The golf ball that made golfers too good

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  • katma 15 Mar 2019
  • Golf's distance debate, explained.
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    These days, pro golfers are hitting the ball far. Really far. And it's creating a problem: because modern golfers can reach the hole with fewer shots than before, older courses -- like Augusta National Golf Club, Oakmont Country Club, and others -- are becoming obsolete. Now, professional organizations, like the United States Golf Association, are struggling to find a solution for big powerful golfers like Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, and Tiger Woods. While the jump in distance is due to lots of factors, conversation is centering on the controversial possibility of redesigning the golf ball to reduce distance. It'd be the latest turn in the ball's long history: Golf balls have evolved from "featheries," to gutties, to balata balls, and eventually dimpled modern balls. But the biggest, and most recent change? The almost-instantaneous switch from wound balls to solid core multilayer balls like the Titleist Pro V1.
    A previous version of this video contained an audio glitch at 2:35. The error has been corrected.
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  • Vox
    Vox  4 aylar önce +1987

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      Craftless 16 gün önce

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      papahvs YT 3 aylar önce

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      Gerberger 3 aylar önce +1

      Your non-political stuff is actually watchable...

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      MrSolidBlake 4 aylar önce +1

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      Misan 4 aylar önce

      hello, why can't chickens fly?

  • Brandon Stennett
    Brandon Stennett 4 saatler önce

    Hey ,favor could you guys explain the NO BAIL SWEDEN SITUATION ? would help us ASAP.

  • Timothy Rosman
    Timothy Rosman 16 saatler önce

    "right in front of the green"
    Ball Lands literally 190 yards out.

  • Tanner TamejGames
    Tanner TamejGames Gün önce

    WHERE DO I GET THIS BALL

  • Random Entertainment

    Just ban the ball and cut the ball open every time they score

  • Elmond Wilson
    Elmond Wilson Gün önce

    We need more Vox By Design

  • Lakshit Dagar
    Lakshit Dagar 2 gün önce

    "The club just bought the land behind the tee box to solve the problem."
    Well that was a waste of time.

  • project_ mango
    project_ mango 3 gün önce

    Me Using Wood: 58 Yards average

    Me Using Pro VI: 72 Yards average

  • chief 1 redwolf
    chief 1 redwolf 3 gün önce

    All good gifts and perfect gifts comes down from the Father of lights in who there is no variableness or shadow or turning Jesus said that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God 👟❤️📖📖📖

  • Vince Burgos
    Vince Burgos 3 gün önce

    When the golf ball more good than you

  • HyperionSc2
    HyperionSc2 3 gün önce

    But do they shoot the island in Wii golf?

  • Farry at zombs royale Maybe

    My cousin is a or famous golfer he is from Australia his name is Jeffry he's all over the news

  • Kim Namjoon’s
    Kim Namjoon’s 5 gün önce

    GOLF IS BORING

  • cjr1881
    cjr1881 7 gün önce

    Why is it so hard to make a specific ball for the PGA? MLB has no issue with this.

  • Dfegw Sdge
    Dfegw Sdge 7 gün önce

    Well just make the golf courses bigger LUL

  • Thanos’s Fingers
    Thanos’s Fingers 7 gün önce

    Who else thought that when he said gutties it was gonna be leather and guts

  • Think Different Music Group

    Clearly the PGA don’t have any regulations if their allowing modifications to the golf ball, imagine if in the MLB they would allow hollowed out cork bats and lighter baseballs everybody would be a slugger.

  • John Marksman
    John Marksman 8 gün önce

    Is there a Out of bounds in Golf?

  • Pablo Sejas
    Pablo Sejas 8 gün önce

    We all forgot Happy Gilmore

  • Who Cares
    Who Cares 11 gün önce +3

    "The club just bought the land behind the teebox" is hardly a solution is it, tho. LOL

  • Ashleyxn
    Ashleyxn 12 gün önce

    ...niall? Niall where are you??

  • Santiago Mancebo
    Santiago Mancebo 13 gün önce

    simple... when courses are old... make golfers use a different ball

  • Jumbomuffin13
    Jumbomuffin13 14 gün önce

    Literally got a golf game ad before this... watched a video on American insurance and got a insurance ad before that too...

  • Hessel Sieburgh
    Hessel Sieburgh 14 gün önce

    What’s the song at the end?

  • Aaron G.
    Aaron G. 16 gün önce

    who saw the F-14 Tomcat at 5:16? Aviation nerds unite!

