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Best Distance Golf Balls

There are lots of things we all wish our golf balls would do. Fly straight, stop on the green and maybe not land in the rough... But there is one thing that we can all agree on that tops the list of priorities for a golf ball and that is more distance.Thankfully, from the best premium golf balls (opens in new tab) all the way down to the budget packs, there’s barely a product on the market nowadays where this isn’t a major consideration for the manufacturer. But while tour-caliber models are just as concerned about spin, control and feel, our focus here is on the sole quest for extra yards.

That does mean that there are sacrifices you'll need to make elsewhere - although perhaps not as many as was once the case. More and more, manufacturers are finding ways to cram an element of feel and control into balls designed to deliver extra yards. Brands are also adding better alignment aids and more color options to the latest distance balls on the market too, so there are plenty of great options to choose from.

While they will inevitably feel firmer around and on the green, it's important to remember that the best distance golf balls are often the cheapest as well. So, if you're new to the game or tend to lose more than your fair share, one of these could be perfect. Alternatively, we also have a guide to the best value golf balls (opens in new tab) on the market, meaning you won't have to shell out too much cash for a batch of ammo.

Most distance balls usually feature a two-piece design comprising merely a cover and a core, rather than the multi-layer constructions used in the best golf balls (opens in new tab). It is this simple production method that makes them a great blend of all-out distance and affordability. So, if price and distance are more important than all-around performance, these are the makes and models you should be checking out. Also make sure you have a look at our other golf ball guides, such as the best golf balls for high handicappers (opens in new tab) or the best mid-price golf balls (opens in new tab).

Best Distance Golf Balls

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Srixon Distance Golf Ball

Our pick

Specifications

Construction: Two-piece

Colors: 1 (white)

Reasons to buy

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Ideal for 80+mph swing speeds

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High penetrating ball flight

Reasons to avoid

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Durable cover is very hard

First up in this list is the Srixon Distance golf ball, one of the most popular balls in this category. As each generation of Srixon ball (opens in new tab) goes by, the brand implements updates here and there, with this new model boasting a softer compression than its predecessor. This is to help deliver optimum distance and a higher launch angle for a penetrating ball flight.

The dimple count is down significantly too (108 fewer), which Srixon says will reduce drag and increase lift for better performance in all wind conditions. Our tester did see a good increase in distance and penetration of the air in windy conditions so these claims seem to stack up. High handicap players will also enjoy the durable cover which is engineered for greater cut-proof durability, making them a great value golf shoe.

  • Read our full Srixon Distance Golf Ball Review (opens in new tab)

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Titleist Velocity 2022 Golf Ball

High launch

Specifications

Construction: Two-piece

Colors: 4 (white, green, orange, pink)

Reasons to buy

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Latest cover design brings added feel

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Color options to suit all tastes

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High launch

Reasons to avoid

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Feels especially firm off the putter

The Titleist Velocity 2022 golf ball celebrates its 10th birthday with the latest version continuing its claim to be the longest ball in the Titleist range. Titleist made the core of the ball a little firmer which is to help generate more speed on shots. Additionally, the brand introduced a new octahedral pattern with 350 dimples for a high flight with a little more consistency.

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The result? Well, our testing revealed with the driver the ball did fly higher and carried 5 yards further when compared to the previous generation. The spin was very low which was great for distance but again, there is a tradeoff in terms of feel because there is less spin on approaches and less control on chips around the green. To take a full in-depth look at the rest of the Titleist range, have a read of our best Titleist golf balls (opens in new tab) guide.

  • Read our full Titleist Velocity 2022 Golf Ball Review (opens in new tab)

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Callaway Warbird Golf Ball

Best for speed off the face

Specifications

Construction: Two-piece

Colors: 2 (white, yellow)

Reasons to avoid

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May launch too high for those who struggle to keep their flight down

Callaway has used the Warbird name for several decades now, and it has become synonymous with distance and speed in its ball range. The latest model uses a two-piece construction with an extra-large, high-energy core to promote distance with a high launch at different swing speeds.

All of that sounds ideal for the golfer seeking more yards and who struggles to get the ball in the air, but what was the performance actually like? Well in our testing we found there were extra yards to be had, especially on iron shots into the greens, but its firmish ionomer cover provides less check and control than some might want greenside. However, we feel this tradeoff is worth it because of the distance on offer.For more golf ball offerings from Callaway, check out our best Callaway golf balls guide (opens in new tab).

