If you're not a pro, you don't have to use the golf balls the pros use. Golf is a tough sport to learn to play well. Like most goals, it takes years and hard work to accomplish. With this in mind, many manufacturers have produced golf balls not only engineered for control and spin, but engineered for the weekend golfer.
There are balls with specs that produce maximum spin control to make it easier for you to control your wedge shots, such as the Wilson Jack Spin Ball, with a price in the $14 range for a 15-pack. These are balls that will stop easily, a comforting thought when making chip shots.