Snell MTB Black – Ball Review
I am a loyal Snell ball user. Its value combines quality with a price considerably lower than other performance balls. I had written last season about my preference for the newer MTB X ball, and it remains my ball of choice, especially given its availability in an optic yellow colour.
I broke out two sleeves of the MTB Black over recent rounds and as a 12 handicap player; I will acknowledge the differences are somewhat more subtle for me. However there were some observations based on performance I would like to share:
- The feel around the greens is superior to any ball I have played. The feel off my putter is exceptional and provides greater confidence with a smooth release with no jarring sound distraction. It’s flawless.
- The feedback from irons and my driver was more challenging for me to pick up on than the MTB X. The softer feel was noticeable from the MTB X, but I will share in my most recent round I was hitting it well so the lack of ‘feedback’ off the club was more than offset by the performance of the ball.
- I don’t get exceptional spin off my wedges and approach irons, so Dean Snell would suggest the MTB X is better for me. The Black did not disappoint, as the ball held up well with release or back spin which was negligible and very manageable for my game; it was consistent and dependable in its performance
But best to take it direct from the source – here’s Dean Snell in a 3:50 video which shares the differences between the two. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwStCC8f_IQ
I have interviewed Dean in the early days of development of the Snell ball and he shared detailed insight on his approach to golf ball development. Here is a link to the interview
The greenside performance has truly given my pause for reflection as I can attest to the quality and performance of the MTB Black. It’s personal preference so my advice is, like I did, get a tester pack and explore which ball is best for your game. I have a few MTB Black left and will give them another round (or two, I hope) so as to make the most informed decision I can on what ball to use. Snell has a real winner with the MTB Black and for value conscious players seeking a high performance ball, go visit Snell Golf Canada and order yourself some balls!