Mid-Handicappers: What Ball Do You Play?

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  • ob18ob18 Members Posts: 1,630 ✭✭
    Matt023 wrote:


    So far this year I've played (all last years) model.



    Callaway chrome soft and chrome soft



    Taylormade project a



    Wilson duo spin, optix



    Snell MTB



    Cut blue



    Srixon zstar, q tour



    The winner winner chicken dinner for me was the chromesoft + not sure why but with a 95-100 driver swing speed this ball went deep and straight..runner up was the project a




    I am still looking to settle.............today we have brutal wind and it wasn't good being a high ball hitter.
    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]10* Callaway XR Driver
    15* Nickent 3 Wood
    18* Nickent F30 Hybrid
    Callaway Roque - 5 iron to A wedge
    54*, 58* Cleveland RTX 2.0 Wedges

    Odyssey O-Works Red #7 Tank Putter
    Srixon Q-Star Tour[/font]
  • kidrobotkidrobot Hackerman Members Posts: 212 ✭✭
    Q-Star Tour, and Wilson 50 Elite in the winter. Just wish the QST came in yellow and it would be the perfect ball for me.
  • Pi5seekerPi5seeker Members Posts: 870 ✭✭
    Whatever urethane ball I can get for under $25 per dozen. Right now I'm playing the Tour Preferred but spin it a ton with driver.
    Cobra F8 10.5* Evenflow Blue
    Cobra F8 5-6 17* Evenflow Blue
    Cobra F8 Hybrid 19* Smacwrap
    Cobra King Utility 22.5* C-Taper Lite
    Ping I210 5-UW PX LZ 6.0
    Bridgestone XW-1 56* 60* Spinner
    Odyssey Works Versa 1W
    Z-Star
    Clicgear 3.5/Cobra King Ultradry
  • taouilmtaouilm Members Posts: 15
    NXT Tour S are really good. Recently tried the Bridgestone e6 and like that also
  • clp34vmpclp34vmp Cancel that mead Members Posts: 259 ✭✭
  • RoySchRoySch Members Posts: 8
    EZCUSE wrote:


    I love trying out new balls.



    With that said, I try to keep a dozen under $30 USD.



    Right now I play the Project (a) and I like them. They are a great price point at $27 USD on Amazon.



    I am unwilling to step to a tour ball (Pro V1, Chomesoft) because I lose about 2-3 balls a round and it's just throwing my money down the drain.



    I've played NXT Tour S, Q Star Tour, Snell MTB.



    I like a softer ball but can't be too soft due to my swing speed. I would choose accuracy/feel over distance any day.



    Any recommendation of balls I should try out?
    I'm hot on the Bridgestone XS....great distance for 100 mph swinger..

    I love the NXT...
  • RoySchRoySch Members Posts: 8
    taouilm wrote:


    NXT Tour S are really good. Recently tried the Bridgestone e6 and like that also
    I love the NXT..it was my ball until right now..i switched to the Bridgestone XS...great distance off the tee..they do hold the green..but feel a little "rocky" on iron shots..
  • Under2hoursUnder2hours Members Posts: 1,416 ✭✭
    I wish I understood the differences and found the right ball, but with my collection maybe 5 years 'til that time comes.



    Right now I have in play (bag).....



    Kirkland ksig 4-piece (go to since the new in thing)

    ProV's (x too)

    TM Tour Pro

    Chrome Softs

    TP5's

    Project A's



    Everytime I empty my bag I still seem to have 24+ balls when I sift through all my pockets.
  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,751 ✭✭
    Put in my volume order (144 balls - split with buddy) of Callaway supersoft and Srixon QST 5A balls for $92. Took advantage of 20% ebay discount last night.
    15 hcp
  • macedanmacedan Members Posts: 258 ✭✭
    Something about a Srixon Q-Star works very well for me. I love Chrome Softs but they are simply beyond my budget.

    I haven't had much use with them, but when I find a Project A or TP5 on the course I tend to game them very well.

    I'm past the point where I used to need a low spin ball to keep my ball on a predictable pattern and am looking to find

    a little more greenside stopping power and as of yet, the Q Star seems to be a nice little in between ball.
    Ping G400 10*
    Mizuno ST180 3W 15*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 5W 18*
    Ping G Crossover 21*
    Taylormade Rocketbladez (5-PW)
    Cleveland CBX 50/11
    Titleist Vokey SM5 54/10
    Cleveland RTX-3 58/9
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Taylormade RBZ Urethane | Project A
    Bag: Taylormade Flextech Lite Black/Green
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,275 ✭✭
    kidrobot wrote:


    Q-Star Tour, and Wilson 50 Elite in the winter. Just wish the QST came in yellow and it would be the perfect ball for me.




