Welcome to day two of 2011 HOG Golf Ball Week! Today’s review is a double whammy, two ball types from one manufacturer in one post. I’m covering the new Innovex V-Motion and E-Motion golf balls.
V-Motion Tour Golf Ball
The V-Motion golf ball is an “affordable” three piece premium/tour quality golf ball. At a retail of $29.95/dozen, this ball can’t be beat.
The inner most layer, the core, is what Innovex calls a “compensating speed core.” The varied core compresses nicely for all swing speeds. No worries that this ball is too hard or too soft for optimal distance.
The Prazza golf ball locator could be the Hooked On Golf Blog golf gadget of the year for 2011.
About The Prazza Golf Ball Finder
The Prazza golf ball location system comes from some brainiacs in the Netherlands. The setup is comprised of two components, the ball and the ball tracker.
The locator device, or tracker, gives a visual direction to the ball in the form of arrows on the unit’s screen, and also vibrates in the searching golfer’s hand more and more as he gets closer to the soon to be formerly lost spheroid. The device uses RFID, or active radio frequency identification to find the ball. Balls within around 100 yards pop up on the tracker, and the unit can even find a ball submerged in water up to eight inches.
My first post for 2011 Golf Ball Week is my review of the OnCore Golf Omen, a hollow metal core golf ball.
This is the only golf ball in the world with a hollow metal core. I’d call it a four piece ball, if you count air as a piece. There are three layers, plus the hollow metallic core. The kind of metal in the core isn’t really known other than being called a “proprietary metal” in one OnCore product description, and “steel core” in another. The high strength metal layer gives the ball its structure and helps with a high moment of inertia (MOI). Since all of the ball’s mass is outside the air gap, it is essentially a perimeter weighted ball!
The 2nd layer, which sits on top of the metal layer is a black polymer which helps to transfer energy from the impacting club to the metal core. The better the energy is transferred, the more it is translated to the core. The more energy translated to the core, the farther the ball goes.
Today marks the beginning of the 2011 rendition of “HOG Golf Ball Week!” Yes it isn’t as glamorous or exciting as Shark Week, but here we go. This week I’m going to do some reviews every day on golf balls.
I have 5-7 different golf balls that I’m going to feature this week so stay tuned. The first piece is coming up right after this post!
I’ve reviewed about 4,578,093 golf gadgets and I must say, not many can top this one. The Prazza golf ball radar unit is a system which comes with golf balls equipped with transmitters inside, which can be located by a hand held device which give the golfer visual and vibration feedback which enables the player to find his ball, ANYWHERE. It will even find a ball in water.
I’ll be doing a more detailed review of the Prazza golf ball finder soon, but had to share this video as soon as I had it posted to the HOG/TGS YouTube channel: