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MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TN 4157WRX Points: 220Members Posts: 4,157
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Anyone try them? The outgoing model, for me was more impressive than the Duo. I haven't played the Duo spin yet.
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Driver: TaylorMade M3
Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
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  • mulliganman30mulliganman30  1115WRX Points: 126Members Posts: 1,115
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    Yes highly impressed. The first time I played them I thinned a 9 iron a bit into the green and still got the ball to back up a foot or so. I have been very impressed with the spin on approach shots with them for such an inexpensive two piece balls. I feel like the balls should be priced at least twice what they are and maybe more....
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  • IstruggleIstruggle LongDriveFlubedChip  94WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 94
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    I simply love them. They took me away from pro v1s
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    Wedges - Vokey 50,56,58
    Putter - Taylormade Spider Goose Neck - 34" - Super Stroke Mid
  • KYMARKYMAR  13257WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 13,257
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    Anyone know what the differences are between this and the OG 50 elite?



    I miss the original 3 piece zip. That was a nice inexpensive ball.
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  • tjumper78tjumper78 Fore  1885WRX Points: 40Members Posts: 1,885
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    50 elite is a great ball. i dont know what changed in the new version but the original was great.

    probably has the best greenside spin ive had with non-urethane balls. and it goes long and high without ballooning.
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    Hopefully, it comes in a better yellow now.
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  • MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TN 4157WRX Points: 220Members Posts: 4,157
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    yes, ever since trying these on a whim where i was given a sleeve in a tourney, i fell in love. i have always been quite the ball snob and played premium stuff for years now. i fell in love with the soft feel with the irons especially. everything felt pure (not the point of not knowing if you made good contact) but there were no harsh hits. putting felt good. i just knew though that these would be short with the driver. no way such a soft ball could not lose significant distance. i was even telling myself i was ok if i only lost a few yards and i liked the feel so much. to my surprise these were as long as 80% of the balls i had been using. and they offered a yellow? yes please! that said, i dont love their yellow. i love the Srixon Z star yellow but these will do. and for $12/doz? hmm, i must be dreaming. i had usd these during the fall and winter and thought thew real test would be in hot temps. surly, these couldn't do it all? and they did. i saw no performance loss this summer using these.



    i am a high ball hitter and dont get a lot of roll out with any ball. these spin enough for my liking. these really have gotten me to stop order premium used balls from online for $20ish when i can pick up a doz anywhere when i need them for $12. love that.



    all that being said, im curious about the new box. is it just a new box and logo? or is it a new ball?
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    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
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  • boggymanboggyman  2779WRX Points: 259Members Posts: 2,779
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    KYMAR wrote:


    Anyone know what the differences are between this and the OG 50 elite?



    I miss the original 3 piece zip. That was a nice inexpensive ball.
    Walmart local has the Zip for $19.95 in a DOUBLE DOZEN pkg. Is this the ball you mention?
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  • KYMARKYMAR  13257WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 13,257
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    boggyman wrote:

    KYMAR wrote:


    Anyone know what the differences are between this and the OG 50 elite?



    I miss the original 3 piece zip. That was a nice inexpensive ball.
    Walmart local has the Zip for $19.95 in a DOUBLE DOZEN pkg. Is this the ball you mention?






    No the original zip was a 3 piece. The last two iterations are 2 piece and they lost a little bit of all around performance.
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  • boggymanboggyman  2779WRX Points: 259Members Posts: 2,779
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    KYMAR wrote:

    boggyman wrote:

    KYMAR wrote:


    Anyone know what the differences are between this and the OG 50 elite?



    I miss the original 3 piece zip. That was a nice inexpensive ball.
    Walmart local has the Zip for $19.95 in a DOUBLE DOZEN pkg. Is this the ball you mention?






    No the original zip was a 3 piece. The last two iterations are 2 piece and they lost a little bit of all around performance.
    Thx
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  • boggymanboggyman  2779WRX Points: 259Members Posts: 2,779
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    boggyman wrote:

    KYMAR wrote:

    boggyman wrote:

    KYMAR wrote:


    Anyone know what the differences are between this and the OG 50 elite?



    I miss the original 3 piece zip. That was a nice inexpensive ball.
    Walmart local has the Zip for $19.95 in a DOUBLE DOZEN pkg. Is this the ball you mention?






