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PostSubject: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 6:30 pm

Hi all,

I was just wondering what your experiences are with the various Golf Balls that you have used over the course of your Golfing life.

I've recently been using the Tour Special Soft Feel from Pan West going at $20 for a box of 12, seems ok, only complaint I have is the cover does not seem too durable and scuffs quite easily. Have to retire them after a few holes to the chipping ball bag.

The other day I pulled out a NXT Tour by mistake and it seemed to go a bit further for the couple of holes I played with it at Marina as compared to the Tour Special. Cover scuffs slightly, but seems more durable than the Tour Special.

Recently got a box of Topflite D2 Soft Feel and hope to try them out this weekend.

Anyone has any recommendations for durable balls that don't feel like rocks? Preferably at a reasonable price?

My attack angle is not very steep and I generally take a pretty shallow divot with my shorter clubs. For the longer ones, sometimes I just brush the grass. I am not sure what spin would do for my game, have not reached that stage yet, so would appreciate any advice ....

Of course, the above refers to the good shots, I try not to think about the changkoling that occasionally (hopefully not often) occurs.

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 6:35 pm

If I can play what I think I can play ...then NXT is best ....2nd hand only.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 6:39 pm

try Nike Power Distance Soft. quite good. Bridgestone e6+ also good.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 6:47 pm

HX Tour 56 for me
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 7:00 pm

Mowen, is that the callaway ball?? if it is, when I first tried it, tee off par 3 with 7 iron, went to mark ball, cover got cut. The ball lasted all of 1 hole.


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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 7:02 pm

also accidentally play Nike PD Soft...not bad plus its relatively cheap if u are looking at brand new balls.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 8:21 pm

Winston wrote:
try Nike Power Distance Soft. quite good. Bridgestone e6+ also good.
have to agree on these two types.
And add in srixon ad333. Between these 3, e6 least durable.
IMO. Swing
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 9:25 pm

me nxt tour fr bro nemo
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 9:26 pm

So far had tried almost all of Nike's range of balls, less Karma. Still find NXT Tour better, less the price...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 10:06 pm

can get NXT tour (used for about $0.80 per piece. used. hihihihh) but like Joshcct said, he has no karma with Nike, I have no karma with titty balls.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 10:29 pm

was recommended to try srixon soft feel, ad33 and Z-UR...

soft feel as the name apply, soft feel and run on green. did have opportunity to try the other 2, cos ended buying 1 box of NXT Tour... Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Tue May 11, 2010 11:36 pm

I would recommend NXT Tour.
You can do the ball fitting test for titleist @ www.titleist.com
They have a inexpensive range which is the DT Solo.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Wed May 12, 2010 12:55 am

Bridgestone's for me...
Can try either the e6, e7 or B330RX or B330RXS...

Go to bridgestone.com... The RX330 is meant for amateurs like us who have >95mph swings
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Wed May 12, 2010 7:18 am

Seems like NXT tour quite well regarded. Will get a box and try.
Anyway, despite my preference for some brands, on my weekly games, i usually use 2nd hand balls, no matter thx brand. Laughing
so long can fly can Liao. Hehe
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Wed May 12, 2010 7:43 am

asahi wrote:
Seems like NXT tour quite well regarded. Will get a box and try.
Anyway, despite my preference for some brands, on my weekly games, i usually use 2nd hand balls, no matter thx brand. Laughing
so long can fly can Liao. Hehe

Bra.... if you are not particular over brands, you should go to My Golf Shop and get the 3 for $1. You can pick and choose and most of them alooks as good as new type, shiny and scuffless. Guess its a one hit and water or OB in the bush type. Best to go on Tuesday or Wed as his new stocks comes in every Monday. No commission or anything but good deals got to share. Raymond, the owner is a nice guy and if he is free, you can get invaluable advice from him. As for NXT Tour if he has stock, it will be 12 for $10.

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Wed May 12, 2010 7:54 am

Cool......thanx for the head up. Laughing
will have a look see look see soon
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Wed May 12, 2010 8:01 am

Bro titu, can enlighten where is My Golf Shop? Might want to go look look see see.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Wed May 12, 2010 8:07 am

think the thread should be more aptly named as "Recommendations for durable balls that don't feel like rocks? Preferably at a reasonable price?"



All golf balls can be used for below 100mph. even pro v1, Tour i and Nike Ones... some people are happy to sacrifice distance for feel around the green.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Wed May 12, 2010 3:16 pm

On a side note, does anyone know what causes the scuffing or cuts on the golf ball?

Is hitting thin shots one of the causes?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Wed May 12, 2010 3:20 pm

your grooves on your wedges and irons are the cause.

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Wed May 12, 2010 3:22 pm

hitting branches, tree trunks, cart paths?

solid contact and cuts by grooves of irons and wedges?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Wed May 12, 2010 4:23 pm

My choice for golf balls for sub-100 mph swing speeds:

Bridgestone e5+
Titleist SoLo
Titleist NXT Tour
Callaway Hot Bite
Tour Special
Maxfli Noodle / Noodle+
Precept D-Feel
Precept Laddie
Precept Ladies
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Balls for Moderate Swing Speeds (below 100mph Driver SS)   Wed May 12, 2010 7:10 pm

Derek wrote:
On a side note, does anyone know what causes the scuffing or cuts on the golf ball?

Is hitting thin shots one of the causes?

Apart from grooves and cart paths causing the scuffs, thin shots are the reason for the smiley face cuts, caused by the leading edge of the irons making full contact with the equator of the ball. The cuts are not a very common occurrence these days with the more durable synthetic covers, still possible with the softer premium spin balls and definitely more so with the old balata covers.

Stick with the two piece distance balls with surlyn covers, and partial spin balls with the ionomer covers for more durability.
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