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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. <br />
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Current Golf Balls<br />
Vice Pro<br />
Vice Pro Plus<br />
2019 Pro V1<br />
2019 Pro V1x<br />
2019 TP5x<br />
2019 TP5<br />
Cut 3u<br />
Cut 4u<br />
Snell MTB Black<br />
Snell MTB Red<br />
2018 Callaway Chrome Soft<br />
2018 Callaway Chrome Soft X<br />
2019 Srixon Z Star<br />
2019 Srixon Z Star XV<br />
2018 Bridgestone B X<br />
2018 Bridgestone B XS<br />
Kirkland Performance Plus +<br />
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Old Models to test<br />
2017 Pro V1<br />
2017 Pro V1x<br />
2017 TP5x (my current ball)
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  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers  2311WRX Points: 353Handicap: ~5Posts: 2,311 Platinum Tees
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    AVX...<br />
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    Though some will argue it’s not a premium, it would be valuable to compare I think.
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    Taylormade SIM - 9.75* - Tour ADDI 6x
    TaylorMade M5 - 14.25* - Tensei Orange 70x
    Callaway Apex 3h - 20* - Catalyst 80g 6.5
    Mizuno MP20 HMB - 4-PW - TTDG 120x
    Mizuno S18 - 50.07 & 54.08 - TTDG s300
    Callaway PM Grind - 64* - C-Taper 130x
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8.5
    Titleist Pro V1x, Bridgestone Tour BX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
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  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members  679WRX Points: 145Posts: 679 Golden Tee
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    Mahamilto wrote:
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    AVX...<br />
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    Though some will argue it’s not a premium, it would be valuable to compare I think.<br />
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    Is there a new one coming out this year?
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  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers  2311WRX Points: 353Handicap: ~5Posts: 2,311 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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    Taylormade SIM - 9.75* - Tour ADDI 6x
    TaylorMade M5 - 14.25* - Tensei Orange 70x
    Callaway Apex 3h - 20* - Catalyst 80g 6.5
    Mizuno MP20 HMB - 4-PW - TTDG 120x
    Mizuno S18 - 50.07 & 54.08 - TTDG s300
    Callaway PM Grind - 64* - C-Taper 130x
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8.5
    Titleist Pro V1x, Bridgestone Tour BX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
  • damnorcrossdamnorcross Members  716WRX Points: 73Posts: 716 Golden Tee
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    There will be a new player in the USA ball market this year. Stay tuned to the PGA Show.
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  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy Members  1316WRX Points: 254Handicap: 15Posts: 1,316 Platinum Tees
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    Wilson FG Tour. Overlooked, excellent ball.<br /><br />Maxfli Ufli - can make the argument w layers and urethane.
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    Cobra F9 10.5* Project X Evenflow Blue 65, R - CAMO!
    Titleist 915F 15* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Cobra F9 18.5* 5w Project X Evenflow Blue 65, R
    Titleist 915H 21* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Callaway Steelhead XR 5-AW Recoil 660 F3, R
    Vokey SM7, 56*/8 M Grind, Recoil ZT9 460 F3, R
    Miura 1957, 59* C Grind, Nippon Modus 110, Wedge Flex
    Cleveland Smart Square Blade
  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members  679WRX Points: 145Posts: 679 Golden Tee
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    There will be a new player in the USA ball market this year. Stay tuned to the PGA Show.
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    Oh really? <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members  679WRX Points: 145Posts: 679 Golden Tee
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    Wilson FG Tour. Overlooked, excellent ball.Maxfli Ufli - can make the argument w layers and urethane.
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    I think maxfli has the u6 your ball right?
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  • AbelvisAbelvis Members  34WRX Points: 13Handicap: 22Posts: 34 Bunkers
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    PearlGolf Pure Pro and Pure Pro X
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    [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.png56 & 60 Degree
    Putter: odyssey.png Versa #7
    Ball: Pearl Pure Pro
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  • theedge27theedge27 Members  643WRX Points: 71Posts: 643 Golden Tee
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    Wilson FG Tour. Overlooked, excellent ball.Maxfli Ufli - can make the argument w layers and urethane.
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    I think maxfli has the u6 your ball right?<br />
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    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. <br />
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    2ND on the FG as well. Great ball, shame it's kind of hard to find.
