October 13, 2015 at 07:49 PM
By Rick V., Team Titleist Staff
Rick V., Team Titleist StaffDuxbury, MA
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
Don OMadison, WI
David TGrosse Pointe Farms, MI
yea but it looks so cool!
Wiley KSt. Marys, GA
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