The Srixon AD333 golf ball is one of the more subtle brands of golf ball which promises the best of both worlds – excellent yardage coupled with a soft feel for those greenside shots.  Features of the 2-piece AD333 include the following:

  • A Srixon-unique Rabalon blended elastomer cover for greater resiliency
  • 333-dimple aerodynamic pattern, delivering further carry
  • Energetic Gradient Growth core for a soft feel

In my opinion, these golf balls feel similar to a Titleist Pro V1 off the face of the driver – it offers good feedback on a well-struck drive, and the ball flight does seem a little higher than others.  I didn’t experience any adverse effects on my driving distance though – catch one of these flush and you should expect it to max out around the top-end of your driving yardage.

On a couple of occasions (okay, maybe more than a couple…) I managed to slice the ball off the tee, but I think this was more to do with the fact that I was ‘test-driving’ the ball, and was keen to give it a 100% swing to see how it performed.  This isn’t a negative reflection of the ball, but an indication of my driving technique!  Overall, very happy with the distance the Srixon AD333 provides off the tee.

With an iron in my hand, the AD333 held up well, giving me a solid and sustained flight path on well-struck shots.  This ball feels very soft with a sweetly struck iron, which is what I look for in a golf ball, so I was very happy from 150 yards and in.  The ball sits down on the green quite happily – I found that with a 6 or 7 iron, upon landing it took a couple of bounces and trickled onwards, whereas with my shorter irons (kill zone!!) I was able to generate enough spin to make the ball sit down quickly.

On the green, the Srixon AD333 golf ball, for me at least, was a little bit of a disappointment, but this is purely because I prefer a little more feedback from a putt.  I just felt like it was a little too soft for my liking, but again, this boils down to personal preference.  If you prefer a soft feel with your putter, then you’ll enjoy putting with this ball.

On to durability then, and I am happy enough that Srixon have delivered where they said they would.  The ball holds up well after a round, with no obvious signs of damage over and above the usual scuffs that may appear.  So expect to use one of these balls for two or three rounds before you consign it to the practice bag.

Finally, the price – well, I enjoyed playing with these balls, much more so because they fall into the mid-price range.  You’d expect to pay around $25 for a dozen of these, which isn’t exactly breaking the bank for a ball which gives you solid distance and decent feel greenside.  I’m happy keeping a few of the Srixon AD333 golf balls in the bag for future use.

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The Srixon Distance golf ball has been designed with one thing in mind – power and distance off the tee.  It is aimed primarily at the golfer who seeks explosive distance off the tee, with a low-spin modelling which ensures longer and straighter drives.  And after playing a round of golf with two of these, I can vouch for Srixon.  This ball delivers exactly what it promises – the simply titled Srixon Distance gives the golfer exactly that – distance.

This power golf ball features the following key characteristics:

  • A cut-proof ionomer cover
  • A 432 dimple pattern for increased aerodynamic performance
  • An Energetic Gradient Growth core

This golf ball is incredibly durable – you’ll have a hard time cutting / scuffing up this ball.  I can usually scuff a ball up over the course of a round (I am a low-teens handicapper, so I don’t make perfect contact each time with each and every shot) but after playing 18 holes, the Srixon Distance golf ball was still in remarkably good shape.  A major plus.

This golf ball doesn’t have fantastic spin or feel greenside, which may not be the best formula for those lower handicapped / scratch golfers, but will definitely suit those who shoot scores of anything around the mid-80s and over.  I found it to be quite decent with regards to controlling my short irons into the green, and the feel of the golf ball on the dancefloor was actually quite decent.

In terms of value, you can pick up a dozen of these brand new balls for anything around $13 or $14 – an excellent price for those who prefer the type of ball where power and distance are the priorities on the golf course.

Overall, the Srixon Distance golf ball provides a low-cost alternative to other, more expensive power golf balls which may differ only slightly in terms of overall quality.  Definitely worth the cost of a pack to discover whether these balls are the ones you feel most comfortable with.

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