Equipment

Budget x choice


Scott Kirkpatrick

24 July 2023

We love the game of golf, but it can often feel like a big investment in terms of time and money. This is especially the case when you find yourself sending golf balls into bodies of water or forests of trees more regularly than you’d like – it’s the same for all of us.

If you’ve tried different kinds of balls and can’t discern too much of a difference between them, you may be inclined to feel the more affordable golf balls tick all the boxes for your game.

However, if you’re good enough to get the most out of them, premium golf balls are designed to give you the perfect amount of feel and spin to get the most out of your game and shoot as low as you can.

At the end of the day, money and cost can be the dominant factor in deciding what kind of golf ball you’re most comfortable playing with. So, please read on as we discuss the latest TaylorMade golf balls on the market and how they fit into these different budget categories.

 

Affordable golf balls

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We all know how it feels to lose balls out of bounds and have them sunk by water hazards and, if you’re a high-handicap player, this may be an all too familiar feeling.

When this happens, it can be easy to lose a bit of faith and replace them with any old ball. We’re here to tell you that’s never going to be the best move – finding the right golf ball for your game will lead to better shots and lower scores.

If you’re in the market for more affordable balls to play with, you can’t go wrong with the Distance+ golf balls from TaylorMade.

As the name suggests, these balls will give you exceptional speed and distance off the tee thanks to TaylorMade’s REACT Speed Core. It certainly goes far and feels great too, the 2-layer ionomer cover makes this ball a joy to play with.

You’ll be hitting this ball far and making some beautiful shot shapes too, it features a 342 aerodynamic dimple pattern that extends carry and flight, keeping your shot airborne for longer. You’ll have no fear when lining up your putts either thanks to the plus shaped alignment aid on the ball.

This is a fantastic choice of ball if you’re looking for something more affordable that will help you make consistent strikes with plenty of distance.

 

Mid-range golf balls

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If you’re a regular golfer but want to keep yourself aligned with a sensible budget, the Tour Response Stripe balls are a fantastic choice.

The first thing you’ll notice about this ball is the colorful striped alignment aid that encompasses it. This eye-catching and visually-pleasing alignment aid is easy to get used to playing with and makes putting a dream when lining up your shot.

The aesthetics are certainly pleasing, and the tech really performs too. The Tour Response Stripe has low-compression core that give the ball that lovely easy-to-hit feel. The ball also has a urethane cover that’s been designed to been especially receptive to club grooves, so you’ll be making up-and-downs with ease around the greens.

There’s a reason these balls are so popular, they’re affordable, they perform well, they look great, and they’re all-round fun. You can pick up the Tour Response Stripe balls in a variety of colours, including yellow, orange, blue, and red.

 

The very best golf balls 

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If you’re an adept, single figure handicap player or an aspiring golfer, you’ll be looking to get the most out of your equipment when you hit the course. The TP5 balls from TaylorMade will give you the exact amount of spin you’re looking for.

This ball has an intricate 5-layer construction that includes a soft, reactive core that generates tremendous speed and distance when you launch it off the tee. The dual-spin cover offers supreme groove connection and give you an unparalleled spin control in your short game,

You’ll also be making some fascinating shot shapes thanks to the Tour Flight Dimple Pattern. This pattern gives the ball exceptional aerodynamics and carry distance. Available in both white and yellow, this is the ball you’ve been looking for.

If you’re looking to explore all of your options, you don’t want to miss out on the TP5x and TP5 Pix 2.0 models. The former ball has been engineered to give you more distance and launch than the TP5, while the latter has eye-catching alignment aids that make putting a breeze.

Whatever your budget, we want you to get the most out of your golf. If you’re uncertain of what kind of ball you should be playing with and would like to seek our advice, we’re available and happy to help in the pro shop.

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