Who DESIGNS the Maxfli golf balls?

gloferglofer Members Posts: 13 ✭✭
Does anyone know who actually DESIGNS the Maxfli golf balls?



Some premium/tour urethane golf balls are designed (if not manufactured) by the branded name (e.g Titleist, Bridgestone, Callaway, TaylorMade, Snell).

Some premium/tour urethane golf balls use third-party designs (e.g. Vice, Cut, MG, Kirkland, and most of the direct-to-consumer balls) and simply re-badge.



I know the Maxfli brand history with TaylorMade (I saw on another thread here that most of the Maxfli IP stayed with TM) and that ****'s Sporting Goods currently manufactures Maxfli (or has the ball manufactured for them).



This question is about design (not manufacturing).



Which category are the Maxfli UFli Speed, UFli Soft, new Tour and new Tour X golf balls in: in-house design or third-party design?

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  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,199 ✭✭
    My guess would be manufactured to customer spec. ****'s/Golf Galaxy/Golfworks is big enough to sell enough golf balls to have their own ball engineer. He can design a spec and then they probably work with whoever makes them to work through prototyping to release.
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  • Gary GutfulGary Gutful Members Posts: 1,167 ✭✭
    Max.
  • BiggErnBiggErn Members Posts: 2,183 ✭✭
    Dunlop used to be in the mix. If ****’s owns them I’d say the same folks that design Topflite do Maxfli as well.
  • ClafooneClafoone Hobbyist Members Posts: 106 ✭✭
    Foremost Golf manufactures the Maxfli Tour and Tour X.

    Their website implies they also design, with collaboration between their Taiwan and US based R&D teams.



    www.fgm.com.tw



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  • gloferglofer Members Posts: 13 ✭✭
    So, no one knows definitively if the Maxfli UFli Speed, UFli Soft, new Tour and new Tour X golf balls are in-house designs or third-party designs?
  • ClafooneClafoone Hobbyist Members Posts: 106 ✭✭
    You might want to give them (Dicks Sporting Goods) a call. I'm sure they could provide you with the info.

    Or possibly contact the manufacturer and ask if they design them.



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  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,199 ✭✭
    glofer wrote:


    So, no one knows definitively if the Maxfli UFli Speed, UFli Soft, new Tour and new Tour X golf balls are in-house designs or third-party designs?


    Yeah. It looks that way.
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  • ShilgyShilgy Members Posts: 11,299 ✭✭


    Max.
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  • trackcoach13trackcoach13 Members Posts: 918 ✭✭
    Shilgy wrote:



    Max.
    Marty's brother? Max McFly?


    No. This guy



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  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Posts: 1,485 ✭✭
    I do not know who designs Maxfli balls but I suspect that Dicks farms it out since they do not design and make golf balls as their main business. Whoever is designing them has done a great job going back to the U/2, U3, U4, and U6, as well as the UFli and Softfli series. And now they have released a new set of tour balls. Many of their designs are awarded "gold" ratings by golf digest but their marketing strategy is suspect in my opinion. They seem to have a hair-trigger on golf balls that do not meet sales goals or profitability and when they have a winner (Top-Flite Gamer) they discontinue it for no apparent reason. The Maxfli U/3 was one of the best balls I have ever played as well as the Gamer V2 and Soft. I currently play the Softfli's along with a couple of other brands and think they are as good or better than the Callaway Supersoft but I try not to get too attached to them.



    Dicks has no middleman and does not sponsor tour pros so they can sell the golf balls at bargain prices. They also have limited availability (DSG, Golg Galaxy, and Rock Bottom) which turns people off and has to hurt their sales numbers. But the designers of their golf balls do a terrific job.
  • gloferglofer Members Posts: 13 ✭✭

    @NJpatbee said:

    Agree with your analysis, NJ. Part of why I am asking is what you are saying: I have found their urethane balls to perform very well, as good as the top brands at thrice their price. But if they don't design their own balls, and instead may change next year to some completely different design instead of tweaking the current ball, I wouldn't want to settle on Maxfli in my quest for my main ball. I haven't called DSG or the manufacturer to find out, because my trust level in either of their answers (for different reasons) would be very low. Didn't play the U series, but the UFli Speed is fantastic.

  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 3,863 ✭✭

    I was told TaylorMade makes them by 2 different GG employees in two different cities. Maybe they assume, no clue, but that’s what I was told.

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