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The Golf Ball - Choosing The Right Ball For Your Game
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The Golf Ball - Choosing The Right Ball For Your Game

To play the game of golf to the best of your ability you need the right equipment for your game. From the size of your driver, the type of shaft you use and even that little white ball. Thats right! When golfers choose their ball they tend to just pick any cheap ball thinking that it wont affect their game. but using the right golf ball to match your game can easily drop your handicap a few strokes. But which kind of ball is right for your you?

First you have to ask yourself "what kind of golfer am I?" Am i a seasoned golfer who plays throughout the week, or a beginner who is just starting off? Maybe you are a golfer who plays off single figures but cant quiet get that extra distance that you need. All this matters in choosing the ball that will improve your game.

For those of you who are just starting off, the right ball is a 2 piece, low spin ball. These are made with a rubber core and a plastic cover. These low spin balls will help beginners hit a straighter shot instead of a their hook or slice. An example of these are Top Flite Long and Distance or Pinnacle Power Core.

If you are a player who plays weekends, with a handicap of around 18 then the ball of choice would be a 2 or 3 piece hybrid ball. These balls have a solid core with a mantle layer, then a plastic outer coating. Hybrid balls offer a bit more forgiveness for those moshits and are pretty good for control around the greens. Examples of these balls could be Titleist NXT Tour or Srixon AD333.

Now for those serious players who play regularly and are off single figures then a 3 or 4 piece performance ball is the way to go. These are what tour players use and are the best balls around. They offer alot of spin for your iron play as well as great distance off the tee. These have a 2 piece core, with a mantle covering with a urethane cover that is dimpled. These balls include the amazing Titleist Pro V1 or the Nike One Platinum.

All golfers need the right golf equipment to suit their game, with the golf ball being no exception. Whether you are a pro or a beginner just starting off, or want a cheap golf ball or dont mind spending a little money, the right ball could ultimately save you shots and lower your handicap. Hopefully the guide above has helped those that were not sure what to buy for their next golf ball.

Happy Golfing :)


Street Talk

Caleb R.  

I feel like Titleist is starting to lose their domination over the golf ball market. Bridgestone made a rise with making different balls designed for different swing speeds. But I've always preferred Callaway and Taylormade since they came out with Penta.

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  about 7 years ago

Golf balls do make a difference. I wounder if you have tried the Bridgestone .ine especialy their 5,6 and 7 serries. I Play the 6 serries and am verry happy with them. I have an 18 handicap and an above the knee amputation. They are a great ball for the money.

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  about 9 years ago

actually havn't tried the bridgestone balls yet. Im a keen user of the Callaway HX Tour ball. I feel i play better with this ball and i get more control from my irons. Aint much difference from the tee compared to titleists pro V but this Callaway ball is awesome. I will have a go of the bridgestone series on my next round of golf and see how they go. Cheers Rod

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  about 9 years ago
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