Affordable Golf Balls
Multi-layer balls are generally more expensive and suited to the more experienced golfer. They tend to have much better control and feel around the green provide more spin but dont travel as far and are less forgiving on hooks and slices. Our Recommendation. Multi-layer golf balls are best for the better player who can appreciate the benefits of extra spin control over and above distance. Wound. Much less common in todays game wound golf balls have a central core that has been wrapped in rubber thread and then usually covered in Balata cover. These balls tend to be less durable and often will not hold up to the average players round.
This time-consuming process made this golf ball too expensive. This golf ball was the standard for over three centuries to be replaced with the Gutta Percha ball in 1848. Rev. Dr. Robert Adams discovered the Gutta Percha "Gutty" golf ball which was created using the dried sap of the Sapodialla tree and which had a rubber-like feel to be formed into ball shapes by heating and shaping while hot. It was by accident that improperly smoothed gutty balls had a truer flight than the smooth counterpart. Then came the rubber ball which changed the face of golf to the way we know it. The rubber ball was invented in 1898 and had a solid rubber core with high tension rubber thread wrapped around it to be covered with a Gutta Percha cover.
Todays Golf Balls - Wonders of Multi-Layer Construction In recent years the wound golf ball has largely been replaced by multilayer balls resulting in a bewildering selection of golf balls. To simplify modern golf balls can be broken down into three main categories. Two Piece. This is a tough durable golf ball usually with a large solid inner core and a hard Surlyn cover generally designed to maximise distance through a high launch angle and low levels of spin Our Recommendation. Two-piece golf balls are what every beginner should play. With less spin you are less likely to hook or slice the ball.
Also playing with damaged balls will impact on your game so it is better to play an affordable ball and replace it regularly. And Finally - Golf Ball Myths More dimples result in a higher trajectory. This is not true. The optimum number of dimples on a golf ball is between 350 and 450. It is the spinning action of the golf ball along with the depth of the dimples that determines the trajectory. Golf balls travel further when they are warm. Partly true as colder temperatures will decrease a golf balls velocity more than warm temperatures. However it is the air temperature that has more impact on the balls distance than the temperature of the ball.