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Titleist NXT Tour and NXT Tour S Golf Ball Review

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The Titleist NXT Tour and Tour S are two mainstay golf balls at an affordable price with premium performance.

Introduction

I LOVE playing golf with Titleist Pro V1x golf balls.  I absolutely love it.  Unfortunately, I am not an elite level player with an unlimited free supply of them.  When I have to buy golf balls on a budget, it’s always been a no-brainer for me to pick up a box of NXT Tour balls, and there’s now a new option in the NXT Tour S.  This review will tell you why you should strongly consider a dozen NXT Tour golf balls next time you head to the store to pick up a box.

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The two biggest contributors to the feel of the golf ball are the core and the cover.  The hardest part to get right seems to be the cover.  If companies make it too soft, the ball feels mushy and it gets torn up too fast from the grooves of the clubs.  If the cover gets too hard, the ball starts to feel like a rock and you lose a lot of the sweet feel you’re looking for.  Yes, the core of the ball is very important, but the big difference maker in feel seems to be the quality of the cover.  Titleist used their Fusablend cover on the NXT Tour and NXT Tour S golf balls which I feel will hold up against the feel of many other brand’s premium golf ball ranges .  Frankly, I don’t think the difference between the Pro V line and the NXT Tour line is as great as others may think, and that’s truly a testament to the NXT Tour balls.  It felt to me that I was lacking some of the response in the NXT balls, but I firmly believe that to be related to the “Titleist placebo effect.”  Because I knew the ball wasn’t my Pro V1x, I “felt” a difference off the driver and longer clubs.  If these balls were marked Pro V1x and Pro V1, I most likely would not have noticed a major difference in feel.

The difference in the NXT Tour and NXT Tour S balls is at the core itself.  The NXT Tour is a dual-core ball with the softer core at the middle of the ball whereas the NXT Tour S is a single-core ball that has a softer compression to give you an even softer feel and response than the NXT Tour.  I firmly believe that, again, if these were two unmarked balls put into play, people would be surprised to learn that they aren’t the flagship premium golf ball of one of the major brands based on feel alone.

Hitting the NXT Tour and Tour S on long shots is fairly boring…in a good way.  I got almost identical ball flights to the Pro V1 and Pro V1x, about the same speeds, and a little less spin with the NXT Tour.  The predictability and quality of this ball made it easy to control and create the shots I was looking for.  All in all, the NXT Tour and NXT Tour S golf balls both held their own in the long game .  My preference leans a little toward the NXT Tour because it felt a little firmer and I seemed to get a little more length with it.

When it comes to defining a golf ball, the short game is always the make or break portion of the experience and will be a major influence on how someone feels about moving forward with a golf ball.  As with any golf ball test, the first thing I did with the NXT Tour and Tour S was take them out on the practice green to see how they felt with the putter.  I preferred the feel of the NXT Tour, but the NXT Tour S also had a nice feel to it.  For me, it purely came down to preference.  From there, I hit wedge shots with both balls and found the NXT Tour S to perform a little better, but I liked how the NXT Tour responded.  Both balls were easy to control and play different short shots with.  From there, I tested them both out in the 100 to 125 yard range.  Again, I seemed to play softer shots with the NXT Tour S, but I liked the way the NXT Tour felt off of my clubs.

Both the NXT Tour and Tour S will more than hold their own as a good short game golf ball, especially at a price of $33 for a dozen.  If you are Pro V1 loyalist looking to save a few dollars, I would strongly encourage you try both of these balls out and see how they perform for you.

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Who This Ball is For

Titleist made a pair of arguably some of the most wide-reaching golf balls on the market in the NXT Tour and Tour S .  The price is affordable which makes it an option for more people but the high performance of the ball makes it more appealing to someone that maybe be currently paying more for a high end golf ball.  You don’t have to be an elite golf player to realize the benefits of the NXT Tour and Tour S, but an elite golfer could potentially find these balls to be good enough for their game.

It should come as a shock to no one that Titleist makes a good golf ball.  This is a process they have mastered over the years and they are able to implement high standards and processes to develop their entire range of golf balls.  The NXT Tour and NXT Tour S are far and away my preferred mid-level golf ball, and the lower price tag makes them more appealing to me when it’s time to restock.  Price aside, the NXT Tour and Tour S had the on-course performance which is what counts the most and I would feel totally confident playing an important match with a box of these balls in bag.

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Good review. I have been using the NXT Tour S exclusively for a couple of years and find them to be very good value. Not quite the hop-and stop power of a Pro-V, but very playable and controllable with the short irons. They also come in high optic yellow, a boon to people like me who have vision problems and have difficulty tracking white balls in the air and locating them in the rough.

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This review is true to every word. Like the writer of this review I tried both golf balls. The NXT Tour balls performed more lively on long drives whilst the NXT Tour S performed better around the greens. Personally the preference fo me is the NXT Tour ball which feels more solid off the clubs.

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I am considering NXT Tour or S to gain more distance since it has softer compression as compared to ProV1. Am I on the correct course?

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With the modern golf balls, it’s not going to make the difference you’re expecting. It basically comes down making a decision based on what feels the best, what you feel performs the way you want it to, and how much money you want to spend.

I tried Callaway Super Soft 55. It feels soooooo nice off the tee and NO KIDDING, it flies and rolls further

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Titleist NXT Tour, NXT Tour S and Velocity: What you need to know

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Golf ball performance means different things to different golfers, which is why Titleist currently offers six different kinds of golf balls at four different price points.

Last January, the company released its new Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls ($47.99), designed to create the best-possible performance for golfers from tee to green. They use Titleist’s most expensive constructions, namely the company’s thermoset urethane covers.

In October, the Titleist released its DT TruSoft ($21.99), a two-piece golf ball low on compression and high on affordability. It’s positioned as the company’s softest-feeling golf ball to date.

Occupying the space between is Titleist’s new NXT Tour and NXT Tour S ($34.99) golf balls, as well as its new Velocity ($26.99). Each ball uses a different construction specific for its intended audience.

The NXT Tour, NXT Tour S and Velocity golf balls will be in stores January 28. 

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  • NXT Tour golf balls target golfers who want performance similar to Titleist’s Pro V1 and Pro V1X, but are more price sensitive.
  • The balls have a three-piece design, which includes a dual-core construction.
  • The inner core of the new balls is softer and 66 percent larger, which will lower spin with a golfer’s woods and irons to help them create more distance. A firmer outer core, along with Titleist’s thin, Fusablend cover, helps golfers retain spin on wedge shots.
  • In Titleist’s 2016 golf ball line, only the Pro V1 and Pro V1X create more greenside spin than the NXT Tour.
  • The NXT Tour golf balls have a spherically-tiled, 302 octahedral dimple design. Compared to the NXT Tour S golf balls, the NXT Tour golf balls will create a higher trajectory that’s similar to the company’s Pro V1X.

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  • The NXT Tour S golf balls ($34.99) have a two-piece design, as well as a compression that’s lower than the NXT Tour to give them a softer feel on all shots.
  • They use a softer-compression core, which will reduce spin on long shots for increased distance, as well as a softer Fusablend cover that maintains the short-game spin of the previous model.
  • Like the NXT Tour, the NXT Tour S golf balls have a spherically-tiled, 302 octahedral dimple design. The balls will create a lower trajectory than the NXT Tour S.
  • The NXT Tour S golf balls are available in both White and High-Optic Yellow.

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  • The new Velocity golf balls ($26.99) are longer than past models thanks to a design that uses a larger core and a thinner cover.
  • According to Matt Hogge, director of product implementation for Titleist golf balls, the company added more “fast rubber” to the Velocity’s LSX core, as well as a thinner, NaZ2 cover that together increase ball speed over previous models regardless of what club a golfer is hitting.
  • The increased ball speed not only contributes to more distance, but a higher trajectory that will help golfers stop their shots on the green through a steeper angle of descent.
  • Compared to the NXT Tour and NXT Tour S golf balls, the Velocity golf balls will launch higher and spin less around the greens.
  • The Velocity golf balls use a spherical-tiled, 328 tetrahedral dimple design. They’re available in single-digit numbers (1-4), as well as double-digit numbers (00, 22, 77 and 99) that were chosen by Team Titleist members in a company-run contest.

