Recently I purchases some BirdieBalls on clearance at Scheel's and have played with them enough to now give you a review. So first I'll open up myself some Arnold Palmer from Arizona. I just found it at Wal Mart for a buck had to buy a few. Which I am now finding quite good and I don't like iced tea, and get this review started.
Add vodka to make it a John Daly
Last weekend I had just gotten paid and was wandering around Scheel's looking at their golf stuff and saw 12 BirdieBalls on clearance for $14.99 and figured well I just got paid I might as well take a chance. I knew a little bit about BirdieBalls from looking up every golf thing imaginable in my spare time. I knew they were limited range practice balls and they looked odd but that was about it. Well let me say these things are fun! In case you were wondering how fun they are my girlfriend who hates golf (I'm still working on fixing that) thinks that they are fun.
|BirdieBalls I got at Scheel's|
The BirdieBall is best described by other reviewers online as round napkin holders from restruants. That describes them about right they don't look like a ball at all. It sure feels and flies like a golf ball though. Especially compared to the wiffle ball practice ball which I have used before. The ball feels a little light when you hit it compared to a golf ball, but not enough to make me think less of the BirdieBall. The one thing I love about the birdie ball is it will show hooks, slices, pushes, and pulls just like a real golf ball even though it is a limited range. I've logged about 4 hours using them now even though it is wet out in North Dakota currently. The BirdieBall is very durable I can attest to that. I hit the same 3 BirdieBalls for those four hours and one of the hours I hit the BirdieBalls onto cement due to how wet it was outside. Through all of that the BirdieBalls barely got a nick. They go about 40 yards. That makes the birdie ball distance to long if you are in a regular sized back yard unless your chipping. I cannot emphasize how fun it is to hit these though. They make a buzzing sound when you hit them right which after a while becomes satisfying. The BirdieBalls fly high enough where if you were hitting them at someone they have time to get under them and catch them since they fall harmlessly to the ground. The possibilities of games you can make up with the birdie balls are endless. If you go on their website they have quite a few suggestions. There are other things BirdieBall sells other things such as their strikepad and velocity tee, but I do not have them so I cannot comment about them.
|BirdieBall after 4 hours of abuse still looking fine just a little dirty. Shows how durable these things are.|
Now for the bad. The BirdieBall is expensive typically. They are $27 on Amazon for the same thing I got on clearance for $14.99. I would have never bought them at $27 no matter how durable they are, but at the price I got them at I say it is worth the price. Their other things like the strikepad and velocity tee are expensive on amazon as well. It seems like everything is slightly overpriced, but they are a good product. In the end I suggest the BirdieBall to anyone that has the money, and has a large backyard or park nearby. It is really fun and you might get some people interested in golf that were not originally interested.
|What I always keep in my trunk from now on an 8 iron and 3 BirdieBalls|