If you think all Titleist golf balls are expensive, think again. The TruFeel is a very affordable Titleist golf ball made at the same facility as the most premium golf balls in the game. That has to count for something, right?
I recently took the Titleist TruFeel golf ball to the golf course to see how it held up. Titleist calls this their softest golf ball for players looking for distance, and I can tell you it does check these boxes.
Not everything is perfect with the Titleist TruFeel, but we have to give it some leeway with the price point. I’ll show you what you can expect with the TruFeel and whether or not this is a good fit for your golf game.
Table of Contents
- What I Like About The Titleist TruFeel?
- What I Dislike About The Titleist TruFeel
- Overall Rating and Thoughts
The Titleist TruFeel is a distance golf ball designed to help players reach their full potential off the tee box. However, there are additional features to the TruFeel that help make it a more well rounded golf ball. Performance from the fairway and even a few positives around the green helped the TruFeel to earn some points in our review.
Large Inner Core
With the TruFeel being a distance golf ball, the inner core is quite large. The TruTouch core is designed to increase total distance and consistency, especially off the tee. If you struggle with clubs like fairway woods and hybrids, you should notice the larger core helping you improve overall distance.
2 Piece Construction
In addition to the large inner core, the Titleist TruFeel has a thin outer cover. The reformulated 2.0 TruFlex cover is thinner than previous models and designed to improve overall feel and control around the greens.
Available in White or Yellow
If visibility is a concern for you, the TruFeel comes in both yellow and white. Neither finish is a matte finish; they have more of a gloss look like the other golf balls in the Titleist lineup.
Dimple Designed for Penetrating Ball Flight
The Titleist TruFeel has a spherically tiled 376 Tetrahedral dimple design. Although you don’t need to spend time counting the dimples of any golf ball you play, this TruFeel was created to improve the way the ball cuts through the air.
If you are playing in colder weather or struggling with total distance, the penetrating ball flight is a positive.
Overall, the TruFeel is a two piece golf ball, so the technology is a bit limited.
Before I get into the details of the performance on the course, the TruFeel is one of my favorite lower priced two piece golf balls. Even though the TruFeel does not have close to the same technology as something like a Pro V1 or a Pro V1x, you can still see that Titleist worked to improve overall quality when manufacturing this golf ball.
The Titleist TruFeel is long. When the ball comes off the clubface of your driver, you will notice it feels a little soft, but in a good way. Essentially it feels as though you are compressing it, which is a feeling I like.
I hit the TruFeel further than I hit premium 3 and 4 piece golf balls. It’s a little softer, and the two piece construction helps with lower compression. There is no questioning the fact that if you are looking for distance, this is a golf ball that can help you.
In fact, distance is probably the TruFeel’s strongest trait.
Spin From the Tee
Spin from the tee is about average from the TruFeel. I don’t find it the lowest spinning, but it certainly advances forward when the ball hits the ground. The ball flight is more penetrating than other golf balls like the Callaway Superfast, so you get some extra yards just because of the angle when the ball descends.
The combination of this mid to low spin and the two piece distance capability makes this a ball you won’t have to worry about from the tee box.
Spin Around the Greens
Spin around the greens isn’t great. I didn’t expect the TruFeel to have a great spin on the shorter shots, but it does have a decent feel. As long as you have a little green to work with, you can hit the ball on the green and let it roll a bit towards the hole.
If you short side yourself, it’s tough to stop the TruFeel.
I did notice that on approach shots with full swing golf clubs, the TruFeel does stop where you hit it. I don’t struggle with getting a full swing pitching wedge to stop; the control is quite good.
Feel and Sound
Overall the TruFeel is very soft. I don’t find it soft enough that it becomes annoying or difficult to work with on the putting greens. Some very soft golf balls can feel as though they come off the putter face a little dead, making it hard to keep the ball on a proper line.
The TruFeel is the softest of the Titleist golf balls, so you can benefit from that softer feel in the short game. I love that concept for newer players who are still trying to figure out what it takes to get a golf ball to stop near the hole.
The sound from the TruFeel is great. It’s a little softer and not quite as pure as a Pro V1, but for the price it’s offered, you won’t be disappointed.
Pricing is very fair on the Titleist TruFeel. In fact, they could probably charge a little more and still get it. The golf balls themselves also seem to hold up for more than one round, so a box of 12 does not need to be gone through too quickly.
Now if you can learn to keep it straight, you can improve the value you get with the TruFeel ball in play.
What I Like About The Titleist TruFeel?
The Titleist TruFeel has some great features that make it one of my favorite Titleist golf balls for the money.
Pleasing Feel Around The Greens
Even though you won’t be able to spin the TruFeel all that well when you are on the greens, you can actually learn to control and enjoy the feel of this ball. The TruFeel golf ball may only be a two piece ball, but they did a good job with feel.
Tons of Distance
From the tee box, the distance on the TruFeel golf ball is impressive. I like hitting the driver a long way, so it’s nice to get a little bump from the TruFeel ball. I noticed that even on the iron shots to the green, the distance was impressive.
The pricing is fair. I think you need to remember here that this is a value-type golf ball, but it’s still created by a premium golf ball manufacturer. Titleist spends a lot of time and money on research and development.
Quality Build for The Price
The TruFeel holds up well after a few rounds. I had it in play for several rounds before I noticed any wear on the ball. If you keep it clean with a towel or ball washer, it doesn’t stain easily, and the cover does not scuff.
What I Dislike About The Titleist TruFeel
By now you probably have the idea that I like this golf ball and think it’s a good value. However, there are still a few things that aren’t great about it.
The Titleist TruFeel does not have a great spin from 50 yards and in. Learn to live with this, and you will do just fine. If you keep flying your shots directly to the hole, you will struggle with getting the results you want on the course.
Low greenside spin is not always a problem. However, if you short side yourself, be ready for a long putt coming back at the pin.
I can’t fault Titleist for the TruFeel not spinning well around the greens; they don’t even claim that it does.
The TruFeel is a fairly priced golf ball, and although it advertises a soft feel around the greens, it’s not a high-spinning golf ball.
Looks Cheaper Than Other Titleist Golf Balls
The TruFeel doesn’t have that same premium look as the urethane cover golf balls from Titleist. Of course, this is related to the cover material on the golf ball, but it’s just something to be aware of if you are particular about the cover material and the overall look.
Overall Rating and Thoughts
In the end, I give the Titleist TruFeel a 9.1/10. The value the golf ball offers, combined with the distance and soft feel, make it a really good choice for amateur golfers. If you don’t want to spend a ton of money on a golf ball but also want to make sure you still have some quality performance on the course, TruFeel is the way to go.
Overall Score: 9.1/10