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Golfing in the snow? Yes - it's possible, but woe betide anyone that loses their traditional white golf ball in a drift - short of waiting for a heatwave to uncover it, it's not too practical to camouflage your ball against the green (or white, should I say). Which is what makes Cool Ice Golf Balls so practical (as well as fun) as they are made in a range of neon colours which would be near impossible to lose.
The balls cost £6.99 for a box of six at Amazon.co.uk and around £8 in golf shops. They are a softer ball with a surlyn cover which means that the balls respond better to a slower swing speed, ideal for lady golfers, amateurs, and children / teenage learners.
You do get a random mix of colours, not the range as shown above, I got three pink, a yellow, an orange and two greens! But I was happy with this - you only play with one ball at a time (well, if you can help it) and you can give a contrasting colour to your co players.
They give a decent distance for an amateur game and putt well, too, with a decent weight distribution. They fly well from a sand wedge (not that I ever end up in the dunes, ahem) and overall feel like quality playing balls. They should, arguably, last you longer than white balls because you won't lose them as easily - certainly the vibrant neon colours have meant that I have found balls on occasions where otherwise I might have given up.
Overall I can't praise these enough for the money. They come in a smart cardboard box and would make an ideal gift for any golfer, they look quite fun, too. I will rate them as a five out of five stars for being practical, quirky and quality. Very happy with my purchase.
Many people are quick to brand golf as boring or something that only people who are retired should do, and this is mainly due to the stuck up and cliquey nature of some courses and their policies. However, that is a horrid stereotype and something that certainly is not true all over the country. One way to break the mold and tradition is to buy these Go Golf Ice Balls, which are extremely vivid and colorful. You certainly will not spend much time looking for these on the course, and you should be able to spot them a mile off. However, what are they like to use?
So then, you open the box and you get a certain color of ball and take it out onto the course. I have to say that the length of the ball is not fantastic, in that it really did not travel that well for me. The feel around the green was also quite heavy which led to me under hitting a number of short iron shots. This was frustrating. Getting spin on the ball too was rather tricky, and certainly not something I could do on a regular basis, thus I see them more as a novelty factor, than a great ball.
Good to buy as a gift, but definitely not anything special and perhaps something to keep for the crazy golf courses!
"Neon colours that are as cool as ice".
Golf balls can be notoriously dull objects - usually a lot of thought goes into their aerodynamic qualities, but aesthetically they can be lacking. This certainly isn't the case with Go's 'Cool Ice' balls, which seriously up the anti in terms of style - they feature a glossy and transparent shell above a series of bold colours.
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Costing £6.99 for a pack of six, you won't know which colours you'll get until you open the box. The available shades are white, orange, salmon, red, yellow, fluorescent yellow, fluorescent pink, and blue. Arguably the most stylish colour is the white one - it's not a regular white due to the fact that the golf ball's see through cover creates a glossy and sparkly tone which really stands out on the fairway. In contrast, the dark blue ball can be notoriously difficult to spot on the course - it's quite a murky shade which can disappear if you've hit into the bushes.
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The balls are undoubtedly novelty in design - but they're actually perfectly acceptable out on the course. In terms of distance, the balls travel around the yardage as a mid-level ball such as the Titleist Solo or Dunlop Loco - and that's by no means bad. The feel isn't bad either - and although the ball isn't in the same league as the ProV1, there's a modicum of softness present, with pitches and chips demonstrating a certain amount of check and spin from tight lies. Durability wise, the balls hold up well, with the surlyn cover shrugging off the majority of light scratches.
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They won't be taken seriously by the low handicap club players, but Cool Ice golf balls are surprisingly decent litle numbers which perform as well as many other balls in their price range. At just over a pound per ball, the product offers decent value for money, although I would be more inclined to buy a pack of all white ones in future. It should be pointed out that the balls comply with USGA regulations, and are therefore suitable for tournament play.