Seed SD-X1 golf balls are the company’s newest model and offers elite level performance at a fraction of the cost. Are they as good as they suggest?
We tested the latest SD-X1 to see what is all about, compared it the most expensive rival brands and the Seed SD-01 and found out that it was very much worth the money.
Seed SD-X1 Golf Ball Design & Features
The SD-X1 ball is the newest of releases and a sister ball to the The Pro One. It known as as the The Pro X1 and offers a low ball flight and more penetrating trajectory.
This is an elite performer that offers a value for money alternative to the Titleist Pro V1x or the TaylorMade TP5x.
The SD-X1 is a three-piece ball with a cast urethane cover featuring a 336-dimple pattern and is best suited to low-handicap golfers and those with fast swing speeds.
This ball excels with the control offered on approach play, as well as distance and speed generated from the High Energy Rubber Core (EngCore).
The SD-X1 ball is available in only White but feature a black alignment line.
There is also The Jack version of the ball, which has two circles on each side of the ball to help with alignment on the greens.
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Seed SD-X1 Golf Balls Review: Are they any good?
Seed had success with the SD-01 as a cheaper alternative to the Pro V1 before making it slightly softer in the latest generation.
That left a bit of a gap and the SD-X1 has filled it by offering the same performance levels as the original Pro One with a slightly firmer feel and lower ball flight.
In testing, the ball stood out in terms of durability and delivered as we have come to expect of most known brands on the distance and spin levels.
It suits faster swing speeds and is aimed at lower handicap and elite performers, so might not suit your game. But the GRG testers who do have good clubhead speed found them to be very comparable to Titleist Pro V1 balls.
How much do Seed SD-X1 Golf Balls cost?
They are sold at £30 per dozen.
Are Seed SD-X1 golf balls legal for tournament play?
Yes. The balls are on the conforming list of the USGA and R&A and fully legal for competition play.
Which is the best Seed golf ball?
All five models are impressive, offering various options of firmness and spin levels. The SD-01, SD-X1 and SD-02 are for better players while the SD-05 and SD-15 are more mass market offerings.
What Seed says about the SD-X1 golf ball:
“The SD-X1 Pro X1 is optimised for a lower, tour-preferred flight and maximum driver distance. Players who choose it are likely to low handicap or stronger swingers looking for maximum distance off the tee.
“As we all know everyone’s swing is different so robot testing will only off suggestions for a ‘robotic swing’. Since we can’t all swing it like Adam Scott, it’s best to try several out – there will be a Seed for your game.
How does it feel you ask? The new X1 model is similar in feel to the old SD-01. It fits nicely in between the New SD-01 and the softer SD-05. Or relative to other manufactures, it is similar to a ProV1.”
Stuart Bell provides insightful analysis of the latest golf equipment and reviews golf gear for GolfReviewsGuide.com. Life goal is to become a scratch golfer!