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On 7/16/2016 at 12:07 PM, iacas said:

I'd be incredibly impressed if he could fly them 150. Assuming they were similar to these… https://thesandtrap.com/b/balls/caesar_featherie_dimpleless_golf_ball_review

Well, I don't know who was hitting these "Caesar" dimpleless balls, but I'd be willing to bet he fell a bit short of Nicklaus in his prime. 

On 8/30/2019 at 9:05 AM, Mr Puddle said:

No, I have a few friends who always make the ball buzz regardless of the ball they his. None of the players in question are low handicappers, and don't have the ability to make the ball spin at will. There is one answer, and one answer only, SPEED

Everybody who hits a golf ball somewhat competently makes the ball spin! Come to think of it, even incompetently. That's where slicers and duck hookers come in. 

I'm reminded of a story told about Tommy Armour. Seems someone was asking him how he generated backspin on his shots. The questioner thought that pros had some magic method to get shots to hold greens. Armour grew tired of the interrogation and asked the guy if he was usually short of, right on, or past the hole on his approach. The guy said he was usually short of the hole. Reportedly, Armour said, "Then what in the hell do you need with backspin?!" 

The ball spins when you hit it! Get used to it.

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