Current Premium Golf Balls

CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members Posts: 485 ✭✭
I am planning to do a complete golf ball test this spring testing all current premium golf ball models (Driving, Irons, Full Wedges, and Half Wedges). Below is what I could think of off the top of my head. Are there any golf balls missing? From this list the only premium balls that will be new in 2019 are Pro V1/V1x, TP5/TP5x, and Srixon Z Star/Z Star XV. i am going to test a few older models just for comparison sake.



Current Golf Balls

Vice Pro

Vice Pro Plus

2019 Pro V1

2019 Pro V1x

2019 TP5x

2019 TP5

Cut 3u

Cut 4u

Snell MTB Black

Snell MTB Red

2018 Callaway Chrome Soft

2018 Callaway Chrome Soft X

2019 Srixon Z Star

2019 Srixon Z Star XV

2018 Bridgestone B X

2018 Bridgestone B XS

Kirkland Performance Plus +



Old Models to test

2017 Pro V1

2017 Pro V1x

2017 TP5x (my current ball)

Comments

  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers Posts: 1,914 ✭✭
    AVX...



    Though some will argue it’s not a premium, it would be valuable to compare I think.
    Titleist TS3 - 9.75* - HZRDUS Smoke Black 60g 6.5 (D1 Setting, STD Fade)
    Titleist 917F2 - 15*, Diamana S+ LTD 80TX (B1 Setting, 16g Fade)
    Titleist 818 H1 - 19*, Tensei Pro White 90TX (B1 Setting, 12g Fade)
    Titleist 716 T-MB 4-iron - KBS C-Taper 130x
    Titleist 716 T-MB 5-9-iron - DG AMT x100
    Titleist 718 AP2 PW, 50* - DG AMT x100
    Titleist SM7 55* S-Grind - DG AMT x100
    Titleist SM2 59.12* - DG Tour Issue x100
    Evnroll ER6-B
    Bridgestone Tour BX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members Posts: 485 ✭✭
    Mahamilto wrote:


    AVX...



    Though some will argue it’s not a premium, it would be valuable to compare I think.




    Is there a new one coming out this year?
  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers Posts: 1,914 ✭✭
    I don’t think so. Just the new ProVs this year. I think that Titleist is going to stagger it so the can have a new ball each year without revamping every ball yearly.
    Titleist TS3 - 9.75* - HZRDUS Smoke Black 60g 6.5 (D1 Setting, STD Fade)
    Titleist 917F2 - 15*, Diamana S+ LTD 80TX (B1 Setting, 16g Fade)
    Titleist 818 H1 - 19*, Tensei Pro White 90TX (B1 Setting, 12g Fade)
    Titleist 716 T-MB 4-iron - KBS C-Taper 130x
    Titleist 716 T-MB 5-9-iron - DG AMT x100
    Titleist 718 AP2 PW, 50* - DG AMT x100
    Titleist SM7 55* S-Grind - DG AMT x100
    Titleist SM2 59.12* - DG Tour Issue x100
    Evnroll ER6-B
    Bridgestone Tour BX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
  • damnorcrossdamnorcross Members Posts: 709 ✭✭
    There will be a new player in the USA ball market this year. Stay tuned to the PGA Show.
  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy Members Posts: 994 ✭✭
    Wilson FG Tour. Overlooked, excellent ball.

    Maxfli Ufli - can make the argument w layers and urethane.
    Titleist 915D3 9.5*, Diamana S+ Blue 60, R, @11*
    Titleist 915F 15* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Titleist 915H 20* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Titleist 716 AP1 4-W52, Kuro Kage Tini 65, S
    Cleveland CBX, 56*/12, Rotex Graphite Wedge Flex
    Cleveland Smart Square Blade
  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members Posts: 485 ✭✭
    There will be a new player in the USA ball market this year. Stay tuned to the PGA Show.




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  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members Posts: 485 ✭✭
    Wilson FG Tour. Overlooked, excellent ball.Maxfli Ufli - can make the argument w layers and urethane.




