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Ratingperson – Top Flite Gamer Golf Ball Review

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MyGolfSpy Ball Lab: where we assess the quality and consistency of golf balls on the market to help you find the best ball for your money. Today, we take a closer look at the TopFlite Gamer. If you want to know more about the equipment we use, you can find it here. To learn about our test process, how we define “bad” balls, and our True Price metric, check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.

An image showing Top Flite Gamer Golf Balls

About the Top Flite Gamer

The Top Flite Gamer is a three-piece golf ball with an ionomer cover. It falls under the “premium ionomer” category, offering a slightly firmer feel with a soft-ish cover designed to generate more spin. One of its most appealing features is its price point. At only $22.99 per dozen, the Top Flite Gamer is significantly cheaper than its primary competitors.

Top Flite Gamer – Compression

A compression chart for the Top Flite Gamer

On average, the Top Flite Gamer has a compression rating of 77. While comparable to urethane-covered balls like the OnCore ELIXR (80) and the Bridgestone Tour B RX (77), it aligns more closely with ionomer balls like the Titleist Velocity (78).

Top Flite Gamer – Diameter and Weight

An image of the Top Flite Gamer

Based on the average diameter of the sample, the Top Flite Gamer falls into the larger ball category. It meets the USGA’s minimum-size standard, just like other ionomer balls. Additionally, all the sampled balls met the requirements for roundness and weight.

Top Flite Gamer – Inspection

A close-up inspection of the Top Flite Gamer

Centeredness and Concentricity

During our inspection, we identified issues with concentricity, particularly with unevenness in the mantle layer and occasionally in the cover. Around 25 percent of the sample was flagged as “bad.”

Core Consistency

Although the core color was generally consistent, we noticed a few instances where chunks of red material appeared in the core. However, even without this defect, the same ball would have been flagged due to a significant concentricity issue.

An image of the core of the Top Flite Gamer Golf Ball


For the most part, the covers on the Top Flite Gamer were excellent. However, we flagged one ball in the sample because a small section of the dimple pattern was missing.

Top Flite Gamer: Consistency

In this section, we outline the consistency of the Top Flite Gamer. Our metrics measure how similar the balls in our sample are to each other compared to all the models we’ve tested.

MyGolfSpy Ball Lab Gauge data for the Top Flite Gamer

There’s nothing extraordinary about the weight, diameter, and compression consistency of the Top Flite Gamer. It falls squarely within the average range for all the metrics we track.

Weight Consistency

  • A few balls in the second box were slightly lighter than average, but overall consistency was within the average range.

Diameter Consistency

  • Diameter consistency is average.
  • The Top Flite Gamer tends to be on the larger side, exceeding the USGA’s minimum diameter requirement of 1.68 inches.
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Compression Consistency

  • Compression consistency across the sample falls within the average range.
  • There’s a range of approximately 10 compression points across the entire sample, which is not the best but far from the worst.
  • The compression delta, indicating the compression range across the three points measured on each ball, is generally good, though not as tight as some others.

Top Flite Gamer – Summary

To learn more about our test process, how we define “bad” balls, and our True Price metric, check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.

An overview of the Top Flite Gamer

All things considered, the Top Flite Gamer isn’t perfect, but it offers what you would expect at its price point. With that in mind, we would rate it as “not bad.”

The Good

  • Consistently average performance across the board.
  • Still a bargain at $22.99.

The Bad

  • A few balls in the sample were deemed “bad.”

Final Grade

The Top Flite Gamer receives an overall score of 65. While not stellar, it falls within the “average” range, suggesting that it may be a suitable choice for budget-conscious golfers.

If you want more information on our previous metric, the “True Price” of the Top Flite Gamer is $31.83. This represents a 38 percent increase above retail.

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