New Launch: Nike RZN Tour Golf Balls

Nike RZN Tour Golf Balls

The Nike golf ball R&D team are always looking for ways to improve. Status quo is not suitable. They’re challenged to continually peer into the future to find ways to use cutting edge technology to modify the golf ball.

With the launch of their first golf ball 1999, Nike has always found a way to stray from the norm and discover new materials and methods to enhance the golf ball for the top athletes in the world. The top athletes in the world expect and demand the best and Nike won’t ignore their athletes. What they want is what they get. The R&D team goes to work and digs deep into the world of physics and aerodynamics and how small tweaks affect the golf ball.

The History of Nike Golf Balls

2000 – Tour Accuracy

The first solid-core golf balls. A technology that helped Tiger Woods win more than 20 tournaments, including 4 consecutive major championships in a 4 year span.

2003 – Nike One

One of the industry’s first 4-piece construction golf balls

2001 – Nike 20XI

The first RZN core, using a new lighter and faster core that allowed the weight to move to the perimeter for better stability.

2014 – Nike RZN

RZN material on a new lever with Speedlock technology.

2016 – RZN Tour

Engineered to feel soft without sacrificing distance. The combined technology help take the RZN Tour Black and RZN Tour Platinum golf balls to a new level for distance and soft feel.

The ball feels much softer, yet I’ve maintained my ball speed and even picked up a few yards overall. It’s easily the best combination of distance and feel I’ve ever played. – Rory McIlroy

Nike RZN 4.0 Technology

RZN 4.0

The Nike RZN Tour golf balls are made with the newest iteration of RZN Material (RZN 4.0). The blue center core is 10% bigger and it gives the golf ball more speed. Think of the core as the engine – bigger engine, more speed.

Nike RZN Speedlock Technology

Speedlock Technology

The core of the golf ball uses Nike’s Speedlock X technology. This technology has deeper grooves and an X-shaped surface pattern. This design creates 26% more surface which transfers more energy through the golf ball for more distance. This technology surrounds the core and the two technologies combined engage the golf ball for greater spin on short shots.

Nike RZN Flight Suit Technology

Flight Suit Cover

The golf balls’ Flight Suit cover has a visible 344 dimples and 13,558 micro dimples. To hit longer shots, the aerodynamics need to be changed and the micro-dimples, which are strategically positioned, help improve the lift and drag of the ball flight.

Nike RXN Tour Black Golf Ball

The Nike RZN Tour Black golf ball is designed for athletes seeking lower-spin distance.

Nike RZN Tour Platinum Golf Ball

The Nike RZN Tour Platinum golf ball is geared for athletes seeking mid-spin control.

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Alan Unruh

Alan Unruh is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America, and holds PGA Certifications in General Management, Golf Operations and Player Development. With these certifications, he is among the 1% of PGA members that hold multiple PGA Certifications. He has a profound passion for the game of golf along with extensive experience and knowledge regarding planning and strategy for golf operations, rules of golf, tournament operations and golf swing fundamentals. Alan has also played a crucial role helping manage multiple high profile tournaments throughout his career including the USGA Women’s U.S. Open, PGA and LPGA Tour events, and multiple NCAA and AJGA events.