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These Golf Balls "Really" Explode Off the Face

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So, I am a fan of the Volvik Vivid series. I'll admit it, I like the colors. Judge me not too harshly. I can't help it they just look cool. Plus I find them much easier to follow in the sky. Sometimes I play the white ones, sometimes the orange sherbet ones, sometimes even the lime green ones. Having said all of that, this post isn't about Volvik Vivids.

It's about these golf balls:
I was in a sporting goods store and saw these for cheap. The weather is getting crappy and I figured what could it hurt to try these as they are about 1/3 the price of Volviks. Maybe they could be my "crappy weather" ball? 

I teed it up on the first hole and "Wack!" …"What on Earth was that cloud of powder?" 

That was the ball exploding off the club face The cover literally comes off the ball when you hit it. 

I've never seen anything like it before. I took a picture of before and after ONE SHOT with the ball. The outer surface of the ball literally comes off in one strike. You can literally see the cloud of I'll call it dust that flies off the ball on impact. After one hole the ball is nearly completely smooth. I was wondering if they are allowed to say "Matte Finish, High Visibility Cover" if that matte finish and cover comes off after the fist hit?  
Needless to say I'll stick with my Vivids. 

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2 hours ago, iacas said:

I'd write to the company. That obviously shouldn't happen.

Good idea. I probably should have thought of that. I'll let you know how it pans out. 

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I love the Vivids too. Like you mentioned, I track them better in flight and can spot them a mile away. That said, Cut Golf Yellow feel almost identical to the Volviks for $19/dz...might check them out for your "bad weather ball". They have 3 matte colors...and white for the normal guys too. www.cutgolf.co/collections/golf-balls

This just reminded me that I bought a box of Nitro Pulsar's (matte finish, lime colored) for like $12.50/dz at Wally-World to check out...after reading your experience here, maybe I'll just give those to the kids to test...

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@Joey, Thanks, brother.

I'll check those out. Today is 33 degrees and raining like a big dog. So, perhaps I can get out there still a few more times this year. 

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On 11/9/2018 at 2:02 AM, Joey G said:

I love the Vivids too. Like you mentioned, I track them better in flight and can spot them a mile away. That said, Cut Golf Yellow feel almost identical to the Volviks for $19/dz...might check them out for your "bad weather ball". They have 3 matte colors...and white for the normal guys too. www.cutgolf.co/collections/golf-balls

This just reminded me that I bought a box of Nitro Pulsar's (matte finish, lime colored) for like $12.50/dz at Wally-World to check out...after reading your experience here, maybe I'll just give those to the kids to test...

Bro did you order those from Cut? Did they take a long time to ship?

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20 hours ago, colin007 said:

Bro did you order those from Cut? Did they take a long time to ship?

Direct from Cut, had them in a couple of days. 

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3 hours ago, Joey G said:

Direct from Cut, had them in a couple of days. 

Thanks...I ordered three boxes on Nov 9, still haven't even shipped yet.

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19 minutes ago, colin007 said:

Thanks...I ordered three boxes on Nov 9, still haven't even shipped yet.

I get my Snells in < a week (and live farther from Boston than you do).

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

I get my Snells in < a week (and live farther from Boston than you do).

🙂

I wanted a yellow ball but I think the Snells are only two layers in yellow, correct?

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12 minutes ago, colin007 said:

I wanted a yellow ball but I think the Snells are only two layers in yellow, correct?

The Get Sum, yeah. Okay.

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This is Captain Obvious, but wait for Black Friday, companies will usually tweet out deals.

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On 11/6/2018 at 2:20 PM, ChetlovesMer said:

Good idea. I probably should have thought of that. I'll let you know how it pans out. 

Yeah, gotta be a manufacturing glitch. I remember when the first 2 piece balls were coming out. My Brother teed up a "Lee Trevino" by whatever company made them, and the damn thing split in half when he hit it, each half whirring off into the trees on either side of the tee box! 

I notice the package says "Conforms with USGA Rules". Didn't know the USGA allowed disintegrating golf balls!

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On ‎11‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 4:12 PM, colin007 said:

Bro did you order those from Cut? Did they take a long time to ship?

Sorry, didn't see this question. Yep, I ordered them. I got the orange and a urethane sampler pack. I got them in a couple of days. Between work and the fact that it started snowing here I haven't had a chance to play them. I will say they are priced well and certainly arrived quickly. I'm anxious the give 'em a hit. 

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On ‎11‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 11:22 AM, iacas said:

I'd write to the company. That obviously shouldn't happen.

Okay, so I ended up contacting the company via facebook. They IM'ed back and forth with me for a few minutes. They asked for my address to send me new golf balls. They also asked for my golf size. Anyway, yesterday I got 15 new golf balls in the mail, along with 3 golf gloves, and a golf towel. 

So, I give them credit. They are trying to make it right. I hit the balls yesterday and they do seem to be okay. (Although, they are not going to make it as my "winter ball", I like the Cut Brand balls better.) Over-all, all is well that ends well. 

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