What Compression Golf Ball Should Seniors Use?

Written By: William Rivers
Reviewed By: William Rivers
Published: April 19, 2022
Last updated: July 28, 2022

If you're a senior golfer, a low compression golf ball will assist you the best. As you age, your swing will most likely slow down, and this type of ball will provide you with the most distance and the straightest shots. While you may lack control of the ball, you will spend more time in the fairway, resulting in lower scores.

Lower compression golf balls compress with less force. This simply means that it will require less force to generate distance. This is why players with average swing speeds and those with slower swing speeds should utilize balls with lower compression. The sole disadvantage is that they do not provide as much control over factors such as trajectory and shot shape.

Higher compression Golf balls require greater force to compress. This means you'll need to swing faster to extract the maximum distance from them. If you attempt to use these balls with a slower swing speed, your distance will drop, and you will most likely hook or slice the ball. If your swing speed remains above 95 MPH and your ball is struck straight, you can still use a higher compression ball. 

Best Low Compression Golf Balls For Seniors

Below are the best golf balls with low compression seniors can use to have a great time while being mindful of their well-being:

Callaway Supersoft

If you enjoy Callaway golf balls, this is probably the ball for you. It's a two-piece golf ball optimized for distance and low spin off the tee. It's a softer-feeling ball with some stopping power around the green, with a compression rating of roughly 40.

Srixon Soft Feel

If you're looking to save money on golf balls but still want something of high quality, these might be the ones for you. They are, unsurprisingly, a softer-feeling golf ball with a two-piece design. They're a slower spinning ball that will assist keep things straight, and they have a compression of roughly 70, which aids with distance.

Taylormade Project (S)

These are presently every seniors’ favorite Taylormade golf balls. They are two-piece golf ball that has a compression rating of 60. This will assist your tee shots in flying higher and having less curvature.

Titleist TruFeel

They're a two-piece ball with a modest spin rate off the tee. They're Titleist's softest ball, with a low compression rating.

Wilson Staff Fifty Elite

If you're looking for a good value golf ball, these may be the ones for you. They're usually around a dollar apiece. Many people overlook Wilson items, but many seniors adore them. These are two-piece balls with a compression of 50.

Are you looking for the best golf clubs as well? Check out Senior Strong’s compilation of the best golf clubs for seniors this 2022.

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William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.
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