Golf Ball Fittling

Golf Ball Covers Chart

Learn the Basics of Golf Ball Covers

Golf ball term "Cover": The golf ball’s outer most layer. Typically made from urethane or a material called Surlyn, the cover is dimpled and has a major effect on the ball’s performance characteristics. Play a round or two with each ‘contender’ with different covers until you have decided which golf ball cover provides you with the correct performance characteristics.

The nice thing about purchasing golf balls, as opposed to a set of golf clubs, is that you don’t have to invest hundreds of dollars to put them into use in your game. If you settle on a specific golf ball, only to later decide that it isn’t quite right for your game, you can always make a switch the next time you need to buy a box. Also, you can always compare and test out golf balls that you find on the course to see which cover might work for best your game.

Category key Golf Ball Cover

Urethane Golf Ball Cover: Urethane is widely used as a cover material in Tour/Advanced/Performance balls. Softer and less durable than Surlyn, urethane enhances spin while providing a feel preferred by highly skilled players.

Surlyn Golf Ball Cover: An ionomer manufactured by DuPont, Surlyn is a popular cover material found on many golf balls. Surlyn is extremely durable and resilient. Balls made with Surlyn typically spin less than those made from urethane.

Ionomer Golf Ball Cover: A specific type of plastic (polymer) that is very durable and resilient. Surlyn is the best known and most widely used golf ball ionomer.

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Golf Ball Model Cover Category Model Review
Bridgestone Tour B330 Urethane
Bridgestone Tour B330-S Urethane
Bridgestone Tour B330-RX Urethane
Bridgestone Tour B330-RXS Urethane
Bridgestone e5 Urethane
Bridgestone e6 Ionomer
Bridgestone e6 SPEED Surlyn
Bridgestone e6 Soft Surlyn
Bridgestone e7 Surlyn
Bridgestone Lady Precept Ionomer
Bridgestone xFIXx Ionomer
Bridgestone Extra Soft Ionomer
Bridgestone Laddie X Ionomer
Callaway HEX Black Tour Urethane
Callaway HEX Chrome+ Urethane
Callaway HEX Chrome Urethane
Callaway HEX Diablo Trionomer
Callaway Limited Edition Chrome Soft "58" Golf Ball Review Urethane
Callaway Superhot 70 Golf Ball Review Ionomer
Callaway HEX Hot Trionomer
Callaway HEX Hot Pro Trionomer
Callaway HEX Solaire Trionomer
Callaway HEX Warbird Surlyn
Callaway Speed Regime 1 Urethane
Callaway Speed Regime 2 Urethane
Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Ball Urethane
Callaway Speed Regime 3 Urethane
Callaway Chrome Soft Urethane
Callaway Warbird and Warbird Yellow Golf Ball Review Surlyn
Callaway HEX Soft Golf Ball Review Trionomer
Callaway Supersoft Yellow Golf Ball Review Trionomer
Callaway New Chrome Soft with Truvis Technology Golf Ball Review Urethane
Callaway New Chrome Soft Truvis Yellow and Black Golf Ball Review Urethane
Callaway New Chrome Soft Yellow Golf Ball Review Urethane
Callaway Strata Tour Advanced Golf Ball Review Ionomer
Callaway Supersoft Pink Golf Ball Review Trionomer
Callaway Solaire and Pink Golf Ball Review Surlyn
Callaway Superhot 55 Yellow Golf Ball Review Trionomer
Callaway Supersoft Surlyn
Callaway Superhot 55 Trionomer
Maxfli Revolution Low Compression Surlyn
Maxfli Revolution Spin Ionomer
Maxfli U/2 Model Golf Ball Ionomer
Maxfli U/3 Urethane
Maxfli U/4 Urethane
Maxfli U/4x Urethane
Maxfli U/6 Urethane
Nike 20XI-X Urethane
Nike 20XI Urethane
Nike One RZN X Urethane
Nike One RZN Ionomer
Nike One Vapor Speed Ionomer
Nike Power Distance Long Ionomer
Nike Power Distance Soft Ionomer
Nike RZN Black Ionomer
Nike RZN Platinum Urethane
Nike RZN Red Urethane
Nike RZN White Urethane
Nike RZN Tour ball Ionomer
Nike RZN Speed ball Ionomer
Pinnacle Rush Urethane
Pinnacle Soft Urethane
Pinnacle Bling Golf Ball Ionomer
Pinnacle Gold Distance Ionomer
Slazenger RAW Distance Feel Surlyn
Slazenger RAW Distance Surlyn
Srixon Q-STAR Ionomer
Srixon Z-STAR PURE WHITE and TOUR YELLOW Ionomer
Srixon Z-STAR XV PURE WHITE and TOUR YELLOW Ionomer
Srixon Q-STAR XV PURE WHITE and TOUR YELLOW Ionomer
Srixon SOFT FEEL SOFT WHITE and TOUR YELLOW Urethane
Srixon SOFT FEEL LADY SOFT WHITE Urethane
Srixon Soft Feel Ionomer
Srixon Soft Feel Lady Ionomer
Srixon Trispeed Tour Ionomer
Srixon Trispeed Ionomer
Srixon Z-STAR SL Urethane
Srixon Z-STAR XV Urethane
Srixon Z-STAR Urethane
TaylorMade Burner Iothane
Taylormade Kalea Golf Ball Review Iothane
Taylormade Distance + Golf Ball Review Iothane
Taylormade AeroBurner-Pro Golf Ball Review Iothane
Taylormade AeroBurner-Soft Golf Ball Review Iothane
TaylorMade Lethal Iothane
TaylorMade TP5 & TP5x Urethane
TaylorMade RocketBallz Urethane Urethane
TaylorMade RocketBallz Iothane
TaylorMade SuperDeep Iothane
TaylorMade Project (a) Urethane
TaylorMade New Tour Preferred Soft Tech
TaylorMade New Tour Preferred X Soft Tech
Titleist DT SoLo Surlyn
Titleist NXT Tour Fusablend
Titleist NXT Tour S Fusablend
Titleist ProV1 Urethane
Titleist ProV1x Urethane
Titleist Velocity Surlyn
Titleist DT Trusoft Ionomer
Top-Flite D2+ Distance Ionomer
Top-Flite D2+ Feel Ionomer
Top-Flite D2+ Straight Ionomer
Top-Flite Gamer Tour Urethane
Top-Flite Gamer Ionomer
Top-Flite XL Distance Ionomer
Top Flite Bomb Ionomer
Top Flite Gamer Soft Ionomer
Volvik Crystal Surlyn
Volvik Pro Bismuth Surlyn
Volvik Vista iV Surlyn
Volvik S4 Urethane
Volvik S3 Urethane
Volvik Vista iS Surlyn
Volvik Vista DS 77 Urethane
Wilson Staff C:25 Ionomer
Wilson Staff DUO Ionomer
Wilson Staff FG Tour X Urethane
Wilson Staff FG Tour Urethane
Wilson Staff Fifty Elite Ionomer
Wilson Staff Zip Ionomer
WILSON STAFF DUO URETHANE Urethane
WILSON STAFF DUO SPIN Ionomer
Wilson Staff Duo Spin Ionomer
WILSON STAFF DX3 URETHANE Urethane
WILSON STAFF DX3 SPIN Ionomer
WILSON STAFF DX2 SOFT Ionomer