Grooves on the other hand are pure performance enhancers. In reality the grooves themselves don’t do anything — it’s the areas between them that do the work.
A lot of folks understandably think selecting the right golf ball means finding the one that goes the longest off the tee but in reality you’d be a lot better offer fitting to your scoring clubs.
Today’s balls are about a million miles from the fragile balatas of old and one of the things that distinguishes a premium model is its urethane cover—every Tour model has one and these pelotas are pretty darn tough. So if you don’t lose a ton of balls don’t be afraid to invest in the more expensive ones.