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Some manufacturers do not reveal or emphasize the compression ratings of new golf balls. Some models are now designed and marketed to fit and appeal to a golfers preferences for price, distance, spin, feel and control.
Category Comparison: Value
Spec: (Two) 2 Piece / Layers
The Bridgestone Extra Soft retails for $21.90 a dozen (MSRP) and as its name suggests, it's aimed at golf players looking for longer distance and straighter ball flight, together with a superior/soft feel on all shots. Basically, if you're into value and all round performance, the Bridgestone Extra Soft may be the answer to your prayers. So, if you're a slow swinger who requires increased/better feel and distance from your golf gear, here's another great product from Bridgestone, which was designed and built after realizing that most golf players fail to match their swing speed with the golf balls they're using, thus inhibiting the distance they can achieve. The Bridgestone Extra Soft golf ball is focused at these golfers, and it will definitely help with improving distance on every shot, round after round.
The ball features a two piece construction which is a combination between an exceptionally soft ionomer coating and an extra-soft core. The end result is a long ball with increased feel and a flat ball flight on all shots, round after round. The low compression core allows you to gain maximum distance by compressing the ball fully, even if you're a low swinger type. According to Bridgestone, more than seventy five percent of golfers they've tested have a swing-speed lower than 105 miles per hour from the tee, hence the Bridgestone Extra Soft will suit most golf players looking for increased yardage. Keep in mind that the soft ionomer coating of the ball doesn't impair feel, because the ball is capable of more spin, which translates into great green-side performance. The proprietary Seamless Cover Technology and the 330 dimple design confers the ball good aerodynamics, making it a great choice for amateurs looking to improve their game.
Value/Recreational/Distance – Designed for mid- to high-handicap golfers with swing speeds below 90 mph; typically feature two-piece construction and firm covers; promote greater distance over high spin rates. Examples: Pinnacle Gold, Slazenger RAW Distance
Premium – Designed for low- to mid-handicap golfers with swing speeds of 90-99 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and medium-soft covers; happy medium between Value/Recreational and Tour categories for distance and spin qualities. Examples: Titleist NXT Tour, Callaway HEX Diablo
Tour/Advanced/Performance – Designed for low-handicap and professional golfers with swing speeds in excess of 100 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and soft covers; promote greater spin rates and enhanced feel over distance. Examples: Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone Tour B330