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There is a new colored golf ball from Srixon, the Soft Feel Brite, and Srixon will be live in the forum answering any questions you might have on it. The new Srixon Soft Feel Brite golf ball adds the latest Energetic Gradient Growth Core for added distance without losing that soft feel. The softer, thinner cover provides more spin around the greens with those delicate pitch and chip shots and the 338 Speed Dimple pattern cuts through the wind with more accuracy. So join us on Thursday, November 14th at 12pm ET / 9am PT for an R&D chat to talk about it all! So get your questions in now and we will see you here at the chat!

 

**WHEN**

Thursday, November 14th at 12pm ET / 9am PT

 

**BONUS GIVEAWAY**

4 lucky members who have their question answered will win a dozen Srixon Soft Feel Brite golf balls in their choice of color!

 

This giveaway is for members in the USA only.

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> @johnny_golfball said:

> Hello,

>

> Is the energetic gradient growth core (say that 3 times fast) similar to a matte finish?

> Thanks in advance

 

What does it matter if the core of the golf ball is a matte finish or not? It’s not seen, it’s under the cover.

 

And who thought green in any shade was a good idea? That will be difficult to find.

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How does the spin compare to other balls in your lineup? Driver, 7 iron, wedge spin compared to something like a Z Star?

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These are 60 compression, two-piece balls, if I understand correctly. That said, it seems the main thing here is the color, which I assume is meant to compete with Volvik.

 

Another poster noted the green might be tough to spot. That said, assuming that each color has a benefit beyond preference, in testing (either lab or outdoors), which colors performed better against a clear sky, cloudy day, or hitting into the late afternoon sun?

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> @Nessism said:

> How does the spin compare to other balls in your lineup? Driver, 7 iron, wedge spin compared to something like a Z Star?

 

I would think it would compare most closely to the 2-pc Soft Feel balls. It's Srixon's entry level soft ball. Assuming the data is close on the brite line (green, orange, red) and the original Soft line (white, yellow, pink), one can expect 15-20% less spin near the greens and 50-60% less spin in the 100-125 yrs out range, according to data found online, relative to comparable shots with the Z-Star.

 

This ball would likely fall in the Callaway Super Soft or Titleist Tour Soft category. Preferably for slower club speed players seeking feel. Ideal for us higher hdcp golfers. :D

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> @WoodHeads said:

> > @Nessism said:

> > How does the spin compare to other balls in your lineup? Driver, 7 iron, wedge spin compared to something like a Z Star?

>

> I would think it would compare most closely to the 2-pc Soft Feel balls. It's Srixon's entry level soft ball. Assuming the data is close on the brite line (green, orange, red) and the original Soft line (white, yellow, pink), one can expect 15-20% less spin near the greens and 50-60% less spin in the 100-125 yrs out range, according to data found online, relative to comparable shots with the Z-Star.

>

> This ball would likely fall in the Callaway Super Soft or Titleist Tour Soft category. Preferably for slower club speed players seeking feel. Ideal for us higher hdcp golfers. :D

 

Maybe we should let Srixon answer. After all, this thread is about asking them about the ball.

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My problem with bright colored balls has always been optical. I literally feel like the bright color prevents me from seeing the surface outline of the ball clearly; it almost appears fuzzy to my eye and sometimes results in distance control problems when putting. Have you ever tested the difference between shiny and matte finished balls in bright colors as it pertains to visual acuity?

 

I also currently use the soft feel in the winter and would love to hear what improvements you've made in this most recent version?

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> @bellken said:

> Is there a color that is better for the more "mature" golfer (ie. old guys with bad eye sight)?

>

> thanks,

 

We’ve found easiest to see is the Brite Orange. It’s neon and nearly glows on its own, so you’ll be able to clearly see it in the air and when it lands on the green, rough, or fairway. Everyone’s eyes are different though so we encourage you to try each one out and see which one fits your eye best.

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> @johnny_golfball said:

> Hello,

>

> Is the energetic gradient growth core (say that 3 times fast) similar to a matte finish?

> Thanks in advance

 

The Energetic Gradient Growth Core is actually the technology of the core itself, while the matte finish is the cosmetic feature. The E.G.G. refers to how the core of the golf ball is actually softest in the middle and gradually gets firmer toward the outer part of the core. This makes the core perform like a multi-piece core giving it that nice high-launch, low-spin trajectory.

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> @SubaruWRX said:

> > @johnny_golfball said:

> > Hello,

> >

> > Is the energetic gradient growth core (say that 3 times fast) similar to a matte finish?

