Imagine Tiger Woods and Rory being among those on Tour who are playing your ball! Man that's what every golf equipment manufacturer would want! Imagine top Tour pros playing your ball! Wow!
That was the case for the guys at RZN golf balls. Working with NIKE and the NIKE golf platform they perfected their balls design. Their unique design earned more than 50 victories on Pro Tours!
Then without warning in 2016 NIKE canceled it's golf platform. The guys at RZN didn't sit around and cry about spilled milk. Nope! They laced up their boots, put on their war paint and went into business for them-self's. The now give the world their RZN Golf Balls!
Before we begin the story of RZN golf balls; let's “edj-um-cate” you on the basics of a golf ball.
A golf ball is made up of a Core, a Mantle and a Cover.
The Core: Speed and Velocity all begin here in the core! The core is vital! As the Driver smacks the Cover of the ball and the ball begins to fly it looses energy as it flights to break through gravity and wind. The Core is made from polybutadiene rubber. This compressed rubber helps retain the initial energy from the initial smack of the driver. Use a cheap rubber and you'll have a cheap core. A cheap core equals less speed and velocity and the ball goes less distance.
The Mantle: Spin and Distance come from the mantle of the ball. The first job of the mantle is to keep water out of the core. Simple enough. However, depending on the thickness of the Mantle your ball will spin more or less. It's third job is to also help in that initial energy retention that the Driver created.
Use a thin and cheap Mantle material and your ball wont spin or go very far and may even get water logged once you put it in that creek on the left side of Hole number 8 at your local CC.
The Cover: Urethane polymer makes up all Cover. Now, the dimples on the Cover impact the ball in many, many ways. The dimples rip through the air. The Cover also helps with spin.
Combine the Cover, Mantle and Core and you have a golf ball!
OK, moving onto the RZN's.
Let's break down the balls by The Core, Mantle and Cover. Their website tells us:
1. RESIN CORE
A. Compared with rubber core, resin core is lighter and faster. Applying resin core to ball design not only enhances the ball performance in many ways, but also helps the nature-caring with fully recyclable materials.
B. High MOI (moment of inertia): A feature only for balls with resin inner core + rubber outer core, such as RZN Pro and RZN Distance. This technology grants the ball with a piercing and stable flight, especially in windy conditions.
2. SPEED LOCK CORE3D texture to maximize contact surface for better energy transfer and longer distance.
3. SPEED LOCK MANTLE3D texture on a mantle surface to maximize energy transfer for higher speed in all shots.
Mantle has more contact area with cover = Mantle grabs cover better for more greenside spin.
4. MICRO DIMPLE SURFACEA. 13,558 micro-dimples on the entire ball surface.
B. Reduces air drag and enhances carry distance.
5. ANTI SLIP URETHANEOur soft TPU cover enhances grip and control in wet conditions.
Ok, so now we know the tech that goes into their balls, let's talk about the two I played.
The MS-TOUR and RZN Distance: Both balls performed as equals to my trusty SRIXONS. I play Callaway's off the tees and SRIXONS from 200 yards and in.
RZN MS-TourSOFT & POWERFUL
OUR EASIEST PLAYING TOUR BALL FOR ALL SWING SPEEDS
RZN MS-Tour is a three piece tour performance golf ball with soft urethane cover and 3D speed lock technology. Designed with state of the art technology of the RZN Brand. Expect a soft and powerful tour ball targeted for Medium Swing speed players.
RZN DISTANCESPECIAL RESIN CORE FOR A PURE DISTANCE BALL
RZN Distance is a three piece golf ball with a resin core and high resilient ionomer cover manufactured with state of the art technology of the RZN Brand. It’s designed to maximize distance with effortless swing while keeping a soft feel of the ball.