The new RZN Tour ball from Nike Golf is engineered to feel soft without sacrificing distance.
“We still have so many opportunities to innovate the golf ball,” said senior director of innovation Rock Ishii.
“This is innovation. This is where we are now and we are heading toward our future,” he added.
Featuring a four-piece urethane cover design, the RZN Tour ball utilizes four key components, the RZN 4.0, Speedlock X Core, Speedlock Mantle and Flight Suit Cover.
“The ball feels much softer, yet I’ve maintained my ball speed and even picked up a few yards overall,” said Rory McIlroy. “It’s easily the best combination of distance and feel I’ve ever played.”
Made with the newest iteration of RZN material, RZN 4.0, the blue centre core, is not only softer, but also 10 per cent bigger than the previous generation for faster ball speed.
The core utilizes Speedlock X technology. The core of the RZN Tour ball features deeper grooves and a X-shaped surface pattern to create 26 per cent more surface area than the former generation for better energy transfer through the ball.
Surrounding the core, the Speedlock Mantle and its Speedlock grooves help engage the cover of the golf ball for better spin on shorter shots with high-lofted clubs.
The ball’s Flight Suit cover features visible technology such as 344 dimples and 13,558 micro dimples.
To achieve longer ball flight, engineers utilized advanced aerodynamics by adding the micro dimples, strategically spread across the cover of the ball.
The RZN Tour ball will be available in two versions, Black for lower spin distance and Platinum for mid spin control.
In addition to the RZN Tour, Nike Golf engineers also created the RZN Speed golf balls, two new 3-piece constructed balls designed for forgiveness and softer feel.
The same Speedlock X Core technology from the RZN Tour ball helps maximize energy transfer and a softer RZN formulation is used to provide softer feel without sacrificing distance.
The RZN Speed ball will be available in two versions, Red for longer carry and White for softer feel.