By Paul Myers

There are many considerations to make when you are shopping for the right golf ball for your game. Each golf ball on the market has different strengths and weaknesses, and picking the wrong one can make the game even harder than it is already. If you are able to select the right ball for your swing, and the one that matches with your goals on the course, you will be amazed at what it can do for you.

In this article, we will look at distance golf balls that are intended to give you more yards for your shots. Not all golf balls will fly the same distance on a given swing, so if you want to get the absolute most distance out of your swing, you will want to find the ball that is going to get up in the air and stay there for as long as possible.

What makes distance golf balls?

In general terms, there are two kinds of golf balls – those that are geared for distance, and those that are geared for spin and control. Of course, it isn’t quite that simple, but most golf balls fit into one of those two general categories. So which should you choose?

Consider the following –

  • If you are a good player with a single digit handicap, you might look for a premium spin ball. You likely have enough power already, and could possible benefit most from the control and touch that can be gained through a professional-style golf ball.
  • If you are a beginner, or struggle to break 100 on a regular basis, distance golf balls may be better suited for you to help you get more distance off the tee.

More and more companies are also making golf balls that fall somewhere in the middle of these two extremes, so you can look for balls that offer a little bit of the distance and control elements for a nice blend. When in doubt, check with a reputable club fitter, or try to purchase just a sleeve of a specific kind of ball so you can try it out on the course before committing to the purchase of a whole dozen. Only after using a ball for a bit will you be able to tell for certain if it is going to be a good fit for your game.

Which brands and models to look for?

There are a wide-range of distance golf balls on the market today for your consideration. The good news is that distance golf balls generally are less-expensive than tour-style spin balls, so you can save some money and get the ball that is right for your game at the same time. The list below is certainly not all of the golf balls available, but it provides a place from which to start your search –

  • NIKE Crush Extreme
  • Titleist DT Solo
  • Callaway HEX Warbird
  • Wilson Staff Duo
  • Pinnacle Gold
  • TaylorMade Noodle Long

Titleist owns the greatest market share for balls, but these days just about any major manufacturer will have quality ball products. Have a look on the boxes of your favorite ball manufacturer for guidance on selecting a ball model or check out the manufacturer’s website. Sometimes they have ball-selecting tools available for you.

If you still aren’t sure which golf ball is going to be a good choice for you, stop by a local golf shop and ask the pro for some advice. After telling them just a little bit about your game, they will likely be able to steer you in the right direction. Once you have the right distance ball in your bag, you might be surprised at how quickly you can see the ball start to sail a little further down the fairway.

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