Old Pro Vl's v's Range balls

Old Pro Vl's v's Range balls

Post by david s- » Sat, 15 Jun 2002 16:11:52


Well, I guess range balls are Ok if you just want to tune up your swing or
develop some directional accuracy......but I am sooooo fed up with the absurdly
short distances one achieves. At the practice range I go to, even the range
balls are purchased second hand (ex US) I understand. They import them into Oz
by the container load. Today I hit two large buckets, and you can imagine I was
not impressed when I could not get one ball to travel more than about 180 metres
(approx 200 yards). I have been working with my newly assembled driver, and with
my new swing...delaying the weight shift etc....and I just know I am hitting the
balls purely......but they are not going anywhere!

Slightly pissed off with the whole exercise, I dived into my 'used balls
section' of my bag...pulled out an old Pro Vl, tee'd it up...and let it rip!!

........230 metres..easily!! (about 245 yards)....in pouring rain  too!!

cheers
david

 
 
 

Old Pro Vl's v's Range balls

Post by PJ » Sat, 15 Jun 2002 17:26:15

I've had exactly the same experience.

Range balls just don't fly like a normal ball.

In general I find that the carry on the balls just dies after 170.

Drives seem the fly strange as well, often moving both left and right. Hard
to practice and get any good feedback like this.


Quote:
> Well, I guess range balls are Ok if you just want to tune up your swing or
> develop some directional accuracy......but I am sooooo fed up with the
absurdly
> short distances one achieves. At the practice range I go to, even the
range
> balls are purchased second hand (ex US) I understand. They import them
into Oz
> by the container load. Today I hit two large buckets, and you can imagine
I was
> not impressed when I could not get one ball to travel more than about 180
metres
> (approx 200 yards). I have been working with my newly assembled driver,
and with
> my new swing...delaying the weight shift etc....and I just know I am
hitting the
> balls purely......but they are not going anywhere!

> Slightly pissed off with the whole exercise, I dived into my 'used balls
> section' of my bag...pulled out an old Pro Vl, tee'd it up...and let it
rip!!

> ........230 metres..easily!! (about 245 yards)....in pouring rain  too!!

> cheers
> david


 
 
 

Old Pro Vl's v's Range balls

Post by Jessi » Sun, 16 Jun 2002 09:01:45

I totally agree, on Monday at range - A - I was hitting my 5 iron 185 yards,
normally I hit it 170, Then tonight at  range - B - ( at an upscale course)
I was hitting my 4 iron 150 yards and my 7 - 135 yards. This sure screws up
my mind and my tempo. Especially tonight because I had a 10 mph behind me.
JD

Quote:
> Well, I guess range balls are Ok if you just want to tune up your swing or
> develop some directional accuracy......but I am sooooo fed up with the
absurdly
> short distances one achieves. At the practice range I go to, even the
range
> balls are purchased second hand (ex US) I understand. They import them
into Oz
> by the container load. Today I hit two large buckets, and you can imagine
I was
> not impressed when I could not get one ball to travel more than about 180
metres
> (approx 200 yards). I have been working with my newly assembled driver,
and with
> my new swing...delaying the weight shift etc....and I just know I am
hitting the
> balls purely......but they are not going anywhere!

> Slightly pissed off with the whole exercise, I dived into my 'used balls
> section' of my bag...pulled out an old Pro Vl, tee'd it up...and let it
rip!!

> ........230 metres..easily!! (about 245 yards)....in pouring rain  too!!

> cheers
> david