  • Ponce
    Ponce 17 gün önce

    The announcers sound so excited

  • TNT_AND_THE_FLAME
    TNT_AND_THE_FLAME 17 gün önce

    Why not do both make a second league called obstacle gold oh wait they have ITS CALLED MINI PUT PUT

  • DNS
    DNS 17 gün önce +1

    4:35 did he say *a heavier ball would fall more quickly* ?
    If yes: acceleration towards earth is independent of mass🤔🤔🤔🤔

    • DNS
      DNS 17 gün önce

      @Hirvee5 But why? Mass has no effect on the acceleration

    • Hirvee5
      Hirvee5 17 gün önce

      @DNS Because it would be less time in the air as total.

    • DNS
      DNS 17 gün önce

      @Hirvee5 "a heavier ball would spend less time falling in this case."

    • Hirvee5
      Hirvee5 17 gün önce

      @DNS why would it what exactly?

    • DNS
      DNS 17 gün önce

      @Hirvee5 why would it tho?

  • Diego Bustillos Estrada
    Diego Bustillos Estrada 17 gün önce

    Song?

  • Aaliyan Anwar
    Aaliyan Anwar 18 gün önce

    Wait a minute.....so i just watched a video about an issue which is not an issue. WaitWhat

  • Max Peng
    Max Peng 18 gün önce +1

    I don't play golf but i watched this video completly

  • ExaoSS
    ExaoSS 18 gün önce +1

    You know what could have made this video better... using the metric system..

  • Ulises Moreno
    Ulises Moreno 19 gün önce +1

    Happy Gilmore changed ths sport!!!

  • Adrian Hernandez
    Adrian Hernandez 19 gün önce

    What's the music called played at the beginning

  • Johnny Appleseed
    Johnny Appleseed 19 gün önce

    I knew which ball before even clicking the vid.. always played better with the pro v1

  • charles dib
    charles dib 22 gün önce

    Why wouldn't you put dimples on racecars to reduce drag instead of smooth surfaces? Is it because the golf ball is spherical?

  • Tsablis Thoj
    Tsablis Thoj 24 gün önce

    I say it's not going far enough, add a jetpack to it

  • Marvin Amann
    Marvin Amann 25 gün önce

    True rich people problems

  • Sam Sitar
    Sam Sitar 26 gün önce

    i want to see a 500 yard drive.

  • zhuoli xie
    zhuoli xie 26 gün önce +1

    Please give international standard units... what is yards?

    • tristanfrog
      tristanfrog 25 gün önce

      A yard is equal to 3 feet. It’s a similar length to a meter.

  • Vince Delavega
    Vince Delavega 26 gün önce +2

    I don't even play golf and yet here I am, watching people protesting to nerf a golfball.

  • axeblue
    axeblue 28 gün önce

    Just make strips of bunkers on the course and call it modern.

  • SaetiStrakur
    SaetiStrakur 28 gün önce

    If a pro makes something hard look easy that means he has skill.
    I think it's disrespectful to change the game so that years of dedication and hard work is punished!
    I for one like watching pro athletes pull of feats that I could never do. Maybe I'm just crazy but I think that's how it should be .

  • Johni Watermelon
    Johni Watermelon 28 gün önce

    The football equivalent is the Jabulani.

  • Kamineiro
    Kamineiro 29 gün önce

    Bubba

  • Liêm Nguyễn Hữu
    Liêm Nguyễn Hữu 29 gün önce

    waste of lands
    bad effects on environment
    your performance assisted a lot by high-tech equipment
    every records can be broken by the fact that anyone can change the size of field, or just born later and you automatically get higher results
    Golf is purely a richers's entertainment, and costly on any perspectives

  • PragmaticSkink
    PragmaticSkink Aylar önce

    0:49 nice driver there editors......

  • Jake Daly
    Jake Daly Aylar önce +1

    There you go TRclips I watched this, you happy?

  • FlyingAce1016
    FlyingAce1016 Aylar önce +1

    Sounds like other players are just mad they arent able to pull off a hit that good. Good goofball still a level playing field no reason to reduce its quality lol. As long as all players use the same type.

    • FlyingAce1016
      FlyingAce1016 Aylar önce

      @Eric Y gotcha!

    • Eric Y
      Eric Y Aylar önce

      The problem isn't that other players can't keep up, the problem is that some holes just aren't challenging anymore.