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Jan 28, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Like the NXT Tour, the NXT Tour S golf balls have a spherically-tiled, 302 octahedral dimple design. The balls will create a lower trajectory than the NXT Tour S.

I think the ‘S’ at the end shouldn’t be there…

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Jan 27, 2016 at 3:53 pm

I started playing the NXT Tour S ball last year. Love it! Gonna try the High-Optic Yellow color this year. You definitely get what you pay for when it comes to golf balls.

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Jan 27, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Pro V1’s were just on holiday sale for $39.99 and the annual buy 3 get 1 free deal is about a month or 2 away….so $35 for a dozen NXT’s is hardly price sensitive. That’s probably the worst price point to get after. Crazy to think we’re probably 2-3 years away from NXT reaching the Pro V1 price of a couple years ago.

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Titleist NXT Tour - Is it dead?

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Last updated Feb 8, 2020

Over the last year or so there have been rumors about Titleist discontinuing production of their NXT Tour balls . In the blog below, we will address this as well as the differences in both NXT versions.

As we are doing these reviews of golf balls we will always remind our wonderful readers the make-up of a golf ball as mentioned below.

Every golf ball differs but normally there are 1-5 pieces of a golf ball

Generally made of synthetic rubber which range from 1 layer – 4 layers. A standard driving range ball has only 1 solid layer whereas Titleist uses an anomeric casing layer to cover their inner core.

Cover Design

The outer cover of the golf ball (what you can visually see) usually made from Surlyn or Urethane materials.

Surlyn is hard and extremely durable which produces less spin and feel but does not scuff very easily (unless of course you hit a tree, cart path, your fellow golfer, etc.)

Urethane is much softer and less durable which will produce more spin and is less durable – after a round of 18 holes you will see minor blemishes or scuffs. (That is if you use the same ball the entire round)

Dimple Design

Dimples are actually a very sophisticated part of the ball. They are critical in reducing wind resistance or aerodynamic drag. Less drag means more distance and more birdies. Dimples almost double the distance compared to a smooth golf ball

Now let's compare NXT Tour vs NXT Tour S

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The  NXT Tour golf balls have three pieces and NXT Tour S golf balls have two pieces. The NXT Tour ball deliver longer drives, longer distance, and great stopping short game control. The soft core and cover ensure optimal feel and unmatched performance on the tee and the green. The NXT Tour ball has a lower compression which is great for lower swing speeds because the ball compresses quicker than a high compression ball.

Core : The center of the new dual core is 66% larger, decreasing spin on long game shots and providing longer distance on tee shots and with irons.

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Cover System : The Fusablend cover used on NXT Tour provides soft feel and excellent shot stopping control.

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Dimple Design: The dimple placement and design depth maximize distance for golfers on every shot. The dimple pattern provides consistent ball flight for golfers in all conditions.

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The  NXT Tour golf balls have three pieces and NXT Tour S golf balls have two pieces. The NXT Tour S is a high-performance ball which delivers low driver and iron spin which creates outstanding distance but gives excellent shot stopping ability. The NXT Tour S ball has a lower compression which is great for lower swing speeds because the ball compresses quicker than a high compression ball.

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Core : The new core is the softest ever created for NXT Tour S, providing noticeably softer feel and very low spin on your long game shots for great distance.

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Cover System : The new Fusablend cover is softer to enhance feel around the green and provide excellent shot stopping control.

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Dimple Design: The aerodynamics package on NXT Tour S now has deeper dimple depths to slightly lower the trajectory for maximized distance.

The chart below is a side-by-side summary of the above, for those who like seeing pictures to help make those decisions.

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So there you have it. NXT Tour/Tour S are great golf balls and will perform perfectly under pressure (as long as you do) no matter which ball you pick.

Good or bad - Titleist did indeed DISCONTINUE their production of the NXT brand (don't worry we have plenty of inventory for you).

So why would they discontinue these balls and what did they replace them with? We would never leave you hanging, see below for a review of the new ball.

Titleist's NEW Tour Soft Golf Ball

Let's dig in to the details about this new ball. Titleist has always tried to create golf balls that cater to all different types of golfers, handicaps, swing speed, etc. This new ball is no different. They have replaced two top performing balls (NXT/NXT Tour S) with this one ball. Titleist Tour Soft  balls are looking to satisfy the golfers' need through just two layers. With the newly designed ionomer soft cover, which more golfers are asking for, the Titleist Tour Soft ball aims at producing more distance off the tee while still giving soft feel around the green. The previous urethane-cover limits distance off the tee for golfers with lower swing speeds.

Core : Titleist has produced their largest core ever in this ball which gives a responsive feel and high ball speed. Because the ball compresses at lower swing speeds this ball will produce maximum distance for the majority of golfers.

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Cover System : The new cover formulation is made of ultra-thin 4CE grafted cover made with propriety Titleist technology. The cover creates advanced short game control and leading soft feel.

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Dimple Design : The spherically-tiled 342 cuboctahedron dimple design delivers penetrating trajectory and consistent ball flight.

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Well, there you have it, a full review of Titleist NXT Tour golf balls and the NEW Titleist Tour Soft golf ball. Remember the golf ball is the only piece of equipment that you use on EVERY hole and it is critical that you play with a golf ball that suits your game. But do me a favor, don't pay FULL price for new golf balls – give our amazing recovered golf balls a chance and we GUARANTEE you will love them or your money back!

If you have any questions or have tried out the new Titleist Tour Soft, sound off in the comments below. We'd love to hear from you!

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4 comments on “titleist nxt tour - is it dead”.

How are these balls compared to TP5x? My local range uses NXT Tour balls on their launch monitors but trying to figure out how that differs from what i'm using on the course which is the 5x. Mostly distance is the comparison i'm looking for.

The NXT Tour ball has a harder cover which will give you longer distance off the tee and with your irons but a bit less control around the green (less spin) than the TP5x.

If you like the TP5x but want more distance you can also try the TP5 balls which will give you more distance compared to the TP5x.

Hope this Helps,

How does the Velocity compare to these golf balls? Some say that the Velocity is closer to the NXT Tour than the Tour Soft.

Hey Todd, good question! Both are 2 piece balls, with the velocity you'll get better distance but less control around greens. As far as whether the Velocity is closer to the NXT than Tour Soft, I disagree, but this can be somewhat subjective. If you have a high handicap, Velocity (just like most balls Titleist makes) is an excellent ball. If you want to place an order we'd be happy to send you a sample to try them out.

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When testing these with a set of Wilson Staff FG Tour 100 irons (featured on p142), the feel off the face was very impressive. There was good control on offer, but not quite as much spin as the Pro V1. The NXT Tour felt easy to launch high on lob shots, which really boosts your confidence around the greens. It was also easier than some to follow through the air.

For all-round performance, the NXT Tour sits just behind the Titleist Pro V1, but with the benefit of a cheaper price tag. Spin control on full shots into greens is impressive, offering plenty of stopping power, even on firm greens. Many will enjoy the ‘click’ off the

putter and wedge face that the cover design offers. The durability is also outstanding.

The Pro V1 offers noticeably more spin on chip and pitch shots from close range. Players with the budget to pay premium prices will still find the best performance from the Pro V1 and Pro V1x. Those looking for a soft feel from a ball at this price should try the NXT Tour S.

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Titleist NXT Tour Balls Key Technology: 

The NXT Tour is designed to deliver low driver and long-iron spin, impressive short-game spin and a soft feel. The multi-component design incorporates a large dual core with a soft centre, soft Fusablend cover and a spherically tiled 302 octahedral dimple design. It sits alongside the Titleist NXT Tour S, which offers a softer compression feel, and also comes in yellow.

