Golf Balls – Hitting The Golf Ball http://hittingthegolfball.com Helping You Hit the Golf Ball Perfectly Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:37:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Special ‘Glow in the Dark’ Golf Balls Walmart: The Art of Night Golf! http://hittingthegolfball.com/glow-in-the-dark-golf-balls-walmart/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/glow-in-the-dark-golf-balls-walmart/#respond Tue, 04 Sep 2018 12:44:46 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=3742 n the rough, competitive, and exciting world of sports, noble disciplines such as mud wrestling, underwater chess, and wife carrying attract massive audiences and bring people together in celebration of the unbreakable human spirit and the breakable, but still at times impressive, human physique. (Sports like basketball and football also seem to be somewhat popular elsewhere in the world. Maybe South America, who knows.)

Anyway, in this article, we’ll talk about one of the noblest and most exquisite sports on this green Earth of ours - a genteel activity of leisure (And a fair amount of mosquitos, if we’re honest.) - Night Golf!

Quite right and indeed! Invented in what must have been a bout of sheer genius, this cheeky sport now has a growing fandom, as well as player base around the world. Read on and learn how to set up a game, as well as how to obtain a set of glow in the dark golf balls - Walmart edition.

Without further ado, here’s the deal.

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In the rough, competitive, and exciting world of sports, noble disciplines such as mud wrestling, underwater chess, and wife carrying attract massive audiences and bring people together in celebration of the unbreakable human spirit and the breakable, but still at times impressive, human physique. (Sports like basketball and football also seem to be somewhat popular elsewhere in the world. Maybe South America, who knows.)

Anyway, in this article, we’ll talk about one of the noblest and most exquisite sports on this green Earth of ours - a genteel activity of leisure (And a fair amount of mosquitos, if we’re honest.) - Night Golf!

Quite right and indeed! Invented in what must have been a bout of sheer genius, this cheeky sport now has a growing fandom, as well as player base around the world. Read on and learn how to set up a game, as well as how to obtain a set of glow in the dark golf balls - Walmart edition.

Without further ado, here’s the deal.

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The Pros of Organizing a Night Golf Event

While not many people will be aware of what on Earth you are talking about when you first mention nighttime golf as a potential sporting event, if they've got even a little bit of competitive spirit in them (and possibly a borderline masochistic willingness to brave through swarms upon nasty swarms of mosquitoes), chances are - you'll have more attendees than you can handle! Here's how night golf benefits the sport of golf in other ways.

Attract New Players

Thanks to the non-official nature of a nighttime golf event, as well as the curious environment with limited lighting, potential players may feel more at ease playing at one of these events than they would otherwise, especially if they're rookies. Also, the idea of playing for a couple of hours and then swinging over to the nearby bar for a couple of beers certainly appeals to most players, no matter their current skill level.

Amass a Decent Amount of Money for the Golf Course

Golf courses are like college students in the following ways: 1) they always seem to suffer from a chronic lack of money, 2) they have a looming debt over their heads, and 3) there's always some beer in their vicinity. Therefore, if you'd like to help out your local golf course pay off its student loan, erm- we meant golf club debt, organizing a nighttime event can be a perfect way to gather some funds!

Since night golf gatherings often gather players AND their families, there's much more room for your club to sell food and drinks, which, in turn, means more money for renovating the course!

Gather Lots Of People

When it comes to night golf, it tends to attract both the players and their clueless friends and families. The thing is, a nighttime event of any kind is bound to feature more of a relaxed atmosphere, so if you do set up one of these events, expect lots of curious people and not so much stressing about the sport itself.

The Cons of Organizing a Night Golf Event

While the glorious sport of night golf scarcely has any disadvantages related to its gentle proceedings or general appeal, a minor technical difficulty or two can spring up every now and again. So, we’ve created this section in order to address these petty occurrences. None of these should deter you from creating a wholesome night golf event, though.

As you might expect, as the sun is about to set and the dusk comes forth, there is going to be less light around the golf course. (And also elsewhere on the entire part of the globe you’re in, for that matter.) With less light, a full-length game of golf can be a bit too much, even for the toughest and most skilled of the players. To work around this issue, shorten the games by lowering the number of holes or otherwise organizing an alternative golf event with a shorter duration.

The Equipment You Need Can Be Expensive

While the idea of swinging your club like a madman in pitch-dark may have its merits, a decent game of night golf where you’d actually like to play with other people surely needs more structure to it. And by ‘structure’, we mostly mean lighting. Other than equipping yourself with glowing golf balls (which we’ll talk about in a minute), providing additional mobile lighting is a must in order to illuminate enough of the course to make the cheeky game playable!

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Walmart’s Wondrous Glow-in-the-Dark Golf Balls!

This brightly-colored set of three represents the latest technological marvel coming from the company rather intuitively called Night Sports. Made out of durable resin, these golf balls meet the official size and weight requirements, meaning you can use them in official competitions.

The department in which these glowing balls differ from their non-glowing counterparts is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the color. Namely, the pack of three we’re featuring here comes in three different colors, none of which, curiously enough, happens to be white! Instead, you’ll be using the high-quality golf balls with blue, red, or green finishes, all of which have an LED light stuck in its center!

To maximize the effectiveness of their illuminating purpose, so to speak, these balls have an afterglow effect, meaning that you’ll be able to track them down easily in the space of some 8 minutes, after you’ve hit them. Plenty of time, indeed, unless you’ve managed to hit a lake, or maybe a passing bat snatched it or something or other.

All in all, night golf is an up-and-coming activity that’s bound to ‘illuminate’ the path towards the sports of the future! Whether you like it as another cheeky way to enjoy your favorite sport of golf, or just fancy having fun with your friends while drinking beer and sometimes making the ball enter the hole haphazardly, we warmly recommend you try it out.

Oh yeah, don’t forget to stack up on those glowing golf balls before venturing to your nearby course! We wish you loads of fun and may you never hit a bat in midflight.

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VICE Golf Balls Review: Golf Digest – Four Time Gold Medalist http://hittingthegolfball.com/vice-golf-balls-review-golf-digest/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/vice-golf-balls-review-golf-digest/#respond Sat, 01 Sep 2018 14:54:57 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=3711 As tough and well-standardized the world of golf balls is, there always seems to be some room for experiments and interesting new designs. Whether it’s alternating the number of their dimples, or printing pictures on top of them, golf balls tend to bear the full creative brunt of some of its international manufacturers and it goes without saying that when these finished products actually hit the market, they sell like hot cakes.

In this article, we’ll talk about a special breed of golf balls that come from one of the youngest, and yet already wildly successful manufacturers in the world – the small German company going by the name of VICE Golf.

Read on and learn more about what makes their golf balls so special, how you can get your hands on some of them, as well as how their products fare when faced with the tough criteria of some of the biggest authorities in the field!

Right then, let’s see what’s going on here.

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As tough and well-standardized the world of golf balls is, there always seems to be some room for experiments and interesting new designs. Whether it’s alternating the number of their dimples, or printing pictures on top of them, golf balls tend to bear the full creative brunt of some of its international manufacturers and it goes without saying that when these finished products actually hit the market, they sell like hot cakes.

In this article, we’ll talk about a special breed of golf balls that come from one of the youngest, and yet already wildly successful manufacturers in the world – the small German company going by the name of VICE Golf.

Read on and learn more about what makes their golf balls so special, how you can get your hands on some of them, as well as how their products fare when faced with the tough criteria of some of the biggest authorities in the field!

Right then, let’s see what’s going on here.

VICE Golf – German Ingenuity Comes to the Rescue of an Overpriced Golf Equipment Market

Upon hearing the phrase 'German company,' most people would immediately think about complex high-tech gadgets, or impressive four-wheelers with a pedigree that goes back decades. While this can certainly be true of most businesses founded and operating by the lovable if at times too eager Teutonic people, this company is a little bit different.

Namely, rather than high-tech gadgets, it’s simplicity of product, manufacturing process, and selling is what sits at the forefront of this impressive business, as it's dedicated to producing  golf balls. The whole undertaking was launched fairly recently in 2012, and the company entered the US market only about 3 years later, in 2015.

To put it simply, what makes VICE Golf different is their approach to selling the balls. Having first made sure that all of their designs adhere to internationally recognized golf standards, the clever folks at VICE Golf went on to sell their sporty ware exclusively over the internet. This simple, and nowadays rather intuitive, sales technique enables them to pitch their products to a worldwide audience at a significantly lower price than their competitors and still make a hefty buck at the end of the day.

VICE Golf Models Make Golf Digest's Hot List for the Year 2018

The rather impressive line of work this young but already well-known company has been putting forth before the eyes of the international golfing audience has been recently crowned, in a way. Namely, four of their five golf ball designs received a 'golden medal' from the renowned golf magazine Golf Digest.

This is quite an achievement for the duo of Ingo Duellmann and Rainer Stoeckl (the founders of the company), who didn't hide their excitement in a recent press release on their website. Generally speaking, getting this award means more exposure for the company, as well as an increased number of sales in the future, so who wouldn’t be happy to be on the receiving end of it, right?

Also, we hope this award will encourage the designers at VICE Golf to come up with even more exciting golf ball models as well as other accessories that might be of use out there on the golf course.

Let's see the gold-medal winning designs then, shall we?

