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Man, I play the same ball all year. Sometimes all of this is just overthinking things.

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On 10/9/2020 at 8:40 PM, BadgerGolfer said:

I live in Ohio and play in temps ranging from 90 degrees to 40 degrees and I always play the same ball.  I honestly don't notice much difference in distance and Im not convinced that much of that distance difference is more the effect of wearing a polo and sweater/jacket and the effect it has only how easy it is to swing a club more than it is in how a ball somehow compresses and springs off the club face.

I was going to post this exact comment.  This has more of an effect than the ball. 

On 10/23/2020 at 11:17 AM, Bohnson said:

Is there any science behind a softer ball performing better in cold weather? 

I think it is imperative to keep your clubs and balls in the warm house when it is cold out. Hitting frozen balls and frozen clubs will kill your distance. 

 

45 minutes ago, PMookie said:

Man, I play the same ball all year. Sometimes all of this is just overthinking things.

I played golf this week with a friend who has worked for both Titleist and Bridgestone in the ball category.  
 

i asked him this exact question and he said, no.  
 

So I’ll tske that as a pretty informed answer. 

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5 hours ago, silver & black said:

How do you keep clubs warm while playing? I understand keeping balls in your pocket, but I would think clubs would acclimate within minutes of being exposed?

You can’t, I have seen guys keep their sticks in the trunk overnight and then the next morning they are frozen. 

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I just play the same ball year round -- Snell MTB X.  Prior to shifting to Snell 2 years ago, I played Taylor Made balls year round.

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2 minutes ago, Micah T said:

I don’t know about the science, I just like the feel of a softer ball when it’s cold out...
 

I agree.  When my hands are cold, hitting a hard ball doesn't feel very good on these old hands.  Today I played at 40º and used a soft ball.  Made almost no sound off the club (but I am a little hard of hearing) and no vibration like I get at this temp with a tour ball.  I had a few longish drives for me which was unusual since I wore 4 layers of clothing, but we did have 15-20 mph wind.  

Tomorrow we will have a frost delay since it's supposed to be 23º overnight.  When the greens freeze below the surface, a tour ball doesn't stop any better than a softer ball.

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I saw many years ago, where a guy played in freezing temps.

He had a thermos that he put hot water in at home.

Then, when the thermos was hot, poured the water out, and kept 3 warm golf balls in the empty thermos.

If I bring a thermos, it'll have coffee in it.

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3 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

I was going to post this exact comment.  This has more of an effect than the ball. 

 

I played golf this week with a friend who has worked for both Titleist and Bridgestone in the ball category.  
 

i asked him this exact question and he said, no.  
 

So I’ll tske that as a pretty informed answer. 

Meaning he said don’t change balls?

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2 hours ago, PMookie said:

Meaning he said don’t change balls?

 Essentially.  There would be no difference in performance.  
 

We had the whole soft is slow discussion as well. Be agrees with Tony’s findings 

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