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#13921 Itchy4Scratch

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:42 PM

I'll have remember to blame the ball the next time I don't hit it straight or make putts. 
 


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:04 PM

Hey Boz just sent an order for The Protour Blues, cheers MiCK


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:36 PM

I'll have remember to blame the ball the next time I don't hit it straight or make putts. 
 

 

From my experience over the past 12 years in particular but probably going back to 1978

when I was getting serious on the mini circuit as a kid it is always the balls fault,,,, that is

the cheapest piece of equipment to change and I never doubted my own ability as I was

perfect in so many unrealistic ways,,,,,   :P


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:38 PM

Project(a) is made by Nassau has a cast urethane cover and has about a 90 compression core and has the same
paint issues as all current Nassau products they oxidise within 6 to 9 holes and go darker and the durability is only ok,,,,,
 
I pointed this out to Kay Kim who I was dealing with in their R&D lab and they haven't worked out a fix,,, they wanted
me to help with their approach to colouring and the glow balls but ,,,,   I am more than happy with the PTX at 70 core
compression in 3 piece and there is a 4 piece to come when I want it,,,,, we are using a dual density core to mimic
a dual core structure ,,,, 
 
In the US they had to give away 400,000 + dozen balls to just get players to try the 2nd Project (a) as the first one
was very short but the trade off in the US is you can then sell 1 million + dozen ,,,,per year,,,,
 
Dean Snell sells a similar ball / similar specs / same factory in the US for US$27.00,,,,,


I have definitely noticed the changing in colour of the Project (a), something I never experienced with the ProVs or Lethal. I pretty much flip between the Lethal and the ProV1x; they're both exceptional pills and work for me. I'm going to give the TP5 a miss unless they're given to me - too pricey for my liking, although I expect they'll come down to match ProV1 pricing.
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:05 PM

I have definitely noticed the changing in colour of the Project (a), something I never experienced with the ProVs or Lethal. I pretty much flip between the Lethal and the ProV1x; they're both exceptional pills and work for me. I'm going to give the TP5 a miss unless they're given to me - too pricey for my liking, although I expect they'll come down to match ProV1 pricing.


From my experience, the TP5 is heaps cheaper than the ProV
Eastern are selling them around 15 bucks chepaer
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:52 PM

Review after todays session at Yarrambat, and some interesting side notes. All 4 of us played with Vision balls today for the first time.

 

I'll throw out there that I had absolutely no idea what any of these balls are designed to do because I did little to no research before playing them today, and specifically avoided understanding the balls before we went out and played, because I wanted to judge them entirely on what I saw, rather than what they were "supposed" to do.

 

I'll also add in there that my mates are only once a month golfers who don't practice, and are out there to enjoy the occasional good shot each round.

 

I donated a flouro yellow one to the guy that prefers to play yellow stuff. Usually around the 110 mark every round. He noted that he was overly impressed with how far away he could see his ball. He lost 1 ball to the water on the 16th hole, but other than that was able to find everything he hit into the rough from miles away. He normally loses 3-4 balls a round to the rough. He drove the best I've ever seen him drive the ball, and his usual blow out slices were reduced significantly. A little hard to judge how the ball performed around the green because his contact is not really the best, but even for what seemed to be low side spin off the tee, he didn't have anything that released any more than usual in his approach shots. Today he shot 98, which is his equal to his lowest round ever.

 

I donated a blue one to a guy that plays whatever the high performance Bridgestone (b3something?) balls are every round, even though he struggles to normally break 100. He struggles with too much side spin and backspin off the tees normally, and his usual flight is very high weak fade/slices. Usually he falls easily into the trap of 1 bad shot affects the next 3 or 4 holes. The blue ball offered him much better distance than he usually hits, because it seemed to control the height well, and on the back 9 today he played better than I've ever seen him play. 2 over on 8 out of the last 9 holes. He made the mistake of checking his score before the last hole and got the shakes and double bogeyed the last hole. He shot 91 today, and is the lowest round he has ever shot. He had more confidence off the tee than I've ever seen him have, which I conservatively contribute to the low side spin offered by the blue ball. After the round, he explained to me that was his first ever round where he finished with the ball he started with. He was impressed with the fact that even after 18 holes, the ball almost looked brand new with the cover holding up much better than his Bridgestones normally do. Nothing blew out way right with the driver like it normally does. Interestingly enough he used one of those tees with the pitch tool built into it that Boz sent me. He LOVED that tee and the height it sat at off the teebox.

