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Which ball would you game this Season Titleist Tour Soft or Taylor Made Tour Response?  

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That's an interesting comparison. Between the two, I'm taking the Tour Response for exactly one reason: greenside spin. The Tour Response is a urethane cover and the Tour Soft is not. The TR is still less spin than Tour-level balls, but it's more than the Tour Soft and for me and my game, I need to be able to control how my shots are going to react on the green. YMMV.

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I can tell you for a fact that the Titleist Tour Soft does not hold up well. The cover is soft and you can barely get a full round out of the ball during normal play. I don't have cart paths on my course either. I'm just talking about normal play.  I haven't played the TaylorMade Tour Response ball yet but it was replacing the "a" which was a good ball. 

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The tour response also has a significantly low compression at 48

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On 5/4/2021 at 12:08 PM, StrikurJim said:

Which ball would you game this Season Titleist Tour Soft or Taylor Made Tour Response?  

I switch over to the Tour Response ball, its pretty long and great around the greens. ( i loved the Project A )this is an upgrade to that ball. 

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I was also going to point out that you might want to try out the Titleist Tour Speed. That being said, I just played the best 9 holes of my life at the newer Arcadia Bluffs South Course in Michigan (look it up, it is beautiful) with the Tour Response and now I am considering playing it a bit more....

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On 5/8/2021 at 7:47 AM, RollingGreens said:

The tour response also has a significantly low compression at 48

The "core" is quoted in their website to be 40 compression, with an overall compression of 70, which I found on Dicks site, when looking for a place to purchase. Have not played this ball yet-looking forward to a round, after reading most of the reviews...

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FWIW, I played a round with the Tour Response and found it not as good as the e12 Contact.  

The e12 was longer off the driver, longer with the irons, and did a very good job when hitting approach shots into the green.

The only edge I would give to the TR was off the putter.  The e12 seems to require a softer putt to go the same distance as the TR.  I found it a little easier to control distance when putting with the TR, but nothing I couldn't overcome with a little practice.

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I played the Titleist Tour Soft this year as my "winter" ball.  I like the feel of it in cold weather; my normal PV1x is too firm and doesn't hold the greens any better than the Tour Soft.

I played the Tour Response recently, and it was OK, but not great.  In our hot weather right now, I think it's just too soft.  Might be a better ball when it gets cold again.  The Tour Soft is a little longer off the tee; the Tour Response felt good off the irons and putter.  The Tour Response seems pretty durable; I played 18 holes with it and looked nearly new at the end... better than the Tour Soft looks.

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