OnCore AVANT Golf Balls Review

OnCore AVANT Golf Balls Review

By Paul Liberatore



Time to read 5 min

Golfing is expensive and losing golf balls suck. Selecting to play a golf ball that gives you great performance at a great price can help not only your game on the course but your feelings after your rounds if you tend to leave a golf ball or 10 behind as you pull away. 

OnCore specializes in creating golf balls offering premium performance at a fantastic price. The  ELIXR  golf ball from OnCore did exceptionally well in our previous test and the AVANT is next up. Can this golf ball that is available for less than half of premium offerings keep pace in terms of performance?

Key Features

The AVANT is super soft thanks to a compression rating of 55 making it a pleasure to hit.

OnCore AVANT golf balls are available in three color options: white, green, and yellow.

The AVANT is a two-piece golf ball wrapped in a soft Surlyn material.

Design and Technology

AVANT golf balls feature a two-piece construction with a large inner core and Surlyn cover. The larger core of the AVANT  golf ball  creates more perimeter weighting in the golf ball to help stabilize its flight and help players hit longer, straighter golf shots.

 Lower compression ratings of the AVANT can help players with slow or medium swing speeds  gain distance  in some clubs.


  • The AVANT’s large core helps add perimeter weighting to the golf ball and stabilizes its flight for players that struggle with excessive curving golf shots.
  • OneCore’s bulk pricing model allows for players to purchase golf balls at a reduced price and continue to play the same ball round after round.
  • The AVANT can be ordered in white, yellow, and matter green colors for year-round golf.


  • Two-piece golf balls including the AVANT do not offer as many performance advantages as tour-level offerings such as the OnCore ELIXR.
  • OnCore golf balls including the AVANT are only available online and cannot be demoed or tested before being purchased.
  • The matte green golf balls seem to perform inferiorly to the white and yellow offerings.

The AVANT 55 golf ball has received positive feedback for its suitability for golfers with slower swing speeds and its overall feel and performance on the course. The ball’s low spin rates off the driver, soft surlyn cover, and 2-piece construction contribute to its suitability for seniors with slower swing speeds. It has been praised for its good feel on striking and its performance on both drives and approach shots. 

The AVANT 55 also offers high launching wedge shots and a soft feel around the greens, making it a versatile choice. Additionally, it’s known for its durability and good overall performance. Overall, the AVANT 55 is a recommended option for senior golfers looking for a ball that matches their playing style.

Our Experience

The AVANT is a well-constructed two-piece golf ball. The ability to deliver a somewhat diverse spin profile in such a small price is impressive. The AVANT excels in terms of feel for players that prefer a soft golf ball. The AVANT offers a nice blend of short game control and distance that impresses both off the tee and from the fairways. That being said, the AVANT is still a two-piece golf ball. 

Two-piece golf balls struggle to compete in terms of performance with tour-level offerings especially at high swing speeds. While the AVANT is very impressive for a golf ball with only two layers, players seeking tour-level performance will be better suited to ELIXR style offerings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Compression Rating of the AVANT 55 Golf Ball and How Does It Benefit Senior Golfers?

The AVANT 55 golf ball has a compression rating of 55. This benefits senior golfers by providing distance and accuracy control, thanks to its low spin rates off the driver. The soft feel and high launching wedge shots suit slower swing speeds.

How Does the Low Compression Technology of the AVANT 55 Golf Ball Contribute to Distance and Accuracy Control for Senior Golfers?

The low compression technology of the AVANT 55 golf ball contributes to distance and accuracy control for senior golfers by reducing spin off the driver, providing a soft feel, and accommodating slower swing speeds.

Can You Explain How the Low Compression Technology of the AVANT 55 Golf Ball Is Specifically Designed to Cater to the Needs of Senior Golfers?

The low compression technology of the AVANT 55 golf ball is designed to enhance distance and control for senior golfers. With a slower swing, the ball’s design allows for better compression, resulting in improved performance and accuracy.

Are There Any Cons or Drawbacks of Using the AVANT 55 Golf Ball for Senior Golfers?

I found no significant drawbacks using the Avant 55 golf ball as a senior. It performs well, offering good distance and durability. It suits slower swing speeds. Its low compression technology provides a soft feel and helps with accuracy.

Can You Give a Brief Recap of the Key Features and Benefits of the AVANT 55 Golf Ball for Senior Golfers?

Key features of the AVANT 55 golf ball include low compression for seniors, enhanced distance control, and a soft surlyn cover. Benefits for senior golfers are improved performance, durability, and suitability for slower swing speeds.


Two-piece golf balls have their place for many golfers. The AVANT is impressive in both performance and cost. The color options will help golfers fit their style year-round and bulk pricing options can be extremely valuable for many players. In total OnCore is a company that continues to impress in terms of their product quality and ability to deliver on their claims of performance in each category.

 The AVANT is a well-built, two-piece golf ball that can offer better performance than most in its space. Tour-level golf balls such as the ELIXR or ProV1 will offer players more performance but if you continue to see your golf balls leaving your golf ball too quickly to justify the higher prices, the AVANT is perfect.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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