  • Read our full Callaway Warbird golf ball review

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TaylorMade Distance + Golf Ball

Best for alignment

Specifications

Construction: Two-piece

Colors: 2 (white, yellow)

Reasons to buy

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REACT Speed Core and aerodynamic cover design boost ball speeds

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New ‘plus’ alignment helps you line up and aim better on the greens

Reasons to avoid

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As with any distance ball, feel and control are not its primary attributes

The TaylorMade Distance+ ball is about speed and distance, with its REACT Speed Core and aerodynamic 342-dimple pattern promoting low-drag, high-velocity performance. The soft ionomer cover not only provides a decent greenside feel but also boosts the ball’s scuff-resistant properties for greater durability. That means you'll feel comfortable putting all your energy through this golf ball to smash your shots long distances. The final part of the package is a new cross-shaped ‘plus’ alignment stamp to help you line up and aim properly with the putter.

  • Read our full TaylorMade Distance+ Golf Ball Review (opens in new tab)

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Bridgestone e12 Contact Golf Ball

Available in matte colors

Specifications

Construction: Three-piece

Colors: 3 (white, yellow, red)

Reasons to buy

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New Contact dimples allow for better energy transfer at impact

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Slightly lower-spinning than previous e12 models so less sidespin

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Cover feels soft

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Reasons to avoid

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It’s all about straightness so won’t be as workable as some balls

Back in 2021, Bridgestone replaced its e12 Soft (opens in new tab) and e12 Speed balls (opens in new tab) with one new model – the Bridgestone e12 Contact. It's a three-piece ball with an ionomer cover that feels nice and soft at impact. The key to performance is a new and distinctive Contact Force dimple, which features a visible raised area in the center.

This raised area allows for 38% more contact between clubface and ball at impact than traditional dimples, improving core activation for more efficient energy transfer. The end result is improved ball speed, distance and accuracy with every club, plus a little more grip and spin around the green thanks to the increased levels of contact. Available in white, matte green, matte red, and matte yellow.

  • Read our full Bridgestone e12 Contact Ball Review (opens in new tab)

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Wilson Velocity Distance Golf Ball

Best value

Specifications

Construction: Two-piece

Colors: 1 (white)

Reasons to buy

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Excellent value for those starting out

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Dimple pattern enhances power

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Great distance all-round

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Very durable

This low-compression Wilson ball promises extreme distance through a hard ionomer cover material that optimizes trajectory for maximum yardage and roll. From our testing, we can vouch that this ball certainly delivers. The enhanced aerodynamic dimple pattern really does add to the power potential from the tee. These balls are very durable and won't mark up easily, even when it bounced off the cart path. Although the Wilson Velocity Distance is a low-compression ball overall, its mid-compression core introduces an element of greenside playability too.

The Velocity Distance is also up there as one of the best value golf balls (opens in new tab)on the market, thanks to the three extra golf balls you'll find in the box. While most other brands provide only 12, we were surprised to find 15 in the Wilson Velocity Distance package. Overall, it is the perfect golf ball that can help recreational golfers reach higher distances off the tee.

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OnCore 2022 ELIXR Golf Ball

Impressive gains off the tee for a very durable golf ball

Specifications

Construction: Three-piece

Colors: 1 (white)

Reasons to buy

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Impressive long game distance

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High, powerful ball flight

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Incredibly durable

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Excellent value at its price point

Reasons to avoid

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Not the most workable golf ball

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Having made big strides in the golf ball market in recent years, OnCore are continuing to innovate and produce an excellent range of high-quality golf balls. And the Elixr is one of their best offerings yet. It is their Tour-standard golf ball and boasts impressive gains off the tee and exceptional ball flights. It is also very durable and comes at a great price compared to other balls on this list, making it one of the best value golf balls (opens in new tab) on the market.

On testing, we thoroughly enjoyed playing with this three-piece golf ball. It boasts a urethane cover that delivers a Tour-quality feel and performance from tee to green. It is a little firmer than previous models and has a new dimple pattern that is designed to deliver a higher ball flight. And that's where the Elixr really stood out. It was impressively long off the driver and when hitting full approach shots. The ball has a strong flight and travels pretty straight for the most part. Around the greens, the Elixr performed very well too and generated pretty adequate amount of stopping power too. Overall, we were very impressed with this high launching golf ball, which offered great distance off the tee.

