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Anyone else found the perfect ball?

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jjfcpajjfcpa Driver - Tour Edge EXS 10.5Omaha, NE 712WRX Points: 235Handicap: 12Members Posts: 712
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I've tried just about every ball you could think of... well, almost. Anyway, I started playing the Bridgestone Tour B RX and it just felt so comfortable to play and the results were always predictable. I then started testing other balls in an attempt to find the "perfect" ball; not realizing that I may have already found it. Anyway, after weeks of experimenting, it finally dawned on me (yes, I'm a little slow) that the RX was the "perfect" ball for "me". Sure, I can play just about any ball, but when faced with a shot that requires perfect execution, I start to play mind games with myself and wish it was an RX in front of me. So I've sworn off the experimenting for a while and I'm sticking with the ball that just feels like it was made just for me. This is in no way an endorsement of the RX for anyone else.

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  • vartanickvartanick  155WRX Points: 46Handicap: 10Members Posts: 155
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    Same here, same ball, I'd tried a lot of balls but keep coming back to the RX.
    Snell MTB is my second choice, but when Im “not good” with my swing, the spin goes to high

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  • BiggErnBiggErn  2711WRX Points: 605Members Posts: 2,711
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    Chrome Soft (not X). Perfect amount of spin, good distance, good durability, and great feeling. Running a close 2nd is Project (a).

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  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy  1186WRX Points: 207Handicap: 15Members Posts: 1,186
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    Rx is a keeper.
    For me, the zenith is FG Tour.

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    Cobra F9 15* 5w Project X Evenflow Blue 65 R
    Titleist 915H 20* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
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    RZN Plat and FG Tour

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  • Tanner25Tanner25  6513WRX Points: 254Members Posts: 6,513
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    Been through the same situation. Started with the Gamersoft and had experimented with a dozen balls over two years and realized the Gamersoft was the best at the time. Sadly, they don't make the ball any longer. I now like the QST and won't make that mistake again. QST has the fair price, great feel and green side spin and comes in yellow. Search over.

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  • jusmejusme  262WRX Points: 37Handicap: 16Members Posts: 262
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    Tried way too many and always return to the chrome soft. Does what I expect over and over and I have found nothing better

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  • vadersfathervadersfather  15WRX Points: 23Members Posts: 15
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    Project A for me also. It blows my mind, how great this ball feels, and the results are so reliable , its not even funny.

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  • North TexasNorth Texas  4515WRX Points: 881Members Posts: 4,515
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    There is no such thing as a perfect ball. All the balls are good and it's just a matter of which ball do you prefer based on what ever criteria is important to you. And we won't all prefer the same ball because of that. And that doesn't make it a perfect ball or mean that's the best ball made. It's just the best ball for you or for me.

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  • eagle1997eagle1997  18288WRX Points: 899Members Posts: 18,288
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    the B330s (pre-tiger, 2014 model, hydrocore, dimple in dimple) was the perfect ball for me. still can't find a pound-for-pound replacement, but i have been enjoying the most recent iteration of the chrome soft.

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    Bstone J15 50°
    Bstone J15 52°
    Odyssey Black Milled #1
  • x4me84x4me84  33WRX Points: 56Members Posts: 33
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    I found it on the 4th hole behind in a bush.

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    2020
    Ping G400 9.0 Slay 65 Stiff
    Ping G400 3W 14.5 Slay 75 Stiff
    Ping G400 3H 19 Slay 85 Stiff
    Cobra Forged TEC Black 4-GW Project X LZ 6.0
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56, 60 Project X LZ 6.0
    Ping Senita B 38" Putter
    TP5x 
  • WardonationWardonation  1544WRX Points: 174Handicap: +2.8Members Posts: 1,544
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    Zstar XV for me....

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  • Tanner25Tanner25  6513WRX Points: 254Members Posts: 6,513
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    On -, @vadersfather said:

    Project A for me also. It blows my mind, how great this ball feels, and the results are so reliable , its not even funny.

