The term golf ball is actually misleading because they technically aren’t round. If you’ve ever seen one up close, you’ll notice that the outside of golf balls are filled with dozens of little dimples. This wasn’t always the case, but over time, savvy golfers noticed that older balls with bumps and nicks would travel further. These imperfections actually create turbulence in the air surrounding the ball, which helps to reduce drag. Eventually, golf balls were designed with these dimples as a way to manufacture this turbulence so that balls get more lift and reach greater distances. Unfortunately, if your game is putt-putt, the dimples on a golf ball aren’t going to do much to help you. But they are a big reason why professional players these days can hit the ball so much further than players of past generations.
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nrjyzr: interestingly, I had to make a golfball related adjustment. was playing snell mtb black, had driver at stock 9.5* loft. put Duo Pro in play, was going shorter. also flying lower. tweaked loft 1* higher, now it's same distance as i was seeing with MTB Blac
Aug 29, 2019 10:18:57 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: Pros like Dustin Johnson are hitting with 10.5* these days. That's the way the driver loft/balls are designed anymore. If I hit 10.5 the ball is tee'd really high. On adjustable drivers I'm at +1* easily.
Aug 29, 2019 13:12:56 GMT -7
nrjyzr: they also usually play clubs that are a few degrees open, which would make that 10.5* a bit lower
Aug 30, 2019 6:21:58 GMT -7
hax: Yeah...on a attackman my TM m2 set st 9.2* and squared gave me the optimum launch/spin/carry...on the course...I hit knuckle balls that fell from the sky. I went up to 10.5 and square and got much better results. The Epic is a sub zero model and at 10.5*
Aug 30, 2019 6:36:58 GMT -7
hax: Track man not attackman
Aug 30, 2019 6:37:49 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: Try going to 11.5?
Aug 30, 2019 6:50:52 GMT -7
hax: I guess I could Robb. I am getting 240-250 of carry and an extra 15-20.yards of roll...I'm pretty happy with that
Sept 2, 2019 15:24:18 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: I just assumed you'd be a 270 carry kind of guy. You're good. LOL The height helps me - may not help everyone.
Sept 4, 2019 4:41:06 GMT -7
hax: Ya know...I have tried swinginging harder and I just cannot control it. I get a wicked pull hook that rarely stays in play
Sept 4, 2019 6:19:02 GMT -7
hax: I also found that I dislike Taylormade golf balls. They are short and spin to much off the driver. Lowest spinni6for me is the Chrome Soft...and Srixon Z something or other
Sept 4, 2019 6:19:58 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: Did you try the Costco balls?
Sept 4, 2019 6:25:27 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: I tried swinging the club harder - now I try to swing it faster - which is counter intuitive. But if I go by sound - the "whoosh" can be made louder if I swing much more relaxed....like they tell you in all the media.
Sept 4, 2019 6:27:23 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: Try rolling up a towel and try to snap it through the ball....then try to do that same feel with a club. Oh my. I'd rather work on speed than control. But like you I focus on control and my speed goes way down
Sept 4, 2019 6:28:25 GMT -7
golfireguy6: If you are looking for a lower spin ball off the driver for 100+ mph swingers , i'd highly recommend the Snell MTB-X ...
Sept 4, 2019 9:57:33 GMT -7
hax: I used to worry about that Robb...but honestly, I've found that posting scores less than 80 is more fun than posting those that are more. I just try to make sure that I am accelerating THROUGH the ball and not AT the ball. If that makes any sense. When
Sept 6, 2019 3:51:00 GMT -7
hax: when I do that, I get good results
Sept 6, 2019 3:51:07 GMT -7
hax: I may have to try that ball GFG6
Sept 6, 2019 3:51:22 GMT -7
nrjyzr: 13 days later comment.... i'm looking at moving back to the Wilson Staff FG Tour. It's the ball I've liked the most, especially once Wilson tweaked the dimple pattern.
Sept 19, 2019 10:32:05 GMT -7
halnorth: Hi Ed!! The Wilson FG Tour ball is terrific. One of my favourites as well. I play the Wilson Duo but the FG Tour is a much better ball in my view.
Sept 19, 2019 15:12:06 GMT -7