Titleist HP2 Tour Balls

Titleist HP2 Tour Balls 

DESCRIPTION

Solid core technology For golfers seeking long, two-piece driver and iron distance with shot-stopping control and soft feel.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 25, 2009]
Mario
Scratch Golfer
Model Reviewed: Titleist HP2 Tour

I've been on the quest for the perfect ball for some 30 years now and from performance down to durability I think the HP2 Tour is the closest I've gotten to finding the “perfect” ball (for my game). For the past year and a half I've been playing the Taylor Made TP Burner and absolutely love it but its main drawback is the ease in which it becomes scuffed and subsequently doesn't putt nearly as true. I have a high swing speed (roughly 115-125) and at those speeds a ball that has a softer surface will start to shave after a couple of holes.
Durability: For me is where the Titleist wins hands down against the Taylor Made TP Burner. A couple of weeks ago I found a HP2 Tour on my course and decided to give it a go. I played nearly 72 holes with that thing and aside for a couple of very small scuffs the ball looks brand new. I decided to buy a dozen and give them a shot and they’re equally as durable.
Spin: I’ve read other reviews on this product with players complaining that they cannot spin this ball and that it has very little workability. First all of, everyone needs to understand that this ball is not built to spin at high speeds thus its not going to back up 20 feet for you on wedges from 100 feet. What it will do on mid-irons is take a bound and stop if you know how to strike the ball. With long irons it will release and roll but not that much depending again on how you strike the ball. From 150 in (9-iron to SW for me) it will back up but you’ve got to know what you’re doing. The other day I was playing a par 3 that ranged at 139 and I about a 12 mph wind at my back. I hit a PW into the green and managed (on a flat surface) to back to shot up about 5 feet. Again, if you can’t back this ball up on the green its not the balls fault… its yours.
Putting: WOW! I absolutely love this ball on the green. I’m not a great putter (if I were I’d be getting paid to play this wonderful game) but I’m not horrible either. This ball rolls truer for me than any other ball I’ve every used. The other day I was playing my home course in Manhattan, KS called Wildcat Creek http://www.wildcatgolfandfitness.com/golfcoursemap.aspx and with this ball I shot 56 which is 4 under par. On that day I was hitting irons very well but the difference was in how comfortable I felt when standing over this ball for a putt. Confidence is the name of the game when it comes to putting but how a ball feels coming off the putter for a player is a close second. This balls feels very good to me not only on the green but also around the green and I had very little problem pinching the balls on pitches getting the ball to take one hop and then check up. So at this point I’m thinking that the ball is great for a smaller course but what can/can’t it do on a professional level course? With that in mind I went out to Colbert Hills G.C. (Jim Colbert’s golf course) http://www.colberthills.com/page/64-1614.htm and decided to give this ball a go. I was pleasantly surprised to see the ball perform as well as it did from tee to green. I played the course from the tips and shot 76 (4 over par) because I simply could not hole any putts. Was it the balls fault? Absolutely NOT, it was all on the player.
Distance: For me this ball isn’t going to give you anymore distance than you have right now but it’s also not going to take away from where you’re at now either. As I said earlier I’ve played the Taylor Made TP Burner for the past year and I love the way it feels coming off the club and how I know exactly what distance I can expect the ball to travel. Downside… the TP breaks down after a few holes due to scuffing and this again is where the Titleist HP2 Tour wins. I’ve played entire rounds with 2-3 balls and at the end of the rounds the balls look brand new.

Conclusion: To date this is the best all around golf ball I’ve ever hit and for $24 a dozen I think it’s a great buy. I have no intentions of changing to a different ball any time soon unless they can find a way to make the ProV1 as durable as the HP2 Tour. Thanks Titleist for making a great ball that the common man can afford and if you’re looking for a spokesperson I’d be happy to oblige! To all the rest of you reading this… give the HP2 Tour a try, you won’t regret it!

Similar Products Used:

Taylor Made TP Burner
Titleist NXT Tour
Nike Black
Nike Power Soft
Titleist Tour Balata
Titleist ProV1

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 24, 2008]
ThomasG21285
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: Titleist HP2 Tour

I got a box of 12 at walmart for 18$ before a tourney and hit them great...although i do notice they tend to release a bit much on solid shots with the high irons

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 26, 2008]
joe
Shoots in the 70s

if you like stickin the greens this ball is the bomb. I birdies 3 straight holes thanks to the control with this ball!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 01, 2008]
Padraig McCloskey
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: HP2 Tour

I received a dozen as a gift a few months ago and have only just gotten round to using them. I was pleasantly surprised by the control on short shots. Sure you don't generate a lot of spin but I found on my lob wedge shots from 50 yards and less that I could get the ball to stop within a few feet, much better feel than with NXT Tour which are a similar price

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 17, 2001]
Sean
Shoot in the 90s

Got two sleeves of these as logo overruns. Had played them before and liked the feel. It has pretty good feel, but does not fly a mile and tends to release a bit more than I would like on solid shots with short irons. Other balls have checked much better. It is a decent ball, but not worth $30!

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 01, 2001]
Rick Simmons
Shoot in the 70s
Model Reviewed: HP2 Tour

simply put, this is the worst ball i've ever played for the $$$. I've hit better shots with old beatup range balls. Distance is no better than the shortest balls and there is virtually no spin on this ball. I hit a couple of clean sandwedges from inside 100 yards that rolled off the back of the green! And the pin was in the front! Save your money, get some Maxfli's. Titleist is overrated, they put out lame golf balls and live off their "#1 ball in golf" reputation.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jan 28, 2001]
Jason
Shoot in the 80s

This ball is really good for my entire game. I use to play titleist distance, and they would had great distance but my short game took a beating. With this ball I get good driving distance and great control on the green.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 30, 2000]
Matt
Shoot in the 70s
Model Reviewed: HP2 tour

I think this is a great feeling ball and used it it for a while untill I found the xl 2000 extra long. They have the same feel as the HP2 but are longer, more durable, and cheaper. As far as spin rates go too much spin hurts a lot of players because it is just not backspin but sidespin too. This is a good ball for someone who wants a soft durable ball and has the ability to control it. I think the average player would be better off with the xl 2000 though.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 29, 2000]
Joe M.
Shoot in the 90s
Model Reviewed: HP2 Tour

I love this ball!!! Its really great. If i could get a hold these for a cheap price, i would be thrilled.

Similar Products Used:

Lots of others

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 27, 2000]
Travis Meyer
Shoot in the 80s
Model Reviewed: Titleist HP2 Tour

The HP2 Tour features a new improved cover formulation and cutting edge two-piece technology to deliver even longer distance off the tee and long irons. The responsive high-performance lithium surlyn cover combined with a soft compression provides the optimum balance of two-piece spin, distance, and soft wound ball-like feel. Suggested for low-handicappers. I think the Professional is better, but the HP2 Tour is cheaper so pick which one matters to you.

Similar Products Used:

Titleist Professional
Taylor Made Inergel Pro, Tour, and Pro Distance

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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