Four Mid-Priced Golf Balls to Try

If every golf club has a sweet spot, so does every golf ball, at least in terms of price. Most serious players want the best distance and feel they can get, but they might not want to shell out for the highest end models — sure, we love them when we can get our hands Read more…

Golf Balls 2018: Bridgestone TOUR B

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Designed utilizing data from more than 3 million ball fitting sessions, the Bridgestone TOUR B line features the TOUR B X, XS, RX and RXS. TOUR B X and XS are designed for low handicap golfers looking for exceptional feel. A softer urethane cover formulation provides excellent spin and greenside control, while increased distance comes Read more…

Golf Balls 2018: Callaway Chrome Soft

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The latest version of the hit Callaway Chrome Soft balls combine Tour-proven performance with unparalleled feel and exceptional mis-hit forgiveness. One of several new features, a Graphene-infused Dual Soft Fast Core has a larger inner core to maximize compression energy while minimizing driver-spin and promoting high launch for long distance. “We’ve innovated at every layer, Read more…

Golf Balls 2018: Titleist Velocity

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The new Titleist Velocity golf balls are designed with proprietary high-speed technology to deliver even more distance on every shot. With the introduction of new high-visibility color options – VISI-White, Velocity Orange and Velocity Pink – the power of Velocity is also packed with personality. The 2018 Velocity has been reengineered with a softer high-speed core and Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Callaway Golf has moved up to No. 2 in ball market share largely on the success of its Chrome Soft ball, launched in 2015. The company debuted the newest member of the Chrome family – the Callaway Chrome Soft X – at the PGA Merchandise Show. Callaway says the Chrome Soft X has a firmer Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x Balls

For the first time, both the TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x flagship balls incorporate five-layer construction to actively improve or increase driver/iron distance, control and spin without sacrificing any industry leading greenside performance. In traditional golf balls with three or four layers, golfers are forced to settle for high wedge performance at the expense of distance, or Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: Srixon Z-Star Balls

Sold in classic white or high-visibility yellow, the Srixon Z-Star and Z-Star R XV mark the series’ fifth generation and take ball performance to a higher level thanks to its “Energetic Gradient Growth” core, Spin Skin coating and Speed Dimple pattern technology. Z-STAR is the control ball, XV the distance design. Both should build on Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: Titleist Pro V1

It’s time for a new generation of Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, easily the most popular brand in the game. They made their debuts at the PGA Merchandise Show in January. The company says they are the “most advanced, best performing golf balls ever stamped with the Titleist script,’’ high praise considering Read more…

2016 Buyer’s Guide Balls

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VOLVIK This company — by far the leader in the colored golf ball market — has rolled out four new models for 2016 with the goal of covering every skill level and personal preference in softness, spin and feel. First up is the VIBE, a three-piece ball with extremely low compression mixed with high grade Read more…

2015 Buyer’s Guide Balls

Everything Ball!

Bridgestone Golf TOUR B330 & B330-S | $45/doz. bridgestonegolf.com Key Features: Four-piece construction that, yes, incorporates water into the core formulation, which somehow (it’s way over our heads, too) makes this ball’s core softer and the outer regions firmer. That means big distance, folks. Wow Factor: These balls are more apt for golfers with faster Read more…