Saturday, January 10, 2009

Which Golf Ball is Right for Me-Part 4

Part 4-Golf Ball Information
Part 1 was a discussion about one-piece golf balls. In the second part I dealt with two-piece, three-piece, and four-piece golf balls. These are also known as 2-piece, 3-piece, and 4-piece golf balls. Part 3 talked about low spin balls, mid spin balls, and high spin balls. In this segment we will discuss the feel of golf balls.

Soft Feel Golf Balls

Golf pros and low handicappers prefer to play soft feeling golf balls. These golfers have the ability to stimulate these golf balls to do what they like with them. They're especially appropriate for the short game where great feel and spin comes into play. High handicappers should typically stay away from soft feeling balls because they could loose some distance and the covers tend to mark up easily.

Mid Feel Golf Balls

The best ball for a mid handicap golfer is the mid feel ball since they offer adequate control, feel, and distance.

Firm Feel Golf Balls

If you hit a firm feeling golf ball you'll observe that they feel hard against the club face, almost like a rock! Golf balls that advocate distance off the tee, are usually golf balls that have firm feel. The bad news about these balls is, while they give you the distance, they lack feel around the green. Mid to high handicappers commonly take to these balls because they're looking for more distance and they're not too concerned about the lack of spin on approach shots, and having a softer feel around and on the green. These balls are very durable and don't scratch or mark easily.

Part 5 will deal with golf ball compression. Hopefully soon, you will be able to answer the question: 'how to choose the right golf ball for me?'

1 comment :

  1. I used to just use whatever secondhand balls the course would sell me (after all, I'd just lose them in the trees anyway), however since switching to low cost new balls (Taylormade XD, about $15 per dozen) I've noticed a significant increase in my consistency. Perhaps part of it is psychological, however they seem to travel straighter and further than secondhand balls with less mishits.