The golf ball is the only piece of equipment you use on every shot. While getting off the tee or holing putts on the green are important, you can only do so with total trust in your golf ball.
From well-known stalwarts in the space to some more unknown upstarts vying for a piece of the pie, there are golf balls out there for every player, regardless of skill or budget.
Take a look at the golf balls that made our 2019 Honor Roll.
(Note: clubs are presented in alphabetical order)
Bridgestone Tour BX
Report Card: The Tour BX has an enhanced feel due to its new, softer cover and gradation core construction that cuts down on spin for increased accuracy. Players will also get added distance from “dual dimple technology” that cuts down on drag while in flight.
Callaway Chrome Soft / Chrome Soft X
Report Card: The Chrome Soft ball series is by far Callaway’s most popular, due to its new “Graphene Dual Soft Fast Core” that keeps both distance and forgiveness in mind.
Report Card: A four-piece Urethane cover gives players distance off the tee without compromising feel around the greens.
Report Card: The Cut Red is perfect for players new to the game with low club head speeds looking for a premium quality golf ball at an affordable price.
Report Card: The ELIXR is the only premium 3-piece Tour ball featuring true perimeter-weighting technology. Launch it longer with more control, phenomenal stability in the wind and major forgiveness off any shot. Soft and responsive around the greens, this ball will work for you in every situation from tee to green.
Srixon Z-Star XV
Report Card: A new cover coating allows the Z-Star XV to hit deep into wedge grooves, which results in more control with shorter shots, while a new 338 dimple pattern allows the ball to fly straight even in heavy winds.
TaylorMade Project (a)
Report Card: A 3 layer design and new dimple pattern give players more distance from tee to green with the Project (a) ball. The larger, softer core eliminates unwanted spin while a stiffer outer core promotes more control around the greens.
TaylorMade TP5 / TP5X
Report Card: Packed with brand new technology, the TP5/TP5X is even faster than before. A new high-flex material in the cover creates greater ball speeds, while a 5-layer core gives player more distance off the tees and more control around the greens.
Report Card: The AVX ball is designed for the player that prioritizes distance. While maintaining a soft feel, the AVX promotes a low, penetrating ball flight guaranteed to get you the most distance possible.
Titleist ProV1 / ProV1X
Report Card: The most played ball on the PGA Tour, the Titleist ProV1 line has it all. Long distances off the tee and low spin with long irons are a few attractive features of these golf balls
Vice Pro Soft
Report Card: This matte golf ball is made for moderately skilled players looking for an extra-soft feel. The low compression and durable design make the Pro Soft perfect for the average golfer.
Report Card: Built for players with swing speeds of 105mph+, the S4 allows experienced players to get the most distance out of their drives, with low spin off driver hits and high launch.
Warrior Tour SS / TDS
Report Card: As opposed to most golf balls on the market, Warrior’s Tour SS and TDS golf balls are engineered to fit golfers from beginners to pros. Mixing distance, control and accuracy, the Tour SS and TDS deserve a look for those looking for a golf ball to tick all the boxes.