Teachers’ Comments: Cold Weather doesn’t seem to affect these balls.
Cold weather doesn’t mean the end of the golf season. It just requires a change in equipment and apparel: dressing in layers, changing some of the clubs in your bag and finding a low compression golf ball. I used to recommend finding the lowest compression ball on the market; now I will suggest you try the Cold Fusion, a ball made specifically for temperatures under fifty degrees.
I’ve used the Cold Fusion balls on my last couple of sub-fifty degree outings and found that the Cold Fusion performs as well as, or better than my usual orb, the Wilson Duo. That’s saying something, because the Duo, with its 40 compression, is easily the lowest compression regular ball on the market.
Cold Fusion’s manufacturer says that the key is a special large core designed to remain soft as the temperatures drop. They call it a CPC—Cold Powered Core. The ball also sports a soft “CT Elastic Ionomer” cover. My guess is that the balls’ performance suffers as temperatures get warmer because they get too soft.
Cold Fusion founder Curtis Colvin says that he keeps balls in the freezer for demo purposes, and that performance does not suffer.
Distance on this ball is much longer than I would expect in cold weather. Cold Fusion also performs better than the temperature would suggest around the greens. Durability is not an issue. After nine holes, the ball’s cover was in good shape.
For a boutique ball, the Cold Fusion are priced very nicely at $24 a dozen. If you’re playing in sub-fifty degree weather, I’d recommend you give these a try.