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Re: Bawlz

Post by DougE » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:33 am

legitimatebeef wrote: This is not the only weird golf ball news coming out of Korea either. Have you heard the word on the street about Bubba switching to Volvik next year? Between this, the Price Club thing and Tiger signing with Bridgestone, these are truly crazy times in the golf ball universe.
I just heard a couple days ago that Tom Watson was signed to play the Volvik ball next year too. I have an easier time with him playing it than Bubba. They must be paying Bubba a truck load of cash. Other than the bright colors, I don't know much about their balls. Obviously, they must have some sort of great Tour-level ball in their lineup. I know a bunch of LPGA players use them. If Bubba does, that should be a big boost to them, unless he falls flat on his face with them. He has a pretty good short game. It will be interesting to see if he moves up or down on the PGA Up & Down ranking list in 2017. (That was kind of an unintentional pun---up or down, up & down---ha ha.:roll:)

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Post by srogers13 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:32 pm

I heard the reason Bubba wanted to switch was so he could play the pink ball on Sundays, and their green ball at the Masters. I have played a few (lots of Koreans around here due to a Hyundai plant here) and they are pretty good golf balls.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:16 pm

srogers13 wrote:I heard the reason Bubba wanted to switch was so he could play the pink ball on Sundays, and their green ball at the Masters. I have played a few (lots of Koreans around here due to a Hyundai plant here) and they are pretty good golf balls.
Hope the green ball thing happens because imagine the hype. Tons of free pub for Volvik and why not, just for daring to be different with the colors. Rickie is probably looking at Bubba going, dang I should've thought of that.
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Post by DougE » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:28 pm

How do you find a green ball on that super green Augusta grass?

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Post by jasonfish11 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:56 pm

DougE wrote:How do you find a green ball on that super green Augusta grass?
I'll try to take a picture for you Wednesday if he's playing them this year.

#notsosubtlebrag lol :rofl
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Post by DougE » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:02 pm

I'm jealous.

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Post by sjduffers » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:06 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
DougE wrote:How do you find a green ball on that super green Augusta grass?
I'll try to take a picture for you Wednesday if he's playing them this year.

#notsosubtlebrag lol :rofl
Really? You're playing there? OMG! You deserve a not so subtle brag! :banana :banana :banana
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Post by jasonfish11 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:25 pm

sjduffers wrote:
jasonfish11 wrote:
DougE wrote:How do you find a green ball on that super green Augusta grass?
I'll try to take a picture for you Wednesday if he's playing them this year.

#notsosubtlebrag lol :rofl
Really? You're playing there? OMG! You deserve a not so subtle brag! :banana :banana :banana
Lol no I got tickets to the practice round on Wednesday
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Post by sjduffers » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:56 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
sjduffers wrote:
jasonfish11 wrote:
I'll try to take a picture for you Wednesday if he's playing them this year.

#notsosubtlebrag lol :rofl
Really? You're playing there? OMG! You deserve a not so subtle brag! :banana :banana :banana
Lol no I got tickets to the practice round on Wednesday
Ah! Got it now. I thought you meant this coming Wednesday, in person. LOL. That would have been something, right? :rofl
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What Balls do you play with?

Post by gpickin » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:07 pm

I've been away a while, so what did I miss?

I know, everyone is probably playing Pro V1, because they have the $$$ to advertise it.
What is everyone else playing?
White or Colored?

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Post by srogers13 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:02 pm

My current ball is the yellow (soccer ball) Callaway Chrome Soft.
I will stand in the fairway, I want to be out of your range.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:12 pm

srogers13 wrote:My current ball is the yellow (soccer ball) Callaway Chrome Soft.
Those soccer balls do look fun. I would try them. Or maybe I'll use a sharpie to draw up my own.
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Post by DougE » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:24 pm

gpickin wrote:I've been away a while, so what did I miss?

I know, everyone is probably playing Pro V1, because they have the $$$ to advertise it.
What is everyone else playing?
White or Colored?
I'm still playing Titleist Pro V1s. Been playing them for the past 7 or 8 years. Right now, I only play the 2015/2016 version. The new 2017 version, of which I was selected to test last season by Titleist, will be out in February. I have 4 dozen with my custom markings ready to be ordered as soon as they are released. I am very comfortable with the Pro V1 and like it a little better for my game than the Pro V1x. At the beginning of last year I switched back to the V1x after playing the Pro V1 for a few seasons. But I think I play better with the V1 overall, so I started playing them again during the season and am going back to them as my everyday ball this year.

