The Best Performance Balls
We lose loads, we buy loads... it’s no wonder this price point is so popular
Ten years ago, a box of S$50 golf balls were perceived as lacking in performance compared to tour balls. Most were basic two-piece constructions with durable distance covers and zero short game feel.
But this market has completely reinvented itself. Now, this range gets you everything from premium tourlevel urethane cover balls to soft, low compression options as well as great all-rounders and some decent budget options, too.
The trick to finding the best for your game is understanding how each helps your weaknesses, and realising there are new ways to buy balls on the internet. If you keep an open mind, you can get a seriously good ball to compliment your game, but also save some cash, too.
How it was done
Leading ball manufacturers sent over their newest models within the performance category. To ensure an accurate strike we got test pro Kevin Hale to hit each with a driver, iron and wedge while Foresight’s leading GC Quad launch monitor watched on and collected data for every shot hit. Major misses were rejected, but we monitored how shots launched into the air and what happened during their flight. We also took each one on the course, to see how they performed during a round. We then split the balls into low compression, premium tour level, good all-rounder and budget categories to help you select a ball best suited to your game.