Golf balls won't really improve your game, neither will technology, sad but true. However confidence with a golf ball will certainly help your game. My course is closed at the moment but chipping this ball in the back yard it seemed to go just fine. I can't testify to longer or durability as I usually lose them well before they are aged. Distance is relative, for me it is an exercise in schizophrenia, sometimes the ball goes far and sometimes it doesn't. Overall my experience with Srixon has been good. $15.99 at Amazon
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