I have tried the new low cost, Costco Kirkland Signature Tour ball and found it to be a really good ball. Similar to the Pro V around the green. I did not notice any more distance with them over the ProV, however playing them side by side a Pro V1 when playing two balls off the tee on some holes (out of season), there were times that the Kirkland went further, but I may have just put a better swing on it. Don't know. What I have noticed is that I am constantly 4-5 yards longer with a ProV vs. an NXT Tour or DT TruSoft, both of which I play in the winter from time to time. I played a TruSoft today. They are really nice for a 2-piece ball. I like them for the yellow color in winter. I have played the NXT Tour in yellow as well. When the course is in regular season conditions, I would rather play a Pro V. I can control it better than the others around the green. There are probably other balls that offer better distance, but not enough to make it worth it to give up what I know and trust around the green.

Another great, low-priced, high quality ball is the MG-C4 Tour. 20 bucks a dozen. Only the Kirkland is less money and as good or better. I spent a bunch of time playing them in 2015 alongside my ProVs and can't find any negative to them. Very good Tour quality ball.

I am quite interested to try some of these new Volvik Tours, just to see how they feel. Though they are all over the LPGA Tours, now that Bubba is going to be playing them on the PGA Tour, I imagine they will become a much bigger brand. And the color choices will surely appeal to many.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:41 pm

I play mg-c4.

I like them so much I still have a sleeve of unused prov1's from a tournament door bag I got last may.
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Post by srogers13 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:36 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:
srogers13 wrote:My current ball is the yellow (soccer ball) Callaway Chrome Soft.
Those soccer bawlz do look fun. I would try them. Or maybe I'll use a sharpie to draw up my own.
It really shows up how much spin you are getting on your shortish shots like pitches and chips.
I will stand in the fairway, I want to be out of your range.

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Post by gpickin » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:48 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:
srogers13 wrote:My current ball is the yellow (soccer ball) Callaway Chrome Soft.
Those soccer bawlz do look fun. I would try them. Or maybe I'll use a sharpie to draw up my own.
I used a sharpie to draw stars all over mine, so it looked like a yellow and black soccer ball, just not as clean.
Funnily enough, the cheap Top Flite Yellows gave me my best results.

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Re: Bawlz

Post by MattF » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:20 am

I'm playing the Snell MTB.
Throw me another ball will ya!

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Post by Duke of Hazards » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:30 pm

Pro V1. Was playing Srix XV's for a while, but last round played Pro V1 since friend sold me 1/3 of a gross of used ones he bought.

I hit it better and scored better. Pro V is softer feeling off the iron and putter face than the Srixons as well.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:43 pm

Bubba Watson made a good point last week while speaking about his new ball deal.

Golf balls are not white by nature.

The whiteness has to be applied at the finishing stage.

White is a color.

Everyone plays colored balls.

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Post by jattruia » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:05 pm

Bubba is so deep.

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Post by Duke of Hazards » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:59 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:Bubba Watson made a good point last week while speaking about his new ball deal.

Golf ballz are not white by nature.

The whiteness has to be applied at the finishing stage.

White is a color.

Everyone plays colored ballz.

:fu
I've heard it's actually okay to say 'colored' again, because King Trump has ushered in the post-PC era.

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Post by jfurr » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:40 pm

today, I bought some bawls.

One dozen ProV1x (on sale at Dicks)
One dozen Callaway chrome soft. Not the soccer ball ones, the other funny round ones.
I'm gonna hit a provisional
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Re: Bawlz

Post by gpickin » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:41 pm

I heard Kirkland balls are only available online, people are buying them in bulk and ebaying

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Post by MattF » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:42 am

Yes they are, but they keep selling out in hours.

Heard they won't be available until April now, but there's also whispers that they may not be getting any more.

If they do, you don't have to be a member to order them.
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Re: What ballz do you play with?

Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:14 am

gpickin wrote:I know, everyone is probably playing Pro V1, because they have the $$$ to advertise it.
What is everyone else playing?
White or Colored?
After I run through the dozen Pro V1x's I received at Christmas, it will be back to whatever I find on the course or lift from our marketing department's goody closet. Almost 100% white. This time of year I play ball s I don't care it I lose or bounce off cart paths.
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