Saturday, October 24, 2015
Product Review: Volvik White Color S3
What attribute was most-readily noticeable? Distance off the driver. Following a couple dozen shots with another ball, the first tee shot with the S3 was a wake-up call. Vovik says it’s the world's first patented dual power core with Bismuth metal that provides greater explosiveness. I’ll take them at their word on that. Unlike other metals, Bismuth expands 3.5% in volume, leading to greater energy transfer.
The S3's urethane cover comes with a unique coating for greater durability, but also provides improved spin control and an exceptionally soft feel at impact. Optimized spin rates allow the desired spin with short irons, while minimizing fairway-missing side spin with the driver.
But what’s with the name - “White Color” - when there’s no doubt it’s not yellow, orange, pink, etc., like many of the performance balls for which Volvik is famous? According to the company, the name comes from the fact that the golf ball is a hybrid of a white and color golf ball. A white base with a proprietary pearlescent color makes this a color ball for even the most traditional golfer, providing better visibility in light. That makes sense, I suppose.
The Volvik White Color S3 retails at $44.99 - on par with other premium ball options. As always, if you’re looking for a premium ball that fits your game, we recommend buying a sleeve and taking it to the course - first on and around the practice green, and then for the ultimate, 18-hole test. The S3 is as good as any and better than most.
Find out more at www.volvik.com.
To read our review of the Volvik Vista iS and iV, click HERE.