Review: TaylorMade RBZ Urethane

What do we make of TaylorMade's 3-piece golf ball?

Andy Roberts's picture
Wed, 14 Aug 2013
Review: TaylorMade RBZ Urethane

TAYLORMADE RBZ URETHANE, as expected, features a cast urethane cover over a thin mantle layer to improve ball speed and to control spin on wedge shots.

The brand has also increased the size of the core and lowered the compression to improve feel and spin on tee shots. 

I'm a big fan of the unusual numbering patterns of 00 and 33. It's different, exciting and inspires a little more confidence over the ball. RBZ Urethane also aids terrific alignment for lining up putts.

In terms of feel, there's a lovely, soft feel with a wedge and putter, and it appears hard and springy with a driver. The ball flies off the face with the big dog and makes an appealing ‘click’ sound when struck with a wedge. Putting felt effortlessly smooth from close and long range.

Spin rates were about middle of the pack with the driver and wedge but in terms of distance the TaylorMade came out all guns blazing.

The dispersion of our shots was also very positive. Long and straight – what a combination. Superb spin on those delicate greenside shots and out of sand.

Verdict

A 3-piece urethane-covered ball for more than £15 cheaper than a box of Lethals is impressive, but so is all the work done here to improve feel. Great ball for the mid-to-low capper.

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