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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:15 pm

I needed a refill so I tried some Bridgestone B330, which from what I gather are tour level distance balls a la Pro-v1x. I figured all these top o' the line balls were comparable performance wise across all major brand names.

But dang these things sound and feel weird on the short shots. A thin, clicky contact, reminiscent of a Top-Flite. Unlike the deeper more satisfying thud of a Titleist. They do seem to be pretty long though. Actually the overall performance seems very acceptable, it's just that sound and feel. Very odd.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:47 pm

For a while I was a slave to the Pro V1/1x. Never purchased any, mind you, but played pristine ones I found. Over the winter I became a ball slut, settling down with just about anything. Not sure who I will go steady with as the season moves along. All I look for in a ball is for her to tell me in a sweet sounding tone that I am long and straight.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:24 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:For a while I was a slave to the Pro V1/1x. Never purchased any, mind you, but played pristine ones I found. Over the winter I became a ball slut, settling down with just about anything. Not sure who I will go steady with as the season moves along. All I look for in a ball is for her to tell me in a sweet sounding tone that I am long and straight.
I won't lie, I spent a good part of this past winter with a yellow NXT tour.
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Post by DougE » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:42 pm

[img]Dakota%20Doug%20Titleists.jpg[/img]

I switched back to Pro V1x this season after playing the Pro V1 for a few seasons. The new Pro V1x is great and I always liked it back when I played it a few years back. This pic is of the new ones I just got. I ordered 4 dozen customized with special number. The 88 is in honor of my NASCAR buddy Dale Jr., of whom I'm a huge fan.

The "Dakota" Doug is in reference to the fact that it was my nickname when I lived in St. Thomas, because I was the captain of the Swan yacht, DAKOTA, which was well known in sailing circles between New England and the Caribbean back in the late 90s, early 2000s. I named my company DAKOTA MARINE as a result of the name recognition in and around the marine industry back then. I sold the boat in 2003.

Later, it was pretty much a given that I would name my sweetheart golden/lab retriever mix puppy DAKOTA. She is sitting right beside me as I write, and is now 6 years old. She loves when I pick up a golf club and head out to the backyard. Oh boy, we're going to chase golf balls!

Worthington Manor is the name of my new home course for 2016 and I have been a member of Team Titleist for 8 years.

The red and black stars are how I mark all my Titleists.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:18 pm

I'm stuck on the mg c4s. I can't find a better ball for the price.
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Post by GBOGEY » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:35 pm

Maybe I'm unsophisticated, but I love the 330RX. Bright yellow so I can see it.

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Post by jfurr » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:08 pm

I'm rollin' the Wilson Staff Duo Urethane golfing ballz
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Post by DougE » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:09 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:I'm stuck on the mg c4s. I can't find a better ball for the price.
Having tried a number of Tour-level, urethane covered balls over the years, in my opinion, the C4 is the closest thing to a Pro V1 other than a Pro V1x. And, at $19.95 a dozen, for anyone who can't stomach the cost of new Pro Vs, the MG C4 Tour is a fantastic ball and a great alternative. If MG ever starts making the C4 in yellow, the NXT Tour S yellow might get a run for its money. The MG is far less expensive and a much better ball, with a urethane cover and greater spin than the NXT around the greens. And for the record, the NXT is a damn good ball by any standard.

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Post by jfurr » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:20 pm

DougE wrote:
jasonfish11 wrote:I'm stuck on the mg c4s. I can't find a better ball for the price.
Having tried a number of Tour-level, urethane covered balls over the years, in my opinion, the C4 is the closest thing to a Pro V1 other than a Pro V1x. And, at $19.95 a dozen, for anyone who can't stomach the cost of new Pro Vs, the MG C4 Tour is a fantastic ball and a great alternative. If MG ever starts making the C4 in yellow, the NXT Tour S yellow might get a run for its money. The MG is far less expensive and a much better ball, with a urethane cover and greater spin than the NXT around the greens. And for the record, the NXT is a damn good ball by any standard.
Check out the Duo Urethane. It's not that cheap though, around $35 /doz
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Post by Duke of Hazards » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:07 am

I've been playing Srixon Z-Star XV's for a while (in pure white). They're basically similar to the Pro V1x/B330. Good ball.

I do love the Titleists, though. Can't go wrong with them .

I played yellow balls for a while, thinking that I see them better, but it turns out I don't. Especially in Southern California, where it's not dark green fescue (might be the case in cooler climes).

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Post by MattF » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:20 am

This is my new ball of choice, from the designer of the ProV series: http://www.snellgolf.com/

I play the MTB.
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Post by Coda1850 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:46 am

Last year I switched over to Wilson Staff Duo's & liked 'em. Through all the cold months of golf I just played all random junk balls. Last time out I put a pink ball in play... didn't even get off the tee box before catching shit about it.
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Post by GBOGEY » Wed May 11, 2016 7:03 pm

I thought this was worth the read - interesting perspective

http://www.golfwrx.com/370576/snell-the ... olf-balls/

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed May 11, 2016 7:30 pm

GBOGEY wrote:I thought this was worth the read
You were correct; it was worth the read. Thanks!
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Post by jfurr » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:44 pm

It's hot as bawlz today
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:47 pm

jfurr wrote:It's hot as bawlz today
Must be one of those quaint southern expressions. No idea what it is supposed to mean other than perhaps the temperature and humidity are both high?
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Post by jfurr » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:38 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:
jfurr wrote:It's hot as bawlz today
Must be one of those quaint southern expressions. No idea what it is supposed to mean other than perhaps the temperature and humidity are both high?
It is. We, with our quaint southern expressions :D
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Post by jfurr » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:44 pm

I tried the Wilson Staff Duo Urethane recently. Very good.
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Post by jattruia » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:59 pm

Yes, the Duo Urethane is great. I've recently switched back to the Project (a). I really like these as well.

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Post by jfurr » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:50 pm

jattruia wrote:Yes, the Duo Urethane is great. I've recently switched back to the Project (a). I really like these as well.
Yeah me too -- except one thing...
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Post by Coda1850 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:30 am

Bought 50 Wilson Staff Duo's a while back off ebay. Finished using 'em. I'm on the the Srixon Q Star now.
I've gone Titleist DT Solo - Wilson Staff Duo - Srixon Q Star. Next will be Bridgestone E6.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:34 am

Coda what do you like and dislike about the ones you've tried? I'm fine with my balls the way they are but I like to know what other people think about their balls.

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Post by DougE » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:28 am

Coda1850 wrote: Next will be Bridgestone E6.
The E6 is a really good mid-level ball.

However, consider the E5 if you would like better control with your shorter clubs around the green. They are one of only a couple mid-level balls on the market with a urethane cover, something you typically only find on a Tour-level ball. Or, as stated earlier on this thread, an MG-C4 will give you Tour-level performance with a urethane cover at an even lower price than any of the Bridgestone E series offerings. Also, FWIW, the new Titleist Tru-Soft is getting really good reviews, though it doesn't have a urethane cover. I know guys who played Pro Vs regularly, who are switching to the Tru-Soft. It's priced similar to the E series.

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Post by srogers13 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:45 am

I am currently playing the Q-Stars, and do like them. But my preference right now are the Callaway Chrome Soft. My problem right now is that my driver swing is so screwed up, that it is not worth the little bit of extra money to buy the Chromes. But when I get my driver back in shape, I am going to go back to them.
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Post by MattF » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:09 pm

I'm still loving the Snell MTB's for $32 a dozen.
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