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.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?
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.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...
Easier than I thought!! Thanks Tiger!! :thumbsup:white_tiger_137 said: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.
Age: 39.9white_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.
Eh... why not..
I'm 21, 5'10" 210lbs Lesbian
Avg Drive.. 300+ (power has never been a problem)
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 ($15 for a box of 15). Price isn't really a problem, but if two are comparable then I would go for the cheaper.
Did you always draw your irons before? If not, just give it time. It's hard to force yourself to aim right if you've been hitting fades for a long time. If your low GIR is caused by distance control problems, do one of two thing: Spend 3 years in a secluded weight room in Siberia, come back looking like Schwartze******, and just drive every green and avoid "girly man" iron shots altogether; Or, spend some time with your irons on the range; get to know them a little better.Age: 39.9
Driver: Around 265-270.
Ball of Choice: Nike One, Platinum/Black - Refurbed
Just got a lesson........on video. I was breaking down on my right leg...poor weight transfer which caused me to hit behind on my irons...ugly....fixed it...so now I am drawing my irons....bombing away on the driver.
Weaknesses: Approach shots....G.I.R....anemically low....decent chipper.
Looking forward to your input.
Any of the mid-range Pinnacles or high-end top flites should be fine. Your wallet won't take a huge hit if you dunk one in a pond, but you wouldn't notice much of an improvement with 50$/dozen balls. If you improve and find that golf is becoming a serious hobby, try using some mid-range Nikes.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,