Conclusion: As a high school golf coach, I couldn't disagree more with the statement, "I'm not sure if the ONE Black suits many players. I don't know how many amateurs need a ball that spins quite this little." It is far more common for most amateur golfers to be chronically short with iron shots, pitches, and chips than it is for them to be too long. This is exactly the reason I buy One Blacks for my team rather than ProV1s.
Conclusion: Unfortunately when reviewing a product such as golf balls, all reviews are going to be skewed. No 2 golf swings are exactly alike, and no 2 players apply the same method to the sport. I'm a 7 handicap with huge distance and strong short game around the green. I was a proV1 player until I used the Nike One Black. I personally get more off the tee, both with distance and accuracy, with this ball.
Conclusion: Its all about the players, their swing, their control and how they read the course. My cousin uses range balls, and shoots 10 over par! My dad uses pro v's and shoots about the same. What ever you're comfortable with, whatever feels good and performs for you is what counts. I love titleist, but i've used nike one's before and they weren't bad, almost the same feel as pro v's, but i've also used some bridgestones that feel about the same.
Conclusion: As for Matt's brilliant comments, I don't know anyone who has played for 6 months or a year and is a 5 handicapper and, oh yeah, shot 69 at pebble beach but I guess his golf game is only equalled by his foul language and illiteracy. Say it together now... MORON!!
Conclusion: I haven't heard such eloquence as Matt's dissertation since I was in high school and a guy I worked with used f#ck three times in the same sentence as an adjective, noun, and adverb, as well as his golf experience doubling in a mere paragraph. I've been golfing for over 40 years (with a 20 year break up till 2 years ago) and sure wish I could be a 5 handicap after 6 months, or was it one year? Still, REMARKABLE progress.
Summary: Strong but spendy performance for better players who want a ball that really bites With golf balls, often you trade performance and feel for distance and durability. Nobody likes compromise. If Nike set out to make one ball that does it all, they came close with the 2008 Nike ONE Platinum. Decent durability combine with good length, outstanding spin and a soft feel for a great all-around premium performance ball for the better player.
Summary: Before i started to use Nike One balls, i'd use the cheap Maxfli's and some Bridgestones (Very good golf balls). Then one of my friends told me to try out the nike one platinums and Nike one blacks, and i didnt want to spend 30.00 0n a ball i wouldnt like, so i bought a dozen of refurbished nike one blacks and platinums for 10.00 at target. I was extremely surprised with the spin i get on the nike one platinums.