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The Four Medal-Winning Golf Balls

VICE Tour

Suitable for players of all levels of expertise, the VICE Tour is a standard-looking golf ball that is nevertheless sure to awaken the inner golfer in you! For improved stability mid-air, the folks at VICE decided to equip their ball with 392 dimples, which makes it superbly aerodynamic and ensures a predictable flight path.

It offers a long carry with minimal dispersion along the way, so you can expect your shots to fly in a straight fashion every time.

VICE Pro

Equipped with no more and no less than 318 dimples, this golf ball ensures a straight-flying trajectory which is great considering that it's built to cover vast patches of the golf course. The fact that this ball is a bit of a loose cannon might not be the perfect choice for rookies, as they may struggle to control their swing and so send their very own VICE PRO into orbit, or otherwise in a nearby pond.

Other than its dimples, the folks at VICE decided to employ yet another means of increasing the speed of this ball – the so-called High Energy Speed Core (or HESC). Thanks to the perfected weight distribution, the VICE Pro can venture where no other golf balls have.

VICE Pro Soft

The VICE Pro Soft is a golf ball built for people who expect a better feel for the ball while they're out there on the course swinging their trusty clubs. Responsible for the flight of this golf marvel of a ball are the 336 dimples that have been built into it, and what's more, it's design's been further optimized to offer unparalleled performance off the tee.

So, if you need a golf ball that's sensitive to fine adjustments in your shot, getting a bunch of VICE PRO SOFT's may be the golfing solution you've been looking for.

VICE Pro Plus

Last but not least, we've got a golf ball model going by the name of VICE PRO PLUS. As its name suggests, this ball has primarily been made for advanced players, although medium skill level players can also find this one interesting.

The ball's got 336 dimples indented in it, and it features a dual casing which enables it to cover more distance than the usual golf ball. Also, this means a lower ball flight, so it’s able to travel even farther thanks to the decreased arch of the shot.

The Final Word

That concludes our VICE golf balls review. Golf Digest ranks them highly and we have to agree with their assessment.

As you can see, all of the four gold medalists are heavily dimpled golf ball specimens that can help an aspiring golfer hone their skills. Of course, there are subtle differences in all four, so if you fancy becoming the proud owner of a VICE golf ball set, first check if the ball specifications match your expectations as a player.

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Best Golf Ball Holders Reviews 2018 http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-golf-ball-holders/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-golf-ball-holders/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:08:11 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=3165 One thing that most normal golf bags will give you is plenty of pockets. These pockets can hold almost all of your essential gear, from beverages to tees and, of course, golf balls. But isn't it a hassle to have to dig into your golf bag's pockets to retrieve a ball if you happen to have shot it into a water hazard or through the woods? If only there was something more convenient...

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One thing that most normal golf bags will give you is plenty of pockets. These pockets can hold almost all of your essential gear, from beverages to tees and, of course, golf balls.

But isn't it a hassle to have to dig into your golf bag's pockets to retrieve a ball if you happen to have shot it into a water hazard or through the woods? If only there was something more convenient...

Oh wait, there is! Introducing golf ball holders; a nifty little accessory that can latch onto your golf bag, securely holding your golf balls and providing you to quick access to them.

Okay, I know that was probably not the best introduction to these products, but trust me when I say that these golf ball holders are probably something you are going to want. To prove it, we'll take a look at five of the best golf ball holders you can buy right now, and you can decide for yourself.

Our Best Golf Ball Holder Pick: Golf Ball Holder PRO

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The Golf Ball Holder PRO provides rapid golf ball dispensing with its quick release capability, and retrieval from either side due to the Grab-n-Go design allowing you to save time and focus on the game, instead of digging around for your golf ball. 


Best Golf Ball Holders Reviews 2018

Golf Ball Holder PRO with Quick Draw Release

The name of the game when it comes to golf ball holders is convenience; you are going to want a holder that allows you to get to your balls quickly when on the course.

This is where the PRO comes in. Featuring a “quick-draw release” system, you will be allowed to quickly get your ball out of the three-ball magazine, allowing for quicker play and less fiddling around with your bag.

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The PRO can easily attach to the side of your bag, thanks to the large grip on the top of the holder. This clip can attach easily to almost any kind of golf bag, making this a tool that most golfers will be able to use without issue.

The steel frame in which you place you golf balls is coated with an anodized aluminum finish. This finish will allow the frame to remain sturdy, meaning that it can't get damaged easy if being banged around in the trunk of a car.

The quick release system does have its drawbacks however, especially when your bag is in a golf cart. If you have balls in the chamber of the PRO, the banging and movement of the golf cart can sometimes cause balls to become dislodged, so you may need to take extra caution while driving the cart.

No matter who you are, the Golf Ball Holder PRO is a product that you will be able to get the most out of, being able to allow speed and convenience when needed.

Things We Liked

  • Fast ball dispensing with quick-release
  • Grab-and-go design lets you select balls from both sides

Things We Didn't Like

  • Somtimes ball dislodges

GreenBean Golf Ball Holder

The GreenBean Golf Ball Holder by Kideo takes our next spot for today, and features a unique design that lends itself to being a great golf ball holder.

As the name suggest, this golf ball holder somewhat resembles a bean in its shape. This shape isn't for nothing, however, as this shape allows the holder to securely encompass your balls, making sure that they won't be going anywhere without your say so.

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Removing your golf balls from the holder is a cinch, with you able to easily remove them with your thumb and index finger. This allows for quick fire access to your golf balls in a pinch, allowing you to play your round of 18 quicker.

The GreenBean is able to latch onto any golf bag loop thanks to its heavy-duty aluminum clasp. Thanks to the small and compact design of the GreenBean, no one will hardly notice it's there, making it one of the less cumbersome ball holders you can buy.

The only real drawback to this golf ball holder is that it only holds two balls at a time. This isn't really an issue unless it is more convenient to have a golf ball holder that can hold more balls at any given time.

Small, easy to use, and secure for your balls, the GreenBean is hands down one of the best ball holders you can buy.

Things We Liked

  • Ergonomically designed
  • Maximum portability

Things We Didn't Like

  • Maximum 2 balls

ProActive Sport Neoprene Golf Ball Holder

Are you on a tight budget at the moment? Still want to get a new ball holder before this weekend's golf match? Then the ProActive Sport Neoprene Golf Ball Holder is your solution!

At a price that is barely more than you would spend on your lunch, the ProActive can provide you with the golf ball holder that you are looking for without emptying your wallet. This makes the ProActive probably the best choice for golfers looking to save a few dollars.

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What you get for your money is a holder that is similar in design to a holster of a gun, and protects your balls in much the same way. It does this by completely encompassing them inside of the holder's pouch, while a secure latch keeps your balls in place until you need them.

For quick dispensing, you simply need to just latch this holder onto your golf bag and push your ball through the hole on the bottom. This makes access to your golf balls as quick and simple as it gets, allowing for quicker play.

Golf carts can, in rare instances, cause some issues for the ProActive. The bumping around that you can experience with a golf cart can knock balls loose, leading to you losing golf balls. This only seems to happen when the pouch is not properly packed, however, and shouldn't cause too much concern.

ProActive gives golfers the ball holder they need on a budget. If you are looking for an easy to use ball holder for pennies on the dollar, look no further than the ProActive.

Things We Liked

  • Affordable
  • Quick dispensing

Things We Didn't Like

  • Golf carts can knock balls loose

Clicgear Ball Clip

While all the other ball holders on this list can provide you with the ability to hold your golf balls while providing quick access, our next holder, the Clicgear Ball Clip, provides one thing that the others cannot.

What that is is the ability to hook onto a push cart. If you happen to use a push cart for your golf bag, then you will love that the Clicgear is designed to hook onto most models of golf cart via its unique handle.

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That isn't to say that the Clicgear can't attach to golf bags either, as it can easily do so, so long as your bag has a latch on it. If you find the Clicgear doesn't attach to your bag or cart, every unit of the item ships with an extra clip, which can be used to attach it to golf bags and carts that it otherwise wouldn't have.

The Clicgear comfortably carries up to three golf balls inside of its slots. These balls can be added or removed easily, allowing for quick and convenient access.

If you are a push-cart owner, then you can't go wrong with the Clicgear, providing easy ball access to cart users and non-cart users alike.

Things We Liked

  • Able to latch onto push carts
  • Easy installation

Things We Didn't Like

  • Nothing really

MySack Golf Ball Storage Sack

Admit it, there were probably times throughout this list where me saying the word “balls” has brought about a few chuckles. Well, for those that have a dirty mind such as myself, we present you with exactly what you are looking for: the MySack Golf Ball Storage Sack.

I don't think I need to go into too much detail about the design of the Sack, as I'm pretty sure you can use your imagination to fill in the blanks. This rather... interesting design choice is one that is sure to get a few conversations started on the course, and one that is also sure to elicit laughter.

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Believe it or not, while this is a gag product, it also adequately does what you want it to: provides a good place to store your balls. The sack can easily accommodate multiple golf balls for quick access, and with the Velcro top, your balls are sure to stay well protected.

The Sack is made to be sturdy as well. No matter how rough you are with the sack, the tough material will be sure to never rip, meaning you never have to worry about losing your balls.

Of course, this is a rather crude item, so it goes without saying that not everyone will want this on their golf bag. It is also kind of pricey, at just under the $20 mark, making it one of the more expensive golf ball holders you can buy.

While this product is obviously meant more as a joke, it is also a surprisingly good ball holder. Then again, what more could you expect from your Ball (storage) Sack?

