The golf ball that made golfers too good


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Published: 2 months ago
Golf's distance debate, explained.

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These days, pro golfers are hitting the ball far. Really far. And it's creating a problem: because modern golfers can reach the hole with fewer shots than before, older courses -- like Augusta National Golf Club, Oakmont Country Club, and others -- are becoming obsolete. Now, professional organizations, like the United States Golf Association, are struggling to find a solution for big powerful golfers like Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, and Tiger Woods. While the jump in distance is due to lots of factors, conversation is centering on the controversial possibility of redesigning the golf ball to reduce distance. It'd be the latest turn in the ball's long history: Golf balls have evolved from "featheries," to gutties, to balata balls, and eventually dimpled modern balls. But the biggest, and most recent change? The almost-instantaneous switch from wound balls to solid core multilayer balls like the Titleist Pro V1.

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2 months ago

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

I’ve seen testing done and there is only a couple yard difference between modern and old golf balls. I’d say the main reason is clubs being delofted to hit farther and golfers getting stronger

8 hours ago

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21 hours ago

You have to consider the rise of health and body training. Arnold Schwarzenegger has influenced the entire fitness world

1 day ago

get 1 inch higher soles,and 1 inch longer clubs.
Longer lever,higher impact speed,greater distances.

1 day ago

people : this golf ball makes it too easy
golf : no worries i will just buy this country club and make the course longer


golf really is the sport for rich

1 day ago

Fukin fascists why ruin the fun. Just make the courses harder

1 day ago

NOW I KNOW MORE ABOUT GOLF BALLS.

2 days ago

ya gotta love anything that uses Jack Fleck's picture

2 days ago

Hey are players are really good at the game like it's just getting better and better what should we do

Running:let's make sure everyone has to have the same standerd of equipment for the race but other than that they can go nuts

Rugby:let's give the ref a camera on his body so we can make sure his calls are fair since these guys are so big and fast now it could be easier to make a mistake but let's let them be better

Basketball:these guys jump high alri let's just out them on a shoe

Literally every other sport:let's make sure that the game is still fair for everyone so they all have a bare minimum standerd equipment but let's not limit ingenuity

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3 days ago

It’s funny because I live in Augusta

3 days ago

What is an yard?

3 days ago

wait this isn’t BFDI

4 days ago

you just need to have a lvl cap on the players

4 days ago

The only golf I play is on video games. And I know ,long drives only really help on par 5 holes. They help to a lesser extent on par 4. Almost every hole has the potential for a birdie.

5 days ago

Honestly who cares if balls are going farther I mean other pros get to choose the same ball

5 days ago

I'm not worried, I have a lifetime supply of Pro V1 & Pro V1x balls. :-P

5 days ago

I'm not a golfer balls and sticks aren't my thing but an obvious solution would be to agree on the balls to be used before the whacking starts I'm serious if I don't like your balls I don't want to go whacking with you and if you have some kind of super techno balls and I only have my dimply old generic balls well whacking isn't gonna be much fun for either one of us now is it ? If your balls decide the outcome then forget whacking let's just see who's balls are more techno!!!

5 days ago

The first golf ball was made out of wood and it traveled about 75 yards on a good hit with a driver. The golf ball has been getting more efficient since then and over the years longer and longer. The new balls go a long way but they make the game of golf more exciting and watchable. I wouldn't change a thing about the golf ball.

6 days ago

So weak, i can hit the ball to the moon

6 days ago