Instant Golf® Special Report
2014-2015 Golf Ball Reviews and Ratings
Golf Ball Engineer
Director of Swing Instruction, Instant Golf®
to a season of great golf, wherever you are playing in 2015
requesting this report you are most likely looking to answer
a great golf ball for my game?"
it's important to think of any golf ball you tee up as a game
improvement ball, whether you are a 30 or +3 (breaking par)
handicap golfer. Your golf ball should maximize your potential,
not work against it.
a professional golf ball engineer, I have designed
balls for golfers ranging from top
touring pros to high
category you find yourself in, I can tell you that it is very
important to define what the proper
the goal is quite similar for golfers at both extremes of the
skill and experience scale.
should be using a product that allows you to maximize
driver distance for your Swing Speed (SS) while controlling
any unintended side spin (slice, hook, etc..).
a ball with good green
side and putting performance for your short game improvement.
the average PGA pro driver swing speed is 112 mph,
the average handicap golfer's swing speed is about 90
immediately we can see the need for the wide range of golf
ball constructions to accommodate the higher collision speed
of the pros, not to mention their different spin requirements
to hit all those high skill level shots you watch on the
let's look at some of the keys to maximizing distance and unintended
side spin control.
my driver impact video below and then allow me to explain:
Performance from a golf ball relies on several factors.
Here are the most important:
Compression of the Golf Ball (for your SS)
to take advantage of all the incredible spring effect
of today's trampoline driver faces.
golf ball must be launched at the optimal launch
angle and initial spin rate.
importantly, you must be using a golf
ball designed for your swing speed, side spin issues,
equipment, goals, etc...
3 factors, by far the most important for golfers
is to Maximize the Compression of the
core of the golf ball in
order to take advantage of the maximum spring effect
of today's incredible drivers.
of the core as The Engine of a golf ball.
car doesn't move until the engine is engaged. In a similar
fashion, a golf ball doesn't fly until the core of the ball
is engaged. The core gives life to the total ball construction.
ability to which you can engage the core with the club face
determines how fast the ball leaves the club face, ultimately
resulting in either optimal distance or poor distance for
your swing speed (SS).
fact, if you are not maximizing the compression of the
golf ball given your specific swing speed, then you will
close to benefitting from the fantastic engineering and
performance built into today's golf balls.
at the golf ball and its blue inner core in the picture
is hardly being deformed and retains most of its circular
not being transferred to the core. The result is a loss
of distance and poor spin control:
ball in the picture below is being compressed much more
efficiently! Look at the deformation in that core. This
golf ball is
ready to explode off the face of that club powered by the
core (the engine).
can be sure the difference in distance will be dramatic
compared to the first inefficient hit (even
if both swing speeds are identical).
It is critical that every golfer compresses
the golf ball to
the full extent of their swing speed.
the core, maximize your momentum transfer
through that core, watch your distance jump dramatically.
leaks in the downswing and through impact are the biggest
loss of distance potential. It can't be overstated (more
on this later).
let's look at the types of Golf Balls on the market today
and their constructions:
Large Rubber Core
Cover (ionomer or urethane)
Core (single or dual rubber core)
Mantle or boundary layer (in green)
3) Cover (ionomer or urethane)
few quick definitions:
1) Ionomer is a thermoplastic (plastic) material that
is durable, resistant to cutting, and versatile.
Urethane is a rubber material used
for covers. It is very soft, but typically not as durable
Mantle or inner layers lie between
the core and the cover. They give ball engineers another
variable that can be used to optimize the performance
of the golf ball.
Piece Golf Balls:
general terms, 2 piece balls are your distance balls. They
come in different compressions from very soft to higher
compressions (typically used in long drive competitions).
they are made from 2 components, a core (engine)
and a cover, they are less costly than the other,
more elaborate constructions.
golf balls are also lower spinning, which is
a blessing and a curse!
the tee, the low initial spin reduces hook and
slice spin, a great benefit.
on approach shots and green side, the firmer
covers and lower spin can be challenging.
is one of the reasons you don't see the pros
using 2-P balls, even though under some
circumstances, they may be longer off the tee.
