Golden Tee Golf
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.
This time consuming process ensured the price was out of reach of the masses often selling for more than the price of a club. Guttie - Rev Dr Robert Adams Paterson created the first golf balls made from Gutta-percha in 1848. The ball was created from the dried sap of the tropical sapodilla tree which was heated up and formed into ball shapes. The improved performance and cheaper costs of the Guttie contributed greatly to the expansion of the game. Hand Hammered Guttie - It was also discovered that improperly smoothed balls often had a truer flight than the smoother versions and the Hand Hammered Guttie Ball with an even pattern hammered on by hand was born.
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.
We play a lot of attention and spend most of our golfing money on getting the best golf clubs for our game. We tend to focus on getting the latest and greatest drivers that will increase our driving yardage by 10 20 yards. We keep changing our putters to the latest which provides the most responsiveness when putting the ball. However how many of us pay that much attention to the type of golf balls we used? It is part of the equation in our game. The distance that we get on a drive is related to our swing our driver and the golf ball we use. Similarly the control we get on our approach shot to the green is related to our golf swing our approach irons and the golf ball. Also how many times have you putted and decide that the feel of the putt is great.