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I'm in the same boat as you - but I still have 8 ½ dozen Tp Red LDP left, so won't need to start looking until next year tongue.gif

 

Bought 3 TM R9 Tp woods and expected to get the promised 3 dozen of Tp Red LDP, but unfortunately the shop, where I ordered the R9 woods, were sold out of the Tp Red LDP, so they sent me 2 dozen of Pro V1 and 1 dozen of Penta Tp instead.

 

Testing the 3 balls up against each other, and I still think I prefer the Tp Red LDP overall.

 

The Pro V1 is a bit better on short irons and wedges and the Penta Tp is longer with the driver - but other than that, I prefer the Tp Red LDP overall - better in the wind, softer with the putter, better trajectory with the longer irons and very nice green side control. It scuffs more asily than both the Pro V1 and the Penta Tp, but that's because it's a softer feeling ball overall - so that is what you can expect from it.

 

Just bought the new C¤C Vokey SM wedges with the new grooves, to avoid cutting up my ball on every hole so this is not such a big problem anymore.

 

But I will definitely try the Srixon Z-Star X in Tour Yellow - and see how it performs compared to the Tp Red LDP hi.gif

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Tour i was my replacement for the TP Red. Distance off the tee is excellent and spin around the green is just as good. Unfortunately, I have yet another premium ball that feels as soft off the putter as the TP Red.

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[quote name='outwardnine' date='25 June 2010 - 04:18 PM' timestamp='1277500723' post='2535231']
Ok, so on the "to try" list are....

Z star
Tour I and IX
FG Tour (not holding my breath on this one)

What about one of the Nike Balls? Anyone?
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I played a tour i(s) this weekend, very nice and feels great. Nike tour balls are great for $30/dozen. I never got along with the red tm ball, like cally's offering much better.

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live as men, not as ostriches, nor
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[quote name='stage1350' date='26 June 2010 - 05:05 AM' timestamp='1277543130' post='2537202']
Tour i was my replacement for the TP Red. Distance off the tee is excellent and spin around the green is just as good. Unfortunately, I have yet another premium ball that feels as soft off the putter as the TP Red.
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Ditto...I played the Tour I last week, great ball. My supply of TP Reds is getting low.

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