Snell Get Sum Golf Ball Review

After extensive testing, we give our verdict on the Snell Get Sum golf ball

Snell Get Sum Golf Ball on the golf course
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Golf Monthly Verdict

If you are looking for a golf ball that will maximise distance, consistency and trajectory off the tee, the Get Sum is a fantastic option that won't break the bank.

Reasons to buy
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    Impressive distance and trajectory

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    Very consistent at the upper end of the bag

Reasons to avoid
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    Not receptive on shots around the green

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    Marked up relatively easily

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Snell Get Sum Golf Ball Review

When it comes to selecting a golf ball you are spoilt for choice. Some individuals are looking for a premium performer, whereas some aren’t too bothered. If they can hit it and it is sold at a good price, then there will be no complaints.

So, how does this offering from Snell stack up? Well, firstly, Snell may be a new name to most, but the brand was actually founded in 2015 by Dean Snell, an individual who has 30 years of experience and worked with the likes of Titleist and TaylorMade, companies who produce arguably the best golf balls on the market.

The model that we are focusing on is the ‘Get Sum’ and, I know what you’re thinking, the name is not the most appealing, at least that is what I thought. Aside from the name, it is a very good, cheap golf ball, something that Dean Snell excels at; it is stated on the companies website that he is the inventor of several popular balls including the TaylorMade Burner, Rocketballz Urethane and Project (a).

The Snell Get Sum Golf Ball, Get Sum is written down the side of the golf ball

The Get Sum is also available in 'white' and 'optic yellow' (pictured)

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Made from a thin, soft Surlyn, the Get Sum is designed to help golfers get the ball in the air more easily, as well as reduce spin for straighter shots from tee to green. In my opinion, it does what it says on the tin, with the performance, off the tee specifically, being fantastic.

With a driver or fairway wood in hand, the flight and impact was very consistent and controllable, ideal for those who are looking for distance off the tee, or those who are to wanting to get the ball airborne on clean and off-centre strikes.

Snell Get Sum Golf Ball is on a tee, with a driver placed behind it

The Get Sum performed superbly off the tee and with the higher end of the bag

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However, it was around the greens where the Get Sum was slightly let down. When hitting a full shot, it had some receptiveness and grab, but, when chipping or pitching, it would not really react, rolling out once it made impact with the turf.

Not only was the receptiveness not there, but it scuffed relatively easily, especially from bunkers. It was also a bit clicky and almost hollow at impact. Although this is not likely to be a huge issue for the type of player that it is likely to attract, it still doesn’t feel the cleanest off the face when you get down to the lower end of your bag.

Overall, it may not perform as well as the best premium golf balls on the market, such as the Titleist Pro V1 and the TaylorMade TP5 but, for £18 a box, these Get Sum golf balls are very, very good value for money. For their target market, they are especially good, as they are aimed to help aid those who want to launch it off the tee which, I feel, is the important factor for individuals who are new to the game.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x