I just picked up golf again last summer. I have a slower swing speed and am not always consistent making contact with the ball to hit it straight. I'll often slice the ball or think i hit it in the middle of the club, but the ball will still curve harshly. What would be a good fit? I'll be playing a lot this summer and would like to lose as few balls as possible.
If you're looking at Callaway balls then I'd suggest Super Soft. If you're looking at all brands then stick to a 2 piece Surlyn or Ionomer cover ball.
I agree with the Super Soft and would also recommend the Super Hot 70. The SH70 cost a little more but comes in a box of 15 balls. I am currently playing the Super Soft when weather permits and it is a good ball and I would consider myself a whisky breath veteran in this game. I like what Ratief Goosen said in a golf article that most amateur golfers should play the balls they find.
@Cmhockey81 Practice, practice, practice. Maybe have someone watch you hit and record how you hit. (Get a lesson or two if you can afford it. It may be as simple as adjusting your grip.) No ball is going to help if you are having troubles controlling your hits.
On the other hand, the SuperSoft is a great ball for slower swing speeds, giving distance and less spin to hit straighter.
It sounds like you don't want a ball that spins too much, because more spin usually means more curve. As most have said, the supersoft should be a good choice. When you play, you might find some balls on the course that you can try out also.
@Cmhockey81 Another good ball is the Callaway Super Hot. It's a few dollars more than the Super Soft but the Super Hot has 15 balls per pack instead of the standard 12.
Both are great balls.
My golf game is definetley pretty rough and I use the supersoft and do feel they are the best for the bad golfer or just in your case a guy coming back.
As a beginner....... any ball that is free !! Ha.