Trust Bison X Golf Ball Review

In this Trust Bison X golf ball review, we test all areas of performance from tee-to-green

Trust Bison X Golf Ball Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

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.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Good distance in the long game

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    Impressive mid-iron stopping power

Reasons to avoid
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    Firm feel

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    Shimmery finish is unusual in this category

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.

Trust Bison X at address

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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. 

Trust Bison X v Srixon Q Star Diamond

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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.

Neil Tappin
Neil Tappin

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 TSi2 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