Talking Cult Balls....

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Thommo335Thommo335  53WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 53 Bunkers
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Inspired by the talking cult clubs thread, thought I'd do the same for balls and avoid a threadjack....



Thinking game changers, personal favourites, great ones, crap ones, sleepers, forgotten ones etc. Here goes....



Titleist Tour Balata, Professional and ProV1, Slazenger balata, Maxfli Revolution, Precept Lady, Wilson Staff Duo and FG Tour, TM Inergel, Maxfli DDH, Rextar Balata, Nike TA (esp DD version) and One Black, Cally TruVis, Hogan Apex, Uniroyal Plus six, Dunlop 65. Slazenger B51, Penfold Ace.



Let the debate ensue.......
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  • Twism86Twism86  463WRX Points: 82Members Posts: 463 Greens
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    I think the biggest "Cult" in balls right now are near tour level urethane balls at low prices!



    The Kirkland balls definitely have a cult following. For me the K3 with a urethane covers performs well above its price point so its hard to justify paying for anything else. Its a better ball than I should probably be playing but slicing that $1 ball into the woods hurts the wallet way less than a ball that costs 2-3x as much and performs worse.
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    TM AeroBurner 9.5*
    TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
    Odyssey White Hot RX #1
    A bunch of random wedges
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  • SimpSimp  2933WRX Points: 161Members Posts: 2,933 Titanium Tees
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    Yeah, any of the direct to consumer balls have a cult following. But if we're talking back in the day I've got to throw the Tour Edition, Maxfli HT 100, Titleist Tour Balata and the Kro-Flight only because it had the compression of granite.
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    TaylorMade Spider Mini
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    Magna so good we're doing it twice. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT  7317WRX Points: 391Handicap: 5Members Posts: 7,317 Titanium Tees
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    Twism86 wrote:


    I think the biggest "Cult" in balls right now are near tour level urethane balls at low prices!



    The Kirkland balls definitely have a cult following. For me the K3 with a urethane covers performs well above its price point so its hard to justify paying for anything else. Its a better ball than I should probably be playing but slicing that $1 ball into the woods hurts the wallet way less than a ball that costs 2-3x as much and performs worse.






    How's the feel ,compression and spin with k3?
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  • cristphotocristphoto  3643WRX Points: 277Members Posts: 3,643 Titanium Tees
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    I second the old Spalding Tour Edition. Great ball that did everything the Tour Balata did, plus didn’t go out of round or cut on the slightest mis-hit. As I recall it was a couple dollars less too.
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    Gamer V2 when Callaway owned Top Flite - Opened my eyes to golf balls other than Titleist.
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  • jholzjholz  1696WRX Points: 502Handicap: 7.4Members Posts: 1,696 Platinum Tees
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    I was a huge fan of the Precept EV back in the day.
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    Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
    Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
    Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
    Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
    5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
    Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
    Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
    Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
    Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize
  • Thommo335Thommo335  53WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 53 Bunkers
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    cristphoto wrote:


    I second the old Spalding Tour Edition. Great ball that did everything the Tour Balata did, plus didn't go out of round or cut on the slightest mis-hit. As I recall it was a couple dollars less too.




    ****, forgot that one. Remember finding one and was beside myself with excitement to try it out. Spun like crazy, hurt Greg Norman a bunch of times though with too much spin, thinking '86 PGA....
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  • Twism86Twism86  463WRX Points: 82Members Posts: 463 Greens
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    SwooshLT wrote:

    Twism86 wrote:


    I think the biggest "Cult" in balls right now are near tour level urethane balls at low prices!



    The Kirkland balls definitely have a cult following. For me the K3 with a urethane covers performs well above its price point so its hard to justify paying for anything else. Its a better ball than I should probably be playing but slicing that $1 ball into the woods hurts the wallet way less than a ball that costs 2-3x as much and performs worse.






    How's the feel ,compression and spin with k3?




    Well, Im like a 20 handicap and have been only playing for 1.5 seasons so you may not want my advice.... Feel, rather soft and not too clicky. No clue what the compression numbers are. Im not a high spin player (because I suck) but I find this balls hold the greens better than all the non urethane balls I have played and too me plays similar to V1s and Chrome Soft which I used before this.
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    TM AeroBurner 9.5*
    TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
    Odyssey White Hot RX #1
    A bunch of random wedges
  • CwebbCwebb  6028WRX Points: 328Members Posts: 6,028 Titanium Tees
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    The ProV1* (star)
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  • trackcoach13trackcoach13 NJ 1106WRX Points: 286Handicap: 4Members Posts: 1,106 Platinum Tees
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    Cwebb wrote:


    The ProV1* (star)




    I still have a couple dozen of them.
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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
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  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MO 157WRX Points: 94Handicap: ~10Members Posts: 157 Fairways
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    jholz wrote:


    I was a huge fan of the Precept EV back in the day.




