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I would like to see a side by side comparison of the data comparing the 2019 ball test to the 2021 ball test. With the USGA ball restrictions are their differences between the same ball models? I have been looking at the two sites and for the top end balls, I can only see a very small difference or none. With the golf ball market shortage in 2021 and projected in 2022, we amateurs might look at the 2019-2020 models. Your thoughts.  

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38 minutes ago, Richard Fahrney said:

I would like to see a side by side comparison of the data comparing the 2019 ball test to the 2021 ball test. With the USGA ball restrictions are their differences between the same ball models? I have been looking at the two sites and for the top end balls, I can only see a very small difference or none. With the golf ball market shortage in 2021 and projected in 2022, we amateurs might look at the 2019-2020 models. Your thoughts.  

Looks like you need an Excel “wizard” to help you out. Honestly, there really aren’t going to be any drastic differences between two consecutive models, a couple hundred rpms of spin, a couple feet of peak height difference, maybe a couple tenths of ball speed difference, and maybe a small change in descent angle, but it won’t be drastic. 

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56 minutes ago, Richard Fahrney said:

I would like to see a side by side comparison of the data comparing the 2019 ball test to the 2021 ball test. With the USGA ball restrictions are their differences between the same ball models? I have been looking at the two sites and for the top end balls, I can only see a very small difference or none. With the golf ball market shortage in 2021 and projected in 2022, we amateurs might look at the 2019-2020 models. Your thoughts.  

Sounds like you did the comparison yourself; minimal differences.    Not sure what you are looking to understand, but find the ball you are currently playing,  find the data and then find similar balls.  

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Also the swing/club variables changed for the 2021 test (not to mention incidental environmental and measurement variance) so a true apples to apples comparison across years is not really possible. Results from each test really need to be evaluated in a silo. 

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