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Some manufacturers do not reveal or emphasize the compression ratings of new golf balls. Some models are now designed and marketed to fit and appeal to a golfers preferences for price, distance, spin, feel and control.
Category Comparison: Value
Spec: (Two) 2 Piece / Layers
The latest (10th) generation of Srixon SOFT FEEL is currently retailing for $19,99 a dozen (MSRP) and as its name suggests, this is that kind of a golf ball aimed at providing players with an exceptional soft feel on all shots, together with increased distance, improved greenside spin and accuracy. The Srixon SOFT FEEL is available in two colors, Soft White and Tour Yellow, but the color is the only thing that differentiates between the two, the rest is exactly the same, performance/hardware wise. While golf gear manufacturers are constantly lowering the golf ball's compression in order to achieve better (as in softer) feel, Srixon chose a different approach in their new SOFT FEEL. Basically, with their 10th gen, Srixon acknowledged that there are limits when it comes to softness and unlike other golf balls which boast compressions under fifty (not to mention that some are even lower than half compared to tour-level multilayer/urethane covered balls), the spanking new Srixon SOFT FEEL utilizes a sixty compression construction.
How about that folks? And they dare to call it soft feel...However, the Srixon SOFT FEEL 's current rating is 17 percent softer than in its 9th generation, yet it's a known fact that low compression hurts performance, both the distance and greenside spin performance. But that's not the case with the Srixon SOFT FEEL, due to its softer, thinner cover which improves greenside spin and its energetic gradient core, that optimizes energy transfer thus maximizing distance, resulting in optimal performance levels and an excellent soft feel, without sacrificing what makes a good golf ball in the first place. The end result of this plethora of technologies and design tricks is a golf ball that feels softer than ever on full shots, yet it doesn't sacrifice accuracy from tee to green, nor distance.
– Designed for mid- to high-handicap golfers with swing speeds below 90 mph; typically feature two-piece construction and firm covers; promote greater distance over high spin rates. Examples: Pinnacle Gold, Slazenger RAW Distance
– Designed for low- to mid-handicap golfers with swing speeds of 90-99 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and medium-soft covers; happy medium between Value/Recreational and Tour categories for distance and spin qualities. Examples: Titleist NXT Tour, Callaway HEX Diablo
– Designed for low-handicap and professional golfers with swing speeds in excess of 100 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and soft covers; promote greater spin rates and enhanced feel over distance. Examples: Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone Tour B330