Best Golf Balls

AN EXPANDING UNIVERSE OF POSSIBILITIES

When we requested golfers to evaluate the best golf balls review for this season’s Hot List–through testing at Marriott’s Grande Vista Resort in Orlando–our overarching guidance was:”Rate these chunks based on how much you would like to play with them compared to your present basketball” Turns out they discovered that an expanding universe of golf balls highly acceptable for full shots, and many that felt soft on full and tight swings. However, as we got closer to the green, certain balls split themselves with a greater spin into chips and pitches.

Best Golf Balls

Typically, these balls had a urethane cover and pretended to be more expensive. Does that imply you need to make compromises with less-expensive models? Probably, but based upon your skill level, these compromises might not matter as much. (For instance, a more expensive ball that spins a good deal on chips might not be the wisest option if you're losing a sleeve or 2 around.)

So, decide which part of your sport --complete shots, short game, texture, cost --is most important in terms of everything you're looking for in a golf ball. Next review the 32 entries with this year's Hot List. The outcomes may open your mind to a new world.

We divide the market into three classes: over $35, $26-$35, and $25 and Under.

‚ÄčBalls listed alphabetically in price categories

OVER $35

BRIDGESTONE TOUR B X/XS/RX/RXS

Cost: $45

 The only tour ball with four choices is divided two ways: Better players should stick together with the firmer, lower-driver-spin X or softer-feeling XS. Others that struggle with mis-hits should select between the RX (less motorist side-spin) or the RXS, the softest of four.

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OVER $35

BCALLAWAY CHROME SOFT/X

Cost: $45

 What can microscopic and super-strong graphene do to improve a golf match? Callaway uses it to strengthen a thin outer core that fosters distance and short-game spin. That leaves space for a large, soft core that reduces driver spin. The X is firmer for quicker swingers.

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OVER $35

SRIXON Z-STAR/XV

Cost: $40

 These tour balls focus on distance with the longer clubs. The Z-Star's gentle, solitary core spins less on tee shirts, and also the XV's harder outer core has greater speed for golfers with fast swing speeds. A particular cover coat enhances immunity on shorter shots.

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OVER $35

 These five-layer balls obtain their greenside control out of a soft urethane cover, but it's the interior layers which are the most intriguing. The firm mantles surrounding the heart help create increased flight and lower spin on shots struck with long and middle irons for optimal distance.

TAYLORMADE TP5/TP5X

Cost: $45

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OVER $35

TITLEIST AVX

Cost: $48

 This three-piece layout gets the lowest compression to get a Titleist multilayer, tour-caliber ball. It's soft feel and high energy for distance off the driver, long and middle irons. There is also a brand new urethane cover material for short-game spin that also comes in yellow.

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OVER $35

TITLEIST PRO V1/X

Cost: $48

 These flagship excursion favorites were slightly redesigned annually. The Pro V1's traditional softer-feeling core has been reformulated to boost distance, along with the Pro V1x's dimple pattern was reworked for higher and more consistent downrange flight.

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OVER $35

WILSON STAFF DUO URETHANE

Cost: $38

 The ultra-soft compression score (55) could create some two-piece balls jealous, but Wilson did not stop there. To make sure golfers do not endure off the tee, there's a resilient mantle to boost distance. At length, a urethane cover offers short-game twist, durability and optimal texture.

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OVER $35

HONMA TW-G6

Cost: $80

 Designed for golfers with fast swing speeds, this six-layer ball comes with a soft core surrounded by highly resilient ionomer layers to improve energy transfer for more driver space. For all the stability on the interior, the urethane cover is there to give soft texture.

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OVER $35

VOLVIK VIVID SOFT

Cost: $43

 Known for its color choices, Volvik expands its line of urethane-covered balls to incorporate a matte-finish in pink, yellow, green and white. Beyond the aesthetics, this model is for golfers using slow-to-average swing speeds searching for higher flight and greenside control.

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OVER $35

WILSON STAFF FG TOUR

Cost: $45

 Wilson has developed a reputation for soft-compression golf balls for slower swingers, but this version has a construction meant for golfers with fast swing speeds. The two firm, resilient mantles help boost distance off the driver, and the urethane cover provides short-shot spin.

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$26-$35

BRIDGESTONE E6 SOFT

Cost: $30

 Traditionally, distance chunks meant sacrificing texture. But this perennial three-piece favorite allows a milder outdoor work with a low-compression inside. The outcome is exactly what average golfers need: high launch, soft feel, less twist for distance and less dispersion on all shots.

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