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My average swing speed with my driver was around 95, topping off around 98 a few times. What do you all think would be the best ball to use? 

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The Bridgestone balls are good.  My swing speed is about the same and I love the E6.  It's a good ball.

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I also use the brigestone e6. Others have been talking about the srixon q star although i havent tried it.

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I also have a 95 mph swing. I've tried many balls and prefer the Srixon Q Star. If you want a better ball the Bridgestone B330-RX is very nice too, but a little more expensive.

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Originally Posted by Iwanttobreak100 View Post

My average swing speed with my driver was around 95, topping off around 98 a few times. What do you all think would be the best ball to use? 

Your swing speed does not matter when selecting a golf ball. You have a driver swing speed of 95-98 mph, but what is your swing speed with your 5 iron? Or 8 iron? Or sand wedge? You have a different swing speed with every club in your bag, so you need your golf ball to perform at every swing speed. Yani Tseng has about the same swing speed as you, and she plays a Pro V1x (and seems to do pretty well with it).

When selecting a golf ball, look at how it performs around the green. Your driver is only used about 14 times around, but you have many more shots into and around the green that have more of an effect on your score. A golf ball that you can control around the green will lead to lower scores.
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If you're totally lost around the greens the ball you use will make zero difference.  If you have only basic competency around the greens, the ball will make little to very little difference.  Focus on a repeatable swing with solid ball-first contact, then worry about the ball.

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Your swing speed does not matter when selecting a golf ball. You have a driver swing speed of 95-98 mph, but what is your swing speed with your 5 iron? Or 8 iron? Or sand wedge? You have a different swing speed with every club in your bag, so you need your golf ball to perform at every swing speed. Yani Tseng has about the same swing speed as you, and she plays a Pro V1x (and seems to do pretty well with it).

When selecting a golf ball, look at how it performs around the green. Your driver is only used about 14 times around, but you have many more shots into and around the green that have more of an effect on your score. A golf ball that you can control around the green will lead to lower scores.
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He asked a question about golf balls, so I figured he was worried about the ball at this point in his game. He never said that he was "totally lost around the greens". Nor did he say he had any problem making a repeatable swing. I'm not quite sure what your comment is responding to...
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my swing is the same speed as yours, and after tried pro v, penta, z-star, my best ball are bridgestone b330-rx and srixon q-star, depending on the green speed i'm playing. 

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He's a 30 handicap who wants to break 100 - he has trouble around the green and has trouble making a repeatable swing.  I'd say the vast majority of 30+ 'cappers, probably even 20+ 'cappers lose substantially more strokes off the tee than around the green.

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He asked a question about golf balls, so I figured he was worried about the ball at this point in his game. He never said that he was "totally lost around the greens". Nor did he say he had any problem making a repeatable swing. I'm not quite sure what your comment is responding to...
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In my opinion it reminds me of when I started playing golf I was 44 and had a similar speed to you. I would not get too hung up on changing balls till you start getting down to the low 90's. I would suggest you hit the range as much as possible and find  out who does golf clinics. That was the best money I spent on golf. There was a driving range with two pros who held weekly clinics for $15 a clinic about 10 -15 golfers the pros would suggest a drill on a specific golf shot and we would just try to repeat the drill as the pros would walk around and give each golfer tips. It was better than individual lessons for me because it gave me a chance to work on the swing with out feeling like someone was looking over my shoulder. My handicap dropped like a stone. within one year I went from about a 24 to a 10-12. I got as low as an 8.5. THen I had to concentrate on a new business and did not play more than once a week for about two years. Now I am back at playing 3-4 times a week and the handicap is dropping again.

post #11 of 14

its more about how you hit it whether you slice or draw and if you want more roll or carry. This should determine what type of ball you should play.

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Your swing speed certainly does matter when selecting a golf ball!  A golfer with a 95 MPH swing will benefit greatly by using a softer core ball that he/she can compress with the driver.  This leads to maximum distance off the tee.  A swing speed of 95 - 98 MPH determines that a perfect "sweet spot" hit with a good driver will go 240 to 265 yards if the ball is soft enough to be fully compressed by that swing speed.  If the ball is too hard (like a Pro V1) it's like hitting a rock.  This has been proven repeatedly with launch monitors.  Golfers with that swing speed should steer clear of pro type golf balls.  This does NOT mean buying the cheapest soft core ball you can find.  A soft, high quality urethane cover will allow a skilled player to work the ball around the greens and in other areas of the course.  With scoring irons in hand, the softer cover allows the skilled player to spin the ball when it's advantageous to do so.

 

Makvii assumed any player with a 95-98 MPH swing is an inexperienced player that doesn't know his way around greens. He couldn't be more wrong.  My measured swing speed with a driver is 95 - 98 MPH.  I'm a single digit handicap and have a short game that many other players envy.  I'm 65 years old and have been playing golf for 55 years.  I know my way around a golf green.

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I usually play the Bridgestone E6 or E5.   Yesterday I used the Srixon Q-Star and fell in love with it.   Maybe it had something to do with only 12 putts on the back nine!   I have found that most of the balls in the $25 range (Bridgestone, Titleist, and Srixon) are to my liking. 

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