  • Read our full OnCore Elixr Golf Ball Review (opens in new tab)

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Sounder Golf Ball

Unique branding and packaging are all excellent selling points of this ball

Specifications

Construction: Three-piece

Color: 1 (white)

Reasons to buy

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Standout aesthetics

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Impressive distance off the driver

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Solid feel, ideal for year-round golf

Reasons to avoid

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Lacked a little short game spin control

Standing out from the crowd, this golf ball is one of the most aesthetically pleasing offerings on the market. From its packaging down to its branding, it is an excellent-looking addition to this list, but it packs a punch too. The Sounder Golf Ball is an affordable three-piece urethane golf ball that delivers on quality and game-improving performance. Testing it with a launch monitor and over 18 holes, it was clear the Sounder offered exceptional distance, totaling a fast speed off the clubface and flighted through the air well. We did think that the ball flight was a little lower than we were used too, but that's not too big of a problem, with the Sounder carrying strong from start to finish.

Data with our 7-iron was solid too. Carrying 166 yards with a mid-spin of 5313, we liked how much distance and stopping power the ball offered. It did lack in spin control around the green as it is quite a firm golf ball, but that solid feel does make it a fantastic year-round golf ball. If you're after something a bit less firm off the clubface, check out our guide on the best soft-feeling golf balls (opens in new tab).

  • Read our full Sounder Golf Ball Review (opens in new tab)

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Zero Friction Spectra Golf Ball

Brilliant colorways

Specifications

Construction: Two-piece

Colors : 6 (Orange; White; Yellow; Lime

Reasons to buy

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Offers extra roll (distance)

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Very hard to lose

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Spectra lettering a useful alignment aid when putting List

Founded in 2001 Zero Golf made its name in the industry designing and building golf tees that offered players greater distance. But the brand are not letting up in their quest to help players hit the ball further and have developed these fantastic distance golf balls that we had the pleasure of testing quite recently. Looking at the ball, it has a two-piece construction and a large super-fast core for explosive distance. And we were impressed with how hot off the face this ball was.

It provided a higher launch and excellent roll out on longer iron shots. Plus it was easy to flight and we felt the zip of the ball off the tee when we powered through our swing. In the short game, we did think it felt a touch heavy off the face of our wedges, but we were able to make the ball grab on well-truck shots.

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Snell Get Sum Golf Ball

Packs a punch off the tee

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Specifications

Construction: 2-piece

Colors : Yellow

Reasons to buy

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A fantastic golf ball for distance

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Excellent value

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Very easy to flight

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn't offer the best control around the greens

If you're looking for a golf ball that will maximize distance and consistency off the tee then this offering from Snell is a great option. Coming in at excellent value too, the Get Sum golf ball is perfect for individuals looking for a high-performance golf ball that won't cost them a bomb. Made from a soft Surlyn material, the Get Sum golf ball is designed to help players get the ball up in the air more easily. It also spins less than many other offerings on the market, to help you strike the ball straighter and further.

It is a no-nonsense golf ball that might not offer a lot of control around the greens, but will certainly help you improve in your long game. Check out our guide on the best distance golf balls (opens in new tab) for more options that will help you tee it high and let it fly.

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Pinnacle Rush Golf Ball

Best for all abilities

Specifications

Construction: Two-piece

Colors: 1 (white)

Reasons to buy

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Great distance

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Nice feel off the face

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15-ball packs add to the value

Reasons to avoid

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Greenside spin is almost non-existent

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May be better options for cheaper

The Pinnacle name has long been associated with good-value distance golf balls and the brand's latest edition, the Rush, is no exception. Its high-energy core drives the performance of this golf ball, which generates faster ball speeds with every club. When testing, we found that this ball delivered high-quality distance straight away with both our drivers and our iron shots into the greens. It ball offers a nice high flight and doesn't feel clicky or loud as you might expect an out-and-out distance ball to feel.

An icosahedral dimple design, comprising 332 dimples in a durable ionomer cover, promises a consistent, powerful ball flight with more than a hint of feel. It is quite firm on the clubface and won't dazzle on approach shots or around the greens, but that isn't this ball's MO. You know what to expect and it produces exactly that - in spades.