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The 3-P NXT Tour model has been a long standing constant in the Titleist line-up, and it is a fantastic ball. It is arguably the most popular "hybrid" golf ball on the market. It balances performance characteristics similar to Tour golf balls, while having forgiveness and playability for the less skilled golfer.

The 3-P Tour has a soft ionomer ( thermoplastic) cover under the trade name Fusablend® and incorporates a dual core with a low compression inner core component, and firmer outer core for high ball speed.

It is interesting to note that Titleist has been juggling their 2 piece NXT category in recent years. A few years ago they replaced their 2-P NXT with the NXT Extreme, a distance ball with a firmer construction (and hard cover). Last year, they reintroduced a more playable 2-P NXT.

The 2 piece NXT Tour S bridges the gap between their popular low compression DT So/Lo golf balls, and the new Titleist Velocity (a dedicated, firmer distance ball).

The NXT Tour S has a softer compression construction which is a result of its large core. Titleist claims it is a full 10 compression points lower than the 3-P model!

They have also followed the lead of Srixon and Bridgestone and introduced a yellow version of the Tour S . The Srixon Z-Star series has been quite popular in yellow for a few years, and Bridgestone has been heavily promoting their yellow B330-RX series, prompting Titleist to jump on board.

Impressions and Testing...

I want to first comment on this yellow ball trend. Other than hitting the odd orange ball in my shag bag over the past few decades, I hadn't played with a colored golf ball. But let me tell you:

The visibility and color of these yellow balls is stunning!

When I first spread a number of the yellow balls before my test rounds on the practice green next to the white balls, I could not believe the degree of brightness and radiance of the cover. It was as if the yellow balls had batteries or a light stick in side them... they were that bright.

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So if you haven't teed up or putted a yellow golf ball, I would encourage you to put one in play (even bum one off a playing partner). Whether it's the Srixon, Bridgestone, or Titleist, it's an interesting trend which can have some positive effects for many golfers beyond being simply a marketing gimmick for the manufacturers.

Performance...

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I wasn't really expecting too much with the new 2 piece NXT Tour S other than a standard rebranding of the past 2-P NXT's with a drop in compression. But I was pleasantly surprised.

I feel they have nailed the compression of this golf ball. It falls somewhere between the 3-P Pro V1, which hangs around 95 compression, and a softer low compression product like the Noodle+ or DT So/Lo balls.

Note that compression is a function of the core in a 2-P, and hardness is a function of the cover (i.e. - chipping, putting - where only the cover is engaged).

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Note that the highest swing speed players (the Tour average is 112 mph) may experience a slight drop in driver/iron distance with softer compression product. (i.e. long driver champs compete with very high compression golf balls). Note also that Titleist has stated that the 3-P model is slightly longer for most players. This is an indicator that the target audience for the Tour S is the less than Tour swing speed player.

This ball also held the greens fine which is great considering this is typcially the tradeoff with most 2-P product. The test days were not particularly windy so the full effects of the wind properties were not relevant. I have had lots of golfers report that this ball is good in the wind, holding and tracking its line admirably.

The ball is also very durable which is a huge advantage for many golfers, especially given the price (more below). If you keep it in the fairway, expect to get at least a few rounds out of each ball. Note that Tour players change their urethane (very soft rubber) covered golf balls every few holes. Good thing they get them for free.

Off the putter, I was also really surprised, the Tour S is excellent by my standards. Typically with softer compression product you get a hard cover, but not the case here.

I rate putting feel on 3 sound levels, as sound relates directly to feel;

- a "snap" (harder balls, poor feel)

- a "knock" (decent feel and speed control)

- a "soft click" (great feel, ala urethane covers)

This ball rates between the knock/feel. Distance control was excellent, and again, that yellow color was a kick on the greens.

Putting feel is perhaps the most subjective aspect of the ball characteristics. Some golfers like the firm feel, some a more balata-like (soft rubber) quality.

Summing up (plus a negative)...

Whenever a manufacturer finds a balance between softer compression, iron spin, and distance, they have a winner. The new Titleist NXT Tour S fits this bill nicely. Now, a reality check...

These balls aren't cheap . The MSRP is $42/dozen. They typically are around $32/dozen at retail. That's as high as you get for a name brand 2 piece ball (the least expensive construction to manufacture).

Now what is interesting is that the 3 piece NXT Tour and the 2 piece NXT Tour S are priced the same! This is usually unheard of as 3-P balls typcially carry a manufacturing premium. Let's keep in mind too that these balls are currently still made in the USA so that must be factored into their cost.

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So we have a new 2 piece NXT that performs similarly to the 3 piece NXT, and costs the same. But neither has a urethane cover, like the Pro V1 Tour balls. Hence, if you want a 3-P with a softer urethane cover, you play the Pro V1 (msrp $62, retail $47.95! ). Makes sense from a marketing point of view.

In fact, when I bought my Tour S test balls at an on course pro shop, I didn't see the 3-P NXT Tour. When I asked the pro where they were, he responded "oh, you want to go old school?..we don't have those." However, sitting next to the Tour S in the Titleist display were the Pro-V1's, the game's best selling Tour ball.

Regardless, the Titliest NXT Tour S is a fine new ball that stands on its own performance merits and is a solid addition to the Titleist line-up. At $8-10 a sleeve, an 18 hole trial would be a nice way to spend part of an upcoming weekend.

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Titleist Tour Soft ball replaces NXT lineup with a single ball and its largest core, adds heat to popular Velocity line

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The Titleist lineup of mid-priced golf balls for 2018, including a refortified Velocity and the Tour Soft, a ball that replaces both the NXT Tour and NXT Tour S all by itself, reflect the company’s established method of developing products based on what various categories of players are seeking.

For its new mid-priced balls, that research says players are interested in distance and feel. What they’re not focused on are the particulars of construction types.

For many golfers, Titleist’s research suggests, it seems the multilayer constructions and urethane vs. ionomer cover materials, amount to not much more than confusion. Give me long distance and soft feel is the consumer’s mantra in the mid-priced ball category, said Michael Fish, Titleist’s golf ball product manager.

“These players want the best performing ball for their budget,” he said, noting that in its research of more than 19,000 golfers who tend to purchase balls in the $30-$40 category Titleist found “a lot of golfers really struggled to know what urethane is.”

Instead, feel without any compromise on distance is what they’re after. “These players equate feel with control,” Fish said.

But while golfers may be straightforward in knowing what they want, getting it to them is anything but. It’s that search for the next combination of feel and distance that led Titleist’s team to develop the new Tour Soft, while trying to add new speed to the distance-oriented Velocity.

With a new cover material, a larger-than-ever core and a fundamental change in the manufacturing process, Tour Soft represents Titleist’s answer to a price category that increasingly includes softer-feeling multilayer urethane covered balls aimed at the average golfer.

But Tour Soft takes a different approach. It looks to go after that golfer with a large-core, two-piece design and new kind of ionomer cover. The aim is to produce more distance off the driver than comparable urethane-cover models, while still producing comparable spin on full wedge shots.

The distance on the Tour Soft is fueled by the largest core on a Titleist ball ever. At 1.60 inches, it surpasses the core on the 2016 NXT Tour S (1.585). Of course, a core that size also results in a very thin cover design, and Titleist says Tour Soft features a cover as thin as many typical urethane-covered balls. The Tour Soft uses a unique combination of four polymers and ionomers to produce the thin cover uniformly over the large core.

“We’d been able to make it in R&D for a few years,” Fish said, noting that making it in mass quantities as a full-fledged product . “Molding any kind of material around a larger core only adds complexity. There’s just less margin for error.”

The new construction also necessitates a new dimple pattern. The 342-dimple cuboctahedron pattern is designed to yield a penetrating trajectory.

The Titleist Tour Soft (available in white and optic yellow) will retail for $35 a dozen, arriving in stores Jan. 24.

