MyGolfSpy Ball Lab is where we quantify the quality and consistency of the golf balls on the market to help you find the best ball for your money.
About the Cut DC
The Cut DC represents the value brand’s foray into the four-piece space. The DC stands for “dual-core.” As the name should imply, the construction of the Cut DC is similar to the Titleist Pro V1x or Srixon Z-Star XV. For less than $30 a dozen, that’s a rare find
The DC features a 360-dimple cover. The company lists the launch and spin characteristics as “workable.” While that might typically imply high spin, our hunch is this one will shake out somewhere in the middle of the launch and spin chart.
Cut DC — Compression
On our compression gauge, the Cut DC measures 99. That put it on par with the Wilson Staff Model and the Mizuno RB Tour X, just a tick softer than the Callaway Chrome Soft LS, and a whisker softer than the Pro V1x Left Dash.
We’re talking about a ball on the extreme end of the compression range. That should immediately suggest a high ball speed offering (especially for faster players).
Cut DC — Diameter and Weight
On the positive side, not a single ball in our Cut DC sample exceeded the USGA’s weight limit. We also noted that the Cut DC runs a tick large by urethane “Tour ball” standards but certainly doesn’t qualify as oversized.
A single ball in the sample failed to meet our roundness standard and was flagged as bad accordingly.
Cut DC — Inspection
Centeredness and Concentricity
Generally speaking, the Cut DC fared reasonably well in the inspection portion of Ball Lab. We flagged four balls as bad (including the ball that failed the roundness test). In all cases, the failing grade was the result of significant variation in cover and/or mantle thickness.
While we noted several cores that were less than perfectly centered, none was significantly off-center enough to be of any serious concern.
Core consistency was generally good. However, we did note a couple of handfuls of balls in our sample with more visible regrind/non-uniform material than the majority of the sample. None of the variances was deemed to be significant.
No significant cover defects were noted.
Cut DC — Consistency
In this section, we detail the consistency of the Cut DC. Our consistency metrics provide a measure of how similar the balls in our sample were to one another relative to all of the models we’ve tested to date.
Inconsistencies within our Cut DC sample were minimal.
- Weight was generally consistent across the three boxes tested.
- Overall weight consistency fell within the low end of our Good range.
- Diameter consistency for the Cut DC golf ball falls within the low end of our average range.
- Box 3 was a bit smaller overall
- Overall compression consistency falls within the Good range.
- Box 3 was a tick firmer overall.
- While the three-point compression delta was generally good, a couple of balls were noticeably firmer on the pole.
True Price is how we quantify the quality of a golf ball. It's a projection of what you'd have to spend to ensure you get 12 good balls.
The True Price will always be equal to or greater than the retail price. The greater the difference between the retail price and the True Price, the more you should be concerned about the quality of the ball.
Cut DC — Summary
To learn more about our test process, how we define “bad” balls and our True Price metric, check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.
- Above-average consistency across our gauge metrics.
- For less than $30 a dozen, the consistency exceeds expectations.
- 11 percent of the balls were bad.
- The cover is exceedingly thick for a premium urethane offering
Cut DC — Final Grade
The Cut DC gets an overall grade of 84.
Overall, the quality exceeded expectations. The concerns are the thicker cover which typically coincides with decreased durability and greenside spin, and a firmer feel relative to the actual compression.
Given the variation in Box 3 relative to Boxes 1 and 2, I’m not convinced that we wouldn’t have diminished results if our purchase window was a bit wider. If you typically buy your balls for the season in a single order, it shouldn’t be of concern.
The “True Price” of the Cut DC is $33.69. That’s an increase of 13 percent over retail.