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Controversial compression and some myths
If you’re interested in your choice of golf ball (and you should be) you’ll have heard a lot about new releases of golf balls having lower compression to create a softer feel. Let’s start with the explanation of compression.
Compression measures how much the golf ball is deformed under a standard load.
To create a lower compression golf ball the manufacturer needs to focus on the core, usually making it as large as possible.
Materials advances have allowed the better manufacturers to add materials to the rubber that are highly reactive, creating maximum energy transfer whatever your swing speed. Tests show a minimal change between low and high compression golf balls for faster swing speed golfers.
Again, in tests it has been proven that modern low compression golf balls do NOT have a lower generated ball speed than high compression golf balls irrespective of temperature.
Most golfers seem to want a slightly softer feel, especially around the green. For those golfers, lower compression golf balls from a quality manufacturer now provide that softer feel, without loss of performance elsewhere. Contact us.