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 Best Premium Golf Balls



Titleist Pro V1x Golf Balls- To achieve a higher ball flight, the Pro V1 and Pro V1x feature a new spherically tiled dimple design. Titleist says it’s the most uniform golf-ball surface the company has created. The core of the Pro V1 has been reformulated; the Pro V1x uses the dual-core construction of its past versions.   Click here for more information


NIKE 20XI-X - The 20XI is the first ball on Tour to use a radical new core technology. The revolutionary RZN core delivers more distance off the tee and better control around the greens. It features faster initial velocity for maximum distance, the highest levels of MOI (moment of inertia) for longer, more controlled shots and new construction materials giving greater consistency ball-to-ball for highly predictable performance. Click here for more information



Srixon Z-Star- The extremely thin covers on Srixon balls (the XV is the thinnest in the industry at .012 inches) means there is more room for a larger core (1.58 inches) to produce more energy. a XV features a firmer compression with a dual-core design to help reduce driver spin (especially for players with high-speed swings). The Z-Star has been updated with a softer cover.

The NEW Tour B330 features a larger core, softer cover and Bridgestone’s proprietary Dual Dimple Technology. The new Dual Dimple offers superior aerodynamics and enhanced wind performance while the larger core produces faster ball speed for longer distance. The Urethane cover, now 6% softer than the previous model, also offers enhanced greenside spin control. Click here for more information


Callaway HEX Black Tour- This golf ball strikes the perfect balance of Tour performance for both the distance-seeker and the control freak. Engineered with a highly durable Urethane cover, this ball is designed for Optimized Tour Performance. HEX Black Tour promotes low spin off the tee for more distance in your long game and high spin on approach shots for total control and aggressive stopping power into the green.


TaylorMade Penta TP 5 - TaylorMade has improved upon its tremendous success with the Penta TP golf ball, the first and only five-layer Tour ball. Each layer is engineered to optimize performance in five key shot categories that skilled players need: driver, long-irons, middle-irons, short-irons, and partial wedges. The Penta TP5 Golf Ball features a new, softer core for a softer feel and to ease driver spin for maximum distance. Click here for more information


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  1. Pro v balls are soft feel and allow the ball to have spin and stop. Only issue is they get marked up with wedges.
    I hit a new wedge, and balls look like the went into a cheese grader. I get new wedges each year, well worth the money, and win enough off of the boys to pay for them. People don’t put enough thought on how important grooves are. Looking forward to playing the hex tour…..see if is better ?

    Swing speed on wedges = 90 mph Irons = 96 mph. Woods = 130 mph
    Handicap = 4