Opinion: What Golf Ball to Play –
By Wayne Halm –
What golf ball do you play? — And Why?
Out here in Hawaii we have many opportunities to play golf – and many more opportunities to lose golf balls. Ravines, valleys, lakes, lagoons, and the Pacific Ocean – they all swallow golf balls without a burp. I know from experience – the following holes will eat golf balls one after another.
As this blog shows, I play golf with a lot of people. Most of these people have a favorite golf ball – and are adamant about it. They know it characteristics and will argue the benefits of using it. I am the same.
I play with Noodles. I could say it’s because the lower compression fits my slower swing speed, or the softer ball gives more putting control – but the real reason is that I can afford to lose them.
Imagine yourself standing on the 6th tee at the Kauai Lagoons course. You are staring across a valley at the fairway 190 yards away. The valley is completely full of Mango trees and you notice their tops swaying in the stiff left to right Trade Winds. As you tee-up you have enough on your mind – you don’t need to be also worrying about the cost of the ball you are about to lose.
Take some of the worry out of golf – match your golf ball to your circumstances. You will be a happier golfer.
Come play golf with me.