2018 Gear Guide: Balls

Tiger Woods said it: The most important piece of equipment in the bag is the golf ball. Check out which one is best for your game in the 2018 Gear Guide from Colorado AvidGolfer!
The 2018 Gear Guide
Sure, you can argue whether the driver, fairway metal, iron, wedge or putter is the most important club in the bag— but take it from Tiger Woods, the most important item in the bag is the golf ball. We’ve compiled and compared some of the best this year for your game in the 2018 Gear Guide from Colorado AvidGolfer. Grab a few, test them out, and start playing better golf this season as a result!


 

Callaway Chrome Soft X

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: New Graphene DualSoft core results in good distance even off moderate swing speeds. Great consistency from driver to wedges, and decent spin.

Why: Nothing has bit into Titleist’s Pro-V1 line like the Chrome Soft, which costs less.

Snell MTB Black ($32)

Snell MTB Black

Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: Three-piece construction with urethane cover from the man who used to design TaylorMade balls.

Why: It’s hard to find a better value for those who want off-the-tee distance and high spin.

Bridgestone Tour BXS

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: New SlipRes cover is softer than previous models so has more feel on long iron shots. Scuffs less than other high-performance balls yet has high spin.

Why: Bridgestone has 400 PhDs working in its Japanese headquarters. They know all things rubber, as seen in his premier ball

Srixon Q-Star

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: Perhaps the perfect ball for the mid-handicap golfer who wants performance and value. Two-piece construction offers spin, distance and feel.

Why: It’s hard to find a better value. That is all.

Vice Pro+

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Appeal: ★★★

Drool factor: 4-piece urethane cover with 360 dimples gives lower, boring ball flight but still grabs the greens.

Why: Order online and use the company’s “Ball Recommender” to find the right model for you. This is their high-performance model.


2018 Gear Guide: Gear Guide

2018 Gear Guide: Fairway Metals + Hybrids

2018 Gear Guide: Irons

2018 Gear Guide: Wedges

2018 Gear Guide: Putters

2018 Gear Guide: Drivers


The 2018 Gear Guide appeared in the April issue of Colorado AvidGolfer. View the complete gear guide below:

Visit our Gear section for more reviews on golf clubs, balls, equipment, and accessories.

Colorado AvidGolfer is the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it. It publishes eight issues annually and proudly delivers daily content via www.coloradoavidgolfer.com.

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