I bought some ILLEGAL golf balls!

  • Published on Mar 22, 2019
  • I bought some ILLGEAL golf balls!
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  • Rick Shiels Golf
    Rick Shiels Golf  28 days ago +99

    Q.) What’s your *LONGEST* ever drive?

    • Christopher Beeco
      Christopher Beeco 23 hours ago

      I am 13 my longest is 310

    • ZachTheOne
      ZachTheOne Day ago

      340 yards, 122mph clubhead speed.

    • HoopHouse23
      HoopHouse23 3 days ago


    • Matt Kulpa
      Matt Kulpa 3 days ago

      350. Hit a hill and kicked. Left me 150 out on a 500 yd par 5

    • Phil Shaffer
      Phil Shaffer 4 days ago

      about 340 - 360 - Was at Pebble #6 - left side was under repair and entire left side marked GUR. My pro (in the pro am - not the big one, the one in November ) told me to hit it on the cart path, which I did. The last 100 yards or so are all down hill, so the ball rolled about 80-100 yards down the path , and I just lifted and put it in the light rough at the base of the hill. NO - I didn't put the next one on the green. ;(

  • casey wacker
    casey wacker Minute ago

    Maybe they mean cheat by giving them to your playing partner so you can put drive them all day and giving you an advantage lol

  • Aaron Raulston
    Aaron Raulston 10 hours ago

    Well the more spin usually equals less distance. Plus if you go with how hard that ball’s core is vs the thickness of the material the driver’s club face is made out of, the ball isnt gonna compress as much and the driver’s club face will actually absorb the impact and not trampoline the ball out as far. If you used a much thicker faced driver, it would work much better. Just like taking a thicker walled metal softball bat and hitting a 50cor 600compression softball will make that ball travel farther than if you use that same ball and hit it with a composite bat that has much more flex in the barrel.

  • orangeflip
    orangeflip Day ago

    It's heavier therefore it won't go as far it takes more energy to move it.
    It'll be better in a short game where it'll be less prone to lateral movement because of it's increased moment of inertia.

  • Brazen Bull
    Brazen Bull Day ago

    Why do you have a gold ball cutter in the first place 😂 i dont play golf at all so i see no reason you'd need to cut one inhalf. Except to see whats inside lol

  • ZachTheOne
    ZachTheOne Day ago

    Thanks for confirming why I don't pick these up when I find them in the woods lol.

  • yonk4949
    yonk4949 Day ago

    Balls like this work. Go hit them outside, simulators are worthless indoors with them.

  • Andrew Hawkinson

    What a load of rubbish.

  • Brian Bott
    Brian Bott 2 days ago

    You just found the “distance problem” for the USGA and RNA.

  • Zaodai
    Zaodai 2 days ago

    I'd also like to see some real-world testing of the balls, as many of the commentors have said. Seems logical to me that the simulator wouldn't be properly calibrated to accurately project a ball out of legal spec.

  • Italian Battali0n
    Italian Battali0n 2 days ago

    With the nitro balls with your 7 iron
    You hit it as far as I do with a 7 iron and I’m only 13

  • yo yo yo
    yo yo yo 2 days ago

    Pro V1 commercial

  • James Perry
    James Perry 2 days ago

    Could you do a review on the cheaper golf balls? See whats best. Something like Slazenger V300 Soft, Callaway CXR Control and Srixon Marathon Soft? A lot of new golfers either don't want to use or lose Pro V1, TP5 etc.

  • Thane Hardwick
    Thane Hardwick 3 days ago

    Think it would have worked better on a real range.

  • SaltyDawg
    SaltyDawg 3 days ago

    Some things are illegal because they suck.....just saying.

  • Livinghighandwise
    Livinghighandwise 4 days ago

    I thought the thing that made them illegal was that they were slightly smaller than a legal ball which makes it cut through the wind better...

  • Wesley Dawson
    Wesley Dawson 4 days ago

    Your using a simulation dumbass...in real life if will travel further because the aerodynamics and flights of the ball dont come into play on a simulation

  • Chris Herbolsheimer
    Chris Herbolsheimer 4 days ago

    I’m probably going to get cussed at, and called names for bringing up a simple point, and I guess I’ll just have to live with it. It seems like the simulator could not possibly replicate the hardness of the ball. A ball this hard is going to have more run out than a standard ball. The machine has to make certain assumptions about the density of the ball to calculate things like roll.

  • conasse88
    conasse88 4 days ago

    Grand Video! It helped me a lot!

