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.
Category Comparison: Tour
Spec: (Four) 4 Piece / Layers
The Volvik S4 is a Tour premium golf-ball which retails for $48 a dozen (MSRP) and it's designed for low handicappers seeking for maximum distance and control. Also, the S4 is the company's straightest Tour golf ball on the market, built for faster swing speeds and providing a piercing ball flight and a state of the art, high-grade, reinforced Urethane-made coating. These features will provide you with the ultimate performance in terms of feel and spin rate, together with unparalleled ball flight. This new tour caliber ball features a four piece construction with an urethane cover, it provides a butter-smooth feeling on all shots and it's pretty loud off the driver. In terms of distance, the Volvik S4 is exceptional, as it offers superior distance through Volvik's patented dual-power core, which uses Bismuth metal into its built for providing you with a huge amount of explosiveness.
Bismuth, unlike other metals, expands three and a half percent in volume, optimizing the energy transfer, leading to longer shots. The Volvik S4 is designed for superior control, consistent flight and deadly accuracy, due to its rock-solid inner core, that delivers low driver spin and also high spin when using short irons, for ultimate control. The urethane-made coating of the Volvik S4 offers superior durability and feel, and it also helps with optimizing spin rates, thanks to its specially designed cover, which uses a proprietary technology for improved spin control and a supremely soft-feel upon impact.
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