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    A measurement of how much a golf ball will compress on impact. Golf ball compression is between 80 and 110, with a higher number signifying the ball is harder and compresses less when struck.

    In general, low-compression balls are recommended for golfers with swing speeds of less than 95 mph with the driver. High-compression balls work better for those with faster swing speeds. Manufacturers list the compression on each ball’s surface and/or the packaging.