We rated golf balls based on our four criteria (Performance, Innovation, Feel and Demand) and conducted player testing at the Marriott Grande Vista Resort in Orlando. Our process includes full swings and a lot of short-game shots. Yours should, too. We evaluated 65 entries at three prices (Over $35, $26-$35 and $25 and Under). We believe the best balls cost more because their designs don’t make any compromises tee to green. Still, the other price points offer choices that might satisfy what your game requires. (Note: Star ratings are relative to the balls within the same category.)
The range of options for female golfers is as good as its ever been, with styles that look like running shoes to work flats and many options in between. There's something for the trendiest golfer in your group, and the most traditional. If you're considering buying a new pair of golf shoes for yourself of the female golfers in your life, it's going to be hard for you to not fall in love with a pair —or several—on this list.
These aren’t your grandfather’s golf shoes, but that’s not to say you can’t find a pair that looks like them. How they perform, however, is thoroughly modern. Improvements in technology mean today’s golf shoes offer vast options. Choices used to come with compromises: Comfort meant giving up performance. Less weight meant less stability. Style worked on casual Fridays, not on tee-time Saturdays. But the new shoes show us a place where consumers get all they want. A shoe can be light and structured, spikeless and full of traction, waterproof and breathable, supportive without looking clunky. Most textile uppers are made to be waterproof, and classic styles use the latest high-tech performance materials. Whether you want a traditional leather upper with a sole full of cleats, a facsimile of your favorite running shoe or any street style in between, you’re covered. When it comes to golf shoes, we’re in a really good place. Even granddad would agree.