    Yessir! I played those all through high school and thought I was cooler than the preppy Titleist kids. I wasn't, but that didn't stop me...
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    Dustin_J wrote:

    jholz wrote:


    I was a huge fan of the Precept EV back in the day.




    Yessir! I played those all through high school and thought I was cooler than the preppy Titleist kids. I wasn't, but that didn't stop me...




    That's funny. I played them for a similar reason, plus it always made it easier to ID my ball. I still play pretty much anything other than Titleist just for this reason.
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    Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
    Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
    Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
    Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
    5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
    Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
    Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
    Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
    Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize
  • elwhippyelwhippy  3375WRX Points: 334Members Posts: 3,375 Titanium Tees
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    Uniroyal Plus Six. Ram Balata. Strata Ace. And from the left field......Newing Double Cover and Kasco RRS Tour. Both awesome and a match for any US or UK made ammo.
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  • sharkiesjsharkiesj  3123WRX Points: 291Members Posts: 3,123 Titanium Tees
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    TaylorMade Red LDP 4 piece
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    Nike DD was a great ball, I bought 10dz. on closeout when they were discontinued.

    Ksig 4 pc

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    PXG 0811X 10.5
    PXG 0341X 3W 
    PXG 0317 Hybrid 17
    PXG 0317 Hybrid 25
    PXG 0317 Hybrid 28
    PXG 0211 7-SW
    PXG 0311 LW
    PXG Bat Attack
    SRIXON 
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  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Devotee of OCD ENGLAND. 1882WRX Points: 141Handicap: pedMembers Posts: 1,882 Platinum Tees
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    sharkiesj wrote:


    TaylorMade Red LDP 4 piece




    TP RED LDP did it for me too. Oh the memories......
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    BRIDGESTONE J33 (15) - Grafalloy ProLaunch Red - X
    MIZUNO Fli-Hi (17+20) - Grafalloy ProLaunch Red - X
    TAYLORMADE UDi No 4 (23 degree) - Project X - 6.5
    CALLAWAY X22 Tour Irons (5 - PW) - Project X - 6.5
    CALLAWAY MD3 Black (52+58 deg) - DG PRO S300
    ODYSSEY White Hot Pro 2 - (Rossie) - 343g  / 34.5"
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    SwooshLT wrote:


    How's the feel ,compression and spin with k3?




    I think it's a little clicky off wedges, no more than a Pro V1x though. It's probably a soft or softer than a Pro V1. It's firmer than an FG Tour probably similar to the Q Star Tour. As for spin, you're probably not going to find a ball that spins more off irons and wedges. I play Hot Metal irons with a 31* 7i and swing it around 80MPH; and I can easily get over 7000 RPM of spin on good strikes. Full wedge shots are well over 10000 RPM.
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    Ping Traverse
    King Cobra F7 10.5* w/ Mitsubishi Tensi CK Blue 60 set at 9.5*
    TEE E8 4W, 7W
    Ping G410 4H
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
    TEE CB PROs 60*
    Scotty Cameron Squareback
  • MitchellMitchell  5623WRX Points: 456Members Posts: 5,623 Titanium Tees
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    Precept U-tri tour and the original MC Lady.
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    Titleist 910d3 9.5* (d4 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 7.3
    Titleist 917f2 16.5* (c2 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 8.3
    Titleist 818 h1 21* (c2 surefit) Atmos blue TS 8
    Titleist 962b 3-pw s400 
    Vokey sm7 raw M 54*  s400
    Vokey 260-08 raw C-C  60*  s400
    Cameron '95 Laguna
  • CwebbCwebb  6028WRX Points: 328Members Posts: 6,028 Titanium Tees
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    sharkiesj wrote:


    TaylorMade Red LDP 4 piece




    Might be at the top of the list. I recall some digging around in Walmart trying to find these, like 2-3 years after they were discontinued
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  • trackcoach13trackcoach13 NJ 1106WRX Points: 286Handicap: 4Members Posts: 1,106 Platinum Tees
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    Cwebb wrote:

    sharkiesj wrote:


    TaylorMade Red LDP 4 piece




    Might be at the top of the list. I recall some digging around in Walmart trying to find these, like 2-3 years after they were discontinued




    I still have a ton of them in a storage bin (maybe close to 200 balls). At the time it was the best ball ever made for my swing.
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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
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  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Devotee of OCD ENGLAND. 1882WRX Points: 141Handicap: pedMembers Posts: 1,882 Platinum Tees
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    Bridgestone Rextar Pro Model.



