Hey everyone! Sorry for the slow down in posts… we’re busy with the first few golf club reviews and the new site. Watch for the first review on Monday and for the new site in about 2 weeks. We’ve had a few golf ball questions as of late so we’d thought we’d wrap them all up into one golf ball post. Let’s get to it!
We get a lot of “what golf ball should I play?” emails. It’s tough to really recommend a ball to someone over the internet so we thought we’d throw together a few guidelines for picking golf balls.
– If you’re absolutely floored by the price of a golf ball… it’s probably not for you. In general… the really expensive golf balls are designed for the low handicapper. Better players know that their game is elevated when they play a good ball and the price really doesn’t matter to them. It doesn’t make any sense for an average golfer to spend more money on golf balls than green fees.
– Most players won’t benefit from a golf ball that has a lot of spin. There’s good spin and bad spin. Most average golfers are going to run into a lot more bad spin in a round and should try to find a golf ball that has very little spin. Look for words like “straight” and “distance”.
– Experiment with different balls. I like to do this at the start of the season. Try picking up a few different sleeves to try and see which one works best for you. Once you’ve found a ball that works… stick with it. Buying a few different sleeves instead of a whole box of one type will save you some cash and help you find a ball that works.
We’ve had a few questions about the Top Flite D2 ball. We haven’t had a chance to try this one yet (the snow is slowly melting but we’re still a month away) but I’ve talked to a few people that have. The reviews seem to be pretty positive and some say it could be the best “bang for the buck” out there. Top Flite has always made really good products but they have a tendency to get lost in the mix. There is such a focus on the high end balls and balls like the D2 sometimes get pushed to the back burner. I had a chance to try the new Wilson Fifty in Orlando and was very impressed… might be another one to consider!
Another good “value” ball is the Nike Ignite. The company has a pretty funny Ignite ad that you’ll see in the coming weeks. Head over to the Nike Golf website and click on the picture of the robots to check it out!
I’m about golf balled out for one night so I’m off to bed. Thanks for the emails… keep them coming. It’s not too late to get your comments in and help us with the first round of reviews. Feel free to send us a quick comment and % rating for one or all of the following clubs…
Callaway Fusion FT-i Driver
Nike SUMO2 Driver
Cobra FP Irons
TaylorMade R7 Irons
Titleist PT 585.H Hybrid
Cleveland HiBore Fairway
Thanks and we’ll talk to you soon!