Spin Zone: Hot List ball spin chart shows more spin at lower prices
How different are golf balls? Golf Digest’s 2017 golf ball Hot List, is a good starting point to see which balls resonated most with our players, and which technologies we found to be the most interesting. What we’re seeing more this year than ever before however, is more instances of golf balls that produce the kind of greenside spin that previously was reserved only for the most expensive balls.
As we’ve done for many years, we test all the balls on the Hot List with wedge shots to show how they perform differently on these greenside shots. Using our Foresight Sports GC2 launch monitor, we evaluated each ball’s spin and launch angle on a player test of 40-yard wedge shots. We used a 60-degree Cleveland RTX-3 CB for the shot, which was a lower-flighted pitch that carries most of the way to the green and then ideally stops after a few bounces. (In other words, not a 40-yard shot that is mostly played along the ground.)
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