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  • damnorcrossdamnorcross Members  716WRX Points: 73Posts: 716 Golden Tee
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    There will be a new player in the USA ball market this year. Stay tuned to the PGA Show.
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    Oh really? <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />
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    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.
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  • lil'mikelil'mike Members  1326WRX Points: 91Posts: 1,326 Platinum Tees
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    Wilson FG Tour. Overlooked, excellent ball.<br />
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    Maxfli Ufli - can make the argument w layers and urethane.<br />
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    For sure that FG Tour is a very good ball. It is priced high though unless you find it on sale somewhere!
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  • damnorcrossdamnorcross Members  716WRX Points: 73Posts: 716 Golden Tee
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    I loved the FG Tour, but isn't it gone? Replaced by the Duo professional?
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  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members  1857WRX Points: 296Handicap: ?Posts: 1,857 Platinum Tees
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    I guess it depends on your definition of "premium". Pretty much everything Titleist or any ball maker nowadays has excellent QA for their processes. <br />
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    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.
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  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members  679WRX Points: 145Posts: 679 Golden Tee
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    I meant tour level balls
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  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members  1857WRX Points: 296Handicap: ?Posts: 1,857 Platinum Tees
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    I meant tour level balls<br />
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    Define that better. <br />
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    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.<br />
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    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.
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  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members  679WRX Points: 145Posts: 679 Golden Tee
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    Stanks wrote:
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    I meant tour level balls<br />
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    Define that better. <br />
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    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.<br />
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    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.
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    I guess I’m trying the top of the line ball from every manufacturer. Basically anything that will provide your level performance
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  • lil'mikelil'mike Members  1326WRX Points: 91Posts: 1,326 Platinum Tees
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    I loved the FG Tour, but isn't it gone? Replaced by the Duo professional?<br />
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    I am not sure if it got replaced but you can still find it being sold at alot of places I believe.
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  • cjrobertsoncjrobertson Members  28WRX Points: 1Posts: 28 Bunkers
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    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    Current Golf Balls<br />
    Vice Pro<br />
    Vice Pro Plus<br />
    2019 Pro V1<br />
    2019 Pro V1x<br />
    2019 TP5x<br />
    2019 TP5<br />
    Cut 3u<br />
    Cut 4u<br />
    Snell MTB Black<br />
    Snell MTB Red<br />
    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft<br />
    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft X<br />
    2019 Srixon Z Star<br />
    2019 Srixon Z Star XV<br />
    2018 Bridgestone B X<br />
    2018 Bridgestone B XS<br />
    Kirkland Performance Plus +<br />
    <br />
    Old Models to test<br />
    2017 Pro V1<br />
    2017 Pro V1x<br />
    2017 TP5x (my current ball)<br />
    I look forward to the results! Thanks for doing it OP
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  • cjrobertsoncjrobertson Members  28WRX Points: 1Posts: 28 Bunkers
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    Wilson FG Tour. Overlooked, excellent ball.<br />
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    Maxfli Ufli - can make the argument w layers and urethane.<br />
    I've never played it... but that is an excellent price point so I'll have to give it a try!
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  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers  2311WRX Points: 353Handicap: ~5Posts: 2,311 Platinum Tees
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    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. <br />
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    Those were virtually identical to the ProV of that era.
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    Taylormade SIM - 9.75* - Tour ADDI 6x
    TaylorMade M5 - 14.25* - Tensei Orange 70x
    Callaway Apex 3h - 20* - Catalyst 80g 6.5
    Mizuno MP20 HMB - 4-PW - TTDG 120x
    Mizuno S18 - 50.07 & 54.08 - TTDG s300
    Callaway PM Grind - 64* - C-Taper 130x
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8.5
    Titleist Pro V1x, Bridgestone Tour BX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
  • cristphotocristphoto Members  4015WRX Points: 401Handicap: 7Posts: 4,015 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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  • CardsChamps11CardsChamps11 Members  679WRX Points: 145Posts: 679 Golden Tee
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    <br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    Current Golf Balls<br />
    Vice Pro<br />
    Vice Pro Plus<br />
    2019 Pro V1<br />
    2019 Pro V1x<br />
    2019 TP5x<br />
    2019 TP5<br />
    Cut 3u<br />
    Cut 4u<br />
    Snell MTB Black<br />
    Snell MTB Red<br />
    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft<br />
    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft X<br />
    2019 Srixon Z Star<br />
    2019 Srixon Z Star XV<br />
    2018 Bridgestone B X<br />
    2018 Bridgestone B XS<br />
    Kirkland Performance Plus +<br />
    <br />
    Old Models to test<br />
    2017 Pro V1<br />
    2017 Pro V1x<br />
    2017 TP5x (my current ball)<br />
    I look forward to the results! Thanks for doing it OP<br />
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    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.
