Nike 20XI Golf Balls
By mustang6560 on 7/5/11
Looking for a quality golf ball to play? Then, I think you should check out the new Nike 20XI golf balls.

Nike was kind enough to send us a dozen of the 20XI-X (tour-level distance) and the 20XI-S (tour-level spin) to see what we thought about them.

From Nike:
Revolutionary to its core, the Nike 20XI-X Golf Ball is the first ball on Tour to use a radical new core technology. The revolutionary RZN core delivers more distance off the tee and better control around the greens. It features faster initial velocity for maximum distance, the highest levels of MOI for longer, more controlled shots and new construction materials giving greater consistency ball-to-ball for highly predictable performance.
A college buddy - who is a scratch golfer - came to visit a couple weeks ago and I grabbed a sleeve for each of us to try. I played with the 20XI-X and he played with the 20XI-S.

I am in no way an expert on golf balls, but the Nike 20XI did have a nice balance between feel and distance. I noticed that they seemed fairly durable too. The problem with "soft" golf balls is they tear up pretty easy so even if you don't lose them, they don't last very long. My friend, who is a Titleist junky, even admitted that he thought the Nike 20XI's played well. I'm not sure if he was converted, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him with a sleeve of Nike's in the future.

Personally, I don't spend a lot of money on my golf balls. I still lose too many to justify spending $45 on a dozen golf balls. However, I'll say this. If I was headed to a golf tournament and decided to spend money on a good golf ball, I would get the Nike 20XI.

You can find the new Nike 20XI golf balls at any golf retailer for $45.99.

Learn More About the Nike 20XI Golf Balls

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bducharm says:
I just a got a sleeve of the 20XI-X at a tournament Sunday. I am going to try them this week. I too am a Titliest ProV1x apologist!!!
birdieXris says:
@bducharm - let me know what you think. i've been looking everywhere for sleeves and can't find them. I'm not paying $45 for balls that i may not even like and probably wouldn't be able to sell to anyone i know. I think if Nike were smarter they'd have made a 2ball sample pack for the release. one of each or something. I'm a Prov1x user too, because there's nothing that fits my game better at this point but i'm always looking for something better.
bducharm says:
@birdieXris - I will post my full account...
jeremyheslop says:
Other forums say they still like V1/x or Penta a little better, but I think the jury is still out. I would love to try them and give a review. Want to send me a sleeve? :)
bducharm says:
So, I played today and used the 20XI-X ball for the first 5 holes. That's all that I could take. The ball is VERY firm, close to hard. There was little to no feel on full shots. I did hit a couple of wedges that took 1 hop and then sat down pretty good. All in all, if you are going to spend the money, stick with Titleist!!!
birdieXris says:
I'm going to get a sleeve today. I FINALLY found a damn sleeve of them at a local club after emailing Nike and saying WTF because i can only find boxes. I'm going to see which one i need on the Nikegolf site.
birdieXris says:
well, nike's "ball fitter" put me in the 20XI-X. Not a fan. Like bducharm, i didn't make it a whole 18. i got 9 holes out of it before i just couldnt' take it anymore. the good news: it still looks new, i didn't lose it, and i was swinging the best i ever have that day! (see my 79 for 9 hole comparisons to the V1x - front 20xi, back v1x). Anybody die hard nike players want a sleeve? $7 - 2 brand new and one only hit 40 times. :)
jcook10194 says:
I have been using the 20XI-S rather than the 20XI-X. Much softer ball that has fantastic grab on the greens. As a matter of fact I am finding that it may be better than any other ball I have ever played. It spins very well and has truly helped my short game. Have not played the 20XI-X but would rather have the soft control over distance any day. Just my 2c.
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