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How do I know when it’s time to try a new golf ball? – Ryan W, Iowa
When it comes to golf balls, the world is your oyster, my friend. The golf ball market today is vast, providing players of every skill the opportunity to try something new. In that sense, the answer to your question is simple: The best time to try a new golf ball is when your current player isn’t delivering the results you want.
Here at Fully Equipped, we know that even if the answer seems simple, getting good results isn’t always so easy. Here are some pointers to help you decide if it’s time to try a new pill.
It’s time to pick a new ball when…
Your golf ball is flying too low or too high.
The advent of multi-layer technology in golf balls has enabled us to be more discerning than ever when it comes to ball flight paths. Take, for example, Srixon Z-Star And the Z-star fifteenth golf balls. Both balls are multi-layered, urethane-coated golf balls that promote the shirts’ low spin. Only with Fifteenth, the ball shoots a little higher for extra load and more distance. If you feel like all of your shots are flying too low, try a ball advertised as a medium or high shot golf ball. If you tend to make your shots too high, try a low-flying model.
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You don’t hit her as hard as you can.
If you feel like you’re leaving a few yards in the bag and not getting enough oomph in your shots, it could be your golf ball. For this variable, it boils down to speed. If you have a swing above 100 mph with a driver, you will need to find a ball with a stronger core and a softer middle/outer layer for maximum distance. If you’re swinging at slower than 100mph, you’ll need a ball with stronger middle/outer layers and a softer core for maximum distance.
The ball is spinning too little or too much.
Spin should be viewed in two ways. The first is off the tee, and the second is at 100 yards or so. Due to developments in layered technology again, it is possible to play a ball that spins low off a tee with a driver and spins high with a wedge. You are Can Get it both ways these days, and we argue that most amateur players will get more spins from each golf ball promising more RPMs around the green. How much depends on your skill and technique, but generally the urethane-coated balls spin more for everyone.
Citing Srixon again as an excellent example for golfers who get what they want – Z-Star Diamond is a golf ball designed for Brooks Koepka, who wanted a golf ball that would spin low off a tee with a driver, spin high with short shots, and also spin higher than usual with medium and long irons. The point is, if you want to spin more or less from a tee or with a wedge, there’s a ball lying around somewhere.
It feels too hard or too soft.
Feeling may not seem like a very important feature when it comes to golf balls, but if you’re playing a ball that feels either too soft or too hard, you’ll likely have a hard time getting the golf ball. And there’s nowhere healthier than this with chips and punches. Some players like the ball to feel soft on impact, while others like to pick it up more aggressively on impact. No, skill has nothing to do with it (anymore at least.) Golfers used to choose a softer ball to get more spin and a firmer one for more distance – nowadays everything goes and there are soft/hard balls in almost every class.
hard to see.
It’s not just the base material, the middle layer and the cover being improved. The paint jobs that come with many of today’s top models make it easier to see the ball in the air, on the ground, and when lining up the hits. For example, file Q-Star Tour Divide It comes in three two-tone models designed to help golfers improve their position and see how well the ball spins on short shots.
You are bored with your player.
Sometimes it’s a lot easier to get out of your comfort zone and try something new and try different golf balls than it is with new clubs. And of course, picking up dozens of golf balls is a lot less expensive than the hundreds or even thousands you’d spend on clubs. A new ball can be a boon to your confidence as well, helping you to rise above your previous golf game and usher in a new era.
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