Summary: Over the last year I have seriously tried every ball that is supposed to give decent spin. I was hesitant to buy these for only one reason the cost. But i did and man I will say that these balls rule. i live in Arizona and AZ greens are usually very hard and almost impossible to even get balls to stop let alone spin. i am not on my 5th round with them. And still on the first ball btw and it loser some color yes but the cover is in tact with no tears or marks.
Summary: I also love this ball. I think its one of the best ball out there! It does spin more from greenside than others and I also find it a bit hard to putt with but I have to disagree when it comes to durability: I played 50 holes with 1 ball (until I put it in the water!) and it was still very playable. Actually, it was almost intact! Granted I don't have a very high swing speed (95-100mph) and my wedges are not new ... still 50 holes! That's pretty darn good.
Summary: I absolutely love this ball. I, like many others that golf, thought the prov1 was the king of greenside control. I found out that I was wrong once I found one of these out on the course. This ball does it all. It's longer than the titleist off the driver, more consistent off irons, and checks better on short chips. It takes a little getting used to on wedges for it spins a little too much at first use. 2 drawbacks. 1, this ball won't take much abuse at all.
Conclusion: For my game, I really DON'T spin the ball, zip it back & stop on a dime! However, with this Callaway HX Tour ball, I am able to generate some very controllable spin with my LW/SW/PW & 9 iron. I love the soft cover feel to it especially when putting. It's quite possible it might be too soft and its the cause of a slight durability issue? I basically am able to play almost a full 18 hole round before I need to take it out of play.
Conclusion: I like this as a cheaper alternative to a Titleist ProV1x. It feels softer and spins better than many other balls in the comparable price range. My only complaint is that they scuff fairly easily.