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Titleist introduces new Tour Soft, Velocity golf balls

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Titleist is adding a new ball — Tour Soft — and upgrading its Velocity golf ball for 2018.

First, a look at the new Tour Soft, which was developed thanks in no small part to nearly 20,000 golfers who did on-course testing and offered product feedback.

The Tour Soft is the softest-feeling ball in its category, according to Titleist. It features the largest core ever implemented in a Titleist ball, as well as the expected ultra-thin cover.

“We knew based on breakthroughs being made in R&D that there was an opportunity to deliver a brand new high-performance golf ball that would lead the category in terms of soft compression feel. Ultimately, because of our exhaustive and iterative prototyping process, we were able to deliver everything we wanted in Tour Soft – and more,” said Michael Mahoney, Vice President, Titleist Golf Ball Marketing.

Additional features

  • A new ultra-thin 4CE grafted cover made with TCU Process Technology and a proprietary blend of four different materials for advanced short game control
  • A new spherically-tiled 342 cuboctahedron dimple design
  • Availability in both white and high-optic yellow

The new Titleist Velocity golf balls are designed to maximize distance on every shot.

“Everything we do with Velocity is to generate speed and distance,” said Michael Mahoney.. “When we spoke to Velocity golfers at the beginning of the development process, they told us they wanted even more distance, especially off the tee. Our R&D team responded with new core technology and the fastest cover of any Titleist golf ball on the market to give them that added advantage.”

Titleist is also introducing new high-visibility color options for the Velocity — VISI-White, Velocity Orange and Velocity Pink.

  • The softer, high speed LSX core produces fast initial velocity with extremely low spin
  • A new, faster NaZ+ cover
  • A spherically-tiled 328 tetrahedral dimple design to optimize aerodynamic performance

Tour Soft golf balls are available in golf shops worldwide. $34.99/dozen. Velocity golf balls (White, VISI-White, Velocity Orange and Velocity Pink) are also available now. $26.99/dozen.

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  1. Tom Newsted

    Jan 31, 2018 at 10:18 am

    I tried them and they are ok but not something I would switch to. Is it better than the NXT thats hard to say but it is a soft ball. Ill still be playing PV1x this season.

  2. Shawn

    Jan 25, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I had the privilege of being one of the testers. I really like the ball. It was soft off the club face but firm enough to let me know where on the face I made contact. It does chip and putt well. I’m just not a fan of the price at its launch.

  3. Kurt

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    “The new Tour Soft is the softest-feeling ball….”, and I bet they are really forgiving and pleasant to hit.
    Notice that all the OEMs are promoting “forgiving” in their clubs and balls? Just what hopeless hacker seek the most … forgiveness …. 😛

  4. Hiwattage

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    So which one replaces the NXT ?

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Oldest club that you game?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from uwhockey14, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for the oldest club that they still use out on the course. Despite the latest technologies continually leading to new and improved equipment, this thread shows that for many of our members, there will always be a place in the bag for that certain trusty older club.

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.

  • leo the lion: “Odyssey Dual Force 56 degree wedge which is about 20 years old. These wedges have what I believe are called Stronomic inserts in the face. The inserts are made of a very hard material and still look new. I have not found a wedge that gives more spin and control than these wedges. Ping Eye and ISI’s come close but the Dual Forces can almost stop on a dime. I also have a 52 degree that I will use together with the 56 on shorter courses.”
  • NRJyzr: “Playing Golden Ram Tour Grinds right now, they’re approximately 38 years old.”
  • Moonlightgrm: “My Ping ISI irons are 18-years old. Nothing can move them out of my bag. Easy to hit and very forgiving. I tried a set of Mizuno JPX900 forged this year, and they lasted exactly 3-rounds.”
  • sneaky_pete: “18* Mizuno Fli Hi II Driving Iron from around 2006/2007.  This will never leave the bag! Also still rocking my Adams Speedline Super S 3 wood from 2012.”
  • dpb5031: “Arnold Palmer AP30r blade putter – ~50 years old. Kasco K2K #33 (sorta between a 2 hybrid & 5 wood) – 18 years old.”

Entire Thread: “Oldest club that you game?”

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Wilson Staff Cortex wins “Driver vs. Driver 2” (in-hand photos)

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Designed by show contestant Evan Hoffman of San Diego, California, the Wilson Staff Cortex is the winning driver design of the second season of Driver vs. Driver.

The titanium-bodied Cortex features carbon panels and a sliding adjustable weight system.

Additional Cortex features

Fast Cage Technology — The company describes this as, a “weight-tuned titanium internal structure with an impressive 44% of its surface area covered in Carbon Fiber Panels. This Ti –Carbon construction allows for extremely precise distribution of weight and frees up additional weight for maximum adjustability.”

Wilson’s longest ever Slide Track — An eight gram sliding adjustable weight is positioned in the center of the head. Additionally interchangeable two and eight-gram weights can be adjusted on the sole and heel of the club.

Fast Fit Technology hosel system — Players have six adjustable options to dial in the loft of the driver in half-degree increments.

A Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec shaft — red, blue, or black — is standard.

“Season Two of the show yielded two amazing finalists; the Cortex and the Rozwell,”
said Tim Clarke, President of Wilson Golf. “Ulimately, the Cortex came out on top with
its clean, classic shape, overall consistent performance results from a wide range of
player testers, and steady sound across the entire face of the club. We are excited to get
this driver into the hands of players at all levels of the game.”

Hoffman presented his original concept to Wilson LABS, and the engineers chose if from hundreds of submissions. After a nearly two-year process of refining, Hoffman is the winner of a $250,000 grand prize and the inclusion of his creation in the Wilson Staff Line.

The Wilson Staff Cortex will retail for $499.99 and will be available in 9-, 10.5-, and 12-degree models.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Softest, most forgiving players cavity irons?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from moorebaseball, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their recommendations on soft and forgiving players cavity irons. A whole host of different irons get a mention in the thread, with Mizuno’s cavity irons proving to be one of the most popular choices amongst our members.

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.

  • jimb: “I haven’t hit anything better feeling than the 2013 Callaway X-Forged.”
  • deep18: “As others have said, JPX919 Tour. Players look but according to Mizuno’s data, slightly more forgiving than the AP3 and almost as forgiving as the MMC.”
  • elwhippy: “Mizuno will be the softest. Srixon a close second. I imagine the TM will be most forgiving. AP2s are very blade like in their performance. P760 goes very high and straight with DG 105 and 120 shafts.”
  • 300_Straight: “Wilson V6 Tour is also a great feeling iron from what I’ve heard. Never personally tested it, though. Any Srixon 7 or 9 series irons are very soft, as are most Mizunos, Callaway X Forged, etc.”

Entire Thread: “Softest, most forgiving players cavity irons?”

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