I bought the WORST rated golf balls (SHOCKING RESULTS)

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    1. Callaway triple track Chrome Soft X LS. Hit straight bombs with driver, still good around greens and love the triple track. Gives me a little comfort about my line when standing over a putt.

    2. Odin X balls $20 for a dozen on Amazon. They play just as well as any other ball I have ever tried including Pro V1 for me and my senior game with an average drive of 204.

    3. Srixon Marathon Soft from Sports Direct, £19.99 for 24 balls, that’s 48 balls for less than 12 ProV1’s. I’m not a pro or even high level amateur and can’t notice any difference with them to other more expensive ones.

    4. I sell golf balls I find at work from my local pga club and so I just snag a few and use them when I go out

  1. I used to hit these balls often. I can attest that their problem is that you may have a range of ages in each box of balls. Older balls are going to have degraded/affected performance, and the consistency across the entire box is going to vary wildly.

    If you’re a novice who just wants to play with ProV1s on a budget: can’t go wrong with $20/dz refurbs.

    If you’re a more experienced player who wants the exact same feel and performance for every ball out of a box, spend the money on new.

  2. It would be interesting to cut them open after testing them and see what the differences were between the ones that felt similar and the ones that felt worse.

    1. I was thinking the same thing – If I did this I would first play with each of the balls and make a note as to how close they seemed to be to a new pro v1. After rating each ball and weighing each one then cut them in half and see if the worst ones were just really old.

    2. I imagine it has to do with how long they sat at the bottom of a pond. More than a few weeks and it would be noticeable

    3. I’m also wondering if the refurbished balls are a mix of ProV1’s and ProV1 X’s.

      Also, throughout the 20+ years of the ProV1 evolving, weren’t there years where the “X” was the firmer feeling ball and other years where it was the softer, spinnier ball?

    4. I was thinking the same thing. Unfortunately, he did the drive test at a range, and probably couldn’t get them back.. 🙁

  3. OK…..now I wonder how “old but unused” golf balls might perform in comparison. If these “used and refurbished” balls dated between 2007 and 2019 (3 – 15 years old) performed badly what would an unused 15 year old Pro V1 do? What if it was stored in a garage that was hot in summer and cold in winter vs in a controlled temperature storage area? There are so many variables that might affect performance. Of course, to us hackers, the life of a golf ball is only a few hours, if not a few minutes, before it is lost in the woods or at the bottom of a lake so perhaps it doesn’t matter all that much……EXCEPT for it would be so much more painful to lose a 280 yard shot than a 260 yard shot…..LOL.

    All that said, there is nothing like Teeing up a brand new ball. It’s like putting on new underwear….it just feels so good. In my case, I kiss a brand new ball knowing that it won’t be mine for long and so I kiss it goodbye right out of the box.

  4. This begs for an experiment instead of a review.
    How do water logged golf balls perform vs balls left in the woods vs normal balls?
    I know a lot of us probably buy balls out of the bucket at the club house or find balls on the course.
    Would be cool to know how those conditions affect the ball flight and feel

  5. Great video Rick, MyGolfSpy came to a similar conclusion, if you’re really on a tight budget just get the Kirkland Signature.

  6. Hi Rick I recently went to the driving range with my grandson to let him have a go I acquired a set of half decent junior clubs being only 22 handicap I’m not the best to be giving advice however I noticed that when I was showing him I seemed to hit the ball better than with my own adult size clubs I’m tempted to have a round with them being only 5ft 5.5 inch tall does this sound feasible what do you think

  7. Adding to this video Rick i think it would be good to do a video of what you would recommend as the best ball for a few different pricepoints

  8. I would love to see you do this with a used driver vs a brand new driver that is the same. Not comparing the new model vs old model

  9. I’ve never had a bad experience with refinished pro v1 balls
    They did not come from this company though

  10. I used to get Korean titleist refinished balls from my local golf shop, they were cheaper than your second hand balls. Must be brutally honest, I loved them, I used to only play with refinished balls for a period of 2 years until the shop stopped bringing them in. I miss them as they were also so much cheaper.

  11. The Pro-v1’s from say, 2007, that came in those boxes, are going to feel much firmer than the newer iterations. They got softer over time. Also being that old you can expect them to be noticeably shorter off driver.

  12. To start by answering Rick’s question, I use the Bridgestone Tour B RX or RXS. I don’t have a generally fast club head speed and they are designed for driver swings of less than 105mph.

    Rick touched on the right thing; the cover. Paint is going to 1. add weight to the ball, 2. get in the grooves of the club and 3. flaw the dimple pattern. You could easily see this looking at the close up and saw it with the distance off the driver. I typically use a lot of recycled golf balls, not refurbished for this reason. I do believe Pro V1’s are the best balls in golf, but not for all golfers. For low handicap players with higher swing speeds, they are the best. But a large number of us are not low handicap golfers and I’m included in this bunch. I can play my ball and get better performance because of my lower swing speed.

  13. Would be interested to see if the ones you didn’t like weighed more or were significantly different at least.

  14. Its not as much about the paint but more about the age of the ball. The components change over time as well as manufacture tweaks.

  15. I bought 36 recycled pro V1 x from academy here in the states. I usually use Callaway or cheaper balls. The used pro V1 x balls are so much better. So I think for someone like me would have no idea coming from cheap balls. Can’t wait to buy some new one and see. Good video Rick!

  16. Can you do a video showing scuffed/damaged golf balls to see how much worse they perform versus fresh out the box balls? You always say you’d stop using a ball if it has too much scuffing, but I’d like to see if there’s anything to that beyond psychology

  17. I always just use the Kirkland’s for this exact reason. I can’t justify new pro v 1s and for my price point. The Kirkland’s are unreal. Perfect for a mid-high handicapper

  18. I’ve had some of these before and I was surprised by how bad I thought they were. The paint is one thing, the feel is worse than a top flite

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