As technology progresses and options diversify, it's becoming increasingly difficult to sift through the multitude of choices when picking the right golf ball. Dissects the history of golf ball technology and provide a thorough overview of options so you can pick the perfect golf ball for your game.
The golf balls started out as a modest invention - of hard, wooden or leather balls filled with cow's hair - clearly leaving a lot to be desired in terms of precision and distance. In the 18th century, the Featherie (a leather pouch stuffed with goose feathers) turned into the Guttie. Golf balls becomes more accurate with the addition of dimples. The 19th century gave rose to a bouncy rubber golf ball interior covered in balata sap and the first synthetic covering, Surlyn, was created in the 1960s as an improvement in the balata - and a more durable option. Cast Urethane came to market shortly thereafter and offered a more supple and accurate option.
The cover of previous generation high performance golf balls were too soft, it would scuff too easily. As they were used for play, the balls were marked by irons. This reduced the ability to maintain repeatable ball flight, and was much less durable.
Cast Urethane cover solved this problem. It not only provided maximum spin control but also greatly decreased the durability issues which previous generation tour level balls are incomparable. Making it the go-to ball for many golfers on the course today.
The main debate today surrounds the comparison between Urethane and Surlyn golf balls coverings (given that Balata is all but extinct). Surlyn is ionomer resin and is considered to be more durable and effective. With Surlyn cover, the inability to provide tour level spin control that are usually found on distance oriented golf balls and remained its biggest drawback.
Cast Urethane Cover, by comparison, provides better feel and maximum spin control, it remains the only choice amongst accomplished golfers and touring professionals.
If you're looking for a golf balls that simply drives further and lasts longer, then Surlyn cover is your bet. However, if you're looking for a golf ball that offers maximum spin control with satisfying feedback, look no further, Cast Urethane is the best performing golf ball cover.
Not all of Cast Urethane cover are created equal, though. Do your research and find a top quality that's guaranteed to fit you like a glove. At FORTÈ Golf, our Cast Urethane cover golf ball like FORTE6 and Tour Performance S that give you the perfect feel. Check out the collection and take your game to the next level today.
|FORTE 6 Qty||Price/Per dozen||Discount|
|Buy 1||$76.99 AUD||0% Off|
|Buy 2||$71.99 AUD||6% Off|
|Buy 4||$71.99 AUD||6% Off + Free shipping|
|Buy 6||$66.99 AUD||13% Off + Free shipping|
|TPS Qty||Price/Per dozen||Discount|
|Buy 1||$48.99 AUD||0% Off|
|Buy 2||$44.99 AUD||8% Off|
|Buy 4||$44.99 AUD||8% Off + Free shipping|
|Buy 6||$40.99 AUD||16% Off + Free shipping|
|SS3 Qty||Price/Per dozen||Discount|
|Buy 1||$30.99 AUD||0% Off|
|Buy 2||$28.99 AUD||6% Off|
|Buy 4||$28.99 AUD||6% Off + Free shipping|
|Buy 6||$24.99 AUD||19% Off + Free shipping|
|SS2 Qty||Price/Per dozen||Discount|
|Buy 1||$24.99 AUD||0% Off|
|Buy 2||$21.99 AUD||12% Off|
|Buy 4||$21.99 AUD||12% Off + Free shipping|
|Buy 6||$18.99 AUD||24% Off + Free shipping|