I thought you would find this interesting. PGA Tour players HATE the current golf balls. They think the computer and robot testing has skewed the results and they can’t stand how hard the ball is to work and they believe the low spin rates actually make the ball not perform optimally, especially when wind is involved.
I heard two separate conversations that involved 7 different players. Each conversation included one guy who said he had spoken to a ballistics expert and they said that golf ball testing is done improperly.
It makes sense to me that you would get a ballistics expert to design golf balls, because what is a golf ball if it isn’t a bullet.
To further the analogy, there is rifling inside the barrel of guns to make the bullet spin optimally to fly straight. If a bullet doesn’t spin enough, it tumbles.
I know a ball is round and a bullet is…well bullet shaped, but I believe there is merit to the theory that a ball that has too low of a spin rate won’t perform optimally. I also talked to a ballistics expert and his answer to me was this.
A ball not spinning enough will be more affected by the wind.
This may be a poor analogy, but fastballs spin more than knuckle balls by pitchers. I know there are other factors like arm speed.
I am being very thesis driven here, as I have hated the golf balls for a long time and when I heard tour players hating the ball, it added fuel to the fire.
Since most things in the golf swing are counter intuitive, I am prone to believe that spin rates on balls might also have an intangible factor not being considered.
I can barely tell the difference between a Top Flight and a ProV1 or Taylor Made Penta. I could tell a huge difference between a Balata and a Top Flight.
There is something very wrong with that.
I am honestly considering play a Precept Lady. That ball feels better to me than all the “pro level” balls.