New Golf Ball Deals
By 1890 golf balls were formed in iron moulds and the Bramble design with raised spherical bumps resembling a raspberry became the most popular ball of the Guttie era. Rubber - The advent of the rubber ball changed the face of golf as we know it. Invented by Coburn Haskell in 1898 it featured a solid rubber core wrapped in rubber thread. Early Gutta-percha covers soon gave way to the Balata cover that was introduced in the early 1900s. Although they looked like Gutties the average golfer could gain an extra 20 yards off the tee. So the guttie gave way to the aerodynamically superior dimple pattern first used in 1908 and still being used today.
They offer fantastic feel and have great spin though stopping faster on the green - but the trade-off is a lack in distance. Also their performance is affected by the temperature with their distance and overall performance deteriorating in temperatures below 20°C. Very few people still use the wound balata ball and it is likely to be replaced altogether by the multi-layer ball. However some professionals still like the extraordinary feel and spin control required for finesse shots around the green. Our Recommendation. This ball is only really suitable for the best of the very best golfers.
For golfers with a slower swing speed it is advisable to use a golf ball that is designed to maximise the driving distance for the slower club head speed. Ideal for ladies seniors and less powerful players Putting Perfection. Different makes and models of golf ball will roll different distances on the putting green with harder balls tending to roll further. Bear in mind more expensive balls are likely to roll truer as well due to better balancing. Play to your budget. It is better to play consistently with a golf ball you can afford rather than a premium ball that you cannot afford to practice with.
The next grade is the grade-B used golf balls that are shiny white with a small mark or fading in the printing and minor scuffing from the first owner. The balls are near perfect for play and are best for the high handicap or beginning golfer or for a golf course that has lots of hazards. Next in line is the grade-C used golf ball that is great for practice or for that long shot over the water hazard. There may be moderate-sized play pen marks and small to moderate scuffs or scratches on them. However they are clean and playable with signs of usage. There are also golf ball companies that supply refinished golf balls that are processed by stripping stamping painting or clear-coating the golf ball.