Volvik Vivid Golf Ball Review
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Spin: Mid

Dimples: 322 dimple design

Compression: Mid

Category Comparison: Premium

Spec: (Three) 3 Piece / Layers

Cover: Ionomer Cover

Core: Large

Price: $26.95

The Volvik Vivid golf ball is a product that really lives up to its name, as it comes in vibrant colors (hence the vivid nomenclature) and a unique matte finish, which gives this baby the appearance of a ball sans dimples. However, if you pick it up from the ground, you’ll realize they’re still there. Volvik is a relatively new kid on the block, being a South Korean company located in some place I cannot even pronounce. The Volvik Vivid boasts 7 colorways to choose from and the company claims this is the world’s first matte finished golf ball. This baby boasts a three piece construction and it’s aimed at players with swing speeds in the 70-90 miles per hour range, which means slower swingers. The ball comes with an 80 compression, and due to its neon colors, offers excellent visibility.

The combo of matte finish, vivid colors and good responsiveness makes for a golf ball which performs as expected from a three piece design, delivering impressive results on medium to slow shots. Slower swingers will definitely be happy with the Volvik Vivid’s explosive distance. The ball’s neon colors make it very easy to spot around the course, which means you’ll recuperate most of them on the long term. Also, you’ll be able to spot the ball easier while in the air, i.e. you’ll definitely improve your swing, strike and overall technique as you’ll be capable to follow the trajectory further and see the ball better. Keep in mind that the Volvik Vivid plays on the soft side so to speak, which means higher speeds and longer carry with mid-low spin, compared to other products on the market. To put it simply, this the easiest ball to see, which means fun for anyone, and really long, as it will stay in the air longer than other golf balls. With regard to softness, the Vivid golf ball is not as soft as Tour level balls, feeling more like a Srixon Z Star, yet it feels quite soft off the putter. Considering its mid-range price bracket, the Volvik Vivid offers great value for money and is very easy to recommend, especially for slow swingers.

*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