WHAT GOLF BALL DO YOU PLAY?

DT SOLO!! Very affordable,Very durable,and for me is excellent around the greens...Thxs

I have played golf for over 50 years and, although I have tried others, I have always gone back to Titleist golf balls. They have always been the true gauge of what a golf ball should be. It has been fun over the years to watch the Titleist ball evolve and to try the different models introduced each year.

I currently play the ProV1. Although the ProV1x gives a little more distance, I have found over the years that distance is not as important as feel, spin and control. I am willing to give up ten yards on my drives in exchange for these important features. I have always played a high draw, especially on my irons and the extra spin I can get with the ProV1 is essential to stopping the ball where I want it on the green.

An interesting note: When I am playing in fun events such scrambles, I often pull out the NXT. I have found that this ball gives me more distance than any other Titleist. I find this is a great ball when I want to show off my length off the tee.

I was a teaching professional for a time, gave that up and reclaimed my amateur status and played scratch golf for many years. Even now, as I approach those golden years, I still try to keep my handicap in the single digits. Throughout my many years of golf, I can honestly say that, with all the innovations other golf companies have made, no has and probably never will come close to equaling the Titleist.

I'm 60 and a 17 handicap w/ a smooth swing speed of about 80+ mph. I like golf balls like the Q-Star, e6 & Titleist DT Solo. I shot 40 on the Back 9 y'day w/ the e6.

I play (or played) at DT Carry. I have a slow swing spead and the large dimples on the ball gave me more loft. I also liked the feel of it. It was also cost effective. Unfortunately a number of years ago it was discontinued but I was still able to find it at Walmart. Alas that is no longer the case. There are some available on the internet, but not at very cost effective prices. I tried the DT Solo (yellow) and did not like it as well. I am trying the NXT tour S and have purchased some recycled ProV1's. I am also going to try the e5 and Power Distance Soft (whoops, I see these are also no longer available). I based my decision on high ball flight and fewer dimples.

DT Carry 252 dimples - like

DT Solor 392 dimples - do not like

NXt Tour S 302 dimples - ?

ProV1 352 dimples ?

Power Distance Soft 312 dimples

e% 330 dimples

Any suggestions?

I still have a small supply of NXTs for special occasions.  I've been using Tri-Speed Tour (yellow) since that is also discontinued but readily available at Dick's/GG for less than the DT Solo.  After that I'll have to compare DT Solo/NXT-Tour-S.  I have some E5s but I'm getting enough loft now with other balls with new AP1s.  NXT has been the most consistent distance and direction I have found.  Would have bought more in December but I thought that was only holiday pricing and not clearance.  Likewise my driver speed is in the 80's.  If the rules of golf allowed a driver ball to be exchanged with course ball, then a tour ball would be part of the equation, but I still have enough off center drives that the NXT will be playable and the tour ball will be a penalty stroke somewhere in the vicinity where it was last seen on the way to the great beyond.

I now play the Titleist Velocity ball, as it is more in tune with my financial range these days.  but I also have a few sleeves of Pro V1's on stand by if I need that top level ball.  I like the velocity for it's spring and ability to roll out if not hit directly on center.  The cover is very durable and it comes in double numbers, which I like very much.  And the looks I get when I catch one on the screws is classic.  I will stay with the Velocity as long as it is made or I improve my 14 handicap to a single digit. 

Depending on course conditions, I alternate between the NST Tour S and the ProV1x.  I tried the ProV1, but found that it ballooned off the tee, completely destroying my distance - though I loved the feel around the green.

Dennis M

That's interesting. I haven't heard anyone mention the Pro V1 being short or inconsistent off the tee.

For me, I have found the ProV1 to be rather short off the tee.  With the excessive backspin that's generated, each of the tee shots resulted in a balloon, that left me much shorter than the rest of my foursome - I would typically outdrive at least (2) of the remaining (3). 

For this reason, I would only play a ProV1 on a Par 3 hole that's within 5i or less range.

How does weather impact your decision on which ball you play?

I usually play the ProV1x but i heard that the ProV1 flys lower so i had to play in a tournament earlier this year that was really windy and i decided to play the ProV1 and i couldn't tell a difference in ball flight. I had trouble hitting greens with it but the wind didn't help either. 

Only the NXT tour for me! I get prov-1s as gifts all the time, but prefer the NXT for my game.

I've never been real loyal when it comes to golf balls, as I like to tinker and get good deals.  Recently, I've been playing the Velocity, though.  I love the length, but more so the lack of spin off the driver.  I've really noticed my lost balls per round decrease into the 1-3 range.  This helps me be more consistent.  I put a lot of spin on any ball, so I haven't had trouble stopping this ball on the greens and don't mind the putter feel at all.  ProV1X is my top line purchase , but I'll stick with the Velocity's for the most part!

I don't change ball brands or types often because I don't like introducing another variable it to my game particularly the short game.  I do try others occasionally but have always comeback to the Pro V1 or Pro V1x.  I was fitted for a Titleist driver last year and since I had trouble getting the spin rate down it was suggested I use the Pro V1x over the Pro V1.

Some background on my game:

index - 6.5

swing speed w/driver 95

age - 61

play 4 rounds a week year round

Driver - 910 D3 Matrix Ozik HD6 stiff

I prefer the softer feel of the Pro V1 over the Pro V1x and I see very little if any difference in distance.  Both are easy to shape and stop  on the greens.  Recently tried the NXT S which is way to soft a feel for me, it is very "quiet" when it is hit well.  It did stop on the greens nicely on full shots, but certainly did not have the green side spin you get with a ProV.  

I have also tried the B330RX lately and there are distance and accuracy benefits for me with all clubs in the bag at my swing speed.  Spin is very good and easy to control around the greens.  I wonder if Titleist has or would consider the RX philosophy in the Pro V line.   Prefer the Titleist brand but can not deny the differences with the RX.

Steve D

Nate, I have played the NXT & NXT Tour for sometime but as I get older (and slower) I'm wondering if I shouldn't move to a DT Solo (lower compression ball) for more distance/roll.  Since the new Velocity has come out I'm also wondering if it would be more appropriate for slower swing speeds (<90).

Jack P

I'm about a 10 handicap and I try to play prov1x whenever I can afford it. I play once or twice a week so im in the process of trying to find a backup ball. I'm thinking the Gamer V2 is going to be the next one I try. Read some reviews on it and everyone seems to like it. Didn't think I would ever tee up another brand once I broke 70's but $19.99 for a 3 piece ball intrigues me.