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Favorite ball of all time would have to be the first release of the Titleist ProV1x 332

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Original Maxfli Revolution 90. I think it was the first true multilayer ( 3 ) made. Mid 90's, before the proV1.  

Maxfli M3.  I really liked those things.  A lot.  Probably one of the reasons I chase feel in a golfball these days.   Honorable mention category:  Precept U-Tri Extra Spin.    The

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I have a few I miss most notably the original pro v1.  That was a fun time in the game. The Titleist 975D, 975J and  983K drivers and "seaming"  the Pro v1 ball. After El's win in Hawaii with massive distances off the tee using the driver ball combo and then the reveal of seaming the pro v it was like a Titleist conspiracy theory across the game.  The Callaway Rule 35 was a cool ball and I enjoyed the Taylormade Lethal as well. 

 

 

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The one that stuck with me the most was titliest tour prestige. I was furious when it was replaced by the professional. That ball had more durability than the balata but more spin and better feel than the professional.

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TM M5 3wd: Tensei CV Orange stiff

TM Sim 3 hybrid: Ventus Blue stiff

4-6 Mizuno 921 Pro: KBS Tour S+

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I really liked the 2007 era of Pro V1 ball because of the amount of spin they offered, yes the covers did cut up super fast but getting several feet of back spin with the irons every time was a joy to see.

 

Also special mention for the Maxfli Revolution ball that I used as a junior. 

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Titleist 716 T-MB 3-4 irons

Titleist 660 5-9 irons

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Titleist Balata Pro Traj 100.

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Remember the Taylor Made "Inergel" balls? Each sleeve was a plastic tube with a snap-on lid. I thought they were super classy!

 

I bought a dozen for a round at a tough local club that was hard to get on. 

 

On the first tee I ceremoniously cracked open my first Tupperware sleeve. Hooked the first one into deep ball-eating grass on the left. Repeated that swing almost exactly and lost a second ball.

 

Two balls lost off the very first tee. 

 

Still. Classy. 

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Callaway HEX Black

Original ProV1

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Driver: Titleist TSi2 9º w/ Diamana DF 60 TX

3 Wood: Titleist 915F 16.5º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Hybrids: Callaway Super Hybrid 17º w/ Tensei Orange

Titleist 816 H1 21º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Irons (5-PW): Srixon 765 w/ KBS Tour C-Taper 120

Wedges: 48º Vokey SM6, 54º Vokey SM8 Black, 60º Hand Ground Tour Issue Vokey

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport Masterful Tourtype SSS CT A048277

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2014 B330 RX

TM 2016 M2 12*(-2 setting) - OG Grafalloy Blue X, 43.5"

TEE XCG7 16.5* 4w, OG Grafalloy Blue S, 41.75"

Cally Rogue X 18.5* 4i, Diamana 70 S, 39.75"

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Vokey SM8 54.14F(2*weak), 60.10S(4*weak)

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On 4/21/2021 at 4:02 AM, BTP said:

Favorite ball of all time would have to be the first release of the Titleist ProV1x 332


They seemed to climb and get a ‘second wind’ mid flight compared to other balls of the era…

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CALLAWAY X22 Tour Irons (5 - PW) - Project X - 6.5
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5 hours ago, sevenfourate said:


They seemed to climb and get a ‘second wind’ mid flight compared to other balls of the era…

YES! They were certainly ahead of their time. Seemed like it would just stay in the air forever and gently fall out of the sky. I find the newer TP5/x to be somewhat similar. The Penta TP5 as honorable mention too.

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Titleist 910H 24*/27Oban Kiyoshi Purple Hybrid 05 FLEX 100gms
Cobra S3 Pro Forged CB 6i / MB 7-PW  DG TI S400
Vokey SM7 52*F / 58*M  TT DG S200
Scotty Cameron 2010 Del Mar Buttonback Special Release 35"

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Nike RZN Tour Black

Nike One Tour D

Taylormade TP5X

 

In my opinion the RZN Tour Black is the best ball I've ever hit. I stocked up after Nike's closure announcement but after 5 years the supply is almost gone. I still have 2 dozen of the One Tour D and occasionally take a sleeve out for a spin.

G410 LST 9.0* (Evenflow Black 75-X)

TSI2 15* (Tensei AV White RAW 75-X)

TSI2 18* (Tensei AV White RAW 90HYB)

MP18 Fli-Hi 19* (C Taper X)

MP4 4i-9i (C Taper X)

T20 48* / 53* / 58* (C Taper X / KBS Hi Rev)

Heppler Tomcat 33.5"

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2021 Pro V1

 

I have never had any experience with golf balls where a discontinued ball performed better in some way than balls which came after it. Yes, it's a mature product category so there are no monumental differences from one generation to the next. But the Tour balls in 2013 were better than those in 2003 and the ones in 2023 will be better than the 2013 ones. Tiny differences but always in the direction of improvement and after 10 or 20 years it adds up.

 

I can't speak to anyone else's experience but the belief that certain balls from 10 or 20 years ago were absolutely perfect and that every ball after that has been a step backward strikes me as more likely nostalgia than objective fact.   

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2021 Pro V1

 

I have never had any experience with golf balls where a discontinued ball performed better in some way than balls which came after it. Yes, it's a mature product category so there are no monumental differences from one generation to the next. But the Tour balls in 2013 were better than those in 2003 and the ones in 2023 will be better than the 2013 ones. Tiny differences but always in the direction of improvement and after 10 or 20 years it adds up.

 

I can't speak to anyone else's experience but the belief that certain balls from 10 or 20 years ago were absolutely perfect and that every ball after that has been a step backward strikes me as more likely nostalgia than objective fact.   

Since balls can perform differently when struck by the same type of club (but different manufacturer), or when struck by all the different unique human swing deliveries, it seems logical not all future changes will benefit everyone. There have been threads on this board about pro's preferring older models of Titleist, and insist on playing those models.... are they being nostalgic? Of course in fairness to your point they are not 10 to 20 yr old models.

 

Anyway, small tweaks in a 2017 model may assist a hypothetical Group A of golfers but not help Group B, and the 2019 version may make the ball more appealing to Group C but not so much the other two.  2021 model may be even more different. Lots of variables, lots of ways to make a great ball...even more varieties of golfer.

 

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Taylormade Penta or Nike One Black. Can’t pick between the two but both were my GOAT!

Driver: Titleist TSI3 9 degree with Fujikura Ventus 6X
3 wood: Mizuno STZ with Fujikura Ventus 7X
Hybrid: Taylormade Rescue 11 with Aldila RIP 85X
Irons: New Level 902 5-PW with DG X100, New Level NLU-01 21 degree driving iron Fujikura Atmos Black TS 9X Hybrid shaft
Wedges: New Level M type 50-55-60 
Putter: Evnroll ER5-CS
Ball: Bridgestone BX

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Maxfli DDH.  I had just started to play in the early 80's and I was convinced that the dodecahedron dimple pattern just worked.  Confidence is everything...

Ping G400 Max, 9.5, Tour 65 S Cobra AMP Cell 3+ (13) Taylormade RBZ 3HL (17) Wishon 775HS 3Hyb (21) - Modus 120X Mizuno JPX 919 Forged (5-G) - Modus 120X Mizuno S18 - 56 & 60 - Modus 120X Odyssey Sabertooth www.YourGolfHeadcovers.com

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