    I think maxfli has the u6 your ball right?
  • AbelvisAbelvis Members Posts: 34 ✭✭
    PearlGolf Pure Pro and Pure Pro X
    [font=Calibri, Helvetica, sans-serif]Driver: taylormade.png RBZ TP
    Woods: taylormade.png RBZ stage 2 TP Wood (15 degree)
    Hybrid: taylormade.png RBZ 4 (22 degree)
    Irons: titleist.png 718 AP 1 (5- 53 degree)
    Wedges: cleveland.png 56 & 60 Degree
    Putter: odyssey.png Versa #7
    Ball: Pearl Pure Pro
    [/font]

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  • theedge27theedge27 Members Posts: 605 ✭✭

    Wilson FG Tour. Overlooked, excellent ball.Maxfli Ufli - can make the argument w layers and urethane.




    I think maxfli has the u6 your ball right?




    The newer model is called the Ufli. There's a soft and speed version. 4 piece urethane. On clearance for $16 a dozen at DSG. Great ball for the price.



    2ND on the FG as well. Great ball, shame it's kind of hard to find.
  • damnorcrossdamnorcross Members Posts: 709 ✭✭

    There will be a new player in the USA ball market this year. Stay tuned to the PGA Show.




    Oh really? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Yeah, I've hit a sleeve and it's solid. Not sure of the price point but I'm sure it will be less than a Pro V. If people will give them a try they'll like it, but the golf ball world is tough to make a dent in.
  • lil'mikelil'mike Members Posts: 1,278 ✭✭


    Wilson FG Tour. Overlooked, excellent ball.



    Maxfli Ufli - can make the argument w layers and urethane.




    For sure that FG Tour is a very good ball. It is priced high though unless you find it on sale somewhere!
  • damnorcrossdamnorcross Members Posts: 709 ✭✭
    I loved the FG Tour, but isn't it gone? Replaced by the Duo professional?
  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members Posts: 1,241 ✭✭
    I guess it depends on your definition of "premium". Pretty much everything Titleist or any ball maker nowadays has excellent QA for their processes.



    Now, if you wanna make a test that actually means something. I guess all you would have to do is make a test between different balls with a certain price point. That or just segregate by layers. It also depends on what you're testing for...Spin, speed, RPM, durability, etc. etc.
  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members Posts: 485 ✭✭
    I meant tour level balls
  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members Posts: 1,241 ✭✭


    I meant tour level balls




    Define that better.



    Most players on tour use a ball because they are given an option (TP5 or TP5x, Prov1 or X, Srixon ZStar XV or Z, Chromesoft or Chromesoft X). Noone on tour uses Snell, Vice, Kirkland, Cut...yet they are all tour caliber balls. As in, they could be used with no repercussions that their current choice uses.



    Don't think I'm giving you a hard time. I just wanna know what you're pursuing with a "complete test" of "premium balls" when most every ball made nowadays is premium compared to a far earlier date. Food for thought.
  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members Posts: 485 ✭✭
    Stanks wrote:


    I meant tour level balls




    Define that better.



    Most players on tour use a ball because they are given an option (TP5 or TP5x, Prov1 or X, Srixon ZStar XV or Z, Chromesoft or Chromesoft X). Noone on tour uses Snell, Vice, Kirkland, Cut...yet they are all tour caliber balls. As in, they could be used with no repercussions that their current choice uses.



    Don't think I'm giving you a hard time. I just wanna know what you're pursuing with a "complete test" of "premium balls" when most every ball made nowadays is premium compared to a far earlier date. Food for thought.




    I guess I’m trying the top of the line ball from every manufacturer. Basically anything that will provide your level performance
  • lil'mikelil'mike Members Posts: 1,278 ✭✭


    I loved the FG Tour, but isn't it gone? Replaced by the Duo professional?