  • Read our full Pinnacle Rush Golf Ball Review (opens in new tab)

How we test golf balls

Here at Golf Monthly, our highly experienced team of testers play a lot of golf in different conditions throughout the year. While our Digital Editor Neil Tappin (opens in new tab) heads up golf ball reviews on our site, most of the Golf Monthly team have been working in the golf industry for more years than they care to remember, so have a wealth of experience to offer. Through our rigorous testing procedures (opens in new tab), our collective goal is to test every golf ball model on the market as soon as it becomes available to us, putting in the hours in all weathers out on the golf course, the practice ground, the short-game area, the practice bunker and the putting green.

We want to get an idea of how each ball performs in all areas of the game so we can tell you what its strengths and weaknesses are, allowing you to make an informed choice about your next golf ball purchase. Whenever possible, we will also seek to acquire launch monitor data for a more detailed analysis of each ball model's performance. Specifically, when it comes to high-distance golf balls, we put each ball through its paces on the range and out on the course. We try and assess the difference between these golf balls compared to other types golf balls on the market, with a view to ensuring that these balls can provide great value and have as many performance-enhancing features as possible.

What to consider when buying golf balls

Perhaps the most technical piece of equipment in golf is the golf ball. Brands are innovating all the time to see how they can make their golf balls carry further, spin more and help the modern-day golfer shoot lower cards. For that reason, there is an awful lot of technology crammed into your average ball, whether that's in terms of the ball's dimpled casing or its construction. That means there are a lot of things to consider when purchasing your next box of golf balls and that can sometimes be quite overwhelming for players who are relatively new to the game. To help you purchase the best golf ball for your game, we've set out a few points below that you should bear in mind when you head down to your local golf shop.

1. Soft or firm?

The best premium golf balls (opens in new tab) come in alternative versions that spin slightly less for players who prefer a firmer feel or more control off the tee. We recommend you try both kinds of feel from various distances to find your preferred feel.

2. Cover material

Urethane-covered balls offer the best spin control and feel but do cost more. Experiment with each to see if you notice enough of a difference to justify the extra cost, or whether the best mid-price golf balls (opens in new tab) might be an option.

3. Long game or short game?

Which aspect of the game is most important to you? Are you looking for maximum distance or something that allows your short game to shine around the greens? If you put a real premium on feel, perhaps our best soft feel golf balls (opens in new tab) guide might be a good next step.

4. Color/visuals

Are you very much a classic white ball player, or someone open to playing something a little different as the golf ball world evolves? There's more choice than ever in this regard and if you're planning on outdriving the course, there's a strong chance that you will want your golf ball to have a bit of color on it, to help you see where it falls on the course.

5. Price

No buying guide would be complete without at least mentioning price. Thankfully most brands make models at different price points and you can rest assured there is decent performance on offer across the price spectrum. It is also worth considering that personalized balls cost a little more money.

For more advice on buying golf balls, we have a ton of information on our website that will help you make the right choice for you. If you're after colored balls in particular, take a look at our guide on the best-personalized golf balls (opens in new tab) and our guide on the best 10 golf balls with matte finishes that offer high performance (opens in new tab).

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FAQs

What is the best golf ball for distance?

The best golf ball for distance will be the design specifically designed o fly the furthest. We traditionally see this golf ball offer a firm feel and simple design in terms of being a two, or three-piece construction. It will also have some kind of aerodynamic dimple design to help the golf ball stay in the air longer, and spin less as well.

How far do Tour professionals strike the golf ball with their driver?

Depending on who it is, Tour pros can strike the golf ball an average of 295 yards with their driver. But some can hit the ball even further, with Rory McIlroy and Cameron Champ leading the way on the PGA Tour this season with long drives of 321 yards each!

Do distance golf balls go further?

Yes distance golf balls fly further because they have been designed as such with two or three-piece constructions, firm feel, low spin and aerodynamic dimple designs. Premium golf balls like the Titleist Pro V1, have been designed to offer feel and control, as well as a degree of distance so will not fly as far as a Srixon Distance golf ball because the latter has been created purely for distance.

FAQs

What golf ball goes farthest 2022? ›

Longest Golf Ball 2022. With so many golf ball brands claiming to be the best in distance, we've gone out of our way to prove these claims over the years. We discovered that the Titleist Velocity Golf Balls are the undisputed champs as far as distance golf balls go.

What is the longest straightest golf ball? ›

Straightest Golf Ball: Titleist Velocity

The straightest ball on the market right now is the Titleist Velocity. With the Titleist Velocity, it does not matter if you have a fast or a slow swing speed; you will see some performance from these golf balls.

