Father Time is undefeated, and there is no denying that natural aspects of aging will begin to show in your golf game – slower swing speed, reduced drive distance, shaky hand-eye coordination, and other cracks in the foundation. Does that mean you need to resign yourself to an increased handicap? Absolutely not.
Thanks to continuing development in golf technology – especially by trusted golf ball companies like Callaway and Titleist – the days of adding strokes are disappearing like a drive into a cloudless sky. To make things easy, our caddies at FastBreakPlay put together a list of the best golf balls for seniors on the market.
Our top choices
Most Popular: Titleist Pro V1
As one of the most trusted and recognizable names in golf, it should come as no surprise that Titleist produces one of the most consistently top-rated golf balls for seniors. While the price tag of about $50 for 12 balls is slightly higher than other options, there is a reason this ball has been used by plenty of Tour pros like Justin Thomas and Adam Scott.
The thin cover of this ball is brilliantly engineered to produce longer drives and greater accuracy. It has a soft feel with greater compression than other balls – a welcome feature for golfers who are noticing a slightly reduced swing speed than their glory days.
If you are worried about how these will hold up if things go…off course, one honest reviewer noted “I hit my fair share of trees, and they hold up well.”
Our Pick: Callaway Golf Supersoft Golf Balls
For a combination of affordability and performance, our recommended golf balls for seniors come from another trusted brand – Callaway Golf. These Supersoft Golf Balls come at an attractive price of just about $25 for 12 balls.
As you would expect from anything with the Callaway Golf name attached, they still bring high-quality engineering for drives with a low spin rate and low compression rating. Even for golfers with a slowed swing, the low spin rate will help make drives “low-spinning and high flying on basically every shot,” as noted by a satisfied reviewer.
Thanks to the variety of color choices in these balls, you can pick one with high visibility so you can easily watch it sail towards the hole with pride and satisfaction.
Most Affordable: TaylorMade Noodle Long and Soft
Just because you search for the longest golf balls for seniors does not mean you have to pick the most expensive. For only about $20 you can get 24 (yes, that is twice as many as the previous two options) TaylorMade Noodle Long and Soft golf balls.
Sure, the name is a bit goofy – but are you really taking yourself that seriously anymore? Designed for swings under 85 mph, just listen to a satisfied buyer for proof that these are the real deal and a real deal: “My longest drives on the tee were with a Noodle…they’re great off irons, with excellent playability for the vast majority of us. At this price you won’t even think about if you lose one (other than what it does to your score).”
What to look for in Golf Balls for Seniors
As your swing rate drops, you should keep an eye out for low compression golf balls for seniors. A low compression rate is more forgiving for slower swings, leading to a lower spin rate and further drives. These balls are often designed to improve accuracy and give a straighter flight onto the fairway. For seniors who are noticing a drop in club speed and still want to maintain a low handicap, this is essential. In order to create a low compression rate, the golf balls will typically have a soft cover.
Another aspect of golf balls for seniors to explore is color options. Even for the best golfers, the ball sometimes ends up in places that are…not the green. A white ball might not always be the best choice, especially for golfers who are struggling with vision and color contrast. You work hard on that swing, and you want to be able to watch your drive sail into the distance with a straight line. If you have the right color contrast, that is possible – that is what makes color options such an important aspect of searching through golf balls for seniors.
Why Trust Us
As you seek out the best golf balls for seniors, why turn to FastBreakPlay for advice and recommendations? Simply put, we listen to the experts. Our research is driven by input from Physical Therapist Ignacio Suárez, Postural Reeducation Specialist. Golfers need to pay careful attention to their bodies, and listen when things need to change. As you age, there is no point in pretending that you can still grip it and rip it down the fairway like a 20-year old. Take it from our experts and pick the ball that best matches your game and budget.