We're back with more answers to your golf ball fitting questions and this latest question comes from Greg P. in Illinois…
Q: What influence does compression have nowadays on golf ball performance?
A: This is a great question from Greg, and it's a question we get from golfers all the time. It's really important to understand what exactly compression is. Compression is just a measure of the relative softness of the golf ball. In terms of performance, it's really just one lever that our R&D team will use to create the total performance of the golf ball. There's no single aspect of the golf ball's construction that will dictate its performance, so, a low-compression (or high compression) golf ball on its own is not going to be a better performing golf ball. It's all the components of the golf ball working together to create that performance.
If you have a feel preference for a softer feeling golf ball, you may prefer to play a lower compression golf ball, but it's important to understand that that doesn't necessarily translate over into better performance.
- Mike Rich, Manager Titleist Golf Ball Fitting