WILSON INTRODUCES NEW STAFF® MODEL R GOLF BALLS

CHICAGO, November 17, 2020 9AM EST/8AM CST – Designed directly with Wilson Advisory Staff members and with direct feedback from the game’s best players, Wilson Sporting Goods announced their new, revolutionary Staff Model R golf ball. A true Tour-inspired ball, the Staff Model R features a first-of-its-kind raw, unpainted cover to ensure aerodynamic consistency and pure, precise ball flight to the intended target.

The Staff Model R is designed for PGA Tour professionals and low handicap players striving to carve out fairways and attack pins. The Staff Model R ball features a 4-piece maximum-velocity construction that delivers long distance and a thin urethane cover promoting exceptional spin for greenside control. The ball’s key feature is a raw unpainted cover, which provides next level precision, accuracy and reliability.

“Staff Model R is unpainted as the dimple cross-section geometry and the pattern of dimples on a golf ball are critical aerodynamic elements that affect the flight performance of the ball in terms of trajectory, distance and directional stability. These dimples are a mere 0.004-0.007 inches deep and super sensitive to the level of paint on the ball,” said Bob Thurman, Vice President Wilson Labs.

“The painting process can frequently result in balls with poor, uneven paint coverage and pooling of paint in these shallow dimples,” said Frank Simonutti, Global Director of Golf Ball Innovation. “This can significantly affect the trajectory and the directional stability of the flight of the ball. By eliminating the paint, we were able to eliminate all of the short comings attributed to the paint process used on all golf balls.“

According to Thurman, under a black light, it is very easy to observe inconsistencies and paint pooling in the dimples. “Our internal testing* shows that tour quality balls on the market can drift offline as much as +/- 25 feet on a 200-yard 5 Iron shot. The Staff Model R ball’s urethane cover has been left completely unpainted, creating a nearly perfect aerodynamic surface that can be relied on to deliver the ball to its intended target,” concluded Thurman.

Although the removal of paint allows for ball flight to the intended target, the lack of paint protection may compromise the physical look of the ball. Given paint on golf balls is primarily for glossy appearance, UV stability and stain resistance, the Staff Model R may eventually stain and discolor during play depending on turf, weather and course conditions.

Finished with a modern Staff Model stamp, the all-new Staff Model R ball joins the award-winning Staff Model ball family, designed by and for the advanced player. The Staff Model R ball will be available on Wilson.com and select retailers starting November 17th, 2020 for $49.99.

*Results of internal testing performed in Humboldt, TN. Driver test (105 mph) on 7/7/20, 9-iron test (84 mph) on 8/7/20 and 5-iron test (93 mph) on 8/9/20

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 62 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.

About Wilson

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.

Review – TaylorMade Golf Tour Response Golf Balls

The Set-Up

After having an excellent run, and a bit of a cult following with the TaylorMade Golf Project (a) golf ball, TaylorMade Golf decided to release the next generation of their mid-level range of golf ball. In saying that, the type of golf ball that I describe is one that has most of the characteristics of a tour-level golf ball, however, it’s one that doesn’t come with the tour-level price tag.

Introducing, the Tour Response golf ball from TaylorMade Golf.

When looking at the TaylorMade Golf Tour Response golf ball we’re looking at a golf ball that features a 100% Cast Urethane Cover. The benefits of this type of cover are that it will yield a softer feel at impact and there will also be a tendency for the golf ball to “stick” a little longer on the face of your club which theoretically could deliver more distance. Not to mention, the added bonus of more greenside spin.

The Tour Response golf ball is an easy golf ball to compress, in large part due to the soft, ultra-low 40 compression rating that comes with it. Low compression means that the golf ball has more potential energy transfer and as a by-product, more distance.

The Tour Response golf ball features a 3-piece design where the cover is cast urethane and the core is low compression (both already discussed above). Rounding out the layers, laying in between the core and the cover we find the ‘Speedmantle” layer. Technology similar, to what we see in their tour-level brethren TP5 and TP5x golf balls respectively. This firmer second layer “surrounds the soft inner core and allows for an explosive transfer of energy and increased ball speeds”.

The Tour Response golf ball is available in white and high-visibility yellow, for those that need help locating their golf ball both in flight and in the turf.

Cost – $34.99 USD/dozen or $44.99 CAD/dozen

If you prefer to watch video, here’s a video review too.

