Sweet Stuff

Golf Vacations - - Contents - by Terry Ross

With an em­pha­sis on the short game, Titleist has just re­leased prob­a­bly its soft­est golf ball yet with a low com­pres­sion core that makes for more con­trol around the green. The Titleist DT TruSoft ball is the lat­est in the ven­er­a­ble DT line of golf balls and re­places the DT SoLo with a bet­ter prod­uct that not only of­fers dis­tance but of­fers ex­cep­tional spin and feel around the greens—even com­ing out of the rough or chip­ping. It is some­what rem­i­nis­cent of the feel of the old balata golf balls of years ago—but with space age de­sign.

It is de­signed with a fast, very low com­pres­sion core and soft pure ionomer cover--the soft­est core con­struc­tion and ionomer cover blend Titleist has ever used. The new core and cover work to­gether to pro­vide a uniquely soft feel and sound on ev­ery shot, while de­liv­er­ing very low spin in the long game for con­sis­tently long dis­tance and re­li­able short game spin for playa­bil­ity into and around the green. A 376 tetra­he­dral dim­ple de­sign en­sures an aero­dy­nam­i­cally con­sis­tent flight.

“DT TruSoft is the lat­est gen­er­a­tion of Titleist’s soft com­pres­sion core and cover tech­nol­ogy. In each of our past three in­tro­duc­tions of DT mod­els, we have con­tin­ued to pro­vide golfers with softer and softer feel,” said Michael Ma­honey, Di­rec­tor of Titleist Golf Ball Prod­uct Man­age­ment. “Through our ex­ten­sive test­ing with golfers, we know there is a grow­ing in­ter­est for ex­tremely soft feel, yet th­ese golfers still want per­for­mance into and around the green. DT TruSoft rep­re­sents the best com­bi­na­tion of very soft feel and the al­laround per­for­mance of dis­tance and playa­bil­ity you ex­pect from a Titleist golf ball. “DT TruSoft is sig­nif­i­cantly softer than DT SoLo, which was al­ready the soft­est com­pres­sion golf ball in our line and ex­ceeds the per­for­mance of other prod­ucts in this cat­e­gory as many of our com­peti­tors sac­ri­fice either short game spin or dis­tance.”

The stop­ping power on the greens with this new ball is im­pres­sive, as is the con­sis­tent dis­tance de­spite the fact that it is a low­com­pres­sion, soft golf ball.

“This is the soft­est, best per­form­ing DT model we’ve ever made,” said Matt Hogge, Titleist Golf Ball R&D’s Di­rec­tor of Prod­uct Im­ple­men­ta­tion. “We’ve bal­anced our core and cover com­bi­na­tion to de­liver a great feel­ing ball with per­for­mance on ev­ery type of shot. When it comes to mak­ing low com­pres­sion golf balls, what’s of­ten sac­ri­ficed is spin per­for­mance on shots into the green. Any shot to the green with­out suf­fi­cient spin will hit and re­lease quickly, mak­ing it ex­tremely dif­fi­cult to stop the ball close to the hole or hold the green. There is clearly a point of di­min­ish­ing re­turns. We’ve moved away from that trend with DT TruSoft by main­tain­ing re­ally good short game spin rel­a­tive to those prod­ucts.

“We’ve learned a lot from our ex­pe­ri­ence over the years with very low com­pres­sion core tech­nol­ogy, which we’ve used in the cen­ters of our dual core prod­ucts,” Hogge said. “We know how to make the for­mu­la­tions and man­u­fac­ture them con­sis­tently, so that ev­ery DT TruSoft feels and per­forms the same ev­ery time you tee it up.”

DT TruSoft mod­els are avail­able in white and op­tic yel­low col­ors with play num­bers 1-4. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Titleist DT TruSoft ball: www.titleist.com

Try­ing to per­fect one’s putting stroke can be one of the most mad­den­ing things about the game of golf. It looks like the eas­i­est stroke there is, but it is a part of the game that con­founds even the best play­ers in the world.

For those that are se­ri­ous about im­prov­ing this all-im­por­tant scor­ing shot, the PT-30 Putting Trainer by Voice Cad­die is a sim­ple yet ef­fec­tive de­vice that can re­ally help de­velop a bet­ter putting stroke.

This small elec­tronic de­vice—about the size of a small candy bar—snaps eas­ily on the shaft of the put­ter and gives real-time anal­y­sis on each and ev­ery stroke dur­ing a prac­tice les­son or when fit­ting for a new put­ter.

It is ad­justable for a va­ri­ety of green speeds and gives the putting dis­tance for each shot, the put­ter face an­gle and the putting time and tempo—all good feed­back for se­ri­ous prac­tice.

The beauty of this de­vice is that it is small, easy to use and needs no cer­tain brand of phone or app to read the re­sults of your prac­tice ses­sion—sim­ple the way it should be. Just look down at your put­ter shaft for the in­stant feed­back.

The PT-30 shows the dis­tance of your putt—or if prac­tic­ing with lim­ited space—how far your putt would have gone. It tells if the put­ter face is straight, closed or open at im­pact and by how many de­grees--and it tells you if you pushed or pulled the putt. It also

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