The Process
Forty (40) golf balls were 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 rankings for driver distance and wedge spin.

The Patent
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 Categories

The Ratings
CATEGORY LEADER represents the top ranking within a particular category.
TOP BALL represents a top five (5) ranking within a particular category.
REAL LIST represents a top twenty-five (25) ranking within a particular category.

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The Results
The following golf balls were recognized, in alphabetical order, as a TOP BALL in the Driver Distance – High Speed category:



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The following golf balls were recognized, in alphabetical order, as a TOP BALL in the Driver Distance – Mid Speed category:


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The following golf balls were recognized, in alphabetical order, as a TOP BALL in the Driver Distance – Low Speed category:


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The following golf balls were recognized, in alphabetical order, as a TOP BALL in the Wedge Spin – Mid Speed category:


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The following golf balls were recognized, in alphabetical order, as a TOP BALL in the Low Compression category:


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The following golf balls were recognized, in alphabetical order, as a TOP BALL in the High Compression category:


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The following golf balls were recognized, in alphabetical order, as a TOP BALL in the Soft Cover category:


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The following golf balls were recognized, in alphabetical order, as a TOP BALL in the Firm Cover category:


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Disclaimer
The Real List is calculated using generalized golfer profiles: your specific rankings will 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.

About GolfBallSelector.com
Heralded by Golf Magazine as one of the best innovations in golf, GolfBallSelector.com is the independent resource for information and assistance in selecting the right golf ball for individual players. Through this online golf ball fitting system, golfers set their own game objectives and goals as well as their own individual preferences for distance, control and feel attributes in a golf ball to derive individualized rankings of recommended balls, from a testing database of 40+ leading golf balls. GolfBallSelector.com also publishes the Ball Buyers Guide and the Digital Ball Catalog™. Annual Memberships are available for $39.95 and 30-Day Memberships are available for $24.95.

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