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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:25 pm

eiji wrote:

I think Noodle! Long & Soft is nice too, the V2 Gamer is nice as well.

but now i like my Bridgestone E6 and TP black.

Penta TP too expensive and i don't make full use of that ball.

Noodles are great value for money, with a hint of spin built in. Not so heart pain when I lose one, my bad day ball.

I prefer the Bridgestone e5 over the e6, unique combi of a 2 piece ball with a urethane cover found on the more expensive ones. Feels like a 3 piece when putting.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:16 pm

I find that the e6 is quite easily scratched. Use one on 18 hole and it looks like a very worn out ball. Anyone has the same problem?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:18 pm

Buy cheap balls is the best. Everytime i take out ProV1, won't even last me more than 3 holes. Most of the time lost after I tee off, won't even last me until my second shot.... sim tia man...

On the contrary, when I use some chapalang ball, the ball will somehow stick to me for the rest of the day.... funny.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:25 pm

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Buy cheap balls is the best. Everytime i take out ProV1, won't even last me more than 3 holes. Most of the time lost after I tee off, won't even last me until my second shot.... sim tia man...

On the contrary, when I use some chapalang ball, the ball will somehow stick to me for the rest of the day.... funny.

I seem to have that problem before too. Now a day, if i play well, i can go through 9/18 hole without losing a ball. But when i do, i can lose 3-5 balls in one round. Something wrong with me or my swing. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:25 pm

CoRN wrote:
Buy cheap balls is the best. Everytime i take out ProV1, won't even last me more than 3 holes. Most of the time lost after I tee off, won't even last me until my second shot.... sim tia man...

On the contrary, when I use some chapalang ball, the ball will somehow stick to me for the rest of the day.... funny.

Treat yourself to the ProV1 only on wide open holes with no danger of jungle and water lor.... If there's trouble, stick to the cheap balls.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:31 pm

I tend look for value for $$ ie performance and its $$$. My comments on balls used :

Tried Prov1 and Prov1x, they seems to be good around the green and putting also for me but no so good for my drive - shorter..

Noodle balls really not good considering its price and value....

Used to play nike balls but find cannot last long... cut easily (find out all range from China)

Callaway balls seems not bad to me

Another value for $$$ Pinnacle gold, bought in Keppel once when forget to bring balls.. overall acceptably good performance at very reasonable price...

Maybe will try NXT tour and Maxfli balls next......

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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:39 pm

Hillgreen, The new Maxfli you see on the market is not the same as the old Maxfli.

The original Maxfli company was bought over by TaylorMade for it's ball technology to get into the ball making business.

TaylorMade has now sold it to Dick's Sporting Goods. Not sure what technology they got along with the company name. But I think they are producing low to mid-priced balls now and leaving out the premium end of things. Look up Dick's Sporting Goods on the net and you might get an idea as to what this entails for the Maxfli brand they bought over.

I think you missed out on the Isetan sale they had where they were lelonging 5 boxes of Noodles for $20 bucks. At that price, any ball is good value. :rofl:


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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:40 pm

tried surlyn cover balls after been playing urethane balls.
only my approach shot suffers. pitching, sand saves and putting not as sharp and no feel.
not much else i can say. so cost about 1 stroke per hole difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:52 pm

I have accumulated so many Pro V1 & V*s that I can now open a 2nd hand golf ball shop ha ha. On the other hand I have so many chapalang balls that I can sell also. 95 % of the Vs are 'experienced' balls so they had the tendency to avoid hazards and the likes ha ha. Quite a few times my Pro V ball, I can used until they really look "more Payn," in chinese means pock marked ha ha and they still don't want to get lost. Even hit into hazard still can find. Thats one reason why I called it 'experienced' ball..... Very Happy I like to use them until they died of old age and automatilly go look somewhere themselves to hide away from me , though at a certain age I usually helped them along to their final resting place.... lol! I do used chapalang balls for shots like island green types muahahaha as chances of it taking a swim is quite high.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:00 pm

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Hillgreen, The new Maxfli you see on the market is not the same as the old Maxfli.

The original Maxfli company was bought over by TaylorMade for it's ball technology to get into the ball making business.

TaylorMade has now sold it to Dick's Sporting Goods. Not sure what technology they got along with the company name. But I think they are producing low to mid-priced balls now and leaving out the premium end of things. Look up Dick's Sporting Goods on the net and you might get an idea as to what this entails for the Maxfli brand they bought over.

I think you missed out on the Isetan sale they had where they were lelonging 5 boxes of Noodles for $20 bucks. At that price, any ball is good value. ROFL


@#%$#@ I have bought Noodles, the old model, at as high as $25 per dozen when Golfers Network have their sale period. Till now, I still have 1 or 2 boxes left and which I don't used anymore. If anyone interested, I can sell them cheap cheap at $12 per dozen.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:03 pm

Just came back from Taka and saw Golf House price on the Pro Vs @ $89 per dozen, Penta @ $90, Bridgestone E 5, 6 and 7 @ $58. I have about 3 dozens of E6 to go at $40 per dozen if anyone interested.

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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:22 pm

Birdman wrote:
Hillgreen, The new Maxfli you see on the market is not the same as the old Maxfli.

The original Maxfli company was bought over by TaylorMade for it's ball technology to get into the ball making business.

