Titleist NXT Tour and NXT Extreme

Titleist NXT Tour and NXT Extreme

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NXT Tour, left, has a thin cover, made of soft polymers, that delivers feel and lots of spin on scoring shots. NXT Extreme has a soft compression core that provides the velocity needed for serious length off big clubs.
Schecter Lee

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
shelves.)

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