Things We Liked

  • Good conversation starter
  • Sturdy

Things We Didn't Like

  • Relatively pricey

Quick Summary of The Best Golf Ball Holders

Golf Ball Holder PRO with Quick Draw Release

Best Overall

  • Fast ball dispensing with quick-release
  • Grab-and-go design lets you select balls from both sides
GreenBean Golf Ball Holder

2nd Best Overall

  • Ergonomically designed
  • Maximum portability
ProActive Sport Neoprene Golf Ball Holder

Cheapest

  • Affordable
  • Quick dispensing
Clicgear Ball Clip

Best for Push Carts

  • Able to latch onto push carts
  • Easy installation
MySack Golf Ball Storage Sack

Best Golf Gift

  • Good conversation starter
  • Sturdy

This is one of those cases where picking a clear cut “best product” is nearly impossible. Every one of the golf ball holders listed above can provide golfers with convenient access to their golf balls, are easy to use, and are all relatively affordable.

So in this case, it is best to say that you should go with your heart. No matter what the choice, you should be able to easily find the best ball holder for you. Now if only you can do something about those damn water hazards...

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Best Golf Balls for Seniors 2018 (for Slower Swing Speed) http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-senior-golf-balls/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-senior-golf-balls/#respond Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:18:50 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=2848 It goes without saying that in some cases, getting older is a real downer. The things you know are constantly changing, you start feeling aches and pains in places you never have before, and certain hobbies that you used to enjoy can become more tedious than they used to be. If one of your favorite pastimes is the game of golf, then you may be finding it more difficult to play as you age, due to the amount of stress the game can put on your back, wrist, and body in general. But there is some equipment that makes it a little bit easier to golf in advancing age. One such piece of equipment for seniors is the golf ball itself.

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It goes without saying that in some cases, getting older is a real downer. The things you know are constantly changing, you start feeling aches and pains in places you never have before, and certain hobbies that you used to enjoy can become more tedious than they used to be.

If one of your favorite pastimes is the game of golf, then you may be finding it more difficult to play as you age, due to the amount of stress the game can put on your back, wrist, and body in general. But there is some equipment that makes it a little bit easier to golf in advancing age.

One such piece of equipment for seniors is the golf ball itself. Unlike normal golf balls, these items are made with seniors in mind, with the balls making it easier for golfers who may not have the same kind of swing that they used to. Another equipment is the senior golf club.

These senior golf balls are a great piece of equipment to have if you wish to continue golfing for as long as possible. And if you are in the market for these golf balls, then you have come to the right place, as we will be looking at five of the best golf balls available for senior golfers.

Our Best Senior Golf Ball Pick: Titleist DT Solo Golf Balls

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The Titleist DT Solo is designed with a super soft and fast core which gives great control and distance, especially for the slower swing speeds of senior golfers. It also promises to help with difficult approaches as well as getting out of a rough/trap with ease.

Things to Look Out For

Before we get into our list, there are a few things that you should look for when buying these golf balls. After all, you want to make sure that you get the best item possible!

When buying a golf ball for seniors, one should look to buy a golf ball with soft cover and a hard core. A ball of this kind will benefit greatly in trying to keep control of your ball while maintaining maximum distance.

Another recommendation is to go for golf balls that are known as "Two Piece" golf balls. These balls are great for senior citizens who may have a slower swing speed, as it helps the golfer to maximize their impact and improve their game.

Finally, you will want to try and get golf balls that optimize the spin and launch angle of your ball. This is another way to help golfers who may have trouble striking the ball, giving them the most accurate shots possible without extra strain.

Now that that's out of the way, I'm sure you are ready for the balls themselves, so let's begin our list!


Best Senior Golf Balls 2018

Titleist DT Solo Golf Balls

If you happen to be a golfer that struggles a bit with your short game, then our first golf ball is for you.

The Titleist DT Solo is a golf ball that promises to help with difficult approaches, as well as other aspects of your game, that can really help senior golfers.

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This is thanks to the ball's fast, super soft core, which helps to promote better control of your ball. This makes getting on the green from the rough or a sand trap a breeze for even not just seniors, but inexperienced golfers as well.

This design also helps off the tee, granting the golfer higher flying and long distance shots. And, to help with those golfers who may have failing eyesight, the ball also is available in an easy to see yellow color.

While there are no significant drawbacks to speak of, the Titleist DT Solo isn't the most accurate of golf balls, depending on the player. If you think that accuracy is one of your weaker traits, then you may need a different ball that can help with that issue instead of the Titleist.

For golfers with slow swing speeds and trouble on the approach, you can't do much better than this golf ball. If these issues are something that effect you, then you need to pick yourself up some Titleist DT Solo Golf Balls.

Things We Liked

  • Exceptional distance
  • Responsive short game performance

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not the most accurate

Callaway Supersoft Golf Balls

Callaway has always been known to make some great golf products, and the Supersoft Golf Balls are no exception. Thanks to the low compression rating of 35, this golf ball is designed in ways that can help senior golfers with their game.

The low compression rating of these balls makes them fly through the air with ease, so even the slowest of drives can get some distance off these balls. The low compression also helps to reduce spin on these balls, making sure your shot goes exactly where you want it with straighter ball flight.

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Much like our previous entry, if you have failing eyesight, then you will be pleased to know that you can get these balls in multiple, easy to see colors. And these balls are also a great price for senior balls, so you won't need to take out a second mortgage to buy them.

Unfortunately, ball control does suffer a bit with these ones. Thanks to the low compression that helps in other aspects, control of the ball can often times not be as great as with other, high compression balls.

Overall, this is a great golf ball that helps tremendously for older golfers looking to get the most out of their drives. For this, I can't recommend the Supersoft Golf Balls highly enough.

Things We Liked

  • Super soft (35 compression)
  • Reduced spin for increased distance

Things We Didn't Like

  • Lesser control

Bridgestone E5 High Flight

A trusted name in both sports and auto, Bridgestone is known for putting out quality product. And with the E5 High Flight 2-Piece Golf Ball, Bridgestone shows that can make great golf products for senior citizens.

It all starts with the dimples on the ball, which serve multiple purposes. The web-dimple pattern of the ball not only increases the surface area, making the ball easier to hit, but the pattern also gives the ball extra lift and distance, both of which are great for senior golfers.

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If you are looking to increase your short game, these E6 balls are great for this as well. Able to cut through the air with ease, and thanks to the ball's easy launch, you will be able to get this ball on the green from any distance.

Not really a negative, but something to be wary of, is that this ball can take some getting used to. The ball really does launch high, and, depending on how you hit the ball, this can cause some frustration if you are not used to it.

Bridgestone more than lives up to their reputation with the High Flight golf balls. No matter if you want better drives or better approach, the High Flight golf ball will be there to aid you.

Things We Liked

  • Web Dimple Pattern Increase Surface Coverage by 110%
  • Increased lift and distance

Things We Didn't Like

  • High launches need getting used to

Noodle Plus Easy Distance Golf Balls

At first glance, many people may see the name of this TaylorMade golf ball and never take a second glance! But bear with me, as despite the somewhat goofy name of Noodle Plus, these golf balls prove that you can't judge a book by its cover.

The Noodle Plus Easy Distance Golf Balls are specifically designed for golfers whose swing speeds might be less than 85 miles per hour. No matter if you are a senior golfer, or a person who just plays a few weekends a year, your shots will fly through the air easily no matter how hard you hit the ball.

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This is thanks to the ball’s two-piece construction, with a soft, iothane cover and a harder core. This design also helps when close to the green, as it helps to give your ball more control to put it exactly where you want it to go.

As of right now, the only color for these balls available is white. While this is a standard golf ball color, white may not be the easiest color to see for those with vision problems, making it easy to lose track of the ball in the air or on the ground.

But if ball color is no big deal to you, then you will feel right at home with the Noodle. No matter if you are a golfer of advanced age or a rookie to the course, you will get the most out of these golf balls.

Things We Liked

  • Longer distance for slower swing speed (<85mph)

Things We Didn't Like

  • Only white is available

Srixon AD333 Golf Balls

Our final golf balls for today are the Srixon AD333 golf balls, and what a way to end the list. These golf balls are not only ones that will help with your game, but that will be usable for years to come.

This is thanks to the thin, blended material cover of the golf ball, which not only makes for a softer, higher flying golf ball, but one that is durable as well. Using the patented "soft rabalon hr+", and "pana-tetra" materials, this golf ball is sure to give you hours of play without the wear and tear you may get with some other balls.

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The "Energetic Gradient Growth Core" of these golf balls also help with the balls performance. It does this by increasing the launch trajectory of the ball, while also increasing control of every shot, making every stroke you take as accurate as possible.

Adding to the performance of the ball is the Srixon's 333 Dimple design, which makes the ball more aerodynamic. This reduces the ball's drag in the air, allowing for greater carry and distance off of every shot.

With really no drawback of which to speak, I can't recommend these golf balls enough. If you are looking for a strong ball with amazing performance, the Srixon AD333 is the way to go.

