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The Best Golf Balls For Beginners: Helping You Find The Right Golf Ball

by Joseph Hardison / , April 9, 2021

In this article, we will help you find the best golf ball for your game. We will be diving into the best golf balls for both beginners and high handicap golfers. 

Nearly every piece of golf equipment can be tested and optimized for your game, but the golf ball tends to be a forgotten piece. Almost 40% of golf ball purchases today are either the cheapest options, or only focused on the tee shot performance.

This list is meant to guide your search for the most beneficial golf ball for your personal game. The right golf ball for you is the one that helps all of your shots, not just one of them. 

Golf balls are way more complex than you may think. The dimples help the golf ball fly by helping to create left the core drives compression and the cover can offer durability or greater control. 

There are main factors to consider when choosing your golf ball: the feel and the sound of the clubface, the spin rate, and the distance. If you have the opportunity, you should identify three or four golf balls that you think are best suited for your game and take them out on the course of view. 

Ideally, you would be playing alone where you can hit each golf ball and start to take notes on your phone or notepad on how the ball feels and sounds of the clubface to your driver, your long irons, short irons and putter. Then, you should also keep notes on how these shots are spinning throughout the round. Do they have little spin or are fades turning into slices? Are draws turning into snap hooks? You will begin to understand which ball is traveling the farthest of the options you're playing with. 

As a newer golfer or someone who doesn't play that much, what you should be looking for is the following: a two or three piece construction golf ball, low spin, and low compression.

Let's dive into our favorite golf balls for beginners and high handicap golfers. 

Callaway Supersoft

We'll start off our list with the Callaway Supersoft. The new Supersoft golf balls provide a straight ball that's incredibly soft. It comes with an ultra low compression core for fast ball speeds and super low spin, as well as low drag. The advanced core promotes low spin for a longer and straighter ball flight. 

The new hex aerodynamics are optimized for a lower spin rate to reduce drag and enhance lift for increased carry, and the softer cover formulation with low compression offers a better feel and greater shot shaping spin. The Callaway Supersoft comes in at around a $23 price point per dozen. 

Srixon Soft Feel

Next we'll take a look at the Srixon Soft Feel. Whether you're off the tee or around the greens, the new Srixon lives up to its namesake. You'll experience a solid yet comfortable impact on every swing, giving you more confidence as you address each shot with a soft center that gradually transitions to a firm outer edge. 

The fast layer core gives the Soft Feel incredible softness and great distance off the tee, to get more distance overall and better performance in the win. The 338 speed dimples reduce drag at launch and increase lift during descent. The soft and thin cover provides more greenside spin and softer feel in all pitches, chips, and putts. It comes in at about a $22 price point per dozen.

Titleist TruFeel

For the next golf ball, we'll look at the Titleist TruFeel, the softest Titleist golf ball with low spin for long distance, along with excellent control into and around the green. If you prioritize soft feel above all, and still want the unmatched quality and performance of a Titleist ball, you will love the all-new TruFeel. 

As everyone wants more confidence around the green, the proprietary true flex cover is designed for excellent control on your short shots. The ball has enhanced aerodynamics to maximize your ball flight so you can experience more distance where your game needs it most. The Titleist TruFeel comes in at about a $24 price point.

TaylorMade Project

Moving on to the TaylorMade Project: this new Project features a three layer design that incorporates a new dual distance core and a new 322 seamless dimple pattern, which combines to increase driver and long iron distance while maintaining excellent greenside control and feel. The new TaylorMade Project’s dual core design consists of a larger, softer inner core which scrubs off unwanted spin while providing a great feel. 

The stiffer outer core allows for increased rebound and velocity. In addition to reducing driver and long iron spin, the stiffer outer core also aids and pinches the soft cast urethane cover between the clubface, creating more greenside spin at a $30 price point per dozen. This is the most expensive ball on our list, but it’s still very affordable. 

Snell Get Sum

Next up is the Snell Get Sum; the ball with Golf Digest’s Hot List Gold Medal. Snell Get Sum is a high performance two-piece golf ball that offers excellent feel and control. The core is a large soft, low compression core that allows for the ball to have very low spin rates, which increases distance and creates fewer hooks and slices. 

The cover is a thin soft Surlyn that contributes to the soft feel of the ball. This core cover combination has been designed to help golfers get the ball up in the air easier and reduce spin rates for straighter shots from tee to green. The Snell ball comes in at about a $21 price point per dozen. 

Vice Tour

Finally, we'll take a look at the Vice Tour. The Vice Tour is a three-piece ball construction with soft energy speed core for extra distance and smooth feel at impact. The ball features enhanced DuPont Surlyn grade composition to minimize driver spin off the tee, with 392 aerodynamic dimples designed for high ball flight and stability. 

The ball offers great distance off the tee and low spin keeps your ball straight. The Vice Tour also provides an amazing feel of the clubface and control around the green. The cover is extremely durable and cut-resistant. The Vice Tour comes in at about a $16 price point per dozen. 

And that concludes our list of the best golf balls for beginners. We hope we helped you find the right golf ball. We would also love to hear about what your favorite golf ball brand is and why, down below.

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