New Golf Balls
XXIO Rebound Drive golf balls: What you need to know
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: A three-piece ball with a soft core, firm mantle layer and urethane cover with a high trajectory 338-dimple pattern. An alignment line with four visual clues aids alignment on the greens.
AVAILABILITY/PRICE: XXIO Rebound Drive golf balls will be available Feb. 11 at a cost of $50 per dozen.
THE DEEP DIVE: Although XXIO has started to pick up some name recognition in the U.S. with its clubs, many golfers might be surprised to know the company is in the golf ball business as well. For those intrigued by that, its latest offering, the Rebound Drive, might be worth a look.
The three-piece ball features a soft core, firm mantle layer and urethane cover with a high trajectory 338-dimple pattern. The idea being that the alternating soft, firm, soft layers have low and high rigidity to create the right amount of flex for each type of shot to create ball speed as well as a soft feel.
The core features a design that starts soft but gets gradually firmer toward the perimeter to deliver a high launch with a lower spin. The core also helps deliver the potential for more driving distance when combined with the firm mantle layer.
Instantly noticeable on the cover is an aggressive alignment aid sidestamp. Dubbed Navigate 2.0, the alignment feature boasts four separate visual clues designed not only to improve aim but focus and putter position as well.
The XXIO Rebound Drive golf balls will be available Feb. 11 at a cost of $50 per dozen. Colors available include White, Premium White, Lime Yellow, Premium Pink and an X Mark edition as well as a “rainbow” dozen with one sleeve of each color.