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Old 12-13-2007, 01:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ANyone have a golf ball compression list?

Hey there,

I was perusing the Nike Golf site today to get more info on the Karma ball. I thought it maybe was the evolution of the Mojo series, which I use, but has since been discontinued. I was surprised to find that the Karma ball has a compression of 50! (Mojo had a compression of 70).

A little more peeking around the web, and I found the Wilson 50/50 to also have a 50 compression.

Soooo, I was wondering if anyone knows where I could find a comprehensive list of different golf balls and their compression rating.

Here's the thing: I've hit Mojos & Nike 1 Platinums (OK found one at the driving range) and a ton of range balls. I have a mid to slow swing speed. Both feel different (Platinum felt crisp), but I hit it long and straight.

I would really like a list of different golf ball features, to help me whittle down what ball I'm going to settle on for future use.

BTW, from what I've heard on the web, if you are used to a higher compression ball, a lower one might work out well for you in winter.

Is it just me, or does it sound a bit confusing when the words "low compression" mean a ball that compresses more! One would think it should be the other way around!

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Old 12-13-2007, 07:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Think of it this way.
If you have two balloons, one is filled to its capacity, one is not. Which one would be easier for you to take in your hands and squeeze?

The same applies to compression rates of golf golf balls. You might be too young or did not golf when 100-110 compression balls were on the market. Trust me those things were ROCKS

When the club face strikes the ball it needs to compress the golf ball in order for the ball to spring off the face of the club. The more you can compress the ball the further it flies. If you have a slow swing speed which you say you do then you want a low compression ball. Your slow swing speed will be able to compress that ball better, hence more distance for you. Now I am not saying a 50 compression ball is going to help you gain major yardage, it won't. But it will optimize your chances of getting your maximum distance on every swing.

I read about people using the PRO VX. I wonder if they realize that Titleist designed that golf ball for people with swing speeds of 105 MPH and up. If you do not have that swing speed you are actually losing distance by using that ball. However some people are too macho to admit that fact and continue to play that ball.

I play the Wilson 50 and find it to be a very good ball for the price. I like it in cooler temperatures and since I live in Ontario Canada I golf in some cool temperatures. When it gets below 40 F a low compression ball is a must.

If you want to find a decent list of golf balls and their compression rates go to KNET. In fact go to this section of their website
and look on the left side of the page. You will see a box with GOLF BALLS on top and in that box you will see the low and high compression balls. Click on there and you will see the balls and the rates.

Another way to find a ball that suits your game is to buy some Grade A Balls from Knet and try them. Or buy sleeves of balls, different brands and find the one that suits your game the best. Then stock up on them and go play golfing knowing you have the best ball for your game in your bag.

Here are some other articles that might help you out

Matching The Ball/Club


Golf Ball Comparison

Which Ball Is Right For You ?



Hope this helps.

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Old 12-13-2007, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, thanks for the INCREDIBLY FAST & HELPFUL response! Not only did you show me a site that had EXACTLY what I was looking for, you had some other sites that will help me too!

Thanks again, and here's hoping you get a hole in one!

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Old 12-13-2007, 02:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow, thanks for the INCREDIBLY FAST & HELPFUL response! Not only did you show me a site that had EXACTLY what I was looking for, you had some other sites that will help me too!

Thanks again, and here's hoping you get a hole in one!

-TMC
Thanks, I am glad I helped you out. With all the balls on the market now it is tough to pick just one. The more you play with one brand of ball the better your game. Reason being you get used to how far that ball flies off your irons. You get to know how much it will or won't spin on approach shots. How it comes off the face of your putter. All of these will effect your scoring and once you know what your ball is going to do it will help lower your scores.

As for me getting a hole in one, well I can use another. I am in a slump, I have 3 Aces but I am looking for more

Oh BTW, I am glad everything worked out for you with your new job

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family
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