One of the beauties of golf is that it can be played by people of all ages. But that doesn’t mean that senior golfers play the same style of golf as players in their 20s and 30s. Like it or not, as golfers age, their swing speed decreases. Because of that, most senior golfers can benefit from a lower-compression ball that launches high.
Playing the best ball for you is an easy way to make sure you’re getting the most out of your game. Here is our list of the best golf balls for seniors.
Titleist Pro V1
The Titleist Pro V1 has been one of the most popular golf balls among golfers of all ages for years. The Pro V1 is a 3-piece ball with soft feel, high spin in the short game and medium spin on full-swing shots. In 2021, Titleist updated the Pro V1’s dimple pattern to a 388-dimple layout, allowing it to maintain its penetrating ball flight. The soft feel and that penetrating ball flight make the Pro V1 a great option for seniors.
Callaway ERC Soft
Seniors looking for a ball with distance and soft feel should give the Callaway ERC Soft a try. Callaway insists the ball is its longest soft-feel golf ball. The 3-piece ball includes a multi-material cover made in collaboration with the Dow Chemical Company.
Bridgestone e12 Contact
The main area a senior’s game differs from that of a younger player’s is swing speed, which translates to ball speed and distance. Bridgestone created the e12 Contact with a unique dimple pattern with a raised center which Bridgestone claims provides 38 percent more surface contact, leading to greater ball speed. That’s not all, that unique dimple pattern also reduces side-spin, resulting in straighter shots, something golfers of all generations will appreciate.
TaylorMade Soft Response
The TaylorMade Soft Response checks all the boxes in a senior-friendly golf ball. A 3-piece ball with a soft core built for golfers who want a soft-feel without sacrificing distance. The Soft Response is geared towards players with moderate swing speeds, and with its Extended Flight Dimple Pattern, stays in the air longer at lower spin rates.
Srixon Soft Feel
The Srixon Soft Feel is a 2-piece ball with Srixon’s FastLayer Core that’s built for ball speed. Srixon claims that at 89 mph swing speed with a driver, the Soft Feel gives more distance than Titleist TruSoft, Callaway Supersoft and Bridgestone e12 Soft. The FastLayer core is softest in the middle and gradually becomes firmer as it gets closer to the outer edge. The Soft Feel is a low-compression ball with mid-to-high trajectory offering medium green-side spin.
Vice Pro Soft
Vice, somewhat of a disrupter in the golf ball space, has proven it’s here to stay. And with an award-winning lineup of balls, golfers can snag a premium quality golf ball at a bargain. The Vice Pro Soft offers consistency with low dispersion at lower club head speeds paired with a soft feel and maximum control around the green.
Created for all-around performance in golfers with moderate swing speeds, the XXIO Eleven golf ball is a 3-piece ball with a FastLayer Core for distance and an extremely soft feel. The XXIO Eleven comes in both men’s and women’s options.
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