Great spin, but at what price? Pros: a lot of spin! Cons: costly if you rip them up with wedges
If performance is the only thing you want then I can see people falling over themselves to get these. Although this is a 'Distance' ball I never felt that I was outperforming my usual Bridgestone's or Srixon's. However they did spin an awful lot, with either hop and stop or huge back spin when I used a tee on the Par 3's. Definitely have to figure out how these perform on firmer greens as the soft greens are really not a good test of a good ball.
Nice feel off the putter, and for me that is one of the most important parts of a ball performance.
One thing that did disappoint, in the limited time I could use the ball, is the wear and tear of the cover. I used one ball for 36 holes and to be honest if it was the middle of summer and in a competition I would have to replace it after each round. It didn't cut up like a Pro V1 does, but did leave some ugly scaring from wedges. Let's be honest all premium balls have a scarring issue and these are no worse than some of the others (unless you use the yellow zstars) but you do have to be prepared to accept the damage your wedges inflict on them.
I guess the big question is would I buy them? Well it would be a consideration, as they aren't any worse than others for the same price, but do they offer more than a ball at £30 per dozen? Well at the moment I can't say yes as until the firmer greens come along its impossible to give a positive response, but I'll certainly try them again.
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