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The Golf Ball Guide: Two-Piece Golf Balls

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  1. Dogfish Head

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    CONSISTING OF A CORE AND COVER, two-piece golf balls cost less and are a good choice for beginning and high-handicap golfers. Two-piece ball construction typically combines distance and durability, including less spin for straighter shots. In recent years two-piece golf balls have also featured lower compression and softer covers for golfers with slower swing speeds.

    Following are some representative two-piece golf balls made by various companies.

    Brand/Model
    Ball Construction
    Performance Characteristics
    Price*
    Callaway Supersoft
    Two-piece ball with soft ionomer cover and 332 Hex Aerodynamics dimple pattern.
    Very soft feel, straight and long distance. For slower swing speeds. 38 compression.

    $
    Srixon Q-Star®
    Two-piece ball with ionomer cover and 324 Speed dimple pattern.
    Distance and control for swing speeds of 75 mph and faster. 75 compression.

    $
    Srixon Soft Feel
    Two-piece ball with soft ionomer cover and 344 Aero Power dimple pattern.
    Soft feel without sacrificing distance and accuracy. 60 compression.

    $
    TaylorMade Aeroburner Soft
    Two-piece ball with a soft IOTHANE® (ionomer) cover and 342 dimple pattern.
    Very soft feel, with distance and stopping power. 53 compression.

    $
    Titleist DT TruSoft™
    Two-piece ball with soft ionomer cover and 376 tetrahedral dimple pattern.
    Titleist’s softest feel, with distance and very low spin. Mid 50s compression.

    $
    Titleist NXT Tour S
    Two-piece ball with Fusablend® (ionomer) cover and 302 octahedral dimple pattern.
    Long distance and soft feel. Very durable. Mid 70s compression.

    $$
    Titleist Velocity
    Two-piece ball with thin NaZ2 (ionomer) cover and 328 tetrahedral dimple pattern.
    Long distance, high trajectory and firm feel. High compression.

    $$
    Wilson Staff DUO
    Two-piece ball with ionomer cover and 302 dimple pattern.
    Claimed to be world’s softest golf ball. 29 compression.

    $

    *Approximate price ranges from golf retailers:

    $ = under $25
    $$ = $25 to $39.99
    $$$ = $40 and more

    Next time: Multi-piece golf balls.

    Related:
    The Golf Ball Guide: Introduction

    The Golf Ball Guide: Golf Ball Construction
    The Golf Ball Guide: Categories and Brands
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    Source: The Golf Ball Guide: Two-Piece Golf Balls
     

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