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Titleist DT TruSoft golf balls: What you need to know

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Titleist’s DT golf balls have had a following with golfers for decades, going back to the 1940s when DT stood for “Dynamite Thread.” There’s no thread in modern golf balls, of course, but in recent years Titleist’s DT Solo has resonated with golfers wanting a soft-feeling golf ball with well-rounded performance at an affordable price.

Titleist’s new DT golf ball, the DT TruSoft, replaces the DT Solo in the company’s line. It sells for $21.99 (MAP), and is available in white and optic yellow. The DT TruSoft aims to give golfers a significantly softer feel than they enjoyed from the DT Solo, without compromising the performance of its predecessor.

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Related: Our review of Titleist’s DT Solo and Velocity golf balls

On Titleist’s compression measuring devices, the DT TruSoft is 15 points softer than DT Solo, which was already the softest golf ball in Titleist’s line. That puts its compression in the mid 50s, according to Michael Mahoney, director of golf ball marketing for Titleist.

The move toward a softer compression was prompted by increased demand for softer golf balls, Mahoney said, which the company saw the impact of when it released its significantly softer NXT Tour S golf ball in 2014.

[quote_box_center]“It was a very incremental product, and we saw huge growth,” he said.[/quote_box_center]

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Related: Our review of Titleist’s NXT Tour and NXT Tour S golf balls

Focusing on a single factor isn’t Titleist’s style when it comes to golf balls, however, particularly when that factor is compression. The company wanted to create a softer-feeling DT without affecting performance, particularly short game spin. Its engineers found the means to do so by blending a fast, low-compression core and a Pure Ionomer cover — both of which are the softest Titleist has ever used in a golf ball.

[quote_box_center]“When you lower compression in a golf ball, it’s going to get slower and it’s going to generate lower spin,” Mahoney said. “That’s going to be across all shots. There can be benefits to that in the long game, but also detriments to that in the short game. We can bring compression down and we can leverage [low] spin characteristics in the long game, but then we continue with spin technology and cover technology that helps us deliver more spin in the short game.”[/quote_box_center]

Remember that the DT TruSoft is still an affordable golf ball, which means there are better-performing golf balls in the Titleist line. So if you’re looking for more short-game performance from the Titleist brand, you’ll want to try the NXT Tour and NXT Tour S golf balls (both $33.99), which are “in a different category when it comes to short-game performance,” Mahoney said. And of course, all golfers will get the best performance with a Titleist golf ball from either the Pro V1 or Pro V1X (both $47.99).

For that reason, it’s best to compare the DT TruSoft to Titleist’s Velocity ($26.99).

According to Mahoney, the DT TruSoft is a lower-flying golf ball than Velocity, so it will create more distance through roll. But when it comes to which ball has a softer feel, the DT TruSoft is true to its name.

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  1. Dan

    Sep 4, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Hello! Thank you fro this review! I really like DT TruSoft.

  2. Roho

    Dec 11, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I just played a round with these and wasn’t impressed. I’ve been using the Callaway Supersoft mainly and the Trusoft fees a lot harder. I had no feeling on putts and it didn’t hold on the greens. It also seems to mark up easily. So, I won’t be buying again.

  3. David Wade

    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I tested these balls and found them to be soft, long and straight. The only problem with them is that you can’t hold the greens. I am going to stock up on the 2014 model DT Solos as soon as I see them on the clearance rack. These new balls are good for a bump and run game (which I don’t play). I suppose they would make a good ladies ball also. Just too difficult to generate any backspin with the lower trajectory.

  4. George Fergusson

    Nov 1, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    My friend, a “near-scratch” senior golfer, works part-time at a local course. He plays “foundlings” until they are beat up and out of round. He has a garage full of various Titleist but today he was one over par playing a dilapidated Nike Vapor he’s used for 72 holes. For most of us the ball we play with or lose, will make little or no difference in our scores.

  5. Steven

    Oct 19, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    I’m a “High Handicapper” golfer, just started playing 4 months ago. I don’t have endless supplies of cash to spend on $50/dozen balls, nor is my game able to support a “Pro” ball like a Prov1..I’ve taken lessons and made some improvements…I’m a member of the local CC and see a pattern with you people whom talk crap about other golfers…ie: High Handicap Players. You guys “Think” you own the course and anyone else shouldn’t be there..
    I’ve played the DT Trusoft and it fits my game…I’m not a scratch golfer like some of you assholes whom clearly were just born to play….

  6. Lob Wedge

    Oct 10, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Nice ProV1 ad… Ugh…

  7. Eduardo

    Sep 12, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    You all complain about slow play that’s what the marshals are for

  8. Scott

    Sep 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    This write up did not sound like a ringing endorsement of the product. “Remember that the DT TruSoft is still an affordable golf ball, which means there are better-performing golf balls in the Titleist line.” So for for all you cheap sons a gun that want to play a Titleist, you might as well play this…

  9. Robin

    Sep 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I thought Pro V was for all swings ,that was so last year.

