|Nike 20XI-X Review|
Revolutionary to its core, the Nike 20XI-X Golf Ball is the first ball on Tour to use a radical new core technology. The revolutionary RZN core delivers more distance off the tee and better control around the greens. It features faster initial velocity for maximum distance, the highest levels of MOI for longer, more controlled shots and new construction materials giving greater consistency ball-to-ball for highly predictable performance.
I was pretty stoked for this ball, I thought I was going to have to wait with the general public. I got lucky when a Nike rep I have worked with for years slipped me a few dozen at a demo. I could not wait. I drove home and grabbed my game bag, and dropped off my demo/testing sticks off. I was off to do 36 holes with this ball right off the bat...so I thought. I will say this first, the ball has a nice straight flight with a prefect trajectory. The ball was a total let down for me. It was nothing I expected and everything I dislike in overpriced "distance" tour balls.
Driver Grade: C
Super hard off the face with a tour ball this hard you think that it is going to just fly off the face. Well...no, not this one. luke warm distance for the awful hard feel/sound with just no frills game play off the driver. Driving is my favorite part of the game. If a ball falls short here I just feel like I lost my whole game. I kept an open mind with this ball over and over. Just nothing too great off the tee. I had more balls turn into not-so-round balls after drives. More so than a Pro-V1. That was a big let down for me.
Irons Grade: B-
Hard and hot off the face. Decent trajectory and nice straight flight. I found myself short of greens compared to balls in the tour range. I would like more distance off all clubs for the harsh feel off all clubs. It sites ok on the greens with ok spin. in that area i saw it on par compared to a $20/dozen ball. Not a good place to be for a tour ball. A big issue I had was durability again. This ball just can't take a beating from any club.
Hot and hard still. But hugs the lines and keeps straight. Adjustment period was very short, but feel is a big part of my putting game.
No big frills, nothing to pull you into the game, nothing to make it fun, and just an under-performer. When getting into the $50 range for balls the consumer deserves more and deserves a great product. This is not a players ball. Enjoy your game and follow our top balls for the right players ball for you.
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