Volvik Vista iV golf ball
Thursday, May 22, 2014
With seven ball models, Volvik says it can provide a choice of performance characteristics to match every swing and every game. For better players, that choice might be the Vista iV.
For years, Volvik, with global headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, and Volvik USA offices in Orlando, Fla., was known for its distinctive three-piece Crystal ball and a wide palette of colors.
The colors are still there – orange, yellow, pink, green and white – in the Vista iV. The four-piece Vista iV has emerged as a player’s ball with optimal distance. The ball is popular with female touring pros on the Volvik staff and is being used by a handful of male touring pros, including former Masters champion Craig Stadler.
The Vista iV features a Dual Core with a soft outer layer and hard inner core. A metal called bismuth is used to create elasticity and explosiveness in the core, according to Volvik. The cover features zirconium, an extremely strong metal, which Volvik says adds durability without sacrificing spin control.
When Stadler joined Volvik this year, he gravitated immediately to the Vista iV and used the ball in the Masters (a green ball in the Par 3 Contest and a white one in the tournament).
The Vista iV has 392 dimples. Volvik lists the compression as 95, although compression tests and measurements can be widely different from one manufacturer to another.
Looking at driver swing speeds, Volvik prescribes the Vista iV for a wide audience that includes swing speeds of 80 mph and higher.
Cost: $44.99 per dozen.