Ball selection is a challenge for most golfers. Often, we are bombarded by ads stating their ball was the best and it guaranteed to lower your golf score. Of course, not all golf balls are created equal, but I am never convinced when anyone guarantees anything with respect to my golf game. However, I did pose a question about switching golf balls during play to maximize performance. I think you will be surprised at what the masses said!
We all know that different golf balls perform differently. The intent of the following question was to see if anyone would like the opportunity to switch golf balls during play to improve their golf score. Apparently, I either missed the mark or The Grateful Golfers out there will have none of breaking with tradition.
With a majority (although it was close) would not change their ball during play if given the opportunity. Some cited tradition as the reason, “play the ball as it lies”, but one reader provided an even better reason:
I agree totally with Double Bogey. It would be a nightmare watching players root through a plethora of golf balls finding the perfect one. Then, cleaning, adjusting, and maneuvering the ball into place would just add time to most slow rounds. Additionally, there would need to be a level of knowledge required to ensure the player selected the perfect ball for the particular shot. It would be a nightmare for sure.
I am always looking for a new golf ball. I have tried several over the years and found certain balls perform better during specific conditions. There is a give and take regardless which ball you choose, so the only thing I can suggest is to select your golf ball, trust in your choice, and confidently use your ball. It really is the only way to ensure you made the right choice.
On a side note, I think this infographic will help with your ball selection:
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!