Srixon UltiSoft Review

Srixon UltiSoft review
The new Srixon UltiSoft golf ball
Golf Monthly Verdict

A cracking addition to the golf ball market, the Srixon UltiSoft is a very impressive all-round performer with a focus on short game feel.

Reasons to buy
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    For a two piece golf ball, this offers a great feel. It is also clearly well made so you can expect consistency of performance and good durability. We thought there was good levels of performance even for the faster swinger. Very solid performance in the mid-prce category.

Reasons to avoid
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    Don't expect any tangible spin around the greens - that didn't happen for us. Whilst the feel off the face of the wedge and putter is soft, the ball does roll out a few feet more than if you were using a urethane covered ball. The Srixon AD333 Tour ball is such a strong performer that for only a few pounds more, might appeal to more golfers.

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Golf Monthly's Neil Tappin headed out to the course at West Hill to provide an in-depth Srixon UltiSoft review. Will this new two piece design make it into your bag?

Srixon UltiSoft Review

Key Technology: This is the lowest compression and softest Srixon golf ball ever thanks to an innovative new core design that produces softer feel and maximises energy transfer at impact for more long game distance. This new low compression core also creates a higher launch angle and lower spin, resulting in straighter distance, which is further boosted by its 324 Speed Dimple pattern that reduces drag in flight to produce a penetrating trajectory. Designed specifically for golfers with low to mid swing speeds, it also features a thinner and soft Ionomer cover that enhances feel and control though the bag.

Full Srixon UltiSoft Review: We were pleased to hear that Srixon had plans to launch a brand new golf ball into the mid price-point end of the market. The new UltiSoft is aimed at the mid to high handicap player looking for a solid all round performer. In that regard the brand has certainly hit the brief. From long range, this offered a strong flight that actually didn't seem to spin too much (our tester is a faster swinger so this golf ball would not necessarily be quite right for him). Around the greens you really notice that soft feel, especially off the putter face. The only downside was that we tested this ball along side the new Srixon AD333 Tour ball - and this one, with its urethane cover, offers spectacular performance for just four pounds more per dozen.

The Srixon UltiSoft however, will not disappoint. The slower swinger will certainly notice the long game benefits and the short game feel is soft off the face, if lacking a little spin relative to more expensive options.

Will Suit: Premium golf balls are expensive and if you're looking for genuine performance without the hefty price-tag, the Srixon UltiSoft is well worth testing.

Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."

Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X