Golf Tips On Golf Balls
This golf tips is about golf balls which are often neglected when we talk about improved golf equipment but I believe golf balls have improved as much if not more then clubs.
The biggest change I see in golf balls is that they don’t get cut. I can remember the days when a miss hit would cause the club to damage the ball and there would be a crescent shaped gouge in the ball which meant you would have to throw it away.
Now you don’t see those gouges anymore. As a matter of fact you can hardly see any damage on a golf ball regardless of how much you spend on them.
Earlier in my life I used to use nothing but the best golf balls. I used to research the golf ball and then try out a sleeve at a time to make sure they performed like I expected. Then if I liked them I would get more but I could only use the same ball for about 18 to 36 holes and then I would get rid of it.
My golf swing speed was just a tad over 116 mph, just 20 years ago, so the balls would not last very long. And, I had more spendable income then sense back then also. Also, I almost never lost a golf ball plus the job I had I got a lot of golf balls as gifts. Knowing that I would get golf balls I would tell the gift givers to give me a certain ball and if they didn’t I would give them away to friends and family.
I was not being a snob about these golf balls but I wanted the best performance out of my equipment then. As matter of fact I had a buddy that made clubs then so I had him make me a driver, three wood and five wood. My irons were a very expensive set that was being discontinued and on sale for 50% off back in 1990 I paid $600 for 2 through 9 irons.
Ok, enough about clubs, that is for another day, today we talk about golf tips on golf balls. You can see how golf balls have evolved over the last few years. Technology has really picked up and the number of dimples and the size and shape are very specific.
You can choose a longer distance ball or high spin or soft landing, etc., etc., etc. It is hard to tell what is the right ball and really there are about a dozen more types of balls then they were 20 years ago.
Up until the end of last season I was using golf balls that I could buy for $8, $9, or $10 per dozen. Really cheap! Why? Because I was losing them at a frequency of 2 to 3 per nine holes. So why give away $6 or $9 per round with all the other expenses that go with golfing.
Did these cheap balls go like the more expensive balls I am not sure but I knew I was complaining all season about the distance my shots were going and did the ball do that or was it my golf swing. But near the end of the season I was playing much better and I was getting my Pro V’s at $22 per dozen so when I lost a ball it was a lot less expensive.
The price I quoted was for re-purposed balls sold at a local chain store. I learned a little more by looking at articles about used golf balls and how they get them to look brand new. They are almost the same distance, arc, spin and action as the original ball. So if you want the ball that is the rage but don’t want to spend $4 per ball go for the reused balls for half price actually some are as much as 60% off.
Well worth it for the average Hack. I still consider myself a hack until I see more consistent play. Once I see an average of 39 or 40 I will not be happy. So until that happens I will be like most players that are losing golf balls, playing or shooting a high score and just all around bad play.
So my article is that golf balls are equally as important as the irons and metal woods. I will be doing more research to determine what is the best ball for types of golfers. Right now I can honestly tell you that if you shoot in the high 40′s plus then don’t spend a lot of money on golf balls. The average cost of inexpensive golf balls is $15.95 and many places you can get them for $10 or less per dozen.
Just don’t worry about the ball you will be using. The only time you need to worry about the type of ball you want is the closer you get to par golf. When you get into the low 40′s for nine or low 80′s for 18 holes. then you really need to know more about golf balls.
World wide, golfers lose 300 million golf balls annually, so it is best to use the least expensive golf ball you can get so when you lose them it doesn’t hurt you financially.
Good luck with your golf balls. More golf tips coming.
From Lou M
The Perfect Golf Swing Tips Blog