Volvik golf balls are notable for one thing; vibrant colors. If you really want to take a swing at pink, orange or yellow balls, Volvik is your best bet. While they have only been around since 2010, even Bubba Wilson used Volvik golf balls in 2017.
Even though the colors make them stand out, is Volvik really just about color? Or is there some other reason it has been growing in popularity recently? I tested out some Volvik golf balls to help you answer these questions.
Best Volvik Golf Balls
Volvik’s vivid is one of the coolest balls to use. This ball started the trend for matte finish balls and it is available in white, yellow, pink, purple, red, orange, green and blue for high visibility. People with poor eyesight can have their pick of various colors. It is perfect for mid handicap players, you can get the most of these balls with a slow swing of 70mph.
Slices and hooks do not work very well but the balls will go straight when you want them to. Another noticeable thing is the super soft texture so the performance on the green is superb. It rolls nicely. I would conclude that the distance is not all that impressive even with the 3-piece construction but it is pretty fun to play.
Volvik S3 Tour & Volvik S4 Tour
The S4 tour golf ball takes it up a notch with a 4-piece construction, urethane cover and 90-compression. It is really special because it can go toe to toe with Titleist Pro V1 which is a regular for golf tournaments. Unlike Volvik’s usual, this S4 model is a little bit more professional with just green and white balls. It gives great distance off the tee but you will need a fast swing to get extra yards.
It is pretty obvious that the S4 is an improvement of the S3, I would say the S3 feels softer but the S4 performs better off drivers and wedges. For one, you get higher launch angle and spin, although the difference is not much, that extra yards it gives is quite important. The covers for both the S3 and S4 may scuff easily but this does not affect its performance at all. Overall, these two balls are for advanced players, slow swings just won’t cut it, you need a super-fast swing speed.
S3 Tour is a little more versatile than the S4 with 3 colors; orange, white and pink. It is a 3-piece urethane cover ball that is appropriate for an intermediate golfer. I’m going to be honest with you, the S4 performs better in my opinion but S3 is still pretty cool.
Volvik Marvel pack
Volvik is just the embodiment of fun, the Volvik marvel pack will save you from other golfers claiming your balls because of its uniqueness. This is similar to the vivid balls but with ionomer cover instead. With a compression of 75, it is quite soft. You can get a good distance even with slow wedge swings. If you are the patriotic type, there is also the USA pack with flag colored golf balls.
Because of all their playful looks, Volvik balls feel like it will fall short in performance but that did not happen at all. They are not cheap balls so a lot of work was put into the design of each ball. The marketing strategy of getting customers with colors was genius but what really keeps people going back to Volvik golf balls is the high quality, awesomeness and durability.