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Describe your game for me and I'll try to find a golf ball that will work for you AND your price range. Be as specific as you want, but at LEAST tell me your average drive, handicap, price range, age, and gender.
 

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guess ill try it out..

Im a male, right handed, 20 years old, have been playing for about 2 years, seriously playing for about 6 months. my general score is usually a few strokes over 100 on a full course. when i tee off i tend to use a 3 wood because i can control it a little better than a driver, but my general drive goes about 275, if i get a good shot with a driver it will go close to 300. im a big boy, 6'5 280.. when i tee off i generally tend to hook the ball to the right. my play has been improving each time i go out, and i just recently got a set of Cleveland Launchers, and i love them. i have been using callaway warbirds, and i have a few NXT Tours, that i will use on an occasion.. price rance for 12 is about $15-25 bucks.
 

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You don't need distance, that's obvious.:thumbsup: You probably have a lot of wedges coming into par 4 greens. If your approach shot hits the green and bounces off, your golf ball is too hard. Maxfli Noodles are reasonably priced, you won't lose more than a couple yards on your drives verses a top flite, and you get enough spin to hit it close and turn your long drives into birdie oppertunities. :D

I don't know if there is a price difference between the noodle Longest, Long and Soft, Softest, and Noodle Ice, but I would guess they would all be $30-35 brand new. Most courses either sell old golf balls in the pro shop or have people selling them on the course, some for as cheap as 50 cents per ball.
 

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I'll give it a shot, Tiger -

I'm a 40 year old, been playing since I was a kid - I'm a 13 handicap, who consistently drives the ball 260 yards. I'm a fairly decent iron player, but never quite get 'great', with the 20-25 rounds I play a year. The weakest part of my game is my putting and chipping, since I rarely practice - Most of my practice is through playing, so my feel around the greens tends to improve as the season goes on..

Price isn't a huge deal if I like the ball, but I'd like to stay below $30/doz. The next ball I'm going to try (that has been recommended by a buddy) is the Titleist so-lo DT.. Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Jim
 

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Well, let me give it a try...

26, right handed, 6'-0" 185lbs, just started 2 weeks ago. The ball tends to go a lot to the right, I just learned yesterday is because on the way I swing. I have no handicapp yet since I have not done a full round. My average drive is betwen 175-210, lucky to hit a 220.

About the ball, now I have Top Flite XL2000 Super Titanium which I bought for $10.00 on sale. Would like to stay on the $20.00 and below, kida tight right now in money...

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I'll give it a shot, Tiger -

I'm a 40 year old, been playing since I was a kid - I'm a 13 handicap, who consistently drives the ball 260 yards. I'm a fairly decent iron player, but never quite get 'great', with the 20-25 rounds I play a year. The weakest part of my game is my putting and chipping, since I rarely practice - Most of my practice is through playing, so my feel around the greens tends to improve as the season goes on..

Price isn't a huge deal if I like the ball, but I'd like to stay below $30/doz. The next ball I'm going to try (that has been recommended by a buddy) is the Titleist so-lo DT.. Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Jim
DT SoLo's are aimed at mid-high handicap players who need help keeping it in play. If that 260 yards is usually straight, you need something that will straighten out your irons. A ball with more spin will straighten out your mishits, and the added backspin will prevent a 15 yard hook from bouncing and turning into a 25 yard hook. Nike One Blacks would be great for you, but they can get pricey. :( Titelist NXT Tours are good spin balls for about $35.
 

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Well, let me give it a try...

26, right handed, 6'-0" 185lbs, just started 2 weeks ago. The ball tends to go a lot to the right, I just learned yesterday is because on the way I swing. I have no handicapp yet since I have not done a full round. My average drive is betwen 175-210, lucky to hit a 220.

About the ball, now I have Top Flite XL2000 Super Titanium which I bought for $10.00 on sale. Would like to stay on the $20.00 and below, kida tight right now in money...
Sounds like you have it all figured out. You don't need an expensive spin ball until you know how to use it. Keep buying Top Flites, and use the money you save on some lessons; They'll do a lot more good than a sleeve of V1's would.

P.S. Congrats on taking the plunge into the greatest game ever played.:D
 

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Thanks for the input, Tiger -

I'll give both the Nike One Blacks and the NXT Tours a try... Hey, can't hurt!

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Jim
 

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Sounds like you have it all figured out. You don't need an expensive spin ball until you know how to use it. Keep buying Top Flites, and use the money you save on some lessons; They'll do a lot more good than a sleeve of V1's would.

P.S. Congrats on taking the plunge into the greatest game ever played.:D
Easier than I thought!! Thanks Tiger!! :thumbsup:
 

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I am curious Tiger. I am 36 and been playing for 6 years. I am 5'9 and weight 153. I have a strong upper body build, which would put me in that John Cook, Bruce Litzkie, Ian Woosman, Fred Funk category.

My swing speed is on average 100 mph. I have a 8 handicap. I typically hit my driver 250 to 260 yards. I like my driver and fairway woods very much. My strengths are accuracy.

I tend to get sloppy with my 130 yards and in shots. If I don't initiate a lower body lead with my irons I will tend to be a little steep and have a little push in the ball flight. I will also know I am sloppy when my divots point left.

Since this is the beggining of the golf season I have been devoting my time more on short game, because it is really really rusty.

I have been sampling Bridgestone E6, Callaway HX reds, Titleist NXTs. I think these balls help, because they reduce the side spin.

