What Golf Balls Should You Consider Playing With

By: Mike Pedersen

There are three major brands that monopolize a golfer's personal preference for the best golf balls in town. Aside from the brand names, you can base your ball preferences on certain standards such as the, ball type that mostly depends on a golfers playing type, based on your own ability as a golfer and of course, based on the playing environment.

Everyone knows that Titleist, Callaway and Nike are the best in the market. Playing with one of these balls is considered a win- win choice among the players. It is no doubt that Titleist is on top of the charts. The golden price tag on these golf balls are worth it especially if you are good enough to qualify as a pro.
Performance wise, this company have mastered the manufacturing of aerodynamic enhanced golf balls that combines both distance and control. Callaway's HX tour golf balls are their carrier series. Unlike the Titleist Pro V1, this specific type of balls has moderate spin, stops quickly and has a great feel on the greens. Next to the HX tour line, the HX Hot series offers longer distance and works moderately good on the greens.

For only $25 per case, it offers great value and performance for regular players rather than grabbing one of that Pro V1 or HX tour which cost around $40 per case. Nike, being one of the biggest sport shop offers a wider range of golf balls compared to the first two mentioned.

As for their carrier golf ball lines, the Nike One series are available in three types. The Nike One black series offers maximum distance and reduced spins for high launch conditions. Nike One Platinum and Gold on the other hand are designed for higher flight at a lower spin rate.

Choosing depends on which type of golf ball is the player most comfortable with. There is also the option of choosing the balls according to playing types. Among the three basic ball types, the balata golf balls is the most expensive and are most preferred to by the professionals. It allows maximum spin and control because it is made up with a softer core.

The two-piece ball allows the player to achieve longer distances in every strike and is much preferred for rounds with a higher handicap. Lastly, a combination ball gives you the best features of the two other balls, generally preferred by everyone because it suits almost all playing style.

Another would be choosing the balls according to his abilities. If the player is a little off that day or it's he's a bit inexperienced, hitting Nike or Titleist will cost him a small fortune. Aside from that, high handicap golfer is not much affected on what kind of golf ball they play.

The Environment is also of utmost important in selecting golf balls. Using hard golf balls on dry courses might get you out of your rhythm. That is the same reason why players carry different types of balls depending on the course, heavier balls for wet courses and lighter ones for dry courses.

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