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I don't. Only thing i might do is play a firmer distance ball in october/november when it's cold and the greens are slow and punched anyway. Also they are cheaper so if i lose them in the leaves it's

I'll play a lower comp ball in the cold.  Feels better and still reacts well enough to not worry about anything else and focus on staying warm...

Because? Am I missing something?

I don't. Only thing i might do is play a firmer distance ball in october/november when it's cold and the greens are slow and punched anyway. Also they are cheaper so if i lose them in the leaves it's no big deal

 

I'd still prefer the feel i'm used to vs a ball that spins differently. 

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23 minutes ago, rugbydave said:

Been having this discussion with a wide range of handicaps at our club.  Anyone do this?  We're in Texas and get winds 25+ quite often.  Lots of our guys switch to AVX over ProV's when its windy.  Same for the cold.  Anyone know if there is any logic to this?

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I play in wind a fair amount, it's not a "ball" determining factor for me.  Wind is more about how I strike the ball.

 

Temperature is my "Ball" determining factor.  When traveling to the desert, and or it's hot outside, I use Prov1x.  Otherwise, normal or cold out its either ProV1 or the new AVX.

 

I haven't had the benefit of testing the new Titleist ProV line yet, that may change my choices.

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No, same ball whatever the weather, time of year etc. 
 

 

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40 minutes ago, rugbydave said:

Anyone know if there is any logic to this?

The short answer to this question is "no", but golfers (myself included) can talk themselves into all sorts of illogical things.

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Yes.  ProV1 in normal/warmer temperatures, AVX in colder temperatures. 

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My main weather consideration is sky color. In November or March when sky is grayish or white clous overcast, I make sure I play an orange ball. Otherwise, I can't track it very well.

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I was always ProV1x no matter the conditions but I've started liking the ProV1 during the winter. 

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1 hour ago, rugbydave said:

Been having this discussion with a wide range of handicaps at our club.  Anyone do this?  We're in Texas and get winds 25+ quite often.  Lots of our guys switch to AVX over ProV's when its windy.  Same for the cold.  Anyone know if there is any logic to this?

 

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1 hour ago, Londoner said:

Because? Am I missing something?

Not actually reported.  He doesn't accept the premise. Humour gents.  Humour.

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When it's cold I rotate balls every hole.

 

High wind, I'll play a ProV1 or AVX if I have one.

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I used to do this but not anymore. I'm a ProV1 or AVX player, but switched to the Cally Supersoft when it got cold. I discovered that even though I got a few more yards off the tee, my short game suffered. Chipping and putting is the strongest part of my game. I score well when I can get up and down when I miss greens. The few yards I gain with the SuperSoft off the tee are not worth sacrificing control on or around the greens. There's nothing wrong with the SuperSoft. It's just not my ball of choice. 

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Absolutely I'll play a lower compression ball when the temperature drops. As far as changing out to a different golf ball if the wind picks up...never. I'll adjust my swing as needed, move the ball forward or back in my stance, flight the ball lower, move up 1 or 2 clubs if hitting into the wind, move down 1 or 2 clubs if hitting with the wind & swing easier, not harder.

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56 minutes ago, Socrates said:

Not actually reported.  He doesn't accept the premise. Humour gents.  Humour.

 

I reported it because it was in the equipment forum, not in the ball forum (where it is now).

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I have enough trouble clubbing myself with one ball in heavy wind so I'm certainly not going to add the complexity of recalculating with a ball with different flight characteristics. :classic_laugh:

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I was testing this colder temp/softer ball theory out toward the end of the golf season this year and did play some good golf with a softer ball, but it may not have had anything to do with it either.  Might just have been golfing well...  I think The TXG guys did a video on this, basically proving that it made no really difference, so next year, I will probably just play my normal gamer, though a used version, so I don cry when I lose a one-and-done $4 ball in the leaves...

 

for wind, it is always windy here, so same ball when it isn’t windy...

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Yup, definitely play different ball in cool/cold weather.  50s and below, play Project a, or similar, something soft and urethane.  Warmer is B300 xs

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2 minutes ago, rugbydave said:

Thanks Champ. Way to look out. My shoe laces were also untied during my original “equipment” post. Let the higher-ups know I fixed it. Lol!

 

All good.  Great topic by the way!

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14 hours ago, cgasucks said:

 

I reported it because it was in the equipment forum, not in the ball forum (where it is now).

I liked my version better.

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I switched to a Supersoft for winter golf in the 40s and below. Had a free dozen of them from an outing and figured to give them a go.   Softer feels better in winter.  The greens are a mix of frozen or mush so fancy spin balls are worthless and more unpredictable.  They are cheaper and given the plugging potential, figure to lose more balls.  Although, I've lost a lot less.  Played played 67 holes with the same Supersoft and it still looked great when I hooked one into its watery grave.  

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