  10. Mike Hunt

    Sep 9, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Yea I totally agree, retirees with millions in the bank spending .50 on a ball looking for it for 15 minutes then drop one only to lose that one because they suck so bad and are to cheap to take a lesson. Lol

    • greg p

      Sep 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      One reason they have millions in the bank!

  11. Mark

    Sep 8, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Was never a big fan of the DT Solo. It’ll be interesting to see how this compares to the outgoing model.

  12. Brian

    Sep 8, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Can’t wait to find dozens of these in my back yard. Thanks, cheap, high handicap retirees!

    • Brian

      Sep 8, 2015 at 8:17 am

      Though I treat them like minnows and throw them back onto the golf course.

      • JP K

        Sep 8, 2015 at 10:26 pm

        nice

      • Joshuaplaysgolf

        Sep 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm

        Hahahahaha…I know exactly wh your talking about. Gotta love the seniors who spend 15 minutes looking for 1 ball and holding up several groups. ‘Dude, you got that out of the 50 cent used ball him in the club house. Does it really warrant the high-intensity search party??’

        • Steven

          Oct 19, 2015 at 10:34 pm

          Not everyone is a “Scratch Golfer” such as those commenting…apparently, you guys were just born to play the game? Yet not getting paid to do so….hmmm..

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Puma Golf has launched its new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear – a new version of the NXT with premium leather accents.

The upper of the shoe features a premium leather saddle wrapped around Pwrframe reinforcement. The Pwrframe TPU is an ultra-thin frame that is placed in high-stress areas of the upper for lightweight in a bid to offer added support and increased stability.

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“The Ignite NXT Crafted perfectly fuse the beauty of handcrafted shoemaking with modern development techniques to deliver optimum elegance and peak performance. With the combination of style and performance these shoes will appeal to a wide variety of golfers – those who appreciate the classic look of a leather saddle shoe and those who value modern comfort and stability technologies being a part of their game.”

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The shoes cost $140 per pair and are available online and at retail beginning today, June 5, 2020.

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Nike drivers. WRXer ‘DixieD’ is currently building up a Nike bag and has reached out to fellow members for driver advice, and WRXers have been sharing what they feel is the best Nike driver ever made.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Ger21: “VR Pro LE? I have two I was still playing last year.”
  • mahonie: “The STR8-Fit Tour was one of the best drivers I’ve played. Still have it the garage and take it to the range occasionally…it would possibly still be in the bag if it hadn’t developed a ‘click’ in the head which I cannot fix. Long, straight(ish) and nice sound.”
  • jackr189: “The VR_S is one of the best.”
  • Finaus_Umbrella: “I played the Vapor Fly Pro, and still do on occasion for nostalgia sake. Sound and feel are great, but it demands a good strike.”
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Entire Thread: “Best Nike driver?”

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether mid-handicappers can benefit from a driving iron. WRXer ‘jomatty’ says:

“I average about 230 off the tee on good drives. I can get a little more sometimes, but 230 is probably the average. I’m 42 years old and shoot in the mid to low 80’s. I do not get along with fairway woods very well, especially off the tee, and really don’t get enough extra length over my hybrid to consider using it aside from very rare situations on par 5’s (I’ve considered just going from driver to 19-degree hybrid and getting an extra wedge or something).”…

…and wants to know if he would be better served by a driving iron. Our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • MtlJeff: “If you can shoot mid 80’s, you probably hit it well enough to hit a bunch of different clubs. Personally, I think hybrids are easier to hit….but some driving irons are quite forgiving. I use a G400 crossover that is very easy to hit and looks more iron-like. Something like that you might like. Be careful with some of them though because they aren’t always super forgiving, so you’d have to hit them first.”
  • HackerD: “G410 crossover is my version of a driving iron, feel like I hit it straighter than a hybrid. Just as easy to hit as a hybrid.”
  • hanginnwangin: “I shoot in the low 80s normally and in the 70s on my really good days. I have probably around the same or similar swing speed as you. I have been hitting my 4 iron off the tee on tight holes, and it’s been working pretty well so far. I hit it about 190-220. I have a 4 hybrid but just can’t hit it as consistently as the 4 iron, and it doesn’t even go much farther. I have a 5 wood which I only use for 220+ yard par 3s or wide-open fairways. Basically, it’s all personal preference and what you do best with. Everyone is going to be different. Try new stuff out and see what works. But if irons are the strongest part of your game (they are for me as well), I would give the 4 iron a shot. You can get a lot of roll out on the tee shots with it,”
  • Hellstrom: “Don’t laugh, but I bought a 17* hybrid with a senior flex shaft at a garage sale for $5, and I can hit it nice and easy and keep it in play without losing any distance. My driver SS is between 105 and 110 usually and swinging this thing feels like swinging a spaghetti noodle, but it works. I don’t have it in the bag all the time, but I do use it for certain courses. I take my 6 iron out and throw that in, so if I struggle with getting the ball off the tee, I just go to that.”

Entire Thread: “Driving iron for a mid-handicapper”

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