  • Sam Exell
    Sam Exell 4 days ago

    It's obviously because the machine doesn't feel the hardness of the ball hence it doesn't do as far. I've used these illegal balls in the real world they work hava

  • jimijam89
    jimijam89 5 days ago

    Really? Bullshit testing

  • Juan Pablo Jaramillo

    It’s obvious it’s not going to work. Go to a real driving range and hit it. You’ll see.

  • FuckGoogle
    FuckGoogle 6 days ago

    if the balls are old has the material inside maybe degraded?

  • Cooper Kenefsky
    Cooper Kenefsky 6 days ago

    Try to slow your swing speed down

  • Michael Bardeleben
    Michael Bardeleben 6 days ago

    marketing hype.... now there's a surprise

  • Michael Bardeleben
    Michael Bardeleben 6 days ago

    Like Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus huh? A complete clown show but very entertaining all the same

  • Michael Bardeleben
    Michael Bardeleben 6 days ago

    Love Rick Shiels the best Golf teaching pro in the world as he is the nicest cheeriest guy in golf well done Rick love you channel palxx

  • Michael Bardeleben
    Michael Bardeleben 6 days ago

    forget the marketing hype of Tiger playing with it that don't mean anything as those who play the game know. It is Japanese and the Japanese make the vbest golf balls like the best golf ball ever made - the Dunlop DDH balata circa 1990 - 1994 that soft balata with the resal poisonous gum in the centre from the Amazon jungle no BS. Oh yeah, almost forgot - I am Tiger Woods!!!

  • barry mcdougal
    barry mcdougal 7 days ago


  • David Hart
    David Hart 7 days ago

    Has anyone try these golf balls. I love to see Rick test them. The make the only golf glove I will buy; it’s a great glove ate a great price. I am interested to see if the golf balls are are good as the gloves.

  • BigDaddyCool42
    BigDaddyCool42 8 days ago

    How about you hit it for fucking real and not against a screen. Idiot.

  • TheOne
    TheOne 9 days ago +13

    You need to try this test on a golf course, the simulator does not do this experiment the justice. I would love to see that.

  • No Name
    No Name 9 days ago

    While I do believe those balls are terrible. Your experiment using a simulator that assumes the balls weight, drag and roll out, I'd say your test was just as bad.

  • Guidomann64 X
    Guidomann64 X 9 days ago

    Faulty golf ball?

  • Peter Goeke
    Peter Goeke 9 days ago

    Wait, that’s illegal!

  • preformancemustang
    preformancemustang 9 days ago

    Do a real test on a driving range! The animated screen shots are very in accurate.

  • Philip Kempton
    Philip Kempton 10 days ago +121

    I've played with these balls, they do go further. Try going, you know, outside.

    • Philip Kempton
      Philip Kempton 20 hours ago

      +kommi1974 "super accurate testing". You sound like someone. "I know testing, I have the best testing". How about you try the balls, outside, for yourself. Don't stroke your kommi. Hit the ball, with a club, the way the sport is actually played. Try it for yourself.

    • Philip Kempton
      Philip Kempton 20 hours ago +2

      +ZachTheOne did you read my post? I didn't assume. I've played with those balls. It's a solid core, not a solid ball. Trampoline effect is not reduced. Instead of talking, try hitting the ball, outside, with a club. Just try it. Don't wank back. Try it.

    • ZachTheOne
      ZachTheOne Day ago +1

      The super stiff core reduces the trampoline effect and thus reduces speed. It'd probably help to understand how golf balls create distance before you assume a ball created with 1990 top flight technology could compete with a pro v1.

    • John Legba
      John Legba 2 days ago +2

      kommi1974 yea it does fuck tard

    • William Humber
      William Humber 3 days ago +20

      +kommi1974 The system uses an assumed drag coefficient built into the flight model. It would be completely unable to measure any difference between golf balls.

  • Jacob Sever
    Jacob Sever 10 days ago

    Your numbers have me confused on my own numbers.
    I carry my 7-iron 167 yards on average. Yet my driver only carries about 240-250. If we have the same distance for the mid-iron...how is your driver performing so much better? Am I just poor with the driver, or above average with the irons?

  • shagadelic3000
    shagadelic3000 10 days ago

    Stupid if you don't test the ball on an actual course.

  • Jason Turner
    Jason Turner 10 days ago

    Maybe if you hit that ball with the illegal, 750cc driver??

  • wakofish
    wakofish 10 days ago

    Shit vid, this isn’t real conditions

  • Ryan Brooks
    Ryan Brooks 10 days ago

    This is a stupidly flawed test... the second he hits the Cheater ball into the simulator, the computer is simulating a regular ball.... so its not taking account the actual weight and aerodynamics of the cheat ball. He hits the cheater ball, then the computer shoots off a "regular" ball for simulation...

