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I use the Callaway Superhot Red Matte ball, as I have trouble following white balls over 100 yards. My putting is constantly a few rolls short of the hole, and I'm wondering if the matte balls tend to create a greater friction with the grass over the lacquer finish ball when putting. Matte balls have a "dry" feel as opposed to the slick feel from a lacquer finish.


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I'm actually interested in this as well. I've thought that the matte finish feels "sticky" and wondered if that affected putting speed, or even possibly aerodynamics. I've never really played a matte finish ball for more than a few holes so I don't have any firsthand experience. 

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I would like to see MGS compare matte to lacquer golf balls, especially the roll on the green.

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Not so sure this type of test will reveal much or anything of significance. HDTVMAN... why not just use a non-matt finish colored ball of your choice and see if you no longer leave putts short? Did you not leave putts short prior to using a matt finish ball? I suspect it's the Indian and not the arrow. I tend to not leave putts short. Would a matt finish ball produce more made putts? I don't think so. Would a ball that's been played for 9 holes find less fairways or GIR? What about a ball that has a slight grass stain? Would it roll off-line more than one that doesn't? My suggestion would be to run your own experiment and report back to everyone. Personally, I've thought many times that a new white urethane cover ball had a very slight "sticky" feel to it.

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Asked Callaway and they had no idea, but would check it out. Just switched from a Bettinardi QB6 to an Odyssey White Hot XG #8, which seems to have a "hotter face" than the QB6...will see what happens. Also waiting to hear back from Callaway.


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