Srixon Soft Feel Vs. Titleist Tour Soft Golf Balls Comparison Overview

Not getting the distance you need off the tee? While having a fast swing speed always helps the problem could be with your gear.

There are a lot of golfers out there who are using golf balls that are not spec’d for their play style.

This can result in a lot of frustration not just from the tee; but all over the course as well. To help you discover a ball that will work for you, we have put together the following comparison overview of two popular yet different golf balls.

Titleist Tour Soft Golf Balls Overview

The Titleist Tour Soft golf balls offer a good balance of distance off the tee and short game feel in a premium-grade ball.

We were a bit wary of these balls because they are touted as premium-grade but have a 2-layer design. We’re glad to say that most of our fears were allayed after testing them. First of all, off the deck these balls fly far.

Our testers (all of whom have swing speeds 100+ MPH) were able to get an average of 280 yards off the tee with these balls.

Off the deck the Tour Soft balls yielded similar distances. These balls have a large 1.6 inch core which does a great job of preserving energy from the club face and keeping spin rates low. They also compress nicely off the driver face.

Short game spin levels were a bit low but you still get good feedback and feel from these balls with your short irons and wedges.

Srixon Soft Feel Golf Balls Overview

The Srixon Soft Feel balls produced similar distance off the tee and had the same shortcomings as the Tour Soft balls around the green.

Some of our testers were getting max distances of 284 yards off the tee but the average distance hovered closer to 275 yards. So distance difference off the tee is negligible in our opinion.

The Srixon Soft Feel balls keep spin rates low on all clubs so they are about as workable as the Tour Soft balls around the green; which isn’t very.

The Srixon Soft Feel balls are firmer than the Tour Soft balls which we preferred. The launch on these balls was also higher.

It basically comes down to launch and feel with these balls. If you want higher launch and firmer feel, go with the Srixon Soft Feel balls. If you want a softer feel, try the Titleist Tour Soft balls.

Srixon Soft Feel Quick Facts

Compression: 60

Cover Material: Ionomer

How Many Pieces: 2

Core Material: Gradational core

Dimple Type: 338 Speed Dimple Pattern

Spin Level: Low long-game spin

Best Suited for: High handicappers looking for more distance off the tee

Titleist Tour Soft Quick Facts

Compression: 65

Cover Material: Ionomer

How Many Pieces: 2-Piece

Spin: Mid/Low

Core Material: Unknown

Dimple Type: Spherically Tile (342)

Performance Off the Tee

The Srixon Soft Feel balls performed very well off the tee, yielding our testers an average drive length of about 250 yards.

Performance from the Rough

This is where we were pleasantly surprised with the Srixon Soft Feel balls.

They have an impressive launch angle even if you aren’t really that great at being angle to work the ball.

This helps not only in the rough; but when you need to maximize carry distance and get over hazards and trees.

Performance from the Fairway

Again, the easy launch of these balls will be a great asset with your mid-irons off the deck.

Don’t expect a lot of spin from your shorter irons though.

Performance Off the Tee

The Titleist Tour Soft actually played quite long off the tee.

The larger core made sure that no energy was lost even on faster swings and the spin rate off the tee was much lower than around the greens too.

Performance from the Rough

This is where we struggled a bit with these balls.

The ionomer cover tends to bury itself in particularly tall rough.

Performance from the Fairway

The Titleist Tour Soft balls played pretty well from the fairway and gave pretty good bounce on long approaches, reacting well on the 2nd or 3rd bounce.

Srixon Soft Feel Selling Points

  • Substantial feel
  • Still pretty soft
  • Great for high handicappers
  • Good launch angles
  • Very affordable
  • Good ball speed

Srixon Soft Feel Cons

  • Low short game spin
  • Not great for faster swing speed players
  • Not very durable
  • Lacking help with roll

Titleist Tour Soft Selling Points

  • Large core
  • Good for fast swing speeds
  • Thin cover
  • Plays longer
  • Has a more premium feel
  • Good flight

Titleist Tour Soft Cons

  • More expensive
  • 2-piece design
  • Only available in 2 colors
  • Loses its line

Who are the Srixon Soft Feel Balls for?

These balls will work great for any high handicapper who wants to balance out the softness of their balls but still prioritize driver distance.

We really liked the fact that the Srixon Soft Feel balls were soft without feeling insubstantial. There is some concern about their durability; but that’s to be expected from a distance ball at this price point.

How are they with Short Irons?

While they are certainly lacking side spin and overall short-game control, the high launch will definitely be an advantage with your short irons and your wedges.

It’s easy to pop ‘em high and hang on to fast greens.

On the Green

You kind of have to strike them harder than you normally would with other balls to get the roll you need on longer putts.

Overall Rating: 93/100

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Who Are The Titleist Tour Soft Balls For?

The Titleist Tour Soft balls are truly premium category balls and would work best with single digit handicaps.

More importantly, if you are swinging around 95+ MPH from the tee then you will absolutely love these balls.

Even though they have a 2-piece construction and lack a urethane cover, they yield excellent distance with fast swings.

How Are They With Short Irons?

The feedback and response of the Titleist Tour Soft balls with short irons was comparable to that of the Bridgestone E12 Soft balls.

The cover is a bit thinner than the Bridegstone balls so you get excellent feel so long as your short irons are decent.

Whether you need to work the ball on a tricky green or bite down on a fast one with some back spin, you will find that the Titleist Tour Soft can accommodate.

On The Green

You will have to get used to the Titleist Tour Soft balls a bit on the green.

They have sort of the opposite problem that the Bridgestone E12 Soft balls have in that they make you work for it if you need extended roll.

Still, the other performance factors more than make up for this shortcoming.

Overall Rating: 95/100

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