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    Hard vs Soft Golf Balls

    Who makes the Hardest Golf Balls?
    The Softest?
    Somewhere in between?

    Is thier a density Limit on Golf Balls?

    Thank you in advance!

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    You're referring to the compression of golf balls, I assume. It's hard to generalize, as most every OEM makes balls that span the compression spectrum. If I had to generalize though, I'd say TopFlite makes the most balls with high compression values (hence the term "TopFlite rocks"), but that's just a guess.

    As for softest, I've had the sense that Bridgestone tends to make lower compression balls (but that's just a guess as well).

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    Thank you for the clarification, and yes compression would be the term. Is there a compression limit that anyone would be aware of?

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    I would think Top Flight, In-Tech, or Pinnacle would be in the hard ball category. The soft balls would be a Bridgestone, Titliest, Srixon. With that said some of the ladies balls like Precept, Wison, etc. or low compression balls but feel really nice.. I prefer the soft balls and like to keep em warm for winter golf. Cold balls do not perform well ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Gray View Post
    I would think Top Flight, In-Tech, or Pinnacle would be in the hard ball category. The soft balls would be a Bridgestone, Titliest, Srixon. With that said some of the ladies balls like Precept, Wison, etc. or low compression bals but feel really nice.. I prefer the soft balls and like to keep em warm for winter golf. Cold balls do not perform well ....
    When I was a much higher handicap and starting out playing golf, my favorite ball was the Precept Lady. It's lower compression and soft feel was perfect for my slower swing speed and tempo at the time.

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    Some players benefit more from having a softer ball with lower compression and others benefit from having a harder ball with higher compression. For example, I benefit from the Bridgestone B330-rx because the compression matches my swing speed and I really benefit from this in my long game.

    In My opinion I see that a lot of 2 piece balls are really hard so topflight makes one of the hardest balls I've ever tried

    As far as the softest ball, I've noticed that the Prov1 is the softest ball I've ever tried.

    as far as density limit: i'm not too sure about that, but plenty of other members will help you on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omega4 View Post
    When I was a much higher handicap and starting out playing golf, my favorite ball was the Precept Lady. It's lower compression and soft feel was perfect for my slower swing speed and tempo at the time.
    Yep! Many of my friends and I played them too and the stores sold out quick. It was quite the ball a few years back!
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    Thanks OG and omega4!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Gray View Post
    Yep! Many of my friends and I played them too and the stores sold out quick. It was quite the ball a few years back!
    Yes, it did sell out quick. The great thing is lots of men I knew had no ego problems whatsoever playing the Precept Lady, especially when it helped them win their gambling matches. It's really was quite the ball.


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    Thanks OG and omega4!
    You're quite welcome.

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    Are you referring to the Laddie X or an actual ladies ball like the Lady iQ+?

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