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Mikkei4 wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:23 pm Has anybody bought any of the dual colour Srixon Q Star Tour Divide golf balls?

I'm trying to improve my putting and these will show any spin that I might be adding to the ball on the stroke by how static the colours stay on the way to the hole. I'm using the normal white Q Star Tour balls this year for golf rounds so these dual colour would also give the same touch and feel when practicing.

Trouble is I really don't need a dozen of them for this, especially at £30 per dozen, unless they are really worthwhile buying solely for the putting practice that I'll use them for so wondered if anybody has tried them?
Hi Mikkei

Sorry can't help you, but how about buying a Dozen and selling the other sleeves of 3, they seem to be around £15 on eBay, currently.
So you could potentially get your practice balls for free, albeit with a bit of faff involved.
I'll keep a lookout at the range, etc.
Sometimes they split cartons up. But don't put them online for sale.

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If you used a golf ball line marker such as this https://www.clubhousegolf.co.uk/acatal ... Q8QAvD_BwE
couldn’t you just mark around the ball with a bright colour and see if the line ‘wiggles’ when you putt?
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magicman wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:38 pm
Mikkei4 wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:23 pm Has anybody bought any of the dual colour Srixon Q Star Tour Divide golf balls?

I'm trying to improve my putting and these will show any spin that I might be adding to the ball on the stroke by how static the colours stay on the way to the hole. I'm using the normal white Q Star Tour balls this year for golf rounds so these dual colour would also give the same touch and feel when practicing.

Trouble is I really don't need a dozen of them for this, especially at £30 per dozen, unless they are really worthwhile buying solely for the putting practice that I'll use them for so wondered if anybody has tried them?
Hi Mikkei

Sorry can't help you, but how about buying a Dozen and selling the other sleeves of 3, they seem to be around £15 on eBay, currently.
So you could potentially get your practice balls for free, albeit with a bit of faff involved.
I'll keep a lookout at the range, etc.
Sometimes they split cartons up. But don't put them online for sale.

Regards Steve
Hi Steve,

I was hoping to buy a sleeve of 3 at 1 of the golf courses near me thinking they'd be up to about £10 but no luck and I saw that sleeve on ebay at £15 !

Thanks for the offer of looking - I'll send a PM.
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village wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:48 pm If you used a golf ball line marker such as this https://www.clubhousegolf.co.uk/acatal ... Q8QAvD_BwE
couldn’t you just mark around the ball with a bright colour and see if the line ‘wiggles’ when you putt?
Thanks for the suggestion.
I've had 1 of those GrooveFix markers for a few years and find that they're ok for adding a short line on the ball if the ball doesn't already have a logo line or arrow line.

I tried a full line around a ball sometime ago and it sort of worked but not as well as I've seen from the dual colour effect.

Thanks again.
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village wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:48 pm If you used a golf ball line marker such as this https://www.clubhousegolf.co.uk/acatal ... Q8QAvD_BwE
couldn’t you just mark around the ball with a bright colour and see if the line ‘wiggles’ when you putt?
Although I have and use one of these, I think I've had better results with the half shell versions.
Sometimes I struggle, to get it on line or at right angles to the balls original markers.
Although these are much nicer bit of kit , than those plastic shells.

I wonder why they're aren't many balls with full lines around the equator ?

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I have been using the Technasonic Check-Go for about 10 years. I think it is a terrific device. You can put a full circle around the ball or just a partial line.

I have also found the Callaway "Triple Track" markings to be very readable and telling.
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^ Kip, at first view that looks like a medieval iron torture helmet :lol:

Just as most shafts are not totally true and straight, I read elsewhere a long time ago that golf balls are not perfectly round and that they therefore have a sweet spot. I think this can also be found by placing them in a bowl of warm salty water and they will spin around and settle with the sweet spot upwards or something like that anyway. I've heard of some people (with more money than sense) throwing away the non-balanced balls. My golf isn't that good to bother with this.

Have you compared golfing results with and without using that device ?