    Wonder how many dare agree with me and show their true age.............
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    Regards - 'Shuv'

    PING G20 - 9.5  degree - Grafalloy ProLaunch Red - X
    BRIDGESTONE J33 (15) - Grafalloy ProLaunch Red - X
    MIZUNO Fli-Hi (17+20) - Grafalloy ProLaunch Red - X
    TAYLORMADE UDi No 4 (23 degree) - Project X - 6.5
    CALLAWAY X22 Tour Irons (5 - PW) - Project X - 6.5
    CALLAWAY MD3 Black (52+58 deg) - DG PRO S300
    ODYSSEY White Hot Pro 2 - (Rossie) - 343g  / 34.5"
    TAYLORMADE TP5 Golf Ball ←NEW 2019 Version→

    SHUV'S WITB: http://www.golfwrx.c...l-and-now-2016/
  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT  7317WRX Points: 391Handicap: 5Members Posts: 7,317 Titanium Tees
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    Bridgestone Rextar Pro Model.



    Wonder how many dare agree with me and show their true age.............




    I'm a Faldo fan and used this ball ....20+ years ago!
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  • gatorpedsMDgatorpedsMD Hacker-in-Chief  4564WRX Points: 797Handicap: 1.5ClubWRX Posts: 4,564 ClubWRX
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    A V X
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  • augustgolfaugustgolf Golf with dignity Coastal NC 3961WRX Points: 272Members Posts: 3,961 Titanium Tees
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    You young whipper-snappers -



    Strata Ace was preceeded by the "original" Strata, which led to the development of the Tour Edition. Never cared for the Tour Edition.



    Worked in Austria around the time these balls were "hot". Took 8 dozen with me. Sold 4 dozen for the equivalent of $100/dozen. Sold used Ping Eye 2 for $1000



    Ah - the good old days.



    But, here is my all time favorite:



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    Pings from the beginning

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    or is it 1514...
    I don't remember exactly
  • MitchellMitchell  5623WRX Points: 456Members Posts: 5,623 Titanium Tees
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    Bridgestone Rextar Pro Model.



    Wonder how many dare agree with me and show their true age.............


    Yes sir, actually bought a "few" of those from a table/bin of loose golf balls from a Golf Dimensions in Myrtle Beach around 2006 for 25 cents a piece. Some of guys in my group of usual suspects were laughing at my geeking out over them, until kept having to buy dinner/drinks as a result of bets😂
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    Titleist 910d3 9.5* (d4 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 7.3
    Titleist 917f2 16.5* (c2 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 8.3
    Titleist 818 h1 21* (c2 surefit) Atmos blue TS 8
    Titleist 962b 3-pw s400 
    Vokey sm7 raw M 54*  s400
    Vokey 260-08 raw C-C  60*  s400
    Cameron '95 Laguna
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  • dtc0207dtc0207  129WRX Points: 69Members Posts: 129 Fairways
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    The 2 balls I remember loving first was when ping made one(huge ping fan) then for some reason I remember loving the noddle when they first came out now it’s a srixon yellow XV’s
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13318WRX Points: 2,190Handicap: 1.6Members Posts: 13,318 Titanium Tees
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    Maxfli HT 100



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    Ping G400 LST 11* GD Pershing 55x
    Ping G400 3w 15.1* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 5w 18* Aldila NVS Pink 85x 
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD DI 105x
    Mizuno 919T 6 - GW UST 95 Recoil f4 
    Ping Glide SS 54* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Ping Glide ES 59* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Callaway PM grind 64* UST 110 Recoil f4
    Piretti Matera Elite 

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  • DoyouevenbladeDoyouevenblade  227WRX Points: 103Handicap: 7Members Posts: 227 Fairways
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    Top Flite Strata Tour Professional (it came in a gold box) is one I'd add to your list.
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  • canthitathreewoodcanthitathreewood  214WRX Points: 7Members Posts: 214 Bunkers
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    Oh man, fun thread!



    Callaway Rule 35 Blue



    Top Flight Z Balata



    Not sure how any Titleist could ever be considered a "cult" ball.
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