The Search Is Over. Gamer V2

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  • HitEmTrueHitEmTrue North TexasMembers Posts: 6,372 ✭✭
    I bought some too ($20/15 pack) because of this thread. Haven't played any holes with them, but have practiced chipping/pitching/putting with them. Definitely not as soft as the e6's I normally play.
  • enduroenduro Members Posts: 1,105 ✭✭
    I thought about making the V2 my new dall, a golf store near me was clearing them out at $10/dz. I tried them out and the V2's are ok but nothing great. I still have 5 dz Strata TL tours that I'd stockpiled from last year and the Strata is better all around.



    Also. another store is selling Nike One Black for $10/dz so I think that might be my new gamer.



    I totally agree about using a cheaper ball in the fall when course conditions are bad. What good does a higher spin ball do when greens are cement like or the fairways are covered inleaves?
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  • djlazer1djlazer1 Members Posts: 85
    These balls are very underrated and plus they're endorsed by kenny mayne.
  • GetmeouttaJerseyGetmeouttaJersey Golf? Members Posts: 2,590
    djlazer1 wrote:


    These balls are very underrated and plus they're endorsed by kenny mayne.




    Alright, went out and played yesterday, first time ever with the Gamer's (V2). I'll tell you what, I was very impressed. I'm a high ball, high spin player and I really enjoyed the ball.



    In terms of driver, I put a couple drives wayyy out there, specifically the 14th, a 442yd Par 4, in which I had 110 yards in. Obviously I hammered it with a soft draw and it just went, I'm sure with plenty of roll.



    With the irons, I was most impressed. I had no fear of over-spinning a short iron out there. I really loved seeing my ball mark within a foot or two of ball. With the 56/60 degree wedges, I was spinning it only a few feet as opposed to 10.



    I was in a couple situations where I was short-sided and blew my chips too far past the hole, but hey, it wasn't the balls fault that I missed the green. I'll just have to work on hitting higher chips/pitches when I get myself in trouble...



    Putting was decent, I didn't putt great but did put a lot of good rolls on some putts and was able to make a 30 footer and a couple in the 15-20 ft range.



    Overall, without a doubt, I would play this ball on the regular. The only time I may shy away is on an extremely firm greened course. Otherwise, I have no issues playing this ball regularly. I played with a guy I had never played with before, I let him know I was playing a Top-Flite and he had an interested look on his face. At the time he didn't know that I was a scratch but on 14, when I hit it 60 yards by him, he made a comment and started to ask alot of questions about the ball I was playing, ect ect.



    This ball gets an A from a scratch, tournament player. Go for it guys.
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  • Dpak05Dpak05 Dpak Members Posts: 416 ✭✭
    winter is coming up and I will definitely be giving these a shot because I have heard nothing but good things about this ball
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  • TB BiggsTB Biggs Members Posts: 175
    Really can't lose with the cold temps + inexpensive Gamer V2's. Thx for recommendation.
  • hm59hm59 MDMembers Posts: 302 ✭✭
    Played one of these today for 18 holes. I usually play ProV1x, or Nike Tour D. I'm not a great golfer by any stretch but I thought the Top Flite performed great. Love the softer feel around the greens and still plenty long off the tee. For me, didn't perform as consistently as the X and Tour D for irons, but I was surprised how well the Gamer V2 played.
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  • pitchpitch Members Posts: 918
    After reading this thread I went out and bought a dozen. Anyone want to buy 10 balls cheap. I normally play Pro V's. Cold weather ball is the Srixon AD 333. The gamer's have virtually no spin for me. First 2 or 3 iron shots released over the back of the green. Maybe just a bad day so I'm not totally giving up on them. Will try again tomorrow but initial impression was not good.
  • grantcgrantc Members Posts: 615 ✭✭
    I played these today and found them to be meh. As stated by many, spin is lacking. Not worth $19.99 IMHO.
  • 1972Todd1972Todd Unregistered Posts: 453
    Just started back playing the Gamer V2 a couple weeks ago. I had forgotten how great ball it is. Good distance and enough spin for me on the greens. Glad I picked up another box. Can't beat the price either. Got a box with an extra sleeve for $19.
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  • jameslacy3509jameslacy3509 Members Posts: 82
    Glad to see this topic on here. I began with the first version of these after the recommendation from Golf Digest over a year ago. The first version did shred a bit, but strangely, I never noticed any effect on the way the ball played. I believe the V2 is a better version due to the durability, although the V1 did seem a tad softer. I have tried out other balls and always go back to the V2 now. For the money they cannot be beat.
  • DD4442DD4442 Members Posts: 376 ✭✭
    For the start of winter got a box of V2's and box of Srixon Z Star X's (yeller of course.) Played last weekend in 50-55 degrees, lots of wind and sporadic rain on great greens. Alternated balls off tee, approach, chips and on perfect greens (Carmel Valley). Hit two from the same spot, etc.



