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T. J. Tomasi
Professional Golf Expert
Titleist is the most popular ball on the PGA Tour. Good players want less spin off their driver so the ball hangs in the air but more spin off the irons so the ball holds the greens. Here is were the new ball technology is worth the money: High performance balls such as the Titleist Pro V1, have several layers that create spin when you strike them with an iron velocity and a special core that is only activated at the higher clubhead speeds of the driver. It's the best of both worlds - you can curve the ball with your irons and kill the ball with your woods.
The best part of the Z is that the exceptional control built into the ball does not come at the expense of distance. That's because the large core provides exceptional ball velocity combined with ideal launch angle.
While distance with the driver is a very important factor, its by no means the only one to take into account. How the ball reacts off short irons and around the greens also makes a major contribution to lower scores. If you played any golf at all you know that control around the greens is the best way to lower your scores. And The Z - URS is just the ticket when it comes to this type of playability, especially in the wind.
Bridgestone built the New Tour B330, for the serious players and Tour professionals seeking superior consistency and reliable performance with exceptional distance and enhanced greenside control. Seamless dimples are slightly deeper than the previous generation for a lower flight. And an efficient, injection-molding process means you get the premium you pay for because it allows more balls to be made from fewer cavities and that means greater manufacturing consistency.
The Tour i is very long because of the tungsten-infused outer core and a high-density mantle layer designed to shift weight farther from the dual core to minimize adverse spin [too many rpm's ruin the flight]. The purpose is to reduce spin for straight tee shots and optimal distance. And the HEX dimple pattern can't be beat in the wind!
Is it the ball for you? If you don't have access to a launch monitor but you're concerned about getting more distance, look for a ball that reaches its apex (highest point) early in its flight then levels out. This type of flight gives you more carry and therefore added distance and that's what this new Callaway is all about. What you don't want is a ball that starts low and shoots up like a jet airplane taking off. Up-shooters indicate too much spin resulting in shorter shots and the tendency to hook or slice.
Durable, hot, it spins, and you can chip, pitch and putt with it - don't miss trying this ball.
The story here is in the dimple pattern and how it effects spin. The dimples on the TP vary in depth and diameter and are arranged in a symmetrical pattern in an anti-sidespin pattern. And dimples make a tremendous difference. The USGA research laboratory tested two golf balls under the same launching conditions, one smooth and the other with standard dimples. The smooth ball traveled 120 yards while the dimpled ball traveled 260 so pattern is important.
Fred Funk, the Tour's straightest driver, swears by the Red and he doesn't swear that much so you know it's good!
This ball is rugged. If a Titleist NXT Extreme is cut through the normal course of play with a golf club, Titleist will replace each returned golf ball with three new Titleist NXT Extreme golf balls free of charge.
The New NXT Tour golf ball is designed for mid handicap golfers seeking the combination of soft feel, high performance control and long distance. It's another typically well-designed and engineered Titleist product with the "can't-go-wrong" tagline.
Basically this ball is designed for distance - its super long off both the driver and the irons. Pinnacle was always hard as a rock but now because of the new cover this ball is the first of two new flagship products for golfers seeking a softer feel around the greens.
It won't be confused with the feel of say the Pro V1 but The Platinum Feel with a soft, thin cover is a big improvement. If you love your Pinnacle [and a lot of golfers should] you'll love The Platinum Feel even more.
With the launch of the 50 compression in 2006, Wilson® Golf clawed its way back into the ball market. Wilson engineers created a rubber-rich core that is extremely soft and highly resilient - and that spells "hot" off the driver.
At the heart of its performance is the small core and thin mantle that equals good feel and great carry. Good in the wind.
The all new Srixon Trispeed brings multilayer performance to a broad audience of golfers. Core, Mid and Cover - three layers, each designed for the one thing that directly translates to distance – Exit Speed off the clubface.
Made for swing speeds of 70 miles per hour or more, the ball features a core designed to produce more initial velocity and a higher launch angle. And it can help golfers who put a lot of side spin on the ball. Sidespin wastes so much energy that the ball doesn't have much left to move forward toward the target.
Before the one ball rule [throughout your round you must play only the make and model of ball you start with] I can remember playing in professional tournaments and starting with a balata wound ball then switching to a Top Flight [solid core, Surlyn cover] on the long par threes because the ball was unbelievably hot off a long iron - and it tracked in the wind.
Well the Top Flight is still hot but now they've found a way to soften the cover so it's playability is much improved around the greens.
Still when the Stimp goes up the Multilayer ball comes out.
Titleist everytime..Pro or Extreme
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