Yellow vs White - any different feel in the same brand?

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In some cases, I find the yellow version vs white doesn't feel as good. I have seen this with Duo's, 50 elites and now QST's. I love the yellow color. But, I prefer in some cases the better feel of white. Any one seen this or am I overthinking it?

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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members  6389WRX Points: 344Posts: 6,389 Titanium Tees
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    I play Srixon Z Star.

    I find zero difference in the feel of the yellow or white. I do prefer the yellow for visibility.

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  • MPSgolfsMPSgolfs Members  77WRX Points: 46Handicap: 10Posts: 77 Fairways
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    I have played played a few brands in yellow and white. No difference in feel, and I do like the increased visibility of yellow. But looking at the ball at address, I haven't been able to get used to yellow, and don't foresee it happening any time soon.

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  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers  2214WRX Points: 314Handicap: ~7Posts: 2,214 Platinum Tees
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    While the difference is most likely in your head, there was extensive talk from Titleist about having to ensure their yellow ProV1 played identical to the white; so clearly the formulation of the pigment (at least in the urethane balls) is important.

    That said, I have never seen or felt any significant difference in the yellow vs. white Z-Stars or chrome soft balls I've played.

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    I think the yellow AVX has a different feel, at least with the "fingernail test". I don't notice any real difference in play-ability, but they definitely feel firmer/slicker in hand. Haven't tried colors in any other brands.

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    Following this thread as I'm on the cusp of switching to yellow balls for ease of tracking/finding. Aging is **** on the eyes.

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    The only time I've noticed a difference was when I played the Wilson Duo. The yellow felt firmer.

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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members  2554WRX Points: 294Posts: 2,554 Titanium Tees
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    I agree with OP. Almost all balls that I've played (including Z Star) had difference, at least on 'fingernail' tests. Yellow balls do not usually have that 'stickiness' I love with white Urethane balls.

    One exception to this is new Snell MTB-X yellow. It feels 99.99% like the white urethane cover. and its yellow is great.

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    My furthest drive and only hole out from the sand this year have come with a yellow ball, so they must be better!

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    They feel the same to me. I also see the yellow a lot better than the white.

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    On -, @Twism86 said:

    My furthest drive and only hole out from the sand this year have come with a yellow ball, so they must be better!

    If by "hole out" you mean "got out of the bunker on the first try" then yeah, I've had exactly the same experience ;-)

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    Playing the yellow Pro V1 - love the colour, and it feels different and better than the white for me - probably psychologic nonsense.
    Slightly off topic - played in Townsville (380 km from home) recently, and was warned not to play a yellow ball by the locals - the crows take yellow balls an fly away.
    Had to borrow from a sleeve from a mate as the local pro shop did not stock the new model yet.

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    I found a (white) Pro V1 on the course last week and played it for a few holes instead of my usual (yellow) Pro V1x. I couldn't even hear or feel any difference between Pro V1 and Pro V1x so no surprise I can't tell a difference between colors!

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    On -, @IcemanYVR said:

    Following this thread as I'm on the cusp of switching to yellow balls for ease of tracking/finding. Aging is **** on the eyes.

    Good call Iceman. The colour makes for easy spotting off the fairway, which is the primary reason I switched like 4 years ago. I just like being different too!

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    On -, @lawsonman said:

    The only time I've noticed a difference was when I played the Wilson Duo. The yellow felt firmer.

    Same experience with me. The first yellow Duo did not feel the same as the original white Duo. That was a while back and now the new yellow Duo with matte finish feels and performs fine for me.

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    i have found a yellow TM Burner Soft & Aeroburner Pro at my local before, have a couple of white BS & APs in the shag bag also, so to me the yellow version of that ball felt unusual of my irons & wedges, almost more firm than white (guess its that weird sparkle pigment in the cover).
    i have a sleeve of Project A in yellow & a white sleeve, both feel the same ... nice of the club faces (the yellow PA doesnt have the sparkle pigment like the entry level TM balls)
    in saying that the Callaway Chrome Soft, which i have white, yellow, tru vis white/red & tru vis yellow/black feel the same to me.

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  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members  6627WRX Points: 296Posts: 6,627 Titanium Tees
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    Maybe, it's in my head, the Srixon QST yellow and white look and feel different. As DMartini said, there's sparkle in some yellow balls, certainly the case with the QST Yellow vs White. The white feels better.

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    On -, @Tanner25 said:

    In some cases, I find the yellow version vs white doesn't feel as good. I have seen this with Duo's, 50 elites and now QST's. I love the yellow color. But, I prefer in some cases the better feel of white. Any one seen this or am I overthinking it?

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  • Boydr12Boydr12 Members  1041WRX Points: 149Handicap: 2Posts: 1,041 Platinum Tees
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    No differences in feel whatsoever. But I am starting to think the yellow Pro V1’s that I have started gaming are more durable. Could be a matter of not seeing scuffs as well on the yellow ball, or could be that I hadn’t played a pro v in a few years before the switch. Either way, I’m very impressed with the durability I have seen in the yellow pro v’s

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  • Lancj1Lancj1 Members  936WRX Points: 98Handicap: 18Posts: 936 Golden Tee
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    Its quite clear that the yellow paint used in Bubba's ball is Tour paint, and will be faster/higher compression. Yellow is clearly a faster cover to start with, but that tour yellow!! I believe thats the real reason he dropped Volvik. The pink paint was too fast even for Bubba.

    I'm sorry. but........

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    On -, @Boydr12 said:

    No differences in feel whatsoever. But I am starting to think the yellow Pro V1’s that I have started gaming are more durable. Could be a matter of not seeing scuffs as well on the yellow ball, or could be that I hadn’t played a pro v in a few years before the switch. Either way, I’m very impressed with the durability I have seen in the yellow pro v’s

    Definitely agree with you on the durability point. I switched to the yellow this year, and have been very surprised with how well the finish holds up. Played 18 holes with one yesterday (rare for me to not lose a ball all round), hitting at least 2 trees, bouncing on one cart path, and spending plenty of time in the sand and saw no noticeable damage to the cover.

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    I've played a couple rounds with the yellow Pro V1s now and im absolutely loving them. If i didn't have so many white balls laying around i would order up another couple dozen yellows.

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    I found a white Pro V1x in the rough last week. Out of curiosity I played it for nine holes just to see if I could tell a difference in sound or “feel” compared to the yellow ones I’ve been using. Gotta say there’s just nothing in it. Exactly the same sound, feel and performance for the two colors.

    But OMG that white one was so much harder to see! I think my eyes must have gotten much worse over the two years or so I’ve been playing exclusively yellow golf balls. Probably need a trip to the eye doctor or something

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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members  6389WRX Points: 344Posts: 6,389 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @North Butte said:

    But OMG that white one was so much harder to see! I think my eyes must have gotten much worse over the two years or so I’ve been playing exclusively yellow golf balls. Probably need a trip to the eye doctor or something

    I could see like an owl until my 40th birthday, then the reading glasses were needed, just about every year, I would need to increase the power level. 20 years later, I'm into full bifocals. Getting old sux.

    I'm a fan of the yellow! (and yeah, your eyes have changed, go see the eye guy.)

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    Last year's Srixon XV yellow version felt firmer than the white, IMO. Haven't tried this year's yellow versions yet.
    The yellow balls definitely help visibility when hunting for wayward balls in the woods...

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