Some manufacturers do not reveal or emphasize the compression ratings of new golf balls. Some models are now designed and marketed to fit and appeal to a golfers preferences for price, distance, spin, feel and control.
Pinnacle is a well known golf gear manufacturer who received a well-deserved reputation for their golf-balls, i.e. a nice combo of distance and value. For the current year, 2016, we're in for a pleasant surprise from Pinnacle, as they've just hit the market with 2 new models, the Pinnacle Rush and Soft Golf balls
. Both are longer (as in yardage) yet a little bit softer than the precedent generation, and that's great in my book. The new kids on the block are built using Pinnacle's proprietary ionomer cover technology, along with the extremely vivid low-compression core, aimed at boosting the ball's speed upon impact and, in the same time, minimizing the spin. The difference between the Rush and the Soft is that the former is built with an emphasis on distance, in the traditional sense of the word, nothing spectacular, having a firmer cover and a higher compression core, whilst the latter is marketed as being the softest Pinnacle ever made, combining a low compression core and a very soft ionomere cover.
For providing you with a predictable trajectory and a penetrating flight, both models are built around Pinnacle's icosahedral dimple construction.
Needless to say, the Rush and the Soft are engineered using Pinnacle's state of the art manufacturing process, the same one used in their Titleist range, and they're available in white/yellow for the Rush and white/pink for the Soft ($16 per dozen).
Value/Recreational/Distance – Designed for mid- to high-handicap golfers with swing speeds below 90 mph; typically feature two-piece construction and firm covers; promote greater distance over high spin rates. Examples: Pinnacle Gold, Slazenger RAW Distance
Premium – Designed for low- to mid-handicap golfers with swing speeds of 90-99 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and medium-soft covers; happy medium between Value/Recreational and Tour categories for distance and spin qualities. Examples: Titleist NXT Tour, Callaway HEX Diablo
Tour/Advanced/Performance – Designed for low-handicap and professional golfers with swing speeds in excess of 100 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and soft covers; promote greater spin rates and enhanced feel over distance. Examples: Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone Tour B330