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Ball recommendation......?

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by hurley, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. hurley

    hurley New Member

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    Just acquired a PING G400MAX with Senior Shaft and loving it. After 8 rounds I am 20 - 30 yards longer! I am 76 years young with 85 swing speed. Anyone feel comfortable in recommending a ball for me? Currently playing with Pro Vs but I know this is wrong for me....!
     
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    Cut Golf Balls are the Best!
     
  3. hurley

    hurley New Member

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    What driver are you using?
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I'm 71 so not too far behind you. Still play ProV's most of the time. Have tried numerous other balls and just don't get the same performance. I hit the ProV's as long as most everything else I've tried. Where I have trouble with about anything else is around the green. Our course has "postage stamp" greens. And, our new Greens Super is keeping them exceptionally fast. I have trouble controlling anything else chipping to the pin.
    Us old geezers will never hit it as far as the flat-bellies. We have to have a near perfect short game or we're done. I'll give up 5 yards off the tee if I can get the ball close from anywhere near the green.
    In our geezer group, we have a plethora of "favorite" balls. Two guys love the Srixon Soft Feel. Another plays nothing but the Callaway Chrome Soft. Three more play anything that is round.... or close to round.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Nothing wrong with a Pro V and a slower swing speed unless you don't like spending that much for balls.
     
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    I agree. The prov1x may not get a high enough launch for a slower swing but the pro V is money for anyone
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    The Costco Kirkland K-Sig 4-piece urethane ball is so close to the Pro V1 in independent testing that Titleist filed a lawsuit. You can get them 2 dozen for $29.95 at Costco.com Been using them since they came out. You're welcome.
     
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    I played a Kirkland that I found last fall and they are legit. The greenside spin may be just a touch less than the proV, but not much
     
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    My old (61) golfing buddy just started playing the rxs (I think) from Bridgstone last year and he hits them higher and farther than the proV. They are 30 a dozen, I think
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    The feeding frenzy when they came out was stupid huge. I flipped $60 worth of them on eBay for $172. It was crazy.
     
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    Yeah, people went nuts over them. I'm superstitious. I've played the same ball for probably 15 years
     
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    ProVs are expensive but I play scared and just try to keep it in play so I dont lose many. I go through about a box a year nowadays. I don't play much though. 20 - 30 rounds tops
     
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    Maybe it's time to buy a second ball. That one has to have a scuff or two by now.
     
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    And the dimples aren't worn off yet?
     
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    I'd stick with the Pro-V-1 or Pro-V-1X. I just switched back to the "X" after playing the Callaway SuperSoft all Winter. I needed the extra distance playing on soft fairways in 50+* weather, but the fairways are firmer now and I need more spin and control on and around the greens.
    Good luck with your news Ping driver. It sure worked for Patrick Reed.
     
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    Uncle Azzhole Jack of all trades, azzhole in all of them...

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    I like the Pinnacle Exception but I just looked and they now say they are "vintage"
    I guess I will be looking for another ball or buy the "vintage" ones on eBay
     
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    You might try the Taylormade TP5X too. I tried it recently and it seems a little longer than the Pro-V-1X, but still is easy to control on and around the greens.
     
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    Another choice might be new Titleist AVX. I haven't tried it as yet, but a couple of my friends really like it and say it's a little longer than the two ProVs. I'm about to start playing the TM TP5X I received for Father's Day. I'm down to three ProV1Xs I got for Christmas.
     
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    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    The AVX has interesting claims about it. It’s supposed to be lower spinning and lower trajectory than the ProV1-X. If that is the case surely it wouldn’t be suitable for the majority of weekend amateurs with their slow swing speeds.
     
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    Like I said, I haven't tried it as yet. You may be correct.
     

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