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What Budget Friendly Golf Ball Do You Recommend?

What Budget Friendly Golf Ball Do You Recommend?
There are so many golf balls right now, but which one to choose? The price per ball can climb when you reach for the PRO-V1 or the new TaylorMade golf balls, but are they worth it?

18 Professionals Contributed

There is not one way to answer this in my opinion

There is not one way to answer this in my opinion. There are some things to take into consideration. Are you looking for just a general distance ball or are you looking for something that gives you more performance? Like stopping power around the green or with your scoring clubs.

Distance balls:
1) Srixon Soft Feel
2) Callaway Super Soft
3) Taylor Made Burner Soft
These are all good and affordable.

If you want a performance ball, similar to what is played on Tour, you are going to need a urethane cover. That is what really aids in the stopping power of a ball. There are two good ones to look.

More affordable Performance balls;
1) Taylor Made Project A
2) Srixon Q-Star Tour

I have also heard good things about Vice Golf and Snell Golf. These are both direct to consumer companies.

Lastly, look for logo over runs or for left over stock from previous models. Many times when a new ball comes out there is still inventory left over from the previous generation and it will be discounted at a nice savings.

Flagler Golf Academy

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Using a ball that under performs can rob a player of distance and control.

The golf ball is an important component of your equipment. Using a ball that under performs can rob a player of distance and control. So, I always recommend using a premium ball when possible. However, I understand golf balls can be expensive. There are some websites that offer premium used balls at a significant price reduction. Otherwise, I would try the Titleist True Soft golf ball. It has a good feel and adequate spin for most golfers.

Sleepy Hollow Country Club

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My favorite golf ball under $30! The Bridgestone E6

A great performing golf ball that I recommend to my students and have my High School team play is the Bridgestone E6. With limited high school budgets and my students making swing changes, this ball allows smoother air resistance resulting in a straighter ball flight. This ball for the price point reaches a wider golfing segment. The E6 is designed to reduce spin to help minimize the misses on bad shots and soft enough around and on the green to provide feel and control.
Matt Stotler Golf

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There are a number of budget friendly golf balls out there for all players.

There are a number of budget friendly golf balls out there for all players. Those looking for price and distance – Srixon Marathon, Callaway Supersoft and Warbird are great choices. Taylormade Burner is another option. Those looking for some feel along with distance – Callaway SuperSoft, Taylormade Project A and do not neglect the Vice, Kirkland and Snell golf balls. These can be played by players of all ability and work well for them.
Try them and pick your favorite. As always when you have questions ask the PGA Member at your course or range and he/she can give you their answer.

Rob Elliott Golf Academy

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Callaway has two outstanding value golf balls, Supersoft and Superhot

There are some great golf balls out there in the value category. Frankly, from my view too many golfers are trying and playing more expensive golf balls that their games do not benefit from.

Callaway has two outstanding value golf balls, Supersoft and Superhot, both can be used by over 90% of golfers and they will love the result. I enjoy tinkering with all the golf balls and I have repeatedly told my Callaway Rep that I can not find a reason not to play the Superhot. I hit it a club longer and straighter with irons and it is outstanding around the green.

The Supersoft is also a half club longer for me with irons and outstanding around the green. The only negative I find is that the ball has a slight ‘knuck ball flight’ when I hit it hard with a tee shot. It still flies near as long but I believe a higher swing speed causes the different flight. This is a great ball for Seniors, younger Junior Golfers and slower swing speeds. I have given these balls to hundreds of our regulars and the review is always – “What a great golf ball.”

Mattawang Golf Club

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Listen, if there’s one piece of equipment you should spend the extra money on it your golf ball!

Listen, if there’s one piece of equipment you should spend the extra money on it your golf ball! Playing a tour level ball will improve your game, period! It doesn’t matter if you are male or female, young or old, or if you swing fast or slow. “Playing what you find” is cheap, but a terrible way to learn or play the game.

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The Callaway ERC with Triple Track technology is a great ball.

The Callaway ERC with Triple Track technology is a great ball. Personally, Triple Track has improved my putting and I recommend it to anybody who uses a line on the greens. If you’re more familiar with the Titleist family, it’s comparable to the AVX but at ~$3 less per sleeve.

