Best 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.
For the amateur golfers due to the higher spins of these wound balata golf balls we are not able to control these spins because we played with a natural hook or slice spin resulting in reduced accuracy and shorter distance. The short game advantage of the scoring spin is not enough to offset the reduction in accuracy distance and durability. Most amateurs tend to use the more durable surlyn covered 2 piece distance ball which has lower scoring spin with longer distance and is more durable. Todays latest golf balls technology has evolved into multi-layered urethane covered designs. These latest balls provide a balance of the distance of a surlyn covered golf balls with the spin control of a wound balata balls.
The golf balls had a multitude of outer designs for better airflow giving way to the first dimple pattern in 1908. Dimples are used in a golf ball as a formal and symmetrical way of creating the turbulence in the boundary layer of the golf balls that nicks and cuts did. Nowadays golf players use not only new golf balls but also used golf balls. Used golf balls are divided into different categories according to usage. The standard weight and size for the golf ball was established in 1930 in Britain and in 1932 in America. Both organizations had different specifications until 1990 when the standard was set.
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.