I had written up a post about ten times as long as this one, explaining in excruciatingly boring detail why I want golf ball recommendations. But I couldn’t bring myself to post something so dull, so I condense:
I am looking for a new golf ball. Right now, I’m playing with the Top Flite XL 2000 almost entirely because of the price. But they’re hard titanium covers meant for beginners (which, admittedly, I am) getting distance on their drives (which I don’t particularly care about) at the expense of softness and feel in the short game, especially wedge work (for which I have a certain amount of ability I’d like to exploit). Translation: these balls are tough little rocks that just don’t spin.
So I’m looking for recommendations from my fellow doper duffers and scratch players alike. What ball do you play? Surlyn, titanium, composite covers? Two or three (or more) strata? Can that sucker spin? And could I reasonably expect to buy a dozen from my local big box sports store for less than $30?