When a golf ball says that it has 4 pieces, the first thought that comes to my mind is money. The more you review and research golf balls, the easier it is to see that more materials equate to higher pricing.
However, with the Cut Blue golf balls, that doesn’t seem to be the case. I recently took the Cut Blue balls out on the course for a few rounds to see how they performed. I was curious whether they were worth the money and if I would ever think to throw one of these in my bag.
Without spoiling too much of my Cut Blue golf ball review, you may want to keep reading as I was pleasantly surprised by this golf ball.
Table of Contents
- Cut Blue Features
- Cut Blue Performance
- What I Like About The Cut Blue
- What I Don’t Like About The Cut Blue
- Overall Rating and Thoughts
Cut Blue Features
The Cut golf ball company makes several models, and each is designed for a specific player and with certain characteristics in mind. The Cut Blue is their premium model that is supposed to have a better feel and a combination of greenside and distance performance.
4 Piece Golf Ball
To give you a comparison, most 4 piece golf balls cost more than $50 a dozen. The Cut Blue are less than half of that price. I was initially skeptical, but this is a 4 piece ball with a core, two outer layers, and a 314 dimple pattern cover.
Tour Quality Urethane Cover
When you test the feel of the golf ball, there are two things you are likely to notice. The first is the cover, and the second is the compression. A Urethane cover has a much different, more premium feel than an ionomer cover.
All of the best golf balls in the game, the ones the PGA Tour players use, are urethane cover golf balls.
A golf ball with 90 compression is built for players with slightly higher swing speeds. The Cut Blue will have a slightly firmer feel off the tee because of this extra compression. Having a 90 compression with 4 layers of material is quite common.
The Cut Blue golf balls are USGA Conforming. If you want to use this golf ball in a tournament situation, you can legally do so. Some balls in this price range are not USGA conforming so this is a major benefit.
Newly Formulated Dimple Pattern
The Cut Blue golf ball has a newly formulated 314 dimple pattern as part of this Urethane cover. The dimple pattern was designed to resist drag and make it easier to hit a shot that cuts through the air with a straight and penetrating ball flight.
Cut Blue Performance
The Cut Blue golf ball surprised me on the course. For the price point, I didn’t expect as much distance and control as I was able to get. If you don’t want to read about my entire experience, I can tell you right now that these Cut Blue golf balls are worth investing in.
Feel and Sound
I loved the feel and the sound of the Cut Blue. I can’t tell you that it’s as premium of a ball as a Pro V1 or TP5x. However, I did find it to be like the TaylorMade Tour Response or a Titleist TruFeel.
The sound of the Cut Blue is great. It’s not super “clicky” like you can get with other value type golf balls. I like the Urethane cover and the way it softens the feel without taking away any of the power or precision that the ball has to offer.
Spin was impressive on the longer approach shots to the green. I had no trouble stopping the Cub Blue where I wanted. Of course, the shorter the shots got, the harder time it had stopping. I happened to be testing some premium wedges the day that I worked with Cut Blue.
Out of the bunker, on short approach shots where I can get at least half a swing on the ball, the Cut Blue stops well. With shorter shots, the Urethane cover is not quite as responsive or grippy as some of the premium balls on the market.
I’m sure to keep the pricing where it is, the thickness of the Urethane may not be quite what it is in some of the other options on the market.
From the tee, spin was about average. Some of my drives had a good release and plenty of roll, while others stopped within a few feet. I have a hard time finding golf balls that don’t spin too much on the driver, so I can’t say this is a true problem with the Cut Blue.
Around the greens, I learned to like the Cut Blue. The best way to describe this ball is like the little brother of a premium golf ball. It won’t have all the features of a $5 golf ball, but you can learn to work with it.
For golfers on a budget or even new players with above average swing speeds, there is plenty of performance here to make it a good golf ball selection.
The Cut Blue is long. If you hit a great shot, not only does it feel good coming off the clubface it also travels a long way.
In fact, when I tested the Cut Blue vs. the Cut Red, I got about 15 or more yards off the tee with the Cut Blue. Overall ball flight was great, too;. It’s a penetrating flight, with plenty of height to increase total carry distance.
Pricing from the Cut Blue is kind of hard to believe. I’m impressed that they could put four pieces inside this golf ball and still charge what they do. I don’t think you will find a comparable golf ball for the same price. (If you do, let me know!)
What I Like About The Cut Blue
The Cut Blue has a lot to offer. Even if you took the price off the table and made the ball a little more expensive, I could still say this was a great golf ball.
Playing golf isn’t getting any cheaper, so I’m all for saving money when I can. Although I may still play a tournament round with a Pro V1 or Callaway Chrome Soft, during practice rounds where I want similar performance, I could go with the Cut Blue.
In addition, if you are a player new to the game and still in the stage of losing a bunch of golf balls, Cut Blue could save you a lot of money.
The new cover is also strong enough that I was able to play two rounds without it starting to scuff or become damaged.
Distance from the Cut Blue is great. As much as I love a precision golf ball with great spin rates, it’s so fun to launch a drive from time to time, and the Cut Blue golf balls absolutely helped me do that.
Impressive Feel on Approach Shots
The feel on approach shots has a perfect mix of firmness and soft feel. When the ball comes off the clubface, it helps you feel as though you’re in control. In addition, the spin rates on these shots are good, and the ball will stop on the green for you.
What I Don’t Like About The Cut Blue
As you can see, I’m a fan of the Cut Blue. However, it has limitations, just like any other golf ball on the market.
Not Incredibly Low Spin Off The Tee
From the tee box, I struggled to get the low spin I was looking for with the Cut Blue. I think it has a tendency to be slightly higher spin, making it tough for very fast swing speeds and players that generate a lot of spin from the tee.
The Cover is a Little Thin
The cover is a little thin. I swing my irons at around 78 mph, but if you go at it faster than that, you may cut these. Also, if you use a newer wedge with sharper grooves, expect to cut this a bit when coming out of the bunkers.
Overall Rating and Thoughts
If you’re looking for an affordable golf ball that makes performance at a fair price possible, I would give this one a try. It doesn’t quite replace the premium golf balls, but it has enough similarities that you can use this for practice rounds, casual golf, and even Saturday morning rounds with fun and still feel it works for you.
When it comes down to the rounds that matter, look for something with a slightly higher quality urethane cover and a little extra spin on those shortest shots around the green.
Overall Score: 8.2/10