Pinnacle Golf Ball Review

By Mike Camunas

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The Pinnacle Exception is a distance golf ball that is extremely soft, making it perfect for landings off of high tee shots. It has a high-velocity core on the inside with a rubber center. The cover has the traditional 392-dimple design but with a 70s compression that gives the ball its soft feel. The softness of this ball allows for short shots as well as green-side control. This ball is available in packs of 24 for as low as $24.95.


With the Pinnacle Exception, you get distance off tee shots and can go against headwinds and side winds. You will also still find plenty of control on iron shots, especially short up-and-down shots around the green. The control is near tour-quality and allows for better chips, flops and putts. On long tee shots, you will get minimal spin because of the softness of the ball.


The Pinnacle Exception is marketed as a distance ball, but its not the best distance ball out there. Because of the extremely soft feel, it loses a bit distance and power off the tee. Can it still be sent down the fairway? Absolutely, but you'll notice a 5- to 10-yard difference from another ball.

Bottom Line

This ball is great for golfers who are struggling to make better short shots around the green and are having trouble sinking putts. This ball will get you down there, and it will also get you closer to the hole.


About the Author

Mike Camunas is also reporter for the St. Petersburg Times, covering local golf in the Tampa Bay area, from events to golfers hitting hole in ones, to even covering the professional events that hit town. He has been playing golf for about 11 years and has not seen his handicap lower. Maybe one day, but he'll stick to his day job for now.