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  1. For Solid core balls (everything from the past 13+ years) they should last a minimum of 5 years before any deterioration occurs. Even then it's a very slow process that will show around 1-3 yard loss per material breakdown. However** high humidity and high temperatures can greatly increase the speed at which a golf ball deteriorates. Storing balls in a space that routinely gets above 90 can absolutely speed up that process and show less performance then a ball stored at room temperature. Even then we're talking small losses and very rarely a massive drop in performance. If you are really concerned, storing your golf balls in the house is the best way to go. Also compression has nothing to do with weather effects on a solid core ball. So playing a "softer" ball in the winter will not do anything but make you feel better mentally. The temperature of the ball, not it's compression will effect it's performance in the winter. I worked in the golf industry (for a few big companies) and we had tests done on this stuff all the time.
  2. Love and prefer to walk. So many courses unfortunately don't even allow it. As course designs have shifted and many courses are built into neighborhoods the greens and tees are often built too far apart to compliment walking and it becomes a pace of play issue.
  3. 1. David, Virginia 2. 3 3. Cobra Fly Z+, Aldila Rogue Silver 60 - Stiff 4. 105 / 245 5. Sandra Gal
  4. This is a great conversation and I find it fascinating just how many people are loyal to brands. If this website has taught us anything it should be the opposite and only to be loyal to what works for you. Human nature of course to stick with what works and continue with that brand. I myself am certainly not immune to it and always gravitate to certain brands first. Every year though I try to hit new companies products any chance I get, you never know what will work for you.
  5. 10 yards is about what companies tell us we'll gain every year with their model, so I'd say most of us are willing to pay $300-$500. **Results may vary, yardage not guaranteed.
  6. I can shed some light on this as I used to be a Mobile fitter for Titleist in the 90's before launch monitors. The concept of flatter wedges was that for better players you never want to miss a green left as it would generally fly further and roll out. A high cut however will generally land softer and can be easier to control. With a flatter lie a better player could repeat a fade easier. Many of Titleists tour players would do this to their wedges and through fitters and word of mouth it spread as the "right" thing to do. The correct way to do it of course is to be fit for your swing. A good wedge fitting should incorporate shots off of grass and a lie board. You should take full and half swings and judge the results you find from lie board as well as your divot length and depth to determine what wedge shape, grind, and lofts you should play. It's much easier to find a fit now with the huge amount of options you can find with wedges.
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