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Well-Known Member
Sep 16, 2005
Hey, I have a few questions about picking out the right golf ball. When I go to a golfing store there are tons of balls to choose from. How am I supposed to make a decision? Does the ball really make that big of a difference for the average golfer? Do you guys have any suggestions?



ST Homeland Security
Aug 30, 2004
Basically, a high handicapper will want a low-spin, cheap, diastance ball. The low spin aspect will compensate a bit for big slice or hook swings. The cheap aspect compensates for all the lost balls.

Lower handi's will see the benefit of more expensive, higher spin balls.

~general guidelines~

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Deep in thought
Sep 6, 2005
I'm not even going to dream of buying something expensive until I can consistently get around without losing the distance balls I've bought on special.

If I ever get to where I have a good, consistent, predicatable swing, then I'll consider buying something softer, with more feel, and more money.


Well-Known Member
Sep 25, 2005
Ive played many types balls, and found that the Titleist Pro V1s are my favorite. Another ball that I have come to like is the Callaway HX Tour. Now if your looking for a cheap ball, I wouldnt know what to tell you, the taxpayers of Southern Pennsylvania pay for mine through school taxes!


Used club guru
Mar 29, 2005
That is like asking what putter to buy. There are a million answers and everyone thinks they have the right one.

I agree with crowe, if you are not sure then go with anything that comes in a 15 ball pack.


Toyota Tech
Jul 25, 2005
pick up any stray range balls you can find (Ive hit some of my best shots with those)


Well-Known Member
Jun 30, 2005
Personally, I don't know if I'll ever buy another NEW ball. I've heard balls are the same the day you take one out of the box as they are they day you find a brand new one in the woods 3 months after it landed there. I've heard balls are no longer "good" after the 3rd or 4th hole you use them. I'm assuming a ball manufacturer said that!!

If you don't want to spend too much, you want something that'll will land softly and still travel long, go for the Lady Precept. Get them used off of Ebay.

Picking a ball also has a lot to do with how well we play. If I could shoot in the 70's every round, I would spend more on a ball, probably a Pro-V1 of some sort. Do you lose a couple a round? Are you able to use the same ball for 18 holes? I purchased a couple dozen used Pro-v1's off of Ebay, still in the box, because I still suck!!

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