  • Lkcdar Zadix
    Lkcdar Zadix Aylar önce

    so this video is just useless information

  • Dennis Menace
    Dennis Menace Aylar önce

    I'm a Crazy Golf dude but this was fascinating

  • MyMusics101
    MyMusics101 Aylar önce

    But the multilayered ball(s) can only explain the steep rise for the next few years (until nearly all players have switched), maybe up until 2003 if you look at the graph of relative ball type usage they show. What explains the relatively steep and steady rise from ca. 1994 up to ca. 2005? Did they just have a decade of annually vastly improved golf balls? Just looking at the graph, the 2000/2001 jump is pretty steep, but it doesn't stand out too much from the overall trend which took a decade. I think this video was too focused on that 1 type of ball and ignored the rest.

  • John Elwood
    John Elwood Aylar önce

    Bigger golf course, more water and maintenance.

  • Samycgc 64
    Samycgc 64 Aylar önce +3

    The end made me feel like I wasted 6 minutes of my life.

  • Prezla men
    Prezla men Aylar önce

    Stop your granpha to stop science progress

  • Cameron
    Cameron Aylar önce

    So change the par. Like damn it’s not that hard to figure out.

  • Cameron
    Cameron Aylar önce

    They did that to prevent the ball from peeling. Almost every ball from before the revolutionized golf ball, has been peeled after four or five hits, and my brother sometimes did it in two. But then when we go out to buy new ones, it never peels. Even putting every bit of power that my brother had, (he bench presses more than 150) he still couldn’t do it. So perhaps this is just a side effect.

  • j Walster
    j Walster Aylar önce

    sometimes there's a obvious let overlooked solution for stuff

  • John Ishmael
    John Ishmael Aylar önce

    The American industry is the problem why sports are becoming a hassle and too complicated. Seriously, a whole sport might become "boring and unchallenging" because an innovation in golfball technology...

    It's the same with 9/11. Blow up a building and the industry is flooded with people wanting blood so the budget skyrockets but at the cost of innocent people loosing lives for personal gain. This whole *Anti-terrorism* campaign was just a get rich quick scheme that went terribly wrong and cost normal civilians their safety and civility while the perpetrators are laughing at our expenses...

  • Alvin Matuku
    Alvin Matuku Aylar önce

    Tell the full story about Nike and Strata too. Titleist just had more players on tour and advertised better.

  • GreatBamBino2
    GreatBamBino2 Aylar önce

    I think the pda should issue there own ball that makes it an equal game or they should make a shorter and a long range league

  • Ciaran Butterly
    Ciaran Butterly Aylar önce +5

    You win, TRclips. I’ll watch this video.

  • Big Z
    Big Z Aylar önce +1

    thanks for sharing
    im spo glad i know all about all the golf balls since 1900s

  • As I lay Down and look up

    I was a caddy In Michigan when the prov1 was released. These balls were five dollars a ball in a sleeve. I thought it was absolutely crazy that people would spend five dollars on a golf ball. But when I saw the difference in flight and distance this golf ball could provide. I saw my golfers handicap drop a little

  • Brendan McCabe
    Brendan McCabe Aylar önce

    Imagine if Happy Gilmore was still playing today that would be fantastic

  • Smartphone Phone
    Smartphone Phone Aylar önce

    The reaking imperial system. It is total garbage and an abomination. It shouldn't exist in the 21st century. English language is literally 25% French, but you were so proud and conservative to adopt the metric system. OK, keep measuring stuff with body parts.

  • Kyle ShoeBoi
    Kyle ShoeBoi Aylar önce

    1:00 Had to stop watching when he said YARDS. (And there's no metric conversion beside it)

    • GadBoDag
      GadBoDag Aylar önce

      Yards is basically meters.

  • Eddie Yammine
    Eddie Yammine Aylar önce

    I hate golf..... But found this interesting

  • ez
    ez Aylar önce

    Op pls nerf

  • Marcel Wittmann
    Marcel Wittmann Aylar önce

    Please use the metric system!

  • Leonard V
    Leonard V Aylar önce

    We must stop the ter'r...


    Now watch this drive

    - George Bush

  • Egg_
    Egg_ Aylar önce

    Yeah when you slice a prov1 or a prov1x into the woods you’re waisting a 6$ ball

  • Max Caysey
    Max Caysey 2 aylar önce

    If you want to talk crazy... Tiger Woods average 323 of the tee in 1997, the week he won the masters. If Tiger had had modern 2019 clubs back in 1997, he would have averaged about 30 yard longer of the tee!

    • Max Caysey
      Max Caysey Aylar önce

      @Vladdy What?

