Generally, a golf ball with a wound centre will improve your ability to impart backspin, rather than one with a hard centre.
Spin rate is the parameter that indicates how much backspin you can impart on golf balls, and ones that promise higher spin share a common design.
They consist of three or four layers, which include a large inner core made of a resilient polymer and a thin cover of a soft urethane compound - the prime example being the iconic Titleist Pro V1, pictured above.
Other equipment manufacturers such as Callaway, Nike, TaylorMade, Bridgestone and Srixon produce balls of similar construction that their makers say have good stopping ability on the greens.
Also make sure you are using a golf ball that has no scuffs or cuts on it, as this will seriously affect the golf ball's performance both in the air and once it lands on the surface.
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