By Rob Sauerhaft
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

In its 30-plus-year history, the Pinnacle brand has debuted more than its share of models, including the most recent foursome: the Dimension, the Gold Precision, the Gold Distance and the Ribbon. For 2012, however, players who are looking for a value-priced Pinnacle only need to decide on their color preference. The new Pinnacle Gold, aimed at recreational golfers seeking a blend of maximum distance and soft feel, is available in White or Yellow. The complementary Pinnacle Gold Ribbon (in White or Pink) offers female golfers the same performance attributes. Both balls feature a large, lively core, a soft ionomer cover blend and a new aerodynamic design that features dimples in seven different sizes for greater surface coverage. It's worth noting that the Acushnet Company's sale to Fila Korea et al earlier this year has no bearing on ball production: Pinnacles (and Titleist balls) will continue to be made at Acushnet's manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.

Lastly, the Pinnacle brand makes financial contributions to two foundations. The Folds of Honor Foundation is a nonprofit organization that gives scholarships and other aid to families of fallen servicemen and women, while The Susan G. Komen Foundation is dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

$16 for 15-ball pack, $25 for 24-ball pack;

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