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About a year ago, I went out and bought a whole new set of golf clubs as I wanted to dedicate some more time to playing and also to try and improve my game significantly. I bought some new irons, a new driver and a new putter. I had plenty of vouchers for the golf store and after purchasing all of my new equipment, I still had some left over. I realised that I needed some golf balls so I asked the advisor for some help. I wasn't sure what to choose as there is so much difference in price between balls.
My handicap isn't fantastic (I play off 18) so I was recommended a ball that gives plenty of distance from the tee but also gives a bit of feel around the greens. The advisor recommended the Srixon AD333 as the perfect ball for me - he had used it himself (he was a mid-range handicapper) and said it is one of the best distance balls for feel with both chipping and putting and also the best value for money versus similar balls (a box of 12 balls came in at £14.99 which was reasonable compared to its competitors) The balls come in both white and yellow, depending on your preference. The dozen box comes in four sleeves, with each sleeve of three having numbers 1-4 for ball identification.
For the next six months whilst playing and practising, I fell in love with the AD333. The ball gives as much distance as you would expect, but it gives more feel from 100 yards in that I have ever felt with any distance ball. I use a heavy, wide odyssey putter and there were some rounds where I knew if I got the ball within ten feet of the pin that I would have a great chance of making the putt - this was purely down to the confidence I had from the feel of the ball against the putter. Fantastic. I didn't always make the putts by the way! I really did get a lot of confidence from this as putting was never something I considered a strong point.
This ball is excellent value for money for the 16-24 handicapper wanting to improve their game. Srixon market this ball as their main distance ball. One of my golfing buddies swears by the Srixon Z star ball (Srixon's answer to the Pro V1) and this ball is ideal for any golfer progressing down to a 4-16 handicap as it gives you way for feel around the greens. It also comes in at £34.99 per dozen, which is £10-£15 cheaper than the Pro V1.
Overall, I would recommend Srixon balls to any golfer of any handicap. It's not one of the biggest names out there in golf but the quality is there for all to see. Great value and a great ball!
The new Srixon AD 333 features a brand new, proprietary Rabalon elastomer cover material that is 25% more resilient than ionomer yet softer. It provides tremendous initial velocity with greenside playability and soft feel. The 333 aerodynamic dimple pattern improves low-speed lift for greater carry and a shallow angle of descent for more roll and overall distance. The Energetic Gradient Growth core delivers optimal high launch angle and low spin launch conditions.