Golf ball test: Can high-tech balls help us outdrive the world's longest driver?
Unless you play golf regularly, a ball is a ball. But that doesn't stop makers from promising major improvements in distance or control-or both-with every new introduction. Can golf ball tech help the weekend hacker? To find out, we tested five of the newest.
Our methodology: Compare the balls with previous models from each manufacturer (most cited improvements over their existing balls, not competing ones). We also solicited the help of World Long Drive Champ Sean "The Beast" Fister, who earned the title last fall with a 376-yard bomb.