    No the original zip was a 3 piece. The last two iterations are 2 piece and they lost a little bit of all around performance.
    Thx. I like the Duo myself.
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  • bookkillabookkilla  363WRX Points: 73Members Posts: 363
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    Just played a round with This ball yesterday. Was a very big fan of the duo and like this one even more. Just so happens I shot my personal lowest score ever. Can't say it was due to just ball as swing was just clicking. Drives were straighter, approaches stuck and putting feel was awesome. $12.99 a dozen can't be beat.
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  • tjumper78tjumper78 Fore  1885WRX Points: 40Members Posts: 1,885
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    duo is a nice ball as well but 50 elite provides much better greenside spins in my experience.

    with duo, i often fly the greens with short irons and wedges, literraly 10~15 yards more carry with little spin. (the same result with callaway supersoft)

    however, with 50 elite, ive ever experienced the fly-over's and it stick sto green very nicely.
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  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, Canada 1689WRX Points: 379Members Posts: 1,689
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    bookkilla wrote:


    Just played a round with This ball yesterday. Was a very big fan of the duo and like this one even more. Just so happens I shot my personal lowest score ever. Can't say it was due to just ball as swing was just clicking. Drives were straighter, approaches stuck and putting feel was awesome. $12.99 a dozen can't be beat.




    If you don't mind me asking, how did the distance off the driver compare between the two?
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  • Mr_PacmanMr_Pacman  21WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 21
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    How can you tell the difference between the old and new ball?



    I bought some from walmart that had a smaller font and the W/S shield logo on them. Then I bought some balls from a local golf shop and the font was larger without with W/S shield,but I bought those a few months ago.



    Is there now a newer model?
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  • MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TN 4157WRX Points: 220Members Posts: 4,157
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    Yes, the new ones have the bigger logo with 50 very big on them. I'd prefer the look of the duo, myself. But haven't played the new 50 yet. I loved the older one with the WS logo. Not the look there either but the way it played
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    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • bookkillabookkilla  363WRX Points: 73Members Posts: 363
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    bookkilla wrote:


    Just played a round with This ball yesterday. Was a very big fan of the duo and like this one even more. Just so happens I shot my personal lowest score ever. Can't say it was due to just ball as swing was just clicking. Drives were straighter, approaches stuck and putting feel was awesome. $12.99 a dozen can't be beat.




    If you don't mind me asking, how did the distance off the driver compare between the two?




    Not a fair comparison that day as I was playing a course I've only been to a couple times. Also just put a new driver in the bag as well.
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  • AILDAILD  126WRX Points: 1Members Posts: 126
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    Hey guys,



    I recently purchased the new version of the 50 Elite. Additionally, I have a dozen of the old generation coming in, so I plan to run a comparison of these two balls sometime next week. I'll probably test the 2015 Duo next to them to truly get a sense of what's the best ball. All balls are yellow FWIW.



    Stay tuned!



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  • MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TN 4157WRX Points: 220Members Posts: 4,157
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    Thanks. Look forward to it.
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    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • PigemsPigems  10888WRX Points: 202Members Posts: 10,888
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    I've got and used both, cant really tell any difference myself. The new ones look better though, Greats golf balls image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, Canada 7884WRX Points: 244Members Posts: 7,884
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    Pigs, you have dirty balls?! Btw, you need to get rid of those square grove wedges, chewing the **** out of your balls!?
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  • PigemsPigems  10888WRX Points: 202Members Posts: 10,888
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    Golf64 wrote:


    Pigs, you have dirty balls?! Btw, you need to get rid of those square grove wedges, chewing the **** out of your balls!?




    I got rid of my Jaws wedges for that exact reason G, that chewed up old ball has been getting hit my basement daily along with 2 others since November. These balls are very durable image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TN 4157WRX Points: 220Members Posts: 4,157
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    Just bought some and played 18 with the new ones. Still love them. Thought about buying the Duo Spin but couldn't do it.



    I am not a fan of the logo, or of the previous version on the 50 . I would prefer the the logo of the FG TOUR or duo spin on the ball but that is the only negative I have for it. I just can't believe I love a $12/doz ball so much.



    I couldn't really tell a difference between new and old without any side by side comparison. Just that it's long, soft and spins enough.
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    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • mulliganman30mulliganman30  1115WRX Points: 126Members Posts: 1,115
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    Minarets wrote:


    Just bought some and played 18 with the new ones. Still love them. Thought about buying the Duo Spin but couldn't do it.



