PGA Show 2020: Volvik

February 22, 2020

Volvik was originally founded in South Korea in 1980 and enjoyed a successful run there for the next three decades. In 2012 they expanded to the U.S. market and went about making a name for themselves as a colorful golf ball that still had the performance a player would expect from a more traditional white golf ball.

It would appear that it was a successful move, as their booth was quite busy every time we passed by. They had plenty of new products for 2020, including a revamped VIVID line and some new Marvel branded gear. Finding a lull in the crowds, we were able to stop by and get the info on all the new stuff, most of which was conveniently placed on a table in the middle of the booth.


VIVID

Originally launched in 2016, Volvik says the VIVID was the first matte finish golf ball in the world, which along with its bright colors were what caught my eye when they were first introduced. For 2020, those features have been made more durable. Volvik has given the cover better UV protection, which is essential when the name is literally saying it’s a bright color. The three-piece ball is made with an ionomer cover and has a larger, dual-core construction for more distance. They now also have an alignment print on the ball called the Alignment Tracking System (ATS). It is optimized for swings under 100 mph and has a Volvik compression rating of 75. It will come in eight colors: purple, orange, white, blue, red, yellow, green and pink.

Launch: January 2020

MSRP: $32.99 per dozen


XT Soft

The XT Soft is another three-piece ball that uses their VU-X urethane cover, has the ATS lines, has a 65 Volvik compression rating and will come in pink, yellow, green and white.

Launch: January 2020

MSRP: $37.99 per dozen


Solice

Instead of a matte finish, the Solice features what Volvik calls “the world’s first high glossy multi nano coating tech,” and while I’m unsure of exactly what that means, it definitely catches your eye. The three-piece ball is designed for low driver spin, a high launch and more distance. It will come in yellow, white, orange, pink and blue.

Launch: January 2020

MSRP: $36.99 per dozen.


VIMAX Soft

The VIMAX Soft is a two-piece ball and more of a value version of the VIVID, at least looks-wise. It is geared more towards beginner golfers featuring a high energy soft core that is meant for better distance while still maintaining a softer feel. It will come in green, orange, red and yellow. We didn’t get any pictures, but the colors are very similar to the VIVID line.

Launch: January 2020

MSRP: $19.99


Marvel Line

Volvik has been partnered with Marvel for a while now, producing four packs of Marvel themed balls that include a ball marker. They realized that people liked the balls, but didn’t need to keep buying gift sets that included a ball marker every time, so they introduced a four-pack of just the character-themed balls.

Launch: January 2020

MSRP: $15.99

In addition to the new four-pack, they were showing off many up-coming Marvel products in an expanded line of themed accessories.

First up are the golf bags. On display was an Avengers-themed bag with multiple characters and a Black Panther bag. Next up were numerous iron covers and one Captain America themed driver cover.

Details on all the Marvel accessories were sparse as they were still working out the specifics, but they expect to release them sometime in the Summer of 2020. MSRP is not yet announced.


To see Volvik’s full line of products, visit their site at volvik.com.