If inanimate objects could feel
pressure, the Titleist NXT Tour and
NXT Extreme would know the heat
is on. That's because they've
replaced the NXT Tour and NXT
models that accounted for the
third- and fifth-largest market
shares, respectively, among
balls selling for $20-plus per
dozen. (Only the Titleist Pro
V1, Pro V1x and DT SoLo
loom larger on the
We put the new (and old) balls to our exclusive robot test and found the new NXT series has a slightly higher flight, it provides a slight bump in carry distance and for NXT Tour more spin with the sand wedge than its predecessor. Head-to-head, the new NXT Extreme is longer off the driver than new NXT Tour; the two new balls perform similarly with the 8-iron; and NXT Tour offers 3,500 rpm more backspin off a full sandwedge shot.
This will result in significantly more greenside control.
NXT Tour: $30 per dozen; NXT Extreme: $26 per dozen; titleist.com