Vice Tour Golf Ball Review
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Spin: Mid

Dimples: 392 aerodynamic dimple design

Compression: Mid

Category Comparison: Value

Spec: (Three) 3 Piece / Layers

Cover: Surlyn Cover

Core: HESC (high energy speed core)

Price: $15.95

The Vice Tour retail for $15.95 a dozen (MSRP) and they can be described as premium golf balls which are offered at a very affordable price. The company is currently selling a variety of different golf balls, aimed at satisfying basically every level of player, but at lower prices compared to what the big names in the industry are currently offering. And the Vice Tour definitely has that “more for less” thing in its pedigree. Compared to the Vice Pro, which is the softest of the bunch, the Tour is pretty similar in all regards, yet it produces a higher pitch sound at impact, thus feeling a tad firmer than its sibling. Also, just like the Pro, the Vice Tour comes with a soft cover, which offers more than adequate spin on wedge shots and pitches, while performing well (as expected actually) in the short game.

If you want to get into technicalities, the Vice Tour features a 3 piece construction and boasts its DuPont™ Surlyn cover and a 392 aerodynamic dimple design. The Tour is a very stable and durable golf ball by any metrics, and it’s engineered to offer a constant ball flight, while delivering an interesting melange of minimum dispersion and long carry. The Tour also excels in terms of greenside control and it delivers a soft gentle feel, being aimed at players of all levels. The Tour’s cover is basically a state of the art ethylene copolymer, a hardened plastic in layman’s terms, which gives it tremendous resilience and resistance, without sacrificing its soft feel in the process. The improved dimple design of the Vice Tour boosts the ball’s aerodynamics and promotes a stable flight in its trajectory, while dramatically reducing the lateral movement off the tee. Finally, the Tour comes with the company’s patented KIL putting line, in order to satisfy your alignment/putting needs.

*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