There are literally hundreds of different types of golf balls available on today’s golf ball market.  A high percentage of these balls are designed to give the average golfer longer distance both off the tee with the driver, and on the fairway with the irons. These distance golf balls will give the golfer an advantage in several different areas – outlined below are the main reasons why this type of ball will help the majority of golfers with their overall game.

Tee Shot Distance

A distance golf ball will, inevitably, provide the golfer with extra yardage off the tee.  This extra distance will vary between different types, but, in extreme cases, a distance golf ball might give you as much as 30 or even 40 extra yards off the tee.  This additional distance could be vital when you’re trying to reach those long par fours in two strokes.

Tee Shot Direction

Another advantage to using a distance / power golf ball (and this is linked to the point above) is that a ball designed specifically for length will, in most cases, have a low spin rate.  This will lead to more straighter tee shots with the driver, because any wayward striking (i.e. a fade / slice or a draw / hook) will not be exaggerated by the golf balls lower spin rate.  This point is of a great advantage to the mid to high handicapped golfer, as it helps to maintain a more consistent flight path when teeing off.

Iron Accuracy

A lot of golfers struggle to get the ball onto the green with a mid-iron, because they will ‘under-club’ i.e. choose the wrong club which, when hit, will leave the ball a little short of the green. If using a distance ball, it will roll further after landing due to the decreased spin generated upon striking the ball – this will help it to travel further and will give you a greater chance of ensuring your approach shots end up on the putting green.


Distance golf balls are traditionally constructed with less layers than softer golf balls, and the outside layer is generally made of a tougher material.  As a result, distance balls are more durable and will stand up to a lot more usage than normal.  It is harder to cut up a tougher ball, and this means you will get more value out of this type of ball, which leads to a saving when it comes to buying replacement balls.

I hope the reasons I’ve outlined above will help you to better understand why distance golf balls may help you to improve your overall game.  As stated in the opening paragraph, there are so many different types of ball available which will help you to improve and develop your game, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t experiment with different types of distance golf balls.

Source by John Stewart