Every level of golfer has come to ask the same seemingly unknown question; is there really a difference between different golf balls? While some golfers find a ball they like and use it for their entire golf careers, changing up the type of ball you use may actually be worth it. Here we are going to cover features of low and high end golf balls tohelp you get an idea on what you might do.
Higher end golf balls can range from $50 dollars per dozen and higher. Professionals all have their favorites and that is easy enough to look up online but there are some key features that will give you an idea about these higher end balls.
They often have a urethane cover which feels like rubber which means that they can easily take on damage because of the softer exterior. More damage means more replacement which can increase overall cost. However, these balls generate more spin because of the often multi layered construction that maximizes control.
Lower end golf balls can be as cheap as $10- $15 per dozen and are much more durable because of a harder exterior material. This material is often Surlyn lonomer, resulting in a sharp yet short clicking sound when hit. These balls almost always are mde of two pieces, an inner core and outer later which means the ball will go far, but there is a complete lack of control.
For beginners who are just learning the sport, focus should be on hitting the ball straight and getting used to the swinging motion. Lower end balls are great for this because of their lack of spin and easy replaceability.
Serious golfers who already have the control needed, investing in more expensive balls could up their game, allowing for practice with curves etc.
Whichever level of ball you go with, practicing and consistency are key to figuring out which type of ball works best for you. See more about our driving range supplies or even miniature golf supplies on our website.