Titleist Tour Speed Ball Revealed

All the details on Titleist's new Tour Speed golf ball

Titleist Tour Speed Ball Review

Titleist claims its new Tour Speed ball, with its three-piece construction and urethane cover, is the fastest, best-performing golf ball in its category

Titleist Tour Speed Ball Revealed

Titleist is set to introduce the new Tour Speed golf ball, claiming to be the fastest, best-performing golf ball in its category.

Tour Speed is a three-piece design, delivering a combination of distance in the long game and precise short game scoring control.

It features a new high-speed core formulation, combined with a fast ionomer casing layer, contributing to increased speed and low long game spin for maximum distance.

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Some of this distance also comes from the new 346 quadrilateral dipyramid dimple design that provides penetrating flight with tight dispersion.

It also boasts a proprietary thermoplastic urethane (TPU) cover specifically formulated by R&D chemists, generating greenside spin for short game scoring control with soft feel. A new arrow-based sidestamp design looks to help with alignment in the greens.

Titleist conducted a three-month R&D market test in the United States and Canada with the experimental golf ball EXP•01, a prototype created during the development process for what has now become Tour Speed, as well as a performance study of amateur golfers evaluating Tour Speed prototypes versus a wide range of current Titleist and competitive golf ball models.

“Our golf ball scientists and engineers have gone to extraordinary lengths in the development of Tour Speed – testing numerous core formulations and aerodynamic patterns, while formulating and analysing hundreds of TPU cover blends,” Michael Mahoney, Vice President of Golf Ball Marketing for Titleist, told GM.

“We have made every investment necessary in these new technologies, including a significant expansion of our manufacturing facility and process.”

It looks like the Tour Speed will sit within Titleist's range under the Pro V1, Pro V1x and AVX and above Tour Soft in terms of all-round performance.

The new Titleist Tour Speed is available to purchase from September 11th with an RRP of £40 per dozen.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x