The Best Golf Balls for Cold Weather

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The compression of a golf ball makes a major difference when playing in cold weather because the air is denser in cold weather, which means a ball will not travel as far. The flight of high-compression golf balls will be significantly curtailed in weather below 50 degrees. There are many selections of low-compression golf balls.

Callaway HX Tour Series X-Out Golf Balls

These Callaways are put together with a polybutadiene rubber core, which results in compression that is low enough not to be affected by the air. The balls also have a cast thermoset urethane cover, which has attributes similar to the Pro V1. These golf balls have a 332-dimple design, which allows the balls to overcome denser air, and does not allow even the wind to be a major factor when playing.

Wilson Staff 50

The Wilson Staff 50 is made for any average or above average player on colder days. The low compression makes the ball travel farther. It has a super-soft core for initial velocity, and a soft cover for power. The new Wilson Staff 50 is a 50 compression golf ball, which forces it to have powerful acceleration. The feel of this ball is extremely soft.


Golf balls are constructed for distance, spin and durability. Elastomer is for low handicap players. If you like spin without sacrificing durability, these are the balls to play. Elastomers come in a variety of fashions, but the lower compressed, made for cold weather balls, are some of the best on the market. These balls also help in lower altitudes where golfers will find thicker air.