Pinnacle Gold Distance Golf Balls
- May 5, 2011, 6:06 pm
- In Golf Balls
Pinnacle Gold Distance Golf Balls
Let us face the facts: no one really hears of Pinnacle golf balls being very good. Commercial after commercial on television is inundated with Titleist, Callaway, or Srixon golf balls. And thus, Pinnacle golf balls have not been given their due justice. I thought I’d buck the trend of buying from the previous brands mentioned and decided to try a sleeve a Pinnacle Gold Distance golf balls for a few rounds. It says on the package that it is “for golfers seeking long distance tee-to-green with straight ball flight. Does it really live up to its name?
I certainly found several great things about the ball when playing a few rounds with it, and I will discuss three of them in this article. First, I must admit that I was surprised and the distance I was getting out of them. When I hit several drives using well known golf balls such as Callaway and Bridgestone alongside the Pinnacle Gold Distance golf ball, it was going just as far if not further. What is great about it is that it does not simply give one better distance off the tee; it also gives great distance using the irons as well.
Second, the durability of the golf ball was phenomenal to say the least. I played round after round using the golf ball and it never seemed to scuff up (unless I hit the cart path or a tree of course, but I digress). It certainly lasted a lot longer than the Bridgestone I was playing alongside it, and I was pleasantly surprised by it. Less golf balls scuffed=more money in my pocket, so if you are a frugal golfer this could be a great alternative golf ball for you.
Lastly, I believe that the best feature about the Pinnacle Gold Distance golf ball is the trajectory that if offers on mid-to-low iron shots. When compared with say a Callaway HX Bite (nearly twice as expensive), the Pinnacle golf ball was getting much high trajectory. This was extremely helpful for me because I play in a region where there is not much wind, and the higher I can get the ball the softer it will land on the green, thus giving me a better chance at making birdie.
Having discussed the positive aspects of the golf ball, there are a couple of downsides that should be mentioned as well. First, it is extremely hard to get the ball to spin around the green. I like to hit a lot of bump-and-run chips when playing golf and this golf ball is not very well suited for it. It never seemed to really check up at all and just kept running through the green. The ball is a nightmare when it comes to deep rough as well. Whereas I am able to get the ball to stop on the green somewhere using a Titleist or a Srixon golf ball, not so much for the Pinnacle.
Even though Pinnacle put a sidestamp on the golf ball to promote better putting accuracy, it still wasn’t very useful for me out on the golf course. I am what you would call a “feel” putter, and both the putter and golf ball play a tremendous role in whether or not I can sink a lot of putts during a golf round. I just didn’t get that same comfort when putting with the Pinnacle Gold Distance as opposed to better name brand golf balls.
Overall, I thought the Pinnacle Gold Distance golf balls were a steal for their price. If you do not want to spend $50 on some Pro V1’s, think about considering trying these golf balls. I will admit however that these golf balls are not for those who are good at golf (I am a three handicap). They won’t aid you in any way around the green, so if that is a weak part of your golf game I would suggest another golf ball such as the Callaway HX Bite. If distance is your problem however, this is a must-have golf ball. You will find yourself hitting it the same distance as you would a golf ball two to three times more expensive. Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of that?
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