Do softer golf balls go further? ›

Do Softer Golf Balls Go Further? As a general rule, soft low compression golf balls will travel further when you hit your driver and irons. With your wedges, soft and firm golf balls should travel the same distance.

How far should you hit a 7 iron? ›

The average golfer hits their 7 iron 145 yards, but the average distances will vary between 128 and 160 yards. Golfers in their 20s typically hit the ball the longest, and the distance tends to decrease as the golfer gets older.

Do range balls go as far as normal golf balls? ›

Generally, range balls do not fly as far as regular golf balls. But the biggest difference isn't necessarily that range balls typically fly shorter distances, but that they vary so widely in distance performance.

Do new golf balls go further than old ones? ›

Lab tests, including our own, show little or no loss in yardage compared to new balls, and most golfers report no appreciable difference in play. But most of this research is based on tests of mint-quality used golf balls pulled from water hazards with no understanding of how much time each ball spent underwater.

How far should a 105 mph swing speed go? ›

According to the TrackMan Optimization Chart, if a golfer's AoA is 5 degrees down and their swing speed is 105 mph, their potential carry distance is 260 yards.

What golf ball is best for 90 mph swing speed? ›

Here is our top pick Golf Ball if your swing Speed is 90-95 MPH
  • Callaway Golf Superhot Bold Matte Golf Balls.
  • Bridgestone E6 Speed Golf Balls.
  • TaylorMade TP5 Prior Generation Golf Balls.
  • Nitro Long Distance Peak Performance Golf Balls.
  • Wilson Staff Duo Soft Golf Balls.
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Which golf ball is best for my swing speed? ›

As a general rule, a low compression ball should be used by golfers that swing the club less than 85 MPH, a mid compression ball is for swing speeds between 85-100 MPH, and a high compression ball is for swing speeds above 100 MPH.

What is my golf handicap if I shoot 105? ›

If you shoot at an average of 105, your handicap would be -2. Golfers with a lower handicap can enjoy the challenge of playing against players who are better than them, while golfers with a higher handicap may prefer to play in tournaments where they have more competition.

What color golf ball is easiest? ›

Simply put, yellow golf balls are a lot easier to see. This is especially true with the fluorescent or neon yellow hue found on many balls, including the Srixon Q-Star and Q-Star Tour.

Can golf balls go bad? ›

Yes, golf balls can go bad, but it is dependent on a number of factors. The materials used to construct the golf ball, storage temperature and care and maintenance all play a huge part in the life of a golf ball. Most golf balls can last for several hundred rounds of golf or up to 10 years.

Is hitting golf balls good exercise? ›

Conclusion – Hitting balls is most likely light exercise, but certainly not intense “golf exercise”. It probably falls into the 150 minutes of moderate activity that the American Heart Association recommends per week.

Is Pro V1 hard or soft? ›

On our gauges, the Titleist Pro V1 has a compression of 87. While that's three points softer than we measured the previous version, across the market as a whole, it's still solidly within the firm category (though it is a bit on the softer side for a ball played on Tour).

How much distance do you lose with old golf balls? ›

A wound ball which is approximately 10 years old, stored at room temperatures and low humidity, will have lost about 0.5 to 1.0 % of its IV (Initial Velocity) which will affect its distance by a couple of yards.

What golf ball has the most backspin? ›

The Titleist Pro V1 golf ball has the most backspin.

How far should a 60 year old hit a 7 iron? ›

7-Iron Smart Distance

On average, each bracket loses four yards, with those who are 60+ have a 140-yard Smart Distance with their 7-iron. Even though the older age brackets are hitting it shorter, their approach shot handicaps are actually improving.

How far does Tiger Woods hit a 7 iron? ›

And when it comes to how far Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest iron player of all time, hits his irons? Tiger hits his 3-iron a 'carry' distance of 240 yards on average while his 4-iron goes 225 yards and 5-iron 210 yards. When it comes to his mid-irons he hits his 6-iron and 7-iron 195 and 180 yards.

How far should a 60 year old drive a golf ball? ›

60-69: 204.5 yards.

Do range balls damage your driver? ›

Driving range balls are completely fine for your clubs and are made of the same material as the balls you'd use on the course. The only negative thing about range balls is that they won't perform as well as higher-end balls.

