Needing a ball for upcoming tournament

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By Cook

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  1. Cook


    Wanted to get some advice on what ball to use for an upcoming tournament. The course is soft and wet, has lots of elevation changes and water on 16 out of 18 holes lol. Need low spin off the tee out of bounds penaltys killed me last year.. Thanks for all your feed back.

  2. Brian D

    Brian D
    Norton, MA

    Hi Cook, to be honest, you should try and find a location where someone who is professionally qualified to help you find the right ball for your game.

    It would be easy for me to say pick the ProV, pick the X, but that would just be providing a bias opinion....Do yourself some justice and get an Pro or Fitting Professional to really help you out...

    Best of luck with your tourney...Hope you find the right ball for you.
  3. Cook


    Thanks Joe I guess that's the main problem I need to find a ball that I can play all the time. Have gotten a sleeve of each of titelist offerings and been testing them out the dt truesoft is surprisingly decent lol.
  4. Tim Tiger

    Tim Tiger
    Bixby, OK


    If you are worried about hazards and OB. Then go to the range and fix that before.

  5. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Tim Tiger said:


    If you are worried about hazards and OB. Then go to the range and fix that before.


    Agree, your first priority.
  6. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    If you are spending a lot of time out of bounds, then you need a ball they you can rely on that will not kill your pocketbook. Go with the DT TruSoft. It is an inexpensive ball but yet well performing ball. Yes, you will come up a few yards short on your drives versus the Prov1, which is now a very long ball. Sometimes sacrificing accuracy is a plus and it holds well around the greens. I play the Prov1, but have used the DT as a back up ball in the winter months. Think you will be pleased with its performance.

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  7. Cook


    Thanks will check out the dt soft have you tried the velocity or nxt tour?
  8. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Cook said:

    Thanks will check out the dt soft have you tried the velocity or nxt tour?

    No and yes. Velocity too hard and NXT does not perform as well as the DT TruSoft, in my opinion. Keep in mind I play the Prov1 99% of the time.
  9. richard f

    richard f

    Try them all see what is most comfortable for you and what feels best


    Obviously your a Titleist guy, so if you're worried about YOUR accuracy and wet conditions I would suggest trying the Titleist Velocity ball. It's Titleists distance ball. ....madgolfer...HITEMSTRAIGHT!!!
  11. Barry B

    Barry B
    Lake St Louis, MO

    Even balls that are "low-spin" off the driver will hook and slice, so I guess a question would be which is more important - low-spin or cost? The NXT Tour is a low-spin ball that launches high, is fairly long and has moderate green side control, but since you're playing in soft/wet conditions everything that hits the greens will probably stick. Price wise the NXT Tour is mid range...less than the Pro Vs, but more than the DT TruSoft. Back to cost...for soft/wet conditions with lots of water and you might want to save some money and go with the DT TruSoft, which as Chuck says is a very good all-around ball.
  12. Cook


    Thanks Barry I picked a nxt tour up on course it was a pretty amazing ball. I do think I'm leaning toward pro v1 or dt true soft...
  13. Darryl M

    Darryl M
    Wichita, KS

    I'd say DT Trusoft or NXT S, both balls are good. NXT will give you a bit more distance on all shots and with the soft conditions the greens will hold your approach shots with most balls. I use the NXT Tour S during colder months because of the distance and low spin. I play the V1 most other times. BUT as it has been stated the best thing if you have time before your event. Find a Professional Titleist fitter and get the right ball fitted for your swing it will say you money down the road no matter which ball they choose for you.

    Good Luck at your tournament & let us know what you chose and how you did

  14. Cook


    Thanks Darryl I'm leaning toward those two models I think.
  15. Deno

    Hawthorne, NJ

    I agree with Tim. Keep those shots in bounds. Some range time will help plenty.
  16. Joe D

    Joe D
    Minooka, IL

    Cook. What ball are you playing now?
    Just curious as to why you need a ball for a tournament .
    I just play my normal ball .
    Whether I am playing a normal round of golf or playing in a tournament I do not switch balls due to a course or conditions.
    All Titleist balls are low spinning off the driver.
    Where the difference comes in is on scoring shots and one's ability to flight a ball in to check up and stop,or hit it high and land soft.
    If you are worried about price and lost balls then I would say the DT Tru. Soft.
    Great ball at a fair price.
    Good luck at your tournament.
  17. Rob_Roth1

    San Diego, CA

    Based on your comments I would agree and say pro v1. If you have time I would go do a ball fitting but if you can't it sounds like the pro v1 would be best for you.

    good luck!

    Word of advice: If you're worried about OB try to groove a stock shot (cut shot) or something that can get you in play when you're nervous.
  18. Hey, Cook.

    As you start comparing golf ball models, pay attention to which ball best rewards your good shots. It's a tournament, right? I say don't play defensively. Prepare as well as you can before-hand and go out and play your best. That includes bringing the equipment you trust best, too. Better to economize in casual rounds and do all you can to boost your confidence and play well in the important rounds. Your game is worth it! Now go out there and do it for Team Titleist!!!! (JK - have fun!)


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