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PostSubject: Golf Ball Hitting Steel at 150mph   Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:23 am

Here is a copy of an email I received.
Quote :
>Subject: Golf Ball hitting steel at 150 mph

>I thought golfers and non golfers would be interested
>in seeing this.
>No one has a swing speed of 150 mph, including Tiger
>Woods who is just under
>130 mph. I had no idea the golf ball compresses
>this much.
>But first a little history I recently learned:
>1- The Pro V-1 golf ball by Titleist is actually
>a three part ball, but you
>have to have a club head speed of at least 100 mph
>or more to be able to
>compress all three stages...If you don't the ball
>never fully compresses and
>you don't get the distance out of it that the pro's
>2- We, will get more distance out of a ball that
>only has two stages of
> Like the Titleist NG Tour.
>It is more suited to our swing speed and
> we can compress it upon impact
>and can hit it further than the Pro
> V-1 ball.
> 3- So the secret is not to
>buy the most expensive balls out there
> because we are actually decreasing
>the distance we can hit the ball,
> unless your club head speed
>is over 100 mph, which unless you are 21
> to 50 years old, isn't going
>to happen!!!
> Watch this video, this shows
>what a golf ball goes through when hit
> at 150's amazing to
>me how long these balls last. Maybe
> that's why the Pro's use new
>balls ever time they
> play....
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Ball Hitting Steel at 150mph   Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:33 am

thanks paul. now I dont feel bad being a cheapo. I have an excuse that the Pro V doesnt suit me.......when the real excuse is that I feel the pinch losing too many of these expensive balls!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Ball Hitting Steel at 150mph   Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:32 am

this also mean that 2nd hand balls i not as good as it should be. Provided that the last player is not a Pro.

Then again, if you are a pro, you do not lost balls so frequently... Luckily I only use Srixon Soft feel.. and the recent prata TP
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Ball Hitting Steel at 150mph   Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:22 pm

As elaborate as this video may be or seem it is not a real golf ball used in the example. This video has been making the rounds for the past several months globally and we have been receiving inquiries on this. This has been reviewed by many ball company engineers around the world and truth or the matter is there no ball that would compress that much and stay together in one piece. Notice also how the steal plate disappears at impact and that the dimple pattern is very old school and not that used on a modern ball. We do not know the origins of the video but our assumption without examining is that this example is foam or rubber toy shaped like a ball with dimples that was filmed some time ago.

Golf ball compression has changed a lot over the years and the best all around performance golf balls are often softer in compression than the 2 pc distance offerings.

Titleist, Singapore

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