Multilayer Golf Balls Rotate Less off The Tee
Why multilayer golf balls rotate less off the tee and more around the greens?
Why do new multilayer balls used on tour rotate less than the old tour balls off the driver but rotate the same as the old wound balls off the wedge?
During the collision between the driver and the ball (which lasts for less than half a millisecond, 200 times faster than you can blink your eye), there’s an average force of 1,500 pounds being applied to the ball.
This collision compresses the ball to about two-thirds of its diameter. The cover thickness is less than 3 percent of the size of the ball but doesn’t much influence the outcome of this collision.