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Review: Titleist Tour Soft Golf Ball

Titleist Tour Soft Golf Ball

The Titleist Tour Soft is Titleist’s replacement for the NXT Tour S and NXT Tour line of golf balls.  Titleist decided to make a “mid-level” golf ball for players who don’t want to play/purchase Pro Vs, but are looking for more than just a distance ball.  The company is also attempting to keep up with its competitors who are selling soft feel golf balls.   Titleist boasts that this is the best golf ball in its category and has designed this golf ball to fly far, maintain soft feel, and spin around the greens.  While these golf balls share many of the same characteristics as the old NXT Tour S Titleist has made some improvements.   Let’s get into the details.

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Greenside Spin and Super Soft Feel

The Titleist Tour Soft has been designed for golfers looking for distance, soft feel, and spin.  The Titleist Tour Soft is a two piece golf ball with an extremely soft and large core.  Titleist has combined this extra large core with a new cover material that gives the golf ball its distance.  Although the NXT Tour and NXT Tour S were three piece golf balls, Titleist has moved towards the two-piece with the Tour Soft.  The combination of the new core and cover produce the intended results without the need for a mantle.

How can a ball produce spin, distance, and soft feel?

Image of a Titleist Tour Soft golf ball core. Large core with special cover for spin.

Dimple Pattern –

The Titleist NXT Tour and NXT Tour S both featured a 302-dimple pattern on a urethane cover.  Impressive characteristics, but the Titleist Tour Soft takes the cover design to the next level.  The Tour Soft comes with a spherically-tiled 342 cuboctahedron dimple design for the golf ball.  This dimple pattern is designed to produce penetrating ball flight and consistent trajectories.  Overall, this golf ball is great to play in the wind.  Titleist improved the cover design and made a even more impressive ball.

4CE Grafted Cover –

Titleist has produced an all new cover for the Titleist Tour Soft.  The new super thin cover is engineered to generate increased greenside spin.  This benefit was previously absent when choosing amongst two layer golf balls.  Traditionally, two layer golf balls were distance balls and offered little spin, control, or feel.   But this golf ball isn’t exactly traditional.  The materials used to develop this cover are a blend of four different materials.  This cover type was not only designed to create increased spin on this golf ball, but also to accommodate the golf ball’s massive core.

Large Compression Core –

The Titleist Tour Soft contains the largest core Titleist has ever released.  The philosophy behind this is simple.  The larger the core, the longer the ball flies.  In total, the Titleist Tour Soft core is 1.6 inches in diameter.  This super soft core generates tremendous ball speed.  If you’ve watched the PGA Tour this year, you’ll have noticed that they’ve reduced the amount that they track clubhead speed.  Instead, Trackman now tracks ball speed.  That’s because ball speed is the true measure of potential distance – so its a good thing the Titleist Tour Soft is engineered to maximize it.

Is this the best golf ball for you?

The Titleist Tour Soft is a great improvement on an old favorite.  The golf ball is a fantastic option for  golfers who love soft feel and have swings speed below 100MPH.  The Titleist Tour Soft features big distance, is responsive on the greens, and doesn’t feel like a rock.  If you’re looking for a soft feeling golf ball that reacts on the greens, but are afraid of hitting wild shots off of the tee, this the best golf ball for you.

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3 thoughts on “Review: Titleist Tour Soft Golf Ball”

  1. William Stone

    Agree that this is an impressive ball for the price.
    Good distance and spins well on full shots.
    Only disadvantage- and this is not insuperable- is that on short pitches it doesn’t respond as well as more expensive premium balls with a urethane cover.
    It also putts well, and has a good trajectory.
    All in all, a newcomer that is well worth playing, and doesn’t break the bank.

    1. Thanks for your comment, William. It is definitely a great option, but you nailed it – if you want the highest RPMs on pitches with your wedges you still have to go with a ball that has more than two layers (e.g. a premium tour quality ball).

  2. I have been using the Tour Soft for the last couple of weeks. Before I used the True Soft and have also used Chrome Soft. I honestly like the feel and playability of the Tour Soft better than anything I have ever played with. I had an excellent round the very first time I used them. I am very impressed. They go well off the driver with good distance and feel really good off the putter and on chips. Hold the green well. At least to me if feels softer than the True Soft. I am feeling an enhanced level of ball control from these. I will be playing them for quite sometime. Spider Dubiel

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