The folks at Titleist have a real winner on their hands with this newest of the DT family. I had to try a sleeve of them, since I had heard the buzz about this new very soft ball, with good distance and great greenside control. At least that is the marketing spin on the new ball. Well it is not hype, I really like this new ball for a variety of reasons.
First it is indeed soft but not unsubstantial like some of the softer balls are. What I mean is you can feel this ball on your clubs like you do with the more expensive pro balls. It also has a low-mid flight with a driver, definitely not a high flier. That works for most folks because you can control it better in the wind. Distance wise it was right up there with my favorite Callaway Chrome Soft ball.
What surprised me is how much spin you can generate with a non-urethane covered ball. I was actually able to spin the ball back with my sand wedge, and it had hop and stop spin with a 7 or 8 iron. It is actually surprising to find that in a two piece ball under $30 US.
So if you are someone who wants the benefits of a softer feeling ball that has good distance and the ability to occasionally spin it back, this is your new ball. I really didn’t see any cons to the ball and it is softer and I think every bit as long as the Velocity from 2014. I highly recommend this new ball from Titleist, and it is very durable too, hit a tree limb knocking it straight down and it didn’t even leave a yellow mark on the mantle.