I have had the good fortune to hit several golf balls from the same tee box. I hit 3 each of:
Wilson Elite Fifty
Noodle+ Long and Soft
Wilson Smart Core
I found that, in order of distance, these balls performed as follows (from shortest drive average to longest drive average)
Wilson Fifty Elite
Noodle+ Long and Soft
1st Place --- Wilson Smart Core The Wilson Smart Core consistently carried 15-20 yards farther than the Wilson Titanium and about 10-15 yards farther than the Noodle+ Long and Soft. I have tried this set-up multiple times (at least 10) and get the same results every time. If you want extreme distances on your drives, go with the Wilson Smart Core and practice some "Lag" drills to gain more velocity (club head speed) and you will be hitting them straighter and farther than you ever thought possible. In December, my average drive was 160-170. After practice and more practice, plus practicing LAG drills, I have increased that drive average to 260 yards with my max drive being 274. Now, these Wilson Smart Core are harder to control within 20 yards of the green or so because they offer a little less control. Putting is excellent. If you want Distance on your drive, and a straight drive, go with the Wilson Smart Core. They Even feel good off your irons, although you will have to iron down a club with these balls. If you are willing to give up around 10 yards on the drive for more control/finesse around the green, go with the Noodle+ Long and Soft. You won't have to club down as and will get more control around the green, but it's really up to the golfer as to what they want around the green. I have been able to adjust my 56 and 60 degree wedge swing for the Wilson Smart Core and if I'm within 5 yards of the green, I use my 7 iron or choke down on my 5 wood and use as a putter to "hop" the ball over the fringe. Seems to work just fine. I went from shooting an average score of 101 a couple of months ago to shooting in the 80's almost every day this past week. The Smart Core will give you the distance to reach greens in regulation. I have Progressive Relapsing MS with balance issues and a loss of strength. My club speed was measured at Edwin Watts as an average of 85mph. I was matched with an RBZ fixed driver with a 9.5 degree loft and an R Flex shaft. I am hitting BOMBS now. As with any ball, if you can't hit your irons...at least from your 7 iron down, you will hardly ever see your golf score drop. Practice with the irons people. Take time to find your tempo and learn to hit your irons and wedges. Learn the art of the PUTT! A 1 or 2 putt is definitely better than a 2,3 or even 4 putt. Back to the balls...I carry two different balls in my bag. Wilson Smart Core and Noodle+ Long and Soft. Depending on the hole I'm playing determines which ball gets used that hole. The USGA allows you to switch back and forth between balls, BUT ONLY BETWEEN HOLES, you start a hole with a ball, you finish with that same ball. If I know I will need some finesse around the green on a shorter Par 4 or a Par 3, I may use the Noodle+ Long and Soft. On Long Par 4's and Par 5's, I use the Wilson Smart Core. Considering that there are only 4 Par 3 holes per course, and very few short par 4's, the Wilson Smart Core gets the most play out of my bag. After all, on an 18 hole course, you only hit your driver 14 times and those are the most important 14 shots in your golf game. It determines your tempo for the hole. Like I said, I carry the Noodle+ Long and Soft and the Wilson Smart Core in my bag. Hit them long, straight and in the fairway with Wilson Smart Core. You won't be sorry.