The Transition

Even though I first saw this golf ball in October 2019, my testing and use of the Tour Response golf ball came quite late into the 2020 golf season.

While at an event with the Golf Journalists Association of Canada, attendees had their choice of a dozen golf balls to help ourselves to. The TP5 and TP5x were offered along with the Tour Response. Having never played the Tour Response, I figured that I would select a dozen of the Tour Response. After all, I could use the opportunity to test them and write a review. Little did I realize that I wouldn’t put them into play until November.

The day when I finally put them into play for the first time was a day that was chilly, windy, and there was an imminent threat of rain. Conditions at the golf course were soft. Cart path only. So, know early in this review that when I talk about the length of these golf balls, it’s strictly carry yardage. The same could be said of the sequel to that round regarding moist conditions, although, it was warmer. Besides, when it comes to golf ball reviews, total yardage mean “diddly” it’s carry distance for the win.

When summarizing the performance of this golf ball, let’s look at it in terms of their qualities starting with feel, then putting, greenside spin, full approach spin, and distance.

Feel – Recently, I wrote a review on it’s little sibling, the Soft Response. While the Tour Response isn’t as soft as the Soft Response (the Soft Response has a compression of 35), the feel of this golf ball is soft. All of the technologies nicely meld this golf ball together into one great feeling product. While I found that this golf ball was a little more firm than the Soft Response, it still is a very soft feeling golf ball. Especially with the irons. The feel that I get through impact with the Tour Response is one where I have that sense that I have compressed the golf ball. I liked the Soft Response, I prefer the feel of the Tour Response.

Putting – I realize that for the most part, putting with this golf ball really ties into the feel aspect of things too. This is a golf ball that feels soft yet offers a slight “click” with putters that either have inserts, or do not. The “Tour Response” alignment aid is functional. To the best of my ability, I did not observe any sort of “wobble” indicating that this golf ball rolls true.

Greenside Spin – This is where spin is so important. If you miss the greens in regulation, you’ll need a solid back-up plan. That back-up plan is a golf ball that will provide some spin and help you inside of 25 yards. The Tour Response golf ball is very predictable, especially from tightly mowed areas. In general, always expect less spin from the rough, but I found that the Tour Response was pretty reliable and predictable in these conditions as well, when tested. The urethane cover is responsive when it hits the green and the Tour Response does have a “set of brakes”.

***All of this is dependant on the golfer and how they strike the golf ball.

Full Approach Spin – I’ve used TP5 and TP5x. In fact, I love both of those offerings. In comparison, it’s my opinion that the Tour Response is just as good in this facet of the game as its more expensive stablemate. The Tour Response has no problem stopping on a dime and/or backing up. This golf ball has so much full approach spin that you will gain confidence with it quickly and learn its tendencies. Peace of mind is so important i n this very cerebral game. In the rounds of golf played with the Tour Response, I don’t recollect one approach that released from its ball mark upon landing on the surface. Approach shots have either (a) stopped where it landed or (b) went reverse. We’re talking greens that aren’t severely sloped either or greens that feature backstops.

Full approach spin. With the Tour Response, you’ll be repairing ball marks.

Distance – The Tour Response is long. I always refer to a “benchmark golf ball” which was/is my gamer. Simply put, the Tour Response is every bit as long, if not, longer than my gamer. Over my rounds of golf playing the Tour Response the weather really varied. From a wet, windy, cold day (it was 9*C or 48*F) where the sky was heavier with rain, or my most recent round when it was sunny and in the low 70’s (or low 20’s in Celsius) the Tour Response loves to fly. I was amazed by how it flew, in particular, with a hurting right to left wind.

On one particular shot from 185 yards out and just off of the fairway with water staring me down (forced carry from my angle) my ball just penetrated, unaffected from the wind and unceremoniously landed just past pin high. The shot went approximately 190 yards.

With the metalwoods I can report more of the same observations. The Tour Response goes “deep” whether it’s a 230 yard 19* hybrid, 240 yards into the wind with a 3-wood, or off of tee with the driver. This is a golf ball that appears to be a lower-spinning golf ball. The Tour Response is longer than many other golf balls that I’ve tested, especially in this category of golf ball.

The Finish

Dare I say it, I’d put this golf ball into play before the TP5 or TP5x. Especially considering that I’d be paying for my golf balls on my own dime. Unlike the tour professional or the more affluent golfer, every dollar counts for me. The price savings, in Canadian funds is a difference of $15/dozen. For the difference in price, there isn’t that much of a drop-off in performance IF there is one.

