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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

 

 

 

 

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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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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* UST Attas Coool 7S
Cobra F8 5-6 17* Evenflow Blue 75
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
Chrome Soft
Clicgear 3.5/Cobra King Ultradry

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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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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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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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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.

Driver - Taylormade M2 2017 10.5*

3W - Taylormade M2 2016 15*

3H - Taylormade GAPR Mid 18*

Irons - Taylormade P790 4-PW

GW - Taylormade Milled Grind 50/9

SW - Taylormade Milled Grind 54/11

LW - Taylormade Milled Grind 58/11

Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black

Grips - MMC +4 Black/Red | Ball - Project A

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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 hell not.

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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 https://www.cutgolfco.com/shop/

 

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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Can’t see the Blue ball land. Makes it exciting going to the green and seeing where it landed.

Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
3 Wood Epic Flash set to 16 degrees
3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash 18 20 23 degrees
6 hybrid Big Bertha 26 degree 
7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
50 degree GW Vokey SM7
56 degree SW Vokey SM7
Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

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Can’t see the Blue ball land. Makes it exciting going to the green and seeing where it landed.

 

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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Can’t see the Blue ball land. Makes it exciting going to the green and seeing where it landed.

 

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 Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
3 Wood Epic Flash set to 16 degrees
3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash 18 20 23 degrees
6 hybrid Big Bertha 26 degree 
7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
50 degree GW Vokey SM7
56 degree SW Vokey SM7
Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

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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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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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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

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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?

 

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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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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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

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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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

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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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.

Cobra F9

Ping G410 5W 17.5 
Cobra F9 21h
Callaway Apex 5h Fourteen TC788 6-PW
Bettinardi 50, Taylormade 54, 58
Toulon San Francisco Putter





 
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