  • MuddlerMuddler Members Posts: 825
    Personally, I'm not a fan of having both the Staff shield and the words "Wilson Staff" emblazoned on the ball. All their good balls of recent years have just had the words, and their less-expensive balls have had the shield. I guess having both is supposed to signify that this ball bridges the gap between the two kinds of balls, but I think it just makes the ball look too busy.
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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,318 ✭✭
    Muddler wrote:


    Personally, I'm not a fan of having both the Staff shield and the words "Wilson Staff" emblazoned on the ball. All their good balls of recent years have just had the words, and their less-expensive balls have had the shield. I guess having both is supposed to signify that this ball bridges the gap between the two kinds of balls, but I think it just makes the ball look too busy.




    I agree but on the field, I dont ever have to turn the ball over to see if it's mine or not. Busy ball!
  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members Posts: 460 ✭✭
    I will buy my Dad some of these in matte. He can't see where his ball goes half the time anymore.
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  • erock9174erock9174 North Canton, OHMembers Posts: 3,962 ✭✭
    I’ll be interested to see how the matte Urethane cover feels. The matte Urethane Vice Pro Soft felt pretty slick to me.

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  • PuttCurseRepeatPuttCurseRepeat It's a ball mark repair tool. Use it! Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    Great! Glad to hear that the new version will be firmer. My only knock on this ball was that it was a little mushy in warmer temps. I'll definitely be giving this ball a stab next spring or sooner.
  • Break81Break81 Broke80 Members Posts: 2,026 ✭✭
    a thinner cover? The cover on the "U" was super thin compared to most brands
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  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,275 ✭✭
    larciel wrote:


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    So basically they made the it bit harder than Duo U (60 vs 55) and made cover 40% thinner.



    I really liked Duo U. Might give this a try at $35





    good to see golf ball prices coming down. I wonder how Cally did with 2018 CS. Bet sales went down hard.




    Why the matte ball? Do people really like it or has the OEM's mis-judged this big time. I prefer a shiny yellow ball.
  • arbeckarbeck SeattleMembers Posts: 422 ✭✭
    Tanner25 wrote:


    Why the matte ball? Do people really like it or has the OEM's mis-judged this big time. I prefer a shiny yellow ball.




    I see a ton of them on the course. I think they're mostly Callaways, but people seem to like them. I found that they got dirty too fast for my liking.
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  • Break81Break81 Broke80 Members Posts: 2,026 ✭✭
    My favorite color ball it the Callaway Superhot Bold (Red).

    I tried the Vice Pro Soft in Red and the color wasn’t as good. Wish the Callaways were a little cheaper but Red catches my eye against any back drop or color grass so it is great for visibility.



    Yes they get a little dirty but usually I lose a ball or 2 per round so not a real issue.
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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,714 ✭✭
    I will consider Duo P when Hurricane has 3 dz for $40 again. Too soft for my taste. When I hit Duo U pure, I felt like hitting air. no feedback.
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  • jcg132jcg132 PTPOTCW StamvegasMembers Posts: 1,070 ✭✭
    Can’t wait to try these. Hope they are as good or better than my current gamer Duo U. Otherwise I will look to stockpile. Nothing could beat the Duo U for me this year after significant ball testing, including the AVX. I will say I saw similar performance and feel between the Duo U and K Sig.
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  • damnorcrossdamnorcross Members Posts: 709 ✭✭
    I liked the FG Tour, Duo U felt soft off the driver. I will definitely give this one a try.
  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,306 ✭✭
    Muddler wrote:


    Yes. I was just pointing out the surlyn mantle as I think that is what led to the confusion over whether this was a "surlyn" or "urethane" ball.
    The article linked in the first post of the thread made it quite clear that the DUO Professional is a urethane covered golf ball and not surlyn. There should be no confusion.
  • eaglestan66eaglestan66 Members Posts: 523 ✭✭
    The lower compression Duo-U is my go to ball whenever temps fall below 60 degrees F to replace the ProV1 in the rotation.

    I just didn't like that they stained a darker color after say 12 holes of golf.

    That cover sure is tacky and must pick up small particulates which embed in the cover and discolor.

    Looking forward to the Duo Professional!!
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  • p3gap3ga Members Posts: 647 ✭✭
    Are these replacing the FG Tour?
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  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,275 ✭✭
    p3ga wrote:


    Are these replacing the FG Tour?




    They should be replacing the Duo U
  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,319 ✭✭
    edited Nov 11, 2018 #29
    flushem wrote:


    I will consider Duo P when Hurricane has 3 dz for $40 again. Too soft for my taste. When I hit Duo U pure, I felt like hitting air. no feedback.




    I found one, played it on a water carry, dog leg hole. Had a hard time finding it as I've never hit a ball that far over the water, and fairway, into the driving range. Cool day and I haven't played since then.
  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,714 ✭✭
    Brrezy but temparqture still in low 80s and high 70s. I will try Duo U in winter and see if it works as good Pinnacle Soft.
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  • 73monte73monte Members Posts: 655
    Loved the Duo U. I'm a bit skeptical about the Duo P though, think it might be simply a rebadged Duo U. Played the new Project A for this year, and it was great. Loved the feel of it more than anything else, but have to admit, there isn't much between the U, A, and QST.
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