The Golf Ball

Whilst we all know that a golf ball alone is not enough to help you play up to your expectations on the course, it can have either a positive or negative effect depending on which ball you choose from the many that are out there.

Ball Performance

The difference between golf balls is often what's inside them and how they are constructed; one piece golf ball are constructed from a tough, plastic type material are are built to withstand lots of pressure, which is why you will usually find this type of ball on a driving range.

The majority of golfers out there will be using two piece ball which is made up of an outer layer of a material called surlyn, which is hard and durable, and an inner 'core' of resins which can move and almost flex to help propel the ball when it has been struck.

Feel the Ball

You will often find that only professionals and those with low handicaps will be using a three piece ball, a ball that has a liquid core, surrounded by a layer of woven and wound fibres, with the outer shell of balata or surlyn, much like a two piece ball. Balata is a much thinner and softer material than surlyn so it will offer more feel but will wear out much quicker.

You also have to consider what is known as the compression rates of a golf ball, options are '80', '90' and '100'. The majority of players will want to use the '90' compression as its best suited for lower temperatures and less than ideal weather, something we see a lot of in this county. The '100' ball is best suited for pros or on particularly warm days.

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