Nike announces ONE RZN golf ball

Nike Golf has unvelied the new ONE RZN and ONE RZN X golf balls, utlising RZN Tour Performance Technology

Nike ONE RZN

Nike Golf (opens in new tab) has introduced the ONE RZN golf ball, bringing RZN Tour Performance Technology to the amateur game.

ONE RZN utilises a slight variant of the RZN core found in the Nike 20XI tour ball, (opens in new tab) creating revolutionary distance for players of all abilities. RZN - which replaces conventional rubber cores with a revolutionary new material - is a highly neutralised polymer engineered to produce longer distance and more controlled shots. (opens in new tab)

The technology ensures more distance from the tee, a straighter ball flight and increased control around the greens.

The enhancements made to pre-existing RZN technology include an increased core size and added RZN mantel, which facilitates longer iron shots whilst providing a softer short game feel.

"With ONE RZN, we are able to bring revolutionary advances in golf balls to a wider range of athletes," said Rock Ishii, Nike Golf (opens in new tab)'s Product Development Director for golf balls.

"There's not a product out there in this category of golf ball that has technology of this magnitude."

ONE RZN will be available in two models; the ONE RZN and the ONE RZN X - designed for a player with a fast head speed or steep angle of attack into the ball.

Both versions of the ONE RZN will be available around the world from February 1, 2013.

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