Best Golf Balls for Beginners in 2017

Most beginner golfers are looking for the same thing from a golf ball, the balance of distance, low spin off the tee, and greenside feel. Many beginner and high handicap golfers also have a slower swing speed.

Nothing in our opinion does a better balancing act than a low compression, “soft” golf ball. Low compression golf balls are the best golf balls for beginners, especially beginner or high handicap golfers with swing speeds less than 95 miles per hour, which most are. Off the tee, a 2 piece construction generates low spin while low compression provides extra distance. The combination of both a softer cover and core provides more feel around the greens than other 2 piece golf balls.

With some at a retail price around 20 US dollars, low compression golf balls are a great value. We encourage you to try one of these and see why low compression balls are the best golf balls for beginners and high handicap golfers.

2 Piece Low Compression Golf Balls

  Callaway Supersoft

Construction:  2 Piece
Cover: Trionomer Blend


 

What do you get when you combine the lowest compression golf ball ever with HEX Aerodynamics? A long, straight distance ball that is incredibly soft of course.

 

Additional Features:

 

Compression: 35

HEX Aerodynamics dimple pattern

  Srixon Soft Feel

Construction:  2 Piece
Cover: Ionomer


 

This soft feeling distance ball is designed to launch high with low spin to create exceptional distance and control. The low compression design of this golf ball delivers a high Moment Of Inertia which lead to greater accuracy on off-center shots.

 

Additional Features:

 

Compression: 60

324 Speed Dimple Design

  Titleist DT Trusoft

Construction:  2 Piece
Cover: Ionomer

 

The Titleist DT TruSoft golf ball provides soft feel while delivering impressive distance.

 

Additional Features:

 

376 Dimple Pattern

Compression: mid 50’s

  Wilson Staff DUO

Construction:  2 Piece
Cover: Ionomer


 

Longer, softer, and more amazing than anything you have ever played. There is no question that the Wilson Staff DUO Golf Ball is a true performance double-take. Its the longest ball Wilson has ever made and the softest ball on the market. The DUO is long off the tee with more control thanks to its reduced spin off the driver, and its 29-compression is half the compression of the average leading competitor golf balls. Its true performance value and distinctive feel set it apart from every other distance ball.

 

Additional features:

 

Compression: 29
302 Seamless Dimple Pattern
Two-piece Ionomer cover



Advanced 2 Piece Golf Balls

  Srixon Q-STAR

Construction:  2 Piece
Cover: Ionomer


The Srixon Q-STAR delivers a superior combination of distance, accuracy, greenside spin durability. The SpinSkin coating provides more greenside spin and control.
 

Additional Features:
 

Compression: 77
324 Speed Dimple Pattern

  Titleist NXT Tour S

Construction:  2 Piece
Cover: Fusablend


 

The Titleist NXT Tour S provides low driver spin and excellent stopping power on the greens. The soft compression gives it a softer feel than the NXT Tour.
 
Additional Features:
 
302 octahedral dimple design
Available in High Optic Yellow



3 Piece Golf Balls

  TaylorMade Project (a)

Construction:  3 Piece
Cover: Urethane


 

The TaylorMade Project(a) is a low compression, 3 piece ball. It has a soft cast urethane cover, just like the premium tour balls, giving it more approach-shot spin.
 

Additional Features:
 

Compression: 70

  Wilson Staff DUO Spin

Construction:  3 Piece
Cover: Ionomer


 

The Wilson Staff DUO Spin provides similar distance and feel as the DUO, and its 3 piece construction helps give it more spin around the greens.

 

Additional Features:

 

Compression: 35

Seamless 302 Dimple Pattern