Summer 2019 - Your tournament golf ball this summer

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wildcatdenwildcatden China Cat Sunflower 1131WRX Points: 522Members Posts: 1,131 Platinum Tees
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Started a thread like this last year, so why not do it again. Plus, I am bored at work.

Junior: 8YO Boy

2018: We started with Wilson Staff Duo but switched to Callaway Chromesoft (2018 edition). We did experiment with Srixon Q-Star but stuck with the Chromesoft (2018 edition) anyway.

2019: Still with the Callaway Chromesoft and plan to pick up some Truvis Shamrock. Considering trying out some ProV1 this year but he likes the Callaway Chromesoft especially the Truvis stuff.

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-- 40 dollar drivers hit just as far as 600 dollar drivers --

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  • wildcatdenwildcatden China Cat Sunflower  1131WRX Points: 522Members Posts: 1,131 Platinum Tees
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    -- 40 dollar drivers hit just as far as 600 dollar drivers --

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  • tiger1873tiger1873  1475WRX Points: 318Members Posts: 1,475 Platinum Tees
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    For the 8 year old we use callaway supersoft the ball is okay but sometimes use a random pink ball because well she likes pink. Ball doesn’t really matter much at this age anyways.

    The older one uses prov1 balls. The main reason is they just simply work better when putting and around the greens. We tried just about everything loved the truvis balls and they are a close second but for what ever reason they just are not as good on the greens for her. Tried other brands but the better balls are all expensive too so not much incentive.

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  • cellywrattcellywratt  56WRX Points: 37Members Posts: 56 Bunkers
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    Seeing kids at 7 and 8 using TP5s.. can't help but think they're losing out on distance somewhat and surely don't take full advantage of the ball.

    My boy (7) had been using the Wilson Duo U and have now switched to the Duo Professional and has not noticed any drastic changes. The ball is awesome as it's long off the tee but has awesome stopping power around the greens.

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  • AUSweeperAUSweeper  51WRX Points: 30Members Posts: 51 Bunkers
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    Titleist tour soft. Their ads worked. 9 yo said he wanted to use the same brand all the pros use after seeing their commercial. So far has had pretty good distance and really good around the green.

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  • Tannerbug33Tannerbug33  152WRX Points: 71Members Posts: 152 Fairways
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    Chrome soft. Good distance for a 10yo and checks up good on the greens.

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  • wildcatdenwildcatden China Cat Sunflower  1131WRX Points: 522Members Posts: 1,131 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @cellywratt said:

    Seeing kids at 7 and 8 using TP5s.. can't help but think they're losing out on distance somewhat and surely don't take full advantage of the ball.

    My boy (7) had been using the Wilson Duo U and have now switched to the Duo Professional and has not noticed any drastic changes. The ball is awesome as it's long off the tee but has awesome stopping power around the greens.

    When we switched from Wilson Duo to Chromesoft last year as a 7YO, we did not lose any distance. I thought the same as you but the proof in the pudding turned out different.

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    -- 40 dollar drivers hit just as far as 600 dollar drivers --

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  • cellywrattcellywratt  56WRX Points: 37Members Posts: 56 Bunkers
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    On -, @wildcatden said:

    On -, @cellywratt said:

    Seeing kids at 7 and 8 using TP5s.. can't help but think they're losing out on distance somewhat and surely don't take full advantage of the ball.

    My boy (7) had been using the Wilson Duo U and have now switched to the Duo Professional and has not noticed any drastic changes. The ball is awesome as it's long off the tee but has awesome stopping power around the greens.

    When we switched from Wilson Duo to Chromesoft last year as a 7YO, we did not lose any distance. I thought the same as you but the proof in the pudding turned out different.

    Agree we saw similar with the chromesoft as well. Definitely got less distance off the tee when trialing the new ProV1 a few weeks back. My boy is a huge Callaway fan so I don't think it'll take him long to twist my arm on those 😂

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  • Golfingdawg19Golfingdawg19  454WRX Points: 169Members Posts: 454 Greens
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    For the younger kids with less than 80mph swing speeds, the Titleist Tour Soft and the Callaway ERC soft are excellent choices. You get good distance off the tee with those balls and good control around the greens. The new Taylor Made Project A ball is softer than the two listed above so you get more check on the greens but I found it to be shorter off the tee.

