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What golf ball should i play?
I have a high swing speed and when i miss my shot, i tend to slice it a bit.
I played ProV1x all last year and this year. I just tried out the NXT Tour S my last time out and I really like how it felt too. I like the durability of it a little better (my Vokey wedges are SM2's and chew up the covers).
In my younger days (when I could make a 325 yard drive) I was an avid golfer. I would go out at twilight when there would be no one behind me and hit several brand-name balls to see which performed the best. Titleist beat hands down. After I determined I was not going to turn pro I gave up the game for 20 to 30 years. I have recently taken the game up again a few years ago, now in my late 50s the ball I am fond of is the Titleist NXT Tour.
DT 90s, Pinnacle Women, DT SoLo. or a USA made women's ball.
I've tried the optic yellow, pink and orange balls and they do help a little when I rarely get into the fairway. In the high rough, like your back yard height, I can't find anything anyway so I prefer inexpensive balls. Pinnacle women to support breast cancer research is my choice here. It's not yellow but it has the pink ribbon.
Usually I play wound balls, DT 90s, Tour Distance 90, Tour Distance SF (if I can find them). I play solid persimmon or maple laminate woods usually.
When I'm not using wound balls, I prefer a soft, low compression ball made in the USA so now I use the SoLo. If I need to get desperate I still look for USA made. I look at the individual sleeves to find the place of manufacture. You really need to do this.
I switched to the ProV1x last fall and continue to play them. Between my new 910D3 and the ball, I've picked up approx 15 yards off the tee, which I attribute to the lower driver spin characteristics of the V1x. From the fairway and around the green, the ball checks up fine for me, giving me drop and stop like performance.
I play with the golf balls that I fish out of the lake at our club. The most popular balls are the Pro V1 and the Pro Vx. I like the Pro Vx the best because I get the most distance with it and it stops on the green better than the other balls I find. The TM Penta and the One are also comparable to the Pro Vx. Goosen said that the ameteur golfer should play with the ball he finds and I have to agree unless you are a low single digit or plus hdcp player. One more note. The Power Distance Soft are the best ball for the money if I was going to buy a golf ball.
I love to play the pro v1x. The ball just plain and simple does what I want and need it to do. Off the tee its long and it does not spin a whole lot. As far as feel goes with iron shots, I always know how I hit it with ball flight and when it hits the green it sticks. The feel I have with my wedges is great and I have little issues knocking it stiff or spinning it back if need be. Overall, I love to play the ball and have no desire to change it.
Bought a box of Pro V1 X OUTS.The entire box was Pro V1x. Found 1 or 2 with a slight blemish but nothing that would hurt anyone's game. Just used them for short game practice, chipping, putting and my less than full sand wedge shots. They felt great. Did part of the on-course comparison against a DT SoLo with the same shots and clubs. The ProV1x was slightly better but with the wedge that I was playing all the shots stopped quickly and needed ball mark repair. The shots were only 30 yards.
Haven't tried the full iron shots or my fairway woods yet. If my slice or fade is exaggerated with the ProVs then I could play them on par 3s only. ProVs feel as good as my DT 90s. Buying them is a problem. I can't get them by walking to a sports shop like I can with the SoLos. BY the time I add in the gas for the round trip to a major golf store It starts to become cost ineffective.
Anyway they were fun but so far the DT SoLo is still hanging in there and I still have a dozen boxes of wound balls. I know, I know the shelf for wound balls is supposed to be 5 years but with my swing it doesn't matter.
I used E6 golf balls, they were ok, but too firm. Now that I'm coming back to Titleist on all my gear I thought it would make sense to try out the Titleist golf balls.
I put a lot of spin on the ball, and I hit it high easily, if i'm off the spin... well goes crazy. Pro V1x sounds great but I don't make enough $ to justify it. So I tried DT Solo and NXT Tour and the NXT Tour won for me. I really like the consistency in the flight and how it checks up on the greens. It also feels great off of the irons. I'm all about feel and I'm not a fan of balls too stiff, just crisp.
I'm thinking about trying the NXT Tour S only because of the optic yellow feature which might come in handy for me since I have a hard time following the ball. My only concern is the difference in spin and maybe not feeling as crisp.
And if I had more $ i'd likely start playing Pro V1x's
I just tried the nxt yellows and i must appoligize to the prov1 because i wanted to replaced them but after losing 2 balls and giving away a 3rd im going to stick with the prov s ...they didnt grab around the greens ,,and just felt weird off my iron approach shots . i will keep the last 3 sleeves for emergency use only ,but will trade for a few bud lights... thanx madgolfer
I'm a scratch player at 14 and i play the pro v1x i love the pro v1's but I'm not a high spin player a controlled player is more like me, the pro v1's on my drives spin to much my average driver distance is 264.3 professionally tested so not the longest hitter but only missed 2 fairways today and 1 yesterday so fairly accurate i like the pro v1x's more because i can control the distance on my wedges better, flying them 1 yard over the pin and getting the spin and on my drives getting next to no spin also a slightly firmer feel than the pro v1's (which i like) so all in all the best proforming ball for me is the titleist pro v1x, however my local pro is asking me to try the nxt tours (not the s) so i will give them a try but it will take a lot for me to switch from my pro v1x's.
I just finished playing 2 rounds this weekend with the NXT Tour S that my brother bought for me for my birthday. I am in love with this ball. I am hitting it just as far as a ProV1 I feel like and the ball flight is great. The most surprising thing to me was the feel it has when putting. The ball feels like it almost springs off the putter face and flows towards the hole. The control with the short irons is great. It has enough spin off the face to stop on point and not completely back up 5 yards.Plus it is about $10 cheaper than the ProV's. If you haven't tried them yet they are an amazing ball better than any other major brands top ball in my opinion.
NXT Tour S,