In golf ball technology, distance and control are often at odds with one another. A ball that offers long flight can be difficult for average players to control, and vice versa. The composition of the core and cover, the compression rating, and the spin traits of a ball all come into play. When in doubt, consult your club pro for advice on how to select a ball that will give you the most control for your level of play without compromising distance. In general, the softer the ball, the easier it is to control.