Things We Liked

  • Highly durable
  • Great control and accuracy
  • Highly aerodynamic = reduced drag

Things We Didn't Like

  • Relatively expensive

Quick Summary of The Best Senior Golf Balls

Titleist DT Solo Golf Balls

Best Overall

  • Exceptional distance
  • Responsive short game performance
Callaway Supersoft Golf Balls

Lowest compression

  • Super soft (35 compression)
  • Reduced spin for increased distance
Bridgestone E5 High Flight

Cheapest

  • Web dimple pattern increase surface coverage by 110%
  • Increased lift and distance
Noodle Plus Easy Distance Golf Balls

Best for slow swing speed

  • Longer distance for slower swing speed (<85mph)
Srixon AD333 Golf Balls

2nd Best Overall

  • Highly durable
  • Great control and accuracy
  • Highly aerodynamic = reduced drag

When you become older, playing golf can become more difficult, but hopefully with these golf balls in your bag, things will become easier. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you on the course soon!

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Best Cold Weather Golf Balls 2018 http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-cold-weather-golf-balls/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-cold-weather-golf-balls/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:01:21 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=2534 When people think of playing golf, there are not many who like to go out and play in the winter. Harsh course conditions such as ice and snow are generally a good deterrent for a round of golf. But let's say you are someone who likes to play a round or two in the winter, and you come ready to play with your normal golf balls in tow. You may notice while playing that your balls tend to fly lower and are not as effective as they would be during warm weather, but why is that?

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When people think of playing golf, there are not many who like to go out and play in the winter. Harsh course conditions such as ice and snow are generally a good deterrent for a round of golf.

But let's say you are someone who likes to play a round or two in the winter, and you come ready to play with your normal golf balls in tow. You may notice while playing that your balls tend to fly lower and are not as effective as they would be during warm weather, but why is that?

That is because normal golf balls are not made to be played during the colder winter months, and often actually freeze on the inside during play. Instead, what is best to use in cold weather are golf balls known as "Cold Weather Golf Balls".

Our Best Cold Weather Golf Balls Pick: Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls

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The Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls provides fast speed off the driver with its dual soft fast core, which also provides more spin and control, making it one of the most accurate golf balls. It also has a very low compression rating which gives it a very soft feel, leading to long, straight flights. The red/white and yellow/black truvis pattern is specifically designed for better visibility against the white snow of the winter months.

Why Cold Weather Golf Balls?

Cold weather golf balls are golf balls that are generally lighter, and have a low compression rating. This lower compression allows the ball to be able to withstand colder temperatures when in play, making them the perfect choice for golfing in the harshest of conditions.

Low compression balls such as these cold weather balls are also recommended for beginners as well, as the lower compression makes the balls lighter and makes the ball fly more off of lower swing speeds. In contrast, high compression balls, which are what golfers usually use, are heavier in weight and during the winter can freeze, making it seem as if you are smashing your club against a wall.​

Granted, these lower compression golf balls do have drawbacks. These balls generally provide less control and spin, which is why higher compression balls are more preferred by golfers during the warmer months.​

If you are playing in the winter, however, spin don't matter as much thanks to course conditions, therefor these low compression "Cold Weather" golf balls are perfect. If you just so happen to be in the market for some of these balls, then you will want to take a look at this list of the top five best cold weather golf balls available today.​



Best Cold Weather Golf Balls 2018

Callaway Supersoft Golf Balls

Our first golf ball comes from the golf wizards at Callaway with the Supersoft Golf Balls. With the Supersoft, Callaway promises a ball that is... well... super soft.

With one of the lowest compression ratings available at 35, the Supersoft is the softest ball available from Callaway. With this super low compression rating, balls are guaranteed to fly through the air even in the coldest weather.

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This low compression rating also helps with accuracy in cold weather thanks to the straight, long shots the ball provides. And if you don't want to use a standard white ball playing in winter with snow on the ground, the Supersoft comes in a variety of colors in each package, most of which are easy to see against the white snow.

Due in part to the super low compression, control can sometimes suffer for those that are not used to this kind of ball. For those golfers, a ball with a slightly higher compression would do better than this.

I think it is fair to say that Callaway knocks it out of the park with this product. One of the softest balls around, you will love the Callaway Supersoft.

Things We Liked

  • Low compression rating
  • Reduced spin for increased distance
  • Supersoft

Things We Didn't Like

  • Slightly harder to control

Precept Laddie X Golf Balls

Our next cold weather ball is the Precept Laddie X Golf Balls. These golf balls aren't just great in cold weather, either, as they help to save the consumer a little cash around the holiday months.

At under $18 for 24 balls, you get more golf balls at a lower price then you may get with a lot of other low compression golf balls, which is great when saving money for winter energy bills and holidays.

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Coming from Bridgestone Golf, these golf balls are not just low in compression, making them great for cold weather, but they feature an "enhanced velocity muscle fiber core". This core allows the ball to fly even further down the fairway then other cold weather golf balls, but also increases durability and stability, making this a great cold weather choice.

The only real drawback to the ball, if it can even be considered that, is that the golf ball only comes in white. When playing in winter months when to course can have snow on it, white isn't always the best color choice, but that can be easily forgiven when considering the price.

At a great value, the Precept Laddie X golf balls are an excellent ball for cold weather. More accurate and better performing than a lot of the competition, the Precept balls are more than worth the price.

Things We Liked

  • Great value
  • Enhanced velocity core
  • Increased durability and stability

Things We Didn't Like

  • Only comes in white

Wilson Staff Fifty Elite Golf Balls

Wilson is a name that has always been a pioneer in both golf and other sports. And with the Wilson Staff Fifty Elite golf balls, Wilson again was a pioneer, with this being one of the first low compression balls available, and which still holds its own today.

The original low compression ball, with a compression rating of 50, the Wilson balls were made to play in cold weather.

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These balls were designed to fly great distances with optimal control even in the coldest conditions, making them a great choice over traditional golf balls.

The Staff Fifty Elite also come in multiple colors, being available in white, orange, and yellow. This is great as it not only gives a player color options, but provides options that are visible against blinding white snow.

Unfortunately, the Wilson balls have shown their age, as their compression rating is higher than most modern low compression balls. If you are looking for balls that are even softer than these, then there are options outside the Wilson golf balls.

But as of this writing, these golf balls only cost under $15. A great price and a great golf ball, you always get what you pay for with the Wilson brand.

Things We Liked

  • 2008 Golf Digest Hot List, Silver Award winner
  • Balanced performance
  • Comes in multiple colors

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not the softest available

Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls

Another, newer product from the folks at Callaway are the Chrome Soft golf balls. And as is the case, with a newer product comes newer features, which you get with the Chrome Soft.

To start is the new "Dual Soft Fast Core", which allows fast ball speeds off of a player’s drive. Drives of this kind are hard to get with other low compression balls, including the other Callaway balls, the Supersoft, making this a great cold weather choice.

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Adding to this balls features are the increased spin and control of the ball off of iron shots. These combined features make the Chrome Soft one of the most accurate cold weather balls available.

Sacrifice has to be made in the area of price for these balls, however. At nearly $40 at time of writing, the Chrome Soft is some of the most expensive low compression golf balls on the market, and with good balls at a cheaper price, many may look the other way on these.

But if you have the extra money to spend on golf balls, then you won't be disappointed with the Chrome Soft. With unparalleled accuracy, and even coming in a unique, visible color scheme, Callaway makes sure to give you the most benefit for your hard earned cash.

Things We Liked

  • Fast ball speed off the driver
  • Increased spin and control
  • One of the best accuracy balls
  • Visible color scheme

Things We Didn't Like

  • Relatively expensive

Srixon Soft Feel Golf Ball

Our final cold weather golf ball for today comes from the people at Srixon, a lesser known name in golf when compared to Wilson and Callaway. But with the Soft Feel golf ball, Srixon looks to prove that they can compete with the big boys.

The Soft Feel is made with aerodynamic "Speed Dimples", which provides the ball with more speed off of your shots. This greater speed helps to send your ball flying down the course, helping you to get to the green quicker.

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Much like other balls on this list, the Soft Feel comes in a variety of colors which makes it a great choice during the winter. If your preference is white, orange, yellow, or even green, you will be able to get a color ball that suits you.

While this is a low compression golf ball, the compression rating of the Soft Feel is 60, which is higher than most others. If you are looking for something that is of a lighter compression, especially in cold weather, you may want to pass on these.

The slightly higher compression does make the Srixon a great choice for those trying to strike a balance between typical high and low compression balls. And for under $20, the price isn't too shabby either, making the Soft Feel a great choice.​

Things We Liked

  • ​Aerodynamic speed dimples
  • Great speed = great distance

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not the lowest compression

Quick Summary of The Best Cold Weather Golf Balls

Callaway Supersoft Golf Balls

Best for Beginners

  • Low compression rating
  • Reduced spin for increased distance
  • Supersoft
Precept Laddie X Golf Balls

Best Value

  • Enhanced velocity core
  • Increased durability and stability
Wilson Staff Fifty Elite Golf Balls

2nd Best Overall

  • 2008 Golf Digest Hot List, Silver Award winner
  • Balanced performance
  • Comes in multiple colors
Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls

Best Overall

  • Fast ball speed off the driver
  • Increased spin and control
  • One of the best accuracy balls
  • Visible color scheme
Srixon Soft Feel Golf Ball

Best for Distance

  • ​Aerodynamic speed dimples
  • Great speed = great distance

Now you have a general idea of which balls are best for cold weather conditions, and should be able to play now with no problem! That is, if you can brave the icy elements themselves. Thanks for reading and see you next time!

