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PostSubject: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:19 pm

Balls.... Balls.... and Balls. I know most of us used 2nd stuff, myself included. In choosing the balls, do you care the brand that you buy? Do you just pick and choose the cheapest?

Lot of people like Titleist Pro V1. Yes, they are expensive. Personally, I prefer Callaway. I find them softer. My colleagues, thinks otherwise.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:44 pm

I personally like the Wilson Staff Fifty and the Srixon Soft. They're both got a nice feel off the putter. The Wilson is very long off the tee. The Srixon, on the other hand, has some real bite with the short irons. Very good stopping power on the greens.

I found a Wilson Profile Feel ball during a round and tried it. Surprisingly good bite on the short irons too.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:53 pm

If the need to have a slightly more yardage due to kiasu-ism and also face problem, then will use my depleting stock of NxT.....but even after that, still most times shorter than most of my flight mates......I am officially known as Pee-Shooter...

But NxT is the ball of choice for me for the soft feel. ProV1 cant make it coz not enough head speed.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:14 pm

Previously I used NXTs, now changed to srixon ad333 and soft feel. Good distance, consistency and feel.. but unlike grooveballer, i find that it doesn't bite very well. Ball just keeps rolling when i chip.. Full iron swings are ok.. probably 3 bounces then it stops but i think that's becoz my ball flight is very high in the first place.

Anyone tried the bridgestone e5+ or b330s? Reviews seem quite good but i can't seem to find 2nd hand ones..
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:55 pm

Boxes and boxes of free balls, from the banks... as long as they r new and free, I play. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:05 pm

I just use any golf balls I can find. Nothing spectacular. However, I just got myself a box of TopFlite Gamers which I think are decent low-end balls.

Anyway, Titleist V1 and V1xes were going for $78 at the Golf House in Funan over the last few weeks. I'm not sure if it's still selling at that price but for those who are keen, it's a good buy.

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:38 pm

i like noodles ladies! cheap and good for me
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:56 pm

i like precept tour utri n Pro V 1 best of the best
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:42 pm

No prefered as using second hand. errr. think titleist is my favourite...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:21 pm

I used to use Ken Balls (new or used) or ANY abandoned balls I found on golf courses. I liked Ken golf balls as I could always identify my ball cos not many others used that brand. Unfortunately, Ken golf balls were discontinued a few years ago.

Low-end Noodle, Top Flight, and Precept balls are okay--cheap and good.

After reading about how quickly golf balls go bad if submerged in water too long or become out-of-round from multiple clubface impacts or how damaged ball surfaces can effect ball flight and consistency, I now try to buy new golf balls whenever possible.

I still am tempted to splurge some cash on used golf balls though whenever I see those large baskets/buckets of used golf balls often only S$0.50 or less each at pro shops like EGC or Far East Shopping Centre.


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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:48 pm

i bought a bag of e5+ from NSRCC changi half-way house before... nothing to shout about, it's a 2-piece ball, and i will rather give my vote to taylormade LDP or noodle+

my choice is still e6
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:54 pm

My impression on Callaway balls, is rather good. For me it is soft feel, it gave me a lot of good distance on good hits and it really rolls.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:55 pm

Talking about TM balls.. i received a sleeve of Burner balls for free and tried them.. actually quite liked it..
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:59 pm

Khorkar wrote:
My impression on Callaway balls, is rather good. For me it is soft feel, it gave me a lot of good distance on good hits and it really rolls.

Have you tried the Tour ix? I heard that they're pretty good and not as expensive as Pro V1x.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:01 pm

i like the prov1 and prov1x... but i mostly use 2nd hand ones as they are too expensive to lose. i like the feel of these on the irons and during putting.

i also like the NXT extreme... very good distance and quite durable. i played a round with a single NXT extreme on Sat... after hitting the cart path on a couple of holes, there were some scuff marks, but generally playable (and i scored my 2nd best round of 2009). but they don't tend to bite as well.

For the run-of-the-mill ball, i have recently started using Srixon AD333... i think the AD333 holds better on the green than the Soft Feel, but of course can't compare to the proVs.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:40 pm

i like the NXT extremes as well as the Srixons... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:10 pm

I like Taylormade balls! Red or Black TP with LDP .. i rikkkkee! even the burner TP i also rikkkkeee! as long as it's Taylormade, i rikkkkkkke! eh.. reason ah.. Shocked for balls, i just like to use this brand lor. sounds very MAN, and i dun like karler balls~! ROFL

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:13 pm

i second Smile tm black for me is good! somehow its a tad more durable than your prov1's and v1x's. Is it because of the LDP techonology? I dont know.

Precept u-tri tour is pretty good as it spins like mad, but i dont know, maybe cuz its phased out/old = ages very quickly and not durable.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:24 pm

bought 2 dozen Top Flite gamer at Suntec PanWest (~$27 each after discount), not bad ball, nice feeling during putts (distance ok, i prefer DT roll for distance), but yesterday when back all gone!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:36 pm

tronos wrote:
bought 2 dozen Top Flite gamer at Suntec PanWest (~$27 each after discount), not bad ball, nice feeling during putts (distance ok, i prefer DT roll for distance), but yesterday when back all gone!!!!!!!

Bro, Pan West at Liang Ct sells them for $25 per dozen. I got mine there.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:56 pm

thanks...will drop there this weekend Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:45 am

For me it's going to be the TP Red LDP.

But met Sunny the other day and was told it's not conforming.

Anyway, love the ball.

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:52 am

Golf House was having a promo on the taylormade balls - $35 bucks. go check it out!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:53 am

nemo wrote:
For me it's going to be the TP Red LDP.

But met Sunny the other day and was told it's not conforming.

Anyway, love the ball.

8)

http://tmag.com/tpred/
take a look at this.

i think there are different batches of TP RED LDP, earlier batches are non conforming..
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls - What's Your Preference?   Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:56 am

solarpop wrote:
Previously I used NXTs, now changed to srixon ad333 and soft feel. Good distance, consistency and feel.. but unlike grooveballer, i find that it doesn't bite very well. Ball just keeps rolling when i chip.. Full iron swings are ok.. probably 3 bounces then it stops but i think that's becoz my ball flight is very high in the first place.

Anyone tried the bridgestone e5+ or b330s? Reviews seem quite good but i can't seem to find 2nd hand ones..



Bro Solarpop,

I may be able to locate some 2nd hand e5 if you are keen. B330s is harder to locate.


Thank you MissMoon for the link 8)
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