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    Recommend me a golf ball

    I have been playing the Callaway Warbird 2.0 lately and like it overall. My biggest gripe of it though is that a ball really only lasts me one round. From either the cover being cut up, or the blue inside of the ball starting to show through the cover, I don't feel like the ball lasts long to play more than once (maybe twice). I know that the Warbird has an ionomer cover, which from my understanding is supposed to be stronger than urethane, but I feel like the ProV1's and the TP5's that I have played lasted multiple rounds before they were cut up to where I feel they should be replaced.

    So I'm looking for a golf ball. I know it's apples and oranges, but what golf ball is going to be similar to the Warbird, but with a stronger cover to last me longer than a round or two?

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    I have not played the warbird ball but like you said it’s an ionomer cover and that’s apretty durable cover.

    You could try the duo soft, Qstar or Callaway super soft, those should be in the ballpark of what you described you are looking for


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    I would also include the New Bridgestone E6.

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    Any Snell would make you happy on the course. They perform, they last and they are cheaper. Worth the try for the money.

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    In terms of durability, I've always heard great things from Srixon. Would look at the QStar or the Soft Feel. Good luck on your search!
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    Have not played a Snell, but the Q-Star, SuperSoft Staff Duo, and e6 are all solid choices. Among those, it comes down to your preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slimjim32 View Post
    I have been playing the Callaway Warbird 2.0 lately and like it overall. My biggest gripe of it though is that a ball really only lasts me one round. From either the cover being cut up, or the blue inside of the ball starting to show through the cover, I don't feel like the ball lasts long to play more than once (maybe twice). I know that the Warbird has an ionomer cover, which from my understanding is supposed to be stronger than urethane, but I feel like the ProV1's and the TP5's that I have played lasted multiple rounds before they were cut up to where I feel they should be replaced.

    So I'm looking for a golf ball. I know it's apples and oranges, but what golf ball is going to be similar to the Warbird, but with a stronger cover to last me longer than a round or two?
    I would try the Callaway Supersoft! Great ball. Long and relatively inexpensive. If you're willing to pay a little more, I would give the Callaway ERC Soft a try. It's has a hybrid cover and a great 3 piece ball and long off the club, but not sacrificing greenside action.

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    The Warbird is a very hard golf ball. Do you want the ball to feel hard or do you want it to feel softer? Were the ProV1 / TP5 that you played the X version or non-X? The Xs are also hard.

    Surlyn cover -- E6 Speed is a higher end ball, but similar to the Warbird.
    Urethane -- If you like ProV1 or TP5 go for prior generation. Neither should be expected to last as long as a surlyn/ionomer ball. Srixon XV star (hard) or Z star (softer) are options that may be able to save some money.

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    Q stars and Z stars hold up pretty good. I just switched from srixon to TM TP5x and been very pleased with those.

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    I'm not too familiar with the Warbird. I'd say the Bridgestone e-series balls check about every box you can conceive, including good prices for new.

    My favorite ball is the Srixon Z-Star XV, but I can play the Bridgestone e6 all day long too.
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    Durable, playable and economical - Callaway SuperSoft, SuperHot and Wilson Staff Duo Soft


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    Since you have been playing Callaway, you should try the Supersoft. It is also an ionomer cover 2 piece ball, fairly inexpensive, and a distance ball.

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    Take a look at the Pinnacle Rush. I think it is in the same basic price point / profile as the Warbird. I liked it during ball testing last year.

    Within the Callaway line, how about the Supersoft?
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    A firmesh and durable 2 piece ball? How about TopFlight D2 line. Get the straight or I prefer D2 feel. 2 for 25 most of the time and some 3 for 30's if you wait for a better sale.

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    Thanks for the suggestions all. I'll give some of them a try and see how I like them.

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