Innovex Golf Balls
Reviewers: Ian Favre & Jason Gilliland
This whole golf industry is one amazing beast! Think about the billions of consumer dollars that are spent every year on the driver that goes the furthest, the ball that spins the most and the snow shovel that doesn’t allow you to hit a slice. Take it a step further and just to play golf in the Pacific Northwest you have to own a gore-tex rain suit, top of the line “mudder” shoes and an umbrella that will handle gale force winds. The kicker? We haven’t even paid for the damn round of golf yet! This game will surely send some of us to the poor house in the end.
Being your everyday average weekend hack, I certainly appreciate a good deal on golf products. Maybe I’m just cheap, but under no circumstance on god’s green earth will I stand for paying $46 dollars for a dozen tour golf balls. The whole thought is just absurd to me. And honestly, how many of us really need to be playing a tour level ball? As a 14 handicapper, I don’t think I will be held back by not playing the same ball as Webb Simpson. That said, I sure as heck would like too! Golf is so much about image these days, and you know you bust your buddy’s chops when you ask him if the Noodle or Top Flight in the fairway is his.
Well, I think I have found a remedy to all three of these issues: quality, price, & image. Not only that, but it’s a local company based in Medina providing us the goodies. Innovex Golf is an up and coming, Seattle based golf ball manufacturing company with two excellent performing and priced golf balls on the market right now; the e-motion and the v-motion. Both 3 piece balls, the e-motion ball is the is the harder of the two with an Aeroblend cover and a 392 dimple, wind cutting pattern. The V-Motion is a very soft, tour caliber three piece ball designed to compete with the likes of the Pro V1 or Penta TP. Having possibly the softest Urethane cover on a golf ball I have ever seen, this thing has some amazing stop and spin power. – Ian
Ian – Honestly, I’ve played every brick on the market and this thing was awesome. We played in the wind and rain at The Home Course in Dupont and I could tell an immediate change in ball flight and short game action. I don’t have any launch monitor numbers to back up the statement but it seemed to have a lot less side spin on the driver that the other balls I was playing and it was solid to putt with. You know that clicky noise a super brick will make when you putt it? Yeah, none of that. I really enjoy putting with it and I’m really picky about that. And….they are only $20 a dozen. I’ll play these puppies for the rest of the winter without debate. Excellent winter ball.
Jason – When I first pulled one of these balls from its sleeve my first thought was “Wow this thing feels like a brick!” Despite my first impressions I decided to play the front 9 with the E and the back with the V. After 9 holes of play with the E-Motion I was so impressed I decided to complete the entire round with the ball. Not only was this thing long and straight off the tee but it also provided soft feel around the green. The other major take-away is that the E-Motion is extremely durable. I was able to play all 18 holes with the same ball and after the round the ball didn’t have a scuff on it. In my opinion there is not a better value in golf that the Innovex E-motion!