Determine the Best
Golf Ball for Your Game
In this section you will determine the correct ball for you based on your current
game and type of play. I have divided the page into 3 categories
of golfers for easy ball type selection.
1- Novice Golfer
you are just starting to play or are inconsistent this is your category. Your
score is typically 105 or greater for 18 holes and your handicap
is over 20. About 50% of recreational golfers fall in this
category. You can definitely benefit from a low spinning, 2 piece golf ball.
you have a slower swing speed (<85 mph), a lower compression ball is in order. If your have a medium or higher
swing speed, a firmer construction is a nice bet.
1- Intermediate Golfer
are fairly accomplished but suffer from the occasional big number (you know, an 8!). You're basically a bogey golfer with a few pars thrown in
and a rare birdie. Your scores range from the high 80's to
the mid 90's. You have a pretty good handle on your game and
are looking to become a little more consistent in order to
shoot in the 80's and begin to flirt with the 70's.
type of ball you should be using depends on a few more factors.
If you can hit it reasonably straight and or have a predictable
shot pattern, a medium spin 2 piece ball or 3-P hybrid ball would be a good choice. If your shot pattern is erractic, you should stick with
a lower spinning 2 piece construction.
3 - The Accomplished Golfer
are a skilled golfer and have a handle on most aspects of the
game. Your handicap is <12 and you score in the 70's and low 80's. You have command of your swing and
hit the ball with authority and consistency. Your touch around
the greens is excellent and you have a handful of birdies per
round to offset your bad hole.
need a ball that is long off the tee but provides the feel
you desire for the shots around the green and putting; the
scoring shots. You would most benefit from a 3-Piece or 4-Piece performance ball.
let's look at some specific game improvement product choices.
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