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PostSubject: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:50 pm

Hi guys,

Dunno if I am "ki siao" over golf or Wat... confused

But I feel tat I putt straighter when the dimples on the golf ball is aligned to the path I wan the ball to travel on. cyclops

And when e dimples r not align.... I felt the ball wobble slightly and may go off the intended path slightly... good putt

Hope to get some advice from all bros here... HELP

For those bros who r hearing for the first time... If u free and nothing to do... Do try out and see if makes a difference... Do drop your feedback here as well... rabbit

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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:29 pm

Well seems like I am the only person bothered by the dimples... Wahahaha... Very Happy

Anyway below r 2 pics tats better illustrates my point...

1) ball and dimples aligned to intended path.


2) ball aligned to hole but dimples arrangement r random.


Well I shall try to align the dimples to the path for my next few games and see helps in my putting dept...! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:12 pm

I think hor, bro, the grass and sand affect more than dimples. Its like road or dirt track versus tire thread design you know.
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:11 pm

Innovative method to mark a ball if one does not have a ball marking device in the middle of the game.
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:34 pm

really dun think it matters. the burner and the arrow is for aligning the ball to the target line. and it is not align to the dimples.
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:42 pm

haragolfer wrote:
I think hor, bro, the grass and sand affect more than dimples. Its like road or dirt track versus tire thread design you know.

Definitely bro... And the spike and pitch marks as well..

Jus wanna minimise variable factors tat we can control..

Wahahaha...
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:46 pm

nrafee wrote:
really dun think it matters. the burner and the arrow is for aligning the ball to the target line. and it is not align to the dimples.

One of my bro shared with me tat a particular make and model has e brand and marking aligned to the dimples...

Will be going to GD to get a box to test it out..

See if my putts hold it path better..

Anyway i am jus being anal.. Wahahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:53 am

Wow. scratch this is one new excuse to use when missing a putt!
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:49 am

IMHO, unless you are playing on lightning fast greens, or billiard tables, there is no effect

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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:27 am

I am not too concerned with this alignment. If we want to look for a reason to blame our puttts there are thousands of reasons. And it can range from lousy putter right up to the grain of grass and sand on the green. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:14 am

Derek wrote:
IMHO, unless you are playing on lightning fast greens, or billiard tables, there is no effect

Agreed w Derek. Wink
It reali doesnt matter as most green re lollipop or sandy conditions. bounce
Unless puttg at HH least. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:19 am

Guys a good putt is a good putt. A lousy putt is a lousy putt...

Jus wanna see if certain factors r overlooked and hopefully can improve our putts and lower our scores..

Kekeke Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:25 am

essentiale wrote:
Wow. scratch this is one new excuse to use when missing a putt!

I like this. I'll be too busy thinking abt my next shot to actually bother with my own excuses :')
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:01 am

Pro-V1's have their <PRO-V1> logo printed on the equator of the ball for this reason.

The theory behind this is like bowling balls. There will be a part of the ball which is heavier and therefore influences the roll of the ball. Ever see people bowl with house balls? the roll straight.. but it curls at the end when it nears the pins?

However, that being said. i have noticed that some balls do not have an equator. Like Z-Star and Penta. Probably all in my head, but i feel i putt better with Pro-V's.

My 2 cents worth. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:05 am

we used to sell a device that allow you to find out the "spine" of the ball. you can draw a continuous line and see the difference between a "spine" and not "spine ball". it sort of spin the ball at high speed then the ball will rest at its naturally aligned position which is pretty much the same as a wheel balancing to optimise tire performance.

the reason we stopped selling them was since we have ZEN putters, the "spine" will stay on line till the last drop anyway.

if you are interested to find out if the "spine" affect the roll, you can use the putting green in the HOZ to try out your theory.

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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:01 pm

DGman wrote:
we used to sell a device that allow you to find out the "spine" of the ball. you can draw a continuous line and see the difference between a "spine" and not "spine ball". it sort of spin the ball at high speed then the ball will rest at its naturally aligned position which is pretty much the same as a wheel balancing to optimise tire performance.

the reason we stopped selling them was since we have ZEN putters, the "spine" will stay on line till the last drop anyway.

if you are interested to find out if the "spine" affect the roll, you can use the putting green in the HOZ to try out your theory.

DGman

Care to share how does your zen putters keep the "spine" on line?
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:39 pm

Finally got the recommended golf ball from GD... cheers

Hopefully can test out and compare between golf balls to see if the dimples affect the ability to hold it's path... rabbit

Below is a pic of the ball recommended...


Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:27 pm

Oh.. so penta does have an equator.. sorry..my bad! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Do the alignment of dimples on e golf ball affect our putt?   Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:28 am

All balls are ditterent even from the same manufacturer / model. To check the 'spine' of a golf ball is simple. Put a Golf ball into a mug/cup fill with water. Add salt gradually till the golf ball floats then take a marker pen to mark the top part of the golf ball which is the lightest point. Hence the 6 o'clock or the opposite direction of the golf ball is the heaviest. So whenever you putt or tee off put the mark golfball facing up so that the spine of the ball is always facing to the target line.
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