  • Google Prisoner
    Google Prisoner 11 days ago +28

    The launch monitor doesn't know the weight of the ball

  • Yanko024
    Yanko024 11 days ago

    What a absolutely trash video. You can’t test this stuff on a simulator. So stupid.

  • DarthLink
    DarthLink 11 days ago

    It's all about overall air resistance over the course of the flight

  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham 11 days ago

    Explain to me how Rick Shiels hits his 7 iron only like 160 in the air and hits his driver like 290 in the air - and I hit my 7 iron like 180 in the air but hit my driver like 240 in the air? What is going on?

  • Gary LastTavares
    Gary LastTavares 11 days ago

    Rick, when are you going to review the new Hogan PTx Pro irons?

  • Parallax
    Parallax 11 days ago

    Just go to an actual driving range...

  • Kawaii Stefan
    Kawaii Stefan 11 days ago +1

    Theres no way the simulation can tell it's an illegal ball. It's assuming it's legal and calculating the distance for a legal ball.

  • Juice Muck
    Juice Muck 12 days ago

    Looks like your pro v 1 should be illegal haha

  • Raul Frizado
    Raul Frizado 12 days ago

    Why this ball is illegal?

  • Casey Finley
    Casey Finley 12 days ago

    How dumb are you? It’s indoor. No ball spin carry. Lol get off you tube

  • Baz Doppleganger
    Baz Doppleganger 12 days ago +3

    "i'm so excited to see how far this ball goes"
    *hits ball into a cloth on a wall 3 metres away*

  • Wildfire
    Wildfire 12 days ago

    So are they just illegal because they're so hard that if they hit a spectator in the head, they'll likely cause brain damage lol

  • Brendan delahunty
    Brendan delahunty 13 days ago

    Try it on the golf course

  • Justin Bradley
    Justin Bradley 13 days ago +1

    I think it may go farther in real life considering the spin rate is greater which might carry the ball farther outside

    • TryHardGamers
      TryHardGamers 9 days ago

      If the ball was heavier it would account for the 12mph loss. The increased spin would keep the ball in the air for the heavier weight. This ball looks like it was.... shock... designed to fly further.
      The simulation is wrong.

  • Jon Ripley
    Jon Ripley 13 days ago

    Too many variables for any meaningful conclusions.

  • John F
    John F 13 days ago

    i think the testing you are doing on a computer is incorrect i think you need to revisit this again and do real world driving with this ball. also the human error doesn't make it any better also the more you swing the weaker you get becuase you get tired you should really do this on a machine that can do the same action over and over again.

  • labdrive
    labdrive 13 days ago

    Is this a joke, or were you really believing that you could use a simulator to compare those two balls? Wake up! The simulator is calibrated for a normal, legal golf ball. It assumes a normal ball weight (these balls weight more) and a normal diameter (these balls are smaller). Go on a real range, compare again, and come back here to apologize for your ignorance. I'll be waiting.

  • Michael Manfro
    Michael Manfro 13 days ago

    The simulator doesn’t read it correctly. I have these balls and I launch 320 . They work becsuse they laser through the air

  • Lildoc911
    Lildoc911 14 days ago

    You're supposed to give them to your mates. -20 yards for them.

  • Bryon Bunitsky
    Bryon Bunitsky 14 days ago

    Wow. I’m bummed. I play pro-v 1x and I’ll never change em. Goes to show you it’s all a lie and about money. Titleist is the best ball in my opinion. Though Bridgestone is good and maxfli has a decent ball. I’ll stick with my pro v. Great video. Thanks.

  • Kyle Jefferies
    Kyle Jefferies 14 days ago

    I hate the simulated ranges I have been to, they drop 30-40 yards on drives.

  • Mandus Jonsson
    Mandus Jonsson 14 days ago

    Think its a troll

  • drakey27
    drakey27 14 days ago

    A one piece centre?... it’s a 2 piece! Are you not from the 80’s! 😄

  • chgoalie31
    chgoalie31 15 days ago

    well if they ever dial the ball back on tour we found our ball !

  • cool kid
    cool kid 15 days ago

    Mate, you use a computer in the first place. Test that ball in the real world and then confirm if the balls are good or not. Your 'hypothesis' is right only in your head for now, sorry!

  • jnss.7
    jnss.7 15 days ago

    These golf balls are illegal because of the way they travel through the air. If u got any old shitty ball it would have the exact same numbers as that screen thing only measures where u hit it and how hard u do

  • Matthew Vecellio
    Matthew Vecellio 15 days ago

    Gimmick balls kinda like the gimmick RIP round for pistols

  • PiStBi
    PiStBi 15 days ago

    Hi Rick I absolute love your videos!!! :) I just what your honest opinion about buying used golfballs, I did buy 12 Pro v1 used and they seemed brand new for half the price of new ones. Can I as a amature golfer tell the diference?

