Novelty Golf Balls
If you need spin (Ideal for better players) A spin ball is constructed with a cover that generates more spin when struck with a lofted club. This ball is better suited to play draw and fade shots around obstacles and will stop well on the green. However it will also be easier to slice or hook shots. If you are looking for ultimate control - distance and spin combined (Ideal for very serious players) A control golf ball has the characteristics of a distance ball with the ability to stop quickly on the green with allegedly less risk of hooking or slicing the golf ball than a pure spin ball. Other considerations Slow Swingers.
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.
They produced low spin on drives to provide straight and long shots and yet provide high scoring spin for control and short game performance. Besides having a balanced performance these balls are also extremely durable. Both amateur players as well as tour professionals will be able to play this type of balls to produce maximum performance. Most of us will see an improvement in our golf scores if we can improve our short game performance. It has been identified that short game performance is the primary area where most golfers will see an improvement in their golf scores if they can improve on it. By using golf balls that performed in and around the greens without sacrificing control and distance will help these golfers improve their scores.
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.