Golf ball performance testing by MyGolfSpy reveals surprising results

Independent golf equipment review site MyGolfSpy has once again ruffled the feathers of golf ball manufacturers by releasing their rankings of the best (and worst) golf balls on the market.

The team of MyGolfSpy have released their 2019 Golf Ball Buyer’s Guide and the results are very surprising.

They got a robot to do all the hitting for them dialling up and down the swing speed, angle of attack, using different clubs; and all that stuff and concluded the experiment with this chart below.

In summary, the Snell MTB-X was the best for distance, the Volvik S4 performed the best in terms of spin with a wedge and concluded that ultimately the best value lay with the Snell MTB-X, Costco’s Kirkland Signature 3pc and Decathlon’s Inesis Tour 900.

Please go and check out the whole summary of the experiments if you’re interested as it makes fascinating reading that highlights the fact that all golf balls are NOT the same.

In fact, according to MyGolfSpy’s tests, there is more than 15 metres of difference in distance between the shortest and longest golf balls at high swing speeds.

Their results are the new breed of “soft” golf balls may in fact have the biggest effect on the market.

“A soft ball is a slow ball; it’s that simple. If you are playing a “soft” golf ball, it’s probably costing you distance off the tee (unless you swing under 85 MPH) and spin around the green.

A growing segment within the market, the soft (or low compression) segment of the market includes familiar balls like Callaway Chrome Soft, Wilson DUO, Bridgestone Tour B RXS, and Titleist AVX.”

The guys at MyGolfSpy discussed the results in the video below. I encourage anyone remotely interested in all this to check it out.

One thought on “Golf ball performance testing by MyGolfSpy reveals surprising results

  • I really appreciated this video. I have a slower swing speed and didn’t realize I needed a softer ball. I buy balls for their color believe it or not. Deep pink for the summer and bright neon yellow for the fall. It doesn’t matter who makes the ball. But now, I am going to try the Titleist Pro V1X. We are playing next week and can’t wait to see it if makes a difference in my distance.
    Thank you for the great information.


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