Titleist Tour Soft Golf Ball Review
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Spin: High

Dimples: 342 Spherically-Tiled Cuboctahedron Design

Compression: Low

Category Comparison: Premium

Spec: (Two) 2 Piece / Layers

Cover: New Kind of Ionomer

Core: Large Soft 1.6 Inches in Diameter

Price: $34.99

To quote from the classics, “it’s the current year”, 2018 that is, and the latest golf ball from one of the world’s most iconic companies just hit the shelves. I am obviously referring to Titleist’s Tour Soft Golf Ball, that will definitely make the golf world take notice. To begin with, this baby is aimed at replacing two sacred monsters: the Titleist NXT Tour/Tour S, which makes it clear that the company really did something special with their latest Tour Soft golf ball. Needless to say, the Titleist Tour Soft makes for a cool combo of cutting edge technology and performance, putting together the largest core ever put into a Titleist golf ball (1,6 inches in diameter) with the company’s state of the art and ultra thin cover technology.

The end result is a golf ball that is incredibly fast for distance and gives excellent feedback and a responsive feel for great short-game performance. According to the company, the Titleist Tour Soft is the softest golf ball in its category and it’s better and longer compared to the Bridgestone Tour B330-RXS or the Chrome Soft/TP5. The Tour Soft’s cover is built using a composite material, a blend of four different materials actually, and it’s almost as thin as urethane covered balls. The end result is a golf ball that feels significantly softer compared to the NXT balls, yet it still delivers in terms of distance and short game control. The new Tour Soft retails for $34.99 a dozen and it’s available in white and yellow.

*Category key

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