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Precept Double Cover used by Faldo to win 96 Masters (I think that was the correct year). It was the first 4 piece golf ball made and the one I used to make it sectional qualifying for the U S Open.

 

Dont ask how that went lol

Driver- TM 510 Tour
4 Wood- Titleist 970 Silver 17
Irons- PGA Diamondback Blades (RAW) 2 (20)- PW (52)
Sand Wedge- Scratch Don White 56
Lob Wedge- Scratch Don White 60
Putter- Titleist Bullseye (Cameron WGC Special)
Ball- Titleist Tour Speed

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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.

 

Forgot the Cally Rule 35's.....sold in packs of 10 not a dozen coz apparently that's how many the average player needs per round???

 

The Titleist's I listed were more game changers and legendary balls than 'cult' followings. I tried, like some other posters, to be anti Titleist with balls and not follow the herd!

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Acushnet Club Special. Always on the counter display. I was cheap back then.

PING Rapture(OG) 10.5 driver
PING Rapture 3 wood
Cobra Pro hybrids 18 & 23
Callaway '18 MB irons
Callaway 56 SW
Cleveland Classic #2 putter

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Titleist Wound DT 90's

 

Titleiest Tour Balata 90's

 

Top Flite Z Balata

 

Top Flite Strata

PING G410 LST Mitsubishi CK Orange
PING G410 19* Hybrid Mitsubishi CK Pro Blue 80 Stiff
PING I200 4-PW Red Dot KBS C-Taper R110
PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Red Dot AWT Wedge Flex
RTX-3 54 bent to 55 DG Ti Onyx S400
Wilson Staff PMP 58* DG S200
Ping Anser2 

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TP Red LDP

Srixon Z-star XV

 

 

Not cult status, but other favorites:

Burner TP LDP

Hex Hot

Penta TP

Fast 12LS/Classic Custom XL/King LTD
Super LS/Tisi Tec/F6 Baffler/Egg Spoon/CB1
Halo/4DX
X-20/XL2000/EX-1/GC Mid/TFT2003
ISI W2
X-Forged Vintage/Eye2+
WHT 7H

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Molitor... only because when I was 8 years old hanging around the clubhouse a Doctor who I admired use to play them...I thought they were only for the wealthy. Funny when I got older and realized he was just super cheap and the Molitor was basically a Pinnacle.

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All the ball we ever needed :lol:

[size=2][i]"I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"[/i][/size]

[size=2]-Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom[/size]

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Many already mentioned but here are mine...

 

Ultra 500 Competition (John Daly at the Old Course)

Top Flite Z-Balata

Slazenger Select (basically same as also-fave Maxfll HT with the urethane cover)

Srixon Metal Mix Tour (perimeter weighting!)

Srixon Hi-Spin

Maxfli A10 (next-gen Revolution)

TM Lethal (one of the few balls ever that actually seemed superior to the competition)

Srixon Z785, Cleve persimmon 3W, Ram TW276 3-PW, Miz Mp raw 56, Wilson 8813

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Loved finding the Slazengers back in the day when they were a premium ball. I always bought the logo balls on the counter of golf course and they were usually the Pinnacle Exceptions. Always felt that ball was much better than its low price. Had a soft feel but went a mile off the tee.

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Loved finding the Slazengers back in the day when they were a premium ball. I always bought the logo balls on the counter of golf course and they were usually the Pinnacle Exceptions. Always felt that ball was much better than its low price. Had a soft feel but went a mile off the tee.

 

Slazenger black label anyone? Urethane tour ball from them 15yrs or so ago and loved it

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Flying Lady- The first ball I ever found on the course. I played the hell out of that ball until I donated it back to the woods

Precept EV- My favorite ball in high school

Tour Balata- Nothing lie ripping an 8 iron back 40'

[color=#0000cd]Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9deg w/HZRDUS Smoke
Callaway Epic Flash 15deg
Callaway Apex 3H
Callaway Rogue Pro 4-AW
Vokey SM7 54S & 58D
Taylormade Spider X[/color]
[color=#0000cd]TP5X[/color]

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Loved finding the Slazengers back in the day when they were a premium ball. I always bought the logo balls on the counter of golf course and they were usually the Pinnacle Exceptions. Always felt that ball was much better than its low price. Had a soft feel but went a mile off the tee.

