Golf Stand Bags
To help you in your quest for the perfect golf ball well take you on a journey from the humble beginnings of the golf ball through to todays technologically advanced balls. The Early Days In general the larger the bag the heavier it will be - despite help from durable lightweight materials. Although the lightest designs now weigh in below 3lb special lumbar and/or hip padding is available for comfort and can make a real difference In the earliest days of golf some 500 years ago players used primitive equipment to play the game in a rather haphazard and casual manner.
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.
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.
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.