I'm a beginner, so I don't know much about these things.
However, I often hear people talk about the "feel of the ball at impact".
I must say, the only time I feel anything at all at impact, is when I mishit the ball!
When I hit it right, especially irons and wedges, I don't even feel the impact.
Only with the driver I can feel something (not much).
The only situation, I think, the kind of ball can have a real, noticeable influence, is at bunker shots, chipping and pitching, regarding the spin of the ball.
What I really wonder however, is how important customized equipment is for a beginner, and at what level one should really start looking at all that technical stuff like customized lie of the irons,
customized shaft length (+ or - 0.25 inch, does that really change that much?), and many more things I read about but can't even remember.
Can anyone answer this question?