View Poll Results: Which ball would you use?

Voters
92. You may not vote on this poll
  • More distance

    16 17.39%
  • More control

    76 82.61%
Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 69
  1. #11
    Tour Winner Beezerk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
    Posts
    4,841

    Re: Which ball would you play?

    Distance for me, I don't think at my level I can tell much difference around the greens with different balls. I have a mixed bag of practice balls I use for chipping etc and they all seem to perform just as well as each other.
    2016 handicap 15.16.15.14.15.14.132017 handicap 13.12.13.12 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/martyn-vaughan3

  2. #12
    Medal Winner xreyuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    49

    Re: Which ball would you play?

    Dean Snell (original creator of ProV1 and TP balls for Taylormade) says that most 3 piece balls these days will go the same distance, there's hardly anything in it. He says they only way they behave differently is around the green, so pick your ball based on 100 yards in.

    Therefore, I'd pick more control
    In the Bag
    Driver - 2017 Taylormade M1 440
    3W - Taylormade SLDRs 15°
    3i Hybrid - Cobra F6 19-22°
    Irons - Mizuno MP54 4-PW
    Wedges - 52° Vokey SM5, 56° Vokey SM6, 60° Cleveland CG10

  3. #13
    Ryder Cup Winner Stuart_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    10,135

    Re: Which ball would you play?

    Quote Originally Posted by xreyuk View Post
    Dean Snell (original creator of ProV1 and TP balls for Taylormade) says that most 3 piece balls these days will go the same distance, there's hardly anything in it. He says they only way they behave differently is around the green, so pick your ball based on 100 yards in.

    Therefore, I'd pick more control
    How the ball behaves is dependant on the quality of the strike.

    I've topped plenty of brand new pro v's.

  4. #14
    Money List Winner bluewolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Wigan, Lancs....
    Posts
    8,331

    Re: Which ball would you play?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    How the ball behaves is dependant on the quality of the strike.

    I've topped plenty of brand new pro v's.
    Exactly. Unless you've got a consistent strike then a premium ball has as much chance of hurting you as helping you. Pick a ball you like the look of and enjoy your golf. Very few of us are good enough to notice any real difference in scoring.
    TM M2 - Rogue Black stiff shaft
    TM M2 3 Wood
    TM RBZ 18* Hybrid
    Srixon z u45 3 Iron
    Titleist 714 AP2 irons
    Vokey wedges
    Odyssey Fang Tank

  5. #15
    Grand Slam Winner Imurg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Aylesbury Bucks
    Posts
    22,357

    Re: Which ball would you play?

    I use Premium balls - ProVs, Z-Stars, TP5 etc - in the summer or when greens are firm. The extra spin helps around the green.
    From now until about April I'll switch to the next level down - Chromesoft, AD333Tour etc..
    Softer greens mean you don't need the spin the premium balls give you.
    As long as they're fairly soft for chips and putts, I'll use them.
    Played with an old Z-Balata on Monday - performed much like modern mid-range balls, a bit clicky but no worse than many others.
    At our level, the golf ball is over-rated as a game changer
    Epic 10°
    Fusion 3w 15°
    Big Bertha 5w 19°
    Big Bertha 4h 22°
    Launcher 5h 26°
    CF 16 6-PW
    Apex GW
    MD2 54/14 , 58/14c
    ProType 2-Ball

    Handicap 7.7 at Whipsnade Park

    You might be a King or a Little Street Sweeper but sooner or later you dance with The Reaper...

  6. #16
    Money List Winner Slab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Port Louis
    Posts
    5,180

    Re: Which ball would you play?

    I (I guess along with the majority) cant strike the ball well enough to take advantage of the level of control available from a premium soft ball but again like most I don't want to play with rocks either (which is often seen as the distance 'enabler')

    Really I want a ball that'll maximise the limited distance without jarring but at the same time wont scuff up after a few hits

    So I guess my answer to the OP is neither (but chose distance anyway)



    FWIW if I'm flush then I'll buy Callaways' Chrome-soft as my preference but very happy with the Pinnacle Soft ball I tried a few weeks back (nothing like the distance balls I tried a couple years back) I'd love to know what a better player thinks of them rather than the hype from Titleist

  7. #17
    Ryder Cup Winner patricks148's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Highlands
    Posts
    13,083

    Re: Which ball would you play?

    Quote Originally Posted by One Planer View Post
    The ball that gives you more distance on full shots?

    Or

    The ball that gives you more control around the greens?
    it would depend how each felt off the putter
    http://www.nairngolfclub.co.uk/

    The Nairn Golf Club, Club Champion (handicap) 2017

  8. #18
    Money List Winner paddyk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    6,497

    Re: Which ball would you play?

    I dont really get the question. Its not 1980s when it was one or the other.

    The modern balls offers both distance and control.
    COYS

  9. #19

    Re: Which ball would you play?

    Unless you are a good golfer I like many others I suspect whatever ball is used wouldn't make a great deal of differance.

    Most balls now are of a decant standard but I would go for distance as I'm not good enough to control a ball hitting on to a green

  10. #20
    Journeyman Pro
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Bradford
    Posts
    1,587

    Re: Which ball would you play?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluewolf View Post
    Exactly. Unless you've got a consistent strike then a premium ball has as much chance of hurting you as helping you. Pick a ball you like the look of and enjoy your golf. Very few of us are good enough to notice any real difference in scoring.
    Was going to say similar. At 27 handicap I can't see the difference in a £15 a dozen ball and a £40 a dozen. My handicap won't change if I start using Pro V1's.
    Ping G15 Driver
    Ping G20 Hybrid
    Ping G10 18 Hybrid
    Cobra Amp 5-SW Irons
    Titliest Vokey 60 degree
    Taylormade Rossa Putter

    Handicap 27

    Member at Baildon Golf Club

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest Golf News

Tyrrell Hatton What’s In The Bag?

We take a look at the gear used by Tyrrell Hatton in winning the Italian Open a week after successfully defending his Alfred Dunhill Links title

October 16, 2017

WATCH: Tiger Woods Back Hitting Drivers

The 14-time major winner looks closer to a return after he posted a video hitting a drive

October 16, 2017

Tyrrell Hatton wins Italian Open

Tyrrell Hatton made it two European Tour wins in two weeks, claiming the Italian Open at Golf Club Milano by a shot from Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Ross Fisher.

October 15, 2017

Pat Perez wins CIMB Classic

Pat Perez clinched his third PGA Tour victory with a four-shot win over fellow American Keegan Bradley in the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

October 15, 2017

Quiz Of The Week – 13th October

Just how much have you been paying attention to the world of golf this week? Test your knowledge...

October 13, 2017