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This time-consuming process made this golf ball too expensive. This golf ball was the standard for over three centuries to be replaced with the Gutta Percha ball in 1848. Rev. Dr. Robert Adams discovered the Gutta Percha "Gutty" golf ball which was created using the dried sap of the Sapodialla tree and which had a rubber-like feel to be formed into ball shapes by heating and shaping while hot. It was by accident that improperly smoothed gutty balls had a truer flight than the smooth counterpart. Then came the rubber ball which changed the face of golf to the way we know it. The rubber ball was invented in 1898 and had a solid rubber core with high tension rubber thread wrapped around it to be covered with a Gutta Percha cover.
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.
Also playing with damaged balls will impact on your game so it is better to play an affordable ball and replace it regularly. And Finally - Golf Ball Myths More dimples result in a higher trajectory. This is not true. The optimum number of dimples on a golf ball is between 350 and 450. It is the spinning action of the golf ball along with the depth of the dimples that determines the trajectory. Golf balls travel further when they are warm. Partly true as colder temperatures will decrease a golf balls velocity more than warm temperatures. However it is the air temperature that has more impact on the balls distance than the temperature of the ball.
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.