Why do driving range balls not go as far? ›

Too much spin can send the ball ballooning and lose distance, while spin too low can hurt carry distance and accuracy, sending the ball diving out of the air. As we saw with the driver, the range balls produced less speed and distance on iron shots, too.

How many range balls do pros hit a day? ›

On average, a pro golfer hits about 500 shots a day, but only about 50-100 of those are on a driving range. Most of them are hit from around the greens and on the course itself. But, hitting golf balls is a tiny part of a pro golfers' training day.

How often should I change my golf ball? ›

The most simple answer to the question of how often should you change your golf ball is that there are no set rules. Some Tour players change their ball after a certain number of holes, but the truth is, this is more based on superstition than the diminishing quality of the ball itself.

How long should a dozen golf balls last? ›

So keep your balls in a cool, dry place and they will last for awhile. The golf ball researchers at Titleist state, "Today's Titleist golf balls can be safely stored for five years or even more, as long as they are kept away from excessive heat. ... Normal indoor conditions should be fine for storage."

Does water ruin golf balls? ›

Yes, golf balls get waterlogged, and it doesn't take a whole lot of time for it to happen, either. A ball that finds itself in the bottom of a lake can become waterlogged in just 6-12 short hours. The impact of the water damages the quality of the golf ball, and it will not be able to fly as normal.

What percentage of golfers can drive 300 yards? ›

Distribution Of Driving Distances

Only 4% of golfers drive the ball over 300 yards. The second highest percentage of golfers drive the ball between 225 and 249 on average.

How fast do you have to swing to hit a golf ball 300 yards? ›

Rice conducts lots of studies using launch data, which you can read on his website, and tells golfers that if they want to hit the ball over 300 yards, they need to swing their driver about 108 mph.

What swing speed is needed for a 250 yard drive? ›

Driver Swing Speed & Distance Chart

So to hit your driver 250 yards, you'll need to swing at around 100mph.

What swing speed is needed for Pro V1? ›

The #1 ball in golf, the Pro V1 is a three-piece golf ball meant for swing speeds of 98-105 mph.

Which is better Chrome soft or supersoft? ›

Conclusion. Get the Chrome Soft if you want a Tour quality ball that spins on the greens. If you're after more distance and less shape, particularly with a speed around 85 or 90 mph, the Supersoft is a great choice.

How far should a driver go with 90 mph swing speed? ›

5. 90 mph can carry about 175-180 yards of distance. 6. 95 mph can carry about 185-190 yards of distance.

Do high compression golf balls go further? ›

As a general rule, low compression golf balls will go the same distance or further for golfers with swing speeds below 100 MPH. Once swing speeds exceed 100 MPH, higher compression balls will generate more distance.

What golf ball is best for 85 mph swing speed? ›

Anything between 55 and 70 will be the best golf ball for your swing speed. 85-95 mph swing speed is fast enough to put a decent move on the ball so medium compression golf balls are some of the best golf balls for 85 mph swing speeds.

What is considered a moderate swing speed in golf? ›

Well, more than 40 percent of golfers measured swing the club between 91 and 100 mph, according to the same data. The overall average is 93.4 mph, so if you're hovering around there, you should feel pretty proud of yourself. A swing speed in the 90s puts you right around average.

What ball should a 12 handicap use? ›

If you're a mid handicap golfer, you should be using a 2 or 3 piece golf ball. It'll really depend on whether you prefer distance or control over the ball. Both have their pros and cons but the main benefit to a 2 piece ball is distance and straightness. The main benefit to a 3 piece ball (Pro V1) is increased control.

Are Kirkland golf balls the same as Pro V1? ›

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What handicap is a mid handicapper? ›

So, what is a mid handicapper in golf? A mid handicapper is a golfer with average handicap scores. Mid handicappers typically have handicaps ranging between 11 and 20. Golfers in this category would normally shoot anywhere from 80 to 94.

How do you break 90 in golf consistently? ›

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What is the average score of a 20 handicap? ›

This would mean a player who typically scores around 90 on the average course. Another measurement for the average golfer is what is known as a bogey golfer. These players typically score a bogey on most holes. They generally score a bit over 90- and play off around a 20 handicap.

Is a 30 handicap in golf good? ›

90 would be 18 strokes over par so a handicap of 18 or lower would be a good handicap for a beginner. The average handicap for a beginner is probably above 30.

