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.
Do you play with Srixon AD333 golf balls? Feel free to leave your own comments below!