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Ok so i started working on my golf swing and its getting much better. now i have an issue tho. on my 9i-60 degree wedge i spin the ball back way to much and a lot of the time 15-20 feet back off the green. i play a proV1x and have been trying to find a ball with less spin. my buddy gave me a bridgestone e6's they seem good, but on first hit, 7 iron 175 yards, i scruffed the ball. i do have newish clubs 2 month old callaway x forged and callaway mac daddy 2 wedges. which ball would you guys recommend?

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Yeah those Callaway wedges can scuff up balls.  If you're looking for less spin, the Bridgestone RX is a great option

 

http://thesandtrap.com/b/balls/bridgestone_2012_tour_b330_series_ball_review

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More than you probably want to know:

 

There are numerous golf ball types and styles available. The box will usually have a chart on the back and direct you to the right ball for your needs. As you learn the game and get better at it, you should experiment with different balls that could improve your accuracy or distance. Having the right golfing equipment is a very important part of your golf game.

Golf ball manufacturers have leveraged technology to meet USA regulations on golf ball performance while designing balls to meets the needs of players of all skill levels. Manufacturers tweak ball designs to target players who have high, moderate and low swing speeds and to focus on maximizing the distance, feel, or a combination of the two.

Find a golf ball type based on your skill level and personal preferences. This is another decision your golf pro can help you with. Ball types available on the market focus on control, spin and distance. High handicap players tend to focus on a ball that is designed for additional distance and control. Low handicap players sometimes want to ensure their ball is designed for additional spin for better scoring in the sort game.

Pick a golf ball construction type. Modern golf balls are sold as multilayer, two- or three–piece designs. Three-piece balls are normally produced for golfers desiring additional backspin while multilayer balls are targeted to reduce the effects of spin on the ball.

Select the compression rating for your golf ball. If you have a high swing speed that can carry your drives more than 200 yards in the air, compression rating over 100 are appropriate. If you have a slower swing speed, compression rating between 80 and 90 are a good selection.

Assess your overall golf game and weaknesses before making the final choice of golf ball. If you often find yourself 10 to 15 yards short of your desired driver length, a gold ball designed for additional distance may be your best bet. If you find yourself hitting greens but the ball is not sticking but rolling past the green, try a ball designed for additional spin. This will stop the ball almost as soon as it lands without that extra roll that’s throwing you off.

Choosing a golf ball can be a challenge because many of the golf ball manufacturers tout the same claims, But here are a few generalities:

Two-piece golf balls are considered to be a game-improvement ball. The ball has a solid rubber core and features a surlyn or urethane cover. Two-piece balls are designed for distance, lower spin and durability. This also means less side-spin which leads to straighter shots. The harder cover prevents the ball from being cut or scuffed as easily when mishit or when it collides with trees or cart paths. Two-piece balls are the most affordable type on the market because of their low construction cost. The two-piece golf ball is usually a favorite among beginners and high-handicappers.

Multi-layered golf balls have a small solid or liquid-injected core surrounded by a rubber outer core and a softer urethane cover. These balls have a softer feel and a higher probable spin rate.  The softer core allows the ball to compress more upon impact, which means the golfer will not lose significant distance when compared to a two-piece ball. These golf balls are more expensive and are less durable because of the softer cover. Multi-layered golf balls are good for golfers who want a softer feel and more control around the greens.

High-performance golf balls have a four-piece construction. A four-piece ball starts with a solid or liquid-injected core. The core is surrounded by a layer of rubber and then a thin layer of ionomer. The cover is made of elastomer and often has a dimple pattern or varying size dimples. Manufactures strategically varied the size, shape and placement of the dimples. This dimple design encourages low initial spin, which is good for driving distance, and higher spin with the iron, good for workability. These balls combine distance, spin, control and feel. High-performance balls are the most expensive on the market and the least durable. This is the ball of choice for professional and low-handicap golfers.

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