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There is a golf ball out there for you. Find out which one!

With all the golf ball choices out there in the marketplace right now, how do you know which golf ball is right for you?  The very first thing I would do is find a teaching pro that uses either Flightscope or Trackman, go out and buy several sleeves of balls, and test them all with your own driver.  This might take a while but would give you the best results and you would know for sure that you are using the right ball for your game, both in distance and feel!   If you don’t have that kind of time (or money) then check out this article by Rob Sauerhaft of Golf Digest to see which ball is in your golf future!
These are exciting times for ball technology. The top brands keep finding new, innovative ways to enhance feel, improve spin and boost power. Here’s the skinny on two dozen new models, ranging from premium Tour to value options. Our advice? Test two or three models, hitting a full range of shots — putts, chips, half wedges, full irons and driver swings. You’ll soon know which ball is right for you.

Bridgestone Tour B330 and Tour B330S

Photo: Courtesy of Bridgestone Bridgestone Tour B330 and Tour B330S Golf Balls

Bridgestone Tour B330 and Tour B330S Golf Balls

PRICE: $44/dozen
IT’S FOR: 105+ mph swingers who want max short-game control. KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Increasing the core size by 6 percent compared with last year’s models boosts distance, as does exaggerating the gradient of the core. (The center is up to 7 percent softer, while the firmer outer region is unchanged.) Paired with a new cover, the center reduces driver spin by 3 percent, while the outer area makes the ball faster. The softest urethane cover yet has a tacky coating to increase friction for more spin on scoring shots.
FINAL WORD: The B330S feels slightly softer and spins more around the green than the B330.

Bridgestone Tour B330RX and Tour B330RXS

 
Photo: Courtesy of Bridgestone Bridgestone Tour B330RX and Tour B330RXS Golf Balls

Bridgestone Tour B330RX and Tour B330RXS Golf Balls

PRICE: $39/dozen IT’S FOR: 105 mph (or less) swingers who want total short-game control. KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The new core in the RX family is 28 percent softer than the Tour B330, so its target audience can compress it. Plus, the center of the core is 20 percent softer than in previous RXs, while the firmer area along the outer edges is harder. Company testing shows players get more ball speed and launch shots higher, with 3 percent less driver spin than before. Combining Bridgestone’s softest urethane cover ever with a tacky coating adds short-game spin. FINAL WORD: Like the B330s, the RXS spins more than the RX does around the green.

Callaway Chrome Soft

 
Photo: Jon PatersonCallaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls

Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls

PRICE: $40/dozen IT’S FOR: Those looking for ultimate greenside control with soft feel. KEY TECHNOLOGIES: This four-piece ball features a new dual-core construction with a soft inner and firmer outer layer, which helps generate more ball speed off the long clubs than last year’s three-piece Chrome Soft. The new model has a similar compression, but it produces more spin on mid- and short-iron shots. The same soft urethane cover provides ample spin and feel on greenside shots, while a HEX dimple pattern helps stabilize flight. The visible truvis pattern (above) is a new option as well. FINAL WORD: Low driver spin, soft feel and Tour-quality short-game performance, plus a cool new look.

Callaway Superhot 55

 
Photo: Jon PatersonCallaway Superhot 55 Golf Balls

Callaway Superhot 55 Golf Balls

PRICE: $28/dozen IT’S FOR: Players looking for a power-packed distance ball. KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The three-piece construction utilizes a low, 55-compression core with a soft mantle layer and Surlyn cover. This combo decreases spin on full shots and limits hooks and slices, all while heightening feel around the greens. FINAL WORD: A distance ball that feels soft and provides adequate spin on scoring shots for players who aren’t desperate for Tour-level short-game performance.

Nike RZN Tour Platinum and RZN Tour Black

 
Photo: Courtesy of NikeNike RZN Tour Platinum and RZN Tour Black Golf Balls

Nike RZN Tour Platinum and RZN Tour Black Golf Balls

PRICE: $48/dozen IT’S FOR: Better players who prioritize the short game. KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Both four-piece models have a new RZN core — 10 percent larger than in last year’s RZN Black and RZN Platinum — to generate faster ball speeds. A new iteration of the RZN core material contributes to a softer feel. The urethane cover has 344 dimples plus 13,558 “micro dimples” to reduce drag, producing a longer, more consistent flight. FINAL WORD: The most advanced Nike models to date, the Tour Black targets players who prefer to limit spin on full shots, while the Tour Platinum is for guys who want a bit more.

