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A Better Game Starts With A Better Golf Ball!

Sep 1, 2007
The word 'Golf' is the modified name of Colf which used to be played as a fun game in Holland in the 15th century. That time golf used to be considered as one of the royal game among all other games played in Europe. Now it's very popular game and is being played all over the world.

Golf is played with a golf stick and a small ball usually white in color. Among all the accessories and equipments of Golf the golf ball is the most important and full of various features and many new features has been added to it since this game was played for the first time. It gave a complete new look and different variety to a golf ball.

There are mainly three things which a golf player always considers before choosing a right ball to play with i.e. Content, weight and efficiency. In golf the main object of a player is to drive the ball into a series of holes as faster as he can to defeat his opponents. So the ball has to be light weighted in order to travel through a long distance.

At its very beginning golf was played with wooden balls and with the passage of time it has been modified to the new balata or titanium balls which are available in two styles- dimpled and no dimpled. However dimpled style is more popular among players.

In this world of technology today golf balls are being made with lots of advancements which have made the game faster and have increased the efficiency of the ball in terms of size and weight. Now golf balls have become much smaller and light weighted. In order to get sanctioned according to the golf game and tournament rules a golf ball should meet this following specifications: like the weight of the ball should not exceed 1.938 ounces or 45.93 grams and the diameter should be at least 1.680 inches or 42.67 mm.

After all, whether the ball is stuffed with feathers or liquid or rubber, golf remains a game of accuracy and consistency, not merely distance. Because balls fly farther doesn't mean they necessarily fly straighter.

As golf technology and developments into golf clubs advance rapidly, many believe the advancements in the golf ball are slower and less common. This is a commonly believed by most golfers but is far from the truth. Golf ball technology has advanced immensely in recent years and now finding the right ball for your game could almost be as advantageous as picking the right clubs.

A golf ball in today's market is amazing: the amount of money spent on research and development is incredible and the time and resources used to fill the 1.68-inch diameter ball is truly astonishing. Gone are the days of the balata and liquid centre and the new breed of multi-layered solid core balls are here. A Callaway fitting expert believes that 50% of the golfers that come for a fitting are using the wrong ball.

Hence here is a list of golf balls (the right kind of course) from which you might select the one that suits you the best :

1) One Piece : A one-piece golf ball is the most basic ball that is designed primarily for beginners and occasionally used as driving range balls.

2) Two Piece : A two-piece golf ball is used by most ordinary everyday golfers because it combines durability with maximum distance.

3) Three Piece : Three-piece golf balls have either a solid rubber or liquid centre. They are softer and take more spin, allowing a skillful golfer more control over the ball's flight when hit.

4) Four Piece : A recent addition to ball construction is the four-piece golf ball. Rare at the moment, but could be the way the ball is headed in the future. Each layer or piece of a golf ball has a specific and different purpose. All the layers work together to offer the longest hitting, softest feeling golf ball.

If you are looking for golf balls that would spin go for the varied range of spinners like :Low Spin Golf Balls, Mid Spin Golf Balls, High Spin Golf Balls.there is another variation golf balls available too known as Feel balls like : Firm Feel Golf Balls, Mid Feel Golf Balls, Soft Feel Golf Balls

Golf balls are made to meet specifications laid down by two controlling bodies which are the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (R & A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA). Finally we can wrap up the conversation saying that "a better game starts with a better golf ball."
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