Wilson Golf. That’s the brand that I think of when I think of low compression, soft feel golf balls. Over the last several product cycles Wilson Golf introduced the golfing world to models of golf balls like the 50, 50 Elite, the zero compression core ZIP and of course the DUO. For the longest time, I always thought that the DUO was the ball that offered the best bang for the buck. It was cost-effective, exploded off of the tee, the approach spin was very admirable and if you anticipated a little bit of run-out it was very serviceable around the green.
In 2015, Wilson Golf introduced golfers to the DUO Soft and DUO Spin. The DUO Soft came in at a “marshmallowy” 29 compression while its Spin brethren came in at a 40 compression. Unheard of previously for a multi-layer golf ball (3-piece). What the original DUO lacked in greenside control the DUO Spin brought to the table. As our timeline extends just a little further down the development pipeline of Wilson Golf’s golf ball division (headed up by Golf Ball Innovation Director Frank Simonutti) 2018 brought the DUO Urethane golf ball. A slightly firmer golf ball with a 55 compression the DUO Urethane offered better players the softest feel and impressive greenside control that was the by-product of the urethane cover. All of this while still providing explosive length off of the tee.
Wilson Golf looks to be offering golfers another terrific option in 2019 at a very fair price point. This year Wilson Golf is introducing the DUO Professional. The DUO Professional sounds like a golf ball that offers a lot of “bang for the buck” in the Under $40 golf ball category. A golf ball that features a 60 compression, a urethane cover and brings together a compromise (as Wilson Golf says) of “tour-level performance with our best-feeling player’s ball”.
For more information on the new DUO Professional golf ball… please see the press release shared below. This ball sounds very intriguing!!
The new DUO Professional offers the ultimate tour-level feel and distance
CHICAGO, November 1, 2018 –Wilson Staff has officially introduced the new DUO Professional golf ball. Designed to take tour-level performance with great feel to new heights, DUO Processional will further advance the ongoing success of the famous DUO line.
The new 60 compression DUO Professional offers a seamless 362-dimple pattern for enhanced distance and trajectory compared to any 3-piece ball on the market. The urethane cover provides exceptional scuff resistance and optimum greenside spin for optimal feel and control.
“Our purpose with the DUO Professional is to give golfers the best-feeling ball and experience tour-level performance on the course,” said Frank Simonutti, Global Director of Golf Ball Innovation. “Mixed with a low compression and a seamless dimple pattern, the DUO Professional offers golfers a desired soft feel around the green without sacrificing power and distance.”
With a mid-hardness ionomer mantle and ultra-thin cast urethane cover, the Duo Professional provides soft feel along with 6-10% higher spin on iron shots for improved control around the green. In addition, the DUO Professional flies as long or longer than any other 3-piece ball on the market.
The DUO Professional will be available in the standard gloss white, matte orange, matte yellow and matte green.
All DUO Professional golf balls will be available on Wilson.com and retailers starting on Monday, Dec. 3rd.
MAP Price: $34.99
About Wilson Golf
For 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. The winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.
Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.
Until The Next Tee!!