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Unfortunately, after a significant capital expense, we have decided that the length of time and the additional cost to reach our goals make this enterprise untenable.
Thus, we have made the difficult decision to transition the forums to our original software platform. We’re excited that, in the nearly two years since we began the process of our most recent switch, our original platform has been upgraded significantly, and we are confident that the reversion will not only provide the stability that we desperately needed prior to our last move but will also return to the Membership the high level of customization that made our online community so great. We have also added technical resources to the GolfWRX staff that will allow us to build custom modules and modifications that we are confident will take the forums to the next level.
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So, please pardon our mess over the next five days or so while we transition the forums.
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TP5x vs SNELL MTB X... "MY" actual results
To be clear... by "MY"... I mean me personally... it is NO reference to another site! That is purely coincidental.
So I wrote a post a couple of months ago about testing the 2017 TM TP5x against all the new 2019 balls I got from the PGA show. Essentially I hit 6 shots with each 2019 ball I got from the show and compared accuracy and distance against the 2017 TP5x. It was a long post, and I spent hours doing the test. Long story short... FOR ME..... the TP5x was by far the best ball. I stressed that the results were MY results, and I stated in the post that I would highly suggest every person do the same test, rather than rely on hearsay, to find the right ball for them. Essentially I suggested going out to your local course in the very late afternoon, and asking your pro if they would mind if you hit balls down a fairway to compare them. Obviously you would need to have a good relationship with your pro, but if you do it late enough, and not hinder play, it is the absolute best way to test balls.
Now... for some reason, GolfWRX deleted the contents of my post (not the actual post itself). I never got a reason for them doing this, other than a general (we do not allow promoting of products). As mentioned this test was a personal ball test that I spent hours doing, and wrote a long and thoughtful post about MY findings. I have no affiliation with any company. My clubs are a complete mixed bag that include. TM driver, Callaway FW woods, Titeist irons and wedges, and a PING putter. I had NOTHING to gain from the post.
So with all that out of the way.... based on a recent ball test on another website, I decided to test the SNELL against the TP5x. I have always stated (and I did in my deleted post too) that high compression balls perform the best for me. I was super excited to test the Snell against the Tp5x. In my former post I mentioned that the TP5x was SIGNIFICANTLY longer than any other ball I tested. One of the test shots from the test was 45 yards by any other ball I hit. Since the other site's test stated the SNELL was significantly longer than any other ball THEY tested, I was thinking... 300+ average... here I come.
Well, long story short, the SNELL MTB X was a good 15-20 yards................ SHORTER than the TP5x. Not only that, side spin with the driver was SIGNIFICANTLY more. Now again, I will stress..... your results may vary. This was just my personal experience. I urge you to conduct the test I mentioned, and check the results yourself.
The only test I have left is to test the 2019 TP5x again the 2017 version. I still have 15 2017 balls left, and don't really plan on buying the 2019 till I get to 1 sleeve left of the 2017, so it may be a couple of months. I generally use 1 ball about 3 rounds (if I am lucky enough).