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brendanzhuo
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PostSubject: How to choose a golf ball?   Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:15 pm

Hi everyone,

I would greatly appreciate it if someonee can advise.. what are the factors to consider when choosing a golf ball? Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:52 pm

Try this.

https://www.bridgestonegolf.com/product/ball-fitting/ball-selection-guide
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:19 pm

Get a ball that suits your swing speed.
Other factors include feel, distance, bite on green and putting roll.
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:55 pm

Play the ball that gets you birdies
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:11 pm

try this for starters http://www.golfballguide.com/golf_ball_review_guide.htm
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:11 pm

mark the good balls. buy them in bundles when they are on sale. 
whenever i loss  a new ball, am taking it as a lesson fees to play better game.
the more ex the ball, e higher spin on green, to me is better short game (though am still playing high scores).
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:54 pm

I keep trying different balls to see which gives me good feel and results(thought I'm a newbie), so far I like the TM Noodle Long & Soft(prev by Maxfli). First time with it got 2 birdies 2 holes apart though I'm a very high hcp player. Swing
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:19 pm

@brendanzhou, this might be more info the you are looking for. But nonetheless, an interesting read:


http://www.mygolfspy.com/the-truth-myths-about-soft-feel-golf-balls/
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:18 am

My favourite ball is Prov1x but I don't mind TPx as the latter is considered very good for the price I am paying ... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:38 pm

Thanks for the feedback and articles! I've wanting to try those premium balls w high spin but there are some people who say that the high spin will also work against u when u slice or hook the ball (the unintended slice/hook will be worse than when using a low spin ball). Is that true?
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:22 am

@brendanzhuo, yes the slice and hooks get more pronounced.  Spin is 3 dimensional, if the backspin can get more intense, so can sidespin. For some players who like to work the ball like Bubba Watson, its a good thing. 

For the rest of us, well work your way through softer multi layer balls first and see your preference.
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:47 am

can't seem to get this ball in SG anymore.. i like this..

http://www.callawaygolf.com/golf-balls/balls-2015-supersoft.html
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:57 pm

Try chrome soft.. I reckon U will like it if you play SS
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:51 am

Just saw this Korean ball company called Ace Golf about their Xperon Dual Balance Ball.
Its also on youtube.
Any brothers tried these balls before? Are they any good like it claims?
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:25 am

junhao.ong wrote:
can't seem to get this ball in SG anymore.. i like this..

http://www.callawaygolf.com/golf-balls/balls-2015-supersoft.html


Golf Direct should have stock on it. You might want to call them up to check?
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:36 pm

in the early days of my golfing , Golf Balls in black number are 100% compression n Number in Red is 90% compression. Lower compression balls are for lady. The better one is Balata Ball n a dozen costs $100+. if u cut up a ball , the inner core is made by thin rubber string wound into a ball about 25 mm in diameter.
There are cases where the ball splits into 2 during play. your kaki will choose the half that you have to finish the hole.
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:23 am

vinjess wrote:
junhao.ong wrote:
can't seem to get this ball in SG anymore.. i like this..

http://www.callawaygolf.com/golf-balls/balls-2015-supersoft.html


Golf Direct should have stock on it. You might want to call them up to check?

tried calling them a couple of times.. no stock... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:55 pm

junhao.ong wrote:
vinjess wrote:
junhao.ong wrote:
can't seem to get this ball in SG anymore.. i like this..

http://www.callawaygolf.com/golf-balls/balls-2015-supersoft.html


Golf Direct should have stock on it. You might want to call them up to check?

tried calling them a couple of times.. no stock... Sad

Last saw at MST selling about $27 a box. About a mth ago.
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:35 pm

Thought I saw it at GD Commonwealth, maybe its Chromesoft if not Supersoft.
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:06 am

ya.. GD is currently selling at Chromesoft.. not Supersoft. 

The price difference is quite significant for a noobie player like me..
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose a golf ball?   Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:59 pm

Then try srixon soft feel also about $20 a box if you got the 5 boxes promo..

chrome soft
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