The Tour Response does everything that a tour-level golf ball does. It offers greenside spin, full approach spin in spades, length, and a cast urethane cover. The cover, by the way, has been durable thus far as well.

I highly recommend the TaylorMade Golf Tour Response.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

Review – TaylorMade Golf Soft Response Golf Balls

The Set-Up

The TaylorMade Golf Soft Response golf ball is a three-piece golf ball that is the heir to the throne that was relinquished by the Project (s). A golf ball that was released in 2018. Back then, the Project (s) proved to be a real pleasant surprise, as it performed very well in every facet of the game when tested that year.

Back in late 2019, I first caught wind of the new Soft Response that was going to be released. I was naturally intrigued to see if the new Soft Response was going to be a step forward, a step back, or no different than the underrated Project (s), a golf ball that I’m not certain received much fanfare,

TaylorMade Golf made the decision to discontinue the Project (s) in favour of the Soft response. The Soft Response was ultimately developed when TaylorMade Golf surveyed thousands of golfers. Results of the survey indicated that golfers wanted a golf ball that offered soft feel without giving up distance. How was tis accomplished?

Starting with the cover, the soft ionomer cover of the Soft Response golf ball is durable and features an “Extended Dimple Pattern” that’s designed to keep the golf ball in the air for a longer period of time, whilst keeping the spin rates low. The compression rating of this golf ball is quite low, with a rating of 35, thanks to the trademarked ZnO Flex Core™. In doing so the Soft Response gives golfers “a softer feel while maximizing energy transfer and rebound at impact, resulting in dominant distance for the average swing speed player”.

The Soft Response golf balls come in three colours where white, a high-visibility yellow, and a matte red finish are available.

The Transition

A combination of getting older and diabetes has led to my eyes not functioning quite like they used to. Over the last year, I’ve really struggled to follow the flight path of my golf ball, especially when the skies are overcast.

Now, I realize that bright, high-visibility golf balls aren’t for everyone and believe me when I say that I didn’t like them either. But out of need comes necessity or vice versa. There really is quite the market in the golf ball industry for high-viz golf balls, otherwise all of the manufacturers including TaylorMade Golf wouldn’t produce them. And, like it or not, it seems like I’ve fallen into the demographic of golfers that need them. SO, I’ve been searching for the right colour. I’ve struggled with different colours experimenting with green and orange as well. But for some reason, I’m really able to locate and track red. In the air, I find that the red acts like a “shot tracer”.

Sticking with the visibility for a second, I’ve found that the matte red colour is very easy to locate in the fairway and/or rough. As mentioned, I’ve struggled at times locating green and orange especially in certain conditions. This is particularly the case during bright, cloudless mornings where the dew reflects the sun. The red finish however, allows me to locate it easier. Except for one instance. In the fall, when it just so happens that red leaves have fallen to the ground.

As far as summarizing the performance of the Soft Response golf balls, I feel that it’s important to discuss this from the green and work my way back to the tee.

Putting – The Soft Response feels terrific off of the putter. The feel may not be for everyone, but I like the soft, muted feel, sound, and sensation that I get from putting with the Soft Response. The alignment aid is very functional, and what I really like is how the bright white print contrasts on the matte red finish of the ionomer cover.

Greenside Spin – Thinking back to my experiences with the Project (s) in what seems an eternity ago, that ball impressed in this facet of the game. Maybe my striking and short-game is better in 2020 than it was back then, but I feel that this golf ball stops better. Strange for a non-urethane cover right?! But it really seems to be the case. I experienced very little rollout of firm greens and softer greens this ball, for me, acted in a way like a tour-level golf ball. Bear in mind that this depends on the golfers and how you strike the golf ball. Results will of course, vary. Out of greenside bunkers I found that the Soft Response put the brakes on rather briskly.

Full Swing Approach Spin – Up above I detailed the the greenside spin being similar to a tour-level golf ball. When it came to approach on full swings with anything from a 5i down thru wedge this golf ball did a little bit better that “drop ‘n’ stop”. In my experiences, more often than not (flipping the club notwithstanding) the Soft response would end up backing up a little bit. Time and time again, I would find my golf ball sitting in front of the ball mark. Anywhere from from 6″ to 18″.

