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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: Premium
Spec: (Two) 2 Piece / Layers
The Titleist DT Trusoft retails for $30 a dozen (MSRP) and it replaces the old DT Solo line, being available in optic yellow and white. As the name suggests, the Titleist DT Trusoft is designed and built for offering you an improved soft-feel when compared to its predecessors, but, very important, without compromising the performance in the process. And boy, Titleist did a great job with the DT Trusoft, as the ball is designed and built for offering the company's softest compression feel ever, while still delivering above average performance in terms of velocity, distance and great short game playability. The company's R&D team created a new core and a brand-new material for the ball's coating in their quest for “the softest ball ever”, but they encountered the hard task of not sacrificing spin or distance .
After 2 years of development, the new Titleist DT Trusoft hit the market, featuring an interesting blend of distance, spin, speed and softness. After playing a few rounds with the DT Trusoft, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the new generation of soft balls from Titleist is vastly superior when compared to the Solo. The Trusoft ball benefits from the latest developments in golf-gear technology, ie. it's manufactured using a combo of a really fast low compression core and a pure ionomer cover, marking a company's first in this regard. Usually, when the compression in a golf ball is lowered, the end result is less spin. That's not necessary a bad thing in regard to the long game scenarios, but the short game definitely suffers from it. Titleist mitigated this problem by altering the ball's cover composition, thus making it suitable for all types of players. Truth be told, the Titleist DT Trusoft doesn't offer the same levels of performance as the NXT or the Pro-line, but it was designed as an affordable and competitive product which provides some shot versatility, particularly if you're looking for a durable, consistent and predictable ball with great value.
Value/Recreational/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
Premium – 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
Tour/Advanced/Performance – 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