Wilson entering premium golf ball market?

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Played several of the Wilson Premium balls in the past and currently

TX4 superb spin but you need good swing speed to get the best out of them
FG tours great all rounder with nice soft feel not as long lasting as some maybe 2 rounds at best
DX3 Urethane (currently used) really soft low compression Tour Spin levels.
 
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Are you saying its a gimmick and I should cancel my order of 10 dozen!! :eek::eek:
I'm saying they've skipped painting them to save money on production, then made up some hogwash about it affecting flight so they can still charge 40 quid. :LOL:

Rick also said they look very grubby after only a couple of holes, especially on the seam. I don't think they'll be many people's cup of tea.
 

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I like a Wilson Staff ball - but ill only be hitting the unpainted balls if I find one in the rough!!
 

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It's one thing trying to charge 40 quid, it's another to actually sell them...

I can't imagine (m)any players who buy premium balls going for Wilson at the same price as the established others.
 

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Wonder if there was a malfunction in the paint shop and they were left with a few hundred thousand unpainted balls .......

Just sayin' .................... :unsure:
 

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I'd have to say that I just see this as a gimmick. I don't see it as being a USP and the negatives outweigh the positives for me. The aesthetics of it getting grubby so quickly just puts me off.

On the Wilson FG Tour, this was a very highly rated ball and I remember it was a favourite on the old Golf Magic Forum in terms of bangs for the buck. There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth when it was discontinued.
 

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James Robinson has done a review too

Remain unconvinced and definitely unconvinced at that price. For me it's another for the mid-range market like the Tour Soft and should be priced accordingly. I don't see what it brings to the table to make it a premium ball
 

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James Robinson has done a review too

Remain unconvinced and definitely unconvinced at that price. For me it's another for the mid-range market like the Tour Soft and should be priced accordingly. I don't see what it brings to the table to make it a premium ball
Being unconvinced is fine, but not sure that is a reasonable comparison. A two-piece ionomer ball and a four-piece urethane ball if I'm not mistaken.
 

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Being unconvinced is fine, but not sure that is a reasonable comparison. A two-piece ionomer ball and a four-piece urethane ball if I'm not mistaken.
I take your point but there is nothing about this ball that seems to be shouting premium and I think it'll take a lot of PR work from Wilson to make any dent in the market. It'll definitely come down n price in my opinion and end up the top end of the mid-range perhaps nearer the Tour Speed which is urethane covered and comes in around £36 (or less)
 
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I take your point but there is nothing about this ball that seems to be shouting premium and I think it'll take a lot of PR work from Wilson to make any dent in the market. It'll definitely come down n price in my opinion and end up the top end of the mid-range perhaps nearer the Tour Speed which is urethane covered and comes in around £36 (or less)
Yeah, it's four-piece urethane so they're chancing their arm and pricing it the same as the other top urethane balls - unfortunately Wilson doesn't have the name to compete with Titleist, Callaway or TaylorMade so it will crash and burn. It probably is a good ball but no one will choose it over another established premium name.
 
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