    The V2 did shred with full short irons, but remained true and provided max distance compared with my usual ball - Pro V1x. It didn't spin for beans, but stayed within a foot or two of it's pitch on high approaches. Ran on to the back of the green with lower traj shots. Not bad for a rock. Didn't like it chipping or putting. Too hard, couldn't get it to check despite perfectly receptive greens. Putted a bit with them on carpet before the round and found them more difficult to get a feel for on grass.



    The Z StarX was not as long, but spun and checked well (not Pro V1x like) but oddly felt, or maybe just "sounded", almost as hard around the greens as the V2. Good max distance on mid irons and woods.



    The V2 will have a place in my bag this winter (on "those holes", you know?) The Srixon might just bump the big boys right out of the bag if I can get comfortable with them putting. A little clickier than I'd like. I might get used to it.
  • dees72dees72 Unregistered Posts: 180
    Tried these out today. Had a couple of drives into areas I've never seen. Feel pretty good off of my wedges too.
  • CassinoNorthCassinoNorth Recovering club ho Members Posts: 1,329
    Really nice ball and for the price, it's the best deal in golf.



    Loved it off the face of the driver, best feel I've ever had off the irons but definitely a little to be desired in the spin department (frozen greens today were playing fast for sure) I think I'm going back to the range tomorrow and buying out their whole stock of V2's. For $10 a dozen, I'm in love.



    Those of you that bought them expecting to replace your ProV's or Pentas were going in with the wrong attitude. These are balls that are 1/3rd of the price.
  • SushiyoshiSushiyoshi Members Posts: 1,180 ✭✭
    On clearance for $13.98/Doz at my local Target. Grabbed two dozens and left one there.
  • tdog4tdog4 tdog4 TexasMembers Posts: 625 ✭✭
    edited Dec 16, 2010 #137
    After reading through all 5 pages of this thread, I was in my local Target and these were on sale for 13.88 so I decided to give them a try. What Callaway has done here is given the customer a REALLY nice ball for a GREAT price. Even at $19.99 these would be a steal.

    My findings. The Gamer V2 launched a little higher than my ususal ball ProV1X. Got a few more yards out of the Gamer, spin was not a good on short hop and stop pitches but overall i did get all my irons shots that were struck correctly to stop within a few feet of the ball mark. The Gamer was not as soft off the putter for me but nothing I could not adjust to. Conclusion.



    I will use the Gamer V2 for all my rounds in normal conditions. Only time I will put the ProV1X (3X the price) in play is when the greens get baked out and I need the extra spin. Pretty much what I have read here from most of the posts so THANKS GOLFWRX for saving me some $$$$$.

    tdog4
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  • wundejwundej ClubWRX Posts: 3,751 ClubWRX
    My local target(s) had them for $10 (box of 12) on clearance along w/ zstars for 27, one store had a few boxes of cally tour is for 27 as well.

    For $10, excellent ball.
  • BPinNC BPinNC Members Posts: 935 ✭✭
    With all the clearance and marked down prices any word on a 2011 Gamer?
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  • pet575pet575 Special Assistant to Darth Vader Members Posts: 81
    edited Jan 11, 2011 #140
    While I liked the V2 for its intended purpose of a decent ball for a decent price:



    A dozen used ProV1X from LostGolfBalls.com>a dozen new V2's. Not much difference in price either-a few bucks.
  • wundejwundej ClubWRX Posts: 3,751 ClubWRX
    pet575 wrote:


    While I liked the V2 for its intended purpose of a decent ball for a decent price:



    A dozen used ProV1X from LostGolfBalls.com>a dozen new V2's. Not much difference in price either-a few bucks.




    I'd rather have the V2's, for whatever reason the prov's just don't work out that well for me. I know I'm probably in the minority there, but it works out for me.
  • tampaytampay Members Posts: 381
    edited Jan 13, 2011 #142
    tdog4 wrote:


    After reading through all 5 pages of this thread, I was in my local Target and these were on sale for 13.88 so I decided to give them a try. What Callaway has done here is given the customer a REALLY nice ball for a GREAT price. Even at $19.99 these would be a steal.

    My findings. The Gamer V2 launched a little higher than my ususal ball ProV1X. Got a few more yards out of the Gamer, spin was not a good on short hop and stop pitches but overall i did get all my irons shots that were struck correctly to stop within a few feet of the ball mark. The Gamer was not as soft off the putter for me but nothing I could not adjust to. Conclusion.