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  • calaway33calaway33 Members  43WRX Points: 62Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    How about Bridgestone B RX and B RXS????
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  • elwhippyelwhippy Members  3532WRX Points: 401Posts: 3,532 Titanium Tees
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    Nexen? Under Armour?
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  • highscoreinkyhighscoreinky Members  376WRX Points: 77Posts: 376 Greens
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    Both are as good as any other ball I've played.<br />
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    Abelvis wrote:
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    PearlGolf Pure Pro and Pure Pro X<br />
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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members  2577WRX Points: 300Posts: 2,577 Titanium Tees
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    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    Current Golf Balls<br />
    Vice Pro<br />
    Vice Pro Plus<br />
    2019 Pro V1<br />
    2019 Pro V1x<br />
    2019 TP5x<br />
    2019 TP5<br />
    Cut 3u<br />
    Cut 4u<br />
    Snell MTB Black<br />
    Snell MTB Red<br />
    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft<br />
    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft X<br />
    2019 Srixon Z Star<br />
    2019 Srixon Z Star XV<br />
    2018 Bridgestone B X<br />
    2018 Bridgestone B XS<br />
    Kirkland Performance Plus +<br />
    <br />
    Old Models to test<br />
    2017 Pro V1<br />
    2017 Pro V1x<br />
    2017 TP5x (my current ball)<br />
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    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.
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  • trackcoach13trackcoach13 NJMembers  1124WRX Points: 301Handicap: 4Posts: 1,124 Platinum Tees
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    larciel wrote:
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    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    Current Golf Balls<br />
    Vice Pro<br />
    Vice Pro Plus<br />
    2019 Pro V1<br />
    2019 Pro V1x<br />
    2019 TP5x<br />
    2019 TP5<br />
    Cut 3u<br />
    Cut 4u<br />
    Snell MTB Black<br />
    Snell MTB Red<br />
    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft<br />
    2018 Callaway Chrome Soft X<br />
    2019 Srixon Z Star<br />
    2019 Srixon Z Star XV<br />
    2018 Bridgestone B X<br />
    2018 Bridgestone B XS<br />
    Kirkland Performance Plus +<br />
    <br />
    Old Models to test<br />
    2017 Pro V1<br />
    2017 Pro V1x<br />
    2017 TP5x (my current ball)<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
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    <br />
    Instead he should use the newly released Wilson Duo Professional that replaced the Duo U.
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    Driver: Cobra F9 with HZRDUS SMOKE Stiff
    3W: Titleist 917F2 w/Fujikura Speeder Pro Tour Spec 84 Stiff
    2I: Srixon Z U65 18 Degree w/Miyazaki Kaula 7s
    Irons: Mizuno MP-54 3-PW DG S300 
    Wedge: Vokey TVD 56 K-Grind
    Wedge: Vokey SM6 60-12 K-Grind 
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  • sneaky_petesneaky_pete insufficiently adult Members  248WRX Points: 40Handicap: 4Posts: 248 Fairways
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    I loved the FG Tour, but isn't it gone? Replaced by the Duo professional?
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    There is a new 2019 model Wilson Staff FG Tour. <br />
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    Been playing FG Tour for a few years - the most overlooked and underrated golf ball on the market. Seriously good ball.
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    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9* Ping Tour 65 Stiff
    Fairway: Cobra King F9, 3-4, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7, 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: Srixon Z-Star Yellow
    GPS: Sonocaddie V300
    Range Finder: Leupold GX-3i2
    Cart: Clicgear 3.0

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