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« on: November 20, 2011, 04:33:52 PM »

Guy in a golf shop thought that the Srixon Soft Feel might be better in cold weather than the Bridgestone RX or Pro V1 that I generally play.

Tried a couple yesterday and I think it might have been a bit longer than the RX.  At this time of year, distance is key, since everything is soft, and holding greens isn't a problem.

Any thoughts on best balls for cold weather?
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 05:53:59 PM »

I second the Srixons, cannot go wrong with pinnacles-especially the 15 ball packs. Always lose a few in the soft conditions  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 06:33:42 PM »

supposedly lower compression balls are better for cooler temps.  I still play my regular ball, but i dont get super soft conditions or a lot of leaves where it is easy to lose a ball. 

I know that when i lived in NJ, DT Solo's were pretty good as was the Dunlop LoCo when it was cooler out. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 06:44:05 PM »

I got out all the old PV1's I had found and practiced with. Worked juuuust fine.  prop
I can't play the firmer variants of balls in the cold. Liking the softer PV1, Z-Star, etc. I still want the urethane cover for the spin. Greens were frozen on the front 9 on Friday, and then the first inch or so got thawed and then rock hard under that on the back side. I needed SPIN!!!  laugh
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 05:34:06 AM »

I found an NXT Saturday and used it for a couple of days and it was ok off the driver and great on soft greens. I have been playing Srixon Tri-Speeds since I picked up a quite a few dozen @ $19.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 08:06:25 AM »

I got out all the old PV1's I had found and practiced with. Worked juuuust fine.  prop
I can't play the firmer variants of balls in the cold. Liking the softer PV1, Z-Star, etc. I still want the urethane cover for the spin. Greens were frozen on the front 9 on Friday, and then the first inch or so got thawed and then rock hard under that on the back side. I needed SPIN!!!  laugh

That's what I use when it get colder. Also whenever I clean out my bags of used balls, I toss them into a shoe box in garage so I can reuse them in the winter. No sense using brand new premium balls for crappy conditions. Srixon or Bridgestone yellow balls are useful for me in cloudy days as I can't see as well as I used to.

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 08:07:12 AM »

I found an NXT Saturday and used it for a couple of days and it was ok off the driver and great on soft greens. I have been playing Srixon Tri-Speeds since I picked up a quite a few dozen @ $19.

The compression on the Tri-Speeds is only 64 - might have to try those.

Also thinking about the B'stone Fix....
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 09:22:35 AM »

I pull the old, scuffed up premiums out of the shag bag and put them into play.  Especially, the Srixon yellows.  Those things are so easy to see against yellow bermuda grass, it's silly.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 09:42:26 AM »

I pull the old, scuffed up premiums out of the shag bag and put them into play.  Especially, the Srixon yellows.  Those things are so easy to see against yellow bermuda grass, it's silly.

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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 11:40:11 AM »

In cold weather I store my most valuable balls in a warm, protective pouch.
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 07:55:49 AM »

In cold weather I store my most valuable balls in a warm, protective pouch.

Yeah, I brought the box of balls that I usually keep in my trunk, inside so that they will be warm if I take a few to play.  That's what you meant, right....
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2011, 12:43:56 PM »

I've played two rounds with a Srixon Soft Feel, and the damn thing is still bright white with absolutely no scuff marks!  The thing might last forever - which is no good, because I like to retire a ball now and then!
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2011, 02:58:59 PM »

I found an NXT Saturday and used it for a couple of days and it was ok off the driver and great on soft greens. I have been playing Srixon Tri-Speeds since I picked up a quite a few dozen @ $19.

I played yesterday in 55*.  hit multiple drives with a Bridgestone Fix and a Tri-Speed.  The Tri-Speed gave longer results off the driver a few times, the others were pretty close.  Since the Tri-Speed is only 64 compression, I think I'll go with that one in cold weather.

At this time of year, conditions are mostly soft, so spin around the green isn't an issue.  Heck, the greens don't even get cut.  If spin were an issue, a better ball would be the choice (Pro V1, B330 RX).
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