 

Slazenger black label anyone? Urethane tour ball from them 15yrs or so ago and loved it

Yes!

 

Still have a dozen of them. In fact, I pretty much have a dozen or more of most balls mentioned here. I don't have anything pre-1997.

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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For me it’s the 2013 and 2015 prov1x ( the grey stripe ball ). Before the v1x became higher spin . Everytime I run across a sleeve and put them into play I have a low round. Just love it off putter and wedges. And best off driver yet.

 

In my school days working at a private course I knew the blue label maxfli revolution was worth $1.50 a piece if found in clean shape. I sold a lot of them to 2 members at that club. Lol.

TM SIM max 10.8 Fuji Ventus red 6x 
Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
Artisan   53 59 s400
Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


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For me it’s the 2013 and 2015 prov1x ( the grey stripe ball ). Before the v1x became higher spin . Everytime I run across a sleeve and put them into play I have a low round. Just love it off putter and wedges. And best off driver yet.

 

In my school days working at a private course I knew the blue label maxfli revolution was worth $1.50 a piece if found in clean shape. I sold a lot of them to 2 members at that club. Lol.

 

The 13’ Vx was so good. There were no surprises with that ball it just flat out performed. I remember noticing a slight difference in the ‘15’s and the ‘17Vx was so disturbingly bad it pushed me into the B330S which is now my favorite ball of all time.

Ping G 10.5 Tour 65s
Ping G 14.5 Tour 80x
Titleist 716 T-MB 3 Iron AD DI 95x
Ping Anser Forged Project X 6.0
Ping Glide 50*SS, 54*SS, 58*SS Project X 6.0
Odyssey Versa 2-Ball
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Uniroyal Plus Six.......

 

Man you are going back into the vault with that one, but i do remember it. That and the old Wilson Prostaff with "truncated dimples" were quite the thing back in the day....

 

I also remember Maxfli had the Red Max, Blue Max, and Black Max (the premium ball). Ah, good times back then.

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So many that were already mentioned

 

Rextar - absolute butter

Titleist Pro Trajectory

Maxfli HT Balata

Maxfli Revolution

Maxfli A10

Top Flight Spin Ball - green sleeve??

Callaway Hx56

ProV1 - the original Seamed off the tee lol

 

Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 10* HZDRUS Smoke Yellow 60
Taylormade RBZ Tour 3 & 5 woods Stock OZIK's
Sub70 699 Pro Utility 22* DG105 (on order)
New Level 1126 DG105 (5-P)
New Level M 49* DG105
Callaway MD5 54X DG115
Callaway MD4 58X DG115
Taylormade Mullen 2
Titleist AVX

 

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Maxfli Revolution and then the Nike RZN Platinum.

 

Original Revolution was such a good ball back in early 2000s.

8.5* Ping G400 LST w/ Tensei Blue 60TX
15* TM M1 w/ Rogue Silver X
19* TM M1 w/80x Black Tie
4-PW Srixon Z745 w/ TTDG X100
Titleist SM6 52.12 F, 56.14 F, 60.10 S 
Taylormade Spider Tour Black
Taylormade TP5

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For me my go to was the Titleist professional 90. In terms of a ball that was hyped up at the time was the tour balata which for the life of me cannot last a round. The darn things were so soft you can easily put a good welt on it or the cover would get all scratched up. In terms of now, let the race for distance balls with feel begin. From tpx and bridgestone and the introduction of matte finish hyper yellow and blood orange there has been a shift of something other than your traditional white.