  • John Howard
    John Howard 16 days ago

    That Nitro ball is at LEAST 20 yards longer with driver than the Pro V1. I hit it 30+ yards further. Your test is BUNK! I promise, the Nitro is WAY longer than any other ball out there...try it in the real world, not your basement.

  • Zacky Mohmand
    Zacky Mohmand 16 days ago

    I absolutely hate the simulated driving range. It's just annoying, why not go to the actual thing?

  • muffntheB
    muffntheB 16 days ago

    i would love to see a vid on how cheaper common balls hold up against a pro v, are they really worth it?

  • anonymous
    anonymous 16 days ago

    A harder ball will definitely travel the least distance. What you need is a spring loaded or more bouncy ball. That's why a harder driver does not make a ball go faster. It needs to have the proper spring in it. It's a common misnomer. One that even the ball creators didn't understand apparently. But it ads extra speed to it like tennis strings, and the looser strings at that, provide the extra spring speed as well.

  • TIMEtoRIDE900
    TIMEtoRIDE900 16 days ago

    Spend a quarter and get one of those clear rubber Super Balls then spray it white, see how THAT flies !

  • evs251
    evs251 16 days ago +3

    Should've went to a real range...

  • Trevor Yarnell
    Trevor Yarnell 16 days ago

    I think the ball can only go farther than a pro v1 by a godly hard swing that can not be dun by us

  • GolfGod 101
    GolfGod 101 17 days ago

    you are the dumbest guy ever.
    go play the fucking balls

  • Youtube User
    Youtube User 17 days ago +2

    "I hope it doesn't do any damage."
    *Drops ball*

  • Chris Campbell
    Chris Campbell 17 days ago


  • Jamie Waring
    Jamie Waring 17 days ago

    My understanding of ball and club technology is that it’s like a trampoline. So if the ball is a harder core it won’t transform the compression energy into distance! So why make the core softer and the skin harder to rebound more?!!! Very odd and a gimmick!

  • beduffmonkey
    beduffmonkey 17 days ago

    can I have them

  • Craig W
    Craig W 17 days ago

    Try them both outside.

  • R C
    R C 17 days ago

    I've an illegal driver, Hippo tx

  • josh Productions
    josh Productions 17 days ago

    The ball could be too hard for the simulator

  • James Fondren
    James Fondren 17 days ago

    Standard gimmick junk. It is designed for people who believe that equipment will make up for their poor technique.

  • Gator Whiskers
    Gator Whiskers 18 days ago

    Try the Cut Blue golf balls.... They're pretty good for $20/dozen

  • deztroyer76
    deztroyer76 18 days ago

    I never press “Like” on a video when I’m told to “Smash”. Please stop.

  • Chris Tucker
    Chris Tucker 18 days ago

    Test cheap golf balls like the Wilson balls they sell at walmart, see how they perform compared to the Pro v1

  • The Golf Life
    The Golf Life 18 days ago

    These balls are trash and they feel like hitting a rock, it’s just a cheap ball. TP5 feel so much better and are way longer.

  • TonyHamilton Ck
    TonyHamilton Ck 18 days ago

    Right here officer

  • stormzy aoe
    stormzy aoe 18 days ago

    The reason they are illegal is because they make shot golfers that need to add distance play even worse making them turn a 6 hour round into a 7. Reason pro v1 or in my case pro v1x are the best along with other big brand names is because they are proven to be the best. Stick with proof

  • Chase Frazee
    Chase Frazee 18 days ago

    Plot twist: you exposed Pro V1’s for being illegal.

  • Marponsa
    Marponsa 18 days ago

    welcome to another episode of "how did this appear in my reccomended"

  • M0beast
    M0beast 18 days ago +1

    These work aerodynamically...

  • Gerry Baker
    Gerry Baker 19 days ago

    too bad anybody in the market for nitros probably doesnt watch ball review videos lol

  • ichabod13
    ichabod13 19 days ago

    Looks like the Pro V needs to be the illegal ball, not this one.

  • Krispy Apple Orchard
    Krispy Apple Orchard 19 days ago

    Well you never know, simulations can be wrong, have to try them in the real world.

  • mrthik1
    mrthik1 19 days ago

    The new Maxfli tour and tour X is absolutely awesome. Please do a ball review and comparison with the tpx and the pro V1....... I know that you will be shocked at the results!