If ever a product lived up to its name then the Volvik Vivid golf ball is it.
Compared to the Volvik S4, the unique matte finish and vibrant colours give this the appearance of a ball without dimples, but pick it up and you can feel them there.
With a choice of green, orange and red amongst others you are not going to miss them, or be missed on the course, or hopefully lose them. However is there more to this than clashes with the eye?
With the putter the Vivid has a soft sound and feel, but combines it with a degree of firmness that gives a little bit more feedback than other balls in this sector.
On chips especially it sat down quite quickly and the control was there, so for a mid-priced ball I thought the overall performance was good.
Volvik say that this is a mid to high spinning ball and the data from GC2 backed this up, with the driver spin being about the same as a Pro V1x, but the softer feel losing a few yards at around 100mph swing speed.
To be fair Volvik claim that this ball will suit 70-90 mph swing speeds and if you have read our guide to soft golf balls you will know that slower swingers should get more out of a softer compression ball as it deforms less at impact.
Distances with the 7-iron were similar to Pro V1x and longer than the premium Volvik S4 thanks to that lower spin, so you would just need to be careful and ensure that it would stop in time on the green with your approaches.
Overall I have to say that I liked the Volvik Vivid in performance terms and for mid to slow swing speed players who want control around the greens then this could be an option.
It is reasonably priced too, but the real buying decision is whether you want a ball that acts like a homing beacon or not, because when it comes to the Vivid, it's not a black and white choice.