What’s new? How much do they cost? And how do they perform? Jack Backhouse brings you the low down on the new LA Golf Ball
LA Golf have released a 4-piece golf ball that they say is the new longest premium golf ball on the market. So, how did we find them? Read our LA Golf ball review to find out.
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LA Golf Ball Review: NCG Summary
This is a really durable golf ball that produces excellent ball speed and decent levels of spin with the irons and wedges. I really enjoyed pitching and chipping around the green with this ball.
The claims of better performance than the leading ball manufacturers are bold, but there is certainly an argument to say this ball provides top performance for a lot of golfers.
- Great ball speed
- spinny into greens
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LA Golf Ball Review: First Impressions
When a company brings out a ball and claims it outperforms all of Titleist’s premium balls, it is hard not to approach the test with an element of skepticism, especially when you are a lifelong Titleist ball user.
Straight away, however, the first shot I played with the LA Golf ball piqued my interest as I sent a 50-yard pitch flying with over 7000rpm of spin. Although these balls feel pretty solid in your hand out of the box, I started to believe that this ball could be a top performer. Each ball also has Beverly Hills stamped on it as an alignment aid, which I think is pretty cool.
Kicking off my test, I started with 50-yard pitches and was really pleased with the data they produced. Over 6000 rpm spin is higher than some of the other premium tour balls. I also averaged 51 yards carry, which is remarkably close to 50 yards, so my overall performance was solid.
The ball’s construction with four layers works in perfect synchronicity; the urethane cover provides spin and a nice touch around the greens. The ball is designed has a 350 dimple pattern that produces a pretty low, penetrating flight with the driver. The driver 2 data are shots with my own driver, with peak height under 27 yards this is fairly low but 261 carry for 286 total is pretty good.
The spin off the driver at 2884 is quite high but where I personally like it. A lot of this is down to strike location and user error, but overall the shots were good and I was happy with the flight.
My 7 iron shots were exactly as I’d like; 166 yards carry with peak height over 36 yards and spin over 6000 rpm. I could absolutely game those numbers out on the course and Id be confident in stopping the ball into the greens.
The final part of my test was a chipping competition with boss and equipment editor, Hannah Holden. I got whooped but this isn’t down to the ball, I played a lovely array of shots off the grass and sand with loads of spin just couldn’t match Hannah’s elite amateur LPGA skills.
This ball is pretty expensive at $69 a dozen, but they do test very well. If you are looking to turn over all stones when searching for improved golf performance you will want to give the LA Golf ball a test.
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