Nike RZN Speed Red and RZN Speed White

 
Photo: Courtesy of NikeNike RZN Speed Red and RZN Speed White Golf Balls

The Latest and Best in Golf Balls for 2016!

“Which is the correct golf ball for me? ” is a question I get asked fairly often by my students.  The best answer is to take a “golf ball fitting” at your local golf store or with a golf professional if they have a launch monitor like Trackman or Flightscope.  These monitors can measure your clubhead speed, ball speed, launch angle, spin, carry and total distance.  By hitting several of the top brands, you will get a good idea pretty quickly of which ball is perfect for you.  If you do not have access to a launch monitor, buy a sleeve of 5 or 6 top brands and hit the course to do a simple “playoff” analysis.  Hit two balls from brand A off the tee and Two balls from brand B.  See which ball goes further.  That ball advances to the semi-final.  Do the same with brands B, C and D.  Then take the final two balls and hit two shots with those to pick a winner!  A little less scientific, but you get the idea.
Check out some of the best golf balls of 2016. From new dimple patterns to more layers, learn which ball may be best for your game, or go see your local PGA Professional for advice on which of these balls you should be teeing up!
Source : PGA.com Picture : purolipan

Are you still buying Titleist Pro V1’s? Is there an alternative?

In the last couple of decades, the golf ball market has been dominated by Titleist.  But, as Dave Felker, COO and CTO of Polara Golf Co., says at Linked:Golfers, #1 Golf Networking Group Online “Multi-piece ball patents are expiring and alternative, lower cost premium high-performance balls are available.”If you can purchase a high quality ball for a lower price than Pro V’s, will you do it?
Three different models of Titleist golf balls.  Curently in competition yu have to choose one and stick with that brand and model for the entire round.

Three different models of Titleist golf balls.

Some golfers have responded to the LinkedIn article indicating that duffers don’t need to be playing top dollar for a ball that makes no difference to their game.  Some say that, as you become a better golfer, you’ll want to buy the expensive ball because it has the capability of stopping on the green, in addition to providing distance.   Source : Linked:Golfers, #1 Golf Networking Group Online  Dave Felker Pictures : Cristina Carvalho

Like the Wings of a Dove! How a golf ball flies!

The engineers at Titleist explain how the dimples on a golf ball help the ball fly higher and further.  They illustrate how a golf ball with no dimples will not fly very well at all.  It will travel like a knuckleball in baseball.  By using their “Iron Byron” golf swing simulator which produces an exact swing time after time, Titleist can experiment with various dimple configurations in order to design the next generation of golf balls that will simple fly like the wings of a dove!
What makes your golf ball go straighter and farther? Dimples of course! And in this video, Titelist designers show how important dimple technology is for improving all of our golf games.
Source: Titlleist  

The 4 Keys to using a correct putter. All 4 are important!

Scotty Cameron is one of the most well known putter makers in the world.  Working with Titleist, Scotty Cameron putters are much sought after from PGA and LPGA Tour Players to amateurs at all levels of the game.  What makes this man so special?  Here in this series of 4 videos presented by Titleist, you will find out why using the correct putter is so important. 1. Length. 2. Shape 3. Path 4. Toe Flow Source : youtube.com   Titleist. Picture : Andrea Pacelli  

The top 5 LPGA Players to watch in 2015. What's in their bag?

I have always been interested in what type of club setup the top players in the game carry.  If you have that same interest, here is a list of all the LPGA players and what’s in their bag. 1 Stacy Lewis – Taylor Made Driver, Mizuno fairway woods and irons, Taylor Made Putter and Titleist ball TaylorMade Driver                 2. Inbee park – Dunlop driver, Taylor Made fairway woods, Dunlop irons, Dunlop and Cleveland Wedges, Odysee putter and Srixon ball. 3. Michelle Wie – Diver, Fairway woods, irons, wedges, putter and ball…….All Nike.   Nike Ball                   4. Lydia Ko – Calloway Driver, fairway woods, irons, wedges, putter and ball. 5. So Yeon Ryu – Honma Driver, Callowat 3 wood, Honma hybrids, a mix of Honma and Calloway wedges, Odessey putter and Titleist ball. For a complete list of clubs of all LPGA players click here Source : LPGA.com Pictures : CJ Anderson   Shawn Carpenter  Robert