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My Interview With The Guru Of Golf Balls

Posted by Perry Lefko on Mar 23, 2017 10:16:01 AM

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There are few people in the world of golf that know as much about balls as Dean Snell. You might even label him the Guru of Golf Balls.

Two years ago, he founded Snell Golf with a business model committed to developing premium golf balls at affordable prices. Dean has almost 30 years in golf ball research and development, 40 U.S. granted patents and a successful background in plastics engineering. He spent 18 years at TaylorMade Golf Company in a variety of capacities, including Vice President of Research & Development, overseeing a team of engineers and was responsible for the invention of several key ball franchises including TP Red & Black, Penta (golf’s first five-layer ball), Lethal and the TOUR Preferred line, which are played today by Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Justin Rose among others. He also led the design of the Noodle, Burner, RocketBallz and Project A golf balls designed to perform for average players.

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DUO Golf Balls Are Soft And Go The Distance

Posted by Perry Lefko on Mar 2, 2017 4:28:38 PM

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As one of the premier manufacturers of golf equipment worldwide, Wilson Staff is constantly creating products to meet consumer demand, including balls, particularly the DUO line.

As Wilson notes in its 2017 Product Guide: “Whether you need ultimate urethane playability, aggressive green side spin or long, straight distance, DUO not only delivers on performance, but what sets it apart is its great soft feel. Play the 55 compression DUO Urethane, the 35 compression DUO Spin or the world’s softest DUO at an amazing 29 compression. Demand to play the world’s softest. Demand DUO.” In the guide, it describes DUO as “the ball that started it all. Still the softest. Longest. Straightest.”

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Golf Manufacturers Making Big News

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jan 4, 2017 3:51:53 PM

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The golf manufacturing business never stops.

At the start of 2017, Nike announced it had signed Jason Day, the world’s top-ranked men’s professional, to a golf apparel deal.

Day had previously been affiliated with Adidas.

The significance of the deal, aside from the fact it made a successful, undisclosed offer to Day, is that Nike is taking an aggressive approach to golf after announcing last August plans to cease producing balls and clubs.

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Year End Recap: Who Won What - LPGA Edition

Posted by Kristen on Oct 18, 2016 8:17:13 AM

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Now that the golf season is winding down, we here at LostGolfBalls.com wanted to take a look at how the major golf ball manufacturers faired on the professional tours. If you missed last week’s recap of the happenings on the PGA Tour, you can check it out here. This week however, it’s all about the women of golf. Here’s how your favorite golf balls faired on the LPGA Tour this year.

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End Of Season Recap: Who Won What?

Posted by Kristen on Oct 4, 2016 9:57:45 AM

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The arrival of October is a bittersweet time for golf fans. While those of us who call the United States home are still riding high after a thrilling Ryder Cup, the changing of the seasons also signifies then end of the golf season. Beginning back in mid-October of 2015, this season saw plenty of drama, excitement and of course, lost golf balls. Here at LostGolfBalls.com we love seeing which ball manufacturers have the most success, which is why today we look at which models turned up most often in the winner’s circle this year.

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Dethroning The King: How Golf Ball Manufactures Are Gunning For Titleist

Posted by Kristen on Sep 13, 2016 8:14:36 AM

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We’ve all heard it before; Titleist is the #1 ball in golf and for good reason. Both the Pro V1 and Pro V1x are excellent products and have a history of success on Tour. This does not mean however, that there are no viable alternatives for golfers who want to expand their horizons and perhaps save a little money in the process.

Today we look at some substitutes to both of Titleist’s most popular offerings and explore which manufacturers are making a ball that is similar or perhaps even better than these perennial favorites.

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The Benefits of Staying With Nike

Posted by Kristen on Aug 31, 2016 3:47:34 PM

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If you’re a fan of Nike golf balls like Rory McIIroy, the news of the company ceasing their production of golf equipment might have been a tough pill to swallow, but don’t give up on the swoosh just yet. With a variety of Nike’s ultra-popular RZN models in stock, LostGolfBalls.com is keeping your golf bag stocked with your favorite balls. 

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Spin Doctors: Srixon’s Premium Golf Balls

Posted by Kristen on Aug 2, 2016 8:54:45 AM

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Did you catch Hideki Matsuyama’s approach shot on the par-4 second hole during Friday’s coverage of the PGA Championship? It landed 20 feet past the hole, safely in the middle of the green and seemingly was nothing special. Then it began to roll. And roll. The ball would continue to roll until it disappeared into the bottom of the cup. The crowd erupted and Matsuyama found himself climbing up the leaderboard. While many of us may dream of holing out for eagle in a major, most will have to resign themselves to simply watching such moments on TV. However, there is a way average Joes can get one step closer to competing like such superstars as Matsuyama, Graeme McDowell and Keegan Bradley: play the same ball. Enter the Srixon Z-Star and Z-Star XV.

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More Than Just Bertha: Callaway’s High-End Golf Balls

Posted by Kristen on Jul 19, 2016 9:06:52 AM

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Callaway Golf burst on to the equipment scene more than 25 years ago with the game changing Big Bertha line of drivers, fairway metals and eventually irons. Alongside a few other key competitors, these products pushed the industry away from persimmon woods and toward the modern era of equipment defined by titanium and composites materials.

While its influence on the world of club design is undeniable, the company has also been making some excellent golf balls for the past decade and a half. For this blog post, we want to focus on the Tour caliber balls that rival other industry titans like the ProV1 for a spot in the bags of high-level amateurs and professionals.

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TaylorMade: More than Just Clubs

Posted by Kristen on Jun 29, 2016 5:07:33 PM

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The 2016 season has been full of great moments, including a number of first-time winners being crowned on the PGA Tour, as well as some electrifying performances from the game’s heavyweights. In the latter category, two recent victories stand out, Jason Day winning his first PLAYERS Championship and Dustin Johnson capturing the U.S. Open at Oakmont. Both guys drive the ball astronomical distances, have incredible control with their scoring irons and trust the TaylorMade Tour Preferred X ball. Let’s take a closer look at what TaylorMade is doing and why elite players like the aforementioned duo trust them on the world’s biggest stage.

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