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The Best Practice Golf Balls to Use Off-Season (For 2018) http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-practice-golf-balls/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-practice-golf-balls/#comments Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:12:49 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=2353 With fall just around the corner, and cooler weather with it, a lot of golf courses will be closing their doors for the season. This means that it is time to pack the golf bag away and wait it out until next year (unless you are a winter golfer, that is). But maybe a closed golf course and changing weather doesn't have to be the end of your golf fun. With many items, such as simulated putting greens and golf trainers, golfers are able to keep working on their game even when they are not on the course.

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With fall just around the corner, and cooler weather with it, a lot of golf courses will be closing their doors for the season. This means that it is time to pack the golf bag away and wait it out until next year (unless you are a winter golfer, that is).

But maybe a closed golf course and changing weather doesn't have to be the end of your golf fun. With many items, such as simulated putting greens and golf trainers, golfers are able to keep working on their game even when they are not on the course.

One such item that helps to improve your game even when you can't play are practice golf balls. These balls are not like your traditional golf ball, as they are designed to be light and soft, often times being able to be used inside your house, while still providing realistic feedback on the shots you take.

Our Best Practice Golf Balls Pick: Callaway HX Practice Ball

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The Callaway HX Practice Ball is designed specifically to look and feel identical to real Callaway balls. This means that the ball is made to simulate flight similar to the real deal, allowing you to play the style you're accustomed to. This also means that the ball has a longer flight path but is protected with its foam construction and soft-flight material. Durable, realistic and affordable, the Callaway HX our choice for the best practice golf ball.



Best Practice Golf Balls 2018

BirdieBall

We start our list today in an odd place, as the BirdieBall certainly doesn't look like your traditional golf ball. But make no mistake, the BirdieBall practice ball still feels, and plays, like the real thing.

The BirdieBall's designed in a round, cylindrical shape, that actually gives the ball spin similar to that of a real ball. This makes this ball a perfect choice for those golfers wanting to practice on their spin control when making approaches and other similar shots.

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You will be sure to be using the BirdieBall for many practice sessions as well, as the BirdieBall is made of a durable super Polymer material. This gives you longer play sessions without the worry of damaging the ball; an issue that happens too often with some other practice balls.

Durability comes at a cost, however, with the BirdieBall being our priciest option today at around $35 dollars. With many great practice balls to choose from, if you are worried about cost, then you may want to look elsewhere.

Despite the price, the BirdieBall is worth every penny. For a ball that feels and plays like the real thing, the BirdieBall does the job.

Things We Liked

  • Ball spin similar to real thing
  • Made of durable material

Things We Didn't Like

  • Relatively expensive

The Floppy Indoor Practice Ball

If you are looking for something that can be used indoors, but also looks and feels like a real golf ball, then we have just the thing for you.

With the Floppy Indoor Practice Ball, you will be able to practice from the comfort of your home, and without having to worry about damaging your surroundings.

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Made of knitted material and packed with beads, this ball is soft enough to not break anything, but has the feel of hitting a real golf ball. This combination of softness and strength makes practicing indoors a breeze.

The material of the ball does not only make the ball feel authentic, but play authentic as well. With the ball being able to simulate spin and control similar to that of actual golf balls, you will be able to practice anything from approaches to drives, making this ball a great choice for any situation.

Unfortunately, the Floppy is susceptible to wear and tear easily. After a few shots with bladed irons, the balls condition can start to deteriorate, making these balls good only for short term use.

An overall good ball that can be used to practice anything, the Floppy is sure to make you feel right at home.

Things We Liked

  • Soft enough to not break anything
  • Looks and feels like a real ball

Things We Didn't Like

  • Only good for short term use

PrideSports Practice Golf Balls

If you are like many people, myself included, then you are a golfer on a budget, and want to try and save a bit of cash where you can. If this is the case, then the super affordable PrideSports Practice Balls are for you!

At a cheap as dirt price of just under $5, the PrideSports balls are the cheapest practice balls you will likely buy. So if you want a good practice ball while paying the least amount possible, you can't go wrong here.

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For the price you pay, you get a great performing practice ball, that lets you practice a variety of shots both in and outdoors. And, for the same price, you can get one of two types of practice balls, either foam or hollow plastic, to best suit your preferences.

There are a few downsides that come with the cheaper price. Durability is one issue, as these tend to not last as long as other practice balls, and some people claim that they don't seem to hit exactly like real golf balls, but the difference is minimal at best.

These problems are not that serious considering the quality you do get for just pocket change. If you want a cheap and good practice ball, then the PrideSports is for you.

Things We Liked

  • Super affordable
  • Choice of foam or hollow plastic

Things We Didn't Like

  • Does not last as long as others

almostGOLF Practice Balls

So far, we have talked about golf balls that are very authentic in their representation of how real golf balls look and feel.

With our next entry, the almostGOLF practice balls, we get even closer to that authenticity, with balls that are "almost" like real golf balls.

The aspect that helps to make these balls so close to the real thing is the internal pressure of the ball.

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This pressure helps to create a realistic feel off of impact of the ball that will make you almost swear you are using a real ball as opposed to a practice one.

Don't be fooled, however, as these balls are perfect for practice. With low distance flight that stays within 100 yards, and an outer shell that makes sure that it won't damage cars or windows, you will be able to use these for practice with relative ease.

One odd issue that seems to happen with these balls is that the paint of the logo tends to come off. This can leave ink both on your hands and on your walls should you use them inside, which can lead to an argument with your wife that I'm sure you don't wish to have.

Things We Liked

  • Realistic feel
  • Off-course safe

Things We Didn't Like

  • Odd issue with logo ink coming off

Callaway HX Practice Ball

Of all the practice balls we have covered today, we have seemed to gloss over any practice balls from major golf brand names. For our last ball, we will be looking at one of those major brand names with the Callaway and their HX Practice Ball.

The HX is designed specifically to look identical to real Callaway balls, so if Callaway is the brand you use most, then you will feel right at home here.

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To help you feel like you are using a real Callaway ball, the ball is made to simulate flight that is similar to the real balls, allowing you to play these balls in the style you are accustomed to.

The one thing that isn't similar to the other Callaway's is the material used to make this ball, which is actually a good thing in this case. The ball is made of a foam construction and soft flight material, making them play great without having to worry about damaging anything.

If you want to use these balls inside, you may be a bit out of luck here. The Callaway has a tendency to fly farther than most practice balls, meaning you will need a good amount of space to use these, making them bad for a confined, indoor space.

Even though the HX may fly higher than most people may want, the Callaway is likely the best practice ball you can use if you want something that makes you feel like you are on the course. For this reason, and the multiple colors and great price, I highly recommend the Callaway HX Practice Ball.

Things We Liked

  • Made to simulate flight similar to real Callaway balls
  • Durable and soft-flight material

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not suitable for indoor space

Buying Factors for Best Practice Golf Balls

With these balls, you can practice your swings without worrying about breaking windows or any other hazards that may come with using real golf balls to practice, as these golf balls fly low and hit soft. This makes you able to practice without having to worry about the potential consequences.

Speaking of consequences, if you want to avoid any negative ones when buying practice golf balls, then you should keep a few things in mind.​

Authenticity

Authenticity is certainly one thing to be on the lookout for when buying practice golf balls. While these balls are meant to be used for practice only, you will still want something that will feel like the real thing when hit.

Representation

Practice golf balls should be able to give the golfer an accurate representation of their game as well. Again, while these balls don't play like the real thing, a good practice ball should be able to provide you with accurate feedback as to how your shots would look on the real course, so you will want a ball that can replicate that well.

Price

And finally, price should be considered a major factor when buying. With practice golf balls, the prices can range from really cheap and affordable, to relativity pricey, so you will want to buy balls in the best price range for you.


Quick Summary of The Best Practice Golf Balls

BirdieBall

2nd Best Overall

  • Ball spin similar to real thing
  • Made of durable material
The Floppy Indoor Practice Ball

Best Indoor Ball

  • Soft enough to not break anything
  • Looks and feels like a real ball
PrideSports Practice Golf Balls

Cheapest

  • Super affordable
  • Choice of foam or hollow plastic
almostGOLF Practice Balls

Most realistic

  • Realistic feel
  • Off-course safe
Callaway HX Practice Ball

Best Overall

  • Made to simulate flight similar to real Callaway balls
  • Durable and soft-flight material

So there you have it, our list of the best practice golf balls, so you can get out there and buy the best ones for you. Hopefully you found this list helpful.

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Cheap Golf Balls 2018 – Best Golf Balls for The Money http://hittingthegolfball.com/cheap-golf-balls-for-money/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/cheap-golf-balls-for-money/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 04:34:43 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=1208 If you don’t know what type of golf ball you prefer, as you’ll soon find yourself swapping between multiple types, meaning spending more money on a huge variety of golf balls. There are a huge amount of options out there for you to choose from, so - what are the best golf balls for the money?

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It is always disheartening when you’re just starting out and you’ve spent a lot of money on your clubs and other equipment but you’re still constantly having to purchase more golf balls, as they are extremely easy to lose.

The worst part is, golf balls aren’t exactly cheap!

Especially if you don’t know what type of golf ball you prefer, as you’ll soon find yourself swapping between multiple types, meaning spending more money on a huge variety of golf balls.

There are a huge amount of options out there for you to choose from, so - what are the best golf balls for the money?