 

I donated a red one to a guy that usually scores 95-105ish, who usually plays with ProV1. Before I started playing with this group, he was the better out of the bunch. He made the comments that the red felt very solid off the club face, but still felt soft compared to his prov's. He actually much preferred the feeling of the red over the ProV1's on this cold Autumn day in Melbourne. He also lost his ball on the 16th to the backside of the water, but spent more time looking for it than I've ever seen. even after the hole he went back to look for it again. It was almost heartbreaking for him to lose the ball because he loved it so much. The ball gave him similar distance off the tee as his ProV1's, probably a little less driver spin, but hard to tell because it was a little windy today. His ball had notable performance around the greens. Stopping very quickly with very little release on his approaches. His putts were falling a little short today compared to usual, with notably less speed off the putter face than a prov1. He shot his best round ever, finishing with 90 today and has asked me to order him a dozen reds after the round.

 

I played a Blue today, and I normally play ProV1's too. I was a little scared playing the blue, as the cover felt hard and I feared that I wasn't going to have the control around the greens that I normally have. It reminds me of the Nike Mojo cover, but a softer (i assume) core. Spin was lower with the pitches and chips, releasing more than a ProV1 for me. I made a small adjustment to the chipping and pitching targets allowing the ball to release to the hole, rather than just biting. The blue loved being pitched high though, and full wedge shots were stopping quickly enough, it will be interesting to test this kind of ball on a hot summers day with some fast greens and if it will still have enough stopping power but for conditions like today, this kind of performance was fine.

 

Off the putter, the ball definitely has a clicky feeling, but didn't feel hard at all. The markings on the ball all showed up better than a ProV1 typically would on a day like today, because the mud cleaned off without any noticable discolouration over the round. The ball stayed much brighter throughout the day than I've ever seen any other ball do

 

Off the tee, I was able to work little fades and baby draws off the tee with control, and was able to hit it high and low with and against the wind as required for the hole. The ball had an excellent feel being hit, penetrating ball flight and the wind felt less significant than a ProV1. It just felt straight, long, penetrating and in control the entire day.

 

Overall, the balls performed well for everyone and held up remarkably well all day. They stayed bright and clean throughout the round, and seem excellent value for money.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 04:01 PM

PapaBravo
That is a great read .... well done

Me I used a blue ball on Saturday.... it is a good ball, if the numpty in charge hadn't put on a couple of WTF swings the ball would have won a monthly medal... such is life
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:23 PM

PapaBravo
That is a great read .... well done

Me I used a blue ball on Saturday.... it is a good ball, if the numpty in charge hadn't put on a couple of WTF swings the ball would have won a monthly medal... such is life

Ahhhh, the old "if my Aunty had visions, she'd be my Uncle" story...never gets old. :P


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:33 PM

Ahhhh, the old "if my Aunty had visions, she'd be my Uncle" story...never gets old. :P


Pfft
4 pars
2 bogeys
And a coupla of @$#/ you's
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:36 PM

Pfft
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2 bogeys
And a coupla of @$#/ you's


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:39 PM

Ahhhh, the old "if my Aunty had visions, she'd be my Uncle" story...never gets old. :P


I've actually got an Uncle that is now my Auntie. Still can't bring myself to give her (?) a kiss goodbye though.
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:41 PM

I've actually got an Uncle that is now my Auntie. Still can't bring myself to give her (?) a kiss goodbye though.


What tees does it play off?
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:57 PM

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Thanks Slim.... there was some absolute shite going on on 3 holes of chopfest
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:08 PM

What tees does it play off?


That is very disrespectful, she has feelings you know. Yellows.
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#13935 iRON MiCK

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:06 AM

Thanks for the extra effort their Boz :D


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