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Looking for low compression golf ball for winter season.

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eagles1eagles1  1305WRX Points: 122Members Posts: 1,305
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Driver swing speed is low 90's with driver in height of summer. Any thoughts on good golf ball during the winter (transitional) season.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Tanner25Tanner25  6512WRX Points: 253Members Posts: 6,512
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    Do you like a very soft ball or mid soft. Srixon Soft Feel is a nice two piece mid-soft ball. Others here like supersoft for a very soft ball.

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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62  1750WRX Points: 270Members Posts: 1,750
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    I switch to the Wilson 50/50 when it gets colder and use the leftovers in the early spring until it warms up.

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  • Tanner25Tanner25  6512WRX Points: 253Members Posts: 6,512
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    Do you have thew new 50's? There doesn't seem to be much feedback on those.

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  • DMartiniDMartini at home on the range 98WRX Points: 53Members Posts: 98
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    dont know if low compression or not, but Srixon Z Star XV is a good winter ball, i use this ball quite alot in winter here, good on cold & wet days.

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  • Red4282Red4282  616WRX Points: 247Members Posts: 616
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    At that swing speed, a ball wont make a ton of difference on performance, so dont sweat it, just find one that you like the feel of, and of course price and durability

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  • grm24grm24 Western PA 4027WRX Points: 1,143Members Posts: 4,027
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  • chippa13chippa13  2510WRX Points: 268Members Posts: 2,510
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    This question can't be answered without knowing what your summer ball is.

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  • bluedotbluedot  3625WRX Points: 340Handicap: 7.5Members Posts: 3,625
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    So if you're looking for a ball that will go farther in cold weather, the latest research basically says forget that. Low compression balls just get harder in the cold weather, and go a little bit farther, but they don't go farther than higher compression premium balls; they just act more like them. In other words, the gap between harder and softer gets smaller, but that's all.

    On the other hand, if you're looking for a cheaper ball because it's crappy golf conditions and lots of mud and leaves, etc, and you don't want to lose expensive premium balls, then it doesn't really matter; anything will do.

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  • Tanner25Tanner25  6512WRX Points: 253Members Posts: 6,512
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    Performance might be similar. But, wouldn't a soft ball feel better - not as harsh?

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  • bluedotbluedot  3625WRX Points: 340Handicap: 7.5Members Posts: 3,625
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    It might, but again if you go to the most current research, the consensus is that what we call "feel" doesn't have anything whatsoever to do with actual performance features like distance and spin rates. The guys who do the heavy lifting research on this stuff will tell you NOT to buy a ball based on "feel", because it's a completely subjective matter that doesn't have anything to do with performance.

    For instance, the Chrome Soft is a ball that is attributed to have great "feel", but the fact is that it doesn't go as far or spin as much as a the ProV1x, the TP5-x or the MTB-x, to name just three. So in cold weather, the CS is going to perhaps go a bit farther than it does in warmer weather because it's harder, but it won't go farther than the others, and it won't spin any more than it did in warmer weather. The same would apply to a cheaper ball like the Super Soft, for instance.

    There are good reasons to play a cheaper ball, regardless of the compression and the "feel", and I'm a firm believer in the idea that it matters a LOT more that you play the same ball ALL THE TIME than it matters which ball that is. But the idea that soft "feel" (rather than distance or spin rates) is reason to buy a particular ball, and/or that softer golf balls become longer than harder golf balls in cold weather simply isn't supported by testing.

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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62  1750WRX Points: 270Members Posts: 1,750
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    Yes. I picked some up in October. I was only able to play a couple of rounds in lower temps ( low 40s) but they performed similar to past years.

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    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
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  • soregongolfersoregongolfer Roseburg, OR 1497WRX Points: 284Handicap: 3Members Posts: 1,497
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    I go to the Callaway Supersoft in the winter. They come in yellow and pink which is a little easier for me to find, especially with mud and leaves. They have a nice, soft feel. Of course, it's a two piece ball and I am forced to play them differently than I do with a multilayered ball around the greens.

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  • phil75070phil75070 North Texas - 32m North of Dallas 1909WRX Points: 112Handicap: 3.6Members Posts: 1,909
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    Today's Golfer did a ball test and the Callaway ERC was the softest ball tested by compression yet ranked up near the top in distance.

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  • bluedotbluedot  3625WRX Points: 340Handicap: 7.5Members Posts: 3,625
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    That is the most extensive testing I've ever seen, and they loved the ERC; that ball is an outlier, for sure. It is not, however, particularly inexpensive compared to other low compression options.

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  • brianmontgomery2000brianmontgomery2000 Dayton, Ohio 795WRX Points: 141Members Posts: 795
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    For an inexpensive alternative, I always recommend the Top Flite D2 Feel at DSG/GG. It was BOGO right before Christmas.

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  • benjicozbenjicoz  4WRX Points: 8Members Posts: 4
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    On a similar note, I use TP5X during the summer and play whatever in my practice bag during the winter but I’m wondering wether it would be beneficial all year round to use the same ball.

    I could grab some used TP5X but Failing that, is there a ball that would give me the same characteristics but a cheaper price??

    Thanks in advance

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  • gripandripgripandrip  1141WRX Points: 183Members Posts: 1,141
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    Winter golf is full of cold and lost balls in the leaves or whatever. A nice cheap soft ball I have found is the Bridgestone Treosoft. You can get them used online (5A quality) for about 12 bucks a dozen. Decent ball, good price.

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  • cristphotocristphoto  3587WRX Points: 262Members Posts: 3,587
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    I just stick with the ProV1 year round. Works well. When the leaves are out I will go to my box of cart path and found balls. Otherwise same ball year-round.

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  • lefty1978lefty1978 Charlotte, NC 549WRX Points: 297Handicap: 8.7Members Posts: 549
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    I've been playing Srixon QST this winter. Bought 3 dz on sale at $20 last month. My normal ball is Titleist AVX or Pro V1.

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  • jjrjjr  1159WRX Points: 133Members Posts: 1,159
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    Wilson Staff Duo Professional great for winter, spring or summer.

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  • TurbsTurbs  391WRX Points: 86Members Posts: 391
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    Another vote for the Srixon Q Star Tour, its a great ball for the 90's swinger.... cheers!

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  • Tim SchochTim Schoch Swing like it already happened.  1123WRX Points: 153Handicap: 11ClubWRX Posts: 1,123
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    IMO, buy up the Bridgestone E6 Soft or Speed balls while they last.

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  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX  3707WRX Points: 476Members Posts: 3,707
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    ZERO compression core. Wilson Staff Zip. $27 for 2 dozen. Personally never hit one.

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  • TrawlermanTrawlerman  72WRX Points: 65Members Posts: 72
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    Most of the year here in MD i play a ProV1 and this year switched to the Snell MTB-X. I have usually gone to a softer ball in the Winter but this year have kept playing the Snell. Here's an interesting video from the man himself on this topic:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=57&v=z79FDoMgP6k&feature=emb_logo

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  • cristphotocristphoto  3587WRX Points: 262Members Posts: 3,587
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    How can a core be zero compression? Wouldn't that be similar to water - or less?

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  • eagles1eagles1  1305WRX Points: 122Members Posts: 1,305
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    For reference, I play the Prov 1 during the summer season. I have recently experimented with the Callaway ERC soft golf ball now that we are into the winter months in New Jersey and am impressed with it's performance.

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