Nike Precision Tour Accuracy is the similar to the ball played by Tiger Woods.
Now, while Nike products on the golf course have probably lost some popularity after the downfall of Tiger Woods and the truly shocking golf he is playing at the moment, they are still a good manufacturer and are worth considering when testing out a number of different items to go in your bag for your weekend on the course. This ball is no different, whilst being the slightly less expensive version of the Nike One, which i have previously reviewed, it still is worth considering, and while not being outstanding, will probably not let you down on the course.
The precision is specifically designed to aid control of the golf ball. It is made to help you try to find the fairways on more occasions. In my opinion, this doesn't aid the length of the ball, I think that it actually flys shorter than a number of other balls, and even by some which probably are not as well renowned as the Nike make. Consider this ball then in a motorsport analogy. This will not give you a great amount of speed down the back straights, but you would hope to press back that disadvantage round the corners, where you would be a little stronger than the rivals.
Control and feel
I am not actually too sure how much greater control you get with this golf ball to be honest. I am a keen golfer and play a fair bit, and a bad shot is just a bad shot, I wouldn't think, if i had been using the Nike precision that would not have happened, so the control aspect is always one that could be disputed, and is difficult to prove. However, the feel is nice, and it produces a nice sound off the tee peg and on the fairway, which confirms that it is a well made ball and certainly is on a par with its rivals around the same kind of price range.
As a ball made by Nike, it is going to be durable and it is going to be high quality. They are one of the good brands within the sport, and i do not see anyone having a great deal of any long term problems when using this ball.
In my local club shop these are on sale for £10 for 6 balls, which is about on par for a ball of this type, at about £1.75 a pop. That is probably quite good value for the quality and durability of this ball, without being outstanding.
This is a good golf ball to use on a day to day basis. However, I do question a number of the claims the ball makes, but it is certainly as good, if not slightly better, than a number of balls which retail at the same kind of price.
I have been doing quite a few golf reviews recently as it is a sport I have been enjoying for most of my life now. One area that has so much variation and there are so many different products to consider is actually the humble golf ball. This small ball can make a big difference to a players game. Different golf balls have different feels, they fly differently and you get more spin from some. One of my favourite balls I have ever used is the Nike black ball but this one is another one that I have played with on a few separate occasions. So the Nike Precision Tour Accuracy ball. So what can I tell you about this little golf ball.
Well first of all I will say these balls are not quite as good as the Nike black ball. The balls are designed for a low flight and less spin than some other balls. The idea is that they are easier to control than other balls and thus give you a better chance of finding the fairways. Now I don't consider myself a great golfer by any stretch of the imagination, but control is not something I really struggle with. I don't play to many really bad shots and although I'm not amazingly accurate when firing at the pin, most of my drives do find the fairway. So the fact that this is a low flying accurate ball does not really help me all that much. It has a decent length to it but nothing overly special, I would say there are balls that travel further when you hit them.
This does seem to be a very durable golf ball. I've played with these on a few separate occasions and found they last pretty well. Certainly until I fire one into a pond or something like that. These balls are designed to be used on soft greens and tight fairways. I can see the merit in that as the ball does land quite firmly and controlling the ball is not as hard as it can be with some other balls. Again though this is not really a strong point of my game, I can't really spin a ball on the green anyway.
The Nike ball does make a very nice sound when you hit it. That fresh ping sound that every golfer loves to hear is evident when playing with this one. These balls are not quite as expensive as the other Nike balls on the market but they are certainly not cheap. However, as they last pretty well and also are easier to control which means you are not as likely to lose one of these, I would have to say they are pretty good value.
Overall then I would say the Nike Precision Tour Accuracy ball is a pretty decent one. It does not really suit my style of game very well but it still plays well from tee to green. If you struggle with control when you are driving your golf ball then this one may be ideal for you. Also if you are a top class player who wants a ball that will perform well in specific conditions then this may be a handy one to have in your bag. So I would have to say this is a very good ball but not quite to my taste, some people will no doubt enjoy playing with this one though.
==Nike Prescison Accuracy Golf Balls==
Himself's birthday has just gone by and he actually had a list as long as his arm of things he wanted. Of course seeing as I am the only one who actually gets him a gift and not just gives him money I decided to pick a few things off the list that I thought he would like best. These golf balls were one of them. He has been a avid golf fan and player now for a good few years (Far too long in my opinion) and he thinks he knows about everything to do with it.
These Nike golf balls are surprisingly expensive and I was under the impression I would be able to pick them up easily and for around £5 for a dozen or so - how wrong was I. Because it was these particular ones he wanted I had to search online for somewhere that sold them as the shops I went to didn't stock these particular ones. Luckily I found a set of 3 being sold on ebay which I paid around £15 for including postage and packaging.
