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The Uther Pro and Pro4 golf balls are tour-quality golf balls with large icons for added style. Pro model has very soft feel. Pro4 has a firmer, Pro V1-type feel and 4-piece construction for the faster swingers.
Uther Supply burst onto the scene by bringing style to the overlooked golf towel. They succeeded because they remembered that style couldn’t come at the expense of performance. In this review, we’ll determine if they managed to repeat their successful formula with their Pro and Pro4 golf balls.
Both the Uther Pro and Uther Pro4 golf balls boast urethane covers, so my expectations for feel were high. Starting on the green, both models delivered. The Uther Pro is extremely soft. Especially on shorter putts, it’s extremely quiet producing a dull “thud” at most. The Uther Pro4 is closer to a Pro V1 with a slight “click” and a crisper feel. On long putts, the Pro4 shows itself to be slightly softer than a Pro V1, but you need to be paying careful attention to find the difference.
With a wedge in hand, both balls deliver tour-style feel. Again, the Pro is softer than the Pro4. If you want a more responsive, lively feel, you’ll prefer the Pro4. The Pro isn’t quite a tennis ball, but it gives the strong sensation of the ball compressing against the club face.
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When I did my launch monitor testing of these two balls, I found a small but consistent spin gap with the wedges. The Uther Pro comes close to the Pro V1 for wedge spin, from full swings to pitches. It doesn’t quite reach the same peak at the Pro V1, but it’s very consistent from shot to shot.
The Uther Pro4 is similarly consistent with its wedge spin. Even when my impact got a little sketchy, the spin stayed in a tight range. The Pro4 does give up a few hundred RPM to the Pro, but it still has plenty of stopping power around the green.
I took both balls to the course, and it illustrated the importance mixing real world testing with the launch monitor. With full or half swings, both the Uther Pro and Uther Pro4 stopped exactly where they landed. While there was a difference on the launch monitor, the practical difference was negligible for me.
While Uther focuses more of their website on their icons versus their balls’ performance, close inspection reveals that the Pro is built to spin a bit more than the Pro4. This is likely the driving force behind the Pro being classified as “High Trajectory” and the Pro4 as “Mid Trajectory.”
When testing with mid and long irons, I found that both balls created average spin for a Tour-style ball. Comparing the best strikes, the Pro generated about 200 RPM more, but that’s not a gap you’ll be able to see on the course.
Moving to the driver, I saw the same thing. The Uther Pro spun slightly more than the Pro4, but the difference was not something I’d be able to detect on course. It is always worth noting that I’m a low spin player, particularly with the driver, so you may find a more meaningful gap between the two models.
Overall, on course and on the launch monitor, both Uther golf balls are solid long game performers. They generate solid ball speed and predictable spin.
With the focus that Uther puts on style, I would be remiss if I didn’t discuss it. The first thing that stuck out to me about these golf balls is how large the icons are. Since Uther promotes increased visibility and easy identification as two benefits of their golf balls, this makes a lot of sense.
The Pro Icon golf ball has the widest range of styles. I like the “Icy” icons that I tested – they’re unique but the black and white designs keep them from screaming, “Look at me!” If you want something bolder, Uther has bombs, waffles, and a “Golf Love” icon which is pretty great. The Pro4 offers the clovers you see here and a Birdie set with four types of winged friends. Uther also makes a Pro Soft model that has donut and flamingo icons.
Just as they have done with towels, Uther has given golf balls an injection of style without sacrificing substance. Both the Pro and Pro4 golf balls cost $40/dozen, and they have the performance to match that price tag. If you want your golf ball to stand out, give Uther a try.