BOOM! Dreaming of that monster 300-yard drive off the tee? The right golf ball could help. You might need to sacrifice some spin/control for extra yards, but if distance is what you’re aiming for, then that is nothing to worry about. Here is our look at the best distance golf ball for the average Joe (slower swing speeds).
First, what are the factors that make up the best golf ball for distance?
- Spin – Too much backspin will create more resistamce, and less distance on your drives. Too much sidespin will create unnecessary side-to-side movement at the cost of pure distance. Therefore, the best distance golf ball is one with low spin.
- Compression/Density – For average golfers with a slower swing speed (less than 90mph), you are better off with a low compression ball, as it will feel better on contact and will go farther for you. If you have a high swing speed (> 90mph), then high compression, or tour-level golf balls tend to work better.
- Layers – For the average golfer, a 2-piece (or 3-piece) ball will fly farthest. They are harder, and provide less spin than multi-layered balls. With some newer 3-piece balls, you will be able to get the same distance as a 2 piece ball, while maintaining more control.
Best Distance Golf Ball for the Average Golfer – Top 7
For the “average golfer”, we assume you have a slower swing speed (< 90mph). The best distance golf ball for you will have a soft core, and only 2 or 3 layers. Here are the best distance golf balls from various top golf ball brands:
Titleist Velocity Golf Ball – $35 (12 pack)
Titleist is the #1 golf ball brand in the world, and the Titleist Velocity is their longest ball. It features proprietary LSX core technology for the “fastest solid core” of any Titleist golf ball. The result is greater distance from every club in your bag.
As with all Titleist balls, these will cost more than average.
Bridgestone Golf e6 Golf Ball (12-pack) –
You might think of Bridgestone as some tire company, but they also happen to make some awesome golf balls. The e6 is Bridgestone’s lowest spinning, and longest hitting golf ball. The reduced spin helps golfers that slice or hook the ball a lot to hit straighter, and therefore longer drives. It is a very low compression, 3-layer golf ball completed with a urethane cover that creates extra softness. In fact, it is the softest multi-layer golf ball on the market, making it comfortable to hit for slow speed swingers. The e6 also comes in multiple colors (white, yellow, orange).
For a ball with a lot of spin and control, check out the Bridgestone e5 Golf Ball
Callaway HEX Warbird Golf Ball –
$21 $16 (12-pack)
The Callaway HEX Warbird provides one thing: maximum distance. It is a 2-piece ball with a large soft core that uses Callaway’s signature HEX dimple design. The HEX dimples cover 100% of the ball (no flat spots), which leads to reduced drag, and more consistent flight paths compared to standard dimpled balls. The HEX Warbird is also very value-priced at only $16 per dozen (on Amazon).
Buy 12-pack of Callaway HEX Warbird Golf Balls
TaylorMade SuperDeep Golf Balls –
$25 $19.44 (12-pack)
The appropriate named SuperDeep Golf Ball is a 2-piece, super low compression, super low-spinning, and super-super soft ball offering from TaylorMade. It is perfect for golfers with slower swing speeds, and will instantly add extra yardage to your drives. It is also of phenomenal value at only $19 for a dozen. The SuperDeep was awarded a gold medal from Golf Digest in its annual Hot List testing in 2013.
Srixon Soft Feel Golf Ball – $19.99 (12 pack)
The Srixon Soft Feel Golf Ball was specifically designed for golfers with slower swing speeds (70+ mph). The 2-piece, low compression, super soft core will allow you to hit higher, and farther while maintaing a soft feel. The ball also has “alignment arrows” painted on to help you line up your putts. The Srixon Soft Feel comes in yellow, or white.
Nike One RZN-X –
$40 $21.95 (12-pack)
The Nike One RZN-X is the swoosh brand’s offering for guys that just want to bomb it off the tee. It is firmer than the other balls on this list, and is designed for golfers with slightly above average swing speed (90-99 mph). This 3-layer ball won’t be as pleasant to hit as the Srixon Soft Feel, but will definitely give you extra yardage off the tee. If you are one of those guys that like to rip it every chance you get, then this may be the ball for you. (For a slightly softer version, check out the Nike One RZN)
Fuzz Ball Low Compression Golf Balls – $20 (18 pack)
At just over $1 a ball, these are easily the cheapest golf balls on the list. Mainly because they are from an unkown brand. But, just because they are cheap, doesn’t mean they aren’t good! The Fuzz Balls are meant for slow swingers — they very soft, low compression, 2-core ball, that offer great distance off the tee. If you want to try something against the norm, then pick up a pack of Fuzz Balls. They’re cheap, and they work!