Quick little test by request from the THP Forum to check out the difference between golf balls in cold temperatures. First when the golf ball and golf club are colder the transfer of energy is not as efficient so the ball speed will be less.
Its actually quite easy.
Do golf balls go further in cold. You must not have golf balls above 162 ounces. According to Trackman the difference is approximately one yard of carry for every 10-degree change in. Using a GPS device to track my yardage the hot ball travelled 241 yards down the right half of the fairway and the cold ball went 233 yards to the right intermediate.
At the Crosby where it is almost always cold I used to put a dozen balls. What can you do to prevent this. Second colder air is more dense than warm air so there is more friction and drag.
This regulation is put in place to ensure fair play and an even game across the board. Due to the nature of a low compression golf ball as discussed above a lower compression golf ball will see the ball travel farther in cold weather. When the golf ball gets colder it can lose a few miles per hour in ball speed which can mean distance loss due to speed said Snell.
The optimum temperature range is 70 to 90 degrees. When the weather gets cold more layers of clothing go on the hands start to get numb the body cannot moveturn as well and the golf balls are cold because bag is in back of SUV parked outside. A golf ball will travel less distance in colder temperatures for two reasons.
After a quick research of the topic I came across a quote from Dr Cary Middlecoff in a Golf Digest article from 1980. This week David Dusek answers a readers question about how cold weather effects how well golf ball perform. Low compression golf balls perform better in cold weather since they compress fractionally more and thus travel further.
More difficult to play good golf yes. While this is extreme if you believe t. The most notable or distinguishable ones are Bridgestones and Callaways dimple patterns.
These balls are manufactured with lower compressions to. All golf balls have different dimple patterns. The optimum temperature for golf balls is around 23 degrees and for every 10 degrees below youll lose about two yards of distance.
This is because. Storing them in a car boot or unheated garage will mean they will be cold. To heat the balls without.
Warm weather golfing in. Even professional golfers will sometimes opt to use a low compression golf ball in cold temperatures. Traditionally cold-weather golfers have turned to a womens golf ball in the frigid months.
Yes in theory a warm balls will go further than a cold one. The whole reason for dimples is to make the golf ball go further so you better believe ball manufacturers design their dimples to best improve the ball. 10 rows Both cold and warm golf balls will travel shorter distances than normal.
Most manufacturers wont even make heavier golf balls because it literally allows you to drive the ball much further than youre supposed to in a game of golf. A key thing is to make sure you are keeping your golf balls warm between rounds. Generally high compression golf balls will not travel as far as.
No more excuses now for coming up short. The problem comes in when out in the cold it will start to lose performance quick as it starts to cool. If you are playing in colder weather below 50 degrees Fahrenheit the balls compression can make a big difference in performance.
It unbalances the game. Cold air is denser than warm air and creates additional drag on a ball. A whopping 8-yard gain.