What we say...
Tenth generation of popular-two piece Srixon AD333 golf ball flies longer and straighter than ever thanks to a new core also found in premium Z-Star range.
The Srixon AD333 golf ball is one of the most popular with amateur golfers and has dominated the UK's two-piece market since it first hit the market in 2006.
RELATED: Which Srixon ball is right for you?
Now in its tenth generation, Srixon's latest version uses a lot of the tech you'll find in the Z-Star series, the premium balls used by the likes of Major champions Shane Lowry and Hideki Matsuyama.
Packaged into a two-piece ionomer construction, the AD333 is designed to provide value and performance to a wide range of golfers. Srixon say the next generation will bring golfers more distance and forgiveness than previous versions thanks to a slight reduction in compression and reformulated FastLayer Core.
The sixth generation FastLayer Core has dropped compression from 77 to 72, which promotes deformation at impact, providing a longer and straighter flight for golfers with moderate swing speeds.
Also found in the Z-Star family, the core is soft in the centre and firmer round its outer edge, working in tandem with Srixon's unique 338 Speed Dimple Pattern to reduce drag and promote a more penetrating flight.
But the AD333 isn't just about distance. Srixon's Spin Skin with SeRM, a unique flexible molecular bond coating on each ball, digs deep into wedge and iron grooves to maximise spin for more control and more stopping power.
A new and improved alignment line should also make it easier for users to pick their lines off the tee and on the greens.
Srixon AD333 2021 review: Key tech
FastLayer Core: FastLayer delivers exceptional feel and ball speed. With the new sixth generation, a lower compression delivers superior flight, especially on low-lofted clubs.
Spin Skin with SeRM: A coating with flexible molecular bonds digs deep into wedge and iron grooves, maximising spin for more control and more stopping power.
Enhanced Alignment: Line up with confidence thanks to the new and improved alignment line.
338 Speed Dimple Pattern: The unique 338 Speed Dimple Pattern boosts overall distance and accuracy due to less drag and a more penetrating ball flight.
Srixon AD333 2021 review: What Srixon say
“This latest generation of AD333 golf balls offers great all-around performance,” said Joe Miller, Srixon Sports Europe’s Product Expert. “With a lower overall compression compared to previous generations, the new AD333 delivers better distance off the tee and enhanced feel when approaching the green.”
Srixon AD333 2021 review: What we say
Rob Jerram, Today's Golfer Digital Editor
It's easy to see why the Srixon AD333 has been such a hugely popular golf ball for so long, leading the way for two-piece models in the UK.
It's a great all-round offering at a very competitive price point, and the performance is good enough that many beginner golfers continue to use it even as their game improves.
As a 12-handicapper I play a more premium ball in competitive rounds, but I'll still often play social and practice rounds with an AD333 because it's such a solid performer, impressively durable and one of the best value balls around.
It may not be quite as long off the tee as some balls in the same category, but we're only talking a difference of a few yards at most; for beginners and high handicappers, consistency of strike will be a far greater factor in distance than the golf ball itself. For a two-piece ball, it's actually impressively soft and responsive around greens.
Ultimately, if you're a mid to high handicapper and don't want to jump up to the next price point for your golf balls then this is a fantastic option.
RELATED: Best Premium Golf Balls
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rob Jerram is the Digital Editor of todaysgolfer.co.uk
He has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting his career with Johnston Press where he covered local and regional news and sport in a variety of roles across ten years.
Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today's Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor's role in July 2020.
He is 39 years old and has been playing golf for almost three decades. He has been a member at Greetham Valley Golf Club in Rutland for eight years, playing off a handicap of 12.
Srixon Balls User Reviews
These balls go miles for me and feels great off the driver. However it also is one of the softest 2 pieces on the market although obviously it doesn't spin as much as premium balls. These are great if you don't want to spend a fortune on golf balls but want soft feel around the greens.
The Srixon AD333 is so far the best golf ball i have used. I have used the Taylormade Burners and as a begginer these are the best ones so far. Would recommend to any begginer.
This ball plays as good as any i have come across. The first time i played it i was really suprised as it looks and feels like an expensive ball. yet it costs under £15. It is the BEST all-round ball out at the moment. It is long, soft, good around the greens and on them too. Soft off the putter face, long off the driver, im sure you've got the message now. Its a great ball, and i recommend you try this before your next batch of pro v1s, you might be in for a shock! Alternatives: Wilson Dx2s or Srixon Z-URS but i dont think you need any alternatives with these.
Good quality ball. Feels good on contact with all clubs, including the putter.
The AD333 are great. They aren't as soft as the Wilson Staff DX2's but are not too hard. Good distance with relatively low spin on the long irons and good control with shorter irons.