Laddie Extreme Golf Ball Reviews

By Todd Mrowice

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Precept Laddie Extreme golf ball box

The Precept Laddie Extreme golf ball is one of the best value golf balls you can buy if you're in search of a durable, distance golf ball. Get to know the current Laddie Extreme and some background on its interesting history. The Laddie Extreme just might be the golf ball your game has been lacking.

Overview

In 1990, Bridgestone Golf began making a new brand of golf balls under the name Precept. The Precept models were played by amateurs and professionals. In fact, if you watch replays of major championships from the 1990s, you're likely to spot a Precept hat or two.

Precept's Laddie Extreme is a spinoff of its original Lady Precept ball. When the Lady Precept made its debut, it turned out that senior men's players loved the ball. So when the company realized that it had hit on a product that appealed to two groups of players, it reworked the product from an aesthetic standpoint and created the Laddie for men.

Since Bridgestone makes the Laddie Extreme, you can expect the same high-quality that the company puts into the balls it makes for Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau.

Precept Laddie Extreme golf ball badge
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Construction

Construction 2-piece
Dimples 372
Compression 35 (low)
Launch High
Cover Ionomer

The Precept Laddie Extreme is a two-piece golf ball with the Bridgestone's patented Touch N’ Control Ionomer cover, which is designed to give excellent feedback on all shots. The Muscle-Fiber Core is also unique to Bridgestone and factors into the ball's overall distance.

The Laddie Extreme is a higher-launching golf ball with a 372 Aerodynamic Dimple Design which not only helps keep dispersion tight, but also combats ballooning, favoring a controlled high launch instead.

With a compression rating of only 35, the Laddie Extreme is one of the softest and lowest-compression golf balls on the market.

Distance and Spin

A true distance golf ball, the Laddie Extreme still fits its original demographic of senior men or ladies. To get the maximum distance and benefit from this golf ball, players should have a swing speed below 85 mph, with the ideal range being 70-80 mph. Anyone with a faster swing speed will compress the Laddie Extreme too much and will see significantly less distance, especially on tee shots.

For being a high-launching golf ball, the Laddie Extreme has a surprisingly low spin with the driver. This is beneficial for golfers with a low swing speed because off-center hits won't spin as much offline.

As with any distance golf ball, you should temper any expectations of greenside spin. The two-piece, low compression construction limits how much the Laddie Extreme can spin on approach shots and around the green. It does, however, feel great when putting because of its soft cover.

Laddie Extreme Pricing

The Laddie Extreme is one of the best value golf balls on the market. At a retail price of $24.99 you're getting a double dozen (24 golf balls).

Comparable Models

There are several models that compare to the Precept Laddie Extreme, so if you're a fan of these other models, consider giving it a shot.

  • Wilson Staff Zip
  • Wilson Staff DUO Soft+
  • Srixon Soft Feel
  • Callaway SuperSoft

The closest comparable models also made by Bridgestone Golf are the Bridgestone e6 and e12 Contact. Both models have a compression rating of 50, so they aren't directly comparable to the Laddie Extreme because each ball favors slightly different distance and spin characteristics.

Laddie Extreme Player Profile

The profile of a player who fits into the Laddie Extreme has the following attributes:

  • Slower swing speed, below 85 mph. Senior men or moderate to faster swinging ladies
  • Players looking for maximum distance off the tee
  • Players looking for a higher-launching ball without the risk of too much punishing side spin
  • You like a softer feeling golf ball for putting
  • Your greenside game allows for rollout and doesn't require the ball to stop on a dime

Conclusion

The Precept Laddie Extreme has been around for nearly 30 years and has stayed consistent in both performance and durability. It's not made for the low-handicap player or for people who swing moderately fast or above. However, at $24.99 for a double dozen, the Laddie Extreme is an extreme value for seniors or anyone with a slower swing speed.

About the Author

Todd Mrowice is a Staff Writer for GolfLink. His experience spans over 15 years and he has covered all aspects of the game including travel, products, business, and professional tours. Todd has also put his deep knowledge of golf equipment to work as a club fitter and in several marketing roles in the golf industry. He has a hole-in-one on his playing resume and appropriately gave his son the middle name “Ace.”