Forgiving Ball for Beginner?
Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:42 AM
Two-piece balls are generally designed for one thing: distance. The high end balls will provide more bite around the greens (if the ball is properly compressed), but will spin quite a bit more off the tee.
IMHO a beginning golfer is much better off with an inexpensive two-piece ball.
Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º
Callaway Steelhead XR 25º
Callaway Apex CF16 6-AW
Callaway MD3/MD-PM 54º/58º
Callaway "O" Works #7
Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:53 AM
In other words, most recreational golfers who proudly spend $40 or $50 to buy a dozen ProVs (to be just like their favourite tour pro) are wasting their money; they are getting a well made, high quality golf ball for sure, but in 99% of the cases, they do not have high enough swing speeds to get the benefits the ball is designed to provide.
Most recreational golfers ( with more modest swing speeds) will get better results with a lower compression ( and lower cost ) ball than the ProV1.
That is the idea behind the Bridgestone ball fitting, that Bridgestone is hyping in commercials: match your ball to your swing speed.
To answer your question a little more directly, the Top Flight D2 Feel is a great ball for pretty much every recreational golfer . The fact that you can get a 15 pack for under $20 is just a happy coincidence.
Posted 21 March 2010 - 01:13 PM
TM 2017 M1 10.25 * Tour Ad Iz 6
TM 2017 3HL 16.5* Tour Ad Iz 7
TM M1 Rescue 19.5 Tour Ad UT 85
Srixon U65 22* 95 Fiber
Srixon 565/765 5-9 110 Fibers
Cleveland RTX 4 47*, 51*, 55*, 59* 125 Fibers
Cameron Del Mar
Cobra F6+ 10.5 * Fubuki Alpha 70
Cobra Baffler 16* Fubuki Ax 85
Cobra F7 19.5* Fubuki Ax 465
Srixon ZTX-2 5-PW 110 Fiber
Cleveland RTX2 51*, 55* 59* 125 Fiber
Odyssey X Milled 9ht
Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:42 AM
Now if you put swing speed into the equation, I know everybody says a modest swing speed won't reap the benefits of an expensive ball, but does it hurt at all? Please don't consider value or monetary costs. Assume all balls cost the same. Will that person lost distance or control vs another ball assuming both balls have the same spin rating.
Now regarding swing speed, is there a document somewhere online that shows what ball I should be playing based on my swing speed. Is that the compression value of the ball I should be looking at? I think I ran across it some time ago but forgot where. Again, an important point is will I lose out by playing a more expensive ball having a lower swing speed (i have no clue on my swing speed but I assume it can't be great).
Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:32 AM
A little hard but straightest ball flight I have hit to date...
Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:47 PM
but at a beginner, the best plan is just to stay consistent with the type of ball you use, find something soft and cheap
don't alternate from balls that spin a lot, to balls that spin little or it'll be harder to learn touch around the green
Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:51 PM
3 wood: Callaway Razar Fit 15
5 wood: Callaway Razar Fit 18
Hybrid: Adams Pro Gold 16, 20, 24
Irons: Mizzy 825 5-pw
Wedges: Mizzy 53 GW
Putter: TPM 16 or Wilson tour special
Posted 22 March 2010 - 02:41 PM
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