Ping 400 9.2* Oban Kiyoshi Purple
Ping 410 15* Hazardous Smoke 6.5 

Taylormade P790 UDI 2 Hazardous Smoke 6.5

Taylormade P790 UDI 3 Hazardous Smoke 6.5
Mizuno Mp 4 Nippon Black 105X 4-PW

Taylormade Milled 56/60 Project X 6.0

Taylormade Ghost Long Hosel
Vice Pro+ Lime Green Goodness

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For a good stretch in my high school playing career, it was between Callaway Rule 35 Red and Nike David Duval version, following that it was the Taylormade Tour Preferred Red. Since then I've bounced around a little bit between Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z-Star X, and the last two years, I've been a Pro V1 loyalist and don't foresee any change in the immediate future.

Titleist TS4 8.5* Diamana D+ LTD 70 X
Titleist 917F2 18* (turned down to 17.25*) Diamana S+ 80X
4 - 718 Titleist AP3 Project X 6.0
4-P 718 Titleist AP2 Project X 6.0
White Satin Mizuno MP T7 51-08 Modus 3 105X
Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 55-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 59-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
Scotty Cameron Studio Select Fastback 1

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For me it’s the 2013 and 2015 prov1x ( the grey stripe ball ). Before the v1x became higher spin . Everytime I run across a sleeve and put them into play I have a low round. Just love it off putter and wedges. And best off driver yet.

 

In my school days working at a private course I knew the blue label maxfli revolution was worth $1.50 a piece if found in clean shape. I sold a lot of them to 2 members at that club. Lol.

 

The 13’ Vx was so good. There were no surprises with that ball it just flat out performed. I remember noticing a slight difference in the ‘15’s and the ‘17Vx was so disturbingly bad it pushed me into the B330S which is now my favorite ball of all time.

 

Couldn’t agree more

ONOFF Labospec 358 — Tour AD TP6
Titleist TS2 16.5* — Kuro Kage XM 80
Justick Proceed 21* UT — Nippon GOST 
Mizuno MP-20 HMB/MB— MITSUBISHI MMT 105/125
Mizuno T20 50* and 55* — MITSUBISHI MMT 125
Seven ST 61* Black Boron — MCI Black 125 “mild”
Epon Ltd Edition I-33 — Matrix PZ-125 Shaft 
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TaylorMade Red LDP 4 piece

 

TP RED LDP did it for me too. Oh the memories......

 

The Black version for me.... I was stunned when I tried them.

 

I'd been happily using Precept U-Tri Tours and then other Tourstage balls. Living in Asia you get the latest Bridgestone balls under the Tourstage brand before they filtered over to the US a season or two later it seemed... but they gradually started feeling slightly less lovely with every iteration...

 

So spotted some TaylorMade LDP lake balls outside a course we were going to for a round, a couple of reds and rest were blacks i think.

 

First shot was a surprisingly decent drive (rather than nasty opening pull hook) followed by an equally good iron shot - not my usual opening style at all... but it was the sound and feel of this black LDP that had me grinning most (with a well hit Adams 9015d as a bonus)... Stunned.

 

I was honestly reminded of the 'good old' wound balls already mentioned - the Titleist either balata or even the Surlyn wound ball felt luvverly and so did the TM things, but had modern performance.

 

Finally... I'd found my perfect modern ball.

 

Then I went to the golf shoppes and found it had recently been discontinued.

Doh!

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The ProV1* (star)

 

I still have a couple dozen of them.

 

I loved that ball! I hit my longest drive on flat ground with it. 369! That was after I learned you could seam them😉

Taylormade M5 TI 8° Fujikura Motore F1 7X WRX issue 
Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
Taylormade GAPR Lo TI bonded 18 2 iron Tour AD 95X
Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Green Nippon 125 wedge
Bettinardi Queen Bee #7

All Iomic Stick 2.3 grips and I-Classic Mid Putter grip
Titleist Pro-V1 High #s
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