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2018 VELOCITY

Like Tour Soft, the 2018 version of the Titleist Velocity grew from player research. Fish said typical Velocity players were looking for more distance and softer feel so the new model features a lower compression core and “a fast, firm cover.” The combination helps to produce lower spin off the driver for better launch conditions.

The 328 tetrahedral dimple design aims to continue Velocity’s proven higher flight and, according to Fish, remains “the highest flying ball in our line.”

The other changes to the 2018 Velocity line also grew from Titleist’s golfer research and they’re likely more visible than any other aspect of the line. They include four color options: white, orange, pink and a new high-visibility white version.

“We’ve seen an increasing preference among golfers in general to play products that they truly identify with and color is a big part of that,” Fish said.

The 2018 Velocity will be in stores Jan. 24 ($27 a dozen).

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Titleist NXT Tour S: Softer of Two Siblings Golf Balls

NXT Tour S 2016

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Ball tested: Titleist NXT Tour S

Category: Premium

Specs: Construction – Two-piece; Cover – "Fusablend"; Core – Low compression; Dimples / Pattern – 302 in "spherically tiled octahedral" design

Price as tested (new): MSRP—$42 per dozen; widely available for $32 per dozen

Ball notes: If you guessed that the "S" stands for "soft," give yourself a little golf clap. Titleist's NXT Tour S is the lower compression, single core version touted for its cushiony feel. It's also aimed at players with slightly slower swing speeds who can't quite squeeze maximum distance from the firmer original model, the NXT Tour . As a bonus, the Tour S is available in high-optic yellow.

Compression: Mid

The NXT Tour S, like its sibling, blurs the line between the "premium" and "tour" categories. In the not-so-distant past, premium balls were considerably harder and produced a lot less spin. Now, many premium models are as soft as, if not softer than, some tour balls, with only a tad less spin and greenside bite.

Let's take the NXT Tour S for a test drive. And approach shot, and chip, and putt…

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Sound and feel: It's soft, all right. Softer than the NXT Tour and comparable to Titleist's tour-level flagship, the ProV1 . This ball sticks to the clubface on full shots and provides delicate feel on shorter shots. Anyone who craves a sense of control will appreciate the NXT Tour S.

Off the tee: It's a toss-up as to which is the longer NXT Tour model. We found the S to be in the same ballpark as the original, with similar in-flight qualities – low spin, excellent down-range carry and good accuracy. Your mileage may vary.

From the fairway / rough: Shotmakers will definitely enjoy playing the NXT Tour S. You can work this ball with ease (at least by today's standards) and change trajectories, too. It displayed ample stopping power off the middle and short irons as well.

Around the green: It feels like a ProV1, but doesn't quite match the greenside performance. Of course, that's to be expected – there's a reason the NXT Tour S costs $12 – $15 less at retail. Besides, this ball offers more than enough spin and short game control for good and average amateurs. Its reactions on the green are highly predictable, which is the most important thing.

Bottom line: Just a few years ago, balls like the NXT Tour S simply didn't exist. The difference between tour and premium balls was much wider, forcing golfers to sacrifice distance if they favored feel, and vice versa. Now, it's possible to enjoy (near) tour-level controllability in a ball that travels as far as those in the "distance" category. Long story short: The NXT Tour S is a great option for amateurs who want that high-end softness without throwing away valuable driving yardage – or hard-earned cash.

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Categories Explained:

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

Titleist NXT Tour S 2016 Golf Ball Review

Titleist NXT Tour S 2016 Golf Ball Review

The Titleist NXT Tour S is a mainstay golf ball retailing for $45 a dozen(MSRP) and it delivers Tour proven-premium performance at a very affordable price. Just like its little sister (the NXT Tour), the S is an absolutely lovely golf ball to play with, which is very close in terms of performance to the Titleist Pro V1. But, unlike the Pro V1/V1x, the Titleist NXT Tour S doesn't penalize you with premium prices for premium performance, and that's great in my book. The most important two factors to consider in a golf ball in regard to feel are the cover and the core, and the most difficult one to get right is usually the cover. If the golf ball is designed with a “mushy” (as in too soft) cover, the ball feels weird and it will wear off prematurely from the grooves of the drivers. If the company makes the cover too hard, you'll feel like throwing rocks and that sweet feel you're looking for will be definitely compromised, along with your game. The core is important too, but the quality of the cover makes all the difference in the world.

In our case, the NXT Tour S uses the Fuseblend cover and the feel of the ball is comparable with almost any other premium golf balls from other brands, making the difference between the NXT Tour line and the Pro very thin. Maybe it's the placebo effect, but if these golf balls were marked with a Pro V1x instead of NXT Tour S, you'd never noticed the difference during your game! Yes, this ball is outstanding, offering true flagship performance at an affordable price.

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Titleist NXT Tour Golf Balls Review

Published: 31 March 2009 Last updated: 26 November 2015

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  • Owner Rating 5 out of 5

Less spin on the wedge means this is a great option for decent golfers playing winter golf.

Solid but lacked feel.

  • RRP £29.00

What we say...

Chris Ryan, PGA professional: “I really struggled to notice much difference between the NXT and the NXT Tour. Less spin on the wedge means this is a great option for decent golfers playing winter golf, when spin isn’t important. Club golfers may be better off with the standard NXT.”

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While testing Tour Calibre balls, Mark said that although he liked the two Titleists, he was looking forward to seeing how much response he ‘d lose with a firmer model. With the NXT Tour he still got loads of feel – but with more distance. He carried it 262 yards! Edward thought it was solid but lacked feel.

If you simply can’t afford to play the Pro V1 then Titleist have created the NXT Tour ball designed to offer a blend of distance and short-game performance at a lower price.

The three-piece ball features a large, multi-layer core with a soft centre for low spin and greater distance with the driver and longer irons. But the soft and thin blended cover is designed to impart short-game spin and enhance feel closer to the green without compromising durability. Take this out onto the course to see how it performs for you.

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 I found one of these nearly new on the course and took to it straight away. It is long of the tee and I get loads of control and spin around the greens. Of the putter only the pro v1 is better and it is much cheaper than the pro v1's so perfect if you feel pro v1's are too expensive but still want a ball which performs pretty much the same way.

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Long off the tee, good control around the greens and good feel. Probably a better ball for mid handicappers than Pro V1 and at around £1/ball cheaper a good buy.

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I’ve been using the first generation of the NXT Tour for the past several years. The original NXT Tour was a good all-around ball, and I didn’t have to worry quite so much about losing them as I would a $5 ball. They were, in short, a great blend of value and performance. They were also quite durable… and durability matters when you scrape your ball around the trees and off the cart paths. My only real complaint with the original NXT Tour was how soft it felt off the putter. I couldn’t ever quite used to the feel with the putter, so I often played the Pro V1. I was quite happy to hear that Titleist was revamping the NXT line. I hoped Titleist would push the performance levels to get closer to the new Pro V1 line. If the NXT Tour was once the Pro V1’s distant cousin, I hoped the updates would make it play more like the Pro V1’s kid brother.

Would the new NXT Tour prompt me to switch back? Read on to see if the allure of a premium ball was too much or if the value and performance offered by the new NXT Tour and NXT Extreme defeated silly pride for this 15-handicapper.

Design and Technology The revised Pro V1 and Pro V1x were the first Titleist balls without a seam with the “Staggered Wave Parting Line.” The updated Pro V1 line also added an “A.I.M.” aiming line (the “Alignment Integrated Marking” line). Both the Staggered Wave and the A.I.M. line have made the leap to the NXT.

The balls share other characteristics as well. Both feature 392 dimples arranged in an icosahedral pattern (a Titleist staple layout for a few years now). Beyond that, well, both balls are white (with a new “Pro White” paint color), round, and obey the Rules of Golf. Yeah, we’re stretching a bit, because the NXT Tour and Extreme’s similarities end there.

