Golf Balls

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* Beginners don't need to worry about ball '''brand'''. (If you do, look at the Any Level reviews below.) * Buying '''used''' is fine. Tons of sites sell them online. Grade A or B balls are just fine for playing. Grade C balls are for the ranges. ** Click here for other bargain options for newbies, including balls with defects and refurbished balls. * '''A beginners only ball '''would have a one piece cover, low spin, and firm feel. *** A more popular '''allcompression.html'>compression, a surlyn cover, mid spin, and mid feel.

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* Golf Balls 101 reviews eleven top picks. And look around on the site for top Bargain Balls. * Learn About Golf gives its four top picks:

Understanding Ball Types


Golf ball construction is a vitally important element of performance. Different designs dramatically influence the balls' flight, distance and feel, as well as what type of golfer will benefit the most from them. ! * '''One Piece - Beginner's Ball''' ** A one-piece golf ball has the most basic construction, and arguably the worst performance. Durable and inexpensive, they're primarily used for beginners and as range balls, but rarely used during play. They have a higher compression rate and therefore feel soft on impact resulting in compromised distance. * '''Two Piece (surlyn) - Popular Choice''' ** A twopiece balls give a golfer the most pure distance, and are extremely durable, making them the most popular choice for most golfers. * '''Three Piece (balata) - For Skilled Players''' ** Threelike or balata cover. This results in increased spin and a softer feel, which allows skilled players to impart more control over the ball's trajectory. * '''Four Piece - Ball of the Future''' ** A recent addition to ball construction is the four-piece golf ball. Rare at the moment, but could be the ball of the future. Each layer or piece of the ball has a specific and different purpose. The next layer is designed to increase distance, while at the same time increasing spin, thus giving the ball more distance and feel. The outer cover is a thin layer of Urethane, designed to be both durable and soft. All the layers work together to offer the longest hitting, softest feeling golf ball.


* '''Feel * '''Firm Feel Golf Balls - For Beginners (Durability & Distance)''' ** Firmer balls are designed for distance, but sacrifice the feel a softer ball has around the green. By far the most durable ball of the three, these balls resist scuffs or cuts giving the golfer with a high handicap more use from it.   * '''Mid Feel Golf Balls - Broad Appeal''' ** These balls offer the middle ground between firm and softspin balls in that they're geared towards the widest possible range of golfers. * '''Soft Feel Golf Balls - For Pros''' **softer cover allows more advanced golfers to take advantage of the increased spin and softer feel. These balls scuff easy and are not recommended for the typical amateur.

Major Manufacturers

* Titleist * Nike * MaxFli * Callaway * Top Flite * Dunlop * Srixon * Wilson

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