I've found myself in a weird situation. I normally hit softer balls like the Maxfli Revolution EXT, Noodle Soft & Long, or Precept Laddie X. These are all basically mid-range priced, I suppose
Recently I had my 40th birthday, and for a gift a friend gave me a bucket of 40 balls. She couldn't remember what kind they are (insert rolled eyes here) other than the obvious fact that they're Dunlops. After some research, I figured out they are Dunlop Deep Distance balls, found at Target for $7.99 a dozen. I figured playing with them would be like hitting rocks. Still .. it's the thought that counts, right?
So, I decided what I'd do is keep a Dunlop in my pocket while playing with one of my usual balls. If I lost a ball and needed a spare, I'd reach for the Dunlop.
I did this while playing my last three rounds, and for whatever reason I've found that I'm playing the Dunlops MUCH better than anything else I've used! In fact, I was having a horrible front nine today, and decided to switch exclusively to the Dunlops for the back nine. My back nine score was 10 strokes lower than my front nine! I'm sure this is partially a coincidence. However, it's hard to ignore that over three rounds I've just played the Dunlop better than my Maxflis or a box of Nike Power Distance Soft balls that were given to me.
I'm still rather new at golf (been playing about a year), so I don't know -- is it possible that I could play better with a cheap ball like the Dunlop, or am I just imagining things? Maybe as my golf game is evolving, it's working out that I play better with a harder ball?