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Only Golf - The best balls

Today’s golf balls are extremely sophisticated and made of elastomer. Their performance level is of superior quality. According to their characteristics golf balls can be divided into three categories: Firstly distance and sturdiness, secondly distance and control, thirdly control and feel.

Additionally golf balls can be divided into three groups on the basis of their structuring:

First are the one piece balls which have the shape of a sphere. They are built of plastic resin and hardened. Though their permanence is very high and price is low but their performance is limited.

Second are the two piece balls. They have separate materials for their inner core and outer covering. They are better in quality and also cost more.

Third are the three piece balls. These are multi-layered consisting of varieties of resins and non- spherical core. They have special features, such as to curve in the air or to stop immediately on the green.

As the word implies the core forms the very basis of a golf ball. The core of a golf ball determines the spin rates, initial velocity and compression. Two layered or two piece balls having solid centre which increases the spin rate at a high speed ball. Raw materials used for these balls are rubber or thermoplastic elastomer compound. Whereas the multilayered solid centre ball have a huge core. They have a layer for spin control and their thin cover is made up of elastomer which helps to lower the spin at high speed ball. In today’s market golfers will find a wide range of golf balls to choose from but some of the popular brands are the Titleist, Callaway and Nike among several others.

On the basis of these traits golf balls are separated into two groups: primarily is the recreational ball and second are the advanced balls.

While the former is used by an amateur golfer who has low swing speed, for example 80 miles an hour or even less. These balls have two layers where the outer layer is harder than the core giving them low firmness and their side spin tendency is also less which is perfect for low swing speed golfers.  The recreational balls cost lesser than the advanced balls which suits the budget of the amateur players who have greater chances of losing the balls easily.

The Advanced balls are just the opposite of the recreational balls. They have soft outer cover and firm core. They come in multi-layers. They have greater spinning capabilities and perform better in short range shots. They come in various colors and their price is also higher than the recreational balls. The only drawback of these advanced balls is that they need a high velocity swing speed to compress at impact which demands strong bodied golfers. 

Precision and modern technology goes hand in hand in the making of the golf balls. The size and weight of the golf balls have to be approved by the R&A (Royal and Ancient golf club of St. Andrews) and the USGA (United States Golf Association). According to the present regulations the size of a golf ball should not be less than 1.680 in (42.67mm) and its weight should not be more than 1.620 oz (45.93 grams). One can select from the several ranges of golf balls available to suit the needs of players.