Our Top Pick for Cheapest Golf Balls: Shag Practice 96 Ball Bag

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These balls are so cheap they cost less than $0.30 each. Furthermore, you get assorted brands and models of balls, meaning you can try out all the major brands till you find the one that suits you the best. If you are lucky, you can even get premium brands like Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist etc. The only slight downside is that these are used balls and scruffs and markings are common. Even then, each ball is cleaned, washed and inspected. At such a low price, these marks are negligible.


Best Value Golf Balls

Shag Practise 96 Ball Bag with Assorted Brands and Models

These are similar to lake balls that may be for sale at your local golf course, but for an extremely low, affordable price you receive 96 golf balls, perfect for practising and also wonderful for beginner golfers.

As you receive a large variety of brands and models, this allows you find the perfect golf ball for you, without breaking the bank!

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Golf balls can be manufactured differently, meaning each ball provides a different feel, and therefore each golfer will prefer a certain ball which suits him and improves his game.

For beginner golfers, it can take a long time to find the right ball for you, and as a pack of golf balls usually isn’t cheap, you may even find yourself spending hundreds of dollars on golf balls, and still not know which one is the right ball for you.

Each golf ball is checked to ensure it is still in good condition. However scuffs and markings are common.

This deal is wonderfully priced, and is affordable for even golfers on an extreme budget, the best part about this is that many of the balls you receive are premium balls, from industry leading brands such as Nike, Callaway and Titleist!

What We Liked

  • Ultra value for money
  • May include premium brands
  • All balls are washed, cleaned and inspected

What We Didn't Like

  • Used balls

Wilson Titanium Ball (18 Ball Pack)

If used balls aren’t your cup of tea, then I’m sure these will be.

The Wilson Titanium is constructed out of two pieces, with an explosive titanium core, and thus can travel an extremely long distances, perfect for the driving range.

Due to each ball costing less than a dollar, you can afford to lose them – and then simply buy more!

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However, if you’re good at not losing your golf balls, the Wilson Titanium’s will last an extremely long time due to the Surlyn covers they use on their balls, which is extremely durable, and can withstand weeks and weeks of every day golf.

The balls have a great feel, and are perfect for beginners due to the low price, and high quality.

What We Liked

  • Built for distance
  • Great for beginners

What We Didn't Like

  • Not much bounce

Nike 48 AAA+ Ball Bag Mix Recycled Golf Balls

Nike golf balls are some of the best in the industry, which is why they can be extremely expensive – meaning beginners won’t be tempted to purchase them.

However, for an extremely low price you can receive a bag full of various Nike golf balls, all in near mint condition!

The foam core within the majority of the balls allows for less balls to be lost in ponds and lakes around the club too.

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If you do lose them, as they’re incredibly cheap, you may as well just purchase more!

Seriously, this is an amazing deal by Nike, and are highly recommended.

For a mere investment of a small amount of money, good quality golf balls, such as the kind Nike have in their ranges can seriously improve your game a lot.

What We Liked

  • Premium Nike balls
  • Great value for money

What We Didn't Like

  • Customers have received balls from other brands

Wilson Ultra 500 Straight Golf Ball (15-Pack)

Wilson are one of the leading pioneers of the golf ball industry, meaning the majority of their balls can be extremely pricey.

However, the Ultra 500, while being a basic two-piece golf ball, have incredible technology used in the manufacturing process, which not only creates a great golf ball, but allows them to be extremely cost effective.

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Added to the balls are amazing spin-reducing technologies which allow the balls to fly straighter and farther. Perfect for beginners.

With a low spin design, you can be sure your shots will be on target!

They also feature a titanium core, with a cut resistant cover allowing for amazing distance, and perfection on the driving range.

The cut resistant Surlyn cover means that the Wilson Ultra 500’s have a huge lifespan, you are more likely to have lost the ball, than damage it!

What We Liked

  • Spin-reducing technologies
  • Gives good distances
  • Great for beginners

What We Didn't Like

  • Cheap but not extremely cheap like the others listed

Nitro Maximum Distance Golf Ball (12-Pack)

Nitro golf balls are commonly used in tournaments, and are favoured by novices and professionals alike.

These particular golf balls are sublime to use on the driving range, and you can be sure that the aerodynamic design will allow the ball to fly for an incredible distance, improving your game hugely.

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The titanium core helps shift the energy from your swing around the ball evenly, minimising spin and allowing for only the most accurate shots possible!

This allows you to lower your score, and complete each round with much fewer swings.

Due to the low cost of these, they are perfect for practising on the driving range, as after all – they’re so cheap that you can afford to lose them.

They are that affordable you could even order a pack every week and not be spending a huge amount of money!

Additionally, you can choose between pink, white or yellow balls!

What We Liked

  • Built for distance
  • Decreases drag

What We Didn't Like

  • Not as durable as other brands

Quick Summary of The Best Cheap Golf Balls

Shag Practise 96 Ball Bag

Most value for money

  • Ultra value for money
  • May include premium brands
  • Cleaned, washed and inspected
Wilson Titanium

Best for beginners

  • Built for distances
  • Great for beginners
Nike 48 AAA+

2nd most value for money

  • Premium Nike balls
  • Great Value
Wilson Ultra 500

Great for beginners

  • Spin-reducing
  • Good distances
  • Great for beginners
Nitro Maximum Distance

Cheapest

  • Built for distance
  • Decreases drag

In conclusion, you can play golf without spending an absolute fortune on golf balls, more often that not you are simply paying for the branding on the side of the golf ball.

Another good option is to purchase “lake balls” – many golf clubs sell these within their shops.

They are simply large boxes of balls that have been recovered from lakes around the golf club, these are a great option as they are extremely cheap, and you also get all types of golf balls.

Plus they allow you to find out which golf ball is right for you. All five products reviewed above are excellently priced, and high quality – allowing you to enjoy a regular game of golf without breaking the bank!

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Longest Golf Balls 2018: The Best Golf Balls for Distance http://hittingthegolfball.com/longest-golf-balls-for-distance/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/longest-golf-balls-for-distance/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2016 04:47:43 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=779 As with many aspects of golf, the perfect golf ball all depends on your play style. Despite this, there are a few extremely well-engineered golf balls in the market, which will definitely impress your friends at the driving range. Today, we'll take a look at some of the longest golf balls currently in the market.​

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One of the most important aspects of the game of golf is the distance you can get off the tee.

Good distance is important when trying to come up under par, and hence keep your game on the negative side and get you in the winners’ circle.

As with anything in golf, a lot of how much distance you will get off your shot depends on the golfers play style and skill.

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But if you need some extra help, there are a few extremely well-engineered golf balls on the market, which are designed specifically with distance in mind.​

If you find distance to be a hindrance to your game, then you are in luck. Today, we'll take a look at some of the longest golf balls on the market, all in the hopes of bettering your long range game.​

If you're in a hurry, here is top choice for the longest golf balls, made for distance:

Our Longest Golf Ball Pick: Titleist Velocity

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Designed as a ball for long distances, but able to be used for short distances, the Titleist Velocity Golf Ball is versatile and has great usability. Claimed to have "the fastest solid core" of any golf ball, it allows great speed which results in an increased distance. Like all Titleist products, the Velocity has a premium feel to it, but yet still extremely affordable.


NameEditor's CommentProduct 
Titleist Pro V1Best Overall Distance BallvView More
Bridgestone E6Best Beginner Distance Ballbridgestone-e6View More
Titleist VelocityLongest Golf BallTitleist-VelocityView More
Callaway HexBest Budget Distance Ballcallaway-hexView More
Nike RZN PlatinumBest for Intermediate Golferscallaway-hexView More

What's the Best Distance Golf Balls of 2018?

Titleist PRO V1

The Titleist PRO V1 is one of the most preferred balls currently in the market, and has been for a number of years. And with features that many golfers of all skill ranges will love, it's easy to see why.

It is leaned towards a soft feel, allowing the golfer to have increased control. Despite this, it can reach great distances due to the penetrating trajectory.

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Currently, there are two different versions of the PRO V1, the original PRO V1 and the PRO V1x. With the latest edition of the PRO V1x, rather than the traditional Surlyn cover, they use Thermoset Urethane.

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This is added into the mixture, and the reaction coats the ball within the mould. This allows for an even softer ball than before, which helps to increase the control and accuracy of the ball.

While soft may be great for some, this does hinder the balls durability. This means that you may be headed to the store more often than you like to buy new golf balls, which can be bad when saving up for green's fees.

Considering the amount of distance, and even spin, that the Titleist can give, this may be a mute point. If you want an all around ball for accuracy, distance, and performance, the Titleist PRO V1 series is the way to go.​


Bridgestone E6

Although Bridgestone is predominantly a tire company, the company has also been known to make great golf products.

With the Bridgestone E6, golfers from beginners to pros will get a ball with both accessibility and distance being the main focus.

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The E6 is a low-spin ball, which will allow beginners to get a much longer drive off the tee that will also land where they intend it to. And with a soft and light design, even golfers with lower swing speeds will get the most benefit from the E6.

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This three piece ball also uses the traditional Surlyn hard coat, with a soft core. This allows for a great feel, along with increased accuracy and distance, making this ball exceptionally good for beginners and veterans alike.

While softness may be good for some, it may not be for everyone. Such is the issue with these balls, as the Bridgestone E6 can come off as softer then the majority of long distance balls, and may take some getting used to for many golfers.

