The Best Golf Balls for Cold Weather

By Marc Jenkins

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The correct shoes, clothes, clubs and balls are all essential to having a good day on the course in bad weather or not. Perhaps the most important thing to have in cold weather is the correct ball, because certain balls travel differently when the temperature is low. For example, many golfers report their preference for a lower compression ball to maximize their distance when temps are dropping.

Wilson Staff Fifty Elite Golf Balls

Wilson Staff Fifty Elite golf balls are some of the best balls to use in the cold weather. Staff Fifty Elite golf balls have a 50 compression and are constructed with a nano-tech rubber core and an ionomer cover. The ionomer cover is crucial to its performance because ionomer is a polymer that reacts differently when temperatures increase and decrease. When the temperature drops on the course, the ball will continue to fly and not be affected by the cold because of its cover. The 302-dimple design also allows it to cut through any accompanying wind that may come with the cold weather. Wilson Staff Fifty Elite golf balls are available in 12 packs for about $13 per pack.

Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls

Titleist Pro V1 golf balls are constructed with a polybutadiene rubber core and a urethane elastomer (polyurethane) cover. Both of those materials, along with its 352-dimple design, create a high compression ball but allow the Pro V1 to travel absolutely unaffected by cold weather. There is an alignment marker that is stamped on the side of the ball to help improve putting in any weather condition. Titleist Pro V1 golf balls are available in 12 packs for about $55 per pack.

Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls

Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls have a 4-piece construction with a dual softfast core that provides higher ball speeds and spin rates. The soft urethane cover grips the clubface and the dimple design increases distance by providing lift and reducing drag, even on chilly days. Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls are available in 12 packs for about $35 per pack.

Wilson Titanium Ball

Wilson Titanium golf balls have a 2-piece construction with a titanium core. Titanium is used to bond core materials into a cohesive unit. Surlyn covers are sturdy and long-lasting. Wilson Titanium golf balls are available in 18-ball packs for about about $19 per pack.

About the Author

Marc Jenkins has been writing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, and he is also co-host of the Double Play Sports Hour, a sports talk radio show on WBCR 1090AM in New York City. He studied English and mass communications at Virginia State University.