Golf Ball Compression Chart

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Our golf ball compression chart makes it easy to find models with your preferred specs, including the spin, height, and price. This guide will also cover what compression does to performance and feel and how to pick the right golf ball for your game.

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The Truth About Golf Ball Compression

While many believe that your swing speed determines which compression you should play, this isn’t true. Regardless of which ball you choose, you will be able to compress it and hit it fine. The risk is that players with high swing speeds will over-compress a low-compression ball and could be leaving some distance on the table.

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You should choose your golf ball based on spin, trajectory, and feel. Higher compression will tend to spin more and feel firmer, but this isn’t always true. Lower-compression balls tend to spin less, so they might go the same distance as a high-compression ball.

Golf Ball Compression Chart

All the factors in this golf ball compression chart are rated from 5 (high) to 1 (low). Actual values will vary based on your swing, but the chart should be helpful for comparison.

BallCompressionSpinHeightPrice
Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash524$$$$
Inesis Tour 900551$$
Maxfli Tour X545$$$
Wilson Staff Model552$$$$
PXG Xtreme552$$$
Titleist Pro V1x543$$$$
Callaway Chrome Soft X552$$$$
Mizuno RB Tour X542$$$$
Inesis Tour 900 Proto543$$
Vice Pro Zero534$$$
Bridgestone TOUR B X441$$$$
Srixon Z-Star XV432$$$$
Callaway Chrome Soft X LS424$$$$
Snell MTB Prime X421$$$
TaylorMade TP5x431$$$$
Vice Pro Plus435$$$
Kirkland Performance+ v3451$
OnCore Vero X2443$$$$
Srixon Z-Star Diamond451$$$$
TaylorMade TP5332$$$$
LA Golf ball325$$$$
Titleist Pro V1343$$$$
Titleist Pro V1 (Yellow)324$$$$
Volvik Tour VS4351$$$$
Wilson Triad354$$$
Vice Pro335$$$
Mizuno RB Tour321$$$$
Maxfli Tour333$$$
Seed SD-02213$$$
Bridgestone TOUR B XS252$$$$
Srixon Z-Star251$$$$
Snell MTB Prime233$$$
OnCore ELIXR234$$$
Titleist Tour Speed242$$$
Maxfli Tour S224$$$
Bridgestone TOUR B RX213$$$$
Seed SD-01245$$$
Titleist AVX215$$$$
TaylorMade Tour Response112$$$
Callaway Chrome Soft115$$$$
Not Your Ball125$$
Vice Pro Soft114$$$
Srixon Q-Star Tour115$$$
Bridgestone TOUR B RXS114$$$$
Callaway Supersoft125$$
Wilson DUO Soft113$$

What Does Compression Do?

The compression level of a golf ball determines how much the ball is deformed under force. The level of compression has the following tendencies:

  • Higher compression = a harder feel. This doesn’t always hold true as construction can vary, but it’s mostly the case, so if you like a softer feel, get a lower compression ball (and don’t always believe the branding).
  • Higher compression = more distance for fast swing speeds. If you have a lower swing speed (80’s or so), the ball distance won’t vary as much, and you can worry more about forgiveness (which is often lower spin). If you have a higher speed, you may gain some distance.
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If you don’t know your swing speed, use a simulator or speed measuring device or check out our golf club distance chart to get an idea of speed based on your club distances.

Compression Chart Image

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Sources:

https://mygolfspy.com/buyers-guides/golf-balls/2023-golf-ball-test/
https://www.titleist.com/fitting/golf-ball-fitting

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