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Well, this is topical, isn’t it? Luckily there are a few years left until the rollback affects us, so in the meantime let’s run down the best distance golf balls 2023 had to offer.  

If you find your tee shots are not going as far as you would hope – maybe you spin the ball too much or you don’t get as much roll out – then a distance ball you get the most out of it…  

Best distance golf balls 2023  

To help you pick the right option, we’ve compiled a list of eight that will suit you. 

Bridgestone E9

Bridgestone golf balls
The E9 is popular with the world’s longest drivers. (Credit: Bridgestone Golf)

The Bridgestone E9 is used by the fastest and longest hitters on the planet on the World Long Drive Tour. This ball has one purpose and that is to go far.

This two-piece ball has a 330-dimple pattern design, which is aerodynamically very impressive. It flies very true through the air and stays straight with brilliant speed and distance. It is firm in feel but softer in the core which does deliver the distance, but it also has great greenside control even with a firmer feel.

A great ball that’s firm, fast and delivers impressive distances off the tee.

RRP: £26.99 per dozen

Callaway Warbird

Callaway golf balls
The Warbird is a two-piece construction model. (Credit: Callaway)

The Warbird is a classic distance ball from Callaway that delivers the goods when it comes to a distance ball. It’s firm in feel, launches high and spins low which is a winning combo for more distance.

This Warbird uses a two-piece construction with an extra-large, high-energy core delivering distance with a high launch. Suitable for golfers of all swing speeds and ideal for golfers who struggle to get the ball launching higher. It won’t spin a great deal around the green but that’s the trade-off when distance is priority.

High-launching, low-spinning, ideal for golfers wanting to get more yardage and perfect for high handicappers who need help getting the ball in the air.

RRP: £20.99 per dozen

Pinnacle Rush

Pinnacle golf balls
The Rush is a low-spinning golf ball. (Credit: Pinnacle)

When you hear the name Pinnacle you know exactly what the ball is going to feel like and what it’s going to do.

The Pinnacle Rush is solid in feel of the club and low in spin. On approach shots there’s not a huge amount of spin and very little around the green but that would steer away from the intention of this ball. With 332 dimples in a durable ionomer cover the ball delivers a consistent, powerful ball flight that.

If you’re just looking for distance and aren’t fussed about much greenside spin then the Pinnacle Rush could be for you.

RRP: £20.99

Srixon Distance

Srixon golf balls
A distance ball that does exactly what it says in the name. (Credit: Srixon)

A Srixon distance does exactly what it says on the package and is aerodynamically sound through the air.

The 324 dimple pattern has fewer dimples than the previous generation which reduces the drag through the air and keep the ball online. The core is softer and progressively gets firmer which is what gives it great feel and distance.

A distance ball with a soft feel and control around the greens, the Srixon distance is a great option.

RRP: £19.99 per dozen

TaylorMade Distance+

TaylorMade golf balls
The Distance+ is another ball that does exactly what it says on the tin. (Credit: TaylorMade)

If you want mid launch ball that delivers distance, speed and feels good of putter check the TaylorMade Distance+ out.

The TaylorMade Distance+ ball features REACT Speed Core and an aerodynamic 342-dimple pattern that reduces drag, high-velocity performance which jumps off the face. If you are wanting more control, it may not be quite right around the greens as won’t deliver the same greenside spin as a premium ball. With the alignment line on the side of the ball it’s a nice touch and come of the putter nicely.

Ideal if you’re looking for a longer mid-launching ball, that is aerodynamic cuts through the wind and is affordable.

RRP: £16.99 per dozen 

Titleist Velocity

Titleist golf balls
The Velocity is a popular ball among club golfers. (Credit: Titleist)

The No.1 ball in golf has a ball that is explosive in distance, delivers high speeds and high launching, in the Titleist Velocity.

The Velocity has been a brilliant ball especially with the tech that comes with it features a High Speed LSX Core, Fast NaZ+ Cover and a Spherically-Tiled 350 Octahedral Dimple Design. What you have is a two-piece ball that is firmer delivering faster speeds and a cover and dimple design which launches higher. It’s a really impressive ball especially in the long game but you won’t get the same control on the shorter approaches and chips around the greens.

If you’re looking for that low-spinning, high-flying ball you’ll get the impressive speed and explosive distance from the Titleist Velocity.

RRP: £16.99 per dozen

Wilson Ultra

Wilson golf balls
The Ultra is generally considered golf’s original distance ball. (Credit: Wilson)

Regarded as an OG in the distance ball category the Wilson Ultra is not only a brilliant distance ball it’s great value for money.

The Wilson Ultra features a high compression core and 2-piece construction so you can get optimal distance with superb durability. The aerodynamic dimple patterning helps to stabilise the ball when moving through the air which allows for a straighter flight path. You will see that spin from shorter shots and chips it’s not going to be the best for control but when it comes to hitting it long of the tee it’s very good.

So, if you want an affordable distance ball that is high in launch, low in spin and doesn’t move through the air as much then try the Wilson Ultra.

RRP: £21.99 per dozen

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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