Favorite Golf Balls among the Pros

If you think that all golf balls are made equally, you’re definitely wrong! Appearances belie the significant differences among several golf balls. There are golf balls made specially for beginner and senior golfers, while there are other golf balls that are made for the pros. And the latter is what this article will talk about.

These golf balls are valued not just because their names are attached to the biggest golf kings. These golf balls are appreciated for many aspects for their performance and feel that contribute to better distance, higher trajectory and better spin, among other things. And well, those were the things that these pros are exactly looking for in a perfect golf ball. The great golf balls go along with the great golf clubs to further enhance your performance.

If you want to know what types of golf balls that the PGA Tour pro golfers regularly use, check out the list of their favorite golf balls:

Where to Buy
TaylorMade TP5/TP5X
Titleist Pro V1/Pro V1X
Callaway Chrome Soft X
Bridgestone Tour B X/XS
Srixon Z-Star XV

1. TaylorMade TP5/TP5X

Many golf balls for the pros are made up of multi-core construction that contributes to better precision. Many four- and five-layer golf balls have such construction.

TaylorMade TP5X has five layers. The “Tri Fast Core” is a unique three-layer core system that features progressive compression. It is designed for an increased energy transfer as well as speed, especially in full shots.

The “Dual Spin Cover” rounds out this golf ball’s five-layer construction. It is constructed with soft cast urethane and then a stiffer and more rigid material, which contributes to excellent spin performance, exceptional full-wedge shots and pinpoint greenside control.

The TaylorMade TP5X is the choice of several renowned pro golfers such as Justin Rose, Dustin Johnston, John Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day.

2. Titleist Pro V1/Pro V1X

The Titleist Pro V1 and the Titleist Pro V1X are some of the best-selling golf balls and also favorites of pros such as Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth and many more.

The thicker mantle of these balls increases driver and iron ball speed. There are significant differences between the two variants. The X has a firmer feel and generates higher flights and increased spins.

3. Callaway Chrome Soft X

This ball has a combination of a Tour-driven performance, an unequaled feel, and excellent contact with forgiving golf clubs. This ball focuses on increased ball speeds and low spin from the driver because of its new Dual Soft Fast Core and a bigger inner core. The soft Tour Urethane cover feels great to the touch and allows for a more pinpoint control from around the green.

The Callaway Chrome Soft X is the preferred golf ball of several pros such as Xander Schauffele, Alex Noren, Marc Leishman, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Emiliano Grillo.

4. Bridgestone Tour B X/XS

Bridgestone is also one of the most preferred golf ball brands by a lot of professionals such as Bryson DeChambeau, Gary Woodland, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker and Tiger Woods.

Bridgestone Tour BX has the proprietary “Gradational Core” which boosts distance and forgiveness. The “SlipRes” cover is made of urethane that contributes to the ball’s added feel and control, so no slipping! The DualDimple technology provides improved distance and improved aerodynamics. Another one of Bridgestone’s proprietary technology, the “Seamless Cover,” is responsible for the ball’s steady flight and dependable performance.

The Bridgestone Tour B X and the Bridgestone Tour B X/S golf balls are fundamentally the same, the only differences being their focus on the score (rather than focus on the swing) and some enhancements to improve the game.

5. Srixon Z-Star XV

Srixon is also one of the top choices of seasoned pros, such as Keegan Bradley and Hideki Matsuyama. Designed and engineered for golfers who want to make the most out of their game, the Srixon Z-Star XV is sure not to disappoint. It has the proprietary Energetic Gradient Growth Core technology is a re-designed update of Dual Energetic Gradient Growth Core, which contributes to enhanced launches. Srixon includes a “super molecule” to its thin urethane cover, which gives the ball the maximum spin. The “Spin Skin” coating creates a softer feel, more precise and consistent spins when making approach shots from any lie.