Although swing speed is talked about more than ever before, many golfers won’t really know what theirs is.
So, what might be considered a slower swing speed? How far you hit it off the tee with a driver is certainly a major clue.
TrackMan data accumulated over several years has revealed that the ‘average’ mid-teen-handicap, male golfer has a swing speed of 93.4mph with the driver and hits it 214 yards.
If you don’t hit it as far as that, your swing would be in the slower half of golf’s swing speed spectrum, and you could be just the sort of golfer to benefit most from the ball models we showcase here.
1. TaylorMade Soft Response golf ball:
The TaylorMade Soft Response is one of two Response models sitting beneath the brand’s premium TP5 product, along with the Tour Response ball.
Soft Response has been designed with moderate swing speeds in mind, offering all-round performance with a softer feel, courtesy of a soft but durable ionomer cover.
2. Titleist Tour Soft golf ball:
The latest Tour Soft features Titleist’s largest-ever core and an ultra-thin 4CE grafted cover, which combine for more distance and more short-game spin than the previous model.
The new spherically-tiled 342 cuboctahedron dimple design is geared up for a penetrating ball flight that’s more stable when the wind gets up.
The Tour Soft ranks among the very best non urethane-covered balls for feel, so is highly playable around the greens too.
3. Mizuno RB566 golf ball:
A large, high-energy core, the unique 566-dimple cover and a soft-compression design hold the keys to the Mizuno RB566’s excellent distance credentials and prolonged ball flight.
The core generates a straighter, more stable ball flight while the 566 micro-dimple design delays the rate of descent to eke out more yards
4. Srixon Soft Feel golf ball:
Srixon’s latest Soft Feel model has been engineered to help slower-swinging golfers max out their distances while retaining excellent greenside feel.
At the heart of the Soft Feel lies Srixon’s softest FastLayer Core, which is soft in the centre and firmer around its outer edges.
Srixon says this design snaps the ball back into shape more quickly after impact for added ball speed.
5. Callaway Supersoft Magna golf ball:
The updated HEX Aerodynamics reduce drag and enhance lift for more carry and distance with a higher flight, something many slower swingers struggle to achieve.
Callaway says that the extra forgiveness the Magna version offers is down to a higher centre of gravity and MOI, which could help slower swingers make better contact and launch it higher.