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I have played the e12 Contact ever since it was released.  I've tried to switch, just for bone head reasons, but every time I do, it seems my game just don't feel right.  Score seems to suffer... not a lot and certainly not anything I can definitely point to, like less distance, it's just I don't seem to score as well.  I've tried the Callaway Chrome Soft, Bridgestone Tour B RX, Maxfli Tour, and Vice Pro Soft.  In every case, the game just doesn't feel right.  Perhaps it's like they say, play one ball and stick with it.  So for now, I'm sticking with the e12 Contact.

 

 

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The TM TP(enter what ever generation we're at) line has been my main ball for years now.  Only time I really change is when it is really windy and then I put a 1X in as I feel it handles it better (for me anyway) in those conditions.  But the TM's have been my first choice.

 

Hell, I even made it my last 2 rounds with the same ball...  Worlds ending at that sign...

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TM Sim2 9* Hzrdus Green 70g 6.0

TM Sim Ti 15* Hzrdus Green 70g 6.0

Srixon U85 20* PX 6.0

Srixon 745 4-5 945 6-PW PX 6.0

Cleveland RTX4 50/54/58 TI S400

Odyssey Tank Cruiser 35"

 

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Yes, mostly. Like you e12 was my main ball, with the Saint Nine UPro thrown in. e12 was mighty consistent, I knew exactly what to expect. Might not be the greatest at every aspect of the game, but very good at all of them to me. 
 

The e12 could become my only ball, but I need a yellow and prefer a gloss yellow, not the matte yellow. 
 

 

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Predominantly played Left Dash Pro V1X this year.  I enjoy the '19 TP5X, but did not like the '21 TP5X at all.  

 

Late in the year here in MN I start playing down stashes of balls I'm trying to get rid of (fall leaves can "eat" a lot of balls).

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TaylorMade SIM2 10.5*, Ventus Black 6X 
TaylorMade SIM2 3W 15*, Ventus Blue 7X
TaylorMade SIM2 3H 19.5*, Ventus Blue 9X

TaylorMade P770 4,5; P7MC 6-PW, DG TI X100
TaylorMade MG3 50 SB, 54 SB, 58 LB

Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5 (2021) / TaylorMade Spider X 

Vessel Player 3 DXR


 

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I was playing the Bridgestone Tour BX, but just went back to the Titleist ProV1x.

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WITB:

Driver - Titleist TS3 9.5* 

4 Wood - PING G425 5 Wood set to 16*

5 Wood - Titleist 913fd set to 19*

Irons: Titleist T200

Wedges: Titleist Vokey 48, 52, 58

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec

Ball: Titleist ProV1x

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I decided to take the prevailing WRX advice of just committing to a single ball type for the entire season. I bought 3 dozen previous year Srixon Q-Star Tours in February, and have used them exclusively for practice and play the entire season.

 

I can't really claim any physical, real-world, benefits. I mean, who the hell knows?

 

But, it has been nice to take a variable out of the equation. I don't have to think about or wonder about my ball. I am comfortable with it and it works.

 

Ultimately, I have no evidence, but I wouldn't be surprised if that comfort level has resulted in saving a few strokes over the season.  

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Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize

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I started the year playing a Taylormade Tour Preferred ball (2016 model).  I am down to my last 3 of these and have started a transition to Taylormade TP5 (2020 models).  I picked up 3 dozen TP5 2020 practice balls in AAAAA condition and will use these for the next 2-3 years or so ........ maybe.  I could put them in my shag bag and use them for practice as well. 😁

Driver:  TaylorMade 300 Mini 11.5° (10.2°), Fujikura Ventus Blue 5S Velocore

3W:  TaylorMade M4 15°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

Hybrid:  TaylorMade Sim2 2 Iron Hybrid 17°, Mitsubishi Tensai AV Raw Blue 80 stiff

Irons:  Ben Hogan Icon blades 4-PW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

GW / LW:  Scratch Golf 1018 forged 50°/ 58° DS, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

SW:  Callaway MD5 Jaws 54°, TT DG Tour Issue S200 115g wedge shaft

Putter: Byron Morgan DH89 GSS custom, Salty MidPlus cork grip

Grips: BestGrips Augusta Microperf leather slip on

 

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I play the TP5x or TP5x Pix for the past years since it came out. 

TM SIM Max 10.5 UST V 2 
TM SIM Max 15 UST V2 66g
TM SIM 19 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
TM GAPR Mid 4 iron 20 Fujikara Fuel
TM GAPR Mid 5 iron 23 Aldila RIP 
TM P790 6 Nippon Modus 3 130, Black 7-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
TM xFT TP 50 Nippon Pro WV115
TM Milled Grind 2 Black Wedge 54 Nippon Pro Black WV115
TM Hi-Toe Big Foot 58 Nippon Pro WV115
TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74

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TP5X (2019) for most of the year and a small stint (2 dozen) with the Left Dash.

