I would benefit from improved visibility —yellow alone is helpful — but are there performance downsides to these high vis matte colors? I’ve always wondered why the top dog balls don’t come in more colors?
I actually have used the Superhot in both Matte Red and Yellow that I got as part of the THP Blind Grab Bag. I quite like the boldness of the color, but the lack of a Urethane cover means it would never be my gamer.
I've been using the Volvik vivid pink. It is a light pink and is the easiest to see and find I think. It isn't as harsh as the orange and lighter than the red and easier to spot from a distance.
I play alone quite a bit and don't see all that well. Plus there are a ton of homophobes around here and this sort of thing is like wearing a keep-off sign so not a lot of casual small talk to deal with.
Wilson duo optix for me, although I just bought a box of their matte orange urethane ball as well. For me it speeds up the round, easy to track in the air and easy to spot in the rough. Fewer lost balls leads to lower scores for me. I'm excited to try the urethane, and it could be my gamer if it doesn't give up too much to the CS or tp5.
I start playing matte green balls this time of year for improved visibility. In the past it was the Duo, but this year it'll be the Maxfli Tour. I don't play them in wet conditions though. An occasional playing partner - a retired engineer - says the spin on matte balls decreases more than gloss balls when wet.
Tried the Callaway Superhot red ones before. Super easy to see in the sky but I had real trouble seeing them land. I could obviously follow to the general area and could see them pretty easily once I got to the spot it fell. I did however lose a few since I couldn’t actually see them land. It seems I find red ones the most on the course so I don’t seem to be the only one having trouble seeing them come down lol
Have played the sherbert orange matte Volvik balls but right now Im playing the Titleist Velocity matte orange balls. I tend to stick with oranges until the leaves start falling then I switch to green.