At Vice Golf, we strive for highest quality products. With our direct to customer approach, we want to offer premium golf balls at low prices. But what´s behind these Vice Golf balls? What makes them so good? And more, how are they made?
When you stand at the first tee, ready to hit a nice drive straight down the fairway, you expect the golf ball to fulfill your personal catalog of requirements. Let´s go back a few steps and see how they are made:
The main component of golf balls is rubber. Mixed up with other chemicals, they make a hot batter which is then cooled between two huge steel drums. The rubbery sheets are pushed into an extruder, which forces the rubber into a die, resembling slugs.
In a compression mold machine, the bottom part of the mold presses to the top part applying more than one ton of pressure. The slugs are shaped and baked at the same time, and bake at 167°C for 15 minutes, transforming the slug into a solid golf ball core.
The surfaces are abraded so that they will accept the casing layer which is molded over the top as a second layer. The premium Vice PRO series is casted with a unique urethane elastomer cover. In a next step, the automatic miller removes little pieces of leftover ball shells and all excess urethane.
The final step is taken by the stamping machine where robotic arms carry soaked silicon pads to transfer the laser imprint to the balls. A vision technology helps to locate the correct position of he VICE logo within the dimple pattern. An automated machine sprays the balls with Polyurethane while they rotate at top spindles.
Every ball is checked from a static point of view in numerous testing scenarios. We make sure that every golf ball we provide is consistent size and weight and shows a perfectly centered core.
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