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How hard is a golf ball…

How hard is a golf ball… Watch this video of a golf ball hitting steel at 150 mph.

This one you will not believe, but @ 70,000 pictures a second will make you a believer. Whether you are a golfer or not, this is pretty amazing. I thought golf balls were fairly hard.

I thought golfers and non golfers would be interested in seeing this.  No one has a swing  speed of 150 mph, including Tiger Woods who is just under 130 mph. 

I had no idea the golf ball compresses this much. But first a little history I recently learned: 

1-     The Pro V-1 golf ball by Titleist is actually a three part ball, but you have to have a club head  speed of at least 100 mph or more to be able to compress all three stages. If you don’t the ball never fully compresses and you don’t get the distance out of it that the pro’s do..

2-     We, will get more distance out of a ball that only has two stages of compression…like the Titleist NX Tour. It is more suited to our swing  speed and we can compress it upon impact and can hit it further than the Pro V-1 ball.

3-     So the secret is not to buy the most expensive balls out there because we are actually decreasing the distance we can hit the ball, unless your club head speed is over 100 mph, which unless you are 21 to 50 years old, isn’t going to happen!!! 
Watch this video, this shows what a golf ball goes through when hit at 150 mph…it’s amazing to me how long these balls last. 
Maybe that’s why the Pro’s use new balls ever time they play…