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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Maxfli BlackMax Prototype Test 2

Round 2 of my on the course testing of the new Maxfli BlackMax took place last Sunday at my first 18 hole tournament of the year, a men's club event.

Unfortunately on the first hole I screwed up badly and bladed my approach shot over the green right into a fence that marked the OB line. The ball hit the fence and bounced back in bounds. (Note after blading a lob wedge into a chain link fence the ball had NO marks or scuffs). I had more troubles on the hole and ended up with a triple bogey. Next hole was a par 5 that I reached in two and two putted for birdie. To make a long story short, after the triple on the first hole I ended with 73.

I played the same ball that I played my first 18 hole test with. At the end of the 36th hole, the BlackMax literally looked shiny and brand new. THIS BALL IS VERY DURABLE!

Once again my iron game was good and the ball responded and felt awesome. Off the putter the ball feels great to me. It does not feel "hard." The parts of my game that were bad were chipping and driving. Unfortunately the jury is still out with me on driving distance and workability because for the 2nd round in a row my driving was terrible. Usually my driving is solid.

I had a couple of possible OB and "tree incidents" with my little BlackMax and once again it refused to get lost. So for some funny reason I can't lose this ball! I say again, if they can patent that feature they'd have the best selling ball in history!


  • At 8:28 AM, Blogger Bunker said…

    I'm trying out the new Callaway "hot" ball, and like it for the same reasons. I look forward to your continuing saga of the Maxfli.

  • At 8:52 AM, Blogger mediaguru @ HookedOnGolfBlog.com said…

    I've had good luck with callaway's distance balls like the 2 piece hx. I shot my carrer best round with one. I have another round tomorrow on a course that is a good one for driving. Hopefully my final report on the BlackMax will be complete.


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