There are many different parts of a golf ball that can make it the best ball of the year. You need to consider price, performance and feel.
Alex puts all of these elements into play and ranks the top five golf balls of 2021 and he does so at Kings Golf Studio in East Grinstead.
At number five, we have the Sounder Golf ball. This is a direct consumer golf ball and at £72 for three dozen balls, this is an extremely generous price.
The best part of the ball is the design. It is very satisfying and the alignment line on the ball is very helpful. The balls are nice and soft around the greens.
They produce a lot of spin and they still deliver distance. We still rank this behind the top boys of the golf ball market, but the Sounder Golf ball is certainly one to consider.
We rank the Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x at number four in the standings. Although this may seem low, the issue is with the price.
They provide elite performance but at £50 a dozen, this is why people are put off buying them. Nonetheless, the majority of PGA Tour players use them and they are very popular.
At number three is the ever-reliable and ever-present Srixon AD33. Now in its 10th generation, you can see why these balls keep being reproduced.
They are very cheap at £27 a dozen and this is a key perk of purchasing such a consistent golf ball. The Srixon AD333 is for the everyday golfer, which is most of us.
They are reliable around the greens and feel very solid off the clubface. We rank the Srixon AD333 just behind the TaylorMade TP5.
The TaylorMade TP5 is the only five-layer golf ball that is being used on tour. Players such as Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson use this fantastically-performing ball on the fairways.
They are £49.99 a dozen and they tick all of the boxes in every part of your game. Alex found them particularly explosive in his long game and they are maybe suited to lower handicappers.
Ranked as the best golf ball of 2021 is the Callaway Chrome Soft model which offers the Chrome Soft X and Chrome Soft XLS.
With this range of choice, the Callaway Chrome Soft range has a ball for everyone. It produces a lot of spin around the greens and short irons.
The Chrome Soft is a durable ball and they take a long time to scuff. They are £40 a dozen, which is more than reasonable too.