Gear: Wilson Staff DUO+ golf balls
Price: $19.99 per dozen
Specs: 36-compression, two-piece ball with Surlyn cover
Available: Jan. 27
Wilson has made some of the lowest-compression, softest-feeling golf balls for several seasons, and for 2020 the Chicago-based company has released another: the Staff DUO Soft+.
The Staff DUO Soft+ is a two-piece ball designed to provide golfers with more distance thanks to its new VelocitiCor, a new core formulation. The company said it helps the Staff DUO Soft+ produce 1 to 1.5 mph more ball speed, which translates to about 4 to 6 more yards of distance.
Wilson also said the Staff DUO Soft+ is the lowest-spinning two-piece ball on the market. That could make it ideally suited for golfers who battle a slice or a hook because lower overall spin should translate to decreased sidespin and straighter shots.
While the Staff DUO Soft+ does not produce as much greenside spin as other Wilson offerings, it does produce a higher launch angle off irons and wedges, so approach shots should come down with a more vertical angle of descent, which will add stopping power.