Vice Pro Zero Golf Ball Review (After 12 Rounds)

The Pro Zero is the 6th ball in Vice’s lineup and is designed for the average player. Vice says this ball will be long off the tee and will produce decent spin around the green.

I’ve been using the Pro Zero for the last 12 rounds to find out what I like and dislike about it. Let’s jump into the details and see if it could be right for you.

In This Review

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

Vice Pro Zero Product Details

The Intro

A 3 piece design, 95 compression rating, hybrid urethane cover, and $26 per dozen (when buying 5+ boxes). My initial impression is that these could be a solid ball, but damn, they’re going to be firm.

According to Vice, these balls are built for “all swing speeds.” They’re also aimed towards the average player. If that’s the case, they should provide good distance and decent spin, for a reasonable price.

So far, the reasonable price box is checked.

If you look at Vice’s website, they compare the Pro Zero to the Pro V1. The spin numbers are pretty much identical, at 91 MPH. That’s pretty impressive if it’s true.

These balls are also made by a different company than the rest. My guess is that they had supply-chain issues with their current manufacturer and decided to release a different ball.

You can see how the Pro Zero compares to the other Vice balls HERE.

The Feel

The Pro Zero has the highest compression rating, just above the Pro Plus. When you pair that with a hybrid urethane cover, you get a pretty firm golf ball.

You can see the different golf balls covers HERE.

Off the putter, you get a firm clicking sound, which I didn’t mind. Some people will prefer something softer, but it really comes down to whatever you prefer.

The firmness was much more noticeable with the driver and irons. When struck pure, it did feel pretty solid. With a bad strike, you sure feel it in your hands.

When it comes to the way the ball feels, a soft or firm ball doesn’t impact the performance. It more or less comes down to what gives you the most confidence.

The Quality

Other than the firmness of the Pro Zero, the other knock I have is the quality of the ball. The cover isn’t going to be as durable as other premium balls, which is fine (with the cheaper price tag).

When I cut the ball open, the thickness of the cover seemed to vary. Certain areas of the cover seemed to be thicker than other areas.

I don’t think it’s enough to make the average player notice much, but it’s going to have some sort of impact on consistency. Other reviews I’ve seen have also mentioned this.

The Short Game

To see how the ball performs, we’ll take 10 shots and see how much spin the ball has. What we’re looking for is a ball that lands on the green and stops relatively quickly.

I used a sand wedge for the test. The results are below, the number means how many yards the ball rolled away after it landed on the green.

Shot #Distance
Average4.1 Yards

On average, the ball landed on the green and rolled out 4.1 yards. Compared to other balls I’ve tested, this is middle-of-the-range, which I’m fine with.

Compared to the other Vice balls, the other 3 “pro” balls had better results off the wedge. Both the Tour and Drive (review HERE) were slightly worse, but those are the entry-level models.

The Long Game

Off the tee, we’re looking for a ball that flies long and straight. The average player usually slices the ball and misses most fairways. Hitting even a few more fairways can really improve scores.

To test, we’ll take 10 shots and record the distances. We’ll also see whether or not the ball hits the fairway. Here were the results:

Shot #Pro Zero
Average249 Yards
6/10 Fairways

On average, the ball went 249 yards and hit 60% of the fairways. I’d say these numbers are pretty respectable, and again, we’re middle-of-the-range compared to other balls.

The positives were that this ball (along with the Tour) hit the most fairways. The downside is that the Pro and Tour were longer, but those two balls are better suited for my swing speed.

For reference, you can see how far the average golfer hits their clubs HERE.

The Bottom Line

After taking everything into account, the Pro Zero is a decent ball and could perform well for you. That said, I do think there are better options out there.

For example, the Vice Pro is similar and produces more greenside spin. The Vice Tour is also similar and could be a bit longer. It won’t be the case for everyone, but it was for me.

The Pro Zero performed pretty well, but I just couldn’t get past the way it felt and the overall quality. It just feels way too firm and the inconsistencies with the cover could create issues.

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

Where To Buy

Check the current price on Amazon

Other Balls To Consider

If you’re looking for a new ball to try, you could give the Pro Zero a shot. Some people do like it, but that being said, I do think there are better options out there.

If you’re interested, there are two options I’d recommend. The first is to read one of our guides on our favorite balls:

The second is to let us help. If you’re willing to answer a few questions, we can give you a couple of options that should work really well. Head on down to the comments section below to learn more.

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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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