    I am not sure if it got replaced but you can still find it being sold at alot of places I believe.
  • cjrobertsoncjrobertson Members Posts: 28 ✭✭


    I am planning to do a complete golf ball test this spring testing all current premium golf ball models (Driving, Irons, Full Wedges, and Half Wedges). Below is what I could think of off the top of my head. Are there any golf balls missing? From this list the only premium balls that will be new in 2019 are Pro V1/V1x, TP5/TP5x, and Srixon Z Star/Z Star XV. i am going to test a few older models just for comparison sake.



    Current Golf Balls

    Vice Pro

    Vice Pro Plus

    2019 Pro V1

    2019 Pro V1x

    2019 TP5x

    2019 TP5

    Cut 3u

    Cut 4u

    Snell MTB Black

    Snell MTB Red

    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft

    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft X

    2019 Srixon Z Star

    2019 Srixon Z Star XV

    2018 Bridgestone B X

    2018 Bridgestone B XS

    Kirkland Performance Plus +



    Old Models to test

    2017 Pro V1

    2017 Pro V1x

    2017 TP5x (my current ball)
    I look forward to the results! Thanks for doing it OP
  • cjrobertsoncjrobertson Members Posts: 28 ✭✭


    Wilson FG Tour. Overlooked, excellent ball.



    Maxfli Ufli - can make the argument w layers and urethane.
    I've never played it... but that is an excellent price point so I'll have to give it a try!
  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers Posts: 1,914 ✭✭
    The old FG tours were very good. Never tried the new ones. Used to get the ones in ‘14-15 for free. So I played them a lot.



    Those were virtually identical to the ProV of that era.
    Titleist TS3 - 9.75* - HZRDUS Smoke Black 60g 6.5 (D1 Setting, STD Fade)
    Titleist 917F2 - 15*, Diamana S+ LTD 80TX (B1 Setting, 16g Fade)
    Titleist 818 H1 - 19*, Tensei Pro White 90TX (B1 Setting, 12g Fade)
    Titleist 716 T-MB 4-iron - KBS C-Taper 130x
    Titleist 716 T-MB 5-9-iron - DG AMT x100
    Titleist 718 AP2 PW, 50* - DG AMT x100
    Titleist SM7 55* S-Grind - DG AMT x100
    Titleist SM2 59.12* - DG Tour Issue x100
    Evnroll ER6-B
    Bridgestone Tour BX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,311 ✭✭
    This is a good list of American balls readily available to the public. There are a couple European and Asian market balls too. Mizuno comes to mind. Just not available here.
  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members Posts: 485 ✭✭



    I am planning to do a complete golf ball test this spring testing all current premium golf ball models (Driving, Irons, Full Wedges, and Half Wedges). Below is what I could think of off the top of my head. Are there any golf balls missing? From this list the only premium balls that will be new in 2019 are Pro V1/V1x, TP5/TP5x, and Srixon Z Star/Z Star XV. i am going to test a few older models just for comparison sake.



    Current Golf Balls

    Vice Pro

    Vice Pro Plus

    2019 Pro V1

    2019 Pro V1x

    2019 TP5x

    2019 TP5

    Cut 3u

    Cut 4u

    Snell MTB Black

    Snell MTB Red

    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft

    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft X

    2019 Srixon Z Star

    2019 Srixon Z Star XV

    2018 Bridgestone B X

    2018 Bridgestone B XS

    Kirkland Performance Plus +



    Old Models to test

    2017 Pro V1

    2017 Pro V1x

    2017 TP5x (my current ball)
    I look forward to the results! Thanks for doing it OP




    I will post results. The testing will take some time as I plan to be thorough. Looks like Snell has an announcement coming up so their golf balls might be changed. I should know my full lineup after the PGA Merch Show.
  • calaway33calaway33 Members Posts: 41 ✭✭
    How about Bridgestone B RX and B RXS????
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,111 ✭✭
    Nexen? Under Armour?
  • highscoreinkyhighscoreinky Members Posts: 365 ✭✭
    Both are as good as any other ball I've played.


