Previously, I would have just hit anything, but thinking maybe going to 1 ball brand/model could help me out.
So, I read the reviews and all that jazz -- compression, spin, gold, silver, number of stars, and everything else they can rate/review. I also consider price, though I'm losing less golf balls every time I go out, so that's starting to become a non-issue.
From what I've read, it seems that Bridgestone B330 (and variants), Callaway Hex (and variants), Titleist Pro V1 (and variants), and several others seem to be some of the "best" golf balls out there.
So the bottom line question is, how do YOU select a golf ball? I've read that the Titleist DT Solo's (a "gold medal ball") have good performance and distance, but are better for slower swing speeds (less than 90mph). I have only gauged my swing a few times, but it's no 90mph. More in the low/mid-80s when I tested it at Dick's Sporting Goods. (FYI -- I actually bought the DT Solos a few weeks ago, but haven't played with them because I wasn't sure and didn't want to lose them.)
Yet, the DT Solo is a less compression golf ball. But it goes farther. So, why don't Pros use it? I must be missing the trade-off here...right?