Cover Hardness

Cover Hardness is a measurement of how much the golf ball’s surface indents when a constant load is applied to it. It is an indication of how a golf ball feels around the green. The lower the rating the more the ball indents and feels softer, the higher the rating the less the ball indents and feels firmer.

Manufacturers often address the hardness of the various layers within a multilayer golf ball construction and design.

Our testing at GolfBallTest.org addresses the golf ball’s surface hardness. We utilize a TECLOCK Type C hardness tester to conduct our hardness test. Learn more on our golf ball performance testing methods at www.GolfBallSelector.com.

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Compression

Compression is a measurement of how much a golf ball deforms (compresses) when a load is applied to it. It is an indication of how a golf ball feels at impact. The lower the rating the more the ball deforms and feels softer, the higher the rating the less the ball deforms and feels firmer.

Manufacturers often address the golf ball’s core compression when talking about its construction and design. The core is typically referred to as the inner most part of the golf ball in a two- or three- piece construction.

Our testing at GolfBallTest.org addresses the golf ball’s overall compression. We do not test the golf ball’s internal core compression. We utilize ATTI and Majestix compression testers to conduct our overall golf ball compression test. Learn more on our golf ball performance testing methods at www.GolfBallSelector.com.

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