    Abelvis wrote:


    PearlGolf Pure Pro and Pure Pro X
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,248 ✭✭


    I am planning to do a complete golf ball test this spring testing all current premium golf ball models (Driving, Irons, Full Wedges, and Half Wedges). Below is what I could think of off the top of my head. Are there any golf balls missing? From this list the only premium balls that will be new in 2019 are Pro V1/V1x, TP5/TP5x, and Srixon Z Star/Z Star XV. i am going to test a few older models just for comparison sake.



    Current Golf Balls

    Vice Pro

    Vice Pro Plus

    2019 Pro V1

    2019 Pro V1x

    2019 TP5x

    2019 TP5

    Cut 3u

    Cut 4u

    Snell MTB Black

    Snell MTB Red

    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft

    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft X

    2019 Srixon Z Star

    2019 Srixon Z Star XV

    2018 Bridgestone B X

    2018 Bridgestone B XS

    Kirkland Performance Plus +



    Old Models to test

    2017 Pro V1

    2017 Pro V1x

    2017 TP5x (my current ball)




    Great. If you can, please do review Wilson Duo U! MSRP $40 but it's like $1/ball on ebay. I tried a few and it's awesome.
  • trackcoach13trackcoach13 Members Posts: 953 ✭✭
    larciel wrote:



    I am planning to do a complete golf ball test this spring testing all current premium golf ball models (Driving, Irons, Full Wedges, and Half Wedges). Below is what I could think of off the top of my head. Are there any golf balls missing? From this list the only premium balls that will be new in 2019 are Pro V1/V1x, TP5/TP5x, and Srixon Z Star/Z Star XV. i am going to test a few older models just for comparison sake.



    Current Golf Balls

    Vice Pro

    Vice Pro Plus

    2019 Pro V1

    2019 Pro V1x

    2019 TP5x

    2019 TP5

    Cut 3u

    Cut 4u

    Snell MTB Black

    Snell MTB Red

    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft

    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft X

    2019 Srixon Z Star

    2019 Srixon Z Star XV

    2018 Bridgestone B X

    2018 Bridgestone B XS

    Kirkland Performance Plus +



    Old Models to test

    2017 Pro V1

    2017 Pro V1x

    2017 TP5x (my current ball)




    Great. If you can, please do review Wilson Duo U! MSRP $40 but it's like $1/ball on ebay. I tried a few and it's awesome.




    Instead he should use the newly released Wilson Duo Professional that replaced the Duo U.
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Driver: Cobra F9 w/ Aldila NV 2KXV Green 65 Stiff
    3W: Titleist 917F2 w/Fujikura Speeder Pro Tour Spec 84 Stiff [/font]

    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]2I: Srixon Z U65 18 Degree w/Miyazaki Kaula 7s
    Irons: Wilson FG Tour v6 4-GW DG S300 AMT
    Wedge: 56/11 Wilson FG Tour PMP Raw Tour Grind[/font]

    Wedge: Vokey SM6 60-12 K-Grind
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Putter: [/font]Odyssey O-WORKS Red Marxman
  • sneaky_petesneaky_pete insufficiently adult Members Posts: 241 ✭✭
    I loved the FG Tour, but isn't it gone? Replaced by the Duo professional?


    There is a new 2019 model Wilson Staff FG Tour.



    Been playing FG Tour for a few years - the most overlooked and underrated golf ball on the market. Seriously good ball.
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9* Ping Tour 65 Stiff
    Fairway: Adams Speedline Super S Fairway 15* Matrix Ozik HD Radix S VI Shaft Stiff Flex
    Driving Iron: Mizuno Fli-Hi II 18* Driving Iron Mizuno Exsar Shaft Stiff Flex
    Irons: Maltby DBM Forged Irons 3 - 9 True Temper Dynalite Gold XP S300 Shafts
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 46*, 52* & 58* Wedges True Temper Dynamic Gold 115 Wedge Shaft
    Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 RHO fitted with Iomic Midsize Grip (Blue)
    Grips: Lamkin UTX Midsize (Black)
    Ball: Wilson Staff FG Tour
    GPS: Sonocaddie V300
    Range Finder: Leupold GX-3i2
    Cart: Clicgear 3.0
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