Best Golf Balls for Senior Golfers

It’s time for our annual edition of the best golf balls for senior golfers and golfers over 50. Aside from your body(which is our specialty) the golf ball is the single piece of equipment that you use on every shot in your golf game.

Best Golf balls for senior golfers

Ten years ago you might have been able to get away with playing whatever ball you found in the bushes, but technology has made golf balls very specific to golf players. In other words, if your driving swing speed has dipped down below 95, 90, or 80 mph due to age, their is a golf ball made to maximize your performance.

And with increased technology and specification, selecting the right ball for your game has become more and more confusing. So we are providing this guide to help simplify your selection and choose the ball that will improve your golf game!

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Golf Ball for You

You want to be using a golf ball that will maximize your driving distance for your specific swing speed while controlling any unintended side spin that could cause the ball to curve away from your target.

And don’t forget the importance of your short game! You will benefit from a ball with good green side control and putting performance ( ‘rocks’ for golf balls).

I know everybody loves the Pro V1! I do to. But keep in mind that this is a golf ball designed to respond best to a higher swing speed. What does this mean for you? If your swing speed is less than 95 mph, you will be unable to compress the deep core layer of this golf ball. Without this compression, the ball is not going to fly very far and you could add a lot of distance by choosing a ball made to maximize distance for your swing speed.

Keys You Need to Consider

  1. You need a ball designed for maximum compression for your swing speed
  2. You need a ball designed with optimum spin rate and launch angle for you.

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The Best Golf Balls for Senior Golfers

Most senior golfers and golfers over 50 are going to have a swing speed slower than 90 mph. If this is true for you, and you have a handicap higher than 18, these are the best golf balls designed to improve your golf game. These balls are 2-piece golf balls which will allow you to compress the core of the golf ball for greater distance.


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Titleist Velocity Golf Balls Dozen Box

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TaylorMade Rocketballz Golf Balls (1 Dozen)Taylormade Rocketballz

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titleist-nxt-tour-s-golf-ballTitliest NXT Tour S

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Bridgestone Golf 2013 e5 Golf Balls (Pack of 12), WhiteBridgestone e5

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Srixon Z-Star

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Bridgestone B330-Rx

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High Handicap Senior Golf Balls

1) Titliest Velocity Ball


Titleist Velocity One Dozen BoxThe Titliest Velocity ball is a 2-piece ball with exceptional distance but does not feel like a rock when you putt it. It has a soft cover for a playable feel in your short game.

Great ball for the high handicapper because it is a low spin ball off of the driver which will keep your ball on a straighter flight path. This ball has a lot of ‘buzz’ for being the “next great ball from Titliest.”

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2) Taylormade Rocketballz

best distance golf ball for seniorsAlso ranked very highly and with a nicer price tag, the Taylormade Rocketballz golf ball is an excellent choice.

This years version comes with a softer cover for improved green-side control but, like the Titliest Velocity ball, is designed for maximum distance and minimal side spin for straighter and longer shots.


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Senior Balls For Mid To High Handicap Golfers

If you have a mid to high handicap but your swing speed is above 90mph, the two golf balls above are not for you! They compress too easily and you will lose distance. The following golf balls will maximize your distance but still give you the benefits of a golf ball with lower spin to improve your accuracy.

3) Titliest NXT Tour S

low compression golf balls for seniorsThis Titleist ball is designed to make you “be the best player you can be”

The NXT Tour S is also a 2-piece golf ball, but made to optimize higher swing speeds. Designed to provide optimal launch, long iron spin, and still retain a softer compression feel for green-side control and feel.

If you are looking for the best golf balls for seniors for performance in this catagory, you will probably like the NXT Tour S.

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4) Bridgestone e5

bridgestone golf ballsThis is the only 2-piece golf ball with a Tour-caliber Urethane cover which has the same cover used on tour quality golf balls.

As a result, the Bridgestone 2013 e5 has better green side control for for greater stopping power but it isn’t as durable as the Titliest NXT Tour ball above.

If you are looking for a ball with a higher flight and longer carry distance with a softer feel, the Bridgestone 2013 e5 may suit you.

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Golf Balls for Proficient Golfers Over 50

These next golf balls are for the golfer with a slower swing speed looking for distance, but with a lower handicap. If you are in this category, you are a proficient golfer who requires a ball that performs in the short game but will also get you closer to the green with your driver. Most golfers that follow Age Defying Golf are in this category.

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5) Srixon Z-Star

Srixon Z-Star SL Golf BallListen up! This is our top recommendation for proficient golfers with swing speeds less than 100 mph.

This is a real game changer for the senior golfer and golfers over 50 looking for tour performance and great distance. This ball is designed specifically to add distance but with the same feel and playability of the best golf balls in the world…including the Pro V1. I have yet to hear any negative feedback on this ball. The Srixon XV is their

I have yet to hear any negative feedback on this ball. The Srixon XV is their high performance golf ball for golfers with high swing speeds. The z-star is designed to maximize distance on slower swing speeds.

