Titleist AVX VS. Titleist Tour Soft Golf Balls Comparison Overview
Titleist makes some great-feeling soft balls that typically belie the feel to produce great short-game performance. This is evident in both the Titleist Tour Soft and the AVX balls. However, when it comes to short-game performance, one of these balls certainly stands above the other.
Today we are going to be telling you about our experience testing the Titleist Tour Soft balls and the Titleist AVX balls side-by-side.
Titleist AVX Balls Overview
The AVX balls felt amazing with our irons – all of them. From the 3 iron to the wedges, we loved the feel and performance of these balls.
To start out with, the AVX balls don’t just feature your average urethane cover. Urethane is the material we prefer for almost all our balls. Titleist went above and beyond by making the AVX balls with a cast urethane cover which reacts even hotter off the iron face.
This gives them very high spin rates with the short irons. With the longer irons, the AVX’s don’t spin nearly as much. This is great news for players who get most of their distance off the deck but who still want a ball that will be highly workable around the green.
The AVX balls also keep spin low off the driver face while imparting a very soft feel – even softer than the Titleist Tour Soft balls.
Titleist Tour Soft Golf Balls Overview
The Titleist Tour Soft golf balls have a 2-piece design which, like the AVX balls does a good job of limiting long-game spin.
The first knock we had against these balls was the ionomer cover which is in line with the soft feel of these balls but is clearly the inferior cover material.
Feel around the green was greatly reduced with these balls and even our low handicap testers were having trouble placing the ball where they wanted on the green. These balls also don’t spin as much near the green on short approaches which may be a problem for some players.
If you naturally produce a lot of spin with your shorter irons though, you should feel right at home with these balls.
The Titleist Tour Soft balls also launch a bit lower than the AVX balls but the main point here is that the Titleist AVX’s perform significantly better on the green (chips, short approaches and even putts) than the Titleist Tour Soft balls.