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