Golf Ball – Tips About Golf Balls That Every Golfer Should Know
By Joe Sharkey
Back in the old days, your choice of golf ball was simple; high-level professionals would use a three piece ball, which had a high spin, and covered with balata. Your every day, normal golf players would opt for the two piece which was covered with surlyn and was rock solid.
Today, however, there is an enormous amount to choose from. For the beginner, making this choice may not be easy, so let's simplify things a bit and take a look at a few details of today's ball varieties.
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The easiest way to look at the types that are available today is to view them from a two-sided menu. On one side you have the balls that professionals use, which are soft, high spin, very expensive, and three-piece.
On the other side, you have standard two-piece balls that are low spin, inexpensive, and are the average choice for beginner and amateur golfers.
Then you have the middle - in between the two general types where you will find many kinds of multipurpose balls which provide plenty of distance when hit from the tee, yet gives enough control to the player.
You can use the above simplified explanation of ball types to make the right choice for your needs. If you are a beginner then you would obviously want to go with the two piece, low spin ball.
While you have less control, the fact that your swing should have the ball going straight as possible will alleviate potential bad shots, thereby reducing penalties.
As you improve your golfing skills, you can then move towards the middle choice of multipurpose balls which will start to give you a bit more control over the flight of the ball. Soon enough you will be at the skill level to actually steer it in different directions to make more successful shots.
Good golfers want as much control as possible so that they can steer the ball to the left or to the right, depending on their intended direction. Beginners should only be concerned about driving every last yard they can from their shots, and in a straight direction.
There are also 2 more last minute tips:
1. Keep your golfballs warm Did you know that a ball will suffer the loss of distance if it is too cold? If you are playing during a cold day, hold on to a few balls inside of your coat pocket and handle them here and there to keep them warmed up. You can then alternate at each new tee so that you can start one that is warm.
Golf balls do not last forever: balls have a shelf life. After approximately 1 year, you will lose distance with the same ball. It is best to keep track of how long you have had yours to avoid using them stale. And remember, three-piece balls tend to lose their quality sooner than two-piece.
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