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#16 VLAD

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 04:29 PM

When I was in China on the All-Australian Golf team, I just loved playing golf with my Forte golf ball.

no club required?


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:18 PM

no club required?


No.

They're THAT good.
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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:58 PM

When I was in China on the All-Australian Golf team, I just loved playing golf with my Forte golf ball.

That's amazing Michael, way more convincing than those just playing locally...and you only needed one ball?


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:27 PM

That's all, John.

And they make you very popular with the ladies.

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 11:20 PM

I have massive balls
And after reading this thread I'm renaming my balls
Fort & eh?
Soft feel
Nice touch round the rough
good check
Not as long as when I was younger but that's the trade off with soft balls.
I will prolly game my balls for the rest if my life
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Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:24 AM

I think Frank has at least forte balls in his bag, maybe as many as sixte.
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Posted 29 April 2017 - 07:43 AM

I think Frank has at least forte balls in his bag, maybe as many as sixte.


You could be right. I haven't counted them of late. ;-)

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 08:04 AM

It's a shame Forte have decided to use a marketing tactic like this......

As Boz said, their TPS ball is great.

It performs as well as the pro v I had played for years prior, but has a great feel due to low compression.

I bought 6 dozen of them when they had a 25% off promotion, and using the bulk discount when you buy 6 dozen they worked out to about $30 per dozen, which I thought was good value.

I don't mind the cover, I quite like the sticky urethane feel to the cover.

All that said, still puzzled why they choose to use this marketing tactic (offered a free dozen to anyone that came on here or Ozgolf and posted a positive review)

They clearly don't understand the mentality of Aus golf forums, or the perceived intelligence levels of members
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Posted 29 April 2017 - 08:12 AM

I used a TPS ball last Sunday and shot 1 over 73 off the stick. Not bad for a chopper like me.

Performance for me is very similar to my usual gamer Pro V1.

Distance, feel and spin etc.

A good ball if it suits your game albeit at a premium price.
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Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:17 PM

I hear Chuck Norris officially endorses these balls. They are the only material objects that have ever survived his roundhouse kicks to the face.

 

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 01:22 PM

I  wonder if OB has an opinion. Likely to be quite unique. 



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 01:44 PM

I  wonder if OB has an opinion. Likely to be quite unique.


He'd be too tight to buy any. Maybe if he found one, he might use one. Probably not stopping him having an opinion though. ;-))
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 03:29 PM

I feel like I must be missing out given the great reviews this product is getting.  I ordered the sample and they were delivered, after which they were promptly stolen off the coffee table by the four legged children and spirited away to the back yard for a good play.  From observation they are reasonably hardwearing and don't show too many bite marks.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:57 AM

Public service announcement here. 

 

You'd probably be aware that the Forte crew regularly promote free two ball trial packs through social media.  Their latest "free ball" campaign has some invisible small print that may waste your time. 

 

The campaign starts out as a "hey go through our ball fitting process on our website and you get two free balls".  They have a clunky webform process that spits you out at the end with an email letting you know which ball is the "most suitable" for you. 

 

I went through the process twice but there was no option to register a shipping address.  So then it was off to the Forte golf Facebook page to let them know about the problem only to see that plenty of others were having that problem too.  "Griffin Forte" was responding to the comments with "send me a private message". 

 

So, I DM Griffin Forte and long story short, they're not that interested in you if you've ever had free golf ball from one of the prior campaigns and they want you to share and tag 3 of your friends on social media.  Then I think after all of that he said you get a trial pack.  But I can't confirm that would be the case because I gave up because it was taking up way too much time.  It would've been nice if the invisible fine print wasn't so invisible at the start of the process. 

 

To be clear, this is just an FYI not a rant.  The lure of "two free golf balls" may not be as quick and easy as it initially seems.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 05:21 PM

I will always have 2 free balls for you True Review. PM Inky for details.

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