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Expert Review: Titleist TruFeel Golf Balls

Published on 03/28/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in July of 2022 and used for 30 days.
Jeremy Brown, Golf Expert
By Golf Expert Jeremy Brown

All photos courtesy of Jeremy Brown

About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in July of 2022 and used for 30 days.

My take

Titleist TruFeel Golf Balls are an excellent, low-cost option for a soft, all-around high-quality golf ball for beginner and intermediate golfers, or anyone seeking an inexpensive ball from a premium brand.

About the golf ball I own

  • Model: 2022 Titleist TruFeel Golf Ball
  • Color: White

About me

  • Average score: 80
  • Handicap: 9
  • Experience: 4 years of golf
  • Right/Left-handed: Right-handed
  • Typical shot shape: Straight or fade
  • Typical trajectory: Mid to high
  • Club swing speed: 100mph with driver

Test conditions

  • When I bought this: July 2022
  • Days tested: 30
  • Where I’ve used it: Practice green, Brookledge Golf Club, Boulder Creek Golf Club
  • Weather and wind conditions: Everything from warm, dry days to cool wind and rain
  • Turf conditions: Bent grass
  • Green speeds: 9–11

How it performs

Greenside Spin

What I was looking for

I wanted an inexpensive ball to practice with out of bunkers and around the green. I needed a ball with a good level of responsiveness and a high-quality cover that would hold up to a lot of practice.

Why I chose this golf ball

I chose this golf ball mostly because I trust the Titleist brand to produce high-quality golf balls. However, I considered similar options like the Bridgestone e6 Soft and TaylorMade Soft Response. I love the TruFeel ball a bit more for its superior build quality, cover durability, and added control.

What I love about it

  • Feel: I notice great feel on all different types of shots. This ball is particularly soft on full shots where, when struck properly, it feels like hitting nothing at all. Around the green, I can almost feel the grooves of my wedge bite into the cover—but I never notice any pieces of cover flaking off.
  • Green Spin: This ball produces very high spin for a low-cost option. It is responsive and controllable around the green, allowing me to access tight hole locations and stop the ball quickly on the green on full shots and around the green.
  • Durability: In my opinion, durability is probably the strongest quality of this ball. After a lot of bunker and short-game shots, the cover cleans up just as well as a ProV1 or TP5 and can seemingly go a round or two undamaged with normal use—which is impressive at this price range. I never notice any cover flaking, scuff marks, or stains from normal use.
  • Color: The glossy white color and red TruFeel graphic are high-quality and easy to find among grasses.

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Distance: With this ball, there is a bit of a drop off in distance (~5%) when compared to more premium options like Titleist ProV1 and Bridgestone Tour B RX, but it is still playable. Club choice is affected a bit because of this, so I need to account for being half a club shorter on full shots.

Best shot with this golf ball:

I’ve hit some great short-game shots with this ball, but nothing compares to my near hole-in-one on the 17th hole island green at Boulder Creek Golf Club. From a 30-yard elevated tee, 112 yards to an island green, I pulled my 52° and hit what may have been the purest shot of my life. The ball lands one foot left of the center-right pin, bounces forward, and spins back across the hole. A birdie will never break my heart, but that ball had eyes for the cup.

Value for the money vs. other options

Distance is the main trade-off with these balls. As with pretty much all less-than-premium options, one loses between 5–10% of carry distance. But with great feel, spin, and durability, this ball stacks up and edges out similar balls like Bridgestone e6 Soft and TaylorMade Soft Response. I believe this is the best all-around choice in the ~$25 per dozen price point.

Final verdict

This is an excellent ball. It unlocks premium spin, durability, and control capabilities at a more accessible price point. For those who have never played a Titleist ball, this would be a good one to try.

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