Volvik Marvel Golf Balls

Review of the Volvik Marvel Golf Balls

Volvik Marvel Golf Ball
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Golf Monthly Verdict

With the idea of getting youngsters excited about playing golf, we absolutely loved this product. It worked too. There is a range of characters and colours to choose from and this well-made golf ball is a solid performer from tee-to-green.

Reasons to buy
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    Fun colours and characters. Solid performance through the bag. Finish was impressively durable.

Reasons to avoid
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    Firm feel off the putter face. Darker, purple matte colouring is quite hard to see, especially in fading light.

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In this Volvik Marvel Golf Balls review, we take the Black Panther model out onto the golf course to see whether the performance matches the eye-catching design

Volvik Marvel Golf Balls Review

For those golfers after a ball that has a more distinctive look than the traditional white, the options on the market today are vast. Each of the major golf ball brands now has options in this department but when it comes to colour, the Volvik Marvel golf ball stands out from the crowd.

First and foremost, there are a range of Marvel characters to choose from including Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Black Panther. They all come with a matte finish, Marvel logo and a symbol associated with the chosen character. 

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Having seen them on display at my local golf store, I purchased a Black Panther 4-pack at the request of my 8 year-old son. He loved the combination of the Marvel character and the purple colouring.

Volvik golf ball testing

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At £19.99, the Volvik Marvel golf ball is not a budget purchase but as a golf gift for a fan of any of these characters, this is a real winner. 

The performance in the long game was solid. Younger golfers in particular will enjoy the strong ball flight and impressive overall distance. 

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The feel on and around the greens is at the firmer end of the spectrum but in the wet underfoot conditions we played in, this was no bad thing. As you’d expect, the roll of the ball was true and we were impressed by how durable it was. After 9-holes of golf, the various logos remained perfectly intact.

Marvel golf ball address

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Our only negative point about the Volvik Marvel golf ball would be about the darker shade of matte purple used on the Black Panther model. In anything other than bright sunlight, the option we tested would be hard to spot, especially for any golfers consistently hitting the ball over 200 yards. In future, we’d go for a brighter yellow (Thor) or green (Hulk). 

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Overall, this was a minor issue and was easily outweighed by the added excitement it gave to our round of golf. If our experience is anything to go by, this is an ideal gift for any golfing Marvel fan!

Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."


Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X