Summary: The perfect WINTER ball in my opinion is the Srixon AD333 in YELLOW. I am very pleased that it gives me excellent distance off the tee and feels really good for chipping and putting around the greens even in the winter with the hard greens & fairways. The easy to see striking yellow colour stands out straight away on the frost covered fairways & even if you do manage to find the rough, you can still find it.
Pros: As said in the other rewiews the AD333 comes in a bright white & distintive BRIGHT yellow colours which make the ball easy to spot in bad light or the winter months. Distance to be honest i found to be slightly less that the higher market balls but the durability is great and will last a few rounds unless you find one of those bad hazards on the course! water! The main advantages i found is for a great all round ball,especially in winter is the price!
Cons: To be honest no real bad points about the ball, i guess they are a favoured ball for most as i keep finding them. :)
Summary: I played one of these over a whole weekend of competition play (Medal and then Matchplay knockout), having played the AD333 for a while, and been a long time supporter of the ZStar, I feel I know the differences between the different models and how they play on course for me. I've been playing fairly consistent lately and have had the AD333 in play for a while, so taking this ball out I wasn't surprised to see the usual bright white cover on the tee peg, such a...
Pros: - bright bright white cover, which is very resilient to scuffs - great feel off all the clubs - superb spin characteristics off the wedges. - premium ball performance qualities but at discounted ball pricing (retail pricing currently £27)
Cons: None ... although I do wonder what Srixon is gonna do with the ZStars they still have in storage, because there really is no reason for me to play them if AD333 Tours are readily available.
Excerpt: I was given a sleeve of these balls to try at a recent trade show with Srixon telling me how good there were! I can honestly say they are excellent in all areas. Good distance,soft around the greens and durable.
Summary: I'm very impressed and will be using THIS ball throughout the year
Pros: Spinskin tech gives it a soft feel, Softer than the std AD333. So great around the greens and for putting. I lucky enough to compare both AD333 and AD333 Tour ball side by side. I hit the Tour slightly further and slightly straighter and also had the benefit of the softer feel.
All the benefits of the z star without the price tag
15 April 2014
Summary: Great ball at a great price, i could well swap from my hex chrome + once they are discontinued.
Pros: Nice feel off the putter(soft but responsive), crisp off the irons, and long off the driver. Slightly firmer feel than the standard 333 on full shots which is good.(the standard 333 always felt mushy to me) Spin skin works, and is durable to boot.
Excellent ball for folk looking for Z-Star greenside performance but with a little distance help.
Chris Curry, golfmagic.com
6 April 2014
Summary: I was fitted for this ball at the Cleveland centre of excellence at Studley Wood GC near Oxford. The fitting took place using 6 iron and driver stats using the same radar/tracking based system as used by Sky TV's shot centre. The stats indicated that the AD333 "Tour" ball suited me slightly better than the standard AD333 ball.
Pros: Good spin "grip" performance without a lot of sidespin. Nice feel off the tee and when putting. Useful additional distance off the tee. "Spin skin" works as well as on a Z-Star.
Cons: Price: may be too close to the Z-Star's pricing bracket to convince Z-Star users to convert (even if it would be better for their game). Name: the AD333 branding - alas - is synonymous with the "preferred choice of scutters". I think Srixon could have legitimately labelled these as Z-Star "Something" and have attracted more attention. Bridgestone, for example, have their 330 range, all considered "premium" but with the 'S' being the tour spec ball, the 'RX' being for ...
Summary: A good ball at the price. I don,t think Srixon will have to worry about loosing their No.1 spot with this ball, they may even win a number of converts from players that would usually play with the more expensive balls. It will stay in my bag through the winter and possibley into the summer as well.
Pros: Good ball flight with the woods and long irons. On the approach to and around the greens the new AD333 felt much softer than the older version without sacrificing any distance. I got the same " drop and stop" that is achieved with the balls costing a lot more. The new cover was very durable with fewer scuff marks than the older version.
Cons: No real cons about the new ball apart from I left it short a couple of times with my chips and putts till I got used to the softer feel as it didn't seem to quite spring off the putter and chip shots the same.