Facts about golf balls

Introduction

It is very simple you cannot play golf without a golf ball. So the most important tool. Golfers can talk for hours and discuss what type of driver, iron or wedge. Let alone spend hours with the club fitter. While many golfers think about a golf ball for less than a second. They believe that neither their game nor the score they end up with is affected by the golf ball they play with. They play with a ball they received from a business associate or with a set of balls that happened to be on sale at the golf shop at the time. However, the golf ball you play with has a major influence on your game, because each golf ball has a different ball speed and spin, for example.


What is your type of golf ball?

We know that it really matters which golf ball you play with. What is especially striking is that every golfer has his own "feeling". The advantage and / or disadvantage of a certain golf ball is therefore different for everyone! It is only when you use the same golf ball with each stroke that you really get to know how the golf ball reacts to your closely listening wedges, or hitting the face of your driver, iron or putter.

But not only the feeling is important. Understanding the physical principles and the general technology behind them is also essential. That is why we are happy to take you on a journey of discovery about the how, what and why of a golf ball so that you can be sure that you are choosing the right ball. Because every time you have to change your game or adapt it to a golf ball is the last thing you need to do.

Do you already know with which type of golf ball you prefer to play? Before you start your exploration, the following golden rules:

  1. Start by assessing your game, your performance goals and your personal preferences.
  2. Assess all your strokes on the golf course with the greatest emphasis to and around the green.
  3. Trust the golf balls you have chosen. Using the same golf ball on each stroke eliminates the variation in your performance, increases your confidence and consistency and will ultimately lead to lower scores.


General facts

According to the rules, a golf ball should not weigh more than 45.93 grams and should not be less than 42.67 mm (diameter). The ball has small pits on the outside called dimples that largely determine the aerodynamics of the golf ball. Golf balls consist of a core of plastic or rubber blend and a cover, which forms the outer layer of the ball. This cover has the greatest influence on the properties of a golf ball. More advanced (often more expensive) golf balls have one or two layers between the core and the cover which consist of other materials.

The Dimples are the small markings on the cover. The number of dimples allowed is from 300 to 450. The average number of dimples used is 392 and is on average 2.54 mm deep. They help control aerodynamics for lower or higher trajectory, spin and distance.

Hell yes. Every golf ball (cheap golf balls or expensive golf balls) must meet a number of criteria set by the R&A. For example, golf balls should not be heavier than 45.93 grams and not less than 42.67 mm. The heavier and smaller the further. In addition to weight and diameter, we look at the number of dimples and COR (coefficient of restitution / ball speed). Golf balls must therefore be on the List of Conforming for official tournaments and are tested and approved by the R&A and USGA before they become part of this list.


And then all those terms!

  • Lakeballs: Golf balls that are fished out of the water on the various golf courses in the Netherlands, cleaned, sorted and then go on sale.
  • Surlyn: Most balls have this cover. Surlyn is a trade name of Dupont and a form of ionomer. It makes for a smoother ball. As a result, the club "catches" that surlyn ball less easily when creating spin. They can give a cutproof guarantee, because these balls are almost unbreakable due to their hardness.
  • Ionomer: Most balls have this cover. It is a thermoplastic (a plastic material that softens when heated) polymer with ionic compounds. Very chemical but the material has good resilience and resistance to impact.
  • Urethane: Urethane is mainly used with the more expensive tour balls. This material is purchased by many brands from large chemical producers, some brands make it themselves. It is softer than Surlyn. The material is soft and sticky and provides optimal grip and control.
  • Cover: The outer layer of a golf ball. The outer layer is made of different types of plastic. The dimples are pressed into the outer layer.
  • Core: The core is a solid rubber or fluid center that makes up most of the golf ball and helps control distance.
  • Compression: Compression stands for the amount of deformation when the ball hits the club head. The lower the compression, the greater the distortion at the moment of impact. With a larger deformation, a larger part of the golf ball comes into contact with the club blade. Balls with a low compression feel softer.
  • Dimples: The Dimples are the pits on the cover. The number of dimples should not be less than 300 and not more than 450. The average number of dimples used is 392 and they are 2.54 mm deep on average. They help control aerodynamics for lower or higher trajectory, spin and distance.
  • 1-2-3-4 piece: The number of layers that the golf ball is composed of.


Conclusion

We hope that these golf ball buying tips have helped you make the decision. Keep in mind that we stock quite a few lakeballs, of fantastic quality at only a fraction of the normal price, so you can try many different golf balls without losing too much money. Cheap golf balls, sorted with great attention, with the best service and fast delivery.


Questions?

Are you unsure about which type of golf ball is right for you? Then do not hesitate to contact us! We can be reached by telephone from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00 on telephone number +31647488968. You can also send an e-mail to: [email protected]

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