Talking Cult Balls....

Thommo335Thommo335 Members Posts: 51 ✭✭
Inspired by the talking cult clubs thread, thought I'd do the same for balls and avoid a threadjack....



Thinking game changers, personal favourites, great ones, **** ones, sleepers, forgotten ones etc. Here goes....



Titleist Tour Balata, Professional and ProV1, Slazenger balata, Maxfli Revolution, Precept Lady, Wilson Staff Duo and FG Tour, TM Inergel, Maxfli DDH, Rextar Balata, Nike TA (esp DD version) and One Black, Cally TruVis, Hogan Apex, Uniroyal Plus six, Dunlop 65. Slazenger B51, Penfold Ace.



Let the debate ensue.......
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  • Twism86Twism86 Posts: 377 ✭✭
    I think the biggest "Cult" in balls right now are near tour level urethane balls at low prices!



    The Kirkland balls definitely have a cult following. For me the K3 with a urethane covers performs well above its price point so its hard to justify paying for anything else. Its a better ball than I should probably be playing but slicing that $1 ball into the woods hurts the wallet way less than a ball that costs 2-3x as much and performs worse.
    TM AeroBurner 9.5*
    TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
    Odyssey White Hot RX #1
    A bunch of random wedges
  • SimpSimp Members Posts: 2,908 ✭✭
    Yeah, any of the direct to consumer balls have a cult following. But if we're talking back in the day I've got to throw the Tour Edition, Maxfli HT 100, Titleist Tour Balata and the Kro-Flight only because it had the compression of granite.
    WITB
    G400 LST 10°
    VSteel 13°
    Adams Idea Pro 20°
    Adams Idea Pro 23°
    Mizuno MP18 SC's Fli-Hi 4&5
    Cleveland RTX3 50,54 & 60
    TaylorMade Spider Mini
  • MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,336 ✭✭
    Magna so good we're doing it twice. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT Members Posts: 6,986 ✭✭
    Twism86 wrote:


    I think the biggest "Cult" in balls right now are near tour level urethane balls at low prices!



    The Kirkland balls definitely have a cult following. For me the K3 with a urethane covers performs well above its price point so its hard to justify paying for anything else. Its a better ball than I should probably be playing but slicing that $1 ball into the woods hurts the wallet way less than a ball that costs 2-3x as much and performs worse.






    How's the feel ,compression and spin with k3?
  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,296 ✭✭
    I second the old Spalding Tour Edition. Great ball that did everything the Tour Balata did, plus didn’t go out of round or cut on the slightest mis-hit. As I recall it was a couple dollars less too.
  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Posts: 1,485 ✭✭
    Gamer V2 when Callaway owned Top Flite - Opened my eyes to golf balls other than Titleist.
  • jholzjholz Members Posts: 1,296 ✭✭
    I was a huge fan of the Precept EV back in the day.
    Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
    Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
    Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
    Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
    5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
    Vokey Design 200 Series 52* Stock Wedge (?)
    Cleveland CG15 Oilcan 56* Stock Wedge
    Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
    Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize
  • Thommo335Thommo335 Members Posts: 51 ✭✭
    cristphoto wrote:


    I second the old Spalding Tour Edition. Great ball that did everything the Tour Balata did, plus didn't go out of round or cut on the slightest mis-hit. As I recall it was a couple dollars less too.




    ****, forgot that one. Remember finding one and was beside myself with excitement to try it out. Spun like crazy, hurt Greg Norman a bunch of times though with too much spin, thinking '86 PGA....
  • Twism86Twism86 Posts: 377 ✭✭
    SwooshLT wrote:

    Twism86 wrote:


    I think the biggest "Cult" in balls right now are near tour level urethane balls at low prices!



    The Kirkland balls definitely have a cult following. For me the K3 with a urethane covers performs well above its price point so its hard to justify paying for anything else. Its a better ball than I should probably be playing but slicing that $1 ball into the woods hurts the wallet way less than a ball that costs 2-3x as much and performs worse.






    How's the feel ,compression and spin with k3?