    It's all good except their limish yellowish color advertised as yellow?

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  • OknowsOknows  1192WRX Points: 101Members Posts: 1,192
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    LOVED the RZN Black. Haven’t found anything since then that I just had to play.

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    Mizuno MP 18 MMC w/ Nippon Modus 120
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  • tatertottatertot  4609WRX Points: 920Members Posts: 4,609
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    I've liked every iteration of the B330 ... I've bounced between models at times, but I've always been pleased with the consistency and predictability of performance.

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    Driver: TaylorMade M3, 10.5*
    Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1, 19*
    Long Iron: Ping iE1, 26*
    Mid Iron: Ping iE1, 32*
    Short Iron: Ping iE1, 41*
    Wedge: Ping iE1, 45*
    Gap: Ping Glide SS, 52*
    Lob: Ping Glide ES, 60*
    Putter: Yes Callie Mid, 41"
    Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
    Bag: Ping Mascot
  • jjfcpajjfcpa Driver - Tour Edge EXS 10.5 Omaha, NE 712WRX Points: 235Handicap: 12Members Posts: 712
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    On -, @North Texas said:

    There is no such thing as a perfect ball. All the balls are good and it's just a matter of which ball do you prefer based on what ever criteria is important to you. And we won't all prefer the same ball because of that. And that doesn't make it a perfect ball or mean that's the best ball made. It's just the best ball for you or for me.

    I believe that's what I was saying, "what is the perfect ball FOR YOU". duh

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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Driver - Tour Edge EXS 10.5 Omaha, NE 712WRX Points: 235Handicap: 12Members Posts: 712
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    A little disappointed today with the RX. I cut one on the 3rd hole and did not hit a tree or cart path. Not sure how that happened but unacceptable for a brand new ball.
    Then I switched to a new ball and by the end of the round, it was pretty beat up. I'm not a long hitter and don't really understand how a brand new ball could end up with 2 or 3 pretty bad scuff marks.

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  • North TexasNorth Texas  4515WRX Points: 881Members Posts: 4,515
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    On -, @jjfcpa said:

    On -, @North Texas said:

    There is no such thing as a perfect ball. All the balls are good and it's just a matter of which ball do you prefer based on what ever criteria is important to you. And we won't all prefer the same ball because of that. And that doesn't make it a perfect ball or mean that's the best ball made. It's just the best ball for you or for me.

    I believe that's what I was saying, "what is the perfect ball FOR YOU". duh

    Yes, you did.

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  • MitchellMitchell  5609WRX Points: 447Members Posts: 5,609
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    Let's see- favorites used for extensive period of time have been Nike Tour Accuracy DD, Precept U-tri tour, Bridgestone 2012 B330s, and the current tour B XS. Bridgestone manufactured golf balls just seem to suit my preferences and game very well.

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    Vokey sm7 raw M 54*  s400
    Vokey  260-08 raw s400
    Odyssey White Hot Pro #2
  • lookylookitzadamlookylookitzadam SoCal 608WRX Points: 211Handicap: 2.7Members Posts: 608
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    2019 XV for this year. Coming from the Tp5x,it's everything I wanted from a tp5x but it outperforms the Tp5x in the window.

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    On -, @Tanner25 said:

    On -, @vadersfather said:

    Project A for me also. It blows my mind, how great this ball feels, and the results are so reliable , its not even funny.

    It's all good except their limish yellowish color advertised as yellow?

    Their 'yellow' is putrid. But I've played every generation of the Project A and really enjoy it. Ticks all the boxes for my game.

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  • Hat TrickHat Trick  572WRX Points: 77Members Posts: 572
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    Like you, I drive myself nuts trying different balls and end up going back to the Pro V1X for its consistency shot to shot, round to round, season to season. I just know what it is going to do and my yardages. Not the longest (TP5X), but I need to stick to it.