    Project A comes in yellow and a similar ball?
  • heatedwireheatedwire Members Posts: 70 ✭✭
    I play Z-Star XV (around 7-8hcp at the moment).



    Big fan of telling people the ball will make minimal difference in reality.....however.......there's something about this ball I just really like off the putter face.

    Could be just a confidence thing - who knows. I don't really care either. You can get them for a good price, they perform great, have a yellow version (foggy where I live sometimes), so why the **** not.
  • dnalepocadnalepoca Members Posts: 225 ✭✭
    I play Cut Blue’s. $20/dozen can’t be beat. And even cheaper if you buy bulk
    Cobra King F7
    Cobra King baffler F6 17.5*
    Cobra King Utility 20.5*
    Wilson Staff V4 Utility 23*
    Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons 5-PW
    Mizuno MP T-11 52*
    Wilson Staff PMP Tour 56*
    PING Glide 2.0 TS 60*
    Taylormade TP Juno Copper
    Bridgestone Tour B XS, Srixon Z-Star XV
  • playaplaya Members Posts: 8,732 ✭✭
    pappaf2 wrote:

    theedge27 wrote:


    On Thursdays, last year's Chrome soft can be had for $28 on Dicks website. A few others in your price point I would look into are:



    Wilson FG Tour ($30 budgetgolf), MG C4 ($20, plays almost identical to ProV), and the Maxfli Ufli series.



    Vice is the best deal on balls if you don't mind buying 5dz at a time. $25 a dozen if you buy 5.




    Yup 2017 Chromesofts on Dicks for $29. I've been playing the Chromesoft X recently and really like it.



    You might be interested in CUT balls at $20 a dozen [url="https://www.cutgolfco.com/shop/"]https://www.cutgolfco.com/shop/[/url]



    Kirkland Balls if you are a member


    I've been using Z Star XV cause they are stocked at my course and I win them in the ball comp, but the chrome soft X is my favourite ball if I have to pay for them. That's great value for a ball of that quality.
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,503 ✭✭
    edited Jun 13, 2018 #106
    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Titleist 913 D3 44 inches also a Taylormade M2 44 inches.
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-GW Titleist AP1s
    53 degree Wedge Titleist AP1
    58 degree SW Vokey SM6
    Putter White Hot V LINE Fang w/round Edel Grip
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,275 ✭✭
    edited Jun 13, 2018 #107






    My son bought the gamer softs in blue and I can never follow/find the ball. I don't know why anyone would make a blue ball. I used to think yellow was the best colored choice. But, the green ones look appealing.
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,503 ✭✭
    Tanner25 wrote:






    My son bought the gamer softs in blue and I can never follow/find the ball. I don't know why anyone would make a blue ball. I used to think yellow was the best colored choice. But, the green ones look appealing.




    It’s a weird color for sure. See it in the air and as it’s coming to the ground , it disappears from vision. Get about 20 yards from where it landed then it is easy to see , even in the rough.
    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Titleist 913 D3 44 inches also a Taylormade M2 44 inches.
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-GW Titleist AP1s
    53 degree Wedge Titleist AP1
    58 degree SW Vokey SM6
    Putter White Hot V LINE Fang w/round Edel Grip
  • Mikey5eMikey5e Members Posts: 897 ✭✭
    Would it be fair to say it is a waste of money to use a tour level ball when you can not spin the ball on the green? I dont see many golfers stopping the ball on the green on public courses. Is it beneficial for them to use a pro level golf ball?
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,275 ✭✭
    Mikey5e wrote:


    Would it be fair to say it is a waste of money to use a tour level ball when you can not spin the ball on the green? I dont see many golfers stopping the ball on the green on public courses. Is it beneficial for them to use a pro level golf ball?




    I am not a great chipper. But, can easily spin/stop the project a
  • MysticfalconMysticfalcon Members Posts: 80
    I play the chrome soft Truvis. I find the soccer balls help my putting and chipping practice a lot.
  • Break81Break81 Broke80 Members Posts: 2,026 ✭✭
    I play the chrome soft Truvis. I find the soccer balls help my putting and chipping practice a lot.
    I bought a sleeve 2 years ago just to practice with. Turned out to be the ball i shot my career best with.



    I played with a guy last week who had a bad case of the yips , 3-putted at least 7 greens maybe more and I mentioned trying them to practice.