Piece Golf Balls:
are almost limitless possibilities when a construction
has this many components.
multi component constructions vary from 3-Piece
hybrid balls (plastic
covered) to premium, "Tour Balls".
latter have very soft urethane covers for enhanced
greenside feel, responsive mantle layers, and
variable compression (soft or firm) cores.
piece balls are typically for players with
higher swing speeds that generate
higher spin. The additional layers allow for
a more optimal ball flight to counteract the
effects of excessive spin. They also reduce
the spin off the driver for maximum distance.
mantle or casing layers (compared to 2-3 balls)
also enable engineers to maximize performance
across a wider range of clubs in the bag. Hence,
each ball component may affect individual club
performance optimally (an added luxury).
manufacturing process is more intricate and
the urethane cover material is costly, hence
the price jump for this category of balls.
for the players that they benefit, they are worth
kind of golfer are you?
ball selection should begin with an
honest assessment of your game and your goals.
look at some categories:
or Inconsistent Golfer
you are new to the game or have been playing
for some time but still have inconsistency then
this is your category.
misses may consist of frequent slices, hooks,
topped shots, pushs and pulls, etc...
score is typically 97 or greater for
18 holes and your handicap is
over 20 (about 50% of recreational golfers fall
in this category).
reduce some of that unintended side spin
and compress the ball more efficiently,
then you can benefit
from a lower spinning, 2 piece golf ball.
your goal is to compress the ball most efficiently
for your swing speed, 2 piece balls come in a
variety of ball compressions.
2 Piece Golf Balls for Moderate/Slower
Swing Speeds (<=90
Noodle Long and Soft
extremely efficient core for maximum
and durable Ionomer cover.
aerodynamics for increased carry and
long in independent testing (~90 mph
Power Distance Soft
swing speeds (lower compression core).
Ionomer cover for enhanced greenside
trajectory for optimal carry and roll.
in independent testing (~90 mph swing
Piece Golf Balls for Moderate/Faster Swing
Speeds (>90 mph):
2013 model with
more distance and accuracy off the
- Large Energetic
Gradient Growth™ core
for more Ball Speed.
Pana-Tetra enhanced Ionomer cover for
- Spinskin™ proprietray
cover coating for greenside control.
NXT Tour S
high velocity, low spin core.
spin construction for straighter
feeling Fusablend cover with great
alignment aid (double arrow) side
soft 2 piece distance ball with great
only 2 piece, urethane (like
a Tour ball) covered product.
Digest "Hot List" award winner.
design promotes shallow ground attack
angle for incseased roll.
are fairly accomplished but suffer from the occasional
big number (a 7 or 8). You're
basically a par and bogey golfer with an occasional
scores range from the higher 80's to the mid
You have a pretty good
handle on your game and are looking to become
a little more consistent in order to shoot in
80's consistently and begin to flirt with the 70's.
this level you have a decent handle on your
side spin. You have a basic shot shape (straight,
fade, or draw) on your base "good" shot.
means you are beginning to control the spin of
the ball. Therefore, you can benefit from a ball
with higher spin, particularly on shots into
would benefit from a 3 Piece Ionomer covered
golf ball. This category
of ball, hybrids, will afford great
distance with a
bit more iron and greenside spin.
3 Piece Ionomer (soft plastic) Covered Golf
with new multi-layer (2
distance with great forgiveness on
stopping short game control
like more expensive balls.
alignment aid (double arrow) side
Spin Performance in a premium 3-P
compression Energetic Gradient Growth™ Core.
feeling ball construction (64
launch, low spin for extreme distance.
multilayer performance with soft surlyn
dimple design promotes more roll on
layer reduces hook and slice spin
for straighter shots.
Digest "Hot List" award winner.
You are a skilled golfer and have
a handle on most aspects of the game.
handicap is <12
and you score in the 70's and low 80's.
have command of your swing, spin, and hit the
ball with authority
and consistency. Your touch around the greens
is excellent and you have a handful of birdies
round to offset your bad hole.
need a ball that is long off the tee but provides
the feel you desire for the shots around the green
and putting; the scoring shots. You can benefit
from a 3-5 Piece performance ball with
a Urethane cover.