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  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter  3589WRX Points: 927Members Posts: 3,589 Titanium Tees
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    TP5 for now. Soon may be making the change to the X.

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  • leezer99leezer99 Boy - 2026  1621WRX Points: 914Handicap: A BillionMembers Posts: 1,621 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    TP5 for now. Soon may be making the change to the X.

    The X didn't work for us but it might for you. Just not getting enough spin with it.

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    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • BloctonGolf11BloctonGolf11  533WRX Points: 352Handicap: 8Members Posts: 533 Golden Tee
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    9 Year Old decent junior golfer.
    He switches between the following three:
    Wilson Duo Soft, Callaway Chromesoft Truvis, Bridgestone E6.
    He hits all three similar but there are some small differences. Typically he gets a bit more off the tee with the Duo but gets better control around the greens with the Callaways. The E6's are a nice middle ground compromise for his game. For him its about what he is feeling that day and sometimes switching up balls after a bad hole helps him reset.

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    Just a father and son on a journey together through golf....
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  • darter79darter79  803WRX Points: 216Members Posts: 803 Golden Tee
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    My daughter hit everything under the sun and back. Used to play the Wilson dup 2015 version for a while but that ball creates zero spin. Great ball for DCP considering how cheap they are. Her coach gave her some AVX balls that ball is just flat out long. Probably because it launches a little lower and runs a bit more but it checks well enough on the greens for an 8 year old. Currently using that because it was free. Tried the ERC Soft and tour soft was well both good balls. Find the ball your kid wants to play that doesn't hurt their game.

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  • MikekiMMikekiM  266WRX Points: 104Members Posts: 266 Greens
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    We've been using the Duo-U all last year. Tried out the new ERC Soft but noticing it just wasn't holding greens with irons quite the same as the Duo-U. So far sticking with the Wilson for now, but may tinker a bit as the year goes on.

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  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter  3589WRX Points: 927Members Posts: 3,589 Titanium Tees
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    The new Duo-Professional is a really good ball.

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  • cubuffscubuffs Franklin, TN 410WRX Points: 101Members Posts: 410 Greens
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    Just had this conversation on the way to school this morning. My son, who is 14 has played the chrome soft for the last three years and absolutely loves it. For reference, his driver swing speed is between 100 - 103 as recorded on track man during his last few lessons. He has expressed some interest in trying a Titleist this year and we may experiment with a few different balls to see if he likes anything better, but the chrome soft continues to be his ball of choice for now.

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  • kcapkcap  199WRX Points: 117Members Posts: 199 Fairways
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    Played with the Wilson DUO U last year, practiced with the TP5 and started with that..just ordered the Wilson Duo -Professional and will try that out next week.

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  • Shanks2424Shanks2424  327WRX Points: 85Handicap: 12Members Posts: 327 Greens
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    my son is 9. He loves to play Titleist because thats what dad plays. He is playing my old scuffed up Titleist Pro V1 and he has a new dozen of Titleist DT Trusoft. He also plays any ball he finds on the course hahah.

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    Driver- Titleist 910 D3 8.5 Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana LTD D+ White 70 Stiff
    3 Wood- Titleist 909 F3 15* Matrix HD9 Stiff
    Hybrid- Mizuno Tzoid FliHI 18* Dynamic Gold S300
    3-PW- Mizuno Tzoid Pro 3-PW TT Dynamic Gold S300
    Wedges-Cleveland 588 Forged Raw 54/58 TT Dynamic Gold S300
    Putter- Odyssey Tank 1 34 Inches Super Stroke Flatso 1.0
    Ball- Titleist Pro V1
    Bag Ogio Woode Stand Bag
     Grips Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58 Ribbed 2 Wraps of Tape
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    13 yo daughter - Titlelist Tour Soft. May try AVX later. But, for now, plenty of distance with the Tour Soft and can get a lot of spin on the greens with it.

