|Brand||Dimples||Type||Carry (Yards)||Total Distance (Yards)||Wedge Spin (RPM)||Price
|Titleist Pro V1||352||3-piece
|MG Tour C4||332||3-piece
|Difference||C4: +6.7 yds.||C4: +9.2 yds.||Pro V1: +247 RPM||
C4: $28.00 Less!
|Test performed July 12, 2013 against the most current Titleist Pro V1 available for retail sale.|
I wanted to know how our Tour C4 stacked up against "The #1 Ball in Golf," the Titleist Pro V1. So I took a sample of 2 dozen balls each, and headed out to our test facility to hit them with our Iron Byron swing robot. I measured their carry, total distance, accuracy, and wedge spin.
What were the results? The robot testing showed that the Tour C4 actually beat the Pro V1 in carry (by 6.7 yds.) and distance (by 9.2 yds!)! And they were very close on spin (within 250 RPM)! (Read more about the testing process with the Iron Byron swing robot here.)
But how about accuracy? Was the Tour C4 as accurate as the Pro V1? It was actually more accurate! Both balls were very accurate but the Tour C4 with 5.4 yds. of standard deviation edged out the Pro V1 with its 5.8 yds. (Simply put, standard deviation is a statistical measure of how far the balls go outside the average. Lower numbers are better.)
Imagine that! The Tour C4 didn't stop at matching the performance of the "The #1 Ball in Golf" IT BEAT IT!
But that's not the whole story, on price it gets even better.The Tour C4 not only beats Titleist's $47.99/dzn street price at $19.99/dzn it just trounces the Pro V1!
With the Tour C4 being clearly superior to the Pro V1 in practically every measure, unless you are a Tour pro sponsored by Titleist, is there really any honest reason not to at least try the Tour C4?
As said before, the Tour C4 beat the Pro V1 both in carry and total distance. But what is the difference between the two?
Carry is simply the distance the ball travels from the tee to where it hits the ground while the total distance is from the tee to where the ball finally rolls to a stop (essentially carry + roll).
It's fairly obvious why total distance is important. But what about carry? Well, how many times have you hit a drive where it didn't quite clear a hazard? You probably said something like 'if only I would have got just 5 more yards, I wouldn't have lost my ball in the water!' The Tour C4 gives you that and more nearly 7 more yards of carry!
We started by reformulating the chemistry of the core to produce a much higher velocity than ever before. This was really a key element.
Next, because the urethane cover of the 3-piece Tour C4 is very thin, that core could also be made extra-large. And that, of course, makes your drives go extra long. The aerodynamic 332-dimple design of the Tour C4 also helps deliver those extra long drives. This ball flies straight and high, and lands hot making your drives go longer.
The ultra-soft urethane cover, with improved durability, gives you the high spin you need with your irons and wedges to stop the ball on the green with stunning accuracy. Off a wedge, the Tour C4 spin rate is in line with the Pro V1 (within 250 RPM). On fast greens you can back the ball up 15 feet or more with either ball. And around the greens, the soft feel of the Tour C4 makes it easier to control and chip the ball closer to the pin for more one-putts.
We also employed state-of-the-art machinery and personnel to make the accuracy of the Tour C4 second to none. To make golf balls that are this accurate requires engineering and manufacturing of the utmost precision. Like car tires that are out of balance, any inconsistency in core placement and density, dimples, cover depth, etc ... will affect the performance of the ball commensurate with the degree of the defect. The extent that Tour C4 eliminates these inconsistencies puts it among an elite few golf balls that comes as close to perfect as is now humanly possible.
Think about this: All of the top professionals in golf play a urethane ball, and a majority play the Pro V1 (that's why Titleist bills itself as being "The #1 Ball in Golf"). These are balls that can be played at the highest levels of competition. Knowing that your Tour C4 actually beat "The #1 Ball in Golf" in carry and total distance, practically matches their spin and accuracy, and has great feel will give you a real confidence boost that can transform your game. You wonít get that with any non-urethane ball.
I really want you to try the Tour C4 balls because I know you will shoot lower scores. So Iíll make you this unbeatable deal:
Try the Pro V1 beating MG Tour C4 urethane balls for only $19.99 per dozen. If you arenít satisfied with the improvement your game has made, just send the balls back within 60 days for your refund (even if theyíre used!). You take no risk! Why pay $47.99/dzn for Pro V1 balls when you can pay only $19.99/dzn for Tour C4 balls that beat them? Order your MG Tour C4 balls today!
To prove to ourselves that a new product performs well enough to offer it to you, we rely on our testing facility. At the heart of our facility is the Iron Byron swing robot. This machine imitates the golf swing of the late golfing great Byron Nelson, who arguably had the best golf swing of any man ever. The Iron Byron duplicates this human swing, every single time.
All during the test we monitor weather conditions gathered from the weather station that sits high above the roof. Wind velocity and direction, temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure must all be within tight tolerances to continue. If at any time these fall outside the proper range we suspend testing until conditions permit.
For the distance measurements, the balls are hit down a 320 yard long fairway with yardage markers. Field testers place sensors where the ball lands (for carry) and where it finally stops (total distance). The distance of those sensors is then calculated using an engineering-grade laser measuring instrument. It captures the data electronically and sends it to a record in a computer database that also contains the weather data simultaneously captured from other equipment. As an additional check, the electronic distance measurements are confirmed with the field testers via two way radios.
For the spin measurements, each ball has special markings applied for later analysis. It is then hit with a wedge in the Iron Byron. A high-speed camera takes up to 10 images recording the first 10 inches of the ball's flight. The images of the marked ball are merged into one and that is then computer analyzed, calculating and recording the spin rate, launch angle and ball velocity.
The Iron Byron swing robot allowed us to compare the MG Tour C4 performance against the Pro V1 under identical conditions with identical hits. Our measurements included carry distance, total distance, accuracy, and wedge spin rates. The data produced from these rigorous tests lets us confidently say without hesitation, the Tour C4 BEAT Pro V1!