Vice is the brainchild of two German law students that turned entrepreneurs, Ingo Duellmann and Rainer Stoeckl met while surfing in the Eisbach river outside of Munich, and the rest is history. The main objective at Vice is to manufacture and sell premium golf balls direct to the consumer. The Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus golf balls are two of Vice’s premium offerings. Let’s do an in-depth review of these two golf balls in order to learn more about these revolutionary golf balls. In addition to reviewing these golf balls let’s also compare them in terms of distance, greenside control, feel and price.
Vice golf balls are new to the industry and many golfers have never heard of them before. In order to learn more about this new revolutionary brand that has taken the golf ball industry by storm, we are going to review and compare two of their signature golf balls, the Vice Pro vs. Vice Pro Plus. Due to the fact that not much is known about these golf balls as of yet, it is impossible to pick a winner right of the bat in this head to head battle.
Vice Pro Review
- The Vice Pro offers great feel on and around the greens
- The dimple design of the Vice Pro promotes a stable trajectory especially in windy conditions
- The Vice Pro design is optimized to ensure maximum distance
- The Vice Pro is a premium golf ball with features comparable to a Titleist Pro V1, but the Vice Pro retails at a considerably lower price point
- The Vice Pro is available in a variety of different colors including red and lime green
- Vice doesn’t have the same brand recognition in comparison to the likes of Titleist and Callaway
- Vice golf balls are only sold online by Vice
ReviewThe 3 piece construction of the Vice Pro features a high energy speedcore that increases ball speeds which maximizes distance. The cast urethane cover featured in the design of the Vice Pro offers soft feel on and around the greens, this cover is also very durable. The 318 dimple pattern featured on the Vice Pro promotes a stable trajectory, especially in windy conditions. The Vice Pro with its affordable price tag is sure to be a welcome addition to the bag of any golfer. See the price and read real reviews
Vice Pro Plus Review
- The Vice Pro Plus golf ball with its added casing layer is extremely long especially off of the tee.
- The Vice Pro Plus features a very durable urethane cover system with a 336 dimple design
- The cover of the Vice Pro Plus features a BJ13 coating, this coating makes the cover UV resistant to ensure that your Vice Pro Plus golf ball stays white for multiple rounds
- The Vice Pro Plus features a KIL (“keep in line”) putting line, this line will ensure consistent and accurate alignment on the greens
- The large core featured in the design of the Vice Pro Plus ensures very soft feel due to its high energy absorption
- The Vice Pro Plus is available in a variety of different colors, all at an affordable price point
- Vice is new to the golf ball industry, players that have played with a particular brand in the past will be hard to convert to a newcomer such as Vice.
- Vice golf balls aren’t tour proven, in comparison Titleist golf balls are tried and tested by the best players in the world and their feedback stimulates future design features
The Vice Pro Plus features a 4 piece construction, the large core of the Pro Plus increases energy absorption at impact, this ensures extra length due to high ball speeds and soft feel off of the clubface at impact.
The versatile DuPont HPF outer casing of the Vice Pro Plus maximizes short game spin as a result of low compression on chip and pitch shots.
This casing layer also promotes a lower launch angle on long irons and woods for players with faster swing speeds, this ensures maximum distance and a penetrating ball flight.
The Vice Pro Plus is very durable and its cover also features a UV protection coating to ensure that your golf ball looks like new for multiple rounds.
Vice Pro vs. Vice Pro Plus head to head review
Both the Vice Pro and the Vice Pro Plus are designed in order to maximize distance. Both of these golf balls feature a High Energy Speed Core (HESC) in their design.
This core design absorbs energy at impact and the result is an increase in ball speed. In terms of distance, it is difficult to choose a winner in this matchup, but the dual casing featured in the design of the Vice Pro Plus gives it that extra edge to ensure a couple of extra yards especially off of the tee.
Feel and Greenside Control
The Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus are both premium golf balls, both of these golf balls offer extraordinary soft feel as one would expect from a premium golf ball.
Both The Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus feature a soft urethane cover system that ensures soft feel at impact. The HESC core with its energy absorbing characteristics that is utilized in both the Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus furthermore ensures that both of the golf balls offer exceptional soft feel at impact.
It is difficult to choose a winner between these two golf balls in terms of feel, both the Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus are hard to beat in terms of feel, this matchup is definitely a halve.
Durability is a key feature that consumers look at when buying golf balls. Golf balls aren’t just a necessity, they are also an investment into your golf game.
A dozen of your favorite golf balls carry quite a hefty price tag, it is thus of utmost importance that those golf balls are durable. Unlike the pros majority of amateurs play with a ball until they lose it.
Some professionals change balls after every birdie or after every 3, 6, or 9 holes. Both the Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus golf balls feature a durable Urethane cover system. The Urethane cover system featured on both of these golf balls also contain a BJ13 coating, this coating makes the cover UV resistant to ensure that your golf balls keep its pearl white look for multiple rounds on end.
In terms of durability, it is impossible to choose a winner, the durability battle is also halved between the Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus.
Price is one of the main selling points of Vice golf balls. Vice entered the golf ball market with the objective to sell a premium golf ball at an affordable price tag, they are able to achieve this due to the fact that they only sell online direct to the consumer.
Bulk sale discount is also utilized by Vice in addition to their direct to consumer strategy. The price per dozen drops by nearly $10 if you purchase 5 dozen or more Vice golf balls at a time.
Both the Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus sell at exactly the same price point, yet again the price matchup is a halve.
Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus FAQ’s
How many dimples does the Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus have?
The Vice Pro cover system features 318 dimples, in comparison, the Vice Pro Plus features 336 dimples. The bigger dimples featured in the dimple pattern of the Vice Pro promotes a stable trajectory, this is even more evident when playing in windy conditions.
What’s the difference between the Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus?
The Vice Pro features a 3 piece construction, the Vice Pro Plus features a 4 piece construction.
Both golf balls offer maximum distance and exceptional soft feel. The larger dimples on the Vice Pro promotes a stable trajectory, the Vice Pro Plus with its smaller dimples promotes a lower launching penetrating ball flight.
Why are Vice golf balls so affordable?
Vice golf balls sell at an affordable price point due to their direct to consumer approach. Vice only sell their golf balls online, this approach eliminates third party retailers.
Vice also rewards bulk buying, if you buy more than 5 dozen at a time the price per dozen drops down by roughly $10.
Vice Pro vs. Vice Pro Plus: And the winner is…
It is almost impossible to pick a winner after thoroughly reviewing both of these golf balls in a head to head matchup of the Vice Pro and Vice Pro Plus. Both of these golf balls are long, they offer great feel, they are durable and most importantly they are affordable.
The slightly more advanced design of the Vice Pro Plus narrowly gives it the win in this closely contested battle. Give both of these golf balls a try, you might just find a new favorite golf ball at a fraction of the price that you normally pay.