Types and Their Constructions
are 3 basic types of golf balls on the market today. Let's
look at their constructions and what type of golfer should
use them to lower his or her total score.
Piece Golf Balls:
type of ball makes up the majority of the market from all
the leading manufacturers. It features a large, solid rubber
core (shown in blue) surrounded by a plastic or urethane
ball engineers can alter the performance of the finished
ball by changing the size of core, the compression of the
core, and the softness of the cover.
balls are typically your game improvement or distance balls. The large core provides a lot of velocity when struck by the club face.
balls are typically lower spinning, which means your undesirable slice or hook spin will not be as pronounced and
the ball will fly straighter. Lower compression models of
2 piece balls perform well for men, women, and children with
slower swing speeds (<85 mph).
Piece Hybrid Golf Balls:
golf balls have a solid core surrounded by a "mantle" layer (show in green). This 2 piece assembly is then surrounded by a soft plastic
or urethane rubber cover. These balls combine the forgiveness
of a 2 piece model, with the increased performance and spin
control of a 3 piece construction.
can adjust the core and thin layer to end up with a playable,
performance ball for a variety of golfers. They are quite
or 4 Piece performance Golf Balls:
and low handicap golfers with high swing speeds need a ball
with low initial spin (for distance) and high iron spin (for
precision). A 3 or 4 piece ball meets these requirements
with a unique "dual core" design.
a 4 piece construction, the 2 piece core (shown in green
and light grey) is surrounded by a thin mantle layer, and
then a urethane, dimpled cover. The urethane cover in conjunction
with the other components give these balls the "drop and stop" action you see on the weekend broadcasts.
yet's look at your game and determine the right type of
ball for you!
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