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Not for everyone
on January 20, 2013
It was suggested to me to play these 40 compression (more like 51 according to the GolfBallTest.org compression chart) during my winter early morning cold weather (l live in California, so I don't have many cold mornings, not even in the winter), then play my regular ball later when the weather starts to warm up. The logic of this idea is sound, but practicality says otherwise. The Duo plays great off the tee. Gets a ton more distance than my regular ball during cold weather. I've played Pro V1, Pro V1x, Z-Star, Z-Star SL, Z-Star XV, Q-Star, B330, B330-S, B330-RX, B330-RXS, and they all perform the way the manufacturers say they are supposed to, but the real problem came when I hit iron shots and putting. I was getting 10-15 extra yards with my irons with the Duo. Feel was impossible to get a handle. I was flying greens all morning. Even putting was tough. The ball literally jumped off the face of my putter. I actually 4-putted the first hole.
Unless you intend of playing this ball exclusively, I do not recommend it, even for a few holes during the early morning. It will ruin your feel game for the whole day. It would be awesome to tee off with this ball, and play my regular ball the rest of the way, but that would be illegal, as far as USGA rules are concerned.
On the other hand, if you are playing a complete round in cold weather, like 50-60 degrees, then this may be a good ball for you, considering that playing 3 and 4 piece 100 compression balls feel like rocks under colder conditions.