Dimples

The NXT Extreme , which replaced the original “NXT,” is marketed to the budget-minded golfer who is more interested in gaining distance rather than control on and around the green. Its solid core is made of polybutadiene, which the engineers at Titleist describe as having a “high coefficient of restitution (CoR).” The NXT Extreme’s cover is made of the old standby: incredibly durable Surlyn. All of this combines to make the NXT Extreme the lowest-spinning ball in the Titleist line (for those that require a lower spinning ball off the tee – both for distance and for curbing your slice or hook).

The NXT Tour is a dual-core ball (like the Pro V1x). Both the inner and outer cores are made of polybutadiene, each with slightly different properties: the firmer inner core contributes to the distance and the softer outer core to the feel and control. The cover material is named “Fusablend,” a softer material than Surlyn.

Feel and Spin In the past, the primary feature I considered when choosing a golf ball was affordability. Plain and simple. All I really needed was a ball I could find when I hit into the woods. As I’ve gotten better this past year and as I’ve spent more practice time on the green, I am now placing more importance on a golf ball’s feel, especially off the putter.

Both balls offered a solid, dependable feel off the flatstick, but I preferred the feeling the NXT Tour gave me over the NXT Extreme. I could never quite warm up to the Extreme because it felt just a bit too soft, like most of the lower compression distance balls on the market today. Feel is going to be a huge individual characteristic, so what didn’t work for me may work for you. Either way, rest assured the NXT Extreme was noticeably better around the greens that its predecessor, the NXT.

Core Comparison

The new NXT Tour feels more like its bigger brother, the Pro V1, and I quickly adapted to the ball and felt fairly confident when using it. On short wedge shots around the green, the NXT Tour spun quite pleasingly and more so than the NXT Extreme. While the NXT Extreme would land and run out, the NXT Tour had a lot more “hop and stop” capability. It’d still run out a little bit, but I didn’t have to aim for spots 10 yards short of the pin with a pitching wedge, either.

Distance and Durability Distance wise, both of these balls seem to have gained a little. Between the two, I’d call it a toss-up: both the NXT Tour and the NXT Extreme are long golf balls. Players looking to eke that extra yard or two from one ball or the other will need to play them for themselves, and they’ll likely find it comes down to swing speed, plain and simple. With the NXT Extreme, I found I could really compress the ball well while not very swinging hard (similar to the feeling I’ve gotten with the DT SoLo ), making this a good ball for golfers with slower swings speeds. Easy distance without swing hard is a great concept.

Those who swing harder will want to look at the NXT Tour first. The NXT Tour felt a bit firmer off the driver and irons and produced a more consistent distance at my clubhead speed (100+ MPH with the driver). The NXT Tour is not as “spinny” as the Pro V1s I’d previously used, so it also flies a bit straighter.

Between the two NXT models, I found the Extreme to be more durable, hands down. I bounced a few off the cart paths as well as smacked a tree or two and the ball showed few signs of damage. If you do manage to damage the cover, you can just send it back to the good folks at Titleist and they will send you a free sleeve of balls to replace your damaged one. How’s that for customer service?!?

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The new, improved version of the NXT Tour is not quite as durable as its predecessor. On wedge shots, I noticed little pieces of cover material in the grooves. On more than one occasion, my Spin-Milled Vokey 56° sand wedge scuffed up the ball to the point where I had to regulate it to my shag bag – not quite as bad as you’ll see with a urethane-covered Pro V1, but enough to warrant replacement in my opinion. I’m a bit picky, too: the balls were still quite playable – I just don’t like to see little scuffs when I’m lining up my 180-yard approach over water. Small scuffs are to be expected: added spin comes at a cost. Fortunately with the NXT Tour, the cost is quite a bit less than with a Pro V1.

Conclusion With the NXT line, Titleist brought in some of the same design concepts used in the top-of-the-line Pro V1 and Pro V1x . These changes have vaulted the NXT line to its worthy spot as the top affordable golf ball on the market. It perfectly fills the niche between the higher-priced Pro V1/V1x and the DT SoLo, with an appreciable amount of upside for the better-than-average golfer on a budget. Neither model will break the bank: the NXT Tour will run less than $30/dozen and the NXT Extreme about $25.

Titleist NXT Tour and NXT Extreme

In the end, I was impressed with both offerings. While I never completely warmed up to the NXT Extreme, it is still a good ball that provides some nice distance and is very durable, particularly for those who don’t quite reach 100 MPH with their driver. The NXT Tour, on the other hand, is much closer to what I want for my game. I really liked the feeling off the putter (although not quite as much as the Pro V1) and the wedges. Though I still have a bit of testing to go before I determine whether I want to play the NXT Tour or the Pro V1, I can already tell you it’s a close call, and for $15 less, that’s a win in my book for the NXT Tour.

NXTube.com Titleist has been aggressively marketing these balls, both in print, television, and web advertising. One of their web efforts, NXTube.com , is an “anti-NXT” website run by the NXT’s old arch nemesis, Ian MacCallister. Golfers can submit short video clips, post comments, and spend a few minutes laughing each day. I particularly enjoyed Ian’s hit single, “Make Golf Difficult Again.”

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great review! thanks for taking the time. i’ve been looking for some guidance as to what ball i could use that wouldnt break the bank, but would not add to my crappy 20+ handicap. i think i’ll give the NXT Extreme a shot.

Hey Alan, great review. I have a dozen NXT Tours locked and loaded, good to read this prior to my own experience.

One question,

“If you do manage to damage the cover, you can just send it back to the good folks at Titleist and they will send you a free sleeve of balls to replace your damaged one.”

Does this apply to both NXT Tour and Extreme?

Thanks again!

One question, “If you do manage to damage the cover, you can just send it back to the good folks at Titleist and they will send you a free sleeve of balls to replace your damaged one.” Does this apply to both NXT Tour and Extreme? Thanks again!

The replacement policy only applies to the NXT Extreme.

Hi all, I’ve tried NXT Tour balls during my last two rounds , but…I think they are much firm than older version, I didn’t feel them so softly when hitting by irons compare the old NXT Tours. And I was quiet surprised, when saw them first time – they looks like packed in very thin layer of transparent plastic…..:-) From my point of view – it is step back, Titeist. Ondrej

I found a (seemingly) brand new NXT Extreme at my home course and decided to try it out the next day. I’m a female golfer with a low handicap(5), but don’t have a super fast swing speed. My irons are usually very accurate, but I’m a poor short-putter. My first round with the NXT Extreme: very long off the tee, to the point where I didn’t have full shots for holes I usually hit 1-2 clubs more; my irons ran out on the green a little further than I expected, even adjusting to my seemingly newfound length; I didn’t miss a putt within 6 feet; and I had a hole-in-one using one less club than I normally would have used! Even though it’s only one round, I think you hit the mark with your review, especially for a person with my similar characteristics. I certainly will be buying more of the NXT Extremes!

Thanks for the article. I tend to trust your review more than the major golf magazines, and definitely more than the old guy at the driving range near my house.

I am a high handicapper, but I am willing to spend a little more than $15 or whatever on a dozen golf balls; however, I can’t spin the ball like Tiger Woods, and I lose enough balls in a round to make me think twice out spending my hard earned dough on ProV1s or even the cheaper HX Tours and Nike Ones.

I would really value your opinion in a head-to-head comparison of the major “2nd tier” golf balls, such as the NXT (tour or extreme), Bridgestone e5/e6, Callaway HX Hot/CX3 Hot, etc., etc. Is there anything in the works out there that I should look forward to reading soon?

I have just gone through a dozen of the new NXT Tours. I was a user of the originals for the past several years. An 18 handicap, who trusted the ball. The new ones however, do not seem to be improved at all. As the above writer states, these balls seem to scar up too easily. Playing the same courses with the same equipment, these new balls do not pass the test. I still have 9 of the original 12 in my bag but there is damage to all of them. The outside layer of paint seems to scrape off on iron shots at times, just spinning through a tree, (cartpaths too!), if I could locate a supply of the older version of NXT Tours I would buy 10 dozen.

