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Is my swingspeed too high?
I've been looking at these 2-piece, soft golf balls. I've looked at Srixon, Nike Power Distance, Maxfli Noodle, etc. Most of these are like $15 a dozen. My question is: Is my swing speed too fast for these type balls? Measured driver is 105 mph. I've heard that these low compression balls might not work with a swing speed like this, but I don't know. Why would it not work or would I have no problem? I haven't been playing as much this year because of work and I don't want to spend $$$ on balls that I will probably lose anyway. Any help would be great. Thanks!
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I've never had my swing speed measured, but I hit around 110 with the speedstick (not accurate, I know). I've tried the Nike Power Distance and the Maxfli Noodles, and it seems like I can hit one of those fake plastic balls farther. I get my best results with the Nike Black. I'd love to know what does kill my hit with the 2 piece balls.

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The advantages of Pro V1s and Nike Black are supposed to most apparent to high swing speed players so there may be cause not to use them if you don't swing hard enough, but I can't think of any possible reason for you to not use the balls you mention because of your swing speed.

 

FWIW, my swingspeed is about the same as yours and I use Noodles. I think they go longer than Nike Blacks for me, and they feel better, but I wouldn't swear on it.

 

Cheers

 

Steve

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My SS is close to yours and I use 2 piece balls exclusively (primarily Pinnacle Exception and Srixon AD333 at present), I've played several of the high end balls (ProV1, Nike Platinum and Black) and I'm certain they're not any longer than 2 piece balls for my SS. One of my friends regularly carries his drives 280+ (not sure of his exact SS) and he used to use ProV1 and V1X's exclusively but has switched to the Exception after trying a sleeve of mine because of the cost and durability advantage, we haven't discussed distance but I've played with him enough to know he's no further from the hole than usual.

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I am an accomplished player and I am longer than most, that being said here are my 2 cents......

 

Balls are more about personal choice than anything. I have played (definition of playing: more than 5 rounds) with ProV1, ProV1x, Nike Black(new and old), Nike Platinum (new and old), Nike SuperSoft, Bridgestone and Srixon Hi-Spin and many more along these lines..... Some are softer, some are harder, some fly higher, some fly lower. It all boils down to how it feels in the short game for me.

 

Most balls for me are longer with Woods than the next and shorter with the irons or vice versa.

 

Whatever gives you the most confidence and is in your price range is the right ball for you. If you have good fundamentals and mechanics you are going to play well regardless of the ball. PRACTICE is the key and not the ball.

 

Sorry for the sermon but it seems people worry to much about equipment these days.

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use whatever u want.

 

i use new factory x-out noodles for my backyard practice balls and theyre fine balls. i can hit up to a 7 iron without killing my neighbors and the noodles are long and workable. you can hit fun draws with that ball. i also find the noodle very soft.

 

i know a few guys that use the AD333 and really like it a lot.

 

i play the b330 cause i get lots of extra distance off the driver, it spins suprisingly great off wedges.. and the feel off both the putter and wedges is wonderful. it's also a great wind ball.

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