Cheap balls any good?

medwayjon

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Hi all,

Do you know if grade B balls are any good as there are loads of NXT's of this grade for cheap money.

Reason I ask is that the course I am hoping to join is really tight and don't fancy losing loads of expensive balls whilst I find my feet.

Just wondered if these cheapies play ok or would I be bettee off using budget balls for a few rounds?

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Jon
 

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Yeh they are ok in my experience some better than others my advice is have a good root around in the bins and find ones with good dimples and no scuff marks lol all play well
 

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have a walk around ur course and look in the rough and the dog-legs etc ..ur bound to find some that r reusable ..maybe even find some good ones to keep for when ur comfortable with the course ... :eek:
 

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John, have a look at these m8 might suit until you get used to the new course.
My mate got them and they last for 3 rounds before becoming scuffed.
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the course I am hoping to join is really tight and don't fancy losing loads of expensive balls whilst I find my feet.

Jon, seriously play the best ball you can afford and talk yourself into committing fully to each shot, what you've said above is a big knock to your self-confidence before you've even stepped on the course. Golf is 80% a head game. I bet when you're at the range you hit them straight, no reason you can't do that on the course.
Step on that 1st tee with a shiny new ProV1 or equivalent and give it hell!!
 

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I save expensive balls for the summer, when they don't get lost so easily! Get a job lot from anyhwere (pro, AG, tesco, sports-world) and don't worry about losing them, chances are when looking for your 40p ball, you'll find a nice £2 in the rough anyway!

My daughter lost 2 last weekend, she was upset because they have little bears on them. (Golden Bear!!)

I went searching for an AD333 in the bushes and told her to play up to the green. By the time I'd found it and chipped out, she'd finished the hole, taken her trolley right up to the pin and was doing cartwheels on the 11th......thank goodness the course was empty!!
 

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Jon, If its a new course to you then pick your way round until you know where you can let rip and where you definately cannot. 3 pounders (prov's and cllaway hx tours) need to last at least a round to be considered worthwhile to me, if I was to lose one before that, I just take it on the chin as that happens maybe once in 20+ rounds, I dont tend to lose many, I hit plenty of roughs and other fairways but usually find them.
Trust your 5 wood and I guarantee that you will not lose half of the balls you are expecting to say goodbye to.
 

RGuk

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I tell you this though mwj......you're going to need illegal balls for the 13th and 14th........how long are they?

Order some Condor balls and a Monkeyman 1000cc driver.

("Monkmonator 1000 - 1000cc squeeezed into a 460cc head!" - Bud Zenswing)
 

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If you have a sports shop called Decathlon near you, give the Inesis balls a try. Some of the cheaper ones are not bad but the TD Tour are, I believe, Bridgestone balls under another label. £15.oo for a dozen that are up there with Titleist in quality
 

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What happens when there is water on the right of the hole? You start telling yourself "Dont hit right" And guess what you end up hitting right.

This is what you are doing mate, you are writing yourself off before you step onto the course.

Play with your normal balls and play your normal game, so what if you use a 3/5 wood of the tee instead of driver.

Like birdie said Golf is all in the head. You have to back yourself on the course.
 

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GB72,

You are right about the Inesis TD Tour, mate. I've played two rounds with them now and really really like them. To be honest there isn't much to choose between them and the Nike Powersoft I've used for the past year or so, but I do like them. They seem to be heavier off the clubhead than the Nike, which tells me they spin more. The great thing is I've lost no distance and they may even be a tad longer.

Now to only downside is the trek to Sheffield or Nottingham to buy them. As I said, I don't think they're that much better than the Nikes which are 12 quid a dozen so I'm not making a special trip, but I will grab some when I'm in the area.

All in all though a great ball, but you'll get similar performance from the Nike Powersoft for a few quid less.
 

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I have sworn by big bearther's since i started playing but i found an ad333 the other day on the 8th and finished the round with it. Hell of a ball and you can pick em up cheap too. Re-sprayed prov1's in ag are £15 a dozen too.
 
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