Which golf balls go the farthest? ›

The longest golf ball is the Titleist Velocity. This is a two piece ball that is built completely for distance and low ball spin from the tee. Titleist is known for having some of the best golf ball technology on the market, and the Velocity is no exception.

How far should a 73 year old hit a golf ball? ›

Golfers of all ages typically hit their 9 iron 126 yards. Golfers in their 20s typically will hit their 9 iron 139 yards while golfers over the age of 60 will be much closer to 110 yards.

Do hard golf balls go further? ›

The harder the ball, the further it tends to go with less spin. Harder golf balls tend to be much cheaper than softer golf balls. If you lose balls regularly then harder golf balls could be ideal for you. Soft balls stick to the grooves of your irons and wedges and spin much more.

What is the longest drive ever in golf? ›

Mike Austin holds the world record for the longest drive in professional play, driving 515 yards at the Winterwood Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1974, blasting it 65 yards past the flag on the par-4 fifth. His golf swing, known as The Mike Austin Swing, is practiced and taught by current golf professionals.

What golf ball should I use with a 70 mph swing speed? ›

The Srixon Soft Feel Golf ball is the best overall choice for the 70 mph swing speed player. This golf ball has an incredible greenside feel while still giving lots of distance and a high ball flight. Slower swing golfers will love the low drag dimple pattern that the Srixon offers as well.

What golf balls do long drivers use? ›

Golf Balls For Long Drive Competitions

While the clubs and shafts are different, one thing that is the same is the golf ball for all long drivers in competition. Each player also plays with the same Volvik golf ball. The ball is designed for low spin rates and has a ball compression of around 110.

Which is better Chrome soft or supersoft? ›

Conclusion. Get the Chrome Soft if you want a Tour quality ball that spins on the greens. If you're after more distance and less shape, particularly with a speed around 85 or 90 mph, the Supersoft is a great choice.

What color golf ball is easiest? ›

Simply put, yellow golf balls are a lot easier to see. This is especially true with the fluorescent or neon yellow hue found on many balls, including the Srixon Q-Star and Q-Star Tour.

Is Pro V1 hard or soft? ›

On our gauges, the Titleist Pro V1 has a compression of 87. While that's three points softer than we measured the previous version, across the market as a whole, it's still solidly within the firm category (though it is a bit on the softer side for a ball played on Tour).

How far does the average golfer hit a driver? ›

The average driving distance across all ages of golfers is 219 yards. Golfers under the age of 30 typically hit the ball the longest (238 yards) and distance declines by around 10 yards every ten years. Swing speeds normally decrease as you age and that's where the decrease in yardage comes from.

How good is a 15 handicap golfer? ›

The USPAG puts the “official” average at a 15 handicap. This would mean a player who typically scores around 90 on the average course. Another measurement for the average golfer is what is known as a bogey golfer. These players typically score a bogey on most holes.

What was Tiger Woods longest drive? ›

Tiger Woods (498 yards, 18th hole at the Plantation Course, Kapalua, Hawaii at the Mercedes Championship in 2002)

What swing speed is needed for Pro V1? ›

The #1 ball in golf, the Pro V1 is a three-piece golf ball meant for swing speeds of 98-105 mph.

Do high compression golf balls go further? ›

Do Low Compression Golf Balls Go Further? As a general rule, low compression balls will only go farther for golfers with swing speeds below 85 MPH. For golfers with swing speeds above 100 MPH, higher compression balls will generate more distance.

What is considered a slow swing speed in golf? ›

For male golfers, a swing that is between 75 and 90 mph is considered slow. For female golfers, any swing that is less than 72mph is considered slow. Golfers tend to lose a considerable amount of swing speed as they age.

What degree driver hits the farthest? ›

The low loft of a golf driver is very surprising from the perspective of physics. Everyone in freshman physics learns that the optimal launch angle for a projectile - the angle that makes a ball fly the farthest - is 45 degrees.

Can golf balls go bad? ›

Yes, golf balls can go bad, but it is dependent on a number of factors. The materials used to construct the golf ball, storage temperature and care and maintenance all play a huge part in the life of a golf ball. Most golf balls can last for several hundred rounds of golf or up to 10 years.

Do heavier drivers hit the ball farther? ›

It is clear that a heavier driver head can help you to achieve longer distances, however you need to be able to generate sufficient clubhead and ball speed. Lighter driver heads can help you to get the ball airborne and provide consistent carry.

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