The Best Per­for­mance Balls

We lose loads, we buy loads... it’s no won­der this price point is so pop­u­lar

Golf Asia - - GOLFING GEARGUIDE -

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.

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