Product Type: Dunlop Golf
Newest Review: ... to compare Dunlop's offerings with the pricier 'feel' balls on the market - however, it's important to note that the Double Titanium is... more
Double titanium? doesn't feel like metal...
Member Name: JJJJ
Date: 25/09/11, updated on 25/09/11 (91 review reads)
Advantages: Great distance, Flies fairly straight, quite cheap
Disadvantages: Not much feel or spin
On my quest to test the majority of 'distance' golf balls on the market, today i'm looking at Dunlop's 'Double Titanium'. Designed to provide maximum distance from the tee, the twelve pack can be picked up for only £8.95 from amazon.co.uk.
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So let's start with the basics - is the Double Titanium really an ultimate yardage-gaining beast? In my experience, the balls *can* achieve an impressive distance from the driver - I found myself consistently hitting around ten yards further than the Dunlop LoCo balls that I often use. One of the frequent comments from Double Titanium users is that the ball flies straighter through the air than much of its competition - something which is great for beginners. What I can say is that using these balls certainly won't cure a slice or a hook, but there is noticeably less movement in the air. It should be pointed out that whilst newbies may appreciate less shape on the ball, experienced golfers who purposefully play a draw or a fade will want to look elsewhere.
Feel, Spin, and durability
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Softness isn't something which goes hand in hand with distance golf balls, and it would be futile to compare Dunlop's offerings with the pricier 'feel' balls on the market - however, it's important to note that the Double Titanium isn't awful. The balls feel perfectly fine when you're hitting a full iron shot - it's just putting which lets them down. The spin levels aren't great - they *will* stop on a receptive green from a full shot, but there's little grip from short range chips; this isn't a problem as long as you give yourself some time to adjust after using premium balls. Like many of the other hard balls on the market, the durability of the Double Titanium is high - the DuPont Surlyn titanium cover doesn't cut, meaning that (providing you don't lose it) you'll be able to use the same ball round after round.
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Overall, Dunlop Double Titanium balls offer the high handicap player an excellent amount of distance from their drives, but little else. There's not much to turn the heads of the lower handicap golfer, as both feel and spin levels are low - nevertheless, not a bad ball by any means if your intention is chasing yardage.
Summary: Another distance golf ball