3-4 Piece Urethane Covered
Pro V1 2013 Version
Ball on Worldwide Tours.
durable, Urethane Elastomer(TM) cover.
faster core with ionomer casing
- Drop-and-Stop(TM) greenside
for swing speeds < 105 mph.
urethane cover for Tour caliber control.
lower compression core for straighter
and softer than the original B330-RX
available; B330-RXS with very
soft, extra spin cover.
Value in a 3 Piece urethane covered
S-Tech low compression core for soft
dimples for max dimple coverage
and flight stability.
urethane cover for exceptional short
Pro V1x 2013 Version
PGA Tour wins than any other
durable, Urethane Elastomer(TM) cover.
Spin & Increased Velocity for Long,
- Drop-and-Stop(TM) greenside control.
Layer design for optimum spin
control off every club.
to deliver optimal performance in
Distance, Launch, Control, Spin,
Launch/Low spin for maximum carry
cover for soft feel on wedges/putter.
Mantle design for High Launch/Low
Spin off driver.
Soft urethane cover for added greenside
lower compression core for straighter
Dual Dimple technology for increased
roll on impact.
standard B330 model.
using the Selection Guide above,
you now have a better understanding of the various
approaches to maximizing the performance of golf
balls for many different types of players.
different ball components and materials can be
modified into what seems like an infinite array
and compressions, all with the goal of making
a golf ball that strikes the balance between
driver distance, spin control,
and short game/putting feel.
having worked with golfers on ball fitting
and flight optimization for ~20 years it is no
that many golfers are interested in more distance
off the tee.
Driver Distance is achieved through
ball launch condition that has:
Launch Angle with Low Spin
diagram below shows a visual representation of
what I am talking about.
would you rather play your second shot from??
(Hint: It's in Green!):
can also see that the Blue and Red lines
in the diagram fall short of this equation.
PGA and LPGA Tour Pro is in the "Green
Zone" above. The
fact is their livelihood depends
equipment is matched perfectly to their swing speeds, but they
also have Repeating Golf Swings that enable them to
refine and optimize their launch conditions.
get every inch out of the golf ball product they tee up in
report, I have described in detail the importance of Compressing
the Golf Ball on every shot, but particularly with the driver.
assures you are activating the core of the golf ball for maximum
explosion off the club face.
allows you to maximize the Ball Speed off
the brand and model of golf ball you are playing.
without maximum ball speed for your swing speed, you
will not be able to achieve
the desired High Launch/Low Spin condition needed for maximum
distance (in Green above).
maximum distance from any of the products listed above is contingent
upon compressing the core. It is critical.
maximum compression, you can be leaving 10-30 yards
the starting gate and
destroying your scoring potential.
in my early golfing days, I was inconsistent and stuck with
a mid/high teens handicap.
was also not maximizing my potential
the tee. Admittedly, my ball speed was low and my playing
partners would often tease and "let me have it" as
would be a few years later while in the golf industry working
with top players that I would discover what
I call “The
Key To A Repeating Golf Swing”.
While testing golf
ball designs with touring pros, I had a unique vantage point
to view and “absorb” the best swings
in the game as they sampled our new ball designs.
I would stand
there with these top men and women players and marvel at the
sound of impact and the quality of the compression they were
achieving with their swings (ball after ball).
day I noticed something that all these great swings had in common that I
had overlooked for years. It was my “Aha” moment!
That quickly led to a theory, some testing, and bang, the proof
in my own game. It was real, it worked, and it transformed my
game, virtually overnight.
was solved and my true Repeating
Golf Swing was born.
distances jumped, my scores plummeted,
and I had become a player (not
just a golfer).
Since that day on the test range, I have had the privilege of
teaching The Key to 1000's of golfers all over the
world, both in person and via the internet. The testimonials
astounding and it gives me great pleasure to share my experience
with eager, serious golfers.
the exact method I use every time I swing a golf club (driver
sand wedge). It is the fundamental of a sound repeating golf
swing and I
not play without it.
Even if I
haven’t played for awhile, I
can pull those clubs from the car trunk, head to the range
or course, and use
The Key to immediately dial in my repeating swing. You will be
able to do the same if you diligently apply what I would like
to show you today.
under pressure, The Key will guide me (and you) through
the round from start to finish.