TaylorMade JDM SLDR TP 430 10*           Diamana X17 60X

TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 15*                           Diamana ZF 80TX

Bridgestone J33 AirMuscle 18*                 Velyx Rome Wildeye 988X
MIURA CB 57  4-6                                     MCI MMT-125TX

MIURA MB-001  7-P                                  MCI MMT-125TX
Chikara V1 Proto  52, 57, 60                      MCI MMT-125TX (8-iron)

Cameron 009 1.5 34/350 Beached Prototype (A010656)

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Played the '21 tp5x, ordered 4 dozen this january and they've lasted be roughly 100+ rounds which is shocking. Probably will be going back to titleist as I need more spin than the tp5x promotes.

Ping G410 LST 9 hzrdus hulk 75 6.5tx

Ping G410 LST 14.5 atmos black 8tx

Ping G 17.5 fujikura rombax p95x

Ping iBlade kbs tour v 120x

Ping glide 3.0 SS 54 tour issue s400

Ping glide 3.0 TS 60 tour issue s400

Ping Anser TR1966

Prov1x

Stitch SL2 white

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16 minutes ago, sharkiesj said:

All of you are sick, grotesque people.  Playing 1 ball type all year?????  What fun is that? I bet all of you go to parties and talk to only 1 person…in a dark, dimly lit corner.  
 

 

 

J/K people! 😬

That's the beauty of commitment mate! I'm married and no longer interested in party at all. And, I've been playing z-star for multiple years. Still have 70+ balls in my storage 🙂

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Been alternating between the MTB-X and CSX LS all year depending on course conditions.  I just ordered 2 boxes of ProV1x Left Dash after a buddy of mine gave me a sleeve to try.  I really should hunker down and pick a ball, lol. 

TM SIM 2, 8* w/AD UB-7TX

TM SIM 15* w/Diamana ZF 80TX

TM Tour Issue Rescue 11 TP Deep Face Ghost Proto 16* HB  w/Thump 105x

New Level NLU-01 21* w/KBS Proto 105x

New Level 623-M 5-PW w/MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB w/KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura w/KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1

 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, leftylama said:

Switched from Pro V1 to Tour B XS, overall performance between the two is similar but prefer the Bridgestone feel.

 

Made a similar switch to the from Pro V1 to Tour B X and really enjoy the feel of the Bridgestone.

Cobra King LTD Pro 8.5 LAGP Tour AXS BLU 60X

TM Sim2 Max 15.0 Ventus Black Velocore 7x

TM M3 19.0 Diamana WB 80x

TM 2019 P790 4-P Project X 6.5 Taper

Vokey Sm8 50F 60M Project X 6.0 Taper

Cleveland Zipcore 54 Project X 6.0 Taper

SIK Pro C-Series Armlock LAGP TPZ 180 | Bridgestone Tour B X 

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I've played 1 1/2... lol  DASH -ProV1x with a smattering of AVX as the weather changes.

  • Titleist TS2, 9.5, Ventus 5 Series 's'
  • Titleist TS2, 4wd, Ventus 6 Series 's'
  • Titleist 718 T-MB 2i - Tensei AV White AM 's'
  • Titleist 620 Series 3-4i Tensei AV White AM 's'
  • Titleist 620 Series 5-PW - MMT 125 's'
  • SM6 F-52/8 - MMT 125 's'
  • SM6 M-58/8 - MMT 125 's'
  • SC CA Monterey
  • DASH-ProV1x & AVX
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I have done the opposite and played a ton of different balls trying to find what works best.  Was hoping to finish by the end of the season but this is what I have found so far. YMMV

 

Tier 1 (Best performance, strongly considered for primary gamer)

Pro V1 Left Dot

Srixon Z Star XV

 

Tier 2 (Very good performance, may take another hard look)

Pro V1

Tour Speed

Snell MTB X

Chromesoft

 

Tier 3 (Good Performance, could play but better options)

Pro V1x

Pro V1x LD

Vice Pro

Vice Pro Plus 

Snell MTB Black

Bridgestone XS

TP5x

 

Tier 4 (Meh)

Bridgestone RXS

Tour Response

Kirkland

 

Tier 5 (I SWEAR TO GOD, I WILL PURPOSELY HIT THIS INTO THE WOODS TO AVOID PLAYING AT ALL COSTS)

Mizuno RB Tour

Pro V1x Practice 

 

Tier 6 (Still have left to try! Very excited)

Chromesoft XLS

Srixon Z Star

Maxfli Tour CG

 

 

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OP got me looking at E12 contact . It’s been my ball of choice for this last part of the season. Will continue.

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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