12 Golf Balls
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.
We play a lot of attention and spend most of our golfing money on getting the best golf clubs for our game. We tend to focus on getting the latest and greatest drivers that will increase our driving yardage by 10 20 yards. We keep changing our putters to the latest which provides the most responsiveness when putting the ball. However how many of us pay that much attention to the type of golf balls we used? It is part of the equation in our game. The distance that we get on a drive is related to our swing our driver and the golf ball we use. Similarly the control we get on our approach shot to the green is related to our golf swing our approach irons and the golf ball. Also how many times have you putted and decide that the feel of the putt is great.
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.
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.