I mostly play the older version of the NXT Tour, I found the regular NXT tended to “baloon” if I hit my irons too hard, while the Tour didn’t launch as high. The only real problem I’ve had is with durability, with my short irons, as you mentioned about the new ones, I tend to get a lot of “skin” on the club face, ruins that ball. I’ve had better luck with ProV-1s but really don’t like the cost (I’m an 11, not a 1, they do get lost). I’m going to give the new Extreme’s a shot and see what happens.

😐 It’s one of the best balls i’ve tried. Behind the Nike ONE Platinum which I scored the lowest with. The only thing that doesn’t make sense is the name Tour. When the PGA Tour pros are looking for a Titleist golf ball, they are going for the PRO V1 not the NXT Tour. Titleist needs to think of a different name (no suggestions) just think of something.

I’ve been playing the NXT Extreme for a couple of weeks. I am very happy with the distance off the tee and fairway. Like most mid/high handicappers I tend to land short of the hole on approach shots, so having the ball run a little on the green isn’t a big deal to me. Also I play in the wet Northwest and ball spin isn’t a big deal on a wet soft green. I am interested in how the extreme reacts once the greens at my club dry out and harden up a little. And last but not least, the durable cover of the NXT Extreme is really nice. They are truly scuff proof!

😡 WAKE UP TITLEIST!!! I’ve been playing the new NXT Tour, as well, and have had good results as far as playing characteristics go. The durability sucks, however. Every ball I’ve played so far has “sheared” as a result of the first iron shot. I wrote to Titleist and was informed that it’s not a problem with the ball, but rather the fact that I have new irons(???). Of course, I haven’t had that problem with any other ball, including all the new premium balls I’ve been testing. I’ve never even seen a ball shear like this. Titleist has a problem and is hiding from reality. By the way, I just traded irons two months ago and had the same result with my old ones. I just didn’t realize what was happening. I attributed it to a bad ball or two. I now believe there is a design or material problem that Titleist doesn’t want to face. I’ve got two dozen new NXT Tours in the garage, and they are going back to the shop to trade for something else. It’s a real shame as I’ve played NXT Tours exclusively since the were introduced.

I’ve been playing the NXT Tour for a couple of years now (I like it). I have average swing speed and tend hit a decent fade on good days and more of a slice on bad. I tried out the extreme last week and was amazed at the increase in distance and by how straight I was hitting the ball. My only gripe was that the ball really ran out when it hit the green, even with a 7 or 8 iron. I ended up having to putt from much farther out then usual. That being said, the distance and accuracy are making me think Extreme over Tour for this season.

I’ve read some about the Callaway HX Hot Bite. Does this ball seem like it’s somewhat of a better alternative …the distance of the NXT Extreme with the “bite” the NXT Tour.

😛 Although, it took me this longf to run accross this review, your words on the NXT line remains timeless.

I am on those players that has to keep a balance between performance and value.

The key starting point with me, is with the putter.

The NXT Tour w/my Cleveland Form Forged III Milled, is a very good combination. There is a desired feedback at impact that I seek. It can be described as a dense-deep centered contact that reverbs back to my hands, not just a surface contact.

Next, is how well it reacts to my short game with the wedges.

Although, these do not immediately stop on a dime which is ok by me due to I’de rather chip at my target spot, and allow it to roll to the hole.

Drives are very good with distance and control.

I agree, that the cover of this ball is not it’s main focus. It’s going to get scuffed…reminds me of the Balatas which, I do miss.

I give the NXT Tour a thumbs up…These are what I prefer to play a this time. Until, they change the line just to recreate the wheel that may not be broken.

I play to a single digit handicap. For many years I refused to use anythhing but the pro v1x. The other day, I decided on the NXT Extreme because I wanted to save a few bucks. I think I’ll be sticking with them. For all the people who say the Extreme doesn’t bite on the greens, give me a break. A well struck iron will have these balls stopping in their tracks (with the added bonus of less side spin off the tee). If you don’t hit your irons well enough to produce this kind of backspin, you shouldn’t even be considering pro v1s anyway.

As for handling around the greens, I think amateurs have gotten caught up with the idea of producing tons of spin on pitches and chips. The vast majority of amateurs have the problem of the ball checking up and not getting to the hole. There’s nothing wrong with a ball having a bit of roll around green. In fact I think this characteristic will help most people. Don’t be a sucker and blindly emulate what the pros use. Even very good single digit amateurs play an entirely different type of game than the pros.

This is great, i live in england, and have just got some of the new nxt extremes off ebay for a good price cant waot to try them out now!! i was previously using some cheapy top flite balls, which were a step up from the first balls i started last year when i first started playing. GREAT REVIEW, thanks. cant wait ot play

Just got a dozen nxt tours from my cousin who never golfs. Great ball bit does scuff easy. Not as easy as the callaway us hot bites which were my favorite ball until today. The tours have great control and good distance. Lowered my score significantly, I usually shoot from a 48 to a 53 but today I shot back to back 41’s. A great ball that doesn’t break the pocket. As a highschool golfer I found a great deal.

I have been a die hard ProV1x player for as long as they’ve made them. I am a low single handicapper, with a drive distance around 270. I refuse to compromise on my ball, and have been willing to pay the extra money for the V1x. I’ve been on the hunt for a more affordable ball, and committed enough to buy a dozen of the latest, “as good or better than ProV” balls from Titleist, Bridgestone, Callaway, Srixon, etc., over the years. I adjusted to play the other balls, but as soon as I put one of the ProV’s back on the tee, I was instantly reminded of their quality and reliability, and went right back to them.

I can frequently play the same 2-3 balls for a round, or two, or even three, because I can keep them in play. So, even though people complain about them being easily scuffed, I don’t see a whole lot of playability difference when they are. I generally relegate them to the shag bag only because they get a little grungy looking, not because they are playing poorly.

A playing partner of mine handed me a sleeve of the NXT Extreme and NXT Tour last week. I kept the same two Extreme’s in play for two solid rounds, and finally lost one in the drink, on the third round. I was pleased with the performance, and when I decided to compare them off the tee to my ProV1x, I was happily surprised to feel or see very little difference, though I may concede that the Extreme might be a little longer than the ProV. Long irons and fairway woods, the Extreme was probably a little straighter and not quite as workable as the Pro V. I was able to reach a couple of par 5s in two with the Extreme, where normally, I’m chipping or pitching up on the third shot with the ProV. Around the greens with the mid to short irons, yes, the V1x had some noticeable stopping difference than the Extreme, especially on the hard/fast greens I was playing. I found them a little speedy on the chips, but that could readily be adjusted for, once I knew the characteristics. The putting was about the same.

I tried the NXT Tour for eighteen holes, but slipped them back in the bag and went back to the Extreme. My second of the three Extreme balls decided to take a swim, so I went back to the ProV1x for the remainder of the week.

Will I switch to the Extreme? Hmmmm…If I am seriously considering a dozen, I’ll have to compare. Let’s see $40/dozen vs. $25/dozen…that’s $15 difference per dozen, $1.25 difference per ball. Nahhh…the price difference per dozen is what I pay for a couple decent cigars. I will stick with the ProV1x. They’re just that good.

It’s only a game, a bloody, silly, ridiculous game, a complete waste of time and money, and I love it. No matter what else is happening in the world, life is beautiful on the golf course…unless I triple bogeyed, then I hate it – and hate it with a passion – then I laugh. It’s only a game, a bloody, silly, ridiculus game…

Have a fabulous golfing season everyone.

I have just played my first round with the NXT Extreme. I loved it! The feel off the club face from driver to putter suited me perfectly and they definately fly longer than the wilson Dx2 soft I was using. It will take a little while to adjust to the yardage difference on my irons but I just love the feel of this golf ball!! I can’t wait to get out there again! I am a 22 handicapper with an average swing speed and this ball really works for me.

I don’t know what it is about the NXT Tour, but I absolutely love this ball. When I need to go low and be in contention in my local tournaments, this ball is in play.

