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Tips On Choosing Golf Balls

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jan 24, 2017 10:22:09 AM

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Choosing a golf ball that’s right for you and learning how to hit to maximize distance and accuracy can make a huge difference in your game. But how do you determine which is the best ball for you?

Paulin Vaillancourt, who has been instructing for 35 years and taught current LPGA star Brooke Henderson as a junior, says most players, especially amateurs, should be using a softer ball.

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5 Best Balls For Winter Golf

Posted by Kristen on Dec 15, 2016 8:31:33 AM

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Winter conditions make it tricky to get out on the course, but not necessarily impossible. If it is just a light dusting that covers the fairways and you’re willing to brave the weather, then there is no reason you can’t squeeze in a few rounds during the colder months of the year. But just because you’re up to the task, that doesn’t mean your equipment is, especially when it comes to your golf balls. In fact, a golf ball loses about two yards of carry for every 10 degrees drop in temperature. This is due to the fact that the colder a golf ball gets, the harder it becomes, making it more difficult to compress. When teeing it up in less than ideal conditions, it’s a good idea to choose a ball that is a little softer than what you might normally play. It is also a good idea to go with a ball of the colored variety, to help increase visibility on a frosty or snow covered course. Here are the five best balls for golf in the winter, all of which can be found right here at LostGolfBalls.com.

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Want To Lose Less Golf Balls? Bright Colors Might Be The Answer

Posted by Kristen on Nov 15, 2016 8:30:12 AM

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The arrival of fall also brings the arrival of one of the greatest nemeses to golfers everywhere: leaves on the fairway. We have all experienced this scenario. You stripe a perfect drive down the center of the fairway only to arrive at the spot where your ball should sit and realize that it is nowhere to be found. When a golf course is lush and green in summer it is easy to spot the white dot 300 yards down the fairway (okay, maybe a little closer than 300 yards). However, with more and more obstructions covering courses around the country, tee shots are becoming more and more difficult to locate. Luckily for golfers everywhere, there is a solution. For years manufacturers have been making brightly colored golf balls to help golfers follow and locate their shots easier. However, some people think these balls are inferior or are embarrassed to put them into play. Well, it is time to put these ideas to rest. Here are some of the best brightly colored options offered by LostGolfBalls.com.

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How To Find The Best Ball For Your Game

Posted by Kristen on Sep 7, 2016 12:22:53 PM

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We all want to be like the golfers we see on TV, smashing the ball down the fairway then spinning an iron to within feet of the pin. While many of us may never be able to compete with Tour pros in terms of skill, we can at least play the same equipment. But should we? The golf balls used by professional golfers have been engineered to the specifications required by those competing at elite levels. For the average golfer, playing these balls might not only provide little benefit, but may actually hinder performance. So, how do you know exactly what ball you should be playing? Well, there are a few key factors to consider when shopping for the perfect golf ball.

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Follow the Speed Limit and You’ll Go Far(ther)

Posted by Heather Plyler on Mar 15, 2016 8:10:00 AM

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There’s a special relationship between a golf ball and your golf club. 

Without getting too technical, golf balls are designed to react to club heads traveling at certain speeds.  Manufacturers engineer a wide variety of golf balls and picking the right one can be a challenge.  Rest easy, the LostGolfBalls team is here to help. 

First and foremost, all golf balls aren’t created equal.  The key to picking the right one begins with knowing the speed limit – your swing speed limit that is.  Doing our best Neil deGrasse Tyson impersonation, let’s dig a little deeper into the science of the swing to tell you why.

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Want More Control in Your Game?

Posted by Heather Plyler on Jan 4, 2016 9:44:00 AM

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If you have a fairly decent short game and are missing a lot of greens a suggestion to improve your short game would be to use a golf ball that spins more to help you get up and down. Along with greenside control, extra spin, tour-grade performance, and exceptional feel,that is what a golfer in control wants. Here are a few suggestions we have for a ball with more control around the greens, approach shots, and have exceptional feel.

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Gaining Accuracy in Your Game Starts with the Right Ball

Posted by Heather Plyler on Dec 14, 2015 10:12:00 AM

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Which golf balls are best for accuracy?
FORE! A four letter word that all golfers want to avoid yelling. If you are a golfer struggling getting off the tee golfer_hit_tree-1.gifor on the greens, try to play with a ball that is best for accuracy. Here is list of our favorite golf balls that help with accuracy.

  1. Bridestone e6 2015: The Bridgestone e6 2015 is one of the best balls on the market.It is a three-piece golf ball that helps reduce hook and slice spin. It also has web-like dimples that can make out for a descent roll. The e6 also features a soft gradational core, anti-side spin inner layer, and softer surlyn covered for that improved feel.
  2. Callaway Chrome Soft: The Callaway Chrome Soft has the SoftFast Core with low compression and the Tour Urethane Cover for incredibly soft feel. The Chrome Soft has consistent ball flight and expectional feel around the greens. 
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When it Comes to Distance, Not All Balls are Created Equal

Posted by Heather Plyler on Dec 7, 2015 9:28:38 AM

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When most golfers walk up to the tee box they envision a perfect shot that travels long and straight, eventually coming to rest in the middle of the fairway. But sometimes, despite our best laid plans, the ball doesn’t make it past the front tee box! If you’re looking for a ball that will maximize distance, here are a few suggestions to help you gain some yards off the tee and with any club in the bag. Click Best Ball For You below to learn more.  

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