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S*ndy said: I've been intrigued by the reviews and comments on these balls ever since they came out, but as a committed user of tour-level balls (usually Nike One Platinum, but also like B330S and Wilson Tx4s) I was on the lookout for a single sleeve of these to try rather than buying a whole 15-ball box and then giving them away if they turned out to be crap. Having never found a single sleeve for sale, the pro-shop at the course we played last weekend had the next best thing, a 6-pack of them at a decent price, and as I'd been warned that this was a tricky course where I'd likely lose several balls I bought them to give them a go. I was doing OK on the front 9 and hadn't lost any of my Nikes, but on the back 9 I thought I'd give the D2s a go seeing as I was now warmed up and would be able to judge them. All I could say is WOW! I could instantly see what all the hype was about, as they felt superb and I didn't seem to lose any performance at all over the tour balls I use. Great feel off every club, especially the putter, nice and straight, pretty long and a good flight, and really good feel around the greens. Only minimally less spin around the greens for me, but that just meant that shots with my Vokeys landed and rolled out within a foot of the pitch mark, rather than stopping dead or coming back as I can sometimes achieve with tour balls. But I actually found this response from the D2s was much more predictable, and probably preferable for a player of my ability. So to sum up, I was absolutely blown away by how they performed and had no hesitation in picking up a full box of them to use. What I lose in ego-inflating spin around the green I'll gain tenfold in predictability and consistency. I also think they're the best feeling ball of the putter I've ever used, too. 90% of the performance of the tour balls, for 25% of the price!
cl*msonhacker said: i'd have to agree
Cl*gnut said: I played a scramble this weekend using this ball. If I can learn to chip with it, it will be my ball next season. It is straighter and longer than a Pro-V1, and spins respectably well on full shots. 15 buck for 15, best deal in golf. Great in the wind, too.
R*ckinMA said: I do wish they'd go to a "normal" dimple pattern instead of the dimple/dimple thing, but I'll deal with it - as it gets colder, I'll play these more and more
w*rbirdlover said: I went to buy some "water balls" today at Dick's (only golf store in town) and ended up with two 15 ball packs of Slazenger "Raw Distance" balls (the one where the vampirish looking golfer goes to the butcher shop to buy his golf balls and the butcher just happens to have a Puma chained up in back guarding the balls).... :D I'll let you know just how good or bad these are. 30 balls for $25 so not gonna cry if they're crap. They didn't have what I usually use, Wilson Ultra's which are 30 balls for $15!! :D
R*ckford35 said: Other than the fact that I can shear the side of the ball off the D2 Feel, it's easily the best bang for the buck in terms of a perfomance ball. Decently long, accurate with the irons, great feel off the putter face and spins well. It doesn't excel anywhere, it's just pretty average, but gets the job done. I still prefer the distance model, but I spin the ball like crazy already. R35
R*ckinMA said: Quote: Originally Posted by Rockford35 Other than the fact that I can shear the side of the ball off the D2 Feel, it's easily the best bang for the buck in terms of a perfomance ball. Decently long, accurate with the irons, great feel off the putter face and spins well. It doesn't excel anywhere, it's just pretty average, but gets the job done. I still prefer the distance model, but I spin the ball like crazy already. R35 I haven't read much about people tearing up the covers of the D2's - I get a few marks on them but mainly from cartpaths and trees- when I look down at a marked up ProV it bothers me - when I look down at a marked up D2 I say "poor cheap ball, look what I did to it...." - which clubs are you tearing them up with?
w*rbirdlover said: I had the D2 feels (and distance) wear pretty quickly also. And I swing about half as fast as R35!! I think the irons do it. :D
d*kejh12 said: try 50% of a tour ball price too. Only difference I see with these balls is a slightly lower ballflight and a little less spin on 120 yds. in shots.
MGP said: They are my gamer balls now. They've beaten everything else I've tried this year for all around play. Maxfli Tour Fires are the backup ball, excellent ball too but almost twice the price (but still not bad). For whatever reason the D2 Feels and me just really get along. Hopefully Top Flite will keep making them for quite a while and not dick around with the formula in the process.
w*rbirdlover said: Next year Top Flite will come out with "D2 Feels Titanium XL" or D2 Distance Extreme" and they'll be back to their ROCKflite formulas!!! :D
MGP said: Quote: Originally Posted by warbirdlover Next year Top Flite will come out with "D2 Feels Titanium XL" or D2 Distance Extreme" and they'll be back to their ROCKflite formulas!!! :D Probably, since I actually like one of their balls now. :mad: Then I'd just switch to the Tour Fires, but of course Maxfli obsoletes their balls about every six months as well. :laugh: I could live with NXT Tours or even the DT So/Lo but I kind of like having found a ball with a nice feeling cover that's also cheap. :D I guess there's also the Precept Laddie-X too. But Precept doesn't exactly keep their ball lineup stable for long either! Hard to say how long those will be around too.
R*ckinMA said: I can't imagine the D2-feel's going anywhere anytime soon - how many of us are buying top flites now that wouldn't have touched them except at the range if not for these I won't complain if they come out with the Top Flite Feel or something without the silly extra dimple - but I think it would be crazy from a business perspective to mess with these things for now