SRIXON AD333 TOUR
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Designed for skilled golfers with moderate swing speeds who want the performance and feel of a tour ball. A lower compression lets golfers achieve optimal distance on full shots. A urethane cover and Spin Skin (like Srixon’s Z-star) generates spin and control.
A tour ball that’s optimised for average swing speeds, and unlike some the AD333 Tour’s not gone chasing low compression at all costs. A 72 compression means the Tour feels firm enough with a driver and irons, but soft enough to offer excellent feedback within the short game and on the green. It’s no slouch when it comes to distance, either, recording a carry distance within five yards of the longest on test (the distanceorientated Titleist Velocity). Feels great off
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Ionomer White, yellow
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only a wedge, though spin was a little down.
You won’t find much in golf that’s less expensive this year than last. Srixon, though, have dropped the Tour’s price for 2018. We’d say it’s a perfect ball
Srixon say while competitor ionomer balls offer similar distance on full shots as the AD333, their ball distinguishes itself with excellent greenside control, thanks to Spin Skin technology. for golfers who like the feel of a tour ball, but don’t quite own the swing speed needed to compress one fully. A lovely “normal” feel throughout the bag will win over golfers not sold on softer balls.
Over the last 15 years the AD333 has carved out a fond place among many club golfers, and we can see why based on its solid across-theboard performance. A great ball for greedy golfers who insist on stacking everything in their favour. A driver ball speed within 2mph of the fastest on test means the AD333 is powerful; backspin was a little higher which robbed our test pro of a few yards, but wedge backspin was the second highest on test which is incredible for a two-piece golf ball. Our test pro said the AD333 offered an almost perfect blend of high energy from the tee and good backspin with the wedges, and all at a brilliant price.
A very well-rounded, reasonably priced golf ball that comes with an excellent pedigree for tons of normal golfers. Ideally positioned to perform for a wide range of swing speeds. The solid sound but soft feel is well suited to players who don’t want to join the march towards low-compression balls.