Your golf ball is the only piece of equipment in your bag that you use on every shot. So, to play your best, you’ll need to make sure you find the right ball to go from tee to green.
There are a number of options when choosing golf balls. Like a good caddy, Pro Tips is here to help you on the course this season. We’ve compiled a list of the best tour, distance and value golf balls to choose from in 2020.
BEST TOUR GOLF BALLS
Experience tour-proven performance with the Callaway Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X. The Dual SoftFast Core delivers on two fronts. A large inner core can help create higher launch angles and lower driver-spin. Plus, a firmer Graphene-infused outer core can help bolster durability and wedge spin as well. Experience improved feel and short-game spin on pitches and chips thanks to a soft Tour urethane cover. Triple Track Technology can allow for a more accurate alignment than using the side stamp of the golf ball alone.
Can’t decide between the Callaway Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X? The Callaway Chrome Soft is a good choice for golfers craving the softest feel, the best forgiveness and straight ball flight. The Callaway Chrome Soft X is an excellent option for fast swings and offers golfers soft feel, high forgiveness and workable ball flight.
Don’t forget to check out the special edition Sports Matter Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis Green Golf Balls. For each box sold, DICK’S Sporting Goods will donate $2 to The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation to help inspire and enable sports participation.
Ready to lower your score? The Titleist Pro V1 and V1x are ready to help with superior distance and control. Getting more yards off the tee is no problem thanks to the 2.0 ZG Process Core. A larger casing layer delivers increased ball speeds while lowering long-game spin. The urethane elastomer cover of the Titleist Pro V1 and V1x is 17 percent thinner. This can help increase ball speed while retaining spin and control for approach and short-game shots.
So, how do you choose between the Titleist Pro V1 and Titleist Pro V1x? The Titleist Pro V1 offers piercing ball flight and very soft feel. The Titleist Pro V1x feels firmer while providing higher trajectory and increased spin.
The TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x feature five layers of premier tour design. The Speed Layer System with HFX consists of four increasingly stiff layers to produce increased ball speed. The large, low compression Tri-Fast Core promotes increased launch and low drag. Receive a boost to your short game from the Dual Spin Cover. Composed of a urethane material, this component provides advanced groove interaction for improved spin around the green.
Trying to choose between the TP5 and TP5x? The TP5 provides workable playability, softer feel and higher wedge spin. Meanwhile, the TP5x offers golfers piercing ball flight, high trajectory and soft feel.
The same five-layer technology found in the TP5 and TP5x now comes in the new TP5 and TP5x Pix. These models now feature TaylorMade’s Clear Path Alignment System. Strategically placed graphics frame a single TaylorMade logo and TP5/TP5x stamp. This layout can help create a clear path from the ball to the hole for instant visual feedback.
Find your perfect match with the Bridgestone Tour B Series of golf balls. This model features four distinct versions designed to boost your game. The Bridgestone TOUR B X and XS are a solid choice for low-handicap golfers. Meanwhile, the Bridgestone TOUR RX and RXS can be better options for low- to mid-handicap players. A firmer REACTIV urethane cover promotes reduced spin for accuracy in the X and RX. Meanwhile, a softer REACTIV urethane cover helps the XS and RXS create more friction for better feel and control. Craving improved distance and forgiveness? Each model features a Gradational Core designed for higher initial ball speed and lower side spin.
Get ready for the first-class performance of Srixon’s Z-STAR. The three-piece construction features a FastLayer Core for improved results with each shot. Designed with a soft center that gradually becomes firmer around the edges, this core promotes improved feel and ball speed from tee to green. Experience optimal ball flight for drivers, irons and fairway woods thanks to the 338 Speed Dimple Pattern’s improved aerodynamics. The soft urethane cover construction features Spin Skin with SeRM technologies for enhanced feel and ball flight.
BEST DISTANCE GOLF BALLS
The Callaway ERC Soft features a terrific trifecta: distance, feel and control. The Graphene-infused Dual SoftFast Core comes designed to maximize compression energy. This core technology, in turn, can mean faster ball speeds and lower spin off the driver. A multi-material Hybrid Cover promotes a combination of faster ball speeds, soft feel and higher greenside spin. Avoid getting off track with Triple Track Technology, which features three lines for improved shot alignment.
Make each shot look effortless with the TaylorMade Tour Response. The three-piece design features a low compression, high spring core for a softer feel while maximizing energy transfer. SPEEDMANTLE Technology with HFMq surrounds the core and helps produce increased ball speeds. The urethane cover helps deliver improved spin, softer feel and maximum durability.
Make every shot count with the Titleist Velocity. Construction advancements engineered this ball for explosive distance. And don’t forget the low spin and increased stopping power. The LSX Core helps produce faster speeds that can translate to improved distance. The larger core size helpås improve spin, allowing your ball to stop better on approach shots. The new high-performance aerodynamic package optimizes flight for improved distance.
Get ready for explosively long and straight shots with the Top Flite BOMB, the official ball of World Long Drive. Featuring a large core design for optimized compression, these balls can help provide elevated balls speeds and distance off the tee. Low driver spin can allow for a higher, faster launch. And the firm Ionomer cover provides durability while minimizing spin. You’ll be ready to yell “Bombs away!” when stepping up to swing with the Top Flite BOMB.
The Srixon Q-Star TOUR combines the performance of a tour ball with a softer feel at impact to promote maximum yardage. A FastLayer Core starts soft and gradually transfers to firmer outer edges for exceptional feel and distance. A 338 Speed Dimple Pattern on the urethane cover produces penetrating ball flight. The Srixon Q-star TOUR features Spin Skin with SeRM technologies for enhanced interaction with the grooves of wedges and irons. This relationship can help maximize spin and stopping power when you need it most.
BEST VALUE GOLF BALLS
Get ready to experience top-notch performance from the Maxfli Tour. The Center of Gravity Balanced Technology sets these balls apart. It allows you to align the ball’s Moment of Inertia with your target. This improved alignment can result in optimal ball flight and reduced sidespin. The three-piece construction features a large, soft core that delivers soft feel and response. And an interior Ionomer mantel layer can help reduce spin rate and increase ball speeds.
Get your game on with the Top Flite Gamer. These balls feature a power trio of distance, soft feel and control. The large, high-speed core construction can allow for softer feel and greater distance off the tee. Dimple in Dimple Aerodynamics on the soft Ionomer cover helps optimize lift to generate maximum carry and distance. Adding Gamer golf balls to your bag can provide better performance from tee to green at a golfer-friendly value.
Spice your game up with the Callaway Diablo Tour. The Power Core technology’s larger design harmonizes distance and spin. Get a boost to your approach and chip shots with the HPF inner cover layer. This feature promotes spin for more control and playability. The Callaway Diablo Tour can help provide penetrating ball flight due to the HEX Aerodynamic dimple pattern on the Ionomer cover, which helps to minimize drag.
Blaze your path across the course with the TaylorMade RBZ Soft. The Burner REACT Core helps promote superior energy transfer and improved performance. Additionally, the Ionomer cover construction can provide improved short game control. The TaylorMade RBZ Soft Golf Balls are a great value for golfers who don’t want to sacrifice yardage or feel near the pin.
Maxfli’s softest ball blends increased feel and feedback from the opening drive to the final putt. A reformulated core construction can help maintain faster ball speeds and boost accuracy. Maxfli Softfli golf balls feature a soft Ionomer blend cover allowing for exemplary greenside spin. A 332-dimple pattern on the cover helps produce consistent flight characteristics for all swing speeds. The Maxfli Softli Gloss offers a perfect pairing of price and performance.
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