Srixon Soft Feel Vs. Titleist Velocity Golf Balls Comparison Overview
How much difference is there really between a golf ball that’s labeled “premium” and one that’s labeled “distance?”
A lot of people will point to how many layers the ball has and what the cover material is.
While these are valid points that affect the performance and flight of the ball, we wanted to see if there was anything more to it.
What exactly is the difference between a distance and premium ball? We found out by testing the Srixon Soft Feel balls against the Titleist Velocity balls.
Srixon Soft Feel Golf Balls Overview
The Srixon Soft Feel balls were the distance balls in this control test. They have a compression rating of 71 and 2-piece construction.
They also have an ionomer cover which detracts from the “soft” feel of these balls. While the Srixon Soft Feel balls aren’t the softest off the club face, they do produce a satisfying thud that let’s you know where you made contact.
The Srixon Soft Feel also produced very low spin off the tee, deck and with the short irons. This was a boon in the former situation, as our testers were able to get a max distance of about 270 yards with these balls off the tee. F
rom the rough, they suffered a little even though it’s easy to launch these balls.
Titleist Velocity Golf Balls Overview
The Titleist Velocity balls are mid compression balls with a 2-piece design. As you might imagine from the similar specs, the Velocity balls performed very similarly to the Srixon Soft Feel balls.
These are the “premium” balls we used inn our control test and we found that there was very little performance difference.
The main difference came off the tee. While the Velocity balls produced similar spin rates to the Srixon Soft Feel’s off the tee, the Velocity balls were flying an average of about 3 yards longer.
However, we feel this is a negligible difference considering you are likely to spend about $15 more for the Velocity balls than the Srixon Soft Feel balls.
The Velocity balls don’t spin very much at all so their short game performance is similar to that of the Srixon Soft Feel balls.
In this case at least, we found that there was almost no difference between the Srixon Soft Feel balls (distance category) and the Titleist Velocity balls (premium category).