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How to Choose the Best Golf Balls

How to Choose the Best Golf Balls

If you've gone shopping for golf balls before, chances are you were overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices. Different brands, different colors, different claims of what they can do. All golf balls are not created equal!

There are many things that can affect your golf game. The time of day, type of clubs, and type of ball you use can all make or break your round of golf.

Keep reading for some tips on how to choose the best golf balls based on your golf game.

Golf Ball Construction

Before choosing a ball, it's important to understand a little more about golf ball construction. There are four different types of golf balls and what makes them different is the construction (one-piece v. two or more pieces), spin, and compression.

All of these factors will impact the performance of the ball as well as the cost.

  • Two-piece distance balls: these are usually the cheapest but spin less than other balls
  • Two-piece low compression balls: these balls can improve your distance and have low spin, to improve accuracy
  • Two-piece performance: this is a newer category of golf balls with large springy cores that help increase distance
  • 3/4 multi-layer construction: these balls have multiple layers to enhance a golfers' performance. These are likely to be your most expensive golf balls as well.

These are 4 of the main categories that golf balls fall into, but a quick look on Amazon or a walk down the aisles at your favorite sporting goods store will have hundreds of different options. To pick the best golf balls for your particular golf game, there are a few things you should think about.

How to Choose the Best Golf Balls

First, think about what kind of golfer you are. Are you a beginner, not yet breaking 100? If so, you don't want the most expensive set of golf balls out there (because you're probably going to lose a lot of them!). If you're an aspiring pro-golfer, you're going to want to spend a little more for a high-performance ball.

For everyone else though? The mid-range balls are going to be your best bet. Most of the golf balls you see will fall into the mid-range of prices, usually between $25 and $35 for a dozen balls.

These balls are made with the average golfer in mind. Golf ball manufacturers have a balance between the different performance component of golf balls to remain affordable and work with your golf game.

Some golf ball manufacturers provide opportunities to have golf ball fitting sessions, much like you would for a set of golf clubs. Talking to a golf pro or expert is always a good idea.

You can also buy a few small packages of different balls to find the ones that you like best and that work best with your golf skills.

It might be a bit of trial and error to find something that really works for you, but over time, you should be able to find something that you like and improves your game.

The Bottom Line

Now that you have a better idea of the best golf balls for you, go shopping! Pick a few different options and test them out! Testing out your new golf balls is the only way to determine if they work for you. Book a tee time at Harbor Hills today to test out your new golf balls!

Related: Tips for Finding the Best Golf Glove 

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