How many have found their "utopia" golf ball?
I look for anything and everything that will improve my game. That includes golf clubs and balls. I'm not ready to spend $ 50 a dozen for golf balls even though I seldom lose a ball and can afford it. So after playing a lot of the premium balls offered by the big OEM's, I decided to move to the DTC (direct-to-consumer) golf balls. I started with the Snell MTB more than a year ago when they were first released. Seemed like a very good ball for the money and when buying in bulk (5 dozen or more), the price gets under $ 30. As time went on, I still experimented with golf balls to try and find the one that might help my game. I was looking for launch and spin that would align with my swing characteristics. I found myself moving back to the big OEM's offerings again and playing them for a while until I decided to move to a firmer ball based on the ball test done on that other website. I'm a senior golfer with a slower swing speed, but according to the research, softer balls do not go as far as firmer balls... PERIOD. I decided to purchase some Snell MTB X, even though I had tried the MTB Red a year a ago and felt that it was just too firm.
I tried the X on a couple of holes and didn't like the feel and really didn't see any improvement in distance or spin. A week or so went by and I decided to play a full 18 with the MTB X the only ball in my bag. I guess it took that kind of commitment before I could see what I was missing. Distance was definitely longer than any other ball I had played irregardless of the club I was using. Spin on approach shots was excellent to the point that I changed the way I now hit shots into the green. Before I was anticipating some rollout and now I'm expecting the ball to stop in a very short distance ...and that's exactly what I get. I've made the MTB X my permanent "utopia" ball and won't be looking for anything better.
Just wondering if anyone else has made this journey and what you settled on?
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