I have tried almost all the premium balls (Nike One Tour; ProV1; Bridgestones; TaylorMade; Callaway; et al) and the NXT Tour just works. I play all of the other balls well and like different attributes of each, but when I need to go low, this is the ball.

Even better, the price is great! 😆

My dad plays the NXT Tour ball and I decided to try a couple for the first time today at Seneca Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky. The ball felt amazing coming off of my irons. Especially my short irons. Most of my approach shots were some of the best feeling shots I have almost ever hit.

I played exclusively Pinnacle Exception for about 3-4 years and loved them for distance, but I was having trouble keeping the ball on the greens.

Seeing that it was harder to find the Exceptions and also wanting to find something that played better off the short irons I was told to try either the Titliest NXT Tour or the Bridgestone e5 as good mid range balls that had better performance but not as tough on the budget.

Overall, I am very happy with the NXT Tours! I haven’t lost anything on distance, and control is much easier with approach shots on to the green. I don’t remember having a ball stop so well, and not run off the back of the green like a hot knife through melted butter.

The NXT Tour has danced around the hole several times, and stopped close enough that I am putting a lot less per round.

Also, I am not losing nearly as many balls, as the control and placement is working well for me. So, the extra money per ball isn’t too much of an issue. I used to lose an average of about 3 balls a round on nine holes. Last week I played 2 1/2 rounds with the same ball.

The problem is the durability! They get scuffed and marred WAY too easily, and that is just off the irons.

If they hit anything like the cart path, fence or trees. the ball looks like someone took a hacksaw too it after the first time.

I have replaced more balls in the past 3 weeks do to getting scuffed or marred, than I have lost, by far.

I just played a version of the new NXT tour yesterday and I played well. I shot a 42 on a regulation course with par of 36. My drives off the tee and in the fairway were as long as they have ever been, along with my irons. I got about 50 more yards with my driver, 40 yards more with my RAZR hybrid, and 30 more yards with my irons. It was a little scuffed up after only one round which is a downside, but if you are a good golfer and can hit fairway, this ball should last you a very long time.

I play the NXT Tours and I love them! Yeah they get scuffed up, especially with my 56° Vokey SM but watching the ball zip back a few feet is awesome and my budget is in good enough to condition to replace them. Great ball with great control and spin for the price!

I too love the NXT Tour. My clubs are older so I have not noticed the scuffing that others have. I like the feel better than the bridgestone e6 and callaway hex. The taylor made urethane gives it a run. Titleist gets aplus 1 for this ball.

I have a 3 Ball Titlist NXT box still in new condition unopened that was given me in 2005. I realise that technology has greatly advanced from then but does this gift have any historic value or significance

The Titleist NXT Tour/Extreme golf balls are ideal for players with low and high handicaps ; check out this comprehensive review. In order to assist golfers in selecting the right equipment, the author offers a thorough review of their performance. Bravo to the writer for creating such a useful and instructive piece.

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Surlyn showdown: Titleist NXT vs Tour Soft vs DT Trusoft review

By bogeypro February 14, 2018 in Golf Balls

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On heels of my Tour Soft vs Chrome Soft review: http://www.golfwrx.c...me-soft-review/

I’ve decided to do a Surlyn Showdown with Titleist’s outgoing NXT, the NXT replacement (Tour Soft), and the recently updated DT Trusoft. My shop only had the NXT Tour – no tour S. The two NXT balls use the same old Surlyn cover, but the Tour is a 3 piece ball where the Tour S is a 2 piece ball. The True Soft and DT Trusoft use some new type of Surlyn cover, both 2 piece balls. The DT Trusoft sells in the $22 range, while the Tour Soft sells in the $35 range.

Same as last test:

A little about me:

I’m a +1.5 handicap that relies on driving and short game. I get to play almost every day. My driver swing speed is 107 to 109 with about 275 carry. I hit my 8 iron 155. I’ve been playing the Callaway Chrome soft exclusively for over 2 years. Before that I played the regular Titleist ProV1. I prefer a little softer ball that is in the $35 price range, which I why I was playing chrome soft.

How I tested:

I did not use a launch monitor. I did all testing at my course with dormant bermuda fairways and greens. I took a brand-new sleeve of all 3 balls. I hit every short with the balls in the same order: Tour Soft, DT TruSoft, then NXT. I hit short, medium, and long pitches (medium trajectory shots). I hit flop shots as well. Then, I went to about 50 yards out and hit to center of the green. Then, I went to full wedge shots from 100 yards. I then hit 6 irons from 175. Finally, I hit drivers on course.

Clubs used:

Vokey SM6 56* raw black with 10* bounce in S grind. Rest of the equipment is in my sig. For driver, I also used Callaway XR 16 Pro 9* with HZRDUS T800 65g.

I’ve always had a love/had relationship with this ball. I want to love it, but then I play it and realize why I don’t love it. This was confirmed during this test as well. On short game shots, the ball feels clicky and lacks the spin of the other 2 balls. Off the irons, the balls is noticeably harder and doesn’t have the same drop and stop spin. It always seemed to hop twice and roll. I was not able to consistently add spin to this ball. It was slightly longer on 6 iron than the other two balls. This was echoed when used with driver. The ball was lower spin and slightly longer; however, the feel was harsh (and noticeably louder sounding).

DT Trusoft:

This ball felt and performed very similar to the True Soft on short game shots and iron shots. Very good spin, easily controllable, and a good soft feel. On the driver, it became mushy feeling. Distance was shorter to the other two balls off the driver, but equal to the True Soft on irons.

You can read my review of it against the Chrome Soft in the link at the top. I really like this ball. It performs just as good as my usual Chrome Soft in all tests. Great feel, controllable spin, good distance, and predictable performance.

Parting thoughts:

I’m glad to see the NXT go. It just feels harsh compared to most balls on the market today, especially against these other two balls. As to the DT and Tour Soft, I have a theory on these two: that they have the same cover, but the DT is a softer compression version. Maybe Titleist prices the Tour Soft higher because they would be looked down on and not given a fair comparison when compared to the $40 and $45 dollars balls they are trying to compare against. The DT just feels mushy off the driver for my swing, indicating too soft for my swing speed. My golf buddy, who swings well over 110, says the Tour Soft feels mushy to him. I suspect that I would break it down this way… If you swing over 110ish, the Tour Soft will be a tad too soft. If you swing under 105, the DT will feel good to you. Between 105 and 110ish, the Tour Soft will feel good (but you’ll have to pay $13 more dollars for it over the DT).

Short game feel: Tour Soft > DT Trusoft > NXT

Irons Feel: Tour Soft / DT Trusoft (equal) > NXT (slightly clickly)

Driver feel: Tour Soft / DT Trusoft (equal) > NXT (harsh)

Short game overall performance: Tour Soft/DT Trusoft (equal) > NXT

Distance: NXT > Tour Soft / DT Trusoft (depending on swing speed, Tour Soft if higher swing speed)

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Thanks for the review. After reading this, with my slower swing speed that I'm trying to improve, but for now I think the ball I never considered, the DT, might be worth a look.

Thanks again.

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Thanks for the review.

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Thanks for the test! I used to play the two golf balls you just tested. Nxt Tour and Dt Trusoft. I now just play the Callaway Super Soft.

I tried different balls on my Sky Trak and generally the urethane ones like the Pro V and Chrome Soft would spin more on full wedge shots, around 9000 to 10000 rpm for me and for the surlyn covered, around 6000 to 7000. I could not see any benefit in my game as I shoot same scores regardless what I use so I just ended up with the SS as it was the softest plus I buy used so it's the cheapest I can find.

But I I have more budget to buy golf balls, I would go with the Chromesoft.

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Good review. Nxt was always sorta meh if long. Nice to see an accomplished player confirm it.

I preferred dt solo trusoft. Can't say why, just liked it better all around.

Now I want to try the tour soft. Thanks a lot!

Side note, nice to see an 8i distance that makes sense w driver speed and distance.

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Nice. Thanks for taking the time out to compare these 3 balls.

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Too bad no NXT-S as that is the ball most are saying is closest to the Tour Soft.