Another great feature of the E6 is the increased dimple count, it features smaller dimples, within the larger dimples. I know, it sounds crazy, and looks weird – however, it reduces drag when travelling through the air; this allows you to get much higher speeds, all resulting a much large drive distance.

Another great product from Bridgestone, showing that they can hang with the big boys in both auto and golf. Superior range and a forgiving, low-spin ball should make the E6 a mainstay in many golf bags.​

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Titleist Velocity

Our next ball again comes from the number one brand in golf with the Titleist Velocity.

And with the velocity, this is debatably the longest flying golf ball Titleist has made yet.

The Titleist Velocity features patented technology called LSX, which is “the fastest solid core” of any other golf balls. 

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With this core, regardless of what club you use, you will notice around a 10% increase in distance, which is great for shaving the strokes off your game.

Not only that, you can also reach great speeds with this ball, which help to drive your ball even further. This is done with the help of the ball's 328 spherically-tiled dimples, which helps to reduce the balls drag while in the air​.

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Despite being designed as a long distance ball, the Titleist Velocity also performs extremely well when used for short distances; it provides fairly good feedback with various clubs, and isn’t too hard for putting.

However, it takes a little bit of practice to get used to this ball for low distances, as it tends to roll much more than any other ball, meaning you need less power for each shot.

This ball has a higher spin then most, which can make this ball a hard choice for beginners, especially around the greens. There are also a few choices of golf balls for distance out there that are cheaper than the Velocity, with this ball coming up to a price around $40 dollars new in some cases.

This price can be forgiven just for the sheer distance you can get with this ball. Before you know it, the Titleist Velocity will have you beating out the competition, allowing you to reach the green quicker than ever before.


Callaway Hex Warbird

If you want a reliable brand name at a lesser price point than our previous entry, then Callaway may have just the thing for you.

With the Hex Warbird, Callaway gives golfers a golf ball that is not only affordable, but flies further than most others.

This is due in part to the Callway's specialty "Warbird Core", which is surprising large compared to other balls, and much softer.

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This results in huge speeds, ultimately resulting in huge distances, meaning you get a golf ball that both hits easy and performs great.

Callaway’s dimple pattern on the Hex Warbird is also provides more distance off your shots, as it results in reduced drag, increasing speeds for larger distances. Average golfers can expect around a 15-20% increase in distance with the Callaway, making this ball one of the best performing balls for the price, at a price point of under $20.

Much like the Titleist Velocity, due to the balls spin, some golfers may have issues with their short game. Also, while the core of the ball is soft, the outside shell is hard, which may not provide the right feel for most golfers.

For my money, I always find Callaway to provide great benefit without me having to make a second mortgage to buy them. This is the case with the Hex Warbird, which will be a golf ball that will help improve your distance game and at a price that will make you smile.


Nike Golf RZN Golf Balls

Nike, a mainstay in the sports world, has shown its expertise once again as a leader in sports technology. Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, as well as many other PGA tour golfers, use our next ball, the Nike RZN, and to great effect.

The Nike RZN golf balls feature "Speedlock" technology, which is used to deliver more energy off your shots for a faster, longer distance shot from the tee or the fairway. 

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This, coupled with the ball's lightweight core and perimeter weighting, provide a more stable and consistent flight path.

The new Speedlock technology gives a softer feel compared to previous generations of Nike balls, making the ball lighter and eliminating unnecessary spin for better consistency. The ball is also designed to reduce spin in order to give a penetrating trajectory, which will help to give your ball even more speed and distance, as well as accuracy.

Unfortunately, these RZN balls tend to suffer in bad weather conditions. In harsh winds and rain, the balls accuracy and trajectory can be drastically effected, due to the ball's weight, making these a hard choice for beginners.

The Nike RZN balls may not be the best for everyone, but are a great choice for veteran golfers with moderate swing-speed looking for a bit more out of their ball. If you are a golfer looking for more distance and spin control, and want a ball that even the pro's use, then the Nike RZN are for you!


Buying Factors of Longest Golf Balls

Factor 1 - Type

There are three different types of golf balls that are designed with distance in mind: One, two, and three-piece golf balls.

One-piece golf balls are great choices for courses that may have a lot of hazards around. This is due to the cheap cost of the golf balls, which makes them great not only for golfing on a budget, but also good for the clumsy golfer that tends to lose balls frequently.

While generally not as good for distance as the two and three piece balls, you usually get more than what you pay for, allowing great distance without breaking the bank.

In contrast to the one-piece balls, two-piece golf balls have a more solid core, usually manufactured from resin, they are then coated in an extremely hard material, such as Surlyn. This design, in combination with a higher compression rating, make the ball slice through the air effortlessly, providing a longer range then other golf balls.

However, due to the high compression, they tend to be harder to control than one-piece balls, meaning that these balls are more suited to avid golfers over newbies. The two-piece's harder design does lend itself to the ball's durability, though, so you will be able to use these balls for much longer as a result.

A third type, which is not as popular, is three-piece balls.

While not as popular as the previous two types, the three-piece golf balls have a rubber core, coated with harder rubber, and are then coated in Surlyn. These ball are much softer than the others, and provide a huge amount of spin and control.

The extra control makes them great for rookies, but the added spin is something that is not only great for both rookies and veterans alike, but can give your ball much needed extra distance on the fairway.

Believe it or not, four and even five-piece golf balls also exist. Four-piece golf balls feature a rubber core, with a variety of different layers depending on the manufacturer, all coated in Surlyn as with the other golf balls.

Five-piece golf balls are similar to four-piece balls, with a rubber core, various layers coated in Surlyn.

Factor 2 - Spin

As mentioned above, spin can be an important factor when buying your long distance balls, especially as it pertains to accuracy and yardage.

Low spin balls glide through the air in a straight line, which gives you great distance off of good drives. The lack of added spin, however, will mean your ball will likely stop on the ground, without any additional distance gain.

In contrast to this, the balls are also more accurate, with the ball usually ending exactly where you want it to on the ground. This makes these balls great for approaches, as the ball will be less likely to roll away from the target.

Mid-spin balls fall in between high and low spin balls, and are a great choice for many golfers. Due to the balance between spin and accuracy, these balls are highly recommended for golfers who want extra length off their shots, but may not be used to some of the more advanced, high spin balls.

High spin balls are designed to release backspin once they are hit into the air, making them great for both distance and when close to the green. They are fairly easy to control on the greens, and can travel a huge distance with the perfect swing. However, for those not used to these kinds of balls, accuracy can become an issue.

Factor 3 - Compression

The compression of a golf balls varies hugely, and can be a major factor where distance is concerned. It is a measure of deflection that occurs when a golf ball is hit, and usually has a value ranging 0 and 200.

Balls rated at 200 do not deflect at all, whereas balls rated at 0 will deflect around 7mm. The lower the compression of the ball, the lower the pressure, which not only makes the ball softer, but can help it to fly through the air.

However, lower compression also tends to make the ball lighter. This means that these balls can sometimes suffer in performance during high winds and rain.

For distance, lower compression is generally better. When buying a ball, try to find balls that have a compression of around 50, even though lower compression balls are available.

Factor 4 - Feel

The feel of the ball is incredibly important to how well you will play. Hard feel balls will hit hard with the driver but will travel a much larger distance than soft feel balls.

Soft feel balls are usually used by professionals, as they have much more control than hard balls; it is much easier to add backspin to your swing with a soft feel ball, however – the distance will be greatly decreased compared to a hard feel ball.

Factor 5 - Cost

The price of your golf ball is also hugely important, especially if you tend to lose balls. If you are new to golf, losing your golf balls is incredibly frustrating, and will soon burn a hole in your pocket.

However, all is not lost – you can buy “lake” balls that are fairly cheap. They are not as good as a brand new ball, but are much cheaper. Lake balls are golf balls that have been recovered from golf clubs, from lakes and ponds.

You will be very unlikely to find a set of lake balls that are exactly the same; you will usually get a box full of various balls, all with different specifications and manufacturers. On the plus side, this is also a cheap way to find the right type of ball for you.

Once you know what it is you may want out of a golf ball, you should start comparing prices. With various brands of golf balls out there, chances are you will find long distance balls at different price points that provide the same benefits.

To this effect, you will want to get the ball that fits best in your price range. While well-known brand names may seem tempting to the uninitiated, you can likely find balls that are just as good at a cheaper price, so keep an eye out.

Factor 5 - Durability

Durability of your golf balls is extremely important, as you will want balls that are able to last a long time.

While a softer ball is generally better for beginners, a harder golf ball is usually more durable. For this reason, you may want to buy harder golf balls. The only issue with this is chances are these balls can run more expensive, making them hard to suggest if you are on a budget

However, for distance – a hard ball is recommended. These are much more durable and less likely to be damaged.

Hard balls are also a worthwhile investment, due to the longer lifespan. This means you can use them for much longer, decreasing the overall cost you spend on golf balls.


Which Golf Ball is Best for You?​

Beginners: The best golf ball for beginners is highly debated, with many veteran golfers suggesting to start with soft feel balls, due to the increased control. However, I believe budget/lake balls are a smarter option. If you prefer to buy brand new golf balls, hard balls are recommended as these will last a much longer time compared to soft balls. In terms of spin, a low spin ball is best for beginners – this allows you to practise your accuracy, and hit straight. However, in my opinion, many beginner golfers have lower swing speeds that will benefit if the ball travels more distance. Thus, for beginners, I again suggest the hard/distance golf balls, which may provide more spin, but also fly further.

