Golftek, LLC Launches ProCheck Golf Ball Compression Measurement Device


MGM was fortunate to try out ProCheck at the PGA Merchandise Show and it does what it says! How refreshing is that! Please see the below press release for the full story.

For More Distance and Longer Drives – Compression Matters!

BOSTON, MA. –  Today’s golf ball covers look so good that even tired balls look like new.  One summer in the trunk of a car can change compression a lot.  That new looking Pro V1 you found in the woods may have spent the winter under snow and frozen leaves changing its compression.  Recycled golf balls while quite affordable, are frequently sourced from water hazards and look new, but have lost compression.

Now you can test your golf ball’s compression with a sophisticated hand held device that will give you the confidence that the ball you are playing with is right for your swing.  ProCheck is a patented golf ball compression device introduced at the Tour Edge Multi-Manufacturer Media Day Jan 22 at Lake Nona Country Club prior to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando Jan 23-26.

ProCheck uses solid-state circuitry with an eight bar hardness scale to quantify the compression of any golf ball.  The ball hardness is displayed from very soft with 1 bar to 8 bars for very firm. Ball manufacturers measure compression with an elaborate, bulky and expensive laboratory device called an ATTI tester. An average number is determined based on a sample of balls. There can be a significant difference from ball to ball, even box to box.

ProCheck is an affordable, easy to use device that brings ball compression technology right into the palm of your hand.  Now golfers can conveniently test every golf ball in their bag and be certain the compression of the ball matches their swing speed.

“Golf ball compression is important to getting the maximum distance for every golfer,” said John Donahue, President of GolfTec, LLC.  “Playing the wrong golf ball can reduce a golfer’s distance by 10-20%.”

Ball compression can change over time depending on storage conditions.  Practicing or playing with old golf balls that have become too soft or hard can impact your performance.

“As Tiger Woods noted when he switched golf ball manufacturers last year, the golf ball is an essential part of the equipment in your golf bag,” said Donahue.  “Compression varies and compression matters.  ProCheck allows you to get your golf ball properly fit and get the most distance for your swing speed.”

ProCheck will be available for sale in late Spring 2018.  For more information, visit or contact John Donahue at 941-244-0186 or 860-604-1704 or email,


About Author

Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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