Driver Spin – In my opinion, TaylorMade Golf did a very good job with acquitting themselves on their claims. The Soft Response is a golf ball that yield low driver spin. This golf ball, in my experiences did not balloon, and that led to this golf ball being very long off of the tee. Which brings me to distance. I also found that the wind did not effect this golf ball off of the driver and that it really had a tendency to fly straight, and sort of just “float” out there.

Distance – I didn’t start using this golf ball until mid-September. The Soft Response is the longest golf ball that I’ve struck in 2020. For the first time all year, I was finally seeing ballflight in a manner that I’m used to seeing. I haven’t been shy about discussing my struggles this year and to be honest, early October is when things started to come around. Much of this has to do with low-compression of the mantle layer and I’m certain that the dimple pattern has something to do with it as well. Distance with the irons is also longer, and I would suggest up to a club and half over another ball of the same genre that I’ve tested.

With all things being equal, the Soft Response has proven to be longer than my typical “Benchmark Golf Ball”.

The Finish

TaylorMade Golf might hate me for saying this. But, the Soft Response, for me, has proven to be longer than their TP5 or TP5x, both golf balls that I really like a lot. I would have no problem teeing up either one tomorrow. But the Soft Response is a golf ball ball that I also wouldn’t be hesitant to put into play.

It is a multi-layer golf ball that has a rugged, durable cover that can withstand a beating and the matte red finish is easy to track in the air or locate on the ground.

It provides very surprising greenside spin and yields plenty of length. The soft feel of the Soft Response is a winner, and it’s no surprise that I love the soft feel. I do gravitate towards low-compression golf balls now a little more than I used to.

The Soft Response is the best of this genre of golf ball that I’ve tested. When you factor in the price it gets even better. At $29.99 CAD or $24.99 USD it won’t break the bank.

The Soft Response golf ball might be worth your while. This might be the “Sleeper Golf Ball of 2020”.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

Introducing the New CNCPT Irons – Engineered by Titleist

The latest realizations of this process – the new CP-03 and CP-04 irons– have been constructed from exotic high-performance materials that can take up to eight months just to source. Each part has been forged and cast to the extreme limits of precision, yielding a strike that generates supreme ball speed with ideal launch and unparalleled forgiveness:

  • CP-03 provides an astonishing balance of power and control in a progressive midsize muscle back profile;
  • CP-04 advances the original CP-01 design, delivering ultimate speed with enhanced accuracy in a player’s improvement head shape.

They join the superior blade-size performance of CP-02 in the new CNCPT series – available for fittings beginning today, Sept. 24.

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CNCPT PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY

Every CNCPT iron is designed and engineered to an inconceivable standard of excellence through the following innovations:

  • Forged supermetal L-face insert– the thinnest unsupported, constant-thickness face in golf – produces supreme ball speeds with increased launch (mid to low irons). CNCPT irons are the first club designs to utilize this rare, super strong alloy.
  • Multi-material, hollow body design allows for optimized MOI and CG placement in every iron through the set.
  • Extraordinary amounts of high-density tungsten weighting – making up nearly 50 percent of the total head weight in the lower lofts – provide precise sweet spot calibration and greater clubhead stability. At least 100 grams of tungsten on average (mid to low irons) is used in each iron to produce the most generous and forgiving impact possible.

“CNCPT is the dream project for our engineers,” said Marni Ines, Titleist Golf Club R&D’s Director of Irons Development. “We’re on the journey to not only design the ultimate iron – but actually figure out how to make it. We’ve made a huge leap forward with the discovery of this supermetal alloy – the material is so strong and resilient that we’re able to forge iron faces even thinner than we once thought possible. It’s difficult to obtain and extremely challenging to implement into the manufacturing process, but the benefits to the overall construction in terms of ball speed, launch, distance and trajectory are just astounding.”

CNCPT MODELS

The CNCPT series is designed to allow players to construct their ideal blend of irons using any of the three models. The look, feel and performance of each iron provides a seamless transition in any combination:CP-02: Superior performance with a blade size and feel

  • Progressive muscle back profile
  • Minimal offset
  • Average of 113g tungsten per iron (3-8)

CP-03: Astonishing balance of power and control

  • Progressive midsize muscle back profile
  • Minimal offset
  • Average of 104g tungsten per iron (3-7)

CP-04: Ultimate speed with enhanced accuracy

  • Progressive midsize profile
  • Moderate offset
  • Average of 100g tungsten per iron (4-7)

FITTINGS & AVAILABILITY

Golfers can experience the performance of CNCPT by Titleist irons by attending a Titleist Fitting and Trial event (including Titleist Thursdays), being held at locations nationwide. To find an event, or book a CNCPT fitting with a Titleist Product Specialist, golfers can visit  https://www.titleist.com/fitting/appointments.

