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Dean Snell on Optimal Ball Performance as It Gets Colder

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10 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

The shaded part of the Equipment Rules is quoted from the Rules of Golf, 4.2a(2), and is included in the phone app.

Ah. So it is. I used the search bar in the app and didn’t find it, but did come across a reference to the longer reference. I missed it. 

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On ‎10‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 6:01 PM, Vinsk said:

Yeah I always keep my golf balls in a warmer when it drops below 50. Gets me an extra 2-3yds. I also clean it after every hole to get any grass stains off to improve the flight pattern which keeps that baby draw right at 5-10’ rather than 4.2-9.3’. I also realize the cooler grass on the greens can affect my roll so I bring my ball to the same temp as the green as to not misjudge the expected revolutions. 😛

When you get serious about golf you'll keep your driver and putter warm in your pocket, too...

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40 minutes ago, Zippo said:

When you get serious about golf you'll keep your driver and putter warm in your pocket, too...

Serious and entertainingly delusional aren’t the same thing.😉

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On 10/29/2019 at 9:01 PM, Vinsk said:

Yeah I always keep my golf balls in a warmer when it drops below 50. Gets me an extra 2-3yds. I also clean it after every hole to get any grass stains off to improve the flight pattern which keeps that baby draw right at 5-10’ rather than 4.2-9.3’. I also realize the cooler grass on the greens can affect my roll so I bring my ball to the same temp as the green as to not misjudge the expected revolutions. 😛

Do you keep a spare one in your pocket? If so, how does the sweat affect spin?

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42 minutes ago, Carl3 said:

Do you keep a spare one in your pocket? If so, how does the sweat affect spin?

I wear shorts with dehumidifying pockets.  

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3 hours ago, Missouri Swede said:

These guys drew the opposite conclusion:

This feels like a pretty lousy test, IMO. They only cooled the ball for two hours. They are using a simulator/launch monitor.

I'm also getting about 20 yards less carry than they're getting with those numbers at 500 feet of altitude. At 2500 I get 294 carry for the first one, they get 308.

Hmmmm.

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