09/16/2014

I recently reviewed a golf ball from an Australian company called Vision Golf. And, while I have never heard of them (and I suspect you haven’t either) I have a couple of interesting observations about their product, the Vision golf ball.

First observation was the ball’s markings, as they were distinctively large and even included a number 8! And so, although my samples were bright yellow (I normally play traditional white), I agreed to give them a try. I imagine the larger number and the color factor into their whole “vision” marketing plan.

The visual aspect of these balls is one of their main selling points. According to Vision Golf, the Vision snowflake icon “describes the hi-visibility cool blue-white color of the cover on this traditional styled ball.”

I played 5 or 6 rounds with these golf balls, usually alternating between them and a more established brand.

My experience: their performance was competent but nothing special. Certainly not up to the same level as a higher end golf ball. The distance was fairly comparable, but the spin and feel was not up to par with premium golf balls.

This leads me to ask the question – What’s the point?

Well, apparently these golf balls are made of a material that absorbs sunlight and makes them very easy to see even in brilliant sunshine. I have to admit they are very bright yellow golf balls and are easy to see.

But if that’s all they’ve got going for them, I don’t get it. Despite the fact this golf ball glowed in the rough, it’s seems to be keeping its other benefits in the dark!