The best of the best! We roundup the best golf ball for seniors 2023
Seniors is a wide term but generally covers golfers over age 50. Some seniors may still require performance balls, while others may need a little helping hand getting some more distance if they have lost some swing speed over time.
These are some of the softest and lowest compression balls on the market, all aimed at helping generate a little more club speed and, hopefully a lot more points on the cards. After all if you are buying golf balls you want something that will help you maximise performance.
Best Golf Balls for Seniors 2023
Srixon Soft Feel golf ball
Srixon Soft Feel balls have been around as long as I’ve been playing golf and I can’t really give a first impression as looks wise they haven’t really altered from what I can remember. The classic black Srixon logo with a number coloured according to the type of ball is very simple and effective. The Soft Feel is also offered in a yellow, with black writing.
Without getting too technical, the Srixon Soft Feel is a low-compression golf ball, having a compression of 60, meaning that it, should help those players with lower swing speeds get the ball speed that they need.
The feel off the club face was definitely a little softer than my usual Pro V1 x, but the softer feel was welcomed. I felt like they looked quite high off of the face than what I’m used to seeing but carry wise I can’t fault the numbers.
If you’re a low handicapper who requires spin to hold the ball then this probably isn’t best suited for you. But, this ball would work better for those mid to higher handicappers who aren’t looking for vast amount of spin.
- Low compression
- Reasonably priced
- Soft feel
- May not suit faster swinging players
- RELATED: Read our full Srixon Soft Feel golf ball review
More information: Srixon website
Callaway Reva golf ball
Given the oversized nature of the Reva golf ball, I was interested to see what it would look like at address, but actually, it is pretty hard to tell by eye that this has a larger diameter than a standard ball.
Some cheaper golf balls on the market are known for their harsh feel around the greens, this could not be less true of the Reva golf ball, which feels remarkably soft off the face around the greens. I would say it doesn’t spin as much on short shots as a urethane golf ball but if you don’t generate spin on chips and pitch shots you aren’t really losing out here.
If you have a slower club head speed and want to get more heights on your shots, this could be the perfect option. More height gives you more hang time which means you could also get some more distance, that’s hard for anyone to turn down.
The theory behind the tech is pretty simple, the larger size makes it easier to hit the middle of the face. This means the centre of gravity of the club stays below the centre of the ball, helping you launch the ball higher.
Overall, this was a really consistent golf ball. I loved the soft feel around the greens and how easy it was to hit. I can see how playing a ball like this would help higher handicappers play more consistently.
- Great for slower swinging golfers
- Bigger size is great for consistency
- Great value for money
- Only suits one group of golfers
- RELATED: Read our full Callaway Reva Golf Ball Review
More info: Callaway Golf
Titleist Tour Soft golf ball
I am a long-time Titleist Pro V1 golf ball used, so visually, when I look down on this golf ball, I can see it is a little different. The finish is slightly shinier, and the text is printed slightly differently, but looking down on a Titleist is still very comforting.
Turns out it was. This was the second-longest ball I tested with driver. It generated 1 mph more ball speed than the Pro V1 and an extra 7 yards of carry thanks to lower long game spin. On average, I carried this ball 242 yards with driver, which is a pretty impressive showing. If you’re looking for more carry distance off the tee, this seems like a perfect option.
If you want to play spinning pitch and chip shots, that stop on a dime. This probably isn’t the golf ball for you. If however, you hit shots that release out a lot and you like to see the ball roll up the fringe and green this ball will work perfectly.
Overall this is a solid performing golf ball which I think I could put in play tee to green. Personally, I would like some extra short-game control, but if you are someone who prefers to hit low-releasing chip shots and you don’t generate much spin this is a perfect all-round option at a great price point.
- Long with driver
- Great consistency
- Great value for money
- Didn’t generate as much short-game spin as some other models
- RELATED: Read our full Titleist Tour Soft Golf Ball Review
More info: Titleist website
Callaway Supersoft golf ball
Super long, super straight, super soft. Just super in fact. That’s quite the set of claims for a golf ball that retails at under £30 a dozen but the Callaway Supersoft golf ball has enjoyed enduring popularity and the equipment giant say they’ve advanced the cover, core, and construction technologies, while also promising improved performance from tee to green.
It’s a good looking ball straight out of the box with its hexagonal dimple pattern and a clear and bold black line down the side which makes aligning with the hole a doddle on the green.
Let’s get the negatives out of the way first, I struggled with the Callaway Supersoft with a driver in hand. This has a soft compression core, which is meant to promote high launch and low spin, but I also think it’ll work best for players who have slower swing speeds.
When the swing speed dropped into my 7-iron, things started looking a bit different. My average carry with this club is around 137 yards, but my average with the Callaway Supersoft was nearly ten yards further! That’s a club’s extra carry distance just in a ball.
It’s in chipping and putting around the greens where I got the most out of this ball, though, and it was really very impressive. I loved the feel on contact when coming out of a bunker and, unusually for me, I actually managed to get some action on this golf ball on landing.
- Exceptional value at the price.
- Long distance with an iron in hand.
- Great sound and feel around the greens.
- Higher swing speed players may find it difficult to control with a driver.
- RELATED: Read our full Callaway Supersoft Golf Ball Review
More info: Callaway Golf
Wilson Duo Soft golf ball
With a compression of under 40, Wilson aren’t joking when they say their two-piece ball is soft. With an Ionomer cover construction, and 302 dimples, they say the core has been formulated so shots will fly far further and launch easier, while its “optimised aerodynamics means reduced driver spin for long carry, straighter shots and more fairways”.
The Wilson Duo Soft just seemed to keep going, all the more surprising given I struck it pretty low and which roll out numbers of nigh on 15 yards reflect.
I wouldn’t normally have expected to see this in a really low compression ball given I get into the mid 90s with my swing speed but Wilson say the core is designed for maximum energy return, resulting in shots that go further and launch easier.
I like the big Wilson logo and I’d be more inclined to use this as an alignment tool rather than the arrowed stripe down the side of the ball. As with the Triad, I’d rather that be a bolder, solid, line but that’s purely a personal preference.
- Very good performance at the price point.
- Flies off the face of the driver but still drops relatively softly with an iron.
- Consistent roll on the putting surface.
- Very little to criticise given they’re under £25 a dozen.
- RELATED: Read our full Wilson Duo Soft Golf Ball Review
More information: Wilson website
Srixon Soft Feel Lady golf ball
Inside, the ball supports the same look as the standard Srixon Soft Feel. The only visual difference is the colour change from green to pink in the wording. Srixon offers this ball in a standard white as well as a bright pink option.
Starting with the driver, I really enjoyed how spongey this ball felt off the face of the club. The ball speed was up a little on average from the Srixon Soft Feel that I also tested. I also got one shot over 140mph which is something that doesn’t often happen. The spin was also very good for a driver with this ball and it produced a very nice sound and flight.
In terms of around the green, the Soft Feel Lady was very spongey off of the face and landed very soft. Out of a bunker filled with wet sand, there was plenty of spin generated which was nice. When it came to putting I found it hard to get to the ball to the hole.
Overall, this is a great golf ball and is pitched at a great price and would be ideal for any mid-high handicapper women or men who are looking for a little extra ball speed.
- Low compression
- Reasonably priced
- Soft Feel
- Not the best for fast swinging players
- RELATED: Read our full Srixon Soft Feel Lady golf ball review
More info: Srixon website
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