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 Vista iS specially designed and built for offering unparalleled playability for tour-golfers, together with increased green-side spin and a softer feel than ever before. Volvik brags about the Volvik Vista iS as being the perfect feeling ball for advanced golfers. In order to achieve that goal, Volvik packed this baby with their best technologies and no less than thirteen patents, making for a state of the art golf ball, deadly accurate and featuring explosive distance, great putting feel and optimal spin rates. In terms of green-side spin and feel, the Volvik Vista iS is superior even when compared to the Vista iV, which was already great in this department. Just like the Vista iV, the iS features the same world's first patented dual core built, i.e. a hard inner core and a soft outer layer, in which the company added an exotic metal called bismuth for added elasticity and explosiveness.
Also, the Volvik Vista iS comes with a higher 95 compression for more control and boasts the same cover-coating, the extremely tough and durable Zirconium HZ. But the main thing about the iS is the improved distance and the enhanced durability, without sacrificing spin in the process. The dimple pattern of the ball is Volvik's patented 392 Cube Octahedron, and it works together with the four layer built, for providing you with more distance off the tee than any other ball in the company's portfolio. Also, you'll definitely enjoy the softer feel (compared to the Vista iV of course) of the Volvik Vista iS if that's your cup of tea, Bottom line, if you're seeking for a premium golf ball with great feel, accuracy, spin and distance, you've just hit jackpot!
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