Vice Pro Plus Golf Ball: An HONEST Review

The Pro Plus is the premium model from Vice and is supposed to compete with the Pro V1x. It has a 4 piece design that’s built for better players with faster swing speeds.

We’ve tested a number of different balls over the years, a lot of which shouldn’t be used by the average player. Our goal here is to see how the Pro Plus performs and to see who this ball might be right for.

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Out Of Bounds Golf Verdict

The Pro Plus ball is one that’s designed for better players with a fast swing speed, of over 110 MPH. Even though the performance and quality are a step behind its competitors, the value you get for the price is pretty solid.

You can also see our favorite balls for fast swing speeds HERE.

The Pros

➕ The price is right

➕ High short game spin

➕ Good distance when paired with a high swing speed

The Cons

➖ The cover isn’t as durable as some

➖ Feel and spin rates won’t be ideal for the average player

The Breakdown

  • Quality: 4
  • Distance: 5
  • Forgiveness: 3
  • Value/Price: 5
  • Our Rating: 4 Stars

Where To Buy

Check the current price here on Amazon

In This Review

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

Vice Pro Plus Product Details

The Intro

According to Vice, the Pro Plus is built for advanced players with swing speeds above 110 MPH. I don’t know about you, but my swing speed is less than that, sadly.

The average for recreational players is somewhere between 90-95 MPH.

What that means is that most people probably shouldn’t use these balls. If your swing speed is fast enough, we’ll take a look to see how the Pro Plus performs on the course and whether it’s worth checking out.

This ball adds a 4th layer, one more than the Vice Pro and Vice Pro Soft. The design is supposed to reduce spin off the driver, so the ball doesn’t balloon up in the air.

The ball Vice compares this to is the Pro V1x. Spending $32 per dozen (when you buy 5+ boxes) is an awesome deal, and if it can perform anything like it, it’s a no-brainer.

You can see how the Pro Plus stacks up to the other Vice balls HERE.

The Feel

Since this ball is designed for high swing speeds, the compression rating will be high. Vice doesn’t list it on their website, but it’s going to be somewhere between 90 and 95, just below the Pro Zero.

Off the putter, the softer urethane cover helps reduce the firmness of the ball. You’ll still be able to tell the difference if you’re used to something softer, but it still feels pretty good around the green.

If you want to learn more about the different types of ball covers, read our article HERE.

With the rest of the clubs, the firmness becomes more noticeable when your swing speed isn’t fast enough. Solid contact feels solid. Mishits feel like you’re hitting rocks.

If you’re used to a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, I’d say the Pro Plus is somewhere in between, in terms of firmness.

The Short Game

With a premium ball like this, the main thing to look for is how the ball spins off the wedge. Being able to control the ball and have it stop quickly on the green is very important for short-game consistency.

If you look at the Vice website, they say that the Pro Plus spins about 200 RPM less than the Pro V1x. Even though that’s the case, it’s still considered to be a high-spinning ball (with the wedges).

That’s cool and all, but I wanted to see if it actually made a difference for an average guy like me. I’ve tested other Vice balls, so I was curious to see if I could get the Pro Plus to spin even more.

We put the ball through our short game test, where we hit 10 sand wedge shots from the fairway to see how much the ball rolled out or rolled back.

A positive number means the ball landed on the green and kept rolling. A negative number means the ball landed and then rolled back towards me. Here are the results:

Shot #Distance
Average2.1 Yards

On average, the ball landed on the green and rolled out 2.1 yards. The ground was a little bit damp, which helped, but I did feel like the Pro Plus spun a bit more than other balls from Vice, especially the Drive (review HERE) and Tour (review HERE).

The Long Game

The type of ball a better player with a faster swing speed would be looking for is one that flies lower and is workable. This is how they’ll increase distance and be able to control the height and shape of the ball’s flight.

To figure things out, we’ll do the same test, but we’ll record the distance and number of fairways hit. Here are the results:

Shot #DistanceFairway Hit
Average 245 Yards50% FIR

In terms of performance, I noticed right away that my speeds weren’t fast enough for this ball. My drives were quite low and a number of shots curved too much.

Not being able to fully compress the ball reduced my average distances and overall forgiveness. If you’re curious, you can read our article on the average driver distance here.

The Quality

After doing this test and finishing the round, I noticed my ball had some scuff marks on it. This is something I’ve noticed before with a few Vice balls, as well as other balls from different manufacturers.

I can usually use the same ball for a couple of rounds unless I slice it into the pond. Certain balls seem to have a less durable cover on them. For the price though, it could be worth it to some.

The Bottom Line

After taking everything into account, if your swing speed is over 110 MPH, these balls are worth trying out. The quality, feel, and performance are a touch behind the Pro V1X, but the cost is much less.

If your swing speed is below 110 MPH, like most golfers, there will be better options out there. The performance (for me) was pretty good, but the times I didn’t hit it flush, the results weren’t there.

If you have any questions or want to share your experience with the Pro Plus, make sure to leave a comment below.

Where To Buy

Check the current price here on Amazon

Other Balls To Consider

A lot of people like the Pro Plus. That said, it’s probably not the best for the majority of golfers. If you’d like a few recommendations that could perform well for you, here are a couple of options.

The first is if you have a fast swing speed (over 105 MPH). You can check out our guide on the top balls for high swing speeds.

The second is if your swing speed isn’t quite that fast. If you’re willing to answer a few questions about your game, we could give you a few personalized options. Head on down to the comments section below to learn more.

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Hey, I'm Jon. I started Out Of Bounds Golf to share my findings after testing golf gear for the past 10+ years. My goal is to make the game a little easier to understand, whether that's with finding the right product or answering common questions.

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