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