Martin Hopley
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Softness is a key word in golf ball design at present and Srixon has really gone for it by naming their softest ball ever the UltiSoft.

Srixon UltiSoft Golf Ball

This two piece ball uses a new core to keep the compression at 40 and deliver a soft feel on and around the greens.

Srixon UltiSoft Golf Ball

There is not much sound feed back when you are chipping and putting with the UltiSoft and, especially if you are using an insert putter, you will need to give it a firm stroke.

Srixon UltiSoft Golf Ball

As I discovered in my Srixon ball interview with Jeff Brunski the aim of the UltiSoft is to create a soft feeling ball with good distance for slow swing speed players.

Srixon UltiSoft Golf Ball

I did some testing on SkyTrak and with my reasonably high swing speed the UltiSoft was shorter than a market leading premium tour ball.

However the UltiSoft is for sub-90mph swings rather than my supersonic blur and compared to the slightly firmer Srixon AD333 Tour golf ball you can see that it fared well.

Srixon UltiSoft Golf Ball

This does not mean that it is better or worse, it just depends on your swing speed whether one will be better for you than another and slower swing speeds may well give the opposite result.

Srixon UltiSoft Golf Ball

With a wedge the results were the other way round as the extra compression at impact gives it that extra edge over the firmer AD333 Tour at the lower swing speed of a short iron.

Srixon UltiSoft Golf Ball

Part of this is down to the ionomer based cover, which provides a little more distance than the thinner urethane cover of the AD333 Tour.

Srixon AD333 Tour & UltiSoft Golf Balls

The UltiSoft cover held up pretty well to some hard treatment from my wedges and whilst the feel was very soft, the UltiSoft is a quality ball that offers good value and performance for slower swing speed players.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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Srixon UltiSoft Golf Ball - Product Details

Launch UK30 March 2016
Launch USA30 March 2016
Launch RRP£32
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens
Ball Construction2-Piece
SpinLow
Ball FeelSoft
Colour OptionsWhite
Quantities3, 12
Manufacturer's WebsiteSrixon Website

User Reviews

June 2016

Fantastic ball for a 64 year old hcp 6.6 player. The feel around the green and putting is amazing. My new favourite ball (I've previously played AD333 Tour and NXT TourS).

April 2016

I have been trialling the Ultisoft for a few rounds and think that it is a good ball for what it says it does. As a senior with a slow speed I was interested in trialling it as I have been losing distance.

Driving, I seem to hit it a couple of yards further than other soft balls.

Putting is sublime of my Versa 7 putter and it feels great.

Chipping, the jury is out, as I don't seem to get any stop, and compared to a Callaway SuperSoft I need to drop the ball a lot shorter if I am not to overshoot the green! Maybe when the weather gets warmer it might improve!

It does feel really nice off the irons and has a slightly higher ball flight.

In the wind it keeps much straighter than a lot of balls.

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