May 25, 2014
As a person starting to qualify for the senior discounts at my local courses, and less than stellar vision, AND plays as often off the fairways as on; I have found orange colored balls don't get lost as often as white or yellow balls do and have become my color of choice. Sadly they are the least common color out there and choices are very limited. Add to that being a high handicapper who is accustomed to losing a sleeve or more in a normal round I am extremely resistant to $3/ball prices.
That all said; I finally broke down and bought a dozen of the orange Volvik Crystal balls and have to say these are now my favorite ball. They feel great from tee through green and hit as far as anything else I have hit (really nice for my 85ish mph swing speed)(I was playing Bridgestone e6 orange, or Wilson Duo orange when I could find them).
The Volvik Crystal has a better feel, goes as far if not a touch farther, holds the green a bit better, and is miles ahead for visibility. They absolutely GLOW in the sun! I am two complete 18 hole rounds and still on my first ball. If I can stay on this pace they could well be worth the cost.
Nice feel tee through green
Good for slower swing speeds