Getting the most out of each club in the bag is vital to shooting low scores in golf. Getting the most yardage out of each shot means one will make fewer strokes and one will be able to take easier shots with scoring clubs. One important factor for getting more distance is the golf ball that is used.
We put this list together because I often find that most amateurs use the wrong ball. Most of them believe they “need more spin”, thinking this will help them hold the green on their approach shots. However, 95% of golfers should be looking for less spin and more distance.
Why is that you ask. Well, for one most amateurs rarely hit the green with their approach shots and are often running the ball up to the green which requires no spin at all. Actually, the spin hurts them here.
Another reason is too much spin off the tee will make a bad shot worse. For example, if you tend to slice the ball or fade it, a high spin ball will turn a fade into a slice and a draw into a hook. Whereas a high distance, lower spin ball will produce a straighter, longer shot every time.
Determining the right ball to use can be tricky but we have compiled list of the top ten golf balls for distance that can help you find the best ball to use that gives you maximum distance, but still offers enough spin to help you on the greens.
1. Taylor Made Penta TP: The Penta does everything well. It provides amazing distance, soft feel, great spin, total control, and great launch all in one ball.
Off the tee, it will provide massive distance while it is perfectly suited for short shots with enough spin to score lights out. I have used this ball and compared it shot for shot with my Pro V1X and it did not disappoint at all…
2. Titleist Pro V1x: This is the ball I use and I absolutely love it. The Pro V1x is an extremely strong all around ball and is second only to the Penta in terms of versatility and distance for the average handicapper. The Pro V1X is a ball designed for the lower handicapper to professionals. Although all levels of players love to say “I use ProV1X”…
With a soft feel and plenty of spin and distance, the Pro V1x is great on the tee, on the green, and everywhere in between. Since I like a lot of spin for some specialty shots I hit around green, I really love the “bite” the ball has. The average to high handicappers usually get tripped up on this aspect because there approach shots do not “run out” like they expect and they come up well short. The ProV1X is not the ball I recommend for the average player.
This is the only reason I didn’t rank my ball #1. But overall, you really can’t go wrong with this ball once you know how it reacts and adjust accordingly.
3. Titleist Pro V1: Like its bigger brother, the Pro V1 is a great all-around golf ball. This ball is about 1.4 yards shorter than the Pro V1x which is why we dropped it to #3 on this list for best distance balls.
However, it is a little more durable than its bigger brother and has higher launch and less spin than the Pro V1x, which is a little better for the higher handicapper.
4. Callaway Tour i (z): The Tour i (z) is multi-layer ball with a unique hex-shape dimple design to reduce drag and increase distance. The ball is soft yet durable while providing great distance off the tee and high spin with scoring clubs.
Overall a solid distance ball for all levels if you prefer Callaway products.
5. Taylor Made Burner: I tried this ball out this past summer and was quite impressed. The burner has low drag characteristics combined with a soft low-compression core for unbelievable distance for players with a wide range of swing speeds.
It was just as long as my ProV1X and the feel around the greens was comparable as well..
7. Bridgestone e6: I have friends who swear by the e6 and they say they prefer it over the Titleist ProV’s. With an anti-spin inner layer, the e6 provides great distance and straight flight for the low-to-average swing speed golfer.
8. Srixon Z-STAR: I tried this ball and after hearing all the hype, was somewhat impressed with it. I played awful that day, so I am sure it skewed my review, but overall not bad…
The Z-STAR features a low compression core for greater ball speed and greater distance for the average player.
9. Callaway Big Bertha Diablo: This ball goes and goes. The Big Bertha Diablo is an aerodynamic low-spin ball for astonishing distance off the tee. So, if distance is all you want – a solid choice.
10. Titleist DT SoLo: This golf balls compression statistics are extremely friendly to players with low swing speeds providing great distance for the low-to-average swing speed golfer.
Many factors determine what golf ball is good fit for an individual player. For example, golf balls compression statistics is an important factor. This is how much club head is required to activate the ball’s specific layer, typically the core for distance, in order to get the desired characteristics. Of course, the only way to know which of these top ten golf balls will perform for you is to tee it up and swing.
However, before you pass judgment on a ball, play an entire round or two with it at a course you are familiar with and compare the shots you hit with your regular ball to the new one you are testing. It is the only way to truly know if that ball is the one for your game.
So, there you have it, go out and try some new balls. Big John just gave you another excuse to play more golf!!!!
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