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Posted on Jan 30, 2015
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etakmit

Joined KS: Jul 10, 2013

Which do you play and why?

Maybe it's purely cost, maybe you like the looks. Or perhaps you've tested quite a few and you like x brand / model the best! Tell us all about it.

Posted on Feb 04, 2015
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etakmit

Joined KS: Jul 10, 2013

I play ProV1x golf balls primarily. One occasion I'll play Volvik iVs (mainly because I like their bright orange and the performance is more than reasonable).

I've found that the ProV's perform the best for me. The cost is the only sticking point but I usually buy used. I don't see a decrease in performance buying used so it makes it easier to justify the price :)

Posted on Feb 09, 2015
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ascdga

Joined KS: May 24, 2013

I'm going to give the new Chrome Soft a try soon. Been using Srixon XV's but I'm not happy with the greenside spin vs. The ProV 1X.

Posted on Feb 09, 2015
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bogeyman

Joined KS: Jun 03, 2013

ascdga on Feb 09, 2015
I'm going to give the new Chrome Soft a try soon. Been using Srixon XV's but I'm not happy with the greenside spin vs. The ProV 1X.
Do you think Srixon is the best at its price range? If so, what makes it the best in the range? Is it longer?

I'm currently using TaylorMade balls after I kept on losing my Pro V1x balls, and I don't see that much of a difference in terms of driving distance, although the feel and control are different with the Pro V1x around the greens and on my approach shots.

Posted on Feb 09, 2015
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ascdga

Joined KS: May 24, 2013

The Z-Stars are Srixon's tour ball and are priced much lower than the tour models by other manufacturers. Performance is on par with most of those balls. Some will be a bit better or worse at certain aspects. I know how the Pro V1X's perform on short shots, chips, and pitches. I can hit those low chips that check up with them. Not so much with the XV's. But I'm sure that's just me. Given more time with them maybe I can get the same performance. I do like their feel off the putter. I think when you are looking at balls in the same category they will all perform pretty similarly.

Now, the Chrome Softs are kind of interesting because they are said to have the feel of the old Tour Balatas but with the same spin off the driver and durability of a modern tour ball. At under $40/dozen they'll be tough to beat, provided they live up to the hype. They are supposed to be a 65 compression with the distance performance of a 90-105 comression ball.

Mickelson may have already petitioned the courts to allow him to marry a box of the Chrome Soft.

As to the driving distance thing, softer balls tend to have less ball speed and vice-versa. I think I would hit every type of ball with similar compression within 10 yards of each other given identical swings/contact. The difference really is in the short iron, short shot performance. Another major factor is sound and feel. It's the reason I don't play the Hex Black- too hard and clicky for my taste.

Posted on Feb 09, 2015
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ascdga

Joined KS: May 24, 2013

So, long story short, If I want to give myself every chance to score, I would play the Pro V1X. Case in point: +12 on the front with the Z-Stars then +2 on the back with the Pro V1X. Bad day swinging the club and putting was not good that day.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015
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birdieking

Joined KS: Jun 19, 2014

ascdga on Feb 09, 2015
So, long story short, If I want to give myself every chance to score, I would play the Pro V1X. Case in point: +12 on the front with the Z-Stars then +2 on the back with the Pro V1X. Bad day swinging the club and putting was not good that day.
Hi ascdga,
Are you allowed to change the type of ball you play midway thru the game? You may change the ball, but should be the same type, right? I thought I read this somewhere, but let me know if this isn't true.

I am using ProV1 and comparing it to ProV1x, ProV1 is "slightly" shorter in distance, but has more control around the greens.

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