|Polara XD Golf Ball Review|
Polara golf balls boast a new technology that they claim keeps the ball straight. It is all in the dimple pattern, as you will soon see. There is a smooth spine down the middle of the ball with smaller to larger dimples as they go down. These balls are geared towards a player that needs a little forgiveness in their ball as well as their clubs. Club technology has changed so much through the years to help achieve the flight that these new Polara's offer. They have a full line of balls to suit just about any golfer.
The first Polara ball I tested for review was the, XD. Which means “Extra Distance”. The ball has a pretty hard and hallow feel to it. It reminds me of the older top flites or callaway distance balls, but a hell of a lot straighter.
I will make this review of the Polara XD golf ball a little different than my other reviews, because you really need to take a different approach to a ball that takes a different approach to golf.
Here we take a look at the dimple pattern:
As you can see the seam along the center line with the arrows. The idea of a Polara ball is that you point the arrow at your target, and it will correcting most imperfections in your swing.
The seam and dimple pattern help this.
The feel of the XD cover is a little soft, not overly hard but a thin soft layer on a hard bottom layer feeling. Which gives it a decent feel on the putter and not too horrible on chips. It still sounds hollow on putts and approach shots, but that shouldn’t be a problem.
This ball is a par 3 beast, with no distance loss from my usual gamer ball, but with the added benefit of pin hunting. The distance is just there in the XD, the ball performs quite well off the irons from the tee to around the greens. I couldn't get this ball to really check up all that well, but when I started playing bump and runs, it came to life and it was great. On approach shots I was able to use this ball like any other golf ball from the fairway, which I wasn’t really knowing what to expect. Polara says that the XD will act like any regular golf ball from the fairway, and it does, and the distance and pure flight is still there. It is a marvel off the irons and I love it!
Off the driver the distance just wasn’t really there for me. The ball seemed to balloon and die in the air after a huge crisp plop. It did not out perform my usual ball off the driver, but it did get decent distance and little spin comparable to a regular, mid-range golf ball. The great distance I was seeing with my irons did not roll into the driver, but it was always straight and that is the main point of this ball.
The ball does everything it advertises. It corrects slight mishits, helps on slight slices, and hooks. It makes golf fun and takes a lot of guessing work and emotional drain out of the game. Just makes golf fun again to hit the greens, to hit it dead on, and to just play. I'm just lazy and didn’t like having to line up the ball on every tee, but that’s really nothing. Your buddies might give you hell for using this ball, but you’ll be giving them hell on the course with it. It may not be legal, but for the crowd this is geared towards, there is a 98% chance your clubs aren’t legal either. This is for the weekend warriors, the solitary hunters, and the ones that play golf for fun. Now, my only problem, I have to face all my dreaded swing flaws while testing other balls after thinking I was an ACE while testing the Polara XD.
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