The cheapest ball in Titleist’s 2022 ball line-up is the Titleist TruFeel.
Incorrectly, many golfers (including myself before I started testing for Golfalot) may think that the cheaper the ball in price, the harder the ball in feel, but you’re about to find out why that is not always the case.
The TruFeel is said to be ultrasoft but still long in distance with a good feel around the green - which all sounds brilliant, doesn't it?
To achieve this, Titleist has made the core of the two-piece TruFeel 2022 ball larger at 1.6 inches. The ball is then said to offer extra distance, which has been added through a new type of faster rubber in the TruTouch core material.
The 2022 Titleist TruFlex cover is thinner than ever before, making it the softest ball the company sells. There is the same spherically-tiled 376 tetrahedral dimple design from the previous 2019 TruFeel iteration, which is 26 more than the Velocity.
It is available in White, Yellow and Matte Red (red is a lucky colour in Asia so this ball sells well in that market).
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Titleist TruFeel 2022 Golf Ball Review
The TruFeel doesn’t look premium when compared to a Pro V1 or a maybe even a Titleist Tour Speed, it has a shinier look and the ball looks a little bigger for it. Some golfers may find that this will give them confidence subconsciously.
The alignment aid has been slightly updated from the 2019 TruFeel iteration, instead of four red lines, you now have six. It’s quite a unique design and will suit some golfers who like the idea of getting that extra help. The design idea was originally conceived based on feedback and results from the ‘My Titleist’ ball customiser, golfers may disagree but is it not just a personalised design feature rather than an actual alignment aid?
Compared to the Velocity, the TruFeel is noticeably less ‘clicky’ when handling the ball around the practice ground, it therefore had a much quieter sound during impact with irons and the driver.
If the loud sound of a golf ball is something that bothers you then the TruFeel could be the ball to go for – it feels good.
Control around the greens with the TruFeel was also impressive, you’re not going to get tonnes of spin but you will have a nice amount of control and a soft feel.
During testing and analysing the data from the Flighscope Mevo Plus+ Launch Monitor , I found that the TruFeel was higher spinning than other Titleist balls in the 2022 line-up when using driver but lower spinning when using the 7 iron, however not as low spinning as the Titleist Velocity ball.
I also found that I had a higher ball flight when compared to the Pro V1x. The main shock for me however was that the TruFeel ball flew one club longer than the Pro V1x in my irons which made me think that given my swing speed - it suited my iron game. When testing with my driver, the data was the same.
Around the greens, I hit various pitch and chip shots inside 50 yards, directly comparing its feel again to the likes of the Velocity, Tour Soft and Tour Speed balls. I was impressed.
The feel around the greens was nice and a lot softer than the Velocity, I wasn’t getting loads of spin and check but it did feel as if I had control over the strike. For its price of £24 per dozen this ball really impressed me.
Titleist TruFeel 2022 Golf Ball Verdict
I found the Titleist Trufeel to be a delight. If you want some feel around the greens and more spin in your shots so the ball stays in the air for longer, you have it right here for just £2 per ball.
It was obvious in its looks and feel in my hand that it was a much cheaper, less premium ball than the likes of the Pro V1 – this is clearly a cheaper, two-piece ball but having said that, the performance wasn’t much different in my long game - in fact it was better.
Having done some other research on how the TruFeel ball performs when hit with greater speed than I can produce, the findings are that it loses distance. My swing speed with driver however is 92 mph, so it wasn’t the case with my numbers – I got all the gains and none of the drop offs.
If this sounds like you, then given its value for money, the TruFeel just has to be in your testing list.
Who Should Use Them?
The TruFeel will be perfect for golfers with slower swing speeds (below 95mph) who are looking to combine a soft feel, with enough spin to keep the ball in the air for longer with the longer clubs. The TruFeel will really help out players who don’t have high enough swing speeds for this.
Would I Use Them?
Yes, the gains for me are plain to see in the long game, however with some extensive testing against the Pro V1x, I think my short game may suffer without the extra feel and spin.
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