There is a new golf ball on the market that probably won’t capture your attention in name only. The name Orlimar does not conjure up visions of long drives and soft-landing pitch shots.

Try the Orlimar 318UC TriCast™ golf ball, however, and you may ask yourself the question, ”What’s in a name, anyway?”

Orlimar, long known for its successful line of golf clubs, has produced a golf ball that performs at a high level on both ends of the hole. The 318UC TriCast™ urethane three-piece golf ball provides graduated spin technology for consistent performance from tee to green.


The Orlimar 318UC TriCast golf ball is the ING Featured Product of the Week. The International Network of Golf, based in Lake Mary, is a 24-year-old, non-profit, media-based networking organization.

Three key factors deliver the goods for the TriCast ball.

The Cover:

Urethane covers are not all made the same. The manufacturing process determines the characteristics of the finished urethane. Unlike many urethane balls on the market that are made using a thermoplastic injection or rapid injection molding process, the Orlimar 318UC utilizes a slow curing urethane casting process. This creates a very thin and soft cover that produces performance and feel characteristics only available in a few ultra-premium urethane golf balls on the market.

The 318 Dimple Pattern:

This pattern is aerodynamically designed to generate greater lift and achieve a higher launch trajectory and flight apex, according to Orlimar. This ball flight generates greater total distance through increased carry and roll.

High-Energy Core

The core is made of a DuPont proprietary blend polybutedyne selected for high-energy release to maximize distance and to deliver the sound of a confident drive as it comes off of the clubface, according to company officials. This hot core is then covered in a mantle structure that preserves spin and provides feel.

The 318U TriCast performs like a premium golf ball in all but one area – the cash register. The suggested retail of the 318UC dozen is $34.99. That’s $8 to $15 less than comparable balls.

“We believe in bringing value to golfers who use our products,” says John Runyon, President & CEO of King Par LLC, Orlimar’s parent company. “So you are getting all of the technology and performance in a branded golf ball without paying for significant marketing overhead.”