In the past, I have used Maxfli Noodles, Precepts, DT Solos and others.
 

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lets see here 5'11 weigh 135
age-15
sex-male
handicap-15ish should be about 12ish
average-drive is 240-250 with a little draw
price range. none really i dont loose too many balls
i like too spin it.
 

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ooops i repeated it
 

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Since you are a very good player and distance off the tee doesn't seem to be a problem, you would definately want a high spin ball. Not only will these give your approach shot more Tour sauce, but the extra backspin helps cancel out and sidespin you might put on it. Any of the balls you mentioned should work, but I would use the NXT Tours instead of the NXTs. Good luck straightening out those <130 shots!
 

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thanks for the advice
 

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Eh... why not.. :)

I'm 21, 5'10" 210lbs Lesbian :D
Avg Drive.. 300+ (power has never been a problem)
Hcp: 17
I've played off and on since I was about 11.

I can spin the ball as much as I need to. My problem is keeping things in line. With my big hack of a swing, a little misshit goes a long ways the wrong ways. lol

I used to play whatever titleists were the flavor of the month. Lately I've been playing Pinnacle Golds ($15 for a box of 15). Price isn't really a problem, but if two are comparable then I would go for the cheaper.
 

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Let's see

white_tiger_137 said:
Describe your game for me and I'll try to find a golf ball that will work for you AND your price range. Be as specific as you want, but at LEAST tell me your average drive, handicap, price range, age, and gender.
Age: 39.9

Driver: Around 265-270.

Handicap: 15

Gender: Male

Ball of Choice: Nike One, Platinum/Black - Refurbed

Just got a lesson........on video. I was breaking down on my right leg...poor weight transfer which caused me to hit behind on my irons...ugly....fixed it...so now I am drawing my irons....bombing away on the driver.

Weaknesses: Approach shots....G.I.R....anemically low....decent chipper.

Looking forward to your input.

Holla
 

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Eh... why not..

I'm 21, 5'10" 210lbs Lesbian
Avg Drive.. 300+ (power has never been a problem)
Hcp: 17
I've played off and on since I was about 11.

I can spin the ball as much as I need to. My problem is keeping things in line. With my big hack of a swing, a little misshit goes a long ways the wrong ways. lol

I used to play whatever titleists were the flavor of the month. Lately I've been playing Pinnacle Golds ($15 for a box of 15). Price isn't really a problem, but if two are comparable then I would go for the cheaper.

You can spin it as much as you need to. But if you play a ball with more backspin, it will help keep your 300 yd drive on line. High spin, soft cover ball.
Take your pick, all golf ball companies have one. I'm pretty sure Nike has a "control" ball for around 25-35 bucks for 15.
 

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Age: 39.9

Driver: Around 265-270.

Handicap: 15

Gender: Male

Ball of Choice: Nike One, Platinum/Black - Refurbed

Just got a lesson........on video. I was breaking down on my right leg...poor weight transfer which caused me to hit behind on my irons...ugly....fixed it...so now I am drawing my irons....bombing away on the driver.

Weaknesses: Approach shots....G.I.R....anemically low....decent chipper.

Looking forward to your input.

Holla
Did you always draw your irons before? If not, just give it time. It's hard to force yourself to aim right if you've been hitting fades for a long time. If your low GIR is caused by distance control problems, do one of two thing: Spend 3 years in a secluded weight room in Siberia, come back looking like Schwartze******, and just drive every green and avoid "girly man" iron shots altogether; Or, spend some time with your irons on the range; get to know them a little better.

If your distance is fine but you still can't hit greens, consider hitting fades into the green. Intentional draws turn in to hooks easier than fades turn into slices.

If you like playing the Nike One's, keep playing them. They sound like the right thing for you.

Good luck!
 

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All right, Tiger...
I'm 20 years old, 6 foot tall and 155 lbs, right handed male, and just started taking golf seriously. I'm much more comfortable with my irons than I am with my woods and putter. I have a fairly slow swing in order to keep more control and my drives always slice but end up going around 180-200 yards, sometimes farther if they happen to go straight. I usually use a club that's one or two lower than the people I play with due to my slow swing. I've never bought a box of balls, as my dad used to live on the country club and would pick up tons of balls in his yard and around behind the house, so I just cleaned them up and used them. I'd like to keep under $20 for a box and my last round of nine I shot a 50. Any help would be great!

Thanks a lot,
Ryan
 

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All right, Tiger...
I'm 20 years old, 6 foot tall and 155 lbs, right handed male, and just started taking golf seriously. I'm much more comfortable with my irons than I am with my woods and putter. I have a fairly slow swing in order to keep more control and my drives always slice but end up going around 180-200 yards, sometimes farther if they happen to go straight. I usually use a club that's one or two lower than the people I play with due to my slow swing. I've never bought a box of balls, as my dad used to live on the country club and would pick up tons of balls in his yard and around behind the house, so I just cleaned them up and used them. I'd like to keep under $20 for a box and my last round of nine I shot a 50. Any help would be great!

Thanks a lot,
Ryan
Any of the mid-range Pinnacles or high-end top flites should be fine. Your wallet won't take a huge hit if you dunk one in a pond, but you wouldn't notice much of an improvement with 50$/dozen balls. If you improve and find that golf is becoming a serious hobby, try using some mid-range Nikes.

Good luck!
 
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