A golf ball weighs less than 1.620 oz but it has a heavy impact on any golf game. For golfers, the golf ball means so much more than a ball. The performance of this ball also affects the overall performance of the player! Therefore, golf manufacturers really spend time and effort in developing the right golf ball.
Long before people have Taylormade Golf or Titleist balls, golf balls were just round, wooden balls. Eventually, in the late 14th century in Netherlands, the featherie ball was developed which had a hand-sewn leather pouch and coated with white paint. Inside the pouch is usually goose or chicken feathers and its shape was not perfectly round. Because of its irregular shape, it does not have a good ball speed and control and the material is not durable. Although it had some disadvantages, it became the official golf ball until the 19th century.
After that so many other innovations were introduced in the golf industry. Dr. Paterson created gutta-percha ball or gutty, which is made of the dried sap of the Malaysian sapodilla in 1848. After fifty years, Coburn Haskell of Ohio conceptualized a rubber ball which was known as the rubber Haskell golf ball. Various golf ball designs were also launched until the early and mid 1900’s and in 1967, Spalding came up with the first solid ball which was later known as the Executive Model. It did not stop there. Today, top golf ball manufacturers like Titleist, Bridgestone, Taylormade Golf and Callaway continue to seek more innovative ways on how to come up with better and more durable golf balls.
Nowadays, golfers are more cautious now in buying golf balls, too. Although it is not really a mortal sin to use recycled balls or “shags”, it’s still imperative to get the best golf balls to achieve a great golfing experience! To achieve this experience, read on and find out how to pick out the best golf balls.
First, know the kinds of golf balls. Basically, there are three kinds of golf balls: spin balls, distance balls and control balls. Each ball is designed specifically for a special purpose. For instance, the golfer needs to make more side and backspins, this spin ball is needed. To maximize the speed, add those extra yards and make more distance, distance balls are used. And control balls are used to help golfers reduce hooking and slicing tendencies.
Second, check out the design. Manufacturers are quite aware that the design of golf balls is important. Thus, they constantly come up with innovative breakthroughs that advanced the golf ball technology. For example, Callaway introduced golf balls with resilient covers and hexagonal aerodynamic design. This design enables the ball to the straightest flying ball in the market. Similarly, Taylormade Golf offered golfers two special innovations, the spin mantle technology-inner layers to make the shot spins more consistent and the use of Iothane cover which enables the golfer to maximize speed and gain more distance.
Moreover, make sure the golf ball has the right dimple pattern. Typically, the dimples vary between 300 and 500. Remember that the size of dimples affect the trajectory. The larger the dimples are, the higher the trajectory is. As an illustration, Titleist golf balls have a 352 tetrahedral dimple design that assures high quality and high performance. Taylormade Golf uses 342 dimple pattern with one of its model golf ball which guarantees low drag aerodynamics.
Lastly, check the weather. Golfers like to achieve the maximum velocity and swing speed but sometimes, because of bad weather condition, they fail. Before picking that ball and swinging that club, check what the weather is. Play a heavy ball and keep your shots on a lower trajectory if the weather is windy. But if it’s not windy and the sun shines just perfectly, go for a bigger spin!
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