Golf balls are subjected to our patented test and rating method including player and robot testing over multiple ball speeds and launch conditions. Additionally, bench testing was conducted to assess golf ball overall compression and cover hardness. The GolfBallSelector.com fitting application was utilized to create player profiles and produce ratings for driver distance and wedge spin.
The basis for our approach is U.S Patent 7,918,751, Method of Rating Golf Balls. The patent provides a testing and rating method to obtain performance data on golf balls in a manner that will assist golfers in selecting a golf ball that meets their specific swing profile, equipment, feel and price criteria.
The top golf balls in the following categories were identified and receive the marking of Top Ball in that category:
The GBT Certified Patented Golf Ball Ratings are calculated using generalized golfer profiles: your specific ratings may vary. In choosing the right golf ball, golfers should consider their “best fit” potential for their game in the context of their own preferences and the trade-offs they are prepared to take for distance, control and feel and according to their own unique ballistics measures of ball speed, launch angle and general spin rate. As with any ball, player preferences and individual launch/spin conditions are paramount to optimal golf ball selection.