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REPORT: Bubba Watson confirms he will play Volvik S4 golf ball in 2017

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Rumors swirled in December that Bubba Watson signed a $1.2 million deal with Volvik to play a pink golf ball. The company declined comment at the time, but it turns out the rumor wasn’t far off base.

Watson, now the world’s No. 10-ranked player in the world, confirmed that he will play a Volvik S4 golf ball starting this week at the SBS Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, according to a Golf Digest report. Terms of the contract are currently undisclosed.

Watson, who previously played Titleist’s Pro V1x, says he began testing Volvik’s golf balls following the WGC-HSBC Champions event in China in November.

“I took five balls out and hit all kinds of shots,” Watson told Digest. “Teddy [caddie Ted Scott] bought some [Volvik S4 golf balls] and tested them as well. And we couldn’t come up with anything wrong with them. Then it comes down to the fun factor — how could you not want a colored ball when you have a colored driver?”

As for the hue of the golf ball, the S4 “White Color” — which is a 4-piece golf ball made for golfers with high-swing speeds — is usually only made with a white cover, but the company has made pink versions for Watson, according to the report.

Related: Read reviews from GolfWRX members of the Volvik S4 golf balls

For the upcoming Tournament of Champions, Watson told Digest he “might just rotate them. White one day, pink the next.”

The always-eccentric Watson told Golf Digest that he’s also considering playing a lime green ball, which he calls “his favorite,” and has “asked about the possibility of” a pink-and-white swirl or camouflage finished golf ball.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. hdcp0

    Jan 5, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I would play range balls for 1.2M

  2. Deadeye

    Jan 5, 2017 at 4:57 am

    He is just being Bubba. He has won two Masters, not bad for equipment that does not work. I applaud tour players doing something different. Not the same old same old. Many of us would benefit by playing a lower spin ball. Just not camo colored. The dam things are hard enough to find as it is. However, I will play one for 1.2 mil.

  3. Chuck

    Jan 4, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    A “camouflage” golf ball sounds like a story out of The Onion.

  4. Fred

    Jan 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    I’m sure the caddy would love hunting down the “camouflage finished golf ball”.

    • gwillis7

      Jan 3, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      lol, man that guy gets treated like crap

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Camilo Villegas WITB (2020 October)

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Driver: TaylorMade M4 (10.5 degrees @11.5)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Yellow 70 6.5

3-wood: TaylorMade M2 2016 (3HL, 16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Yellow 80 6.5

5-wood: TaylorMade M2 2016 (5HL, 21 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Yellow 80 6.5

Hybrid: TaylorMade SLDR (5H, 24 degrees @23)
Shaft: True Temper Project X HC1 95 6.5

Hybrid: TaylorMade M2 (28 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Project X HC1 95 6.5

Irons: Srixon U85 (5) Srixon Z785 (6-P)
Shafts: Royal Precision Rifle FCM 6.5

Iron Specs: Length/Loft/Lie

*lengths are cut with no grip

  • 5 (U85): 37 5/8, 27.5, 60.5
  • 6: 37 1/8, 32, 61
  • 7: 36 5/8, 36, 61.5
  • 8: 36 1/8, 40.5, 62
  • 9: 35 5/8, 45, 62.5
  • PW: 35 1/8, 50, 62.75

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 “Raw” (54-08M, 60-08M)
Shafts: Royal Precision Rifle FCM 6.5

Putter: Scotty Cameron SB+

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride MCC Custom

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Henrik Stenson WITB (October 2020)

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Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Yellow Prototype 6.5 62

3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Hulk 70G 6.5

5-wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (18)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black 80G 6.5

Irons: Callaway Legacy Black (3-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

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Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 (52-10S, 58-08C)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour120 X

Putter: Odyssey White Hot #7
Grip: Garsen Max

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Wrap Cord

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GolfWRX Classifieds (10/29/20): PXG BlackJack, Toulon Garage, TP Mills custom

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member CC_Stryder – Toulon Rochester

Looking for a putter that gets its names from a city in New York state with a flow neck? Well…the name might not be exactly what you are looking for, but if a flow neck is what you are after, then look no further.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Toulon Putter

Member StillCantPutt – PXG BlackJack Putter

The newest putter from PXG at less than new price. Don’t let the seller’s name discourage you either, this thing should help you sink more putts.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: PXG putter 

Member KC_Badger – TP Mills Custom

There is something about TP Mills putters that just screams classic, timeless, masterpiece. This example is no exception with its flow next and unique finish.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: TP Mills Putter 

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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