Review: Maxfli Tour golf ball as used by Lexi Thompson

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By James Tait Published: 23 February 2024
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A premium three-piece ball that delivers distance of the tee and great greenside spin.

WHO'S IT FOR?

Anyone looking for a solid alternative to their regular premium ball.

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PROS

  • Great greenside spin and control 
  • Alignment aid makes it easy to start putts on line 
  • Low driver spin for straighter drives 

CONS

  • It’s not as long as its competitors

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Maxfli Tour golf balls review

LPGA Tour superstar Lexi Thompson stunned the golf world at the start of 2023 when she announced she had signed to use Maxfli golf balls for the upcoming season.

Maxfli has had something of a resurgence in the golf ball market, and having the major champion and 11-time LPGA winner on board will certainly help. So I got my hands on the model Lexi will be putting in her bag – the Maxfli Tour – to see what all the fuss is about…

The First Look

What I like about this ball is logo looks great in all black. It gives it that genuine premium look. I’ve always liked the Maxfli logo, going back to the days of the Revolution ball, but now it’s bigger and cleaner.

Another standout is the alignment aid on the side, which features two lines running down the outside of the Tour CG stamp. It’s a great visual and make it easy and straight forward to line up your putts. 

The Maxfli Tour golf ball. (Credit: Bunkered) |

The Maxfli Tour golf ball. (Credit: Bunkered) |

Lexi Thompson will be putting the Maxfli Tour golf ball in play in 2024. (Credit: Getty Images) |

The Tech

There’s always a lot more to a golf ball than meets the eye, and when it comes to the tech of the Maxfli Tour, there is a plenty of appeal.

This three-piece urethane construction is designed for a mid ball flight, low driver spin, mid iron spin, and high greenside spin with a softer feel. The Fast Core is designed to deliver quicker ball speeds with your driver and irons, while the second layer is the High Speed Mantle which is a high modulus Ionomer casing which increases the COR for longer distances. The third layer is the Softer Cast Urethane cover which is a softer formula which gives you added greenside spin and a soft feel.

The Maxfli Tour ball is also centre of gravity balanced, which means the manufacturing process delivers a better consistency in overall performance. 

The bunkered Verdict

I didn’t really know what to expect with this golf ball but I can see why people are raving about it.

It feels great and the spin around the greens is impressive as well. I like the alignment when rolling putts and it looks superb when it’s going end over end.

The nice mid launch with the irons means good stopping control on the greens, while partial shots were packed with spin making it really easy to stop the ball from 60 yards out.

The noticeable thing off the tee was the low spin and mid launch which surprised me by how straight it was.

It’s not the longest ball out there but overall it’s a solid all-rounder which I can see a lot of golfers trying and really enjoying it – especially around the greens.

A really good cheaper alternative to other premium balls on the market.

The Details

RRP: £32.99 per dozen
On-sale: Now

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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