The most advanced golfballs on the market. A tour ball is constructed of multiple layers and an outer shell made out of Urethane. Tour balls primary attribute is that it will generate a lot of spin.
The most advanced players would like to have a golfball that is workable, meaning you can hit a different type of shots (fades, draws or stingers), and have a lot of spins. These are very common on the PGA Tour.
The spin and the soft shell makes the ball stay on the green that will benefit those skilled enough to wield these balls.
With that said, the tour balls are not as forgiving as other golfballs and therefore we would recommend them to the better golfer. They can, of course, be used by anyone – amateur to professional.
The popular golfballs in this category are Titleist Pro V1, Callaway Chrome Soft and TaylorMade TP5.
DISTANCE GOLF BALLS
The distance golfball suits you that want your shots to fly longer and straighter. Duh, you might ask, doesn’t everybody?
What you give up in this trade-off is the spin, where it might be more difficult to get the ball to stop on the green or might be more difficult to hit fades or draw on purpose.
But these balls are perfect if you suffer from a slice or a hook. It will reduce the spin and also the curve in either way if you suffer from any of these misses.
Previously, distance golfballs were hard as rocks but have now become more of a competitor to the soft golfball and will give you a decent feel around greens why we think you definitely should give them a chance!
Common golfballs in this category are Titleist Velocity, Taylormade RocketBallz, and Callaway Warbird Plus.
Best Golf Balls for the Average Golfer
PREMIUM GOLF BALLS
This is the perfect ball design for amateurs or mid handicappers. The design and attributes are a combination of spinn, feel and distance. The premium ball reminds you of the tour ball but adds a little bit more forgiveness and is more affordable for your everyday golfer.
Common golfballs in this category are Titleist NXT Tour, Bridgestone E6 Soft and Callaway HX Diablo Tour.
SOFT GOLF BALLS
When you talk about soft golf balls you usually point towards its soft feel, soft center, and low compression.
The soft center gives those with a lower swing speed the possibility to compress the ball and utilize the mechanism that makes golf balls travel in the air properly.
This results in a soft feel and greater distance with the added forgiveness that some players need in order to perform as a golfer. Popular golfballs in this category are
TOUR BALLS – COMBINED SPINN
Ball design that gives you low spin from tee and fairway. This to keep the ball flight lower and get the increased distance. Around the green, they give the same spin count as balls in the high spin category.
This kind of tour ball is the most popular out on the worlds pro tours. The utilize the low and high spin it does demand a higher swing speed.
Tour balls with combined spin tend to be a little bit harder than high spin balls. Its not always easy to know, or even work up a preferred spin. Some people lik to practice their spinns and swings in a golf launch monitor, where statistics such as spin rate and andle of impact etc can be shown.
The shell on all tour balls is made out of Urethane. This provides a soft surface with a lot of spinn and feel.
This is usually what drives up the price of tour balls and is the obvious downside. Another downside is that is might not be as durable but most players will probably lose their balls before they get too worned out.