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I just learned a valuable lesson today.  We got a light snow last night so there was no chance of hitting the links despite the warmer weather today.  So I’ve been hitting my sim this morning.  After about 50 balls or so, this happened.  Then it occurred to me I’ve been storing my golf balls in the garage.  Depending on the season, temps in there range from -5° to over 100°.  That’s not too good for a golf ball.  Word to the wise:  store your golf balls in the house!

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Yup let to the jokes fly but I always keep my balls warm and inside. Clubs also


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21 hours ago, BigtazzGolf said:

Yup let to the jokes fly but I always keep my balls warm and inside. Clubs also


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Well.. your balls and club should always stay together...

(hey, you brought this on yourself)

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Great.  We’re back in grade school.  balls, shaft, club....

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I keep my clubs and balls on my cart in a cart shed at my course. I’ve never had a problem with clubs or balls. Temps range from 100-0.


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Welp. I may need to actually reconsider my storage. Everything for me is kept in the garage with temperatures that fluctuate from tropical to arctic.


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My clubs and balls stay in the garage when in MT which is heated and rarely gets below 20F even when it's -30F outside.  One of the guys I golf with here in Yuma purchased a bunch of practice balls and gave everyone in the group a box full.  I was going to leave them here in the storage shed, but temps can get well above 120F in summer - not sure if that will be as detrimental? 

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I know the extreme temps can cause the epoxy to break-down but I've never seen that happen to golf balls. 

What kind of Titleist is that? I'd post that on Twitter and see if their customer service can help you out. That seems a bit strange that a ball would crack like that. Then again, I'm not accustomed to temps below freezing. 

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Now its in my head that all my balls that were in the garage all winter are crap... 

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While temperatures do impact the epoxy in clubs and may impact a balls performance it probably wouldn’t cause the ball to break. That said, it has been shown that repeatedly hitting balls into a net or screen will cause them to break more frequently

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^^^^ What he said.

Just like most materials made from rubber/polymers, there are optimal temperature conditions for use. Even if the balls are stored cold, the temperature cycle shouldn't affect performance much once they warm up. Even then, they would have to be used while really, really cold to just break like that due to temperature alone.

Something similar happened to me on the course once, with a Wilson/Staff ball. They sent me replacements because it was apparently a manufacturing defect.

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