Wilson Duo Soft+ and Duo Optic Golf Ball Review
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Duo Soft +

Spin: Mid

Dimples: 362


Category Comparison: Value

Spec: (Two) 2 Piece / Layers

Cover: Ionomer

Core: VelocitiCOR

Price: $19.99

Duo Optic

Brings brighter, bolder and easier to spot colorways

Wilson Duo Soft+ and Duo Optic Golf Ball Review
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Wilson announced recently the introduction of two brand new golf balls: the Duo Soft+ and the Duo Optics. The new arrivals are meant to replace the company’s famous DX2 Soft Ball and they feature Wilson’s proprietary Velocitor technology, which means these two are basically the longest and softest low-compression (35) 2-piece golf balls in the world. According to Wilson, the new Duo Soft + with Velocitor technology is crafted using advanced engineering and cutting edge materials to, let us quote, “extract and amplify every ounce of power from a player’s swing, giving golfers greater distance with every shot.”

And speaking of 2-piece design, here’s Frank Simonutti, Global Director of Golf Ball Innovation:

“DUO Soft+ was engineered to give players the ideal blend of longer distances and exceptional feel. In our testing of DUO Soft+, the Wilson LABS team found that when using a driver, the initial velocity of the ball increased by two miles per hour. With our Velociticor™ technology, we are able to make our DUO lineup even longer while maintaining the soft feel the brand is known for.”

The new Duo Soft+ golf ball is specially designed to deliver more distance and higher-trajectory, as well as excellent touch and feel around the course and it’s available at selected retailers from 27 January for $19.99/dozen. Here’s more from Frank Simonutti, Global Director of Golf Ball Innovation at Wilson Golf:

We wanted to keep the same consistency and reliability that the DX-brand was renowned for in Europe, but add the new technology we have developed in the Wilson Innovation Centre in Chicago. Our research found when using a driver, the initial velocity of the new DUO Soft+ ball increased by two miles per hour. We then repeated the test using a 7-iron and the results were equally impressive, beating some of the more expensive premium balls on the market in distance. The DUO line of golf balls has been extremely popular with golfers across the USA for many years and now we can present the same brand message to golfers around the world.

The second model, the Duo Optics respectively, brings brighter, bolder and easier to spot colorways, but just like its sibling, it’s designed for more distance and comes loaded with new technology. Unlike the Duo Soft+, the Optics version comes with a smaller core and matte/colorful cover, which stops glare in its tracks. By the way colored ball is much easier to spot in flight as well as in long grass/bushes, and it comes with a very durable and soft core made using polybutadiene, for plenty of feel and straight shots from tee to green. Here’s Frank Simonutti commenting on the Duo Optics:

Wilson was the first brand to launch a low-compression matte finish coloured ball and the Optix range has gone from strength to strength ever since. The new colours are not only easier to see in all conditions, but the core and technology used ensures exceptional feel and straighter shots.

The new Wilson Duo Optics golf balls are already available at selected retailers all across North America and they can be ordered in matte red, yellow, orange and green options.

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*Category key


– 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