CNCPT by Titleist irons are available for fittings and custom order beginning Sept. 24. MAP $500/club.

Review – Srixon Golf SOFT Feel BRITE Golf Balls

Let’s face it, golf balls consisting of bright, vivid colours aren’t for everyone. Just recently on social media, I was a part of a conversation where someone had mentioned that they couldn’t get the same performance out of a coloured golf ball versus a golf ball that’s white. I think that we could agree that this sentiment is mostly psychological.

But, the coloured golf ball market is actually a very competitive market and they really do have a place among golf consumers. Admittedly, I’m a golfer that used to sort of frown upon the coloured golf ball but out of necessity with aging eyes affected by diabetes, I too, am headed in the direction of playing bright-coloured golf balls. All of the major manufacturers produce at least one bright golf ball offering and among them of course, is Srixon Golf.

Srixon Golf isn’t new to the coloured golf ball game. As a matter of fact, they’ve offered their tour level golf balls (Z-Star and Z-Star XV respectively) in a high-visibility “Tour Yellow” for several years now. So adding more colour options to their golf ball stable isn’t a surprise. Especially, when it comes to golf balls directed at the recreational player looking for a golf ball that offers bright colours, a soft feel, and a very budget-friendly price point. In a nutshell, this is the Srixon Golf Soft Feel BRITE golf ball.

The Set-up

The Srixon Soft Feel BRITE golf ball is in its second generation. Built on the chassis that is the successful Soft Feel golf ball, which is in its 11th generation, the Soft Feel BRITE brings gofers a soft feeling golf ball in bright, vivid colours that are almost guaranteed to help golfers track the flight of their golf ball and then find it afterwards in the fairway. Or dare I say it, the rough. One could argue that the ease of locating the golf ball, could help with better pace of play.

The Soft Feel BRITE as you might expect is a golf ball that is two-piece and is safely lumped into the “Distance Golf Ball” category. The BRITE is offered in a few colours being BRITE Orange, BRITE Red, and BRITE Green.

The Srixon Golf Soft Feel BRITE has some key technological talking points that make it the golf ball that it is. Some of these talking points include…

  • FastLayer Core: With a soft center that gradually transitions to a firm outer edge, the FastLayer Core gives Soft Feel BRITE incredible feel and great distance off the tee.
  • Matte Visual Performance: Three BRITE color options – Red, Orange, and Green – deliver enhanced visibility so it’s easy to track and find the golf ball.
  • 338 Speed Dimple Pattern: To get more distance overall and better performance in the wind, Speed Dimples reduce drag at launch and increase lift during descent.
  • Soft Thin Cover: Provides more greenside spin and softer feel on all pitches, chips, and putts.

The Soft Feel BRITE is offered at retail with a price point of $21.99 USD per dozen or approximately $24.99 CAD per dozen.

The Transition

When it came to the testing of the Soft Feel BRITE golf ball, I ended up choosing the Soft Feel BRITE Orange. To be totally honest, I wanted to test the BRITE Red but there were none available where I made my purchase. In the past, I’ve liked watching the ball flight of red golf balls. Mostly because, it looks like a “shot tracer” on television. So, orange was my second option, and not to mention, orange is a colour of Until The Next Tee.

The testing process involved dedicated putting sessions, dedicated short-game practice, and of course on-course testing. For the purposes of writing this review, we’re going to look at the performance of these golf balls from green to tee.

Putting

I tested the Soft Feel BRITE with a few different putters where one of the putters had an insert, and the others had no insert at all. There is no doubt that the Soft Feel has the right moniker attached to it. This golf ball feels so soft off of the putter that you barely feel it leave the face. Moreover, the Soft Feel BRITE sounds very muted at the point of impact. The alignment aid is simple and functional and it’s easy to get your golf ball lined up and started on your intended line. I loved putting with this golf ball.

Short Game (Chipping, Pitching, and Bunker Play)

There’s no doubt that the soft feel of this golf ball is this golf ball’s “money maker”. The feel around the green while using wedges was impressive. It’s just so soft that it makes it fun to work with. Coming out of the sand, the Soft Feel BRITE spun quite nicely and landed softly with no rollout.