    I am not a fan of the logo, or of the previous version on the 50 . I would prefer the the logo of the FG TOUR or duo spin on the ball but that is the only negative I have for it. I just can't believe I love a $12/doz ball so much.



    I couldn't really tell a difference between new and old without any side by side comparison. Just that it's long, soft and spins enough.




    I really think this ball is one of the better kept secrets in golf. I can't get over the spin you got on approach shots with it.
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  • PigemsPigems  10888WRX Points: 202Members Posts: 10,888
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    Minarets wrote:


    Just bought some and played 18 with the new ones. Still love them. Thought about buying the Duo Spin but couldn't do it.



    I am not a fan of the logo, or of the previous version on the 50 . I would prefer the the logo of the FG TOUR or duo spin on the ball but that is the only negative I have for it. I just can't believe I love a $12/doz ball so much.



    I couldn't really tell a difference between new and old without any side by side comparison. Just that it's long, soft and spins enough.




    I really think this ball is one of the better kept secrets in golf. I can't get over the spin you got on approach shots with it.




    I totally agree, but it's not too much spin either. It's like they found the sweet spot with just the right amount image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    910f 17*- Diamana D+ 82x
    910h 20* Hybrid - S400
    712 CB 4i-Pw - S300
    SM5 51*, 55*- S300
    TVD 59* M - S300
    Studio Select NP2
  • mulliganman30mulliganman30  1115WRX Points: 126Members Posts: 1,115
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    Pigems wrote:


    Minarets wrote:


    Just bought some and played 18 with the new ones. Still love them. Thought about buying the Duo Spin but couldn't do it.



    I am not a fan of the logo, or of the previous version on the 50 . I would prefer the the logo of the FG TOUR or duo spin on the ball but that is the only negative I have for it. I just can't believe I love a $12/doz ball so much.



    I couldn't really tell a difference between new and old without any side by side comparison. Just that it's long, soft and spins enough.




    I really think this ball is one of the better kept secrets in golf. I can't get over the spin you got on approach shots with it.




    I totally agree, but it's not too much spin either. It's like they found the sweet spot with just the right amount image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Yep. There is a reason I have stockpiled 34 dozen to this point....
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    Pigems wrote:


    Minarets wrote:


    Just bought some and played 18 with the new ones. Still love them. Thought about buying the Duo Spin but couldn't do it.



    I am not a fan of the logo, or of the previous version on the 50 . I would prefer the the logo of the FG TOUR or duo spin on the ball but that is the only negative I have for it. I just can't believe I love a $12/doz ball so much.



    I couldn't really tell a difference between new and old without any side by side comparison. Just that it's long, soft and spins enough.




    I really think this ball is one of the better kept secrets in golf. I can't get over the spin you got on approach shots with it.




    I totally agree, but it's not too much spin either. It's like they found the sweet spot with just the right amount image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Yep. There is a reason I have stockpiled 34 dozen to this point....




    Nice friggin stockpile Bro:)
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    910D2 9.5*- RIP Alpha 70x
    910f 17*- Diamana D+ 82x
    910h 20* Hybrid - S400
    712 CB 4i-Pw - S300
    SM5 51*, 55*- S300
    TVD 59* M - S300
    Studio Select NP2
  • MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TN 4157WRX Points: 220Members Posts: 4,157
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    I really don't think the Duo can be this good? That said, so many seem to love the Duo. I can't figure out if it's because they won't subject themselves to $12 balls or if it's really that good.
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    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • AILDAILD  126WRX Points: 1Members Posts: 126
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    Hey guys,



    I told you I would get back to you with some information. Overall, there is a neglible difference in the previous generation to the current. However, I do think the updated graphics look better. Now, compared to the '15 Duo, these balls are not far off, certainly not seven dollars off. I felt that the 50Elite was a better all around performer, especially around the greens I felt had noticeably more check than the Duo. Duo was likely a little straighter off the tee.

    These balls are like 6.99 a dozen on budgetgolf for the blemish model too, just a heads up as if these things could get any cheaper.
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    For those of you in Canada, Golftown has boxes of the 50 Elite on sale for $14/box in white, yellow orange and pink.
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