    He wanted no part of that . Lol. Guess he wants to suffer even longer.
    Cobra F7+ - Stiff
    Callaway V-Series 3 & 5 wood with Aldila Rouge Silver
    Srixon 585 5-AW - Modus 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 53 & 58 Degree
    EVNROLL ER5
    Srixon XV - Yellow
  • Mikey5eMikey5e Members Posts: 897 ✭✭
    Tanner25 wrote:

    Mikey5e wrote:


    Would it be fair to say it is a waste of money to use a tour level ball when you can not spin the ball on the green? I dont see many golfers stopping the ball on the green on public courses. Is it beneficial for them to use a pro level golf ball?




    I am not a great chipper. But, can easily spin/stop the project a
    I would say that you have found the right ball.
  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VAMembers Posts: 2,781 ✭✭
    Mikey5e wrote:


    Would it be fair to say it is a waste of money to use a tour level ball when you can not spin the ball on the green? I dont see many golfers stopping the ball on the green on public courses. Is it beneficial for them to use a pro level golf ball?


    I'll put it a different way. I consider myself to have a pretty good short game and can't reliably control a 2 piece surlyn covered ball around the greens. In other words, one should at least give a 'tour ball' a shot to see if it helps them around the greens vs assuming they can't spin it.
    PING i20 10.5*
    Adams a7 19*
    PING G25 23*
    Nike VR Forged Pro Combo 5-P
    Titleist SM6 52.08F, 58.08M
    Odyssey White Hot #1
  • chippa13chippa13 Members Posts: 2,289 ✭✭
    While I cannot zip a tour ball back on a string, I do see that the tour ball will hop and stop with much less roll out than a budget or mid-range ball.
  • byflow2byflow2 Members Posts: 132 ✭✭
    Srixon Z Star... Best ball I have found.



    I work at a golf course and have tried many balls and if you can get them 25$/doz on ebay you wouldn't find a better ball
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra Fly Z 9.5 Stock Stiff Shaft[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway XR 15* Project X 6.0 [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra Utility 18* Aldia rouge 65g S[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Srixon 565 4,5 - Srixon 6-PW Dynamic Gold AMT S300[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cleveland RTX2.0 52* [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cleveland RTX2.0 56*[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cleveland RTX2.0 60*[/font]
    Bettinardi [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Queen Bee #9[/font]
  • chippa13chippa13 Members Posts: 2,289 ✭✭
    Or just get them at $20 per dozen anywhere right now.
  • lil'mikelil'mike Members Posts: 1,292 ✭✭
    byflow2 wrote:


    Srixon Z Star... Best ball I have found.



    I work at a golf course and have tried many balls and if you can get them 25$/doz on ebay you wouldn't find a better ball

    chippa13 wrote:


    Or just get them at $20 per dozen anywhere right now.




    ^^^^^ This.



    Anyone that thinks they can't spin a ball or don't deserve to play a 3 or 4 piece ball should consider these deals right now for the Z-Star's and Q-Star Tour's cause they can't be much more than the 2 piece are selling for!
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,275 ✭✭
    lil wrote:

    byflow2 wrote:


    Srixon Z Star... Best ball I have found.



    I work at a golf course and have tried many balls and if you can get them 25$/doz on ebay you wouldn't find a better ball

    chippa13 wrote:


    Or just get them at $20 per dozen anywhere right now.




    ^^^^^ This.



    Anyone that thinks they can't spin a ball or don't deserve to play a 3 or 4 piece ball should consider these deals right now for the Z-Star's and Q-Star Tour's cause they can't be much more than the 2 piece are selling for!




    A z star for 20? Truly the best deal ever. Gamesoft at 7.50 is close :-) Unfortunately, I loaded up on a bunch of different balls this year.
  • chal0072chal0072 Members Posts: 354 ✭✭
    edited Jun 14, 2018 #120
    Srixon Marathon I got from ebay. So cheap and soft. I think I paid 31.50 for 45 balls free shipping. I don't lose so many balls these days, but comes fall season in MN you lost ball even hitting middle of the fairway.
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    Cobra F9
    Callaway Apex 4h
    Fourteen TC788 5-PW 
    Fourteen TF Wedge 51, 57
    Taylormade Spider Black putter


  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,307 ✭✭
    tested out the TP5 today vs the Lethal vs the Velocity



    Distance winner - velocity

    feel - tp5

    control - tp5



    lethal was a very close 2nd to the TP5 in all categories. theTP5 just felt great all around course...
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