This is the very reason I play with Cheap Golf Balls. We all would prefer to play our ball of choice, but much too often the price is just too much. As for me and my golf buddies we pay half price to play the best ball in golf. When you play the ball of your choice and pay 1/2 price, you can use the savings to pay for your green fee. Most of our balls might have a logo, but doesn't hurt the ball, in fact in my group we all play titleist, so the logo helps me identify my ball.
The place is any golf course in the world. Fast greens provide the rolling surfaces. Listen in as we hear from these four players over drinks at the 19th hole.
Player No. 1
* Average driver: 270+ yards
* Regular ball: Callaway iX
Pro: "Durability is much better than the 2010 Pro V1 and x and other brands' high-end balls." Con: "Covers are harder than the past models and their competitors. The Pro V1x felt more like the HP Tour than a 4-piece urethane ball. I preferred the feel of the Pro V1. It was firm, but not hard or 'clicky'."
Pro V1: Firm feel, constant spin and accuracy. Distance is more than adequate. Real nice overall ball. Great feel off the putter! Might not be the best in every category, but ranks high across the board. Preferred it over the Pro V1x.
Pro V1x: Longer distance. Harder feel, almost like a surlyn cover ball. Adequate spin. Could stop it quickly on the green.
Player No. 2
* Average drive: 225 yards
* Regular ball: Titleist Pro V1 (2010 model
Pro V1: Medium feel, constant spin and accuracy. Distance is similar to the 2010, maybe a few yards longer. Great overall ball. Excels around the green! Preferred it over the Pro V1x. "My favorite ball."Pro V1x: Shorter distance. Had a hard time compressing it. Harder feel, not enough spin.
Player No. 3
* Average drive: 270 yards
* Regular ball: Maxfli Noodle
Pro V1: Too soft feel, too much spin into the green. Distance is OK. Not a bad overall ball, but not his preferred.Pro V1x: Longer distance. Firmer feel, decent spin. His preferred ball. But he will probably not buy either - too expensive for him.
Player No. 4
* Average drive: 240 yards
* Regular ball: Srixon TriSpeed
Pro V1: Soft feel, perfect amount of spin into the green. Distance good. Excellent overall ball.Pro V1x: Similar distance. Firmer feel, decent spin. Not much different than the playing characteristics of other premium balls. He will probably not buy either - too expensive for him.
Summing up the new version of each model has great control, good spin (maybe too much for some) and durability. The newer models do feel harder than the older models. So if you feel you still need something softer off your driver, irons and putter, there are some alternatives, but none with the reputation of PROv1 and PROv1x.
So no matter what you play, Titleist, Bridgestone, Taylormade, Nike or Callaway their all half off at Cheap Golf Balls Store.