In most cases, the type of golf equipment you use will depend on your experience, skill and to a certain extent personal preference. Indeed, it is true to say that people with mid level handicaps or indeed beginners with higher handicaps still might want to look at what equipment is available that will help them to develop their game. A good example of this is to use a distance golf ball.
These balls have been designed to make sure they fly the maximum distance possible and many of the golfers who switch to use them find that they can drop several shots off their score by using them. Their construction are quite similar to any other ball but they do have some redeeming features which gives them the ability to reach these long distances.
Distance golf ball design
More often than not, distance balls are made using a two piece design, although there are some three piece balls that are perform to the same standard. The core is probably the most important part in one of these golf balls as it is here the extra distance comes from.
The two piece construction also helps to keep the cost down, in comparison to other balls.
The coating on a distance ball
The coating is just as important as the core as it protects the ball. Cuts on the ball can affect its flight and distance so the ball will be rendedered almost useless. The coating on these calls are design to be strong and durable to ensure that they can stand up to the impact of being hit with a golf club repeatedly. The most popular coatings are Ionomer, Surlyn and Urethane all of which have had testing done to make sure they can stand up to the impact.
Of course, this also means a set of distance golf balls will last you a long time, so you wont need to worry about your budget too much.
Which distance golf ball is best for you
Usually, The compression rating will help you to pick the right ball. When you strike a golf ball, the part that gets hit becomes flattened. When it is in the air, the side will go back its shape and in turn releases the energy that was contained in the core from the initial strike. This gives it an extra boost. The flattening is given a compression rating based on how easy it is to flatten.
A low compression rating signifies that it is a softer ball. This are ideal for anyone who has not yet developed a fast swing. A general rule of thumb is to choose a ball my matching the compression rating to the speed of your swing.
It is worth remembering that most distance golf balls reduce the spin on the ball to aid its flight. If the ball does spin in the air then the chances are it was sliced or hit slightly wrong. This will cause the ball to curve when it is in the air so you will lack accuracy. As many distance balls negate this effect the result is longer and straighter (more accurate) shots. With that said, this can also impact your control and shotmaking abilities. You may find that you have less control as a result of this, though it is a small tradeoff and you should improve your handicap more by hitting the ball further, generally speaking. For this reason, it is also a good idea to look out for some good golf ball reviews.