Best wind ball

purdypurdy Members Posts: 124 ✭✭
Did a search, but did not find.

What ball do you find to perform best in the wind. Primarily into the wind is my issue, less so than cross winds. Currently play Prov1. Seem to recall TM balls being good in wind, but have not played since Lethal. Help a Texas brother out, who is constantly playing in 15mph winds and having a tough time.

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  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,076 ✭✭
    Srixon Z Star XV has been very good for me in winds image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • Fairways_and_GreensFairways_and_Greens Members Posts: 793 ✭✭


    Srixon Z Star XV has been very good for me in winds image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




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    917 F2 15° Diamana S+ 80x
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    U765 20.5° Modus3 105x
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    Mack Daddy Forged 58° Super Peening Blue
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    Z Star XV
  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX Posts: 1,588 ClubWRX
    The Titleist AVX is very good in the wind. Less spin and a bit lower launch.
    Driver: Callaway GBB Epic 9° w/Project X HZRDUS T800 65 gm 6.0 flex
    3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
    Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 54/08 M Grind w/KBS Tour R-Flex
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Titleist AVX in yellow
  • ballywho27ballywho27 Members Posts: 510 ✭✭
    Titleist AVX. Wind doesn’t touch it.
  • tangojaytangojay Members Posts: 929 ✭✭
    No such thing ( I played on golf courses all around El Paso TX for 10 years) , its all on how you strike the ball,,, old timer thought me that where your hands finish, is how your ball will fly,,,, worked for me, kept hands low on follow through,low ball flight, hands high,, yup, high flight,,,,,,, hit the driving range when the wind is up, more than likely it will be all to yourself.
  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX Posts: 1,588 ClubWRX
    tangojay wrote:


    No such thing ( I played on golf courses all around El Paso TX for 10 years) , its all on how you strike the ball,,, old timer thought me that where your hands finish, is how your ball will fly,,,, worked for me, kept hands low on follow through,low ball flight, hands high,, yup, high flight,,,,,,, hit the driving range when the wind is up, more than likely it will be all to yourself.


    Certainly being able to flight the ball down is a huge asset, but getting a ball that tends to flight lower with less spin can greatly aid that effort. It takes a great deal of skill to control the ball flight of a spinny, high launch ball. Not saying we shouldn't aspire to acquiring greater skill, but a little help never hurt.
    Driver: Callaway GBB Epic 9° w/Project X HZRDUS T800 65 gm 6.0 flex
    3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
    Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 54/08 M Grind w/KBS Tour R-Flex
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Titleist AVX in yellow
  • ASU TylerASU Tyler SFO via PHX Members Posts: 13 ✭✭
    AVX for me has performed well in windy conditions. I'm a ProV1 user and keep a sleeve of AVX's in the bag just for this very reason.
  • GSDriverGSDriver Members Posts: 607 ✭✭
    Callaway Hex pattern, I learned to play in Chicago and play in N TX now, tried them all. Granted I can flight the ball, but that dimple pattern when struck well (as most do) or nearly well works in the wind for me and many I have played with.
    Epic Speeder 661
    Rogue 4 Wood Evenflow 75 Blue
    Epic Hybrids 3/4/5
    Apex Pro 6-P Recoil 110 F4
    MD Slate Forged 52
    PM Grind 56/60
    Odyssey 7S
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
  • SASpeederSASpeeder SASpeeder Members Posts: 86 ClubWRX
    I play Pro V1 X but keep a sleeve of Srixon Z Star XV for those windy days here in Cape Town South Africa.
  • tangojaytangojay Members Posts: 929 ✭✭

    tangojay wrote:


    No such thing ( I played on golf courses all around El Paso TX for 10 years) , its all on how you strike the ball,,, old timer thought me that where your hands finish, is how your ball will fly,,,, worked for me, kept hands low on follow through,low ball flight, hands high,, yup, high flight,,,,,,, hit the driving range when the wind is up, more than likely it will be all to yourself.


    Certainly being able to flight the ball down is a huge asset, but getting a ball that tends to flight lower with less spin can greatly aid that effort. It takes a great deal of skill to control the ball flight of a spinny, high launch ball. Not saying we shouldn't aspire to acquiring greater skill, but a little help never hurt.




    I played mostly played Stratas since my favorite golf ball at the time, Titleist tour 100 balatas, were good for maybe 2-3 holes on some of those courses I played. (White Sands Missle Range, Painted Dunes and Alamogordo’s Holf course) if you did not stay in the fairways,,, clubs were PING EYE2 steel,,,
  • net_worthnet_worth Members Posts: 42 ✭✭
    Z-Star XV. I swear this ball defies physics on windy days.
  • purdypurdy Members Posts: 124 ✭✭
    Thanks all, appreciate the replies and guidance.
  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 2,042 ClubWRX
    edited Dec 28, 2018 #14
    Srixon Z-Star XV is very good in the wind, but I haven't found anything that beats the TP5x wind performance.



    Edited to add: I played the prior model XV for a few months at the end of 2016. I tested the current model XV against the TP5 and TP5x when all were released in 2017, but the TP5x won out in the wind category.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Orange V2 70TX, 44.5"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 14, Tensei Blue 70 X, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-750 3-4, KBS C-Taper S+ (soft-stepped 1x)
    TaylorMade P7TW 5-PW, KBS C-Taper S+ (soft-stepped 1x)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58, DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

    jll62's WITB
  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,345 ✭✭
    I second the TP5X. Great ball in the wind.
  • JRL2JRL2 Members Posts: 32 ✭✭
    AVX is a great wind ball, my AP2s will balloon with a Pro V, but not with the AVX. Love them.
    "The most important shot in golf is the next one" - Ben Hogan

    Taylormade M5, Aldila Copperhead 65, stiff
    Taylormade M1, 3 wood, Hazrdus Black 75 5.5
    Taylormade M2, 3/4 hybrid, Rogue
    Titleist AP2 718 5-GW Project X 6.0
    Titleist Vokey SM7 56 degree SW
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Titleist Vokey SM7 60 degree LW[/font]
    Ping Ketsch Mid Heavy
  • UndonersgUndonersg Members Posts: 90
    I played a Vice Pro Plus for a while... Had no issues with wind.
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,856 ✭✭
    TP5x for me, thing acts like wind doesn’t exist.
    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
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