DO RANGE BALLS GO SHORTER?! Range Ball vs Premium Ball Test

In our latest video, Alex compares the performance of a standard range ball and a premium Callaway Chrome Soft X ball. 

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021

DO RANGE BALLS GO SHORTER?! Range Ball vs Premium Ball Test

Have you ever been to the driving range and questioned why you are not hitting the ball as well as or as long as you were at the weekend?

There is a reason why range balls stay within the boundaries of the driving range and that is because they will severely hinder your performance on the golf course.

Range balls are perfect for driving ranges and practice grounds because they are durable and produced in their thousands, suitable for the thousands of people that go out to practise in their spare time.

Alex from GolfMagic wanted to do a direct comparison between a range ball and a Callaway Chrome Soft X ball to discover the ways in which premium balls outperform range balls.

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The Callaway ball has a much more aesthetically pleasing design and when it comes out of the middle of the clubface, you have a much smoother and pleasing connection.

The range balls may be useful for practice sessions, but they do not deliver the same distances and spin levels that premium golf balls deliver.

As you can see in our video, the Callaway Chrome Soft ball creates a pitch mark in the green, which indicates that the ball produces solid levels of spin.

As the advantages of the premium golf ball add up, this contributes to overall better performance on the golf course over 18 holes.

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On one hole at Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate, Alex hit each ball with his driver off the tee and the distance difference was very clear.

With the Callaway ball, he only needed a 9-iron to reach the green, but he needed a 6-iron to reach the putting surface with the range ball.

From the roll on the greens to the feel and consistent distances, the Callaway Chrome Soft X unsurprisingly outperforms the range ball in every department. 

By all means, use range balls in your practice sessions to work on key parts of your game, but when you step on to the course, make sure that you use a premium golf ball that will aid your performance as much as possible.

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