In the end I bought a dozen yellow/orange Srixon Dual Colour balls as on various youtube videos any spin or deviation was immediately seen due to the half-and-half hi-vis colours. I won't need the full dozen because I'll be using them purely for putting and chipping practice so have arranged to share them and the cost for 6 and 6.
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Kip wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:13 pm I have been using the Technasonic Check-Go for about 10 years. I think it is a terrific device. You can put a full circle around the ball or just a partial line.

I have also found the Callaway "Triple Track" markings to be very readable and telling.
This is the sort of thing I would definitely buy, my line marking skills are not great.

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Mikkei4 wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:47 pm
Have you compared golfing results with and without using that device ?
I cannot say I have done any scientific type comparisons. Several years ago I made a concerted effort to improve my short game and started with putting. I was trying different grips etc. and working on pace and discovered this ball marking device. The part that intrigued me was getting the proper position of balance. The marking of the ball was secondary at the time.

I soon found that a complete line around the ball, in conjunction with the balance point, told me much of how well I was lining up the ball as well as the quality of the stroke. All I can tell you is after that time and certainly continued practice I have become a pretty good putter. The consistency of ball setup and the ability to read my strokes via the line instills a certain confidence which I feel is important. It is one less thing to think about. We all know that too much thinking in set up is bad.

I can only say that using this device works for me. Others may find different ways. I mark all my balls at the beginning of the season and don't worry about it again.
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Mikkei4 wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:23 pm Has anybody bought any of the dual colour Srixon Q Star Tour Divide golf balls?

Seems a friend of mine has just bought a box of them so I’m nabbing a sleeve to try them out …..putting practice only though!
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village wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:59 pm
Mikkei4 wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:23 pm Has anybody bought any of the dual colour Srixon Q Star Tour Divide golf balls?

Seems a friend of mine has just bought a box of them so I’m nabbing a sleeve to try them out …..putting practice only though!
I ordered a dozen yellow/orange on-line from Capital Golf, London for £29.99 and have split them and the cost with another golfing Forum member. I'll only be using mine for putting and chipping practice as I use the standard Srixon Q Star Tour balls for rounds of golf. See cut and paste below of a previous post.

"In the end I bought a dozen yellow/orange Srixon Dual Colour balls as on various youtube videos any spin or deviation was immediately seen due to the half-and-half hi-vis colours. I won't need the full dozen because I'll be using them purely for putting and chipping practice so have arranged to share them and the cost for 6 and 6."

I hope you get to nab some, but he'll be a very good friend if he gives them away for free ! :lol:

I'm sure 1 of us will post our findings.
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Earlier this afternoon I had a quick try of putting with the dual colour balls we’ve been discussing. It was only in my garage on a non-tufted flat run of mat (similar to putting mats) with straight lines in the pattern in from the edges.

I tried them with 5 different putters - 2 that I’ve prepared for sale, 1 that's been sold and ready for delivery, my current in-use putter and a new putter purchase that arrived on Tuesday, the same day as the box of these Srixon balls.

I think these dual colour balls will be great for putting practice on the green. It’s immediately apparent how little or how much spin is transferred to the ball, showing whether your putting action cuts across the ball or is flat at impact.

I was happy to see the colours rolling end on end virtually straight so my stroke is quite decent.

If the weather allows I’ll get to a practice green at the weekend to try them a bit more.
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https://www.todaysgolfer.co.uk/news-and ... -launched/

After seeing Kip's gadget, and looking into ball balancing, it appears Wilson have negated the need to do DIY balancing, they seem to have produced a true balanced ball, which will benefit most golfers. It makes a lot of sense. Especially for putting.

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magicman wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:03 pm https://www.todaysgolfer.co.uk/news-and ... -launched/

After seeing Kip's gadget, and looking into ball balancing, it appears Wilson have negated the need to do DIY balancing, they seem to have produced a true balanced ball, which will benefit most golfers. It makes a lot of sense. Especially for putting.

Regards Steve
I wonder if having the weight balanced between core and outside layer(s) means that it will be truly balanced as a "globe"?
£39.99 for a dozen puts it into close competition with ProV1 and Z Star but I suppose the Wilson could work out cheaper if it hits more fairways and greens because you'll lose fewer balls ?

I think I'll let somebody else try them and review as I've hopefully got at least a year's supply of Srixon Q Star Tour in the golf cupboard.
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