2011 Golf Digest Golf Ball Hotlist

It’s that time of year again, the 2011 Golf Digest Golf Ball Hotlist has been released. If you’re contemplating trying out a new golf ball, I think this is a great place to start. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s not end all when it comes to making your golf ball selection, but it’s definitely an awesome place to start.

Every year I like to peruse the list and see where my current ball ranks and also get some good ideas on golf balls that might be worth considering.

This year, after trying the Bridgestone golf ball fitting at the 2011 PGA Merchandise show, I decided to give the E6 a shot and it’s a pretty awesome ball. It’s called the spin killer and coupled with the TaylorMade R11 during a good round, finding the short grass is not a problem. It’s hands down the best golf ball you’ll find within that price range.

The Bridgestone E6 received the gold medal from the 2011 Golf Digest Golf Ball Hotlist. It received five stars for performance, innovation and feel and three and a half stars for demand. Definitely worth considering if you’re in the market for a new golf ball.

The one category that they’ve put on there every year that doesn’t quite make sense to me is the demand category. Do you think the demand of a golf ball impacts ones decision to purchase the ball? I don’t, because the demand of a golf ball is directly proportionate to the amount of advertising dollars a company has to throw at pushing the product, right?

If you’re interested in a behind the scenes perspective on what goes into creating the golf ball hotlist, check out Golf Digest Golf Ball Hot List – Behind the Scenes written by John Duval from Intothegrain.com.

What are your thoughts on the Golf Digest Hotlist?

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