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What are the best golf balls for ladies in 2023?

You could argue that there’s no such thing as a ladies’ golf ball. After all, the ball doesn’t know who’s hitting it. But most brands do still offer at least one golf ball specifically aimed at women. Why? Well, if you look at the general spectrum of female golfers and their average swing speed, it’s around 60-65mph with driver, which is about a third lower than the average man. The best golf balls for ladies are designed to fit that criteria and offer optimum performance at those speeds.

TaylorMade Kalea

TaylorMade are firm champions of the women’s game and offer a complete ladies’ line-up of hardware from tee-to-green, including the Kalea golf ball.

Engineered specifically for ladies with slow-to-moderate swing speeds, it has the lowest compression of any TaylorMade golf ball (60 compression), helping slower swings generate maximum distance. A high-energy core allows the ball to compress off the club face, boosting carry distance.

Adding power sometimes means a compromise on control, but not in this case. The Kalea golf ball’s soft ionomer cover improves feel and increases spin on short shots, plus you get great feedback with the putter in hand.

Srixon Soft Feel Lady

The Srixon Soft Feel Lady has been an incredibly popular ball for many years, which is testament to its brilliant all-round performance. It offers a great combination of soft feel and plenty of spin on short shots, plus extra distance on long shots.

Slice the Soft Feel open and you’ll discover a Fastlayer Core that is softer near the centre and gradually firmer around the perimeter. This helps the ball to launch higher, carry further, and do so with less effort. This is particularly important for ladies who generally have slower swing speeds and can add game-changing distance.

A new and improved dimple pattern, designed from Srixon’s tour players’ feedback, further increases carry distance by reducing drag, and is especially effective in windy conditions.

For ladies who like their golf balls to stand out, the Soft Feel Brite is available in three visibility-enhancing colour options – red, orange and green.

Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x

Selecting the right golf ball can be a mind-boggling task. We often go on trial and error or simply price, but making a ‘best guess’ means that you are probably missing out on trying a ball that could be doing more for your game. Forward-thinking Titleist offer a simple solution. Through their website you can book a free virtual golf ball consultation service via zoom and chat with an expert fitter who will discuss your needs and help with a personalised golf ball recommendation.

One of the big misconceptions many ladies have is that these premium-priced balls won’t suit them because we see the world’s best players using them and assume they won’t work for our more moderate swing speeds. In fact, it really doesn’t matter what standard of player you are; if you want the best feel, spin, and performance then the Pro V1 is the Ferrari of the golf ball market and has been the number one ball in golf for the last 20 years.

Callaway Reva

The Callaway Reva is effectively a ladies’ version of the Supersoft Max. In fact, it’s the same ball, just with different packaging, colour choices, and alignment graphics.

It’s an oversized ball, 3% larger than standard, which helps golfers who don’t always make perfect contact.

The cover helps maximise distance through increased ball speed, high launch and low spin, while also providing a very soft feel.

Bridgestone e6 Lady Soft

Bridgestone replaced the popular Lady Precept with the e6 Lady Soft and it’s a soft-feeling ball designed specifically for ladies with slower swing speeds.

The low compression means it propels off the club face faster and flies further, while the aerodynamic dimple pattern improves launch and flight, helping you hit high shots with ease.

Pinnacle Soft Feel

Pinnacle has long been a champion of the women’s game, making golf balls that suit slower swing speeds with a high energy, low compression core that helps you hit the ball further.

The Soft Feel is just that. It has a super soft cover that offers an extremely soft feel, while a clever dimple pattern provides a consistent ball flight on every shot.

The fact Pinnacle sell their balls in packs of 15 rather than the standard 12 says a lot about the type of golfer they are targeting. If you tend to lose a lot of balls and don’t want to spend a fortune replacing them, the Pinnacle Soft Feel offers excellent value for money.

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