Srixon AD333

Our 2013 review of ten of the latest golf balls under

Andy Roberts's picture
Wed, 10 Jul 2013
Srixon AD333

Brand: Srixon
Ball: AD333
Construction: 2-piece
Dimples/pattern: 333
Cover: Rabalon elastomer 
Best price: £15

Summary: AD333 performance has a gradient growth core – firm on the outer layer but progressively softer towards the centre. This enables explosive golf ball speed off the tee with club head speeds of 80mph or more and reduced spin for maximum distance, but giving a soft feel for your short game for excellent golf play for beginners to pros.

Appearance: Doesn't quite have the 'wow' factor of the Z-Star but we like the neat, black and blue logo and numbering on the front, with a straight alignment aid marking on the side. Thin and soft, blended cover also ensures exceptional soft feel. 4.5

Feel: AD333 is a very soft feeling ball, especially for a 2-piece construction. Sweet connection off the clubface time and time again and it also rolls nicely off the putter blade. Greenside feel is impressive too. It was the best feeling ball for us in this test. On the greens we found judging distances little problem. It's easy to see why Srixon is one of the most popular 2-piece ball choices in the UK. 8.5

Performance: Driver spin was higher than expected with the driver but quite low down on the wedges. About average distance off the tee but solid enough. Obviously accuracy is a more of a swing trait but we find this ball delivers a narrow dispersion pattern. 8

Verdict:. It might not perform like Srixon's premium Z-Star, but for less than half the price of the premium ball, the AD333 represents exceptional value for money for the mid-to-high capper. 21

AD333

Driver Spin (RPM)

Driver Carry (yards)

Driver Distance (yards)

Wedge Spin (RPM)

Wedge Carry (yards)

Andy

3,100

221

248

8,200

104

Charlie

4,000

212

231

9,300

97

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