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2012 Hot List: Golf Balls

We found 34 balls that stand out. Why should you care? Well, if irons can be designed to address average players' flaws, balls can be, too.

VIEW LIST BY: $38 AND OVER | $25 - $36 | $20 AND UNDER

May 2012
Callaway hex Black Tour

Callaway HEX Black Tour

Price: $46/dozen
Medal: Gold

Performance: 4.5 stars
Innovation: 4.5 stars
Feel: 4 stars
Demand: 2.5 stars

Tech Talk: New for 2012, the five-piece construction starts with the softest inner core and the firmest outer core in company history to produce the biggest difference between driver-shot spin and wedge-shot spin. The firm outer mantle is for speed, and the soft inner mantle is to help absorb impact. A slightly thicker thermoplastic urethane cover than last year's model is designed for softer feel.

Verdict: Why one ball? Because the idea was to make a ball faster than the firm-core Tour iZ and softer than the soft-cover Tour iS. We approve.

Info: callawaygolf.com
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