The balls are the type that Tiger Woods uses and I think this is probably the reason Himself wanted to try out this particular type of ball. They are not easy to come by however and I was really rather lucky to find them on ebay selling. I am not sure if Nike have actually stopped making them or not but to find them was no easy task.
The balls came and the were housed in a neat little cardboard box which was good enough to keep them together and safe. It has the Nike logo on and stated that these balls were "High precision technology". This balls is supposedly different from other golf balls in the fact that it is made in a special way and has a firm core inside which is said to give a lesser spin and lower ball flight.
To me these balls look like any other in the fact that they are regular golf ball size, white and have those dimples all over them and of course have the Nike tick logo printed on them in black. However Himself seems to think that they are the business and work wonders. He reports that the balls themselves seem to give him more distance as well as the less spin and he feels his game has picked up slightly since using them. Of course I try to remind him that he is playing a lot more than he ever used to which is probably more beneficial than the ball itself but he does seem to think so.
Himself was really happy with his gift and although having lost one of the three since his birthday he likes to use these for his special games so that he feels he is in with more chance of winning the game.
Although they were hard to track down and I feel expensive for such a little ball, Himself says they were worth every penny and is keen to get another set of them if we can get hold of some. In his opinion they are a top ball to play with and for that reason I am happy to give a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
many thanks for taking the time to read.
~ ~ This is the golf ball that "The Man" himself uses. I talk, off course, about none other than the great American professional golfer, the one and only Tiger Woods, who has set the golf world alight with his totally stunning performances on the fairways of the world. ~ ~ Before he began to use Nike golf equipment, and to earn hundreds of millions of dollars in sponsorship for doing so, the Tiger used the more established Titleist golf ball. Rumours have been rife ever since that he continues to use the same Titleist ball, but instead bearing a Nike logo, and that the Nike ball now selling by the million all over the world, and fast establishing itself as the ball of choice of good golfers, in fact bears no resemblance to the product sold to the ordinary punter in the golf shops. But this is pure conjecture (?) and has no basis in solid fact. (heh, heh) ~ ~ The Nike golf ball is different from most of its top class competitors in as much as it is not manufactured using the traditional wound rubber method. A wound golf ball has a liquid rubber core, surrounded by elasticated rubber bands of varying degrees of thickness, and is finally covered in its white outer coating cover usually made of soft balata. Instead of using this method, Nike instead produce a solid ball, made from various different layers of rubber, and finally coated in an injection-moulded urethane cover. ~ ~ Everyday golfers have been using these “solid” balls for donkey’s years, as they are more durable and cut resistant than the balata ball that the top players use, and also give the average player extra distance on each shot, as they come off the clubface at a greater rate of knots. But the solid ball never really caught on with the top professionals and with amateurs with single figure handicaps, as it has a much lower spin rate than the wound golf ball, and thus affords less control over the shot, especially
when it comes to the finesse shots around the green. ~ ~ But the new Nike ball is now threatening to change this totally, as it has proven itself not only in scientific tests, but also where it counts, (on the golf course) to be at least the equal of, if not better than, any wound ball in production today. There are now upwards of 30 or more PGA Tour players using a Nike ball, and as well as the famous Tiger, the list includes such famous names as Paul Azinger, Mark Brooks, Bill Glasson, Rick Fehr, Stewart Cink, Brian Gay, and Gary Nicklaus. (Son of Jack) Nike maintain that 2001 is the year that they will really break through with this new golf ball, and who can argue with them when the ball has won no fewer than 32 professional tournaments world-wide in its first full season on the Tour.(2000) Consumer demand is so strong that it is sometimes even difficult to find stockists of this ball at the present, but no doubt this will soon change as Nike increase their production and manufacturing schedules to meet the growing desires of a golfing public hungry for any new innovation. ~ ~ Nike actually produce two different balls, the Nike Tour Accuracy TW, and the Nike Precision Tour Accuracy. The “TW” ball is designed for top golfers who have a high clubhead velocity at the point of impact, (Tiger uses this one!!) and in all honesty is not really suitable for your average weekend handicap golfer. The other ball in the range Nike Precision Tour Accuracy is much more suited to most ordinary golfers, and also offers a bit of extra distance, while still maintaining the same soft feel that marks it out from other solid balls. It’s more durable than the ball the pros use as well, and provided you don’t go hitting it into knee high rough or water hazards, then it should last you for several rounds of golf. I’ve used this ball myself on a few occasions, and it is remarkably good, but I personally foun
d that I still preferred my Maxfli Balata balls that I have used to great effect down through the years. ~ ~ These balls are not cheap (surprise, surprise!) and if you buy them in your local Nevada Bob’s or local golf superstore they will usually cost somewhere between £8.50 and £9 for a sleeve of three balls. A far less expensive method is to shop around online, where I managed to secure a price of $34.95 for a dozen at a site called www.golfzones.com. ~ ~ So if you fancy hitting the ball that Tiger uses, go out and give them a try.