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: Value
Spec: (Two) 2 Piece / Layers
The Volvik Vista DS 77 is built for a soft feel and extreme distance, being the perfect choice for players with a swing speed between 70 and 90 miles per hour. The ball's name is inspired from its compression rating, which is obviously 77. Volvik created the Vista DS 77 focusing on golfers with low to medium swing speeds who wish to acquire extra distance for their game. In order to generate the maximum amount of yardage, the ball comes with all sorts of distance enhancing features, i.e. every technology available in the company's portfolio. To enumerate just a few, let's talk about the high COR (short for coefficient of restitution, i.e. the higher the COR the more distance you get for your swing speed) for maximizing ball speed and the aforementioned 77 compression rating which reduces spin, these two working in tandem for providing you with extreme distance.
The Volvik Vista DS 77 also comes with a high velocity core which further increases speed, featuring a dual-core built for more spin on the green-side (with wedges) and less spin off the tee. The low driver-spin together with the longer impact time minimizes side-spin and increases yardage. The Volvik Vista DS 77 is built for delivering reduced drag for more distance due to its superior aerodynamics and, consequentially, an increased flight time off the tee via its soft Dual Spin core and the 372 dimple pattern on its cover. The soft core of the DS 77 is designed for providing excellent putting feel, a pleasant soft feel upon impact and more accurate shots, round after round. The Volvik Vista DS 77 is available in yellow, orange and white and it costs $22.99 per dozen (MSRP).
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