Wilson DX2 Soft ball

Wilson DX2 Soft Balls
Wilson DX2 Soft Balls
Golf Monthly Verdict

The DX2 Soft ball has been improved to deliver superb overall performance at this mid-level price point.

Reasons to buy
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    The feel off the putter face is incredibly soft, more like a premium urethane cover ball. What is also impressive is that the soft feel is achieved without sacrificing the durability on offer. The cover lasted a full round without cutting up, even when hitting pitch shots with relatively new wedges.

Reasons to avoid
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    The soft feel on offer doesn’t mean you should expect the sort of short-game spin that more premium balls provide on shots into the green. While spin was comparable with other balls at this price point, the DX2 Soft won’t stop as quickly as top-of-the-range designs.

The Golf Monthly test team review the Wilson Staff DX2 Soft golf ball, which is said to deliver all-round performance at a competitive price.

Wilson DX2 Soft ball review

Key technology With a compression of 29, the new Wilson Staff DX2 Soft is the lowest compression ball on the market, which should give it a soft feel at impact, particularly with the short clubs. It’s 25 per cent softer than the previous DX2 Soft ball, and is designed to offer more short- game control. The two-piece construction provides minimal spin when hit with a driver to help improve accuracy, while the cover should aid the ball to fly higher when hit with longer clubs in the bag. The new ball is available in white or high-visibility yellow.

Will suit Those after a soft feel, but who don’t want to pay premium prices.

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 87 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 3.8.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x