Mid-Handicappers: What Ball Do You Play?

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  • ob18ob18 Members  1630WRX Points: 20Posts: 1,630 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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    [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]
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  • kidrobotkidrobot Hackerman Members  212WRX Points: 20Handicap: :(Posts: 212 Fairways
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    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.
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  • Pi5seekerPi5seeker Members  887WRX Points: 125Posts: 887 Golden Tee
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    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.
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    Cobra F8 9.5* 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* DG Spinner
    Odyssey Strokelab Seven S
    Z-Star
    Clicgear 3.5/Cobra King Ultradry
  • taouilmtaouilm Members  15WRX Points: 0Handicap: 10Posts: 15
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    NXT Tour S are really good. Recently tried the Bridgestone e6 and like that also
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  • clp34vmpclp34vmp Cancel that mead Members  299WRX Points: 111Handicap: 7.7Posts: 299 Greens
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    Q Star Tour
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  • RoySchRoySch Members  8WRX Points: 0Handicap: 12Posts: 8
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    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...
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  • RoySchRoySch Members  8WRX Points: 0Handicap: 12Posts: 8
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    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..
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  • Under2hoursUnder2hours Members  1530WRX Points: 124Handicap: 13.2Posts: 1,530 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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  • propmanpropman Members  1822WRX Points: 141Handicap: 15Posts: 1,822 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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    15 hcp
  • macedanmacedan Members  423WRX Points: 131Handicap: 18Posts: 423 Greens
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    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.
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    TaylorMade M2 '17 10.5*
    Taylormade M2 3W 15*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 5W 18*
    Taylormade P790 (4-PW)
    Taylormade Milled Grind 50/09
    Taylormade Milled Grind 54/11
    Taylormade Milled Grind 58/11
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Ball: Taylormade Project A
    Bag: Taylormade Flextech Crossover
    Cart: TGW Players 
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members  6644WRX Points: 302Posts: 6,644 Titanium Tees
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    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?
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  • heatedwireheatedwire Members  83WRX Points: 35Posts: 83 Fairways
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    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.
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  • dnalepocadnalepoca Members  225WRX Points: 10Handicap: 12Posts: 225 Bunkers
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    I play Cut Blue’s. $20/dozen can’t be beat. And even cheaper if you buy bulk
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    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  8756WRX Points: 282Posts: 8,756 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3710WRX Points: 268Posts: 3,710 Titanium Tees
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    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-PW Titleist AP1s
    50 degree GW Titleist SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7 
    Ping Anser 6 Milled Putter
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    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.
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  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3710WRX Points: 268Posts: 3,710 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-PW Titleist AP1s
    50 degree GW Titleist SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7 
    Ping Anser 6 Milled Putter
  • Mikey5eMikey5e michMembers  1326WRX Points: 299Handicap: 15Posts: 1,326 Platinum Tees
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    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?
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  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members  6644WRX Points: 302Posts: 6,644 Titanium Tees
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    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
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  • MysticfalconMysticfalcon Members  80WRX Points: 0Handicap: 16Posts: 80
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    I play the chrome soft Truvis. I find the soccer balls help my putting and chipping practice a lot.
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  • Break81Break81 Broke80 Members  2034WRX Points: 90Handicap: 9.5Posts: 2,034 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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    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
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  • Mikey5eMikey5e michMembers  1326WRX Points: 299Handicap: 15Posts: 1,326 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VAMembers  3595WRX Points: 590Handicap: 8.2Posts: 3,595 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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    Sun Mountain 2.5+

    PING i20 10.5*

    (Cobra King F9 5/6)

    Adams a7 19*

    (PING G25 23*)

    Cleveland TA5 5-P

    Titleist SM7 52.08F, 58.08M

    PING BeCu Anser

  • chippa13chippa13 Members  2536WRX Points: 348Posts: 2,536 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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  • byflow2byflow2 Members  132WRX Points: 34Handicap: 8.9Posts: 132 Bunkers
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    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
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    [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]
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    Or just get them at $20 per dozen anywhere right now.
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  • lil'mikelil'mike Members  1315WRX Points: 88Posts: 1,315 Platinum Tees
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    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!
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  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members  6644WRX Points: 302Posts: 6,644 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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  • chal0072chal0072 Members  380WRX Points: 90Handicap: 8.7Posts: 380 Greens
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    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
    Tour Edge EX10 3W
    Titleist 917 7W
    Callaway Apex 4h 5h
    Srixon Z785 6-PW
    Ping Glide 2.0 50
    Taylormade MG2 54, Hi-toe 58
    Toulon San Francisco Putter






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  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members  4776WRX Points: 529Posts: 4,776 Titanium Tees
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    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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