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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.

 

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)

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AVX...

 

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

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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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.

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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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.

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

 

Oh really? :)

 

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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

 

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
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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.

 

Those were virtually identical to the ProV of that era.

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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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.

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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.

 

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.

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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.

 

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.

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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