Golf ball - durability

thecolonelthecolonel Members Posts: 37 ✭✭
Which 'good' golf balls do you rate for durability? As in paintwork lasts a bit longer than others, and don't scuff up too easily. I'm talking say single figures handicap ball here. So mid to high price range, not junk balls.

And what balls do you not buy because they look awful too quickly?



  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members Posts: 6,286 ✭✭
    Srixon Z Star, they wear like iron, especially the yellow.

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  • cmagnussoncmagnusson Members Posts: 442 ✭✭
    Never kept a ball long enough to find out. Must be nice.
    Cobra BioCell+ 8.5*D, Aldila RIP'D NV 65TX at 44.75"
    Ping Rapture 14*, Diamana Blueboard 73X
    Titleist 917F2 18*, Matrix Deus 60X
    Adams Pro DHy 18*, Aldila RIP 85X
    Adams Red 20*, Aldila RIP 85X
    TaylorMade RBladez 5i-PW, Stiff
    Cobra Trusty Rusty 53*, 59*, DG S200
    Odyssey WhiteHot Pro #1
  • callaway.7callaway.7 Members Posts: 165 ✭✭
    Ive had very good luck with the 2018 chromesofts. I played the yellow truvis ones and even the occasional cart path strike would barely put a scratch in them. I once got 72 holes out of the same ball before i thought it needed replacing.
    Callaway XR16 8.0*- Project X Hzrdus T1100 65x
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 14*- Project X Hzrdus Yellow Handcrafted 75x
    Adams 9031 Proto 20*- Diamana 100X
    Titleist 716mb 4-Pw- KBS C-Taper X
    Vokey sm6 52* F-Grind, 56* M-Grind, 60* L-Grind- KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Ball: Taylormade TP5
  • lefty1978lefty1978 Members Posts: 287 ✭✭
    I bought a 2 dozen of the older chromsofts (not sure which year) on clearance from Academy in July. These things last forever, probably the best I've ever played as far as durability. Not the best performer for me, but if want a ball that will last, these will do.
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 9.0° w/ HZRDUS Smoke 6.0 60g
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero 3w 15° w/ Aldila Rogue Max 75g
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20° w/ Kuro Kage 80g
    Mizuno MP-54 4i-PW w/ DG S300
    Mizuno S18 52°/9 w/ DG S400
    Mizuno S18 56°/10 w/ DG S400
    Mizuno S18 60°/6 w/ DG S400
    Ping Cadence TR Anser 2 Putter
    Srixon Q-Star Tour golf balls
  • dubbelbogeydubbelbogey Members Posts: 437 ✭✭
    Srixon Z-star - but these seem to have a harder cover that I hate to say feels to me more like a good "mid range" ball rather than a top-end ball.

    Then ProV1/X - these have always been more durable for me than most of their competitors - e.g. TM, Bridgestone, Callaway. Admittedly, they're all pretty durable when it comes to actual structural wear, but Titleist's paint seems to be more durable than the others, which show paint scuffs more readily.
  • thecolonelthecolonel Members Posts: 37 ✭✭
    Sorry only just seen these replies due an issue with my app. Thanks all, will check out your recommendations!
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