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At the same time you are likely to hit the ball further. The price of two-piece balls tends to be less meaning that they wont take a large bite out of your budget when they end up in the lake or the rough! Multi-Layer. Typically made of three or four layers in which the core is wrapped in one or two layers the multi layer golf ball is usually preferred by Tour players for the extra control it offers. Three-piece. These have a large synthetic core a thin mantel and a cover. Sometimes tungsten weights are used in the middle of the synthetic core for optimised weight centering. Four-piece. These multi-layer golf balls have a smaller inner core surrounded by an outer core similar to the three-piece ball. This is then surrounded by a thin mantel and a cover.
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.
Todays Golf Balls - Wonders of Multi-Layer Construction In recent years the wound golf ball has largely been replaced by multilayer balls resulting in a bewildering selection of golf balls.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.
If you need spin (Ideal for better players) A spin ball is constructed with a cover that generates more spin when struck with a lofted club. This ball is better suited to play draw and fade shots around obstacles and will stop well on the green. However it will also be easier to slice or hook shots. If you are looking for ultimate control - distance and spin combined (Ideal for very serious players) A control golf ball has the characteristics of a distance ball with the ability to stop quickly on the green with allegedly less risk of hooking or slicing the golf ball than a pure spin ball. Other considerations Slow Swingers.