Golf Ball Comparison
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.
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.
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.
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.