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.
3 thoughts on “Cold Fusion Golf Balls Review”
Thanks for the review.
It’s interesting to see a manufacturer come out with a specific ball designed for weather conditions.
I wonder if the likes of Titleist and Nike will follow?
Had a fair round today with the Cold Fusion. Was 34-36 degrees the whole round. Drives were slightly shorter than the Snake Eyes PTII I have been playing on warm days, however, there was a lot of rain the last few days, so the course was sloppy. Overall, if there had been more roll, I would say that distance was pretty close to a standard ball on a normal day.
Played in 31 degrees Saturday morning (snow flurries the entire round)—gave Cold Fusion another try. Performed well – one 4w shot flew 210 to the green to rest at about 230-240 total, that’s about as good as I can do with any ball in any weather.
However, there were other times where I just wasn’t comfortable with it (I also wasn’t comfortable with 4 layers)- irons were coming up a bit short. I switched to a Callaway Hex Hot, and found that it was performing similarly, or perhaps a little better in getting to the green with iron shots.
I have hit it on a few days when the temp was in the 40s, but I also tended to switch right back to the Snake Eyes or Callaway.
In the end I just can’t say if there is an advantage to the ColdFusion. I will admit it is quite possible that it is all confidence in my head – plus there just aren’t enough sub 40 days to play this enough to get used to it at all, or get used to the clothing required to play on those days.
When I played saturday, we also fully expect that is the last time to play in long pants until December hopefully. Its back to the 60s this Friday and I think winter is over. YES!