Throughout many years, One problem many people face is the equipment for High Handicapped people. 2017 is now here, and that means there are new techniques, and better solutions to these problems. And it all starts with the Golf ball. Here are my reviews for what I consider to be the Best Golf Balls for High Handicappers in 2017.
Improved core designed to promote faster ball speed and low spin for longer, straighter flight on full shots
New premium Hex aerodynamics with more refined surface contours reduces drag and enhances lift for increased carry and longer distance
New tri-ionomer cover formulation increases softness for better feel and more shot-stopping wedge spin
Supersoft’s long-soft performance has made it one of the most popular products in our golf ball lineup. The improvements we’ve made should continue to grow the popularity of what we believe is one of the best engineered two-piece balls on the market.” – Dave Bartels, Callaway senior director of golf ball R&D.
The 2017 Callaway Supersoft golf ball will be available in white, yellow, pink, and multi-color (white, yellow, orange, blue)
Faster Ball Speed and Increased Accuracy from the New Ultra-Low Compression Core
Longer Carry and Longer Distance from the New Low-Drag HEX Aerodynamics
Increased Greenside Control from the New Softer Cover
Specifically engineered to perform with every club
TaylorMade TP5, TP5x Golf Ball Review
By Martin Hopley
Feb 06, 2017
In the last cycle of golf ball launches, I felt that the TaylorMade Tour Preferred was the closest challenger to the number one selling Titleist Pro V1.
This time round TaylorMade has been taking this message directly to Titleist by making direct performance comparisons with the TP5 balls using videos such as the one with Jon Rahm shown in the player below this review.
Another favorite of mine, the TP5X, Find it on sale here on Amazon
Specifically engineered to perform with every club
Introducing a performance breakthrough that’s 10 years in the making. Delivering a combination of distance, spin, and control without compromise. Experience for yourself why a complete tour ball is not like your current one, it’s better.
5 LAYERS. ZERO COMPROMISES.
TP5 and TP5x feature a Tri-Fast Core and Dual-Spin Cover that combines for a 5-layer golf ball construction that is specifically engineered to perform with every club in your bag.
The unique 3-layer core system in TP5 and TP5x features progressive compression, enabling maximum energy transfer and generating massive speed on full shots.
The contrast of an ultra-soft cast urethane cover and a semi-rigid inner-cover creates maximum interaction between the cover and club grooves, resulting in an exceptional spin performance with full wedge shots and pinpoint control from around the green.
The first three layers of both models consist of a “Tri-Fast Core,” which is extremely low compression (16 in TP5, 25 in TP5x), as well as a progressively stiffer compression outer core (24 in TP5, 35 in TP5x) and even stiffer mantle layer (44 in TP5, 55 in TP5x). The result has improved the transfer of energy at impact and increased distance on shots struck with all full-swing clubs. At the same time, a soft, cast urethane outer cover and firm inner cover (the final two layers) combine to provide elite-level short game spin and control by pushing the soft outer cover into wedge grooves at impact.
The TP5 And TP5X are my favorite brands, find them here.
Pro V1 is a multi-component golf ball that is precisely engineered to provide total performance for every player and deliver unmatched quality and consistency on every shot
The next generation 2.0 ZG process core contributes to longer distance on all shots through lower spin and faster ball speed
The soft urethane elastomer cover System helps to deliver drop-and-stop greenside control and soft feel with long-lasting durability
The thin, responsive ionomeric casing layer enhances speed and controls spin on full shots
The new spherically-tiled 352 tetrahedral dimple design provides even more consistent flight.
The Pro V1x is a higher-compression ball (by eight to 10 points) and feels firmer than the Pro V1. The new Pro V1x also flies higher, in part because of its spherically tiled, 328-dimple pattern. Though the Pro V1x produces more spin than the Pro V1, the difference off the tee between the balls is negligible.
The Titleist Pro V1 has a new core formulation that maintains compression (with a similar feel as before) while producing faster ball speeds and less spin on full shots. Company officials say there’s significantly more distance than in the previous model, and it’s on par with the Pro V1x. Shots spin less off the driver through mid-irons, while spin and short-game performance (8-iron through wedges) remain largely the same as in the ’15 model. (The new Pro V1 spins less throughout the bag than the Pro V1x, whereas the 2015 Pro V1 spun more on long shots.) The 352 dimples are more efficiently arranged in a tetrahedral geometric pattern. Combined with less variation in dimple diameter, players will see improved flight consistency from shot to shot. Other features include a three-coat paint process and the staggered wave parting line.
