2020 is here, which means new golf gear is too! If you’re wondering which of the newest balls to try out this year, here are the details on some 2020 balls that are already popular on the professional circuit.
Callaway Chrome Soft X
Callaway’s updated internal construction makes for balls that hit further, higher, with more spin.
The 2020 model has the characteristic Chrome Soft dual-core construction, which has been updated for peak performance and improved aerodynamics.
Bridgestone Tour B Series
These balls all have Bridgestone’s Reactiv cover, which works to give balls different compression times for different clubs. This means that a Tour B ball will act like it has a firm cover with a driver and like it has a soft cover with a wedge.
Tour B X
Low spin, low launch. Ideal for a swing speed of 105 MPH or more.
Tour B XS
Known as “the Tiger Ball” because Tiger Woods was involved in its development, this ball has a low spin on drivers and a high spin on other clubs. Best for swing speeds of 105 MPH or higher.
Tour B RX
Similar to the X but meant for swing speeds of less than 105 MPH.
Tour B RXS
Similar to the XS but meant for swing speeds of less than 105 MPH.
These balls were co-developed with golf pro Rickie Fowler. The TP5 series uses TaylorMade’s characteristic 5-layer construction and are made with TFM, a material that basically works like a tightly-wound spring, causing the ball to rebound at a higher speed.
TP5s are high spin and have a large, low-compression inner core with a stiff outer core and mantle, which makes for low drag and high carry.
Titleist Pro V1/Pro V1x
Soft-feel, high-trajectory balls with consistent flight over a long distance. The 2020 Pro V1s have new, faster cores and more efficient design, making for more speed and less spin.
The Q-Star’s FastLayer core gives you further distance, softer impact, and improved energy transfer. This ball also has SpinSkin coating, which gives it a higher spin. The Q-Star is a good choice when you are looking for good stability in windy conditions.