    I will use the Gamer V2 for all my rounds in normal conditions. Only time I will put the ProV1X (3X the price) in play is when the greens get baked out and I need the extra spin. Pretty much what I have read here from most of the posts so THANKS GOLFWRX for saving me some $.

    tdog4




    "THANKS GOLFWRX for saving me some $$$ "



    That statement Isn't made that much around here I believe. =)



    Thanks to this thread I will definitely have to try the V2 for the 2011 season.
  • bazinkybazinky Members Posts: 1,654 ✭✭
    The gamer V2 was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2010 for me. I used it for 80% of the year, with the exception of August and September when I switched back to a premium ball due to the extreme drought conditions in my area (Just to give an idea of how baked out our courses got, one hole at a track I frequent that normally plays driver, seven iron was consistently playing 3 wood, pitching wedge!) In my opinion, It's a great fit for someone who prefers the lower-spinning premium balls (such as Pro V1x, Nike Tour D, Z-star X, etc...), but doesn't quite have the swing speed to maximize their performance.
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  • tdog4tdog4 tdog4 TexasMembers Posts: 625 ✭✭
    tampay wrote:

    tdog4 wrote:


    After reading through all 5 pages of this thread, I was in my local Target and these were on sale for 13.88 so I decided to give them a try. What Callaway has done here is given the customer a REALLY nice ball for a GREAT price. Even at $19.99 these would be a steal.

    My findings. The Gamer V2 launched a little higher than my ususal ball ProV1X. Got a few more yards out of the Gamer, spin was not a good on short hop and stop pitches but overall i did get all my irons shots that were struck correctly to stop within a few feet of the ball mark. The Gamer was not as soft off the putter for me but nothing I could not adjust to. Conclusion.



    I will use the Gamer V2 for all my rounds in normal conditions. Only time I will put the ProV1X (3X the price) in play is when the greens get baked out and I need the extra spin. Pretty much what I have read here from most of the posts so THANKS GOLFWRX for saving me some $.

    tdog4




    "THANKS GOLFWRX for saving me some $$$ "



    That statement Isn't made that much around here I believe. =)



    Thanks to this thread I will definitely have to try the V2 for the 2011 season.








    You got that right. With all the $$$ I spend on this site alone I NEED to save some somewhere. Give them a try. Dont spin like a ProV1X but a very nice ball in all other aspects of the game.

    tdog4
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  • SushiyoshiSushiyoshi Members Posts: 1,180 ✭✭
    Went to visit my parents in Portland, OR. Saw the original on clearance for $12.97 with additional 25% off. Bought two dozens for less than $10 each. Will try both versions out next time I get on the course.
  • InochiInochi Members Posts: 586
    So I have been gaming the Gamer V2's the past couple of months now and today after I mishit a ball into a creek I went back to a Penta just because it was the only ball I could find immediately without having to search through my bag. And even though I am sold on the Gamer V2, I realized how much control and stopping power the Penta's had. I hit a 100 yard pitch into the green with the Penta right towards the flag and it stopped about 3 feet away. I hit it kinda low, which was a total mishit. If I did the same with the Gamer, which I have done a few times in these past two months, that ball would of rolled another 10-20 feet.



    But all in all, this ball is worth trying and playing. It has treated me well for these past two months and will continue to be my gaming ball until Spring.
  • smellysellsmellysell North Butte ♥ KSig Members Posts: 1,000
    Figured this was a thread well worth bumping. Just picked up 5 dozen new for $63.
  • Dr. ShankensteinDr. Shankenstein Members Posts: 1,074 ✭✭


    Figured this was a thread well worth bumping. Just picked up 5 dozen new for $63.


    Where did you come across that deal?
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  • smellysellsmellysell North Butte ♥ KSig Members Posts: 1,000



    Figured this was a thread well worth bumping. Just picked up 5 dozen new for $63.


    Where did you come across that deal?




    Local Mitchell golf place in Billings, MT. Had them on sale for $16, and buy 4, get one free on top. Guess they were actually $64.
  • Dr. ShankensteinDr. Shankenstein Members Posts: 1,074 ✭✭




    Figured this was a thread well worth bumping. Just picked up 5 dozen new for $63.


    Where did you come across that deal?




    Local Mitchell golf place in Billings, MT. Had them on sale for $16, and buy 4, get one free on top. Guess they were actually $64.


    Ah dangit. the cost of me driving to Helena would offset the saving. However, nice find.
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    2015 OnOff Kuro 4-PW/ Modus3 120s
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  • smellysellsmellysell North Butte ♥ KSig Members Posts: 1,000





    Figured this was a thread well worth bumping. Just picked up 5 dozen new for $63.


    Where did you come across that deal?




    Local Mitchell golf place in Billings, MT. Had them on sale for $16, and buy 4, get one free on top. Guess they were actually $64.


    Ah dangit. the cost of me driving to Helena would offset the saving. However, nice find.




    I have to stop by on the way back through to pick up some wedges they're bending for me. If you want me to pick some up for you and ship them your way I'd be happy to, just shoot me a PM.
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