However, when it came to the greenside testing consisting of chips and pitches, the results were much different. On simple chips the Soft Feel BRITE consistently rolled out 8-10 feet after landing on the putting surface. These were shots executed onto either level parts of the green or even into slight upslopes. Anything downhill, there was another 3-5 feet of additional rollout. If you factor in this rollout, the Soft Feel BRITE is then consistent and predictable.

So, with that all being said the “Soft, Thin Cover” mentioned in the technical talking points did not equate to “more greenside spin” but did offer the soft feel that they talked about. Based on this feedback, anybody wanting to play the Soft Feel BRITE (or Soft Feel in general) spend some time with them around the green. It might save you a stroke or two.

Full Approach Spin

As much as the greenside spin wasn’t really there for me during the testing process, the full approach spin was a different story altogether. On approach shots into greens that were a little bit more on the firm side there was a degree of “drop and stop” characteristics. Approach shots would end up about 5 feet ahead of their pitch marks.

Now when it came to greens that were more receptive, the Soft Feel BRITE did have “drop and stop” capabilities. As a matter of fact, I had several shots spin back from their pitch mark making it almost seem like a tour ball.

I really thought that the Soft Feel BRITE offered very admirable full approach spin.

Distance

When it came to the distance of the Soft Feel BRITE, I really had mixed feelings. In adjudicating things from a distance standpoint, there really had to be a level of objectivity involved. One round was in very comfortable weather from a temperature standpoint, but the air was heavy with humidity. A couple of rounds had literally perfect golf weather. We’re talking low to mid 70’s and sunny, blue skies. And then there were a couple of scorchers too!

When it came to distance, I found that the Soft Feel BRITE was inconsistent. Out of the same dozen I had swings with a 9-iron on Par 3’s that barely flew 130 yards. Bear in mind that my average 9-iron is 140-150 yards. But then, I had an 8-iron fly 165 yards land over the green and come to rest 20 yards behind the green. More often than not though, I found that the Soft Feel BRITE was about a full club shorter than my gamer or against balls tested of the same genre. I can handle the golf ball being a little bit shorter, but the inconsistency that I experienced always had me second-guessing my club selection. That’s never a good feeling that inspires confidence.

Making my testing even more polarizing was the distance with the metalwoods and driver. I thought that the distance offered by the Soft Feel was reasonable. The dimple pattern which consists of 338 dimples is quite typical as far as distance golf balls go. But again, there were hints of inconsistency throughout my dozen. Some drives that were absolutely “nutted” off of the sweet spot were longer than my gamer. Meanwhile, there were other drives that were met with the same kind of swing that went nowhere, Thinking back, it was the sleeve of #3 balls where this was noticed with both the irons and metalwoods.

The feel off of the driver etc was very nice, and again the feel is what I think the hallmark of these golf balls truly are.

Visibility

I really liked the visibility of the Soft Feel BRITE. For the last couple of seasons, I’ve really struggled with tracking the flight of my white golf ball in subdued, overcast skies. The BRITE is my “cup of tea” as it was easy for me to track in overcast and sunny skies alike.

As far as finding these golf balls in the fairway, it’s no issue except for when you’re “dew sweeping” first thing in the morning and it’s bright out. This isn’t an issue with strictly the Soft Feel BRITE as it can be encountered with any golf ball. In this situation, I found that I had to get up ahead of the golf ball and look back down the fairway to locate my golf ball. But, when there aren’t the conditions that I just described and the fairways are void of dew, the Soft Feel BRITE sticks out like a sore thumb. Easy to locate in the fairway, rough, or on the green from way back in the fairway the Soft Feel BRITE is easy to locate.

The Finish

At the end of the day, the Soft Feel BRITE is a golf ball that some golfers will like. there are pro’s to the Soft Feel BRITE. I really like the feel and the high-visibility offered by these golf balls. I also liked the full shot approach spin. I am also quite fond of the matte finish and the fair price point.

However, I’m not necessarily sold on the full-swing distance or greenside spin of the Soft Feel BRITE. This is in fact a “distance ball” so the adage “it is what it is” does come into play.

The Soft Feel BRITE is worth a look and could prove to be valuable in early spring and fall golf conditions. Would I go out of my way to buy another dozen? That answer is very unlikely. I’d rather spend a couple more dollars and purchase the Q-Star or especially the Q-Star Tour. Hmm, the Q-Star Tour in BRITE Red? Now we’re talking!!

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee