This week MyGolfSpy is all hands on deck to conduct the second edition of the MyGolfSpy Ball test. Our first ball test had a massive impact on the industry. More than 2-years have passed, so it’s time to take what we learned the first time around, along with a slew of new ball models, and do it again.
What We’re Testing
Our primary objective is to test the urethane offerings from the major manufacturers as well as balls from the most popular direct to consumer brands. We’ve got over 30 models on the list. We’ll also be looking at both range balls and recycled premium offerings.
How We’re Testing
We’re letting the robot do the work, well most of it. Unlike our club testing where we gather our data with human testers, a golf ball test requires the consistency of a robot. This years’ plan is to test at three different driver and iron speeds. We’ll also be conducting a test of greenside performance.
To capture the full flight of the golf ball, including the influence of the dimple pattern (and potentially paint and other surface defects) data will be collected using a Trackman launch monitor.
Where We’re Testing
Our home for the week is Scottsdale National Golf Club in Scottsdale Arizona.
Your Golf Ball Test Crew
Check back here for live updates from our social feeds.
BREAKING:— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) July 15, 2021
Spin rates have increased a considerable amount in the second half of high speed iron testing.
Collected hit balls ✔️
Back to testing.
Q: How did the weather affect testing this morning?— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) July 14, 2021
A: Ultimately, only impacted carry distance equally on all balls. This will be further detailed when we discuss conditions.
The key things that impact performance are speed, launch, spin, and any "defect.”
Switching to our Iron Testing to close out the evening.— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) July 13, 2021
Beginning with an 8 iron and 85 MPH.
Calibrated, and ready to FIRE.
NAME THE ROBOT ????— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) July 13, 2021
Slight setback this morning.— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) July 13, 2021
Unexpected storm wiped power throughout Scottsdale National Facility.
Regained minutes ago.
We are in the calibration process now.
Stay tuned ????????
A Q&A from day 1 of testing
This just in:— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) July 13, 2021
ProV1x has hit 169 MPH ball speed.
The robot definitely his Wheaties this morning.
Let the sorting BEGIN! pic.twitter.com/Wb1vDxK1Ii— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) July 12, 2021
Slow Swing Speed (Drivers) 85 MPH are complete.— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) July 12, 2021
Too early to see major findings.
On to wedges for the rest of the evening.
Now, to pick up some balls!
Hitting roughly 3 balls a minute.— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) July 12, 2021
Getting. It. Done.
And we're just getting started. pic.twitter.com/WbDM0zOFJt— Tony Covey (@GolfSpyT) July 12, 2021
Update:— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) July 12, 2021
The refurbished balls are 3 MPH SLOWER than the average golf ball.
We are still firing at 85 MPH Swing Speed.
Downhill from here? Let's find out. #BallTest2021
From the Instagram Story
Good morning from Scottsdale, AZ.— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) July 12, 2021
MyGolfSpy Official Ball Test.
Marking in progress. pic.twitter.com/x4KTWQG4QE