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i'm a hacker and always pretty much played whatever balls i find on the course. For Christmas i got a gift certificate to a local course and ended up buying a dozen Titlelist NXT tour balls with it. normally i spray my drives all over the place. equally left, right and center as i do track this stat just for giggles. I almost immediately started hitting the ball 20-25 yards farther and pretty close to straight. when i miss the fairway its not by much anymore. i'm just in awe at how much this has changed my game. i guess i always believed that a ball can make a difference but i thought it wouldn't make much of a change for my game but it did!!

price is an issue thats why i didn't buy ProV1. i just have a problem hitting a couple of them into the woods or water in a row :)


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That is great jk. If you like those balls, and want to try others, look for 3 piece balls that feature a surylin/ionomer cover. You might find some similar results.
 

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Nice, glad you found the ball that fits your game. I was fitted by Bridgestone and it made a difference in my game. I still like to try other balls occasionally, but I still stay with my standard as I know exactly what to expect.
 

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20 yards and a nice and tight dispersion from a switch to a bit nicer golf ball? Impressive.
 

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i am quite suprised also. i really wanna say its been a fluke but the last 5 rounds have been the same results. i use the Golfshot app on my iphone because i like to track different stats and my driving average went from 219 to 242 with a number of drives over 250. if it was 1 or 2 rounds i could understand but it seems pretty consistant and the only change i have made since Christmas is the ball i'm using. i guess i could go back to using whatever i pulled out of my bag (to really see if thats the reason) but i don't wanna go back to losing 6+ balls a round :) ignorance is bliss and i sure am happy !!!
 
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Glad you found something that works! I've been using any old ball I can find for cheap too, but I'm hoping to test out some different ones this year. I got some NXT Tour S balls for Christmas so I will have to see if I'm as lucky as you
 

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Glad you found something that works! I've been using any old ball I can find for cheap too, but I'm hoping to test out some different ones this year. I got some NXT Tour S balls for Christmas so I will have to see if I'm as lucky as you

hopefully it works out for you. i just never had a problem shooting a ball into the water when i had found it for free.

i do seem to find Titleist balls frequently so now i know what ball to keep and what ball to give to my son.
 

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Congrats jkirby4! Hopefully this keeps on working for you also. Shows how much a little ball can make.
 

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now if i could stop leaving my 10 foot putts 5 feet short i'll practically be a pro !!!!!!! :)
 

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I know how you feel man. I stumbled upon some Nike balls and I really like them and have made a big difference In my game but we are all different players so whatever works.
 

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Keep a look out on ebay for some topflite gamer v2s.

They also have some new ones out, and Bridgestone e series is really nice.

If you want to try some gamer v2s,i can send you a sleeve or two to try out after this coming Friday.

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Keep a look out on ebay for some topflite gamer v2s.

They also have some new ones out, and Bridgestone e series is really nice.

If you want to try some gamer v2s,i can send you a sleeve or two to try out after this coming Friday.

~Joseph~
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thanks Rhyno, would love to try them.
 

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good for you man. it only took me about 30 different types before I found my soulmate in the Callaway Diablo Tour


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So many balls out there that can make an impact on your game.
 

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It really is amazing how much the ball can affect your game. I always thought it was just marketing and that all balls were pretty much the same. Last year I finally tried my first premium ball after moving up to mid tier balls from found on the course balls a few years ago. Never thought I would willingly pay $40+ for a dozen ball but I found a few premium balls early in the year and one day when I had the course to myself I hit each ball from the tee and and continued hitting all balls from the best balls location from tee to green for a few holes keeping track of which ball was the best for each shot. I was stunned when one ball was consistently the best ball.
 

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Congrats on finding a game changer jkirby4! Finding a ball that you love can be a huge boost to anyones game.
 

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It really is amazing how much the ball can affect your game. I always thought it was just marketing and that all balls were pretty much the same. Last year I finally tried my first premium ball after moving up to mid tier balls from found on the course balls a few years ago. Never thought I would willingly pay $40+ for a dozen ball but I found a few premium balls early in the year and one day when I had the course to myself I hit each ball from the tee and and continued hitting all balls from the best balls location from tee to green for a few holes keeping track of which ball was the best for each shot. I was stunned when one ball was consistently the best ball.
i never really thought it would make a difference to a hacker like me but the proof is in the pudding (or the ball). as many have stated each ball may be different for each player i'm just glad i seemed to of stumbled across mine.
 

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I have always felt the same way. I would play any ball that I could find or that were on sale. I finally realized how much of a difference playing the same ball would make. It is one of the variables you can control in this game and can't believe I haven't stuck with one ball until now. Glad you found the one for you.
 

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Wow., that's great to hear. Hope you find some other 3-piece balls like that that might be even better. The HEX Hot look really nice and are engineered for distance.
 

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Wow., that's great to hear. Hope you find some other 3-piece balls like that that might be even better. The HEX Hot look really nice and are engineered for distance.
i think the key for me was playing the same ball (brand) for a number of rounds. usually it was whatever i pulled out of my bag and it was rarely the same ball (brand). it's gonna be hard to change to another ball if the NXT continues to be consistant. i would hate to go out and spend alot on a dozen of different balls to find out they don't work with my game. i guess time will tell :)
 

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i'm a hacker and always pretty much played whatever balls i find on the course. For Christmas i got a gift certificate to a local course and ended up buying a dozen Titlelist NXT tour balls with it. normally i spray my drives all over the place. equally left, right and center as i do track this stat just for giggles. I almost immediately started hitting the ball 20-25 yards farther and pretty close to straight. when i miss the fairway its not by much anymore. i'm just in awe at how much this has changed my game. i guess i always believed that a ball can make a difference but i thought it wouldn't make much of a change for my game but it did!!

price is an issue thats why i didn't buy ProV1. i just have a problem hitting a couple of them into the woods or water in a row :)


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Great to hear. Check out lostgolfballs.com. You can get AAAAA and AAAA quality for great prices!
 

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Sounds like you just hit upon a ball that fits your swing speed and game.
 

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it seems to only be getting better !!!! i tied my best round today and only lost one ball. of course that happened on 18 when i told my playing parteners that i was still using the same ball( hit it right it the water after that). i love me some NXT Tour balls. :)
 

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Congrats on finding a ball that works for your game.
 

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i think the key for me was playing the same ball (brand) for a number of rounds. usually it was whatever i pulled out of my bag and it was rarely the same ball (brand). it's gonna be hard to change to another ball if the NXT continues to be consistant. i would hate to go out and spend alot on a dozen of different balls to find out they don't work with my game. i guess time will tell :)
I think you are absolutely correct on that point. Using the same ball consistently will help a player to dial in their iron, wedge, and shot selection based on the characteristics of the particular ball.
 

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