There’s a lot to consider when you’re working on improving your golf game. Your stance, your swing, what clubs to choose, how to get in the right mindset. With all of that on your mind, you may not think too much about golf ball compression. However, the compression of the golf ball you use can have a significant impact on how (and how well) you play the game.
What is Golf Ball Compression?
Compression is when the impact on a golf ball causes a momentary change in the shape of the ball. The shape changes when energy moves from your club to the ball, which is called “compression transfer.”
High compressions of 90+ mean that the ball will not compress (or deform) very much, which gives you a lot of control over where the ball goes.
Low compressions of 80-90 mean that the shape of the ball deforms quite a lot on impact, so you have less control over the ball but will get noticeably further distance.
Control and Distance
Compression impacts control and distance. Low compression (in the 70-80 compression range) golf balls give you longer distance. High compression (with a 90+ compression score) balls give less distance but a lot of control.
Compression and Swing Speed
If you have a fast swing speed, go for a higher compression ball to give you better control. If you have a slower swing speed, you’ll want a lower compression ball to give you the distance you need.
Now that you know all about compression, you probably need to get some balls! We’ve got you covered. We have a wide variety of low and high compression golf balls form all of the brands golfers trust most.