By Joel Coe
Picking the right golf ball is very important to how your shots will translate on the course. A lot of people think that picking the most expensive clubs and most expensive balls will help there game out. But in reality, everyone’s swing and game is different from the next person so having the right golf ball is essential to good shots.
Teeing off with the right golf ball is crucial to optimal performance. There are two main types of golf balls, 2 piece and 3 piece (4 piece) golf balls. A 2 piece golf ball can typically help with improving distance and a 3 piece golf ball will help with accuracy.
With that said, a 2 piece golf ball is made for higher handicap players. They help improve distance with the harder cover. They also have a low spin rate so when you hit your dreaded slice or hook the ball won’t spin as much resulting in a straighter shot. Although they get more distance with a lower spin rate they are not as good around the greens as a 3-piece (4-piece). A normal price for a pack of 2-piece golf balls is from $12-$30 and a lot of times they will come in 18 packs.
A 3 piece (4 piece) golf ball is made for a lower handicapplayer and someone that makes consistently good contact. The reason for this is because 3-piece golf balls like the Titleist Pro V1 will give a player that makes good contact better accuracy. Also a lower handicap player is usually much better around the greens and a 3-piece gives you the softness around the greens that you need to have the golf ball hit the green and stop. Prices for 3-piece (4-piece) golf balls are much more than 2-piece balls. Prices are usually over $40.
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