> > Thanks in advance

>

> What does it matter if the core of the golf ball is a matte finish or not? It’s not seen, it’s under the cover.

>

> And who thought green in any shade was a good idea? That will be difficult to find.

 

That would be hilarious if a company were to finish the core of the golf ball with a matte finish. However, Soft Feel Brite matte finish refers to the cosmetic finish on the cover of the golf ball. Admittedly, it seems contradictory on paper to have a green ball on a grass sport, however, because it is a neon green it practically glows. The brightness of the green allows for enhanced visibility across the course.

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> @DblEgl said:

> Thanks for taking our questions.

>

> How would you describe the 'feel' of these off the putter - than say the Q-Star, etc. ?

> Thanks.

 

The feel of the Q-STAR and Soft Feel balls off the putter are very similar, as they both are ionomer covers with a 2 piece construction. They both feel soft but still allow feedback on how well you’ve struck the putt.

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> @ctraverse said:

> Are these “better” than the Q Star whites?

 

We wouldn’t say these are “better” as what is best for one player’s game may not be best for another. The Q-STAR is a slightly higher compression ball, comes equipped with SpinSkin and SeRM for enhanced greenside spin. So the main differences between the balls are:

 

Soft Feel – Softer feel, with a slightly higher launch and lower spin from tee to green.

Q-STAR – Slightly firmer, with more spin, especially on approach shots to the green.

 

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> @luisfernandezgolfer said:

> Do they come in different matte colors?

> Why should I buy this one instead of prov1 or taylormade?

 

The Soft Feel Brite’s come in Brite Green, Brite Orange, and Brite Red. All are matte colors. And these colors differentiate them from balls like the ProV1.

However, if you’re used to playing a tour ball, like ProV1, we recommend our Z-STAR or Z-STAR XV first. These are used by some of the best players in the world and the soft, thin urethane covers will give you tons of greenside spin and control so you can hit shots like the pros.

 

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> @tj7644 said:

> How does the greenside spin rates compare to the Z Star?

 

We could try to answer this with numbers, but it probably wouldn’t be that meaningful to know that you will see a difference of 320 or 419rpm or whatever the exact number may be in any given shot condition. Those numbers will vary a lot depending on whether you’re someone who has a lot of spin to begin with or not. It’s probably much more meaningful to say that you’ll see Z-STAR and urethane cover balls checking up a lot more often than Soft Feels. The Soft Feel is among the highest-spinning balls in its category, but it’s not going to check as much as a Tour ball. You have to play for a little more run-out.

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> @sosob34 said:

> What is the biggest difference between the new model and previous models? Thanks

 

Our Soft Feel golf balls are in their 11 generation. We’ve been leading the way in this low-compression category for 22 years! In addition to the new color options, this new model features a softer cover for more greenside spin and control.

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> @Tekray said:

> How would you rate the balls durability? Softer, thinner cover worries me a bit.

 

The durability is great and not something to worry about. While the cover is softer and thinner than most balls in its class (giving you more control), the ionomer formula we use is made to be extremely resilient and durable. We’re lucky to be part of a massive rubber company (Sumitomo Rubber Industries) that has enormous expertise in designing and manufacturing very high quality rubbers and compounds, and a lot of this technology is used in golf balls.

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> @Nessism said:

> How does the spin compare to other balls in your lineup? Driver, 7 iron, wedge spin compared to something like a Z Star?

 

The Soft Feel is going to spin less than the Z-STAR on all of those clubs...pretty much every club throughout the bag. Driver spin might be down something on the order of 300rpm. For a lot of golfers - especially those fighting a slice or hook - that’s going to be a nice win for straighter ball flight. On the 7-iron and wedges, you’re also going to see a couple hundred rpm in reduced spin. This generally adds some distance for the 7-iron, and on the wedges, it generally means the ball might just stop and sit instead of zipping back, or it might run out a bit instead of stopping in place.

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> @WoodHeads said:

> These are 60 compression, two-piece balls, if I understand correctly. That said, it seems the main thing here is the color, which I assume is meant to compete with Volvik.

>

> Another poster noted the green might be tough to spot. That said, assuming that each color has a benefit beyond preference, in testing (either lab or outdoors), which colors performed better against a clear sky, cloudy day, or hitting into the late afternoon sun?

 

 

Correct, in that the only difference between white Soft Feel and these Brite versions is color. The performance is identical. All three are very visible in the sky on both clear and cloudy days. They really pop against a blue or cloudy sky. The brightness of the orange and green are especially easy to see on the ground too. It does take some people a round or two to train themselves to be looking for a color on the ground when they’ve been searching for a white ball all their life!

 

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