Golf Ball HQ: Answering Your Most Common Questions

Welcome to our comprehensive resource on golf balls

Understanding the different types of balls and how they impact your game is one of the easiest ways to shoot better scores.

Take a look at our collection of articles and discover how to pick the perfect ball for your game.

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2 vs 3 vs 4 piece golf ball

Start Here

Don’t know where to start with golf balls? Start with our beginner’s guide.

This article will answer common questions and walk you through buying the perfect ball.

We’ll cover ball construction (2 piece vs 3 piece), compression, and several other factors.

What Golf Ball Should You Use? (A Complete Guide)

Golf Balls We Recommend

Taylormade Distance+

Our go-to ball for high handicaps or anyone who doesn’t want to spend a fortune on balls.

This is the ball I used to shoot my best score (81). It’s long, straight, and pretty cheap.

Wilson Triad

Our go-to ball for mid handicappers (shoot in the 80s) who want to get a bit more spin on their wedge shots.

The overall specs are pretty similar to a Pro V1. Not quite as good spin numbers, but straighter and cheaper, in my experience.

Golf Ball Comparisons & Reviews

Navigate through the world of golf balls with our in-depth and tested review articles. We take the balls to the course and put them through the test, so you don’t have to.

Learn more about how we test products here.

“Best Of” Comparisons

Best Golf Balls For Average Golfers

Our recommended balls if you’re shooting above 90. You don’t need to spend a fortune on balls to improve your game.

Best Golf Balls For Mid Handicappers

The balls we recommend if you shoot in the 80s. At this point, you probably want a bit more short-game spin.

Best Low Compression Golf Balls

If you have a slow swing speed (under 90 MPH), you probably shouldn’t use a Pro V1. These balls are all solid choices.

Individual Product Reviews

Vice Tour Golf Ball Review

A 3 piece ball that’s designed for a range of swing speeds and skill levels that won’t break the bank.

Vice Pro Golf Ball Review

A 3 piece ball that’s designed for better players with a swing speed under 95 MPH.

Noodle Long & Soft Golf Ball Review

A great ball if you don’t want to spend a bunch of money and just want long and straight drives.

Golf Ball Comparisons

Kirkland Signature vs Titleist Pro V1

With similar specs and a widely different price tag, are the balls from Costco just as good as the king, the Pro V1?

Titleist AVX vs Titleist Pro V1

The Pro V1 is the best-selling ball on the market. The AVX is similar, but it has lower spin rates. Is it worth using?

Callaway Chrome Soft vs Callaway Supersoft

Callaway’s premium ball compared to their low compression budget ball. Are they really that different?