had the chance to try out titleist's latest ball offering today, [courtesy of the titleist rep calling into work yesterday]
their new ball the 3 piece, urethane cover, 'avx' is supposed to be good for distance, fly a little lower than their other balls, and be very soft feeling around the greens etc.
having previously been told how good the recently released 'tour soft' balls were [one of the worst ball I've ever hit] ......... I was a tad sceptical of yet another offering.
so it was 18 holes at beacy today, and I have to admit ..... it is one bloody good golf ball.
it pretty much does exactly as promised...... it is indeed very soft feeling on every club in the bag from driver through to putter.
there was no discernible loss of distance vs my usual nxt tour ball, or what I have also been trialling of late ....... srixon's z star.
the avx does seem to fly a little lower than the nxt, but it cuts through the wind nicely, and doesn't spin off line more than expected.
on approach shots it has good stopping power, but for me, the short game is where it is at.
chipping and putting is all about feel, and the ball gives you loads of feel.
to my eye it fitted my short game very nicely, and my chips rolled in close to the hole from the very first chip of the day.
the ball felt really nice off the putter, so soft and not in the least 'clicky'.
I am not one to jump onto a new ball quickly, as it often takes me more than a few rounds to work out if it will fit my game, but I can say already ..... it's definitely a ball I could use with confidence as it just seems to fit my game.
at the moment I don't know the price of them [to be released here sometime this month] ..... but if they are comparable to what I'm paying now, then l'll definitely be jumping onto them.
after titleists recent 'tour soft' debacle [in my eyes] .... they have certainly redeemed themselves with the avx I reckon.
so if your after a soft feeling ball, it might pay to give them a try.
Edited by GPJ_Longdriver, 06 June 2018 - 09:04 PM.