Snell Golf MTB Black Golf Ball Review
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Spin: High

Dimples: 360

Compression: Mid

Category Comparison: Tour

Spec: (Three) 3 Piece / Layers

Cover: urethane Cover

Core: lower Compression Core

Price: $31.99

The Snell Golf MTB Black golf balls retail for $31.99 (MSRP) and they're the new generation of the original MTB, featuring a three piece construction and a 360 dimple pattern. Just like the Red version, the MTB Black offer a premium look and feel due to their urethane cover, which also provides great feel and durability, while promoting outstanding short game control. The new gen boasts a 7 percent lower Compression Core, aimed at increasing distance via lowering spin off the driver. To make a long story short, if you’re looking for a premium golf ball that performs just as good as any Tour caliber ball, yet you don't want to break the bank in the process, the MTB Black is the ideal choice. Basically, if you want top notch quality for less money, which by the way is any golfer's wet dream, the MTB Black really delivers, three years after the company's original MTB golf ball hit the markets.

The ball's urethane cover gives it a premium feel, and feels slightly softer compared to, let's say the ProV1, and a tad deeper sound at impact off the putter; the same story holds true when hitting it off the wedge. On the long game, the MTB Black golf ball is very similar to the Red variety, being in the same ball park give or take, with quasi identical spin numbers and ball speed. You'll observe a slight difference between the Red and the Black on approach shots, where the former produces a little bit more ball flight and a higher spin, especially if you're using the short irons. However, the company claims that the MTB Black is aimed at better players, so keep that in mind when you're out shopping. In the short game, the MTB Black will deliver more spin than the ProV1. After all is said and done, considering the price tag, the MTB Black golf ball offers amazing value for your money, i.e. you'll have a hard time finding an urethane covered ball for 30 bucks a dozen, and you should definitely take advantage of this rare opportunity.

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*Category key


– 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


– 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


– 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