Test Balls

Hi all, Well I feel a bit guilty length of time Ive taken to get this feedback into print.

I received two sleeves of test balls in Oct 13 & didnt get to test them until Nove 13 & later due to the terrible weather we been having.

Well the two sleeves were 1 being RED numbered & the other being BLACK numbered, so am guessing they were s standard playing spec & premium spec respectively.

The days in question for testing were very much the same, ie the best weather I could get. Temp 8 degrees, Wind gusting 8-10mph, Overcast, Dry. Course very wet so no run on ball, Greens soft holding but slick around 9/10 stimp speed.

I found them absolutely great to play with, really nice strike feel off the club face, good feel when chipping as tho its holding the face until you release it for the green. Distance wise I found the RED numbered balls better for myself personally which aligns with my general selection in Titleist balls ie NXT rather than Pro V. Mind you I do like the Pro V x series. 

Anyway my general thoughts & feelings on these test balls were good, pref towards the RED nembered but both had good feel for playing.

Hope this is of help, looking forward to trying them in the Summer!! Whats that you say, well its when its warm & dry & the Sun is out phew

 

Was that 8 degrees (C) or (F)?  If Fahrenheit, ....I'm impressed.  8 (C) is already unpleasant (47-48 F).

The testers seemed to feel the red is the new NXT Tour.

how does one get on a list to receive test balls??

WOW! I"M JEALOUS! YOU GOT TWO TO TEST AND I GOT NONE THIS YEAR.  I HOPE YOU HAD FUN BECAUSE IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE THAT HAPPEN BAD WEATHER OR NOT

It has been a while since I received golf balls for assessment. That is such a privilege. Hope I get on that list again, with winter racing to a close.

JAMES S

WOW! I"M JEALOUS! YOU GOT TWO TO TEST AND I GOT NONE THIS YEAR.  I HOPE YOU HAD FUN BECAUSE IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE THAT HAPPEN BAD WEATHER OR NOT

Crazy winter here 18-24 inches of snow on the ground and 4-6 more coming this weekend. I hope I can still swing a club after swinging this shovel. Much needed trip scheduled with 3 buddies to Hilton Head Island end of April can't get here fast enough. Looking forward to hitting my Titleist.

Which test ball (red or black numbers) is not very clear.   In one of the other "test ball"  discussions, I was told the black is NXT Tour and the red Pro V.   I really wish we could know for sure.   I loved the black numbered balls I tested.   If they are the Pro V, it is a bit out of my price range but I might be willing to try a dozen anyway.  

Good for you... I;m only willing to play at 45 (F) or better!

 

My test balls were great. Very good feel and distance was better. I play the NXT tour
Hi Roy W. I got a sleeve of balls with the black 1 and loved them. Since I had listed bstone E6's as my favorite on my profile, I assumed Titleist would send something close for me to compare. Now on seeing the new advertising for the NEW NXT's it is interesting that the RED is the Tour NXT color and black is the color of the NXT Soft. Also, note that the word Titleist on your test ball is slightly larger that the same word on Prov's, etc. as is Titleist on the NXT series. Altho, the new NXT's are available now, it will be a long time before I can buy and compare balls to test my theory since there must be close to 30 inches of snow in my back yard. Anyway, if my guess is correct, I'll be happy to switch to Titleist. Thanks

I was lucky to get a test sleeve but had a chance to test them whilst it was warmer than 8*!

Then again maybe they wanted info on the balls is really cold weather ?

I would LOVE to ball test again , I showed and talk to everyone I played with ! They all really like it , and I would let them play a hole with one . p.s the only ball in golf !

Was it possible to tell the type of balls you had by the feel of the cover and dimple patterns in the 2 types of balls?  I love the Pro V1x balls and use them in my tournament play but use the Velocity balls in practice due to the difference in cost.

yes i would love to know how to git test balls as well i have been a loyal titleist guy since i started in 07, so please send me some balls or clubs to test. thank you;;

I was sent the sleeve with black numbers also and tested them against what I normally use (NXT Tour for warmer weather and Velocity for cooler weather). The first time on tee box with new ball was with temperatures in low 50s and I didn't really expect ball to perform well, but crushed my drive and it surprised me and the other three in my foursome.  Ball just felt good. Same thing happened on second drive and when I didn't screw up my drive (I am a 16 Handicap and 76 years old) on most of the rest of the round.  I found ball to be responsive in short game as well, and that day I had the best round of the fall, more like my summer play where temperature and wind aren't a problem

I tested balls for the next two weeks, often alternately hitting the test ball and my NXT or my Velocity depending upon the temperature that day. My conclusion was that this test ball was a huge improvement and I was anxious to see the results posted so that I could buy this ball for my use. When Titleist sent out notices of new improved balls I sent inquiry to them and, referring to my glowing report, asking them which ball I had tested.  They replied to my email with a name and telephone number to call.  I did that and found that my test ball was the new NXT Tour S.  Rep said that those with black numbers were NXTs and those with with red numbers were DT Solo.

When you buy, make sure sleeve or carton says 2014 and specifically says NXT Tour S. Otherwise, you may be  buying last years ball.

Team titleist randomly selects team titleist members is my best guess. I received them last year and it was a great experience. The only problem is like the one guy said above he got his in October. If you live in the northeast that limits the number of "good" golf days. I would love to test a ball or two when it's nice out. It's a pretty cool feeling when you're playing a ball stamped with "test" on the side!