    12 yo daughter - Titleist DT TruSoft. May move her to Tour Soft. Her swing speed is probably a bit higher than my 13 y/o, but her form is not nearly as good. But when she connects cleanly, the Tour Soft may be a better ball.

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    9 year old boy, Duo U.

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    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    The new Duo-Professional is a really good ball.

    Son has been using this ball for the past few weeks. He likes it but can't really say there is a difference between it and the urethane.

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    On -, @Palmetto Golfer said:

    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    The new Duo-Professional is a really good ball.

    Son has been using this ball for the past few weeks. He likes it but can't really say there is a difference between it and the urethane.

    Mine says he gets more spin with it. I do think they are very similar though. Just stating it is a good ball. He is now using the TP5.

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    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    On -, @Palmetto Golfer said:

    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    The new Duo-Professional is a really good ball.

    Son has been using this ball for the past few weeks. He likes it but can't really say there is a difference between it and the urethane.

    Mine says he gets more spin with it. I do think they are very similar though. Just stating it is a good ball. He is now using the TP5.

    Trying the TP5 Pix today after school.

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    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter  3589WRX Points: 927Members Posts: 3,589 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @leezer99 said:

    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    On -, @Palmetto Golfer said:

    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    The new Duo-Professional is a really good ball.

    Son has been using this ball for the past few weeks. He likes it but can't really say there is a difference between it and the urethane.

    Mine says he gets more spin with it. I do think they are very similar though. Just stating it is a good ball. He is now using the TP5.

    Trying the TP5 Pix today after school.

    I will rephrase. He is using the TP5 for short game because he can't swing a club without pain. He really likes it around the greens.

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  • CTgolfCTgolf  572WRX Points: 195Banned Posts: 572 Golden Tee
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    Titleist ProV1

    The potential yardage gained using a lower compression ball isn't worth the inferior feel on and around the greens and, more importantly, the fun you get out of playing the same ball as your favorite players

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  • leezer99leezer99 Boy - 2026  1621WRX Points: 914Handicap: A BillionMembers Posts: 1,621 Platinum Tees
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    If you haven't seen the **** report... ball speeds:
    Top Performers:

    Bottom Performers:

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    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • leezer99leezer99 Boy - 2026  1621WRX Points: 914Handicap: A BillionMembers Posts: 1,621 Platinum Tees
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    Resorted by carry distance at 85 MPH driver swing speed.

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    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

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    On -, @leezer99 said:

    Resorted by carry distance at 85 MPH driver swing speed.

    so...hardly any difference in ball speed among the various balls?

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    On -, @CTgolf said:

    so...hardly any difference in ball speed among the various balls?

    At 85 mph swing speed the difference between the slowest ball and fastest ball was like 7.5 mph but ball speed and carry distance are independent of one another. At 115 mph swing speed the ball speed difference jumps to like 14 mph.

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    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

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    On -, @leezer99 said:

    On -, @CTgolf said:

    so...hardly any difference in ball speed among the various balls?

    At 85 mph swing speed the difference between the slowest ball and fastest ball was like 7.5 mph but ball speed and carry distance are independent of one another. At 115 mph swing speed the ball speed difference jumps to like 14 mph.

    Are those numbers generated by a robot (Iron Byron) or a human?

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    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    On -, @leezer99 said:

    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    On -, @Palmetto Golfer said:

    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    The new Duo-Professional is a really good ball.

    Son has been using this ball for the past few weeks. He likes it but can't really say there is a difference between it and the urethane.

    Mine says he gets more spin with it. I do think they are very similar though. Just stating it is a good ball. He is now using the TP5.

    Trying the TP5 Pix today after school.

    I will rephrase. He is using the TP5 for short game because he can't swing a club without pain. He really likes it around the greens.

    How is the tp5 working? Can get these cheaper then anything with the AJGA discount.

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