I have to admit, I was a bit worried when Srixon brought out the new AD333 because it's predecessor was great; after all, if it 'aint broke don't fix it.
What I found was a ball that delivered what it promised!
The big boast from Srixon is it's ultra thin cover so we tried the old and the new ball side-by-side to feel if there was any difference. Almost instantly I picked up on the softer feel off the putter face from the new ball, which has always been a criticism of the AD333 from some players.
Hitting shots around the green showed similar results: no, the ball does not check up and spin gracefully back towards the pin like a z-star but it did stop shorter than I expected and there was some welcome control with the more delicate chip shots.
Finally, came the driver test. Again, l gained between 5-15 yards with the driver but the most surprising thing for me was the reduced dispersion pattern. The larger core means the ball is likely to reduce side spin so any hooked or sliced shots with the driver won't be as severely penalised.
My opinion: I think this is a great ball and truly does deliver on its promises. Anyone who currently uses an AD333 won't be disappointed with the Srixon AD333 2012 Golf Ball and anyone who wants to try them should seriously consider it, and will probably save about £10 on the nearest alternative.