For those after a less expensive urethane covered golf ball, the Trust Bison X performs particularly well in the long game while still offering good spin control into the greens.
Good distance in the long game
Impressive mid-iron stopping power
Shimmery finish is unusual in this category
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There are four golf balls in the Trust Bison range - all are designed with a urethane cover to offer golfers high levels of feel, spin control and durability. Crucially, they all come in at a fairly competitive price point of a little under £30 per dozen. In this video and article, we reveal how this ball performed during our testing.
Trust Bison X Golf Ball Review
The four options in the range are: the Bison Soft - that’s designed for players with driver swing speeds under 95 mph. The Bison V for golfers with driver swing speeds from 95 to 100 mph. The Bison X for speeds between 105 and 110 and the Bison XL for players with swing speeds over 110 mph.
I wanted to see how these balls performed so I ordered a dozen from Amazon of the Bison X (which would be best suited to my game) and tested them on a launch monitor and on the course to see whether they could be considered among the best golf balls on the market this year.
I’m going to start with the short game and in particular the feel. It is fair to say this is quite a firm feeling golf ball - something I noticed when chipping and putting. Whilst it was definitely firmer than I’d like, the spin control from 50 yards was impressive. At 6261 rpm, it spun more for me from this range than the likes of the TaylorMade Tour Response and the Wilson Triad (both mid-priced urethane covered balls) that I recently tested and only about 1000 rpm less than what I was able to get with the Titleist Pro V1x.
The performance from the 7-iron was also good. The numbers were fairly comparable to the Titleist Pro V1x. The Bison X was offering similar levels of spin and was only one yard shorter through the air.
Where this ball impressed me most was off the tee. Often if you drop down the price brackets, especially as a faster swinger, the ball can lack a little distance off the tee - something we found with the Kirkland Signature 2.0 golf ball. In my launch monitor testing the Titleist Pro V1x came out on top - spinning a little less and carrying around 10 yards further. But while I was testing this out on the course, the drop off in distance didn’t seem quite so big. My feeling is that this golf ball - as a mid priced urethane option - does offer strong performance in the long game. And that makes it a good all rounder.
The last thing to mention is the finish. As you can see from the image above, this ball has a shiny, shimmery look to it that I wasn’t a huge fan of. It stands out in terms of the look in comparison to other balls in this category. It wasn’t for me.
Other than that, I was impressed by the overall performance package on offer from the Trust Bison X golf ball. It is a worthy contender in the best mid priced golf balls category. With four different options in the range, golfers shouldn't need to make quite the same compromises over long and short game performance as with other options at this price.
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