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Srixon Soft Feel golf ball review

Srixon Soft Feel golf ball review

What’s new? How much does it cost? And how does it perform? Nicola Slater brings you the low down on the Srixon Soft Feel golf ball

 

According to Srixon, the Soft Feel is designed to produce a soft and comfortable impact with every swing.

So how does the new Srixon Soft Feel perform? Find out in our 2023 Soft Feel golf ball review.

Srixon Soft Feel golf ball review: NCG Summary

5 star review
NCG SUMMARY

It’s hard to fault the Srixon Soft Feel as it does what it says on the tin. Provides soft feel, and through-the-bag performance at a lower price point.

PROS

  • Low compression
  • Reasonably priced
  • Soft feel

CONS

  • May not suit faster swinging players

First Impressions

Srixon Soft Feel balls have been around as long as I’ve been playing golf and I can’t really give a first impression as looks wise they haven’t really altered from what I can remember. The classic black Srixon logo with a number coloured according to the type of ball is very simple and effective. The Soft Feel is also offered in a yellow, with black writing.

Without getting too technical, the Srixon Soft Feel is a low-compression golf ball, having a compression of 60, meaning that it, should help those players with lower swing speeds get the ball speed that they need.

NCG Review

My driver tends to be my favourite club in my bag, give or take the odd round so it seemed fitting to start with it. Teeing it up with the Srixon Soft Feel looked good on the tee.

The feel off the club face was definitely a little softer than my usual Pro V1 x, but the softer feel was welcomed. I felt like they looked quite high off of the face than what I’m used to seeing but carry wise I can’t fault the numbers.

I moved onto 7 iron’s, and I found that the carry distance was around what I would typically expect. The spin also produced some very consistent and good numbers which are great. The launch was also incredibly consistent which is a real positive.

Off of the face, they certainly seemed a lot springer than my usual Pro V1 X, but I don’t mind this softer feel and would always take it over a ball that feels like a brick.

These pitch shots were completed in pretty muddy conditions so this must be taken into consideration. My launch angles are also usually on the higher side (I’m working on it), but that aside from the spin rate at an average of 3353 rpm is quite low.

If you’re a low handicapper who requires spin to hold the ball then this probably isn’t best suited for you. But, this ball would work better for those mid to higher handicappers who aren’t looking for vast amount of spin.

Overall, this isn’t the ball for me but for those looking for something a little softer off the face and on the wallet this is a great option.

Srixon Soft Feel golf ball review: The Details

Available: Now

RRP: £19.99

How do we test golf balls?

At National Club Golfer, we are passionate about producing accurate and thorough reviews and make sure our testing process is rigorous so we get a good understanding of how each club performs.

We headed to Woodhall Spa Golf Club to allow us to collect launch monitor data with our in-house TrackMan and Flightscope. We tested each golf ball on the putting surface and around the greens before collecting data on 50-yard pitch shots, with a 7-iron and with a driver.

What to consider when buying a new golf ball?

Feel

Golf ball feel is a personal preference. Different balls on the market will feel softer or firmer depending on their compression and structure. It is crucial to test balls when putting, chipping and hitting long game shots to check you like the performance across all areas.

Distance

How far you want to hit the golf ball is a crucial consideration when picking a brand and model. Getting the right compression relative to your swing speed and strike will help you get the maximum distance out of a golf ball. You also need to consider if getting maximum distance is important to you or if you would rather give up some yardage to gain in other areas.

Spin

Generally, lower handicappers are looking for a ball that spins more so they can get more control around the greens. In this case, getting a ball with a urethane cover is really important as it will give you the most spin and control.

Price

Not everyone wants to spend £50 a dozen on golf balls. When picking the right golf ball for you, you should consider how much you want to spend relative to what performance you want.

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Nicola Slater

Nicola Slater

Nicola recently graduated from Stirling University where she studied Sports Studies, she wrote her dissertation on barriers to participation for women in golf.
Nicola plays her golf at Hickleton Golf Club and has recently started her professional career on the LET Access Tour. Having played for Yorkshire Ladies and has represented England at junior and senior level.

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