TaylorMade Noodle Long & Soft Golf Balls
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It makes for interesting reading how the company progressed through the years and who makes Noodle golf balls now. They sit at the very bottom of the scale, with a compression rating of just 50. They are some of the least tightly ‘wound’ balls on the market. The good news is that you get all of the nice features found in the Noodle Long and Soft, except these are geared even more to those with slower swings.
I delivered consistent ball speed on long and short game shots with the stiff iothane cover and the Ultra Soft 34 Compression combination. Its effectiveness was evidenced by my ball speed which was faster than my Titleist Velocity results. As I’m accustomed to 2-piece distance balls, the Noodle provided minimal greenside spin, making it challenging to control. However, this feature shouldn’t impact the average golfer struggling for precision from tee to green. Ultra Soft Compression Core
For as much as I love the Noodle, where it generally fails is around the greens – chip shots and short pitches in particular. This is where you lose some feel, and you don’t get the spin and the control that you’d have with a more expensive ball. A management buyout of the Dunlop Slazenger company was facilitated by private equity firm Cinven In 1996. This did not achieve the results that the management team expected and was soon under the control of a consortium of banks led by The Royal Bank of Scotland. I found a Noodle in the bush one time (hole 4 or something) and it actually lasted the entire rest of the round. It’s not going to fix your hook or slice but I think you’d see better results using a softer ball like the Noodle.
Versatility: With various models designed for different skill levels and playing conditions, Noodle golf balls are versatile, catering to various golfer needs. As with the best Noodle golf balls, the Callaway hex is of 2-piece construction. It also features a durable Ionomer cover, designed to be long-lasting and durable, not to mention grippy for good spin around the greens.The Iothane cover is particularly worthy of note. This gives the ball a slightly softer feel. It is also super durable, leading to reduced abrasions and scuffs during your round. If you enjoy playing in bad weather or have just decided that white balls are just a little bit boring, then these could be the ball for you. Feel: Some players might find the feel of Noodle golf balls to be too hard or too soft golf ball, depending on personal preference and playing style. However, Noodle offers a variety of models to cater to these preferences.
Extended Flight: Thanks to their patented dimple design and high-quality construction, Noodle golf balls offer extended flight, allowing players to achieve greater distance coverage with each shot. This review revealed that you get what you pay for. These entry-level distance balls spin low, accelerate off the clubface, and launch high. However, they produce limited greenside spin and control, which would aggravate skilled golfers. In total, we flagged 11 percent of the sample as bad. In every case, it was due to significant layer concentricity issues. Frankly, this is more common than it probably should be in the two-piece space so while it isn’t ideal, it’s not exactly terrible, either. It’s just what we’ve come to expect from the majority of inexpensive golf balls. Core ConsistencyAvoid Extreme Temperatures: Golf balls are sensitive to temperature changes. Please do not leave them in extremely hot or cold environments for extended periods. For instance, avoid leaving your Noodle golf balls in the trunk of your car under the hot sun. Extreme temperatures can affect the balls’ low compression core and resilience, impacting their performance.