Hundreds of ball models have cycled through the market since the turn of the century, but nothing has captured the imagination of golfers like the Pro V1 and Pro V1x. Seventeen years after the Pro V1 debuted on the PGA Tour, the Pro V1 family still dominates in terms of sales, and 60% to 70% of the field in a typical Tour event plays one of the two models. The 10th-generation Pro V1 and eighth-generation Pro V1x are based on consumer feedback (80,000 golfers tested prototypes) and R&D advancements.
Callaway’s Legendary Hex aerodynamics promotes higher flight and longer carry for increased distance.
Callaway’s proprietary core chemistry achieves the improbable by combining distance-enhancing high-impact energy with great feel.
A new cover composition limits spin off the long clubs to promote long distance while reducing hooks and slices, yet still, provides excellent spin, feel and control on shorter shots
The Callaway Superhot 70 golf ball is one of the best golf balls on the market for players looking for distance. This golf ball is designed for super low compression and will fly high and far. This is one of the best golf balls for slower and lower trajectory swing speeds. However, due to its 3 piece design, is also meant to provide some reaction on the greens. But don’t kid yourself, this ball is meant for distance. If you’re in the market for a spin, then check out the Srixon Q-star. Unlike other golf balls out there, the Callaway Superhot 70 comes in a box of 15 as opposed to 12. Honestly, we’re not really sure why Callaway is offering 3 additional golf balls. But at least it’s a confusing way to get more bangs for your buck. Let’s get into the specifics.
High ball flight and lots of distance:
To start, let’s examine why the Callaway Superhot 70 is one of the best golf balls for distance. This golf ball is focused on providing golfers with a high ball flight off of the tee. Although you never want to hit the golf ball too high, a high trajectory is a key to distance. Low ball flight prevents the ball from reaching an optimum trajectory, which sacrifices valuable yards.
The Callaway Superhot 70 is a top contender when choosing amongst the best golf balls for distance. Remember, it is by no means a golf ball that will spin a lot around greens. But if you’re looking for a soft golf ball that will go long, this is the best golf ball for you.
Right now you can get them on sale through this link here
The latest incarnation offers golfers more distance, more spin and more consistency in the wind, factors that persuaded players like Hideki Matsuyama to put the ball into play ahead of his amazing end of year streak in which he amassed 4 victories and a second place in 5 events.
To celebrate the launch of the new Z-Star Series, Srixon Europe has also confirmed a new partnership with Prostate Cancer UK that will see the delivery of limited edition 15 ball pack that will include an additional sleeve of the new balls decorated with the iconic Prostate Cancer UK logo, giving golfers the chance to get even more experience of playing Srixon’s premium ball.
Srixon Z-Star 2017
The latest Z-Star has a lower compression, “Super-Soft” Energetic Gradient Growth Core, 88 compressions compared to the previous generation of 90, that gives an even softer feel on all shots and improved launch conditions for more distance off the tee.
New third generation spin skin
New speed dimple pattern
New dual Energetic Gradient Growth core
Only the second ball ever to feature a matte finish, the Vivid XT (extreme distance) features a four-piece construction, 100-compression core, and Zirconium cover rather than the traditional urethane normally found in multi-piece Tour models for improved short-game performance and feel on the greens.
The multi-piece construction helps produce high ball speeds with low spin and a high launch off the longer clubs, so much so that it will be the ball used by competitors in the World Long Drive Championship in 2017. The Vivid XT is available in five colors (yellow, green, orange, white, pink) with the aforementioned matte finish and is available at retail now.
World Class Visibility and Performance Now in Amazing Matte Finish!
