Note: Drivers are usually made of titanium or steel but are often referred to as "woods" because they used to be made of wood.
A golfer’s swing speed is the biggest factor in selecting a golf ball.
The cover of the golf ball determines the “feel” on shorter shots like putts and chips.
The core has a direct effect on the flight characteristics of the ball.
Understanding the skills of the golfer is key to selecting the correct golf ball.
|2 - Piece||3 - Piece||4 - Piece|
|Golfer||Novice / Ladies||Intermediate - Advanced||Advanced - Tour Professionals|
|Swing Speed||Under 85 mph||90 mph - Over||105 mph - over|
|Compression||Low||Low - Mid||Mid - High|
|Core||Firm||Soft||Inner / outer|
|Cover / Feel||Firm||Firm - Soft||Soft|
|Spin||Low||Low - Mid||Low - High|
|Trajectory||Straighter due to low spin||Strait / Long|
|Stats||About 25% of Recreational Golfers|
|Comments||Provides distance with good feel and control||Provides distance with exceptional feel and control|
Note: Academy Sports + Outdoors does not carry blade irons.