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    Re: How do you like your balls?

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilTheFragger View Post
    You been thinning the bejesus out of them again Brendy
    You'd think
    It was actually driver off the 4th tee it went 50 yards straight then turned unnaturally low and left from what felt like a decent drive. I got to the ball and it was cracked round about 50% of the ball. I've read that I'm not the first neither which isn't good.
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    Re: How do you like your balls?

    i play the first ball i pull out my bag because i think it has zero impact on your score at our level

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    Re: How do you like your balls?

    Quote Originally Posted by hovis View Post
    i play the first ball i pull out my bag because i think it has zero impact on your score at our level
    Whilst I agree to a certain extent, the difference in feel off the PUTTER is noticeable between some balls and therefore you can have a preference one way or another.
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    Re: How do you like your balls?

    Quote Originally Posted by hovis View Post
    i play the first ball i pull out my bag because i think it has zero impact on your score at our level
    True enough

    But isn't it FUN to nip the odd wedge with a bit of zip. Or flop one over a bunker to nestle softly next to the pin

    Near impossible with a cheap ball not to mention the different feel

    Won't necessarily improve any handicaps though

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    Re: How do you like your balls?

    A combo of a firmer feel off the putter and soft off clubs. I always come back to the ProV1x. Do like the TP5x too, but they mark up very easy.
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    Re: How do you like your balls?

    Pretty much any of the premium balls will do the trick for me.

    They stop quicker on approach shots and I can put some spin on pitches if I choose to do so. No brainer in my book.


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    Re: How do you like your balls?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsped83 View Post
    Whilst I agree to a certain extent, the difference in feel off the PUTTER is noticeable between some balls and therefore you can have a preference one way or another.
    i dont care how it feels off the putter. by the time i feel anything the ball has gone. it could ring like a bell for all i care.

    way too much rubbish gets spouted about regards to golf balls and people whole heartedly believe it and wont be told regardless of evidence. i just leave them to it and thank the 28 handicaper that finds a ad333 and throws it my way because "i only play pro v's mate"

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    Re: How do you like your balls?

    Quote Originally Posted by hovis View Post
    i dont care how it feels off the putter. by the time i feel anything the ball has gone. it could ring like a bell for all i care.

    way too much rubbish gets spouted about regards to golf balls and people whole heartedly believe it and wont be told regardless of evidence. i just leave them to it and thank the 28 handicaper that finds a ad333 and throws it my way because "i only play pro v's mate"
    There's a difference between a 28 handicapper, and someone in their teens and below.

    If you want a brick that never stops and you can't get near a front pin, then crack on with your molitors, but most of the rest of us do spin it even moderately, and especially around the greens that helps get closer to the pin greatly.

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    Re: How do you like your balls?

    Quote Originally Posted by hovis View Post
    i dont care how it feels off the putter. by the time i feel anything the ball has gone. it could ring like a bell for all i care.

    way too much rubbish gets spouted about regards to golf balls and people whole heartedly believe it and wont be told regardless of evidence. i just leave them to it and thank the 28 handicaper that finds a ad333 and throws it my way because "i only play pro v's mate"
    Sweeping statement.
    Just because you believe something doesn't make it right for everyone. Let people think what they like, lifes too short.
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    Re: How do you like your balls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    Sweeping statement.
    Just because you believe something doesn't make it right for everyone. Let people think what they like, lifes too short.
    I'm not saying it's correct. I'm saying its my opinion as the title of the thread is "how do you pick your balls"

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