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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2008, 07:44:27 AM »

I call BS on that whole article, there is no way a 90 mph swing is hitting the ball close to 250 -260. Was this test at altitude in Colorado or on a baked out fairway Texas?

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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2008, 08:31:33 AM »

The male golfer, who make up the vast majority of people who play golf, averages 195 to 200 yards off the tee, and his average score is 95.

I don't know what this equates to in swing speed, but I'm guessing in the low 80s. Not to mention an average score of 95 will produce a few lost balls.

Why not do a test for the AVERAGE golfer? Sure, he may be able to hit a premium ball, but I would think that would get a bit expensive if he is losing three to five balls a round.

What the average golfer could use IMHO is:

--A 3-piece ball that costs no more than $23.99
--A driver no longer than 44.5"
--A regular, if not "senior" shaft flex
--Golf courses that have realistic tee boxes, e.g., if a golfer is hitting a wood or hybrid on his approach to most of the par fours he is playing too far back

I think many people leave the game because they get frustrated. They have no time to practice and they are playing from 6400 yards or so in which they have no chance to score. Why not make some golf courses for the average golfer? For example:

--Back tees: 6,000
--Mid tees: 5,500
--Forward tees: 5,000
--Generous fairways
--Large greens
--etc.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. After a while a person is apt to give up. What was it that WC Fields said? "If at first you don't succeed the hell with it." And again I think most people leave the game because of frustration. They've been successful in most facets of their lives but golf eludes them. And, between ego, course setups, etc., the poor guy doesn't have a chance.

How "relaxing" is it to go out and play and feel you've made a total fool of yourself? Let's make golf fun for the average golfer. Give him a shot at birdie, reaching a par five in two, let him walk off the course feeling good.

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« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2008, 08:54:11 AM »


The B330/s distance factors kick in at 95 mph per Bridgestone.  The S finished 11th in Golf Magazine's test above.  It also did better than both the E5/6.  So not only does the S likely give you marginally more distance than the E5/6, it destroys both in greenside spin.  Win/win for you.

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Assuming the both cost they same then yes, but the 330/s is 60% more per dozen than the e5/e6 ($40 vs. 25). 
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« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2008, 09:31:49 AM »

After some digging I found this link, I know NewJerichoman was asking for about the 105 mph testing http://www.golf.com/golf/equipment/article/0,28136,1696287,00.html
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2008, 09:32:08 AM »


The B330/s distance factors kick in at 95 mph per Bridgestone.  The S finished 11th in Golf Magazine's test above.  It also did better than both the E5/6.  So not only does the S likely give you marginally more distance than the E5/6, it destroys both in greenside spin.  Win/win for you.

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Assuming the both cost they same then yes, but the 330/s is 60% more per dozen than the e5/e6 ($40 vs. 25). 

I was speaking from a strictly performance point of view.  On the economic front, I see numerous posts around here for obtaining B330/s for muey cheap.  When obtained for the same price, there really is no good reason to play either the E5/6.

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« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2008, 09:58:31 AM »

After some digging I found this link, I know NewJerichoman was asking for about the 105 mph testing http://www.golf.com/golf/equipment/article/0,28136,1696287,00.html


Noice.

Looking at the stats, the NXT Tour seems to be a bargain per this test.  Low spin off the driver and spin around the green.

Thanks for the link!

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« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2008, 10:13:52 AM »

Here are the results of a seemingly separate test based on 75- and 105-mph swing speeds.



Back to the main test which demonstrated the differences between balls with a sand wedge, an 8-iron and a driver in one's hands:




The NXT Tour spins less than either ProV1/x off the driver and still has excellent spin around the green.  Only question is how does it do on partial shots?  On a full wedge swing, and 76 mph swing speed with a wedge is a full wedge swing, it certainly spins enough.  It's a 3-piece ball that has a Fusablend® cover.  Whatever that is.  I'll do some researching.  wink

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« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2008, 11:05:20 AM »

The NXT tour does not spin well on partial wedge shots.  It's right there with the Bridgestone E5/E6.
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« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2008, 11:19:38 AM »

The NXT tour does not spin well on partial wedge shots.  It's right there with the Bridgestone E5/E6.

Sooooo....you're saying....that if I want greenside spin....I shouldn't have gone out and bought 420 of these balls?   big_giggle

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« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2008, 11:25:56 AM »

The NXT tour does not spin well on partial wedge shots.  It's right there with the Bridgestone E5/E6.

Sooooo....you're saying....that if I want greenside spin....I shouldn't have gone out and bought 420 of these balls?   big_giggle

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Not a bad buy for your practice rounds.  I know you'll swap in a premium ball from 80 yards and in!  prop
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« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2008, 12:11:38 PM »

Ok now maybe my brain is numb from this WI weather. But could someone please explain in the test info provided,

Driver Swing speed 90 mph w/driver
pro V1 3,289 rpm spin
proV1X 3,344 rpm spin

Driver Swing speed 105mph w/driver
proV1 2,880 rpm spin
proV1X 2,849 rpm spin

I guess my question would be why those balls would spin more with a lesser club head speed?

Thanks in advance, Dan
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« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2008, 12:40:07 PM »

Ok now maybe my brain is numb from this WI weather. But could someone please explain in the test info provided,

Driver Swing speed 90 mph w/driver
pro V1 3,289 rpm spin
proV1X 3,344 rpm spin

Driver Swing speed 105mph w/driver
proV1 2,880 rpm spin
proV1X 2,849 rpm spin

I guess my question would be why those balls would spin more with a lesser club head speed?

Thanks in advance, Dan

I'd guess it is mostly because of the multi-piece technology of the balls.  Both balls have "thresholds" that when compressed enough, they don't spin off the driver.  I believe the ProV1 is around 95 mph and the ProV1x is around 105 mph. 

At a 90 mph swing speed, neither ball is being compressed enough.

Each test is set up differently, with different LA (13.75 vs 12.25), different swing speeds, etc.  I'd bet most of the differences is attributable to multi-piece construction though.

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« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2008, 09:03:09 PM »

It's an interesting article but the numbers look odd.

Why does the ProV1x carry only 4 yards futher at a 105 SS vs the 90 SS. The set-ups must have been dramatically different.

It's also funny that one can easily see the biggest sponsor of the magazine is Titleist. Why didn't they test the Calllaway tour ix I'm guessing it would have been the longest at 105 SS.

Though the differences in distance between the top balls seems negligible.
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« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2008, 08:37:57 AM »

I wondered how Golf Magazine got the robot to use the same launch angle and spin rates for the ball test. But, if the numbers are somewhat accurate I have been mulling over the Noodle+. Based on distance and price point. As I recall, it was a mid-spin ball so I'd have to play more of a" let it run out" style of short game. The only other question is the feel of this ball. If it feels soft off of the putter it may be worth a shot. Otherwise, I would play the TP Black as it was basically number one for both the 90 and 105 mph swing speeds.

As a side note Titleist didn't have the DT Carry and Roll balls in the test. Is this ball a re-invention of the DT SoLo? 

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