Here is my final evaluation of the Titleist white box test ball:
First, to refresh your memory I play to a 4 handicap down here in Florida; I am now 69, and have been playing since I was 12, so I have experienced quite a bit, and have been fairly successful in leagues and tournaments.
Enough about me, now to the ball:
As I have posted in bits, I found this ball to be a good performer. Initial impression was that it was pretty much an AVX model, but it was immediately apparent that it was softer off the putter, but not so much as to change my rhythm/speed on putts.
Upon going to the course with this ball, I noted the following:
Driver: I was 5 - 10 yards longer, and the ball is very straight, although I was able to hit a baby fade with it.
Fairway woods/ hybrids: Again, very straight and longer for me. I had quite a bit of run with these clubs when I hit a low approach and still some when the shot was more elevated.
Irons: Nice feel off the face, and again, I could work in a small fade. I could get some run with a longer iron and the shorter irons were stopping after a hop and slight roll. Saw about 5 yards extra distance.
Wedges: Nice stopping ability, few extra yards, very accurate.
Chipping/putting: This was an area where this ball did well for me. Able to control distances well, making several 10+ foot putts and chipping in from 50 feet today. Always able to get it pretty close. Good feel and control.
Durability: Well I played 36 holes with the first ball, so I still have 2 more new ones to use. Saw no drop in performance at the end.
I think this ball works for me because of my slower swing speed which allows me to get better compression of the ball than a firmer ball. Higher speeds may put too much spin and compression which may limit distance etc.
Yes, I like this ball so those of you who don't can send your extras to me! LOL
I am attaching the photos of the used ball and the new one. You'll notice not a lot of stuffing or damage even after 36 holes.
Thanks for the opportunity to do this testing!