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Critical Golf: Unbiased Golf Equipment Reviews

Dixon Golf Balls

As we all learned from Kermit, it isn’t easy being green. But if there is one company that is trying to market their efforts, it’s Dixon Golf. Dixon makes golf balls that are both 100% recyclable and designed for performance (though as far as we know, there are balls from all manufacturers that are both 100% recyclable and designed for performance). Players can get a credit ($0.50 per ball) toward a purchase of a dozen Dixon Earth golf balls when bringing in their old golf balls (any brand) to a Dixon Golf retailer. The Dixon manufacturing facility is green, and features LED lights, solar panels, and boasts better air quality and lower VOC’s than other similar facilities.

The Dixon golf ball lineup is quite simple, consisting of four different models, which include the Wind, Spirit, Earth and Fire (cue September), that range in MSRP from $24.95 to a phenomenal $74.95, the highest price on the market. All golf balls are designed with a “medium level” trajectory. If you do visit Dixon Golf online for additional information, please make sure to ignore the graphics provided for each model Dixon ball, which don’t make any sense (y-axis, anyone?). Edward Tufte wouldn’t give those a passing grade.

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The Dixon Fire golf balls are designed for the player with single-digit handicap and swing speed about 90mph. It has firm/medium feel, and high iron spin.
MSRP: $74.95 (ouch!)
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The Dixon Earth ball is another high-performance ball, designed for players with handicaps between 5-25 (interesting to market based on handicap, but this does make it straightforward), and swing speeds under 110mph (I wonder how many players with a handicap of 5-25 have >110mph swing speeds…). The ball provides a medium/soft feel, and medium iron spin.
MSRP: $39.95
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The Dixon Spirit ball is marketed toward women (or men that like crystal pink covers) designed for speeds under 100mph and marketed to handicaps over 10. It has a soft feel with medium iron spin.
MSRP: $29.95
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The Dixon Wind ball is designed for a variety of swing speeds (including slower swing speeds, which we take to be under 80mph, as the average male golf has a swing between 80 and 90mph), and handicaps over 20. It has a firm feel, low iron spin, and designed for straighter and more accurate shots.
MSRP: $24.95
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