We get many questions about which ball is best for the Hot Shot.
Although any standard size golf ball will work, we have put together a list for you to see what we have found.
- Polara Ultimate Straight. This ball is awesome. Due to its patented dimple pattern, the Ultimate Straight is just that. We have found using the Ultimate Straight produced a higher amount of Hole-in-One shots over the years that no other ball is close. The only issue is distance. The Ultimate Straight is generally about 20% shorter in distance. At cannon pressure of 120 psi, 300-320 yards is about the maximum distance obtained.
- Polara XD. Not much difference in accuracy from cannon but much further distances at same air pressure.
- Callaway Warbird. The Warbird is a good ball to use. Although more knuckle balls than the Polara it is a good ball and readily available, due to a popular ball sold at Costco and lost by many players so chances of a player having in bag are good. Speaking of Costco, the Kirkland ball has shown to be a good long distance ball but very inaccurate when shot from a cannon.
If you have a ball that you feel should be added to the list, let us know.