Importance of finding a golf ball for your swing speed

This video, once you get past the corny intro and cold ball reference, is actually pretty good info. The gents from Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club conducted a study on the importance of matching the compression of a golf ball to your swing speed. They also did a study of the effect of cold weather on the distance a golf ball travels.

The tester Dave is a fifteen handicap golfer who hit five frozen two-piece golf balls, five room temperature two-piece golf balls and five room temperature three-piece golf balls. The results were pretty impressive.

He hit the room temperature two-piece golf balls an average of 15 yards longer than the frozen balls and ten yards longer than the three-piece golf balls.

So, the take aways are pretty simple, use the right golf ball for your swing speed and don’t leave your clubs in the car during cold weather.

And this video is for laughs.. :)

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  1 comment for “Importance of finding a golf ball for your swing speed

  1. jd
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    While the video is funny, it does not demonstrate that the golf ball should be matched to the player’s swing speed. What it does show is that balls with lower compression go farther than balls with higher compression.

    It should have included a high swing speed player, and also not told the golfer which balls were which.
    Since they were color coated that would have been no problem.
    There is also the dispersion question, it may be that softer balls go further or as far as high compression balls, but maybe, as swing speed increases, the softer balls don’t go as straight.

    The real problem with any of this is that manufacturers don’t show the compression in quantitative terms anymore. They use references like -S or -X to denote soft or spin and hard or less spin.
    Bridgestone B330 line uses:
    RXS – Softest, with more spin
    RX – Softest, with less spin
    S – Mid soft, thus for the mid swing players
    _ – Firm, for the high swing players.

    Bridgestone uses subjective terminology, like Amateur Swing Speed, which sucks.
    Amateurs swing from slow to super fast, they are just not professional golfers.
    I believe the manufacturers use this subjective classification system so that it is more difficult for players to switch to different ball with similar properties.

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