Titleist NXT Original, No Longer Made, But Still A Good Golf Ball
Written: Aug 15, 2012 (Updated Aug 15, 2012)
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:You won't see the Titleist NXT on the PGA tour, but fine for average golfer.
Cons:No longer made, NXT and NXT 2010 are legacy golf balls, extinct!
The Bottom Line: Shop around, logo NXT golf balls can found on close out stores, along with recycled bags. For an average hitter, fine. Extreme and Tour are the next generations.
Titleist NXT, I was able to pick up a dozen with an obsolete logo at clearance sale, a discount, a great price for Titleist brand quality, for $18 a dozen. The bank whose logo is on the ball no longer exists, and the Titleist NXT no longer exists, giving way to an upgraded, Titleist NXT Tour. Marketing and development at its finest, I guess. Why the NXT for me? Here are the specifics on this very good golf ball:
Cover: Titleist has a resilient, low spin, ionomer cover, named Fusablend. The low spin cover allows forgiveness for straighter flight, even with mis-hits.
Dimple Design: Advanced 332 Icosahedral Dimple Design with Staggered Wave Parting Line, allowing for longer distance. Shape is spherical, pattern is icosahedral, with 7 types.
Core: High Velocity, Low Spin Solid Core, made out of material of Polybutadiene, a solid core, with a 1.575" diameter. Basically, a two piece golf ball, but with a softer core.
Side stamp: A.I.M. (Alignment Integrated Marking) side stamp, a small line to help you line up a putt or a focus point off the tee. A simple but effective stamp on the ball.
Feel and Distance: This Titleist, I could hit longer and it would stay in the fairway with low spin. With ProV1's and other softer balls, my slice, hooks, mis-hits would spin and fly out of the fairway, into the next county. The NXT keeps it in the fairway or at least the short rough! The NXT plays well for the average golfer from tee to green. Does not get me into trouble like the ProV1, keeps me in play.
Durability: The ionomer cover is difficult to cut, retains shape over the course of playing a round. In fact, Titleist has a guarantee that if a NXT ball is cut through the normal course of play via a golf club, return the ball to Titleist and three new balls will be exchanged, free of charge! That is a great guarantee. Of course, most of us will lose it before cutting it.
Putting: Good roll, pretty good feel, not real soft, but not hard either. On my level, the ball sticks on the green with iron play, too.
The Future: The NXT Tour is engineered improved, more distance, durable, etc. It has better short game, according to Titleist. Me, I am happy with the NXT Yellow box, and if I find some more, I will buy them! I played basically, side by side with a Fuzz golf ball, and the Titleist NXT was the winner for the average golfer!
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