Walk up to the counter of every golf shop in the land and you’ll be greeted by a wall of golf balls. They are all 1.68 inches across, they are all white – apart from the ones that are yellow – and they are all covered in dimples. Read the packaging and they all promise you the long game of Rory McIlroy and the short game of Phil Mickelson. How the blazes are you supposed to choose the best one for your game?
Here, we can answer that question. We asked eight of the biggest golf ball brands to spell out what each ball in their range is designed to do, and which kind of golfer it would suit best. Their responses help us answer the questions most asked by club golfers.
In addition, you will also find the answers to some of golf ball purchasing’s more important questions. What really is the difference between a performance urethane cover and an everyday surlyn one? What, if anything, is the problem with using lake balls? And why are some balls in the 30s for compression while others are up near 100?
There’s also a comprehensive guide to every ball available to you today. Along with our experts’ buying advice, it will help you choose your best option.