Cut Golf Balls Review: The Name Says It All

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Nobody likes paying $5+ per ball, especially if you’ll be losing multiple each round. There has been a rise in direct-to-consumer golf brands that offer cheaper options by cutting out the middleman, one of which is Cut Golf.

We’ve tested over 15 DTC balls over the years and have a pretty good idea of what to look for. To figure out if these are worth trying out, I tried the Cut Grey for 7 rounds. We’ll talk about their other models, what I thought of them, and whether or not they’re right for you.

In This Review

Product Details | Intro | Feel | Quality | Short Game | Long Game | Bottom Line | Alternatives

Cut Golf Balls Product Details

The Intro

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Cut Golf is a fairly new company that offers direct-to-consumer balls. They currently have four different models: Red, Grey, Blue, and DC.

The Cut Red ball is for high handicaps or someone with a much slower swing speed (under 90 MPH). It has a 2 piece design and a compression rating of around 60.

The Cut Blue and DC are for low to mid handicappers. They both have a 4 piece design and a high compression rating. The Blue is for average swing speeds while the DC is for high swing speeds (above 105 MPH).

The Cut Grey (the ball I tested) is for pretty much all types of golfers. It has a 3 piece design and a compression rating of around 80. It’s ideal for average swing speeds (between 90 and 105 MPH).

If you’re curious about why balls have different layers or which one is best for you, check out one of these articles:

The Feel

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The way the ball feels comes down to the type of cover used and the compression rating. The ball that was the best for me was the Grey model, which had a urethane cover and a compression rating of around 80.

You can see the differences between the types of covers HERE.

Off the putter, the ball didn’t feel as soft as some of its competition and it felt a little clicky. It didn’t feel or sound bad, some people would prefer a ball like this.

The same goes for shorter chip shots. It didn’t feel like a rock and it didn’t feel too soft. I thought the ball felt responsive and was pretty good overall.

Off the tee, it felt similar to the ball I generally use, the Wilson Triad. The specs are pretty similar between the two, the Triad just has a slightly higher compression rating.

Compared to the other models, the Red is going to feel much softer and the DC is going to be a lot firmer. The Blue will be a little firmer, but nothing too noticeable.

The Quality

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Even though most people lose their ball every few holes doesn’t mean the quality isn’t important. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend a few extra bucks to get a more durable ball.

The quality seems to be an issue with these newer companies, with Vice Golf coming to mind. They’ve made some improvements over the years, but I can’t say the same for Cut.

Even after a few holes, I noticed the cover getting scuffed up. I’ve even seen people post pictures where the ball split in two.

It could have been done on purpose, but I tend to lean toward the poor-quality side. This is the main reason why I’m going to avoid Cut golf balls and use something else.

The Short Game

The thing to look at here is how much the ball spins coming off the wedge. Better players want to be able to land the ball on the green, have it bounce once or twice, and then stop.

This is how you improve your distance control. I don’t expect a ball like this to perform as well as a Pro V1, but it should produce decent results.

Compared to the ball I usually play (Wilson Triad), this ball was a couple of steps behind. Compared to another one of my favorite distance balls (Taylormade Distance+), this performed better.

On average, the Triad landed on the green and stopped 2-3 feet shorter. It’s not a huge difference, but it could shave a couple of strokes off each round.

Compared to the other models, the Red will spin less coming off the wedge and the Blue/DC will spin a bit more. This is why they’re marketed to better golfers.

The Long Game

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Off the tee, we’re mainly looking for a ball that flies long and straight. If the average player hit 2 or 3 more fairways each round, they could easily shave a few strokes off their game.

Compared to the Triad, the Grey went pretty much just as far. I’d say the Triad was a little straighter, but other than that, I was pretty impressed.

Compared to the Distance+, the Grey was 10 yards shorter on average. This is the case for a lot of balls since the Distance+ is a “distance” ball.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are Vice or Cut balls better?

A. I’d say Vice balls are better and they have a more specific selection based on your game.

Q. Do they have a trial pack?

A. Possibly, you used to be able to get 3 balls for around 7 bucks but they don’t have it available at the moment.

The Bottom Line

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After testing the Cut Grey balls, I don’t think they’re worth checking out and aren’t something I’d personally use. The overall performance was pretty decent, but I just couldn’t get past the quality issues.

I hope Cut takes notice and makes some improvements over the years. I’ll come back in a year or so and give them another shot. If they’ve made improvements then I’ll update this review.

The Alternatives

If you want some help to pick the right ball for you, we have a couple of different options. The first is to check out one of our “best of” guides below that will talk about some of our favorites.

The second option is to get a personalized recommendation. All you have to do is go down to the comments section and answer a few questions. We’ll respond with a couple of solid options.

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About Jon Webber

Jon Webber is Out Of Bounds Golf's main product tester and editor. He's been in the golf world for 10+ years and has personally tested over 100 products, from balls to clubs to bags. He started this site for the average player, to make the game a little easier to understand.

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