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Golf Balls

The best golf ball for you is very much a case of personal preference and there are so many options available that you should have no problem finding a golf ball that suits you. Golf technology is moving on all the time but here is a general guide and description of the main types of golf ball:

Two-piece ball

The two piece ball is commonly known as the distance ball. It is best suited for the less experienced player and is very strong. It is designed to create topspin as well as adding extra distance. It is not as easy to control around the green and it will not spin as much. These balls are becoming softer and are giving golfers with slower swing speeds more distance than ever. This type of ball is made to jump off the face of the club at an excessive speed which results in extra distance. You would use this ball if you are looking to get that extra 10 to 20 yards off the tee and are not as concerned with the control around the greens.

Three-piece ball

The three piece ball is used by the low to mid handicapper as well as the pros. This type of ball has a soft yet durable urethane cover, a thin mantle or middle layer and a rubber inner core. It has a good soft feel, responds well to spin and putts really well. It has some good distance. These balls are a little more expensive and are for people with faster club head speeds. This ball flies with a higher trajectory allowing it to stop better with optimum backspin on the greens. This ball is used those golfers willing to sacrifice a little distance to get a quicker stopping result.

Four-piece ball

These balls have the same basic makeup as the three-piece balls but also have a second firm mantle layer. This extra layer transfers extra energy at impact into the core for more low spin distance. These balls are made only for players with exceptionally high club head speed.

Ball Compression

Most ball compressions are generally rated between 80 and 100. The higher the compression, the harder the ball feels when you hit it. A 100-compression ball has a much more 'solid' feel when hit than the one with 80-compression. The most commonly used compression ball is 90. However, it is down to personal preference as to what a golfer feels most comfortable with.

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This Buying Guide gives general advice on Golf Balls It is intended as a guide only and we always recommend visiting one of our stores and talking to the experts in our sales team if in any doubt about what to buy.