A Wonderful Game-golf

By: Acario Daire

The golf ball has undergone many upgrades and enhancements throughout its long life. There are four distinct stages in the evolution of the golf ball: Wooden golf balls, Feather stuffed leather covered (Featherie) golf balls, Gutta Percha (Gutty) balls and Rubber Core balls. From the original wooden ball to the modern Rubber-Cored, the ball has changed the way we play the game of golf.

A golf ball is a ball designed for use in the game of golf. golf ball must not weigh more than 45.93 grams (1.620 oz), that its diameter must not be less than 42.67 mm (1.680 in), and that its shape may not differ significantly from a symmetric sphere. Like gol clubs,golf balls are subject to testing and approval by the 'Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews' and the 'United States Golf Association'..

Today's golf balls have progressed into having cores of titanium compounds, hybrid materials, softer shells and a more pressurized core. They usually consist of a two-, three-, or four-layer design, consisting of various synthetic materials like surlyn or urethane blends. When a golf ball is hit, the impact, which lasts less than a millisecond, determines the ball's velocity, launch angle and spin rate, all of which influence its trajectory.. Every modern golf ball has dimples; their purpose is to increase and shape the lift and drag forces by modifying the behavior of the boundary layer. In order to keep the aerodynamics optimal, the ball needs to be clean. Golfers can wash their balls manually, but there are also mechanical ball washers available.

Most golf balls on sale today have about 300 – 450 dimples. There were a few balls having over 500 dimples before. The record holder was a ball with 1,070 dimples—414 larger ones (in four different sizes) and 656 pinhead-sized ones. All brands of balls, except one, have even-numbered dimples. The only odd-numbered ball on market is a ball with 333 dimples.

Before Buying A Golf Ball One must Know that There are many golf balls we could choose from,so don't hesitate to tell the dealer about your interests and your game,only then could you Buy the right Golf ball which suits your game.

Author name—Acario Daire
Author profile: Author is a Golf player he has been playing Golf since 15 Years. He is experienced in choosing the right Golf Equipment. He has been Experimenting with all brands of Golf Equipment.

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