Q & A
Titleist took on a lofty goal in redesigning the NXT Tour S, as it has been an extremely popular ball for the company the last few years. But engineers felt that improvements could be made, especially as it related to feel and enhanced short game control. With the new NXT Tour S, they achieved success on both counts and did so without sacrificing distance off the tee. The improved feel and added control around the green are the result of a resilient, soft compression core and an even softer Fusablend cover than is used in the NXT Tour. However, the core, while softer, will still generate faster ball speeds and less spin off the tee for more distance with the driver, making the new NXT Tour S longer than its predecessor. Also of note, the 302 dimple pattern utilized in the design provides stability in the wind and consistency as it relates to trajectory and distance, although players who use the NXT Tour S can expect a more penetrating ball flight than what will typically be found with NXT Tour.
Innovation that Matters
Golfers whose budget might not lend itself to a Tour ball but who are still looking for high performance in terms of spin, feel, and distance. The new NXT Tour S has been improved on all fronts, as it has a significantly softer feel and performs better around the greens. Additionally, it still delivers from a distance standpoint off the tee. For those who are looking at the NXT family for their ball of choice, the NXT Tour S is softer and generates more spin and control around the green, while the NXT Tour delivers more distance off the tee and on full shots. Both, however, will fit a wide variety of players given their price point and performance attributes.
The larger center core creates faster ball speeds and reduces spin from the tee and on full shots for improved distance.
The new proprietary cover produces softer feel and improves performance around the green by generating more spin.
Creates consistent launch conditions and a stable flight, even in windy conditions, to deliver consistency in terms of trajectory and distance.
“All of the innovation that Titleist puts into its new NXT Tour and NXT Tour S matters to golfers because when they step onto the tee box they’re going to see and feel the innovation as the ball travels through the air. Golfers are going to feel the innovation when they hit the wedge shot and see the ball stop. That’s where you’re going to see innovation from Titleist.”
Matt Hogge, Titleist Research and Development Director of Golf Ball Implementation
“Golfers should be excited about the new NXT Tour S because it has a great new softer feel, it has great greenside performance, and they can get excited because this ball is probably going to be a little bit longer.”
Scott Cooper, Titleist Product Manager