TaylorMade has now sold it to Dick's Sporting Goods. Not sure what technology they got along with the company name. But I think they are producing low to mid-priced balls now and leaving out the premium end of things. Look up Dick's Sporting Goods on the net and you might get an idea as to what this entails for the Maxfli brand they bought over.

I think you missed out on the Isetan sale they had where they were lelonging 5 boxes of Noodles for $20 bucks. At that price, any ball is good value. ROFL

5 boxes at $20.. 33 cents a ball.. that's cheaper than 2nd hand shops selling 50 cent experienced balls. crap effing cheap..
i still have a box of unused noodles in KL not used.. bought for $18 a box. crapppppp...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:27 pm

mizzy wrote:
tried surlyn cover balls after been playing urethane balls.
only my approach shot suffers. pitching, sand saves and putting not as sharp and no feel.
not much else i can say. so cost about 1 stroke per hole difference.

Mizzy, U tried the Bridgestone e5 yet? 2 piece performance with the urethane cover of 3 piece for the feel and some spin.

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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:30 pm

Birdman wrote:
Hillgreen, The new Maxfli you see on the market is not the same as the old Maxfli.

I think you missed out on the Isetan sale they had where they were lelonging 5 boxes of Noodles for $20 bucks. At that price, any ball is good value. ROFL

Birdman, you sure you put on your glasses that day or not ? ROFL ROFL Maybe it is 2 or 3 boxes for $20? 5 boxes for $20 sounds a bit too far fetch leh.... JMHO What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:37 pm

I think they were lelonging that time cos TM had bought over Maxfli and were phasing out the old noodle series. Remember they used to have Al Dente and Rottini? After that just became one version, the long and soft, and then the +.

When they were phasing out, I also bought boxes of the Maxfli Black Max at $5 a box also. Still got 5 or so boxes sitting at home.

Like cannot finish. Think can make Foo Chow Fishball Noodles with it. ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:40 pm

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Birdman, you sure you put on your glasses that day or not ? ROFL ROFL Maybe it is 2 or 3 boxes for $20? 5 boxes for $20 sounds a bit too far fetch leh.... JMHO What a Face

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Now need glasses, that time still didn't need. Quite sure la... but now you got me doubting my memory.

Read my previous post on why so cheap. The 3 piece Black Max oredi only $5 at another sale.

Was so tempted to stock up then, but was stopped then by the female police officer beside me that day.



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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:41 pm

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mizzy wrote:
tried surlyn cover balls after been playing urethane balls.
only my approach shot suffers. pitching, sand saves and putting not as sharp and no feel.
not much else i can say. so cost about 1 stroke per hole difference.

Mizzy, U tried the Bridgestone e5 yet? 2 piece performance with the urethane cover of 3 piece for the feel and some spin.


i tried the e5, e5+ but not the latest E5.
not bad, but tend to go too high.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:42 pm

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I think they were lelonging that time cos TM had bought over Maxfli and were phasing out the old noodle series. Remember they used to have Al Dente and Rottini? After that just became one version, the long and soft, and then the +.

When they were phasing out, I also bought boxes of the Maxfli Black Max at $5 a box also. Still got 5 or so boxes sitting at home.

Like cannot finish. Think can make Foo Chow Fishball Noodles with it. ROFL

is the black max the urethane cover one????
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:51 pm

Haven't tried the latest e5 myself, but I don't mind high cos I'm quite low with my ball flght.

And yes it's the urethane covered Black Max. I dunno, I just love the way impact feels with that ball, all the way down to the putter.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:54 pm

[quote="Birdman"]
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Birdman, you sure you put on your glasses that day or not ? ROFL ROFL Maybe it is 2 or 3 boxes for $20? 5 boxes for $20 sounds a bit too far fetch leh.... JMHO What a Face

titu

Now need glasses, that time still didn't need. Quite sure la... but now you got me doubting my memory.

Read my previous post on why so cheap. The 3 piece Black Max oredi only $5 at another sale.

Was so tempted to stock up then, but was stopped then by the female police officer beside me that day.

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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:54 pm

Hey guys, go read up June's edition of Golf Digest. They're reviewing golf balls. Was a bit surprised that there were so many brands of golf balls receiving the "Gold Award". Some of them quite cheap too. Make's me wanna try these cheap and 'good' balls also.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:54 pm

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Haven't tried the latest e5 myself, but I don't mind high cos I'm quite low with my ball flght.

And yes it's the urethane covered Black Max. I dunno, I just love the way impact feels with that ball, all the way down to the putter.

you got them for a good deal.. but the cover wears quite fast, might be as soft as the Nike TA or TA2. bugger.. wish i managed to get some to try..
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:09 pm

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you got them for a good deal.. but the cover wears quite fast, might be as soft as the Nike TA or TA2. bugger.. wish i managed to get some to try..

If you want, can pass you a sleeve if we happen to meet up at SSN or a monthly game.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:15 pm

Thanks! sure thing birdman. looking forward to it. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Golf balls preferred   Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:18 pm

Birdman wrote:
Aural, you are not aware there is someone here seeling very good condition used balls? Lots have bought from him.

If you want to save yourself a trip down, can order from him. Unless of course you are intending to make the rounds at Far East.


Can PM who is the seller?

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