Wilson Staff DUO Urethane Golf Ball Review

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The Wilson Staff Duo Urethane golf ball adds a urethane cover to the softest ball in golf.  Tremendous short game performance.


There are few golf balls with as rabid a following as the Wilson Staff Duo.  Players of all stripes love the uber-soft feel, strong performance, and the excellent value.  Last year, Wilson Staff added to the Duo family with the Duo Spin, and this year the line is being completed with the more premium Duo Urethane.

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The feel of the Duo is the primary reason why golfers love it, and the Duo Urethane will not disappoint Duo Nation.  Just like the other versions, the Duo Urethane feels like a tennis ball when you hit it with the driver – you feel the ball compress against the face and explodes down the fairway.

Where the Duo Urethane feels even softer than the other Duo balls is in the short game.  The Duo U is nearly silent off the putter, just a dull, soft “thud” at impact.  With the wedges it’s equally soft and almost feels sticky

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Short Game

Wilson Staff uses a three-tier system for players: D, C, and F.  The D player is the high handicapper, best suited for the standard Duo.  As I discussed in my review of the Duo Spin, the mid-handicap C player is that ball’s target – there’s more short game spin, but it’s still a bit short of a tour ball.

The Duo Urethane is designed for the skilled F player who is used to playing a tour ball.  In my testing, I found that the Duo U produced spin that is in the tour ball range, and on the course it performed exactly like I expect a tour ball to.

Long Game

On the course, the Duo Urethane performs just like a tour ball in the long game.  My yardages were exactly the same with the Duo U as they are with a Pro V1 and my shots looked and performed similarly in the air.  The big difference in the long game is the feel.  Hitting the Duo Urethane is simply more fun than hitting any other ball because of the feel of compressing the ball.

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At $38/dozen, the Wilson Staff Duo Urethane is the most expensive Duo, but its performance validates the price.  It maintains the classic Duo feel while boosting the short game spin to the level of $45+ tour balls.  If you love short game spin but want a softer feel, check out the Duo Urethane.

Buy Wilson Staff Duo Urethane golf balls HERE

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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  1. Russ Smiltnieks

    Well written and informative review on Wilson Duo balls. I just discovered your site and will be referring to it often. the I’m

  2. Great ball almost as good as wilsons fg tour ball for less Have been playing wilson balls since the tx 4 and beating players of the pro v for years.

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