Just as it
did for me when I
first broke 80, you will experience a new governing
force in your swing. You will be a master of your swing and
it. As one student put it, “now I can feel it – now
I know it.”
I’d like the opportunity you help you transform your game
this season. I’ve been where you are right now with your
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Let’s shorten your path to success and put the frustration
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are in the world.
all my years of playing golf, I have concluded that a
golfer can not break 80 without a Repeating Golf Swing.
does not have to be perfect, but it must be reproducible.
When a repeating swing takes form, a whole new level
results as the golfer is now able to play the game the
way it was intended.
trademark move, The Key to a Repeating
Golf Swing, delivers
the club head right back through the ball with precision power
and control. It is the star of the show.
was truly this discovery that enabled me to:
my scores from the 110's to the 70's after struggling for years
with inconsistent ball striking and a stagnant handicap.
will be showing you exactly what I've shown over 10,000 golfers
61 countries the last 19+ years (over 11 years online).
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recently introduced the 7th edition of "The
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invested many hours and dollars getting everything up to my
standards and I couldn't be more pleased with the final results:
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Story - From the 100's to the 70's after a lengthy,
bitter struggle with this great game.
comment from a Ryder Cup star (watching my swing)
that reinforced my Swing Method.
to put your Golf Swing on Autopilot for every club
in your bag.
Why "traditional" instruction
fails the determined golfer and my unique solution.
denominator of all great men and women golfers
- It's not what you think!
discovery on a PGA tournament practice range that
changed my game forever.
you really need to know about alignment and grip
pressure (this is critical).
how to make your back swing consistent and Tour Caliber with
role of Your Feet in the golf swing and how
to use them correctly on every swing.
sequence images showing The Key To A Repeating Swing
role of the body and the arms in the golf swing.
Everyone get's this wrong.
how to make your back swing consistent and Tour caliber with
3 critical elements to the top of the back swing
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about the "Power L" and
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how to start your down swing for Perfect Balance
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unique drills to perfect The Key (you can do some
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The Key To A Repeating Golf Swing frees up your mind
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Thousands of golfers, from beginners to scratch
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their games and the results have been astounding (over 250
testimonials on file).
fact, the following is a note typical of the type that hit
my inbox all week. It is genuine and unsolicited:
ever even par round"
just wanted to pass on that over the last few weeks I
have being playing better and better, until
the peak which was just yesterday.
played at a local course and for the first time in my
life I shot under 80, and not just under. I
hit 38, 36.
A day of firsts, first ever even par round, first time
in the 70's, 4 birdies, just an all round amazing result.
owe a fair bit of it to you as I am adhering strictly
to your teaching.
Thanks again and best regards,
N. - Maylasia
P.S. I have just received 2 dozen (name
removed) golf balls,
the ball you recommended for my game (although the
was with a (name removed),
needless to say I'm starting to love this ball quite
a lot) and the next time out I
to try this ball. I'll check in with you early in
the new year to see if there is anything else that
instruction clears the head"
am sure you have received many testimonials in the
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purchased & read your e-book this morning - as
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before committing any further time - patience is not
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I hit the ball well & hit what I was aiming at
most of the time that is not the reason for this reply.
the first time in my 40 years of golf I felt & knew
at the top when I was in a good position to hit the
ball solidly & could predict the outcome from
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short, thank you - I now have the new sensation of
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day, dramatic improvement... Nice going Peter.
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stunning, unbelievable is all I can say."
you will by my e.mail address above I purchased
your Key system and I am amazed
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swing and went from 107 for an
average round to 90. Brilliant, stunning,
unbelievable is all I can say.
you so much for your prompt reply and superb
service you have given me, I have just
read the ‘Key’ again, just
to refresh and keep the practice going
to improve even further.
great to be able to grin on the first tee
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S. - UK
a 41! My best of the year"
about a testimonial... Your
Readers would not believe this. Read
your book Monday evening. Went to back
yard to work on your tips. On Tuesday
A.M. worked in my net on theory. Tuesday
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best of the year (4 strokes off my average).
All this within 24 hours.
Thanks so much."
Carl W. - Kentucky, USA
Note: (this gentleman is 72 years young)
best golf book I have ever read"
you so much for your comprehensive response
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I am very impressed...
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job! And I’ll be recommending you
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