What Golf Ball is Perfect for Your Game?

Select Your Preferences To Find Out...

Feel describes the sensation when contacting the ball, on full and short shots.

Soft: Contact gives sensation of ball compressing against club face on full shots, with a muted "click" on short shots. Soft golf balls typically feature covers made of urethane and fall into the Tour/Advanced/Performance category.

Firm: Contact sensation and sound fall between soft and hard on full and short shots. Firm golf balls typically feature covers made of ionomer, and occasionally urethane, and fall into the Premium category.

Hard: Contact sensation and sound are more "dense" and solid, the ball seeming to jump quickly off the club face on full and short shots. Hard golf balls typically feature covers made of Surlyn and fall into the Value/Recreational/Distance category.
My Priority Is
Choose the golf ball characteristic most important to you based on these definitions:

Distance: For golfers who want maximum distance, especially on tee shots, and are willing to sacrifice some stopping power and short game control.

Distance with Spin: For golfers who value distance slightly more than spin and control.

Spin with Distance: For golfers who value spin and control slightly more than distance. For golfers (typically low-handicappers) who want the ball to stop quickly on the greens when hitting approach shots, chips, pitches and bunker shots. Golfers who value spin are willing to sacrifice some distance off the tee.
My Driver Distance in Yards (Carry + Roll)
The total distance your average drive travels. Add your carry (flight) yardage plus roll yardage.
I Like my Golf Ball's Compression Rating to be
Compression is a measurement of the force needed to compress a golf ball. Higher-compression balls (90+) require greater swing speed to generate maximum distance, while lower-compression balls feel softer and often travel farther for golfers with swing speeds below 100 mph.

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.
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Golf Ball BoxesNot all golf balls are created equal.

Oh, they're all the same size and shape, and all have a dimpled surface. Most are even the same color.

But the similarities end when the rubber meets the road – ormore accurately, when the clubface meets the cover. Different golf ball brands and models offer different feel, spin rates and trajectory characteristics, and it's important to know which ball (or type of ball) is the best fit for your specific skills.

Fortunately, golf ball manufacturers offer a vast array of products designed to meet an equally wide range of players. Nearly every ball falls into one of three categories: Value/Recreational/Distance (mid- to high-handicappers with slower swing speeds), Premium (low- to mid-handicappers with moderate swing speeds) and Tour/Advanced/Performance (low-handicappers and professionals with high swing speeds).
Within each category, the differences from one ball to the next are often minimal. One might go a little farther off the tee, while another provides a smidgeon of extra spin around the greens. Once you've narrowed down your options to the proper category, the final choice is often a highly subjective matter.

Our Golf Ball Fitting Guide will take you through the selection process step by step, using your skills and personal preferences to determine which ball is your best bet. For each golf ball, we provide reviews detailing the performance traits to help you pick the right ball for you.

Ball fitting is important. It isn't as important as things like your swing technique or your mental approach to the game, but it is certainly just as important as club fitting. By having the right ball in your bag when you head out for a round of golf, you will be able to produce a variety of shots based on the demands of the course. As an added benefit of ball fitting, your game should grow stronger and stronger over time if you stick with the same model. If you have been putting off custom ball fitting up until this point, do so no longer. Take this step right away and your game will be better for the effort.

Some golfers, instead of going through a ball fitting process, just decide to buy the most expensive box on the shelf. After all, an expensive ball has to be better than a cheap one, right? Well, not necessarily. Sure, the high-end golf balls are quality products, but that doesn't mean they are right for your game. Each golfer is unique, and you need to match up a ball to your unique skill set in order to perform at the highest level possible. It may be that you need an expensive ball, or it may work out that you can play better with a mid-level model. Only by going through the ball fitting process will you know for sure.