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New Titleist Test Balls 4 years 4 months ago #107625

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So, I'm not sure how - but I received two sleeves now.
One has red numbers on it, the other has black.
Doing a little homework, it seems the Red numbers are NXT Tour, while the Black numbers are NXT Tour S.
The word 'Titleist' is a little darker color too, maybe the font is a little thicker. Not sure, but something definitely different about it.
Here's a pic...you decide.
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New Titleist Test Balls 4 years 4 months ago #107626

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I played the "NXT Tour" Test Ball today. Let me start by saying, it's not a ball I'd typically play. I guess I'm kind of a performance ball snob.
The cover is fusablend and it's not a 'performance' ball. So, what's a fusablend cover?!?
Best I can find is it's better (spins more) than a suryln or ionomer cover, but not as much as a urethane cover.

The ball felt ... firm, I won't say hard, but it's definitely firmer than the Snell Tour balls I usually play.
Distances off the driver and irons were on par with what I expected. At no point did I think it went any further or shorter than expected. I will say that the flight of the ball seemed lower than usual. I hit some full wedge shots in from 100 yards and saw the ball stop and roll out a bit, usually 5-10', not bad overall. with my normal ball it is usually a hop and stop, or even backspin.
I was able to work the ball, hitting light draws and hooks without having to overdue the swing.
Chipping was very good with this ball, it didn't take long to get used to the release and roll-out on this ball.
Putting felt firm, as well - not clicky or hard, just not as soft as I've become accustomed to.
Durability was very good for this ball, I'm sure it will easily last several rounds.

All in all, would I buy these? They sell for $33.95 at most stores. For me, I wouldn't buy them. For $21-24.99, you might consider it. Performance was fine, probably a ball I'd play in the winter when the greens are firm/hard and you having a spin ball isn't as important. Snell 'My Tour Ball' balls are $31.99 and a huge performance difference, so I can't see why I'd ever buy these.
I'll put the NXT Tour-S ball into play tomorrow....kind of expecting the same thing, but softer.
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New Titleist Test Balls 4 years 4 months ago #107644

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I played the new Titleist 'NXT Tour-S' test balls on Sunday.
If you read my previous review of the 'NXT Tour' test balls, I'm not really a fan.

This one was slightly softer off the clubs, but not significantly so. I did notice I got more spin off the wedges, even had a few back up. Distance was what I'd expect, and it was easy enough to hit draws with drivers, woods or irons.
The feel was...meh! Nothing impressive enough to make me switch to these. I didn't see any breakthrough technology or performance gains, so not sure if they changed anything at all. If so, then it's apparently lost on me.
Just like the NXT Tour, the NXT Tour-S sells at $33.99 a dozen. It seems like it wasn't that long ago that ProV1's sold for around that. Yeah, I know...inflation, right?!? Well, no matter how you slice it - I feel like I'd be paying for less a ball if I picked these up at that price. If they were selling for $24.99, I might consider playing them during the winter months when a performance ball isn't a factor on hard, dried out greens.
So, my 'Try It or Buy It' comment on this one is....'Try It' if you find one out on the course, but I wouldn't recommend paying for them, there's better balls out there in this price range.
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New Titleist Test Balls 4 years 4 months ago #107650

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Thanks for the honest assessment PJ! I always feel like that is a universal feeling about Titleist's non-ProV golf balls. They are just ok and seem to be higher priced because of the name.
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New Titleist Test Balls 4 years 4 months ago #107677

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Titleist used to send me some test balls but I guess they forgot about me this time :(
Who gonna do the float test now? :)
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Wednesday afternoon I decided to go out and give these Titleist test balls a whirl. I just happened to have a sleeve of 2014 NXT's in my bag so off to the links I went.
The feel of the test balls were the same as the 2014's.
The release on the green were no different from the 2014's.
Scubamaster will be glad to know that they do not float, same as 2014's.
Distance off the driver may have given me about 5 yards more, but I really can't be sure.
Feel with my irons, no difference.
I can't see any difference between last years ball and these.
Although Titleist makes a great ball, these by my opinion are a little pricey.
I play NXT from time to time, but I usually get them at a discount price.
It is an OK ball, just not much difference from what they already have on the market.


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