If you’re like me, you probably buy your golfballs based on economics. With a game like mine, you tend to consider the number of water hazards you’ll face and are more likely to buy loose balls out of the barell in the pro shop knowing that the pain won’t be as accute if some of them wind up in the ponds.
Match Golf Balls to Your Style of Play
But selecting the right golfballs can be as important to the success of your game as the clubs you carry in your bag. You should actually match the balls you use to your swing and the style of game you play. You can’t get your best results on the golf course if your golf balls and style of play are mismatched.
Let’s face it, they do all look the same. But, golf balls are technologically advanced and are all designed with a specific purpose in mind. There are balls for all different levels of skill, from the beginner to the pro, and within those levels there are balls designed specifically to match various playing styles. The balls are designed with different densities that allow for varying levels of spin, distance and control. The core of the golf balls and the various types of covers on the balls determine these factors.
You need to know what your style of play is and what type of ball you need to optimize your performance before you even consider buying golf balls. As your skills develop and you change your style of play, you’ll need to also change the type of ball you use accordingly.
Ask a Pro
Spend a little time with a golf pro or instructor and let him or her see some of your shots. Ask them to tell you what type of ball you should be using. If they are any good at their job, they will be able to advise you what balls to buy.
Good ball choice can also help correct some errors that you might have in your style of play. It could be that the balls you are currently using are mismatched to the way you are hitting them and this is actually more prevalent than many people understand.
Online Ball Selector Free
If you’d like to get some help online to find the right ball for your game, Bridgestone has a tool you can use for free. You only have to answer a few questions about your style of play. They’ll then recommend a ball to use. Of course, it’s a Bridgstone ball. e6 was their recommendation to me.
Paid Online Ball Selector
Golf Ball Selector For $19.95 you get a one-time ball fitting session, completed online. This tool is much more comprehensive than the Bridgestone one, and will ask you for your clubhead speed, launch angle and spin rate, amongst other things. You’ll then be given a list of ‘best fit’ balls The assessment looks to be pretty comprehensive and you’re not limited to a specific brand of golf ball.