    Well, Im like a 20 handicap and have been only playing for 1.5 seasons so you may not want my advice.... Feel, rather soft and not too clicky. No clue what the compression numbers are. Im not a high spin player (because I suck) but I find this balls hold the greens better than all the non urethane balls I have played and too me plays similar to V1s and Chrome Soft which I used before this.
    TM AeroBurner 9.5*
    TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
    Odyssey White Hot RX #1
    A bunch of random wedges
  • CwebbCwebb Members Posts: 5,847 ClubWRX
    The ProV1* (star)
  • trackcoach13trackcoach13 Members Posts: 918 ✭✭
    Cwebb wrote:


    The ProV1* (star)




    I still have a couple dozen of them.
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Driver: Cobra F9 w/ Aldila NV 2KXV Green 65 Stiff
    3W: Titleist 917F2 w/Fujikura Speeder Pro Tour Spec 84 Stiff [/font]

    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]2I: Srixon Z U65 18 Degree w/Miyazaki Kaula 7s
    Irons: Wilson FG Tour v6 4-GW DG S300 AMT
    Wedge: 56/11 Wilson FG Tour PMP Raw Tour Grind[/font]

    Wedge: Vokey SM6 60-12 K-Grind
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Putter: [/font]Odyssey O-WORKS Red Marxman
  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MOMembers Posts: 148 ✭✭
    jholz wrote:


    I was a huge fan of the Precept EV back in the day.




    Yessir! I played those all through high school and thought I was cooler than the preppy Titleist kids. I wasn't, but that didn't stop me...
  • jholzjholz Members Posts: 1,296 ✭✭
    Dustin_J wrote:

    jholz wrote:


    I was a huge fan of the Precept EV back in the day.




    Yessir! I played those all through high school and thought I was cooler than the preppy Titleist kids. I wasn't, but that didn't stop me...




    That's funny. I played them for a similar reason, plus it always made it easier to ID my ball. I still play pretty much anything other than Titleist just for this reason.
    Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
    Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
    Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
    Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
    5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
    Vokey Design 200 Series 52* Stock Wedge (?)
    Cleveland CG15 Oilcan 56* Stock Wedge
    Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
    Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,076 ✭✭
    Uniroyal Plus Six. Ram Balata. Strata Ace. And from the left field......Newing Double Cover and Kasco RRS Tour. Both awesome and a match for any US or UK made ammo.
  • sharkiesjsharkiesj Members Posts: 2,972 ✭✭
    TaylorMade Red LDP 4 piece
  • jgonz69jgonz69 Members Posts: 746 ✭✭
    Nike DD was a great ball, I bought 10dz. on closeout when they were discontinued.

    Ksig 4 pc

    PING G400 Max Ping Tour 65
    PING G400 3wd 14.5 Ping Tour 75
    PING G400 Hybrid Ping Tour 85
    PING i500 3, 5-U
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 54 58
    Cameron MilSpec 350g
    Srixon Z-Star XV
  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Devotee of OCD ENGLAND.Members Posts: 1,882 ✭✭
    edited Mar 7, 2019 3:52pm #18
    sharkiesj wrote:


    TaylorMade Red LDP 4 piece




    TP RED LDP did it for me too. Oh the memories......
    Regards - 'Shuv'

    PING G20 - 9.5  degree - Grafalloy ProLaunch Red - X
    BRIDGESTONE J33 (15) - Grafalloy ProLaunch Red - X
    MIZUNO Fli-Hi (17+20) - Grafalloy ProLaunch Red - X
    TAYLORMADE UDi No 4 (23 degree) - Project X - 6.5
    CALLAWAY X22 Tour Irons (5 - PW) - Project X - 6.5
    CALLAWAY MD3 Black (52+58 deg) - DG PRO S300
    RIFE Iconic Tour Vault 3 : Flow-Neck - 340g / 34.75"
    TAYLORMADE TP5 Golf Ball ←NEW 2019 Version→

    SHUV'S WITB: http://www.golfwrx.c...l-and-now-2016/
  • arbeckarbeck SeattlePosts: 344 ✭✭
    SwooshLT wrote:


    How's the feel ,compression and spin with k3?




    I think it's a little clicky off wedges, no more than a Pro V1x though. It's probably a soft or softer than a Pro V1. It's firmer than an FG Tour probably similar to the Q Star Tour. As for spin, you're probably not going to find a ball that spins more off irons and wedges. I play Hot Metal irons with a 31* 7i and swing it around 80MPH; and I can easily get over 7000 RPM of spin on good strikes. Full wedge shots are well over 10000 RPM.
    Ping Traverse
    King Cobra F7 10.5* w/ Mitsubishi Tensi CK Blue 60 set at 9.5*
    TEE E8 4W, 7W
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
    TEE CB PROs 60*
    Scotty Cameron Squareback
  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,450 ✭✭
    Precept U-tri tour and the original MC Lady.
    Taylormade R510tp TI 10.5* Fuji Evo TS 661
    Cleveland launcher DF tour 17* Fuji Rombax 8x07
    TEE CNC forged limited 3-pw DG tour concept 
    Artisan 53* s400
    Artisan 58* s400
    Cameron '96 Laguna
  • CwebbCwebb Members Posts: 5,847 ClubWRX
    sharkiesj wrote:


    TaylorMade Red LDP 4 piece




    Might be at the top of the list. I recall some digging around in Walmart trying to find these, like 2-3 years after they were discontinued
  • trackcoach13trackcoach13 Members Posts: 918 ✭✭
    edited Mar 7, 2019 4:36pm #22
    Cwebb wrote:

    sharkiesj wrote:


    TaylorMade Red LDP 4 piece




    Might be at the top of the list. I recall some digging around in Walmart trying to find these, like 2-3 years after they were discontinued




    I still have a ton of them in a storage bin (maybe close to 200 balls). At the time it was the best ball ever made for my swing.
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Driver: Cobra F9 w/ Aldila NV 2KXV Green 65 Stiff
    3W: Titleist 917F2 w/Fujikura Speeder Pro Tour Spec 84 Stiff [/font]

    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]2I: Srixon Z U65 18 Degree w/Miyazaki Kaula 7s
    Irons: Wilson FG Tour v6 4-GW DG S300 AMT
    Wedge: 56/11 Wilson FG Tour PMP Raw Tour Grind[/font]

    Wedge: Vokey SM6 60-12 K-Grind
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Putter: [/font]Odyssey O-WORKS Red Marxman
  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Devotee of OCD ENGLAND.Members Posts: 1,882 ✭✭
    Bridgestone Rextar Pro Model.



    Wonder how many dare agree with me and show their true age.............
    Regards - 'Shuv'

    PING G20 - 9.5  degree - Grafalloy ProLaunch Red - X
    BRIDGESTONE J33 (15) - Grafalloy ProLaunch Red - X
    MIZUNO Fli-Hi (17+20) - Grafalloy ProLaunch Red - X
    TAYLORMADE UDi No 4 (23 degree) - Project X - 6.5
    CALLAWAY X22 Tour Irons (5 - PW) - Project X - 6.5
    CALLAWAY MD3 Black (52+58 deg) - DG PRO S300
    RIFE Iconic Tour Vault 3 : Flow-Neck - 340g / 34.75"
    TAYLORMADE TP5 Golf Ball ←NEW 2019 Version→

    SHUV'S WITB: http://www.golfwrx.c...l-and-now-2016/
  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT Members Posts: 6,986 ✭✭


    Bridgestone Rextar Pro Model.



    Wonder how many dare agree with me and show their true age.............




    I'm a Faldo fan and used this ball ....20+ years ago!
  • gatorMDgatorMD Hacker-in-Chief ClubWRX Posts: 4,568 ClubWRX
    A V X
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9 Tour AD MT 6
    3W: TM M2 Tour AD MT 7
    Utility: Srixon Z U65 3/19 Tour AD DI
    Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 4-9 Tour V
    Wedges: SM7 46F, 50F, 54F, and 60K KBS Tour
    Putter: SC Newport 3
    Ball: AVX/ProV1
  • augustgolfaugustgolf Golf with dignity Coastal NCMembers Posts: 3,891 ✭✭
    You young whipper-snappers -



    Strata Ace was preceeded by the "original" Strata, which led to the development of the Tour Edition. Never cared for the Tour Edition.



    Worked in Austria around the time these balls were "hot". Took 8 dozen with me. Sold 4 dozen for the equivalent of $100/dozen. Sold used Ping Eye 2 for $1000



    Ah - the good old days.



    But, here is my all time favorite:



    Pings from the beginning

    OGA member 1415
    or is it 1514...
    I don't remember exactly
  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,450 ✭✭
    edited Mar 7, 2019 5:48pm #27


    Bridgestone Rextar Pro Model.



    Wonder how many dare agree with me and show their true age.............


    Yes sir, actually bought a "few" of those from a table/bin of loose golf balls from a Golf Dimensions in Myrtle Beach around 2006 for 25 cents a piece. Some of guys in my group of usual suspects were laughing at my geeking out over them, until kept having to buy dinner/drinks as a result of bets😂
    Taylormade R510tp TI 10.5* Fuji Evo TS 661
    Cleveland launcher DF tour 17* Fuji Rombax 8x07
    TEE CNC forged limited 3-pw DG tour concept 
    Artisan 53* s400
    Artisan 58* s400
    Cameron '96 Laguna
  • dtc0207dtc0207 Posts: 120 ✭✭
    edited Mar 7, 2019 7:26pm #28
    The 2 balls I remember loving first was when ping made one(huge ping fan) then for some reason I remember loving the noddle when they first came out now it’s a srixon yellow XV’s
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,607 ✭✭
    Maxfli HT 100



    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • Top Flite Strata Tour Professional (it came in a gold box) is one I'd add to your list.
  • Oh man, fun thread!



    Callaway Rule 35 Blue



    Top Flight Z Balata



    Not sure how any Titleist could ever be considered a "cult" ball.
    Play Hard!
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