The Srixon Q-Star Tour 2 golf balls is another ball we could recommend because of the tour-caliber urethane cover, and how light they are. These balls will carry a long way based upon the design, but you sacrifice a bit of accuracy with the Srixon which is why it didn’t make the cut as our overall winner.
The Kaede Max 2 Tones tie for second place mostly because of the coolness factor. They’re the perfect weight for an average player and are made of world-class materials. The main reason they place second, however, is their higher price. While their wool exterior and proprietary dimple pattern are entirely worth the value, they’re just priced a bit higher than most people want to spend for a dozen of golf balls.
The Bridgestone Golf e12 soft golf balls demonstrate performance, economy, and ease of use. Order yourself a dozen and see how easily you can land long shots straight on the green!
What is the best golf ball for distance?
To answer this question, we have to consider both distance and control. What does it matter if you get several dozen extra yards if you’re spraying the ball all over the course and missing greens? Some golf balls are manufactured to increase distance with shorter clubs, while others are intended to maximize distance with your driver.
Choosing the best golf ball for distance will come down to your skill level and how your ball comes off of the clubface. We based our decision based on a golfer of medium skill level, with a handicap between 12 and 20.
If we’re looking for the one option that’s going to go the farthest regardless of accuracy, it’s going to be a tossup between the Srixon Q-Star 2s and the Callaway Superhot ‘18s. This based on carry distance and we do sacrifice accuracy a bit with both of these golf balls.
Do Hard or Soft Balls Go Farther?
Aside from weight, to find the best golf ball for distance, we have to look at the actual cores themselves. Soft balls technically go farther, because they’re more elastic and resist less force on impact. Some of the heavier golf balls, such as the Titleist Pro V1x Prior Generations and the Bridgestone Golf e12s, use a three-part core system.
The idea is the larger the core is, the heavier it’s going to be. By making the center softer with increasing thickness outward, you retain some of that softness without ruining the accuracy of your shot. In this case, they might not go farther than a super-light golf ball, but you have a much higher chance of landing on the green.
In short, soft balls go farther.
This may increase spin, and some balls like the TaylorMade Distance Plus are designed to correct that. Other models, such as the Callaway Superhot ‘18s, will increase the drag on shorter shots, so it’s a matter of what kind of shot you’re taking as well. Test and compare a hard and soft golf ball on the green to see if you can feel the difference.
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