The best new golf balls have made feel a priority for some time, but this year’s top introductions emphasize the concept even more. Golf Digest just released the 2015 ball Hot List in its June
issue, and soft is the theme. A recent Golf Datatech survey cited feel as the most important factor in golf-ball playability
over spin, durability and, yes, even distance. Many of the 30
models on our list provide a softer feel through lower-compres-sion cores and innovative cover designs. In addition, today’s
softer balls go farther because they spin less off the driver.
Turn the page to see our complete list of gold- and silver-medal honorees in three price ranges (Under $25, $26-$35, and
Over $35), and go to GolfDigest.com for a more in-depth look
at this year’s top picks. —Mike Stachura