I think the Callaway Supersoft is a great buy for the golfer that wants a soft tour feel and some bite without sacrificing distance at a bargain price. It also comes in really cool matte colors as well as the MAGNA version which will help the newer golfer get the ball airborne more easily. Bigger ball = higher center of gravity = more room for the ball to strike under the equator. Simple science for game improvement.

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I think the TaylorMade Project A is an incredible ball. 

I think the TaylorMade Project A is an incredible ball.  It’s scuff proof and has spin around the greens.  Two things more affordable balls generally lack.

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I recommend the Taylormade Project A ball.

I recommend the Taylormade Project A ball. Sold at our club for $35 per dozen, this ball offers lower compression while maintaining the spin and feel characteristics of the top end golf balls.

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First, regardless of WHICH ball, find one you like and play ONE ball.

First, regardless of WHICH ball, find one you like and play ONE ball. Why? They all come off the face of a putter or chip shot a little differently, and switching balls from hole to hole only sabotages your touch. Second, most who play a “tour” ball are buying a Ferrari to drive to the corner grocery store. Third, try a couple different balls chipping, pitching, and putting, then choose the one you like best.

Moses Lake Golf Club

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Titleist DT Tru Soft

Nice soft feel for better control around and on the greens at a great price point.
Steve Bosdosh Golf Academy

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If it looks good, you like the sound, or your favorite tour star plays it, play it.

When it comes to selecting what golf ball is best to use, players need to first understand that they all have to conform to USGA specifications. So basically, they all perform pretty much the same.
Claims that one dramatically outperforms the others, is basically just that. A claim.
For the average golfer, it will not affect distance, accuracy, or scoring unless you think it will. Point being, if you like the ball, play it. If it looks good, you like the sound, or your favorite tour star plays it, play it.

For tour pros and top-level amateurs, a small edge can be gained from ball fitting, spin rate etc. But for the average player, I recommend a lesson from a qualified PGA Professional, focus on becoming a better player and not worry about hitting it out of play and losing balls. To answer further, if the cost of golf balls is an issue, I recommend refurbished bulk top-line balls at 1/3 of the price. (about $1.50 each) Available in all brands and types.

Personally, I have only had a Titleist # 1 in my bag for forty years. I like the look, the sound, the history, I THINK it’s the best, and that’s good enough for me.

Go well, Play well Have fun out there!

Olde School Golf School

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The Srixon Q star golf ball is the best performing golf ball for all types of golfers

I think the Srixon Q star golf ball is the best performing golf ball for all types of golfers that are looking for a value buy. It has distance, feel and spin like the higher priced balls.

Butterfield Country Club

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The Wilson Duo

If a player is just looking for the least expensive, there are plenty of deals from buckets of up to 48 balls (Top Flite) to deals on softer compression balls purchased as two-dozen for a low price. If it matters to you that it performs a little and feels soft, I like the Wilson Duo. Large golf retail stores may be the best place to look.

If one is looking for the higher performing ball but wants to save money, try different balls in the higher performing category and see if cheaper is really better. A more expensive ball may last longer if you don’t lose many golf balls and therefore save money at seasons end.

Finally do a ball fitting or have a discussion with your pro to get the RIGHT ball for you. Many people think the more expensive ball is better but you may not benefit from that ball’s features and therefore waste money.

Arsenal Island Golf Course

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I highly recommend the Callaway Super Soft

I know there are a lot of choices for budget friendly golf balls & many of them are decent choices. I highly recommend the Callaway Super Soft. It is a good all around ball. Doesn’t sound like a rock coming off your irons and more importantly sounds good off the putter. And they have added some really cool colors for the person that likes a little excitement in their game.

Coyote Springs Golf Club

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TITLEIST offers a quality golf ball value for every game!

TITLEIST offers a quality golf ball value for every game! I prefer TITLEIST Pro V1

Mohegan Sun Golf Club

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Choose the ball that you are best with from a 100 yards and in

When selecting a golf ball I recommend that golfers select the ball that helps them hit the ball with the most distance and accuracy. However, most importantly are the scoring clubs, choose the ball that you are best with from a 100 yards and in, regardless of the price.
You can play with any club…the ball is where it’s at!! You can’t play without a ball, so choose it wisely and shots will be saved every round.

Full Swing Golf

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Project A from TaylorMade

 

The Project A is a 3 layer golf ball that is designed for more distance. A player that needs more launch will love this golf ball.

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