"The ball that works best when putting and chipping should trump a distance ball." - Bruce Patterson, Oak Brook, Ill.
"Many golfers tend to want to play what the Tour pros are using. It's a huge mistake for their game. I use statistics from my students' rounds of golf to help paint an accurate picture of their weaknesses. If they are not hitting many greens in regulation, they're hitting more chips/pitches/sand shots. Therefore, they should be hitting a ball that is a bit softer to help them around the greens more. As they get better, we may change them into a firmer cover ball for distance." - Steve Bosdosh, Beallesville, Md."Find a ball that best fits your needs: distance, control, spin, or one that provides a combination of features." - Glenn Deck, Irvine, Calif. "Do a fitting on a launch monitor to find the right ball." - Keith Lyford, Sacramento, Calif. "Too many high handicappers play with a high-performance ball rather than a good solid 2-piece ball." - Dana Rader, Charlotte, N.C. "Test balls when playing on the course where the differences can be seen." - Jim Murphy, Sugarland, Texas