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6) Bridgestone B330-Rx

Bridgestone Tour B330-RX Golf Balls Tour level performance and distance for players who swing below 105 mph.

Designed to reduce spin off of the tee for maximum distance but provide excellent feel and spin on approach shots to hold the green. Perfect combination for golfers with slower swing speeds.


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I Hope You Enjoyed Our Guide Of The Best Golf Balls For Senior Golfers….

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16 Responses to Best Golf Balls for Senior Golfers

  1. Bill Dodge June 17, 2015 at 12:40 am #

    Bit overwhelming at first. More later…interested in swing technique. Look forward to seeing more!

    • Dr. Ryan York July 8, 2015 at 8:04 am #

      Thanks Bill, there is plenty of information on swing technique in the site. Use the search function to narrow down what you are looking for. Yes, there is a lot of information to read through, hopefully it helped….

    • John April 8, 2017 at 4:58 am #

      I’ve been using a new ball made in Korea, the Volvik ball. They have six different types, and the one I really like is called the Vivek model. It is for slower swing speeds. It has a matte finish, and comes in wild colors (nuclear green, nuclear yellow and a reddish color). They don’t tend to slice or hook as much, and have a great feel chipping and putting.

  2. vic de carlo June 19, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

    Way to many balls to evaluate but Kudu’s for effort. Personally of this list the Srixon V Star in yellow is my favorite. I have 20+ dozen balls so I have tried many brands. The Bridgestone B330-RX was a disappointment as I like the brand. Just felt hard on impact with not much club head feel. It also had occasion to go right on me frequently than any other brand. Personally for us ‘seniors’ and slower swing speed golfers I would highly recommend the Wilson line. I always have Wilson’s in my bag and IMO the Staff ball is as good as I’ve owned. With many models with soft cores,Titanium and at prices one can afford why not give them a review for your readers?

  3. Dr. Ryan York July 8, 2015 at 8:02 am #

    Great feedback thanks Vic! yes, the Wilson line is an excellent choice and we all have our favorite brands…its a very subjective choice. For people with vision issues, the yellow balls are an excellent choice as they are much easier to see, both in the air and on the ground, wherever they land…I encourage older golfers to try out ball choices, you may be pleasantly surprised at the results…

  4. Jeff Ausen July 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    The golf ball thing is confusing. Until this year I have been a scratch player. Now suddenly @ 68 I have ballooned to a 5. I am convinced a lot of it is because of the flexibility issues you address in other parts of this excellent site.

    My swing speed is down in the high 80’s to low 90’s. I do not understand just why the lower compression ball is necessarily better than the ProV1 I now play. When I have tried the low compression Wilson it is like a creampuff and does not seem to go anywhere. I have yet quantify if the NXT-S is any longer; it seems to be. I shall give the Srixon V Star a try and report back

  5. Larry February 24, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    The comments above are great for the senior group a is interesting who plays what. Myself I always play better with a ball compared to my swing speed. I have played many a brand as I progressed in age. I started to play Titlest Velocity with a lot of confendence and did well with it. I won a sleeve of Sirxion Soft and Feel yellow. I don’t know if I hit any longer, but I like the flight better and the yellow in color is easier to see and follow off the tee and other shots and of course easier to see in the fareway. There a lot of brands out there for us gy’s , we just need to select the ball that does what we want and helps with our game.

  6. Richard Walter June 29, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

    Please sign me up for your emails re golfers over 50. Thanks.

  7. Anashay Monga July 9, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

    How do you feel about the Srixon Soft Feel?

  8. wolac August 28, 2016 at 10:58 pm #

    Am a 3 handicap 61 years old going to give the Srixon Z star a try.

  9. trevor waterman September 2, 2016 at 8:37 am #

    I’m 53, handicap of 24. I use the tiltiest true soft. I average about 210 yards with driver and fairly straight. Around the greens this ball gives great feel.

  10. Ken Culff September 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

    Dear sir.
    I found your feature concerning golf balls suitable for the over fifties as most interesting. Having examined my golfing ‘style’ – I swing at an average speed of 89mph. and to no more than 75% of a full swing – I’m torn between the Titleist Velocity and the Sirixon Z types of ball. I’d be grateful if you could advise as to which ball you consider best suited to my needs.

    Kind regards,


  11. Mike July 7, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

    I have been playing both the Q star and the Z star and they are both the longest balls I have hit. I was always a Callaway Black fan when I was younger and now I am a firm believer in the Srixon. I was playing the front tees with some younger gents and I was blowing it by them so I had to move back to either the white or the blue tees now.

  12. E T Roddick September 17, 2017 at 8:46 am #

    For me and I have tyred most, swing speed 70 age 85. Nike PD soft. Give it a go.

    • jb February 18, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

      agree…also worth trying callaway supersoft and titleist temperature can affect these as well..softer for colder days

  13. john April 27, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

    You have not tried them before, try the Bridgestone e6 soft. I am in my 70’s with swing spd 75 – 80. I seem to get most distance and control with this ball over others. Good feel around the greens as well.

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