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Understanding How to Choose a Golf Ball

by Raghav Seth about a month ago in culture
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A small guide to choose a perfect golf ball

Choosing a golf club to play a particular shot is pretty common but do you know professional golfers also pay a lot of attention to detail while choosing a golf ball.

Constant innovation and technological advancements gave birth to the creation of a ball that is well suited for a golf game.

To understand how golf balls travel far distances perfectly and spin according to the shots played, we need to gain a better idea about the anatomy of a golf ball.

The golf ball anatomy can be distributed into 3 main parts:

  • Core
  • Cover
  • Dimples

Let’s dive deep into their importance:


As the name suggests, the core is the center of the ball that basically impacts the spin rate, velocity and compression. The core compression helps in deciding how far the ball will travel on a certain swing.


The cover of a golf ball is made out of two types of materials, Surlyn and Urethane. Surlyn is harder and more durable than Urethane.


As you must’ve noticed a golf ball is covered with small hollow depressions, these are called dimples and they are designed to control the course of the ball when hit with full pace. Dimples help the ball to travel far distances.

In order to choose the perfect ball for a golf game, you need to focus on the following key areas:

1. Skill Type

Always choose a golf ball on the basis of your personal preference and skill level.

There are all kinds of golf balls available in the market that vary in spinning rates, velocity, distance coverage and control, you have to make sure you choose one that matches your current form and skill level. For eg. A player with high handicap will prioritize on a high distance traveling ball

2. High Visibility

Golf is a game that requires you to track your ball all the time, players often find it difficult to find the ball they just hit with utmost force. Then the next few hours are spent finding your next shot.

High visibility balls are easily findable in the air as well as the ground to help you locate the shots easily. If you’re playing an intense game at Jaypee Wish town Golf Course which is located in the middle of a residential area, you need a high visibility golf ball.

3. Golf Ball Construction

The construction of the ball matters a lot while playing. Golf balls can be further categorized into 2 types on the basis of construction: Two piece balls and multilayer balls.

Two or three piece balls are designed for beginners and golfers who have a high handicap. These balls generally have a thick cover which makes them extremely durable.

Multilayer golf balls are crafted for professional players, they offer more spin rate, stability and control.

4. Focus on Compression

Compression refers to the measurement of how much a golf ball will compress on proper impact. Compression ratings over 100 are for golfers who swing the ball high above up to 240 yards in the air.

Those who have slower swings should definitely consider a golf ball with compression less than 90.

Final Words

Long story short, golf balls are technically crafted equipment which vary from material, spin rate, velocity and construction and all these factors should be considered while buying one.

We hope this article will help you decide what kind of ball will suit your game and what you should go for next time.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding golf balls or golf equipment's, please feel free to comment down below.

Thanks for reading and happy golfing!


About the author

Raghav Seth

Experienced Content Writer and Marketing executive with a history of working with startups and educational institutions. A journalism and mass communication student from Amity University who's also a cinephile.

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