Over at Golf World magazine Bridgestone's Danny Osborne is discussing what they've discovered with the use of the Science Eye Field Machine and by chance the above quote came to my attention soon after I switched to a softer ball.
So there I was having a fitting for a new putter grip and upon paying my bill was given a free golf ball. "Try this one," The salesman said. The ball was a Callaway Super Soft and the results were remarkable.
A sceptical Scot is surprised
In spite of what they've said to me and on very many occasions I've never been convinced that my average-golfer golf mates could really tell the difference in golf ball performance. But now I'm not so sure. This sceptical Scot was surprised by the performance of a softer ball.
I had thought of heading this blog, "Slice less with a softer ball"
Jake O'Reilly at Golf World writes.
"Osborne then describes the effects compression has on a golf ball at impact, "If you want to reduce sidespin from an out-to-in glancing blow, you need the ball to stay on the face longer to reduce the skidding effect," he says, "This is a bit like a table tennis player shaping a slice shot serve versus hitting a forehand."
The core of the matter
Danny Osborne suggests, "A softer-compression ball enables the golfer to access the core, so resulting in more ball velocity. A higher launch trajectory and reduced spin will gain more distance and better control.
Excerpts from Golf World, February 2014 edition
Quote of the Day
"If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball."
- Jack Lemmon