Were extraterrestrials suddenly to land in the pro shop—seems like anything’s possible nowadays—you know what would really flummox them? The golf ball display rack. Imagine: all those shiny boxes, all those different brands and models. Then opening the packaging with two scaly green fingers to find within… always three dimpled orbs in a sleeve, always 1.68 inches in diameter and weighing 1.62 ounces. Why are there so many versions of the same thing?
A slug of uncured or lightly cured polybutadiene rubber is compression-molded into a sphere. Different grades of rubber are typically used in a core to give it certain speed or spin characteristics. A blend of different ionomer materials to get the exact hardness and speed characteristics. Urethane is the polymer most commonly found in premium multi-layer balls. A firmer surlyn is typically used on distance balls for golfers who don’t mind giving up some feel and spin for a few more yards off the tee.
Choosing a golf ball can be an intimidating process. There are so many models and styles available that it can feel like you need a degree to succeed, to learn more, visit the Pine Club Golf website.
It’s true that modern golf balls are extraordinarily durable, but the reality is that you risk losing some significant yardage off your driver (up to 5 yards) and accuracy with your wedges if you try to milk one ball for too long. Though they don’t go out of round or cut like balatas did, dimples can be negatively affected by wear, so if you can feel a physical scratch or scuff with your fingers (smudged logos and cover paint don’t count), it’s time for a new rock.
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