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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 Laddie X is a ball designed to generate maximum distance off the driver, having low spin, a high launch trajectory and a penetrating flight, combined with Bridgestone's proprietary 372 wind cheating dimple design. The ball features an interesting melange of two state of the art technologies for achieving a soft feel and great control levels from tee to green: the Touch N' Control Ionomer coating and the Enhanced Muscle Fiber Core. This pompous-sounding core design is actually highly efficient, providing explosive distance and unparalleled soft feel, due to its construction which uses a unique combo of rubber compounds, molded together for optimizing feel and distance.
To put it simply, the Bridgestone Laddie X feels like butter, and it's great for golf players with low to moderate swing speeds, but it will suit golfers of all skill levels. The two-piece built of the Bridgestone Laddie X will help you when it comes to longer shots due to the ball's higher velocity and low spin. Bottom line, this is an all rounder, a recreational golf ball, focused at helping lower speed/swing higher-handicap players, a soft ball that prides on its distance and impossible to beat for the price.
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