Martin Hopley

One of the most fascinating insights from my interview with Dean Snell was when he said that higher handicappers are the ones that would benefit from a premium tour ball the most.

The reason being that they miss more greens and therefore are playing lots of short par-3s so having a ball that spins more with a responsive cast urethane cover means their chips and pitches will respond better and then they will have shorter putts for par.

So why would Snell Golf then create a low spinning 2-piece ball with a surlyn cover? Well, because if you don't generate enough spin with even a premium ball then the cheaper Get Sum is not going to hurt.

Snell Golf My Tour Ball

As a lower spin ball it also has the benefit that it is less likely to go so far offline and the 2-piece design means that it will fly higher too, so in Snell's words, you don't have to pay for performance if you can't benefit from it.

As you can see from the GC2 stats against the premium Snell My Tour Ball, with the driver it is spinning nearly 200rpm less with a lower flight, so that should give you a little more run out.

Snell Golf My Tour Ball

This was at 100mph swing speed so you may get a better differential if you driver swing speed is less than 90/95 mph where these softer compression balls tend to work better than at my alleged blur of a swing.

With the 7-iron the spin difference and height was better than the My Tour Ball and it was straighter. It might lead some of you to shout 'get some of that' in celebration after you hit it, which is how the Get Sum got its name.

Snell Golf My Tour Ball

However, before you stop reading and go out and buy them, remember that the spin will also be less around the green so they won't grab as quickly on approaches and chips.

Snell Golf My Tour Ball

This was noticeable with the Surlyn cover and the best thing would be to take these, or any other soft low spin ball, to the chipping green and see the difference against premium cast urethane cover balls like the My Tour Ball.

With the putter the sound and feel was pretty good for this category of ball with a decent level of feedback, so relative to the competition it would receive a 'get some of that' from me on the greens.

Snell Golf My Tour Ball

The main premise behind the Snell Golf brand is that they sell direct without having to pay for player sponsorships so they are cheaper. Certainly that is a big advantage in the premium sector with the My Tour Ball, but there is less of a price saving in the 2-piece soft category for the Get Sum.

So it is going to come down to performance and how you feel about the ball as you play it, so it is worthy of consideration if price is a key decision for you and the Get Sum works for your swing. Unless you don't generate enough spin and need the extra height, then I would try and stretch to the Snell My Tour Ball as you will probably benefit from the better control & performance without having to break the bank.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars



Snell Get Sum Golf Ball

Snell Get Sum Golf Ball - Product Details

UK LaunchJanuary 2015
UK Launch RRP£17.99
USA LaunchJanuary 2015
USA Launch RRP$20.99
Handicap Range
GolferMens, Women
Ball Construction2-Piece
Ball FeelSoft
Colour OptionsWhite, Yellow
Manufacturer's WebsiteSnell Website

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