In this year’s hit list, we selected 85 balls, (45 of them) that received our highest scores in 28 entries, which shows that many golf balls performed very well. However for you to teach you how to choose the best little white ball for you. The numbers from the test apparatus provide direction. The numbers tell us that there is a clear difference between the two golf ball designs. We have divided the list into two categories: urethane covers and non-urethane covers. Our data comes from the Golf Lab, using player and robot tests conducted, and the results show that the urethane cover balls used by tour players only have a clear advantage in spin when hit with a short game. Today we present you with 5 golf balls in small white.
Retailing for roughly $45, it’s not the urethane on the cover that makes the multi-layer ball fast. Quite the opposite, as the gripping polymer is more important in helping short-shot spin than short-shot spin. But Bridgestone, which has over 900 engineers (a useful asset when you’re designing balls for Bryson DeChambeau and Tiger Woods, two of the more insightful people in professional golf), has developed a new element to add to its urethane covers. There are two feel options for each of the four levels above. Faster swings will get a softer (XS) and firmer (X) option, while those under 105 mph can choose a firmer RX or softer RXS.
Retailing for roughly $48, Callaway designs different golf balls for different players’ needs. the Chrome Soft (top), which is designed for the vast majority of swing types and speeds, has a dual core, where two different hardnesses and sizes of rubber are formulated to make up an internal and external core. Overall, it maintains a softer compression and a higher forgiveness rate. However, Chrome Soft X aims at higher oscillation speed and has a significantly stronger single core (for better energy transfer) and two spherical mantle layers to control rotation. Meanwhile, the new X-LS model uses the same structure as the X-sphere.
Retailing for roughly $33, don’t let the name fool you – this ball is not for tour players. It’s for you, because when you’re not on tour, you want a golf ball with the same short spin control that tour players utilize. So this ball takes a lot of spin enhancing technology from its big brother, the Tour ball (including a thin thermoplastic urethane cover), while adding a softer construction to better match the golfer’s average swing speed.
Retailing for roughly $44,the XV model is built for high speed distance, thanks to a dual core construction that receives a special heat treatment that gives the outer core more energy without adding a more intense impact feel. At the same time, the standard Z-Star is aimed at players who desire more spin on the greens. The key to it is a slightly thicker (one-tenth of a millimeter) cover that provides more spin control cover for softer short irons and clubs. Still, for all these specific attributes, each ball will meet your other needs. the larger core of the Z-Star helps increase ball speed, while the ultra-thin cover on the XV features the same spin-enhancing “super polymer” coating that has the potential to create more bite in your clubhead grooves, even when hitting in rough. More bite.
Retailing for about $33, you don’t have to look at a lot of 330-yard drivers to realize that tour players are different from you. But you also don’t have to swing at 130 miles per hour to hit a decent takeoff lunge that doesn’t jump off the green like a super ball bouncing off your fairway. That’s what urethane covers can do (and, let’s face it, no ball is going to let you hit it 330 yards to begin with). That’s the Tour’s mission: to give the average golfer TaylorMade’s big-bombing tour the ability to make the most of their short game. The difference is that the Tour responds with a soft compression that feels better than the average golf swing speed.