Sunday Golfer: Are you a Sunday golfer? Not exactly a professional, but much better than a beginner? If so, you should be losing a lot less balls than when you started, this means you can start purchasing mid-range balls, from brands such as Dunlop. In terms of spin, mid-spin balls are recommended, these are as easy to control as a low spin ball, except they allow you to add backspin to the ball with much more ease.

Veteran Golfer: For veteran golfers, you should already be able to control balls quite well, and are likely making accurate shots quite frequently. For you, high spin golf balls are the way to go. This is because not only will it give you the most distance, but it will also give you the most benefit with the additional spin it provides, making them great on the fairway or the green.


Quick Summary of the Longest Golf Balls 2018

Titleist Pro V1

Best Overall Distance Ball

  • Premium quality
  • Improvedspin

Bridgestone E6

Best Beginner Distance Ball

  • Lower spin
  • More control
  • Great for beginners

Titleist Velocity

Longest Golf Ball

  • Increased distance
  • Premium quality
  • Great speed

Callaway Hex Warbird

Best Budget Distance Ball

  • Wallet friendly
  • Maximum feel

Nike RZN Golf Balls

Best for Intermediate Golfers

  • Better consistency
  • Great speed

So, what's the longest golf ball? The five choices for the longest golf ball on the market reviewed above are all great balls, and will all provide a satisfying feel, along with huge distances. However, they aren’t without their weaknesses. Each of these long distance golf balls are designed for a specific purpose, and will lack in other areas.

But that is why we made this list, to help you decide which ball best suits your needs. For professionals, go for a Titleist ball – there is a reason they are the #1 golf ball manufacturer in the industry. For beginners, try out a few cheap golf balls before deciding on the perfect ball for you.

We hope that we were able to help you on your journey for more distance on the course. Thanks for reading, and we'll see you next time!​

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The Best Golf Balls for High Handicappers and Beginners for 2018 http://hittingthegolfball.com/the-best-golf-balls-for-high-handicappers/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/the-best-golf-balls-for-high-handicappers/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:09:20 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=280 If you are just starting out playing golf, your handicap is probably high like all beginners. Many high handicap golfers have lower swing speeds that will benefit if the ball travels more distance. Another common problem for beginners is that they tend to slice the ball off the tee.

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If you are just starting out playing golf, your handicap is probably high like all beginners.

A golf handicap is a numerical representation of a golfer’s potential playing ability, based on his scores and the courses played. It is used to allow golfers of different levels to play together.

The lower the handicap, the better a player is deemed to be.

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Handicap scores can be as low as zero. This score is termed as scratch. It can also go as high as 36 for men and a maximum of 40 for women.

Our Top Golf Ball for High Handicappers Pick: Callaway Warbird

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Out of all the golf balls listed here, our favorite is the Callaway Warbird Golf Ball. It provides maximum distance, reduces sidespin and is of the trusted Callaway quality. It's truly a premium ball for beginners, at a truly affordable price.

NameEditor's CommentProduct 
Callaway WarbirdBest Overall Distance Ballbest golf balls for beginnersView More
Wilson Smart CoreSecond Best Budget Ballbest golf balls for high handicappersView More
Titleist DT Solo2nd Best Overallbest golf balls for high handicappersView More
Bridgestone e7 Piercing FlightBest Premium Distance Ballbest golf balls for high handicappersView More
Wilson Ultra 500Cheapestbest value golf ballsView More

Now, there are many ways to lower your handicap.

Having regular and effective golf practice sessions and using training aids are some of them.

Another way is using a golf ball which best suits your style of playing.

Many high handicap golfers have lower swing speeds that will benefit if the ball travels more distance.

Another common problem for beginners is that they tend to slice the ball off the tee.

Thus, distance golf balls are the best golf balls for high handicappers or the beginner golfers because distance matters more for beginners than spin or control.

Distance golf balls also have lower spin that will minimize the slice.

Before we dive into the list of best golf balls for high handicappers, click here to learn how to calculate your handicap.


Best Golf Balls for High Handicappers

Callaway Warbird Golf Balls

These great golf balls by Callaway are specially designed for the players who are seeking optimistic distance for maximum flight.

The Warbird is a 2-piece ball with a larger, softer Warbird Core that provides faster ball speeds for maximum distance. The thinner cover of the core enhances the feel without sacrificing speed and distance.

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The HEX Aerodynamics surface pattern generates better low speed lift for the ball and helps in the reduction of drag and promotes stable flight while holding itself in the wind.

This ball is available in two color choices:

One is traditional white and another is optical yellow for better visibility in the air or on the ground.

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In the series of Callaway golf balls, Warbird, with its commitment to distance and dual color choices, is considered as one of the best choice for golf balls.


Wilson Smart Core Golf Balls

In the age of smart phones and smart TVs, we now have a “smart” golf ball.

What stands out with the Wilson Smart Core Golf Ball is its patented Smart-Core formula, which reacts to your swing speed.

Around the green (short game), it provides a soft response for more spin and control and an exceptional feel.

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Off the tee, on long shots, it provides a firm response, minimizes spin and gives more distance and accuracy.

In other words, it specializes in straight distances whenever you need.

Protected by a durable ionomer cover, it has a long-lasting playability through different conditions.

Lastly, the Wilson Smart Core golf balls come at a very good value for a pack of 24. You no longer have to worry about hitting balls into the hazards.


Titleist DT Solo Golf Balls

You probably have seen Titleist golf balls everywhere.

After all, the Titleist brand is known as the #1 ball in golf.

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls are probably some of the best golf balls in the market, but as a beginner, they may not be as suitable due to the price and technology involved.

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The Titleist DT Solo golf ball, on the other hand, may be the suitable one for you.

As a beginner, you want maximum distance and the DT Solo provides just that with its large, Surlyn-blend core with a compression of around 70. This means that if you have a swing speed of below 90 mph, this ball is perfect for you.

The DT Solo features a soft-compression and high-velocity core which provides lower driver spin over long distances which helps reduces unwanted hook and slice sidespins for straighter distances.

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The DT Solo also offers responsive, excellent short game performance.

As with the Titleist brand, the DT Solo has a highly trusted quality and consistency. This is the best value ball you can get from a premium brand.


Bridgestone Golf e7 Piercing Flight

Many golf pros trust their game with Bridgestone, so why shouldn’t you?

The e-Series golf balls were manufactured with one purpose: Make Golf Easier, and it surely hit its purpose with the e7 piercing flight balls.

The e7 Piercing Flight is an upgrade from the e5, e6 and e7 balls.

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Made of a reactive Surlyn cover and 326 Dual Dimple pattern design and technology, the e7 golf ball is able to generate advanced and increased aerodynamics for longer distances and ball flight.

All e-Series golf balls employ the WEB Dimple Technology, which increases surface coverage by more than 10%, improving distance and flight performance.

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The progressive core enhances ball speed over longer distances while the mantle layer reduces back spin, giving you more control and exceptional feel.

Not to mention, the 3 piece ionomer cover of the e7 provides enhanced durability.

With the e7 Piercing Flight, it is easy to hit straight and far with consistency, easy to have a good spin on approach shots and have a soft feel on the green,


Wilson Ultra 500 Straight Golf Ball

Wilson are one of the leading pioneers of the golf ball industry, meaning the majority of their balls can be extremely pricey.

However, the Ultra 500, while being a basic two-piece golf ball, have incredible technology used in the manufacturing process, which not only creates a great golf ball, but allows them to be extremely cost effective.

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Added to the balls are amazing spin-reducing technologies which allow the balls to fly straighter and farther. Perfect for beginners.

With a low spin design, you can be sure your shots will be on target!

They also feature a titanium core, with a cut resistant cover allowing for amazing distance, and perfection on the driving range.

The cut resistant Surlyn cover means that the Wilson Ultra 500’s have a huge lifespan, you are more likely to have lost the ball, than damage it!

This set is the cheapest option reviewed here, perfect for beginners. and high handicappers.


A word on Golf Ball Compression

Compression is a measurement of forced needed to compress the golf ball against the clubhead. The ball launches as this compression is released.

A higher compression ball requires higher swing speed to generate maximum distance while a lower compression ball requires less.

General Guide:

Swing Speed <85 mph: Low Compression Ball (<65)

Swing Speed 85-104 mph: Mid Compression Ball (66-89)

Swing Speed >105 mph: High Compression ball (>90)


Quick Summary of the Best Golf Balls for High Handicappers

Callaway Warbird

Best Overall

  • Dual Color
  • Wallet Friendly

Wilson Smart Core

Second Best Budget Ball

  • Durable
  • Wallet Friendly

Titleist DT Solo

2nd Best Overall

  • High Quality
  • Great distance
  • Reduces spin

Bridgestone e7 Piercing Flight

Best Premium Distance Ball

  • Durable
  • Great distance
  • Reduces spin

Wilson Ultra 500

Cheapest

  • Great distance
  • Reduces spin
  • Ultra cheap

There you have it, our selection of the best golf balls for high handicappers for optimal performance and great distances.

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter too much which ball you chose, as long as you have consistent practice with selected golf ball.

Just select one from the list, practice often and you’ll definitely see your handicap score go down!

If you have any more queries about the top golf balls for high handicappers, feel free to ask us in the comments section below. If you know any other suitable alternatives, feel free to add let us know.


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