Pros: Long Distance, Good Greenside Manners, and Putts Well Too.
Cons: May not be available at these prices for long.
This is one of the few Nike Balls that I really have a strong liking for. The old One Platinum left a bad taste in my mouth. It had a ton of spin, but wow, was it wimpy in the distance department. The Old One Black from that era was a good ball for distance, but it's second version lost even more spin and hit more like a Pinnacle Distance Rock than a Nike Tour Level Ball. This new Tour One D is the improvement on the old Nike One Black that so many of us have been looking for.
It has all the distance of any other ball out here. I found it to be just inches short of the Taylormade TP LDP when I hit the TaylorMade correctly. But it has a bit less spin than the Taylormade, which made it go further when my swing wasn't quite there. Greenside this ball has a bit less spin than say a Pro V1X and a few of the other Tour Level Distance balls. Still, it has a heck of a lot more spin than all of the 3-piece ionomer covered balls because it does have a real urethane cover. This is one of the few Nike Balls that reveals its Bridgestone Heritage, as it has distance, better than adequate spin, and putts well too. That could be due to another Bridgestone hallmark, and that would be the seamless cover.
If you would like a ball that offers most of the benefits of a Tour Level Ball, without the curse of sidespin that causes so many hooks and slices when struck by our less than Tour Level Swings--this is a great ball at a great price. Currently, the ability to acquire a 3-piece urethane ball at less than $30 a dozen has been unheard of until now. Between the recession, the discontinuance of certain makes and models that are still heavy in the ball makers' inventories, and an ever increasing fight for market share, the time has come to find the make and model that fits both your swing, and your overall game, and stockpile them.
This review is pretty Lean because this ball is obviously a good buy. It sure isn't very mean, because it most definitely outperforms its current price tag.