The Soft Feel 2018 ball is the 6th version of Srixon's franchise that aims to offer soft feel combined with control and distance off the tee.
The changes this time around a quite subtle with an ungraded dimple pattern that comprises of 338 dimples, up 14 on the previous Soft Feel 2016 model.
The aim is to combine with the Energetic Gradient Growth core to provide a better launch with less drag in order to improve the aerodynamics for more distance.
The ionomer cover is now also a little thinner too at 1.6mm to improve the feel and comes with green numbers and a slightly different side stamp on it.
The thinner cover is supposed to generate more spin on pitches and chips, but like most soft golf balls the low spin nature means that this may be improved, but it is still will not grab on the grass as much as a premium golf ball.
The compression is still 60, which is about medium to low these days so the sound off the wedge and putter does give you that soft feedback, as sound is primarily how you judge feel.
For those who want some colour in their life there is a choice of white or yellow versions.
And for the ladies, or men who are in touch with their female side, their version also comes in Pink.
To see how it compared I took the Soft Feel 2018 on GC2 against the other 2-piece balls in the Srixon range.
As you can see, with a 7-iron the soft feel was generating more spin than the softer Srixon UltiSoft 2016 golf ball, but less than the firmer and slightly more expensive Srixon AD333 2017 golf ball.
With the driver it was the same story, but at my 100 mph driver swing speed, you can see how I was losing distance as the ball gets softer.
Now this is perfectly normal as faster speed players need a firmer ball that does not compress as much, so really the Srixon Soft Feel is aimed at those with medium to slow swing speeds who want something that feels soft.
That maybe a personal preference, but I would not describe the AD333 as firm relative to some premium balls and it is the top selling two-piece ball in the UK (and known as Q-Star in USA). So for the little extra investment I would suggest trying this out against the Soft Feel and see which one works for you the best.