TaylorMade Noodle Neon Matte Red/Lime Green Golf Balls
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Spin: Mid

Dimples: 342

Compression: Low

Category Comparison: Value

Spec: (Two) 2 Piece / Layers

Cover: Surlyn Cover

Core: REACT core

Price: $19.99

The TaylorMade Noodle Neon Matte Red/Lime Green golf balls retail for $19.99 a dozen and they're described by the company as performance in flying colors. The “noodles” are available in 2 distinct colorways (for now, there's more to come), red and lime green, yet besides their appearance, they're pretty much identical in all regards, being engineered with a low compression-high speed core, which means they're long and soft. Their “flying colors” translate into great visibility on the golf course, while their matte paint finish is aimed at helping you play better and have more fun, which after all, is why we play this beautiful game. Now, since everybody loves colorful golf balls, it's great news that the “noodle” is back. What's new with its latest 2018 reiteration?

Well, the Noodle series of golf balls from TaylorMade was created for, let's say recreational players, yet being truly long and soft, and just as good as any other piece of golf gear, while boasting a very affordable price. It's interesting that TaylorMade asks basically the same price for the Noodle Neon golf balls in 2018 as they did 18 years ago, when these babies first hit the market, and that does not count in inflation, i.e. they're now cheaper than ever before. Technically speaking, the TaylorMade Noodle golf balls boast a 2-piece construction and it features a Surlyn cover, for durability of course. The “engine” consists of TaylorMade's proprietary REACT core, which has a low 62 compression. To make a long story short, the TaylorMade Noodle golf balls are built and designed to help millions of golfers to have massive fun, being long and soft golf balls offering iconic performance at bargain prices, with a twist, that makes for awesome visibility and more fun than ever before.

*Category key

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