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  • kejoal11kejoal11 IYAOYAS!!! Yokosuka, Japan 1134WRX Points: 144Handicap: 3.5Members, ClubWRX Posts: 1,134
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    The perfect ball for me is the Snell MTB Black. Great off driver, plenty of spin off irons and shots around green. Performs great into the wind as well.

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    PING G410 Plus 10.5* PX Hazardous T1100 6.5 75g
    PING G410 LST 3W 14.5* PX Hazardous T1100 6.5 85g
    2019 TM P790 3-PW Modus 120TX
    TM P790 UDI 2 Iron Modus 120TX
    JDM Titleist Vokey Forged 50* AND 58*
    Evnroll ER5
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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Driver - Tour Edge EXS 10.5 Omaha, NE 712WRX Points: 235Handicap: 12Members Posts: 712
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    Anyone compared the Bridgestone RX with any other ball for distance. I know we're probably only talking a yard or two but just curious.

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  • jonnymc44jonnymc44 Manchester UK 195WRX Points: 123Handicap: 5.6Members Posts: 195
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    I put the 2018 Chrome Soft against the 2018 Bridgestone B XS on Sunday. It was pretty windy on my course, greens were playing firm following ironing and the fairways were hardening up. A few comparisons I made against each ball:

    • Driver distance was pretty much the same. The only big difference was my strike. Bridgestone probably just edged it.
    • Long irons no noticeable difference
    • Mid and short irons the Bridgestone stopped and popped out of its pitchmark, Chrome Soft stopped and spun back a bit further around a couple of feet. Maybe a few extra yards from the Chrome Soft. Had a decent amount of stop from the rough with the Bridgestone as well.
    • Both performed well in the wind. Bridgestone marginally better.

    I have 2 dozen of each ball. I prefer the clicky sound of the Bridgestone but certainly not averse to the softer feel of the Chrome Soft. For what I paid I have found the ball(s) that fit my game perfectly.

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  • Popeye64Popeye64  1022WRX Points: 198Handicap: .2Members Posts: 1,022
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    For me the TP5X is pretty close to ideal. The Kirkland was the ball before that. Shame they went away.

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  • craz-ecraz-e  4295WRX Points: 392Handicap: 3Members Posts: 4,295
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    Not perfect as it doesn’t fly in the hole on every shot but the AVX works well for me

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    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Titleist 718 CB/MB Project X LZ 6.0
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
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  • HackerD  HackerD Student of the game  3213WRX Points: 185Members Posts: 3,213
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    Played 18 over the weekend with Tour B RX. (I had 3 dozen on the shelf that I must have bought on sale last year.) My observations: only lost one ball; good feel off the club face; good green side spin; decent distance; ball did scuff easily. Gold standard for me is Pro V1X and this could be close but for the scuffing.

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    Cally X2 Hot 3-4H
    Mizuno JPX-850 5-GW
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    SC Studio Select Newport 2
  • cane700cane700  2027WRX Points: 130Members Posts: 2,027
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    It's always been the Prov1x for me. It just works. So much short game control. Which is important to me.

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  • JutJut "Don't give up. Don't ever give up."  774WRX Points: 90Handicap: 4.3Members Posts: 774
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    AVX for me. Quite a few others (FG Tour, TP5, Snell Black, Pro V1, Chrome Soft) tied for the back-up spot.

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    Ping G410 16*
    Callaway Epic 18*
    PXG 0317 22*
    Mizuno MP-20 HMB 5-PW
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  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now) 4059WRX Points: 413Handicap: 8.7Members Posts: 4,059
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    FG Tour and Chrome Soft for me.
    Every time I find "The One" they up and change it!

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    Ping G400 10.5 (9.5) Hzrdus Yellow 75 6.0
    Rogue 17* Atmos Blue TS 
    G 410 19*, 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80s
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW Modus 105s 
    Vokey SM7 54/8 M 
    Vokey SM7 58/8 M 
    Toulon Madison H1 neck (L)/ Bettinardi BB1
    Chrome Soft / TourB RXS / FG Tour
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