February 17, 2014 By NIKOLAI J
What swing speed should be used to fit into the proper golf ball? My driver swing speed ranges from 93-103, my irons from 83-88 and my wedges 70-75. Of the Titleist balls, which would be best for me?
February 17, 2014 at 5:15pm
Thanks for the post. Ball fitting for a certain swing speed is definitely a myth. When you're out on a golf course you are playing a wide variety of golf shots during the round. SInce a golf ball only reacts to the force being applied, different shots require different swing speeds in order to execute them properly. Keeping this in mind, a golf ball must perform for all golfers of all swing speeds on all shots, otherwise it won't perform for any golfer.
In terms of whether or not you are playing the best Titleist for your game, on course performance is the best place to determine which golf ball will help you shoot lower scores. Your best bet is to check out our online selection tool that will help recommend a suggested and alternative Titleist golf ball model. From there, you'll want to go through an on-course evaluation that will help you determine which golf ball performs the best for you.
With our fitting methodology, we start fitting players by having them hit partial swing iron shots into and around the green, then followed by full swing iron shots, and finally hitting from the tee with the driver. As you go through the fitting process, take note of which golf ball is performing best for your game on each of the different shots.This process can be conducted during a normal round of play, by tracking fairways hit, greens hit in regulation and proximity to hole on approach shots. Another option is to play one model golf ball for nine holes and do the same with the secondary recommendation on the back nine. Additionally, feel preference is a part of the on course evaluation process as it relates to confidence in shot making ability.
This methodology determines the highest performing ball for a golfer’s total game, not on just one shot. At the end of the day, it's about lowering scores and I personally found the fitting process to be a lot of fun. Let us know how it works out for you.
In the meantime, here are some helpful links:
Golf Ball Fitting: http://www.titleist.com/golf-ball-fitting/
Online Golf Ball Selection Tool: http://www.titleist.com/golf-ball-fitting/app/
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