Seed SD-01 Golf Ball Review
Founded in 2015, Seed came to market with an overall mission to lower the price of premium equipment, helping more golfers to improve and enjoy the game. While the brand is still relatively new and not so commonly known, Seed has been working away, creating its 3rd generation of the SD-01 golf ball. The first generation of the SD-01 ball was actually named the official ball of the PGA Euro Pro Tour and this particular model has a tag line ‘The Pro One’.
Despite the Titleist Pro V1 franchise being dominant in the premium ball market the balls also come at a premium price, so one would think there is room for a more affordable alternative. Depending on the amount you are looking to purchase, the SD-01 golf balls can cost as little as £30 for a dozen. A multi-buy discount is available on its website for those who prefer to purchase in bulk or play a course with plenty of penalty areas.
Seed has opted for a simple yet eye-catching packet design. I particularly like the striking green colorway and love how each sleeve number is branded, so for those who are superstitious about what number ball you play won’t have the issue of having to open each sleeve to find the ball you are looking for. The bulls-eye style logo is prominent both on the packaging and the ball and the alignment aid is a classic black line with two dots either side. The ball felt exceptionally soft to touch and had a nice white tone to it synonymous with the best premium golf balls.
So how did the performance fair against my current ball, the Titleist Pro V1x, widely considered as one of the best golf balls around? I hit both balls on Trackman to get some data, as well as hitting each ball side-by-side on a blustery day at North Hants Golf Club to gauge feel, ball flight and short game performance.
When hitting a series of pitch shots on Trackman, I could tell the soft, three-piece, cast urethane SD-01 ball was going to have no problems when it came to short game feel or control. It felt soft off the putter face and produced spin on par with the Pro V1x straight away. The Seed ball actually produced exactly 100rpm (revolutions per minute) of spin more than the Titleist on a 50 yard shot, but that was actually something I was expecting to see due to how soft the cover on the ball felt. The real test with this ball was going to be how it performed under the speed of my driver.
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