What Golf Balls Travel the Farthest?

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While every golf ball manufacturer claims to have the best ball for distance, none are guaranteed to travel farther than others. With different compressions, it is possible that some may travel greater distances at certain temperatures and humidity levels, though swing technique is most important for maximum distance.

As of 2014, most makers offer both “control” balls and “distance” balls, with distance balls usually sacrificing accuracy. According to the experts at Leaderboard.com, the same technology is used by all makers, so golfers should expect similar results in distance and select the ball with which they feel most comfortable. Additionally, the distance balls may travel is regulated by the United States Golf Association USGA), with balls traveling beyond a certain distance deemed illegal for tournament play.