Sugar Golf Balls Review
Sugar Golf Balls
Teacher’s Comments: A good three piece urethane golf ball at a good price.
I’ve enjoyed paying the Sugar ball over the last few weeks, and will continue to do so until I lose my last orb.
Sugar is one of a number of different companies trying to offer a lower cost alternate to the Pro V1. There’s a lot of space below Titleist’s $4 a ball premium price. When you buy two of the bulk cardboard Sugar “cubes” of 27 balls, each ball comes in at $2.37.
In keeping with its no-frills business model, Sugar at this point sells only the one ball.
The Sugar golf ball is a 3-piece model with a urethane cover. The company’s marketing material says:
The Sugar Golf Ball is manufactured using a proprietary injection-molded process designed to increase the durability of the urethane while maintaining a soft feel. Our ball features a soft and resilient core, a fast mantle to boost speed off the clubface, consistent spin / control, and a low-drag, aerodynamic, seamless dimple design.
In practice, I’ve found that the ball plays well. I get good distance off the tee, with somewhat less roll-out than with a Pro V1 or Vice Pro. I think it climbs faster than either of those, which tells me that for my swing, it has more spin. That also explains the shorter roll.
In my testing on my home course, Washtenaw Golf Club, I find that I’m a little short of my usual spots.
As an aside, one of the great things about having a home club that I have played hundreds of times is that I have a solid baseline for testing gear. I know where well struck tee shots go, which clubs I’ll need to get to the green, how much a ball should roll out on a green and so forth.
My experience with distance is contrary to the company’s published testing, which says that the ball has increased carry and overall distance over the Pro V1. The company also claims higher launch height with reduced spin rates.
That’s a robot, though. My own swing is tragically flawed.
Off the irons, it’s the same story. Lots of height, slightly less distance. The good news is that the height and spin have the ball stopping very quickly on the greens.
Around the greens, the ball performs well. It feels good putting and checks up reasonably well off wedges.
The feel of the Sugar golf ball is perfectly fine. It meets expectations for a urethane ball.
Durability with the Sugar golf ball has been good. Even after a couple of tree and cart path miscues, I have not noticed any undue scruffing.
In the end, I think the Sugar Golf Ball is worth trying. If you’re a price conscious golfer, I think any performance differences you may notice from other premium balls could be offset by the savings.
The Sugar Golf Ball review was first published on GolfBlogger Golf Blog on July 4, 2021.