Vice Pro Soft Golf Ball Review

I bought a set of the Vice Pro Soft golf ball to play with my kids (ages 4, 7, and 11) over the summer. I was pretty excited to try them out after reading a review of the VPS I that said that the new ones are softer and more forgiving than the old ones.

It took a little bit to get used to them after playing with the old balls for so long, but I quickly grew to love them.

They are incredibly durable, they’re comfortable to hit, and they’re easy to control. They’re also a good price compared to the other balls I’ve tried, and I think they’re worth it.

Vice Pro Soft: Control & Forgiveness

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For me, the first thing I look for in a golf ball is how forgiving it is. Since I’m not a low handicap player, I can usually make use of all the forgiveness I can get. My favorite thing about softer balls is that they’re usually better for average players, and I still think that’s the case with the Pro Soft as well.

I wouldn’t consider the Pro Soft to be one of the most forgiving balls on the market. Despite this, I was still impressed with how forgiving it was off the tee. In my opinion, it’s very similar to the Callaway Chrome Soft.

Next, I noticed that the Vice was slightly softer than the Chrome Soft. Some may like this and some may not. While I prefer a softer ball, the Vice was a little too much for me. I think a lot of weekend golfers would benefit from using something soft like it, but that’s just my opinion.

I like a bit of spin on the greens to slow the ball down, and the spin on the Chrome Soft was the same as on some others, but not as much. With it, I was able to have good control around the green and get it to spin a bit, but there are other balls on the market that spin more (but will be more expensive).

The fact that I am not able to put a lot of spin on the ball anyway didn’t matter to me (and probably won’t be too many golfers). The Pro Soft gave me plenty of control and forgiveness.

Vice Pro Soft: Distance & Performance

Vice Pro Soft Golf Ball Review

A golf ball’s length and performance are two more things I look for. I would rather have a ball that’s forgiving and accurate than one that’s pure distance, and I think you should feel the same way.

In comparison with the Chrome Soft, the Vice was longer off the tee. The average was around 3 yards longer, which may not sound like much, but I’ll take any extra yard I can get. If you prefer a softball and want the longest distance, then this could be the ball for you.

Also, I noticed that Vice launched slightly higher. I think that’s where the extra distance is coming from, and having a nice high ball flight is a confidence booster. This feature was nice since my ball flight is not always as high as I would like.

The distance was not the longest for me, but it was longer than the Chrome Soft, which is pretty good. The rest of my experience was pretty much as expected.

Vice Pro Soft Specs

Vice Pro Soft  
Layers 3
Material Urethane
Compression 35
Spin High
Market Intermediate Golfer

Pros and Cons

What we liked What we didn’t like
They had quite a bit of feedback and feel. They’re still not that cheap (middle of the range).
Distance and forgiveness were respectable. It was a little bit too soft for me (some people like it).
I was able to give them a spin.

The Breakdown

  • Performance Score: 8
  • Quality Score: 8
  • Value Score: 8
  • Personal Score: 8

Customer Review

A year ago, I found one of these balls and decided to purchase some. Several reviews have been written about their durability, but I haven’t encountered any problems to date unless you nail straight on a tree! Play three to four times a week, and I love the color of the yellow because it’s more neon and easy to pick out among the other yellow balls. Vice Golf Pro Soft is comparable in price to the others on the market –John from NY

Despite my middle handicap golfing ability, there are much greater forces at play than the brand of the ball I use. However, I did shoot my best round in 5 years with this ball, so I guess I should stick with it? I like the matte finish and soft feel, as well as other brands I’ve played. Prices are reasonable as well. Generally pleased. –Grace from the UK

The Verdict

If you’re an average golfer with a low to mid swing speed, want decent control around the green, and don’t mind spending a bit more on a golf ball, then these might be a good choice for you. Check Amazon for the price of a box if you are interested in buying one.

As I mentioned before, they aren’t my favorite balls on the market, but everyone’s swing and preferences are different. I give them a thumbs up because everything about them was solid.

It had good distance, it was forgiving, and it wasn’t as expensive as some of the others. The Pro Soft is a very soft golf ball. You might want to give it a try if you like that kind of feel.

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