5 Golf Balls Under $50 that Will Up Your Game: A Guide for Mid Handicappers

5 Golf Balls Under $50 that Will Up Your Game: A Guide for Mid Handicappers

Be honest, how many of you out there use the Titleist ProV1 or Prov1x because everyone including Titleist say they’re the best ball in golf? I used to do this too, I used to tell myself, If I want to be like the best, I had to use the same thing the best used.

This would sound like good advice in most aspects of life, but let’s face it, Golf is a little bit different, and using a tour grade Golf ball may actually be hurting your game, not helping it.

The tour level balls like the Titleist ProV1 or the TaylorMade TP5 are pretty much the best quality Golf balls you can buy, but they are designed for the best players in the world, sometimes, like the Bridgestone Tour B XS players like Tiger Wood will even have a say in how the ball is made.

So why shouldn’t I use them you ask? Well, the ball is designed to perform to near perfect impact, its not designed to be forgiving, if you’re anything like me then you’ll be lucky to strike ball properly one in every five shots.

That’s where the middle of the range Golf balls come in, you don't need to break the bank, which is a great thing, in this article we'll take a look at five of the best golf balls for the mid handicapper, showing off the key features and benefits of each.

Srixon Soft Feel


With Srixon's FastLayer Core, their proprietary 338 Speed Dimple pattern and a compession ration of just 70 the Srixon Soft Feel is definitely aimed at swing speeds slower than 85mph and with a damn right reasonable price its very much aimed at your average golfer.

The Srixon Soft Feel is a terrific value golf ball, if you're budget concious then it represents great value, If I had to choose I would go with the Srixon Distance over the Soft Feel as I can generate enough spin and the distance felt better with the long irons and drivers, but if you're a mid to high handicapper and your looking for a soft ball with great control and reasonable distance then you can't go wrong with this ball, watch our video here to see the full review

  • Srixon FastLayer Core
  • 338 Speed Dimple Pattern
  • 70 Compression Rating

TaylorMade Soft Response (2022)


With its ionomer cover and softer core the new TaylorMade Soft Response is certainly aimed at the mid range player, with a compression rating of just 50 its one of the softer balls on the market, but don't let that put you off, this ball can still carry long distances

We've tested the previous version and the current version of the Soft Response and like most balls made by TaylorMade its a quality product, We loved the feel and the greenside spin you can get without having to sacrafice distance, given the choice we would probably choose the more expensive TaylorMade Tour Response, but if you're budget concious, this ball is a treat, watch our video here to see the full review

  • Increased Volume Ratio & Increased Dimple Coverage
  • Shallower U-Shaped Dimples
  • Seamless 322 Dimple Pattern

Callaway Supersoft


The Callaway Supersoft golf ball is a soft, low compression Golf Ball that as its name would suggest is designed to feel soft off the club face, yet still offer good distance, it has Callaways HEX aerodynamics which is supposed to help reduce drag and improve accuracy.

In our testing we found the ball to feel amazing, offer a lot of lift with the long irons and good distance off the tee, the only draw back we found was the spin sometimes was too much with the short irons, but if you're someone looking to increase your spin, this may be a plus for you, watch our video here to see the full review

  • Exceptional Distance, Spin, Feel & Control
  • New Hybrid Cover features an innovative PARALOID Impact Modifier made by DOW Chemical
  • Maximum Ball Speed, High Launch & Low Spin
  • Maximum Consistency and Optimized Trajectory

Bridgestone e12 Contact


The Bridgestone e12 Contact has the new CONTACT force dimple pattern, this 2 piece ball is designed to be soft with a thin cover that is supposed to give you a lower penetrating ball flight

If you're the kind of player that is looking to reduce the side spin on your shots, maybe you slice or hook the ball, then this maybe the ball for you, in our testing we found it really helped keep the ball straight off the tee, it was very responsive around the green although you do need to give up a little distance to get the straighter shots but it may just be worth it, watch our video here to see the full review

  • new CONTACT Force dimple pattern
  • 70 Compression
  • Surlyn cover
  • Swings Speeds Under 105mph

Titleist Velocity


With an ionomer cover and soft core the Titleist Velocity is similar to the Bridgestone e12 contact, its designed to keep you straight, have a soft feel, but also keep the distance off the tee, and you know being a Titleist Golf Ball its going to be quality

We found that the Velocity lives up to its distance claims, but we also found we were struggling to get the ball flight to lift high into the air, but if you're after a lower ball flight or if you play in the wind a lot, this could be a fantastic choice, watch our video here to see the full review

  • Longer Distance
  • Extremely Low Long Game Spin
  • Greater Iron Stoppability


As you've seen above, if you're a middle handicapper like us you don't need to break the bank when it comes to buying golf balls, sure the top of the range golf balls might make you feel more like a pro but they're just not worth the money until your good enough to get the most out of them.

Any of the golf balls we've listed above would be perfect for the mid handicapper, with my personal favourite being the TaylorMade Soft Response, it just suits my game.

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