In one round with the Avant I had my personal best long drives on 2 holes by 20 yards. At 74 I'm keeping up with younger people. I liked the Elixir too but the softer ball really suits my club head speed and I think it bounces and rolls further.
The AVANT is a very good ball with nice feel and control, but I found it to give me about 6 to 8 less yards in distance than the Bridgestone O6 Soft balls I have been playing. Putts smooth and rolls true. Not the ball for me, bit definitely a very good product. Definitively I would recommend this ball for a player who is interested in the ability to check the ball up around and on the green. For the player who is looking for very good distance but playing more of a control game of golf the AVANT ball is a ball that should be considered."
I just tried out the Avant ball today its been a little rainy and I was hurt for a week so I went out today. I found the ball pretty solid, it stopped pretty good for a two piece ball. I look forward to another round with it in warmer weather. But I really want to see how it will perform then. Only thing I felt was the ball felt a little hard but that could be due to the temps.
I found one in the woods and then I ordered a dozen after I got home. best feel and sound off the club face that I have played so far and I have tried them all. boring trajectory and long. Great feel off the putter face and rolls true. I really didn't think there was room for a newcomer.