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Always been a fan and use the DTs. Great price and love the feel. NXT S was my preference vs. the NXT due to feel.

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Next up for testing ...AVX ??
Can't find them around here. If i can find some, I'll give them a go.

North Butte

I see what you did there.

I have quite a few AVX on hand. PM me if you've like to make arrangements...

Thanks for taking the time to do the review. I have not played the Tour Soft (it's still winter here) but I am a fan of the DT TruSoft having played both versions. I have a much slower driver SS at 85-90 and the DT TruSoft feels great to me and up to now is the best 2 piece ionomer ball around the green I have played. I will try the Tour Soft but I do have a preference for the 3 piece Gamer Soft as an overall ball.

Thank you for the review.

I happen to enjoy the firmer feel of the NXT Tour, and play that ball until mid-July and after Labor Day. I like the ProV1x when it is warm and firm.

I will be giving both the TourSoft and Velocity a go this summer, as I have read that the Velocity has a softer core than previously.

Thank you for these reviews. I’ve come out harshly against the Tour Soft because I thought that exactly what you say is true would be true - the DT Trusoft is basically just as good and is $13 cheaper. If I want a Titleist I’ll just get it instead and save my money.

FWIW, I like the Trusoft/DT Solo as well as any surlyn cover ball on the market. They are definitely not rocks and they don't scuttle off the back of the green like a Velocity or e6 type ball by any means. I can use them adequately except when the greens are extremely firm and fast.

Not exactly what i said... the true soft seems like a firmer compression. So, if you are a higher swing speed player, the dt may be a little mushy on full swings and shorter distance.

Lancj1

Interesting. Thank you

I note that the new Velocity has a higher price point than the new Trusoft, which mixes it up a bit...

Tried a new Velocity the other day for a few holes. Whilst not a review, I can state its a VERY high launching ball!

trackcoach13

Thank you for these reviews. I've come out harshly against the Tour Soft because I thought that exactly what you say is true would be true - the DT Trusoft is basically just as good and is $13 cheaper. If I want a Titleist I'll just get it instead and save my money.

If the Trusoft was shorter it was due to strike quality or launch characteristics of your swing because the myth that low compression balls are shorter for high speed swingers has been dispelled many times.

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I think you can over compress a ball. Imaging a red kick ball (low compression) vs a soccer ball (higher compression). For a slow kick you may gain distance with the kick ball. For a powerful kicking motion (closers to a pro soccer players kicking speed) I would say without question the overall distance and ball speed with the soccer ball would travel further.

That’s how perceive it , although I will admit it’s minimal , maybe 5-10 yards off the driver on equal strikes.

MYTH: Low compression golf balls are for low swing speed players.

We tested the Coefficient of Restitution of low compression and high compression golf balls at test speeds of 85 mph (125 ft/s), 102 mph (150 ft/s), and 119 mph (175 ft/s). As C.O.R. is a measure of the energy retained during a collision (such as a club/ball collision) this should correlate to the expected ball velocity at different clubhead speeds.

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Test results show that there is minimal difference in the slope of the Coefficient of Restitution between the low compression balls and high compression balls at varying test speeds, indicating no reduction in performance at high test velocity (corresponding to high clubhead speed) and low test velocity (corresponding to low clubhead speed). This indicates the low compression balls will not have slower ball velocity at higher swing speeds and are not for “low swing speed players”.

Ehh I know it’s different for my swing and that’s all I care about

More factors at play than just compression.

Had the chance to play Tour Soft this weekend. For now, it replaces Chrome Soft in my bag. This is the first Titleist ball i've ever put in play (maybe outside of the last model DT Solo which i really liked) that seemed to have the straight performance and stability I've been leaning on Callaway balls for over the years. I really enjoyed the original version of Chrome Soft and never had the problems off of the driver that other complained about. The True Soft reminds me of that ball. Very good feel on every club in the bag. Not springy when putting, didn't bite on chips and pitches like a Pro V1 but gave me very repeatable control.

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...the True Soft reminds me of that ball. Very good feel on every club in the bag. Not springy when putting, didn't bite on chips and pitches like a Pro V1 but gave me very repeatable control.

Did you mean the Tour Soft?

Driver - Callaway Rogue 3w - Callaway Rogue 5w - Callaway Rogue Irons (GW - 4i) - Callaway Rogue Putter - Scotty Cameron Newport Wedges Callaway Mack Daddy 4 - 54 and 60 degrees

Yes, my mistake. Meant to say Tour Soft.

  • 4 months later...

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Played a round with the '17 DT TruSoft today, gotta say that is a fun ball to play. Ball just jumps off the irons, goes super high, and had plenty of spin to hold greens for me, and I'm not a high spin player. Didn't love the feel off the driver but hit some great drives with it. Been a while since I've putted a really soft ball, so that would take some getting used to but all in all a really superb ball, especially for the price.

  • 5 weeks later...

Tried the Tour Soft - just chipping from around the green and putting - and found it to be a little bit of a flyer. Yes, it did feel very soft and was easy to get out of the rough (around the green), but did not seem to want to stop. Also felt very jumpy off the putter face. Typically, I have my lagging is within a foot or two of the hole and I was going 3 or 4 feet past the hole most of the time.

It was a nice ball for the price, but I feel the Snell Black and Bridgestone Tour BX are both more suitable for my swing in these two areas. I find the Snell Black and Tour BX almost indistinguishable except the Tour BX seems to have a little less spin off the driver.

I could play the Tour Soft, but it would take a while to get used to the way it plays. Since the Snell Black is cheaper, I personally think it is a better value and better ball.

Tried the Tour Soft - just chipping from around the green and putting - and found it to be a little bit of a flyer. Yes, it did feel very soft and was easy to get out of the rough (around the green), but did not seem to want to stop. Also felt very jumpy off the putter face. Typically, I have my lagging is within a foot or two of the hole and I was going 3 or 4 feet past the hole most of the time.   It was a nice ball for the price, but I feel the Snell Black and Bridgestone Tour BX are both more suitable for my swing in these two areas. I find the Snell Black and Tour BX almost indistinguishable except the Tour BX seems to have a little less spin off the driver.   I could play the Tour Soft, but it would take a while to get used to the way it plays. Since the Snell Black is cheaper, I personally think it is a better value and better ball.

It's jumpy if you land an 8-iron on a really firm green, too. Or bouncy, you could say.

Stopping near where you land it is not a strong suit of Tour Soft around the greens, with wedges or with iron shots.

  • 8 months later...

I know this is an old thread but I just hit the TruSoft for the first time today and found some interesting things about it:

Conditions:

It was 41 deg today at tee off and gusting 20-25mph with mushy greens and dead slow.

Me: +2, really good iron ball striker, high spin. Driver high launch, low spin (160s ball speed).

I have been playing a tour soft when it gets cold and basically to save money as I only get 1 round out of my normal 2018 pro v1. Today one of regulars gave me a sleeve of the day Trusoft to try as I only had pro v1 sleeves in the bag and I was griping about the wind and cold affects with the pro v1.

I was carrying my drives 270 with these which is shocking for mid 40 deg and wind. Wind didn’t affect the ball much. In summer no wind I’m carrying 280 so it surprised me. I was backing it up though as you could see the divot in the fairway ahead of my ball.

On iron shots same thing, great distance with little wind effect and pretty good spin, I was one hop stopping and backed up anytime it was wedge.

The problem came when I was 50 td pitches and short chips, zero spin and a lot of runout. I was able to spin a little out of wet sand though but besides that the spin was not acceptable for my game.

Putting wise it felt fake soft, not organic like the prov1 if that makes sense.

I found a new yellow prov1 2019 walking so go fun I hit it in last hole and another surprise it was same distance as the TruSoft but by that time it was high 50 deg. Where I saw the difference was the wind really affecting it on my approach shot.

Not conclusive but I really like this style TruSoft for cold spring conditions, especially for $22. I don’t know if I can adjust to the short game rollout though.

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