Srixon Soft Feel Lady Golf Ball Review

In this Srixon Soft Feel Lady Golf Ball Review, Carly Frost takes a dozen to the golf course before giving her verdict on the performance

Srixon Soft Feel Lady Golf Ball Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

This popular ladies golf ball offers a super soft feel and decent spin control without compromising on distance. We loved everything from the packaging to the performance and the appealing price point.

Reasons to buy
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    Super soft feel on all shots

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    Helps rhythmic swingers boost distance

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    Cover seems to be fairly robust

Reasons to avoid
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    Not overly suitable for faster swing speeds

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    Putts require a firmer hit

The Srixon Soft Feel Lady is a golf ball that does exactly what it says on the packet - it offers a super soft feel like a knife sliding through butter. We spent a few hours rolling the Soft Feel Lady on practice greens and loved the responsive feel off the putter face. This is ideal if your greens roll quick and true, but with the greens a little slow and bumpy, as they were when we tested the Soft Feel Lady in January, we occasionally struggled to get long lag putts all the way up to the hole. That said, having to give your putts a little more oomph could lead to a more committed, positive stroke.

Lag putting the Soft Feel Lady is easier on faster greens

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Despite being named ‘Soft Feel’ this ball isn’t all about feel, it’s designed to boost distance too. Slice the ball in half and you’ll discover a Fast Layer Core similar to a caramel chocolate - soft in the centre and gradually firmer on the outside. This clever configuration works particularly hard to help increase your launch angle (height on your shots). If we’re honest, we’re only talking a few yards, but that’s the difference between carrying the trouble on a tough driving hole or catching the rough - a real game-changer. It’s a proven formula - this is the seventh generation of the Soft Feel Lady - a testament to the popularity of this ball.

The Srixon Soft Feel Lady is designed to boost driving distance

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Labelling a golf ball ‘Lady’ seems a little strange in this day and age. Should female golfers really only choose a ball that’s stamped with their gender? Does one style really fit all? In this instance, we feel that the pros outweigh the cons, as the Srixon Soft Feel Lady really is an excellent all-rounder. Even as a 3-handicapper, I enjoyed using it despite usually opting for one of the best premium golf balls. If you are a stronger lady golfer with a driver clubhead speed in excess of 90mph then you can read all about the other models in the Srixon golf ball range and find one to better suit your faster swing speed.

The Soft Feel Lady has a simple pink alignment line to help you aim your putter

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The dazzling pink packaging gives the Soft Feel real shelf appeal and most importantly makes it easy for ladies to spot. The ball itself just has a very simple Fuchsia pink alignment line to help you aim your putter precisely. This is definitely a trend we noticed when we reviewed our 'Best Golf Balls for Women' last year. 

In our opinion the only downside to playing the Srixon Soft Feel Lady is that it has a very thin cover. Although this improves spin control and feel on short iron approach shots, pitches, chips and sand shots, we found it did scuff easily. So while you might make it round all 18 holes without losing a ball it will probably end up going in the bottom pocket of your golf bag for the practice net after. Mind you, at only £25 a dozen, it’s affordable enough for us not to care! That's undoubtedly why it features highly in our guide to the Best Golf Gifts for Women.

Carly Frost
Carly Frost

Carly Frost is one of the golf industry’s best-known female writers, having worked for golf magazines for over 20 years. As a consistent three-handicapper who plays competitive club golf at Parkstone and the Isle of Purbeck courses in Dorset every week, Carly is well-versed in what lady golfers love. Her passion for golf and skill at writing combine to give her an unbeatable insight into the ladies game.  

Carly’s role at Golf Monthly is to help deliver thorough and accurate ladies equipment reviews, buying advice and comparisons to help you find exactly what you are looking for. So whether it’s the latest driver, set of irons, golf ball, pair of shoes or even an outfit, Carly will help you decide what to buy.
Over the years Carly has been fortunate to play some of the greatest courses in the world. Her view ‘from the ladies tee’ is invaluable. She ranks Sea Island, Georgia, USA, where she met her husband, world-renowned golf coach Dan Frost, among her favourite golf resorts. Their aptly-named eight-year-old son Hogan is already hitting the ball as far as Mum and will undoubtedly be a name to watch out for in the future.
Carly is a keen competitor and her list of golfing achievements are vast. She is a former winner of the South West of England Ladies Intermediate Championship, a three-time winner of the European Media Masters and she once beat an entire start-sheet of men to the title of Times Corporate World Golf Champion. She has played for both the Dorset and Surrey County Ladies first teams and is known for her excellent track record at matchplay.

Carly holds the ladies course record (68) at her home club Parkstone and her lowest competition round (seven-under-par 65) was carded in the pro-am of the Irish Ladies Open at Killeen Castle, playing alongside Solheim Cup superstar Anna Nordqvist. Although her current handicap index has crept up to 3.7 since Covid she has her sights firmly set on achieving that elusive scratch handicap and hopefully playing for her country when she’s 50.


Carly’s current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Callaway Epic Max, 10.5° 

Fairway wood: TaylorMade SIM2, 15° 

Hybrids: Titleist TS2, 19°, 21°, 24° 

Irons: Mizuno JPX900, 5-PW 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX, 52°, 56° and 58° 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5

Ball: 2021 Callaway Ladies SuperSoft