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dsnell19 last won the day on October 16 2015

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  1. Hope your back is feeling better... some players have steeper angles of attack and take nice divots.. these usually add a lot of spin to the ball.. especially if swing is a faster..there are many balls on the market that have different levels of spin on the irons.. a low compression 2pc ball will be the lowest.. it will fly much higher than tour balls, but with roughly half the spin...my recommendation would be to take a low compression 2-pc ball, a 3-pc ionomer or sulryn ball, and a high spin tour ball out on the course and hit multiple shots from this distance that you have trouble controll
  2. haha.. not sure of the chop comment, but average players miss a lot of greens, and play a lot of golf from inside of 100 yards... so that is where you need the ball to have the best performance that fits your game... if you can add 1000 rpm to a wedge spin, you can stop the ball approx. 5 ft closer... this may help make the 3 putt a 2 putt and help lower your score a few shots over the round..
  3. What you can do is try this... take you same driver you hit today and lets say it is 10.5... hit your gamer.. then take the lower compression real soft 2-pc ball and try a driver with 12 or 13 degree loft... I think you will see a change in distance... so some of the balls will require a little tweaking.. when they get lower in spin, you need to add a bit of loft to see the increase in distance.. good luck..
  4. Driver distance is strictly a function of launch and spin.. if a player has the same ball speed, then the launch and spin will have biggest affect on distance... I usually target a 12-25 rule of thumb... if you target 12 deg of launch and 2500 rpm backspin, you are in a good starting point for optimum carry and roll distance... is you spin is lower than 2500, then you want to increase your launch angle to be longer.. if your spin is higher than 2500 rpm, then you want to lower your launch angle... anytime you can get your launch conditions closer to 16 degrees and 1800 rpm of spin, you will be
  5. i have not seen the article.. will try to find and comment... as for pic, not sure where that came from.. haha.. somewhere from internet back in 2011 I think... but I am not a real coat and tie guy, so this may be the only one in existence..haha.. and for the record, I did not post this pic here...
  6. I think many players will see a slight increase in distances with lower compression balls.. this is typically because lower compression balls means lower spin rates... higher launch and lower spin means longer shots... just be careful on the low compression balls.. they may add alittle in distance but remember to lower scores, spin in needed around the greens.. some of these lower compression balls do not have a lot of spin near the green...and also tend to give that occasional flier from the fairway...
  7. haha... this is my opinion on this subject.. I DO NOT agree with any swing speed theories on choosing a golf ball... i have read and seen many things about slower swing speeds need softer compression balls... well, heres what happens... every player can compress the ball on a driver.. well into the core of the golf ball.. no matter how slow your speed is... so, if you choose a golf ball based on softer, lower compression, this typically means you are choosing a ball that is also lower in spin rate.. lower compression cores means lower spin rates in the ball...so think about it this way... lets
  8. we are looking into new cover materials that will try to balance this spin... if we get too soft, and add too much short game spin, then we also will add more iron spin... this balance has to considered since we do not want to increase this iron spin too much and start having higher spinning players see ballooning and have trouble in the wind...
  9. Dean Snell has been designing golf balls for over 26 years for Titliest, TaylorMade and now his own company, Snell Golf. Please feel free to ask any golf ball related questions with respect to performance, testing, technology, past or present, tour player testing, etc... Hope this can be educational and allow forum readers a chance to ask an expert on the MGS site..
  10. We are in the process right now of testing new protos to continue to improve in some area of performance. In fact i just received the new protos to begin testing this week.. I do not believe that a golf ball needs to be updated every year... once a player gets used of the performance, then it is changed and the process starts all over again.. we just started shipping the MY TOUR BALL around the first of April, so around 7 months now... the proto phases take some time to make, test, refine, make test, etc... so we start this process early. I appreciate all the feedback on these types of forum
  11. great questions.. the golf balls actually perform optimum when they are conditioned and played in 70 - 90F weather.. if the temps gets colder, and the golf balls are stored in your car or bag room, and lets say it is 40F, then the balls will lose significant ball speed, firm up the covers to reduce spin, and be much shorter in distance.. the cast urethane covers seem to have a bigger loss in ball velocity if stored at 40F overnight and then played the next morning.. surlyn covers are about half the loss, but both lose.. and if it is really hot, like in arizona in the summer and you leave the
  12. Yes, there was some truth to the seaming of the ball.. when first introduced, there was a noticeable increase in distance if hit along the seam... however, this was corrected years ago since it has to pass a symmetry test where all balls must fly the same distance when teed up along the seam and cross seam.. so today, there are no benefits to hitting along the seam. Some still do because them like the look or "think" it may still be true. As for the added spin, I did not hear that one... haha... the balls spin rate is typically determined by the cover and construction, and not the dimples..
  13. I did not have any non-compete agreements but am not able to comment on anything with respect to TaylorMade or Titleist with respect to separation agreements... Both companies were very good to me, and i enjoyed working for both very much. I have a lot of respect for them and have many good friends at both locations.
  14. The USGA does not have any control or restrictions on dimples. They control speed, distance, size, weight and symmetry... The number of dimples is not really as important as the size, shape, depths, edge angles of the dimples. Once the ball design is complete, the dimple design is chosen. You can have the best ball in the world, but if you do not get the dimples correct, it can be the worst. Once we know the spin, speed and launch angles of the ball based on the design, then we try to develop dimple patterns that control the distance for both carry and roll. We also have to pick patterns
  15. The second chance balls are typically balls that have been pulled from a pond or water holes.. they are sometimes cleaned and sold as is, and sometimes covers are attempted to be re molded or re painted to make look new.. There are a few concerns here. If the balls have been in the water for a long time, they will start to absorb water, and gain weight. This can do two things.. make the balls slower in ball speed, and also possibly make them illegal by being over the USGA weight limit. We all try to make the legal balls to the weight limit, so it does not take much to make them over the li
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