This golf ball is unique in the fact that it combines Volvik’s neon colors with an amazing matte finish plus all the amazing performance that the Crystal Ball became famous for
The Vivid is a 3-piece, 80 compression ball that has tested as one of the longest golf balls on the market today, especially for slower to medium swing speeds
Bright Vivid Color Increases Visibility In Air and On The Ground Straighter, More
Consistent Extremely Soft Feel By Matte Finish Outer Layer
Explosive Distance For Slower to Medium Swing Speeds Created By Power Core
Improved Accuracy Off the Tee And Increased Control Around The Greens Enhanced
Flight Optimal Spin Rates Around The Green Provide ‘Stop And Spin’ Control
More Accurate Aiming By Distinct Putting Line
Switch to the B330-RX and feel what it is like to gain accuracy, distance, and a decisive advantage over the competition.
The Tour B330-RX is specially crafted with AMATOURcore and SlipRes cover technology to increase your distance. The softer AMATOURcore generates more power for faster ball speed and the new patented SlipRes cover leverages spin for a longer, straighter shot.
The sound is a nice re-assuring soft sound as if it is wearing its favorite slippers and jammies. Even the original B300 sounds almost clicky by comparison and that is not a hardball at all.
From the tee, I found the performance of the Hydro Core B330 to be at least as good as the previous model with a good flight and above average ball stability in the wind thanks to the Dual Dimple design.
When I compared the current and previous models using Flightscope I got almost the exactly the same results for distance, ball spin and ball speed. Therefore it looks like the performance for me at least is very similar, so it will come down to whether I prefer a softer sounding and feeling ball or not.
Tour Core is 6% larger and utilizes a steeper gradient in softness from the inner part of the core to the outer region, resulting in faster ball speed and more reduced spin off the driver than ever before. Our proprietary gradient technology in the core allows us to accomplish in one layer what others accomplish in two or three, leading to a smoother energy transfer and more power generated by the B330
Newly formulated SlipRes Cover is the highest performing cover Bridgestone has ever produced on a golf ball. It has the highest friction coefficient rating possible, to achieve the impossible: maximum greenside spin without losing any spin from the rough AND reduced spin off the driver for longer distance. SlipRes also delivers a self-repairing cover for longer playability. More Distance – More Spin – More Playability, guaranteed!
Seamless Cover Technology (SCT) is a proprietary manufacturing process that eliminates the straight part line and creates a non-uniform part line around the golf ball. The result is the most consistent golf ball in terms of accuracy, distance and trajectory ever created this is one of the Best Golf Balls for High Handicappers
Fast Ball Speed Off The Driver – Callaway is the only golf ball company that has the new Dual Soft Fast Core. It’s engineered for fast ball speeds with low spin for players needing spin reduction to optimize their launch conditions off the tee
More Spin and Control – The 4-piece construction, mantle layer, and Tour Urethane Cover all combine for even more control throughout the bag. You will also find extreme spin with your scoring clubs from inside 100 yards.
Low Compression For Incredibly Soft Feel – The Dual Soft Fast Core lets you compress the ball on iron shots for long, straight flight. And it has amazing feel around the greens
Soft Feel with Tour-level Distance, Workability and Control. Chrome Soft X Golf Balls feature our Dual SoftFast Core that has completely redefined golf ball performance by elevating speed and feel for an unbeatable combination of distance, soft feel, and control, along with a piercing and workable ball flight, and an advanced mantle to regulate spin.
The Laddie Extreme leverages its enhanced Muscle-Fiber Core to generate extreme distance off the driver with high launch and low spin. The soft feel comes from its Touch N’ Control ionomer cover providing great feel from tee to green.
Enhanced Velocity Muscle-Fiber Core
372 Aerodynamic Dimple Design
Touch N’Control Ionomer® Cover
Precept Laddie Extreme Double Dozen Golf Balls are perfect for golfers looking to maximize their distance with extra control and added value. A high-velocity muscle fiber core explodes off the tee and eliminates side spin to help you find more fairways.
Precept Laddie Extreme Double Dozen Golf Balls feature:
High-velocity muscle fiber core for maximum distance
372 aerodynamic dimple designs helps keep true flight in the wind
Explosive off the driver with high launch and low spin for extreme distance
Touch N’ Control ionomer cover for great control in the short game
For players seeking long distance
24 count golf balls
Increased Distance and Soft Feel
Longer Carry from HEX Aerodynamics
Superior Distance off the Long Clubs and Control of the Short Clubs
Soft Feel and Increased Greenside Control.