“ For golfers looking for low driver and iron spin for long more accurate distance. High partial wedge spin provides added green-side control. „
These are without doubt the worst ball for a golfer of any level. Just because they are cheap does not mean that you should be using these balls. If you want a good Titleist golf ball for a high handicapper then use PTS Solo. This is the Titleist ball I first used as a starter, before going onto NXT Tours and Extreme and then finally Pro V 1.
As with every brand and ball they will promise better accuracy and distance but the reality is this ball is not the one. I recommend Soft Feel of Srixon which does actually go a mile or PTS Solo as I mentioned before. The Eclipse feels light and airy which is not what you want when facing the driving rain or wind where distance and accuracy is most key.
I would however say that they are a good 'water ball'. If you face water in a competition use this ball for that hole as it is not the saddest moment if you were to lose it to the watery beyond.
As a regular golfer, and someone who has retail experience working in the golfing industry, it is always nice to review golf products, particularly when they are as good as the HP Eclipse golf ball. People will argue that playing with a certain type of golf ball is all about the placebo effect, and that it does not really improve your game. However, i am of the opposite school of thought, i really believe that the golf ball makes a big difference, and as someone who has had experience of spending time in the nets feeling for pitch and quality, i can assure you that this is a good ball to use.
Length - Firstly, the balls disadvantage, well actually it is not a disadvantage, it is just a disappointment. The ball claims to add length to long hitting shots, those off the tee for example, but i really do not feel that it does this particularly well. This is surprising because usually titleist pride themselves upon this. However, i do not want you to think that this ball dies in the air, because it does not, it just acts as a normal ball; not fantastic, but certainly not poor.
Feel and spin - This is where the ball excells, the feel you get as the ball hits the club face is fantastic and makes a great sound. This ensures that the accuracy of your shots is very good, and is something which i would really recommend. The spin factor also allows you to pitch the ball right at the top of the green and watch the ball run down, just like the pro's, so on these factors the ball is extremely strong.
Durability- Being made by Titleist, you would expect the ball to be of good quality, and it is. I have been using a pack of 6 of these for a good while and when i put the last one in the drink, it was still in great nick, and had only a few dirt marks that the ball cleaner possibly couldn't fix. Thus, you know you have life in the ball.
Price - Perhaps another low point, at £2 a ball these are really something that you do not want to be losing. However quality costs money and if you can keep the ball, it really will last, just ensure your not hitting it into the drink too often!
Great ball with only disappointment being the length. The feel is the real advantage, and a great bonus for those looking to improve their short game.
I recently wrote a review of the Titleist HP Tour ball, so I thought seeing I had also used these balls I should also write a review of the Titleist HP Eclipse ball. Golf is one of those sports where the equipment you use can make a big difference. When I first starting playing the game I used equipment I had begged, borrowed and stolen/found. I used a mish mash of clubs and balls that had been given to me or I had found. Then as my game improved I started spending a little bit of money on my clubs and balls and my scores started to improve as a result. One of the most important pieces of equipment when playing golf is your ball. Despite this only being a small object it can be very important which ball you use. The Titleist HP Eclipse ball is a really good standard of golf ball, so now left have a closer look at this ball.
The Titleist HP Eclipse golf ball really is a classy little piece of golfing equipment. Designed to give you extra distance, feel and spin this ball has some nice little bit of engineering going on. This ball is one of the balls used be the pro golfers and it really should help improve your game. But enough of the hard sell, how does it play when out on the course?
Well first of all I didn't really feel like I was getting any extra length when using this ball. I'm not the best when it comes to driving a ball a long way and this ball really didn't seem to improve my driving. That said it did have a very nice feel to it. It makes a juicy little sound when it pings of your club and it seems to go where I aim it more often than not. When I play a poor shot it doesn't seem to ark away as much as some balls would, this means my poor shots are not quite as bad. If hit correctly the ball seems to fly straight and true.
The ball is also designed to give players extra spin when pitching the ball. This gives a player more control over their iron shots. To be honest though I have never been capable of spinning a golf ball so it is a little hard for me to judge how these balls perform in this respect. They do seem to land and roll very nicely though. When putting I know the ball will roll in the manner it should do. When it comes to durability these are very good. Some balls start to crack and wear very fast, the HP Eclipse balls seem to last very well though, even when I shank one into a tree, more often than not it survives with no real damage.
These balls tend to retail at around £2 per ball. That is quite expensive for a golf ball and if you are in the habit of losing a lot of balls then maybe these are not ideal for you. However, if you take your game seriously and want a good reliable ball then these might be for you. Given the choice of the Eclipse or the Tour ball I think the Tour ball just edges it for me, but even so, I would say that the Titleist HP Eclipse ball is a very good golf ball.
This was the first Titleist ball I ever tried, and stuck with it for around 8 months, until my game got good enough for a higher spinning ball. This ball does not disappoint in the straight hitting department, as I find it can tame what would normally be a hook into a gentle draw or even turn a fade into an arrow straight drive. Beware though if you think this ball can cure all ills, it might just be a psychological thing - playing better with a ball you know you can hit well with. This ball is great for wet conditions, as I find it easier to hit long putts on wet greens than with the HP Tour. This really is a great all round ball for anyone looking to try Titlist or a new hybrid spin/distance ball.