    • Vladdy
      Vladdy Aylar önce

      Dude calm down with the comments lol u commented 5 times

  • Max Caysey
    Max Caysey 2 aylar önce

    Whats causing this rise?
    1) Much more athletic pro golfers, who now all train for power and length off the tee.
    2) Drivers, that 1) Produces higher launch, 2) less spin, 3) have bigger sweet-spots for less ball speed loss on mishits and 4) have a lot less gear effect, meaning straighter drives, meaning you can swing all out without being afraid of a 50 yard slice.
    3) Longer and lighter shafts for increased swing-speed (In year 2000 Tigers driver had a 43,5" 130g steel shaft. Now its a 44.5" 60g graphite shaft)
    6) Balls with 1) more aerodynamic-efficient dimple patterns, 2) that produces less spin - which in turn creates longer carry.
    2) Shorter grass on the fairway, meaning longer rolls.
    All in all, its not the ball. If the balls hadn't changed since 2000, we woulds still see an increase in carry distance... and the average haven't really increased since 2000, when there were set a limit on the drivers. Its only been a few yards of average increase since year 2000, so its not the ball, its everything else mainly and the ball a little.
    Take a 2019 ProV1 and hit a driver from year 1999 and hit a driver from 2019. The carry difference will be about 15-20 yards. Now take a 2019 driver and hit a Titleist Professional 90 from 1997 and put it op against a 2019 ProV1, and you'll see about 10 yards more carry. Now consider then, that pros are becoming stronger, faster and more powerful and you have a potent mix. But in all honesty, the average distance on the pga tour haven't changes much since year 2000-ish.

  • Max Caysey
    Max Caysey 2 aylar önce

    Whats causing this rise?
    1) Much more athletic pro golfers, who now all train for power and length off the tee.
    2) Drivers, that 1) Produces higher launch, 2) less spin, 3) have bigger sweet-spots for less ball speed loss on mishits and 4) have a lot less gear effect, meaning straighter drives, meaning you can swing all out without being afraid of a 50 yard slice.
    3) Longer and lighter shafts for increased swing-speed (In year 2000 Tigers driver had a 43,5" 130g steel shaft. Now its a 44.5" 60g graphite shaft)
    6) Balls with 1) more aerodynamic-efficient dimple patterns, 2) that produces less spin - which in turn creates longer carry.
    2) Shorter grass on the fairway, meaning longer rolls.
    All in all, its not the ball. If the balls hadn't changed since 2000, we woulds still see an increase in carry distance... and the average haven't really increased since 2000, when there were set a limit on the drivers. Its only been a few yards of average increase since year 2000, so its not the ball, its everything else mainly and the ball a little.
    Take a 2019 ProV1 and hit a driver from year 1999 and hit a driver from 2019. The carry difference will be about 15-20 yards. Now take a 2019 driver and hit a Titleist Professional 90 from 1997 and put it op against a 2019 ProV1, and you'll see about 10 yards more carry. Now consider then, that pros are becoming stronger, faster and more powerful and you have a potent mix. But in all honesty, the average distance on the pga tour haven't changes much since year 2000-ish.

  • Max Caysey
    Max Caysey 2 aylar önce

    Whats causing this rise?
    1) Much more athletic pro golfers, who now all train for power and length off the tee.
    2) Drivers, that 1) Produces higher launch, 2) less spin, 3) have bigger sweet-spots for less ball speed loss on mishits and 4) have a lot less gear effect, meaning straighter drives, meaning you can swing all out without being afraid of a 50 yard slice.
    3) Longer and lighter shafts for increased swing-speed (In year 2000 Tigers driver had a 43,5" 130g steel shaft. Now its a 44.5" 60g graphite shaft)
    6) Balls with 1) more aerodynamic-efficient dimple patterns, 2) that produces less spin - which in turn creates longer carry.
    2) Shorter grass on the fairway, meaning longer rolls.
    All in all, its not the ball. If the balls hadn't changed since 2000, we woulds still see an increase in carry distance... and the average haven't really increased since 2000, when there were set a limit on the drivers. Its only been a few yards of average increase since year 2000, so its not the ball, its everything else mainly and the ball a little.
    Take a 2019 ProV1 and hit a driver from year 1999 and hit a driver from 2019. The carry difference will be about 15-20 yards. Now take a 2019 driver and hit a Titleist Professional 90 from 1997 and put it op against a 2019 ProV1, and you'll see about 10 yards more carry. Now consider then, that pros are becoming stronger, faster and more powerful and you have a potent mix. But in all honesty, the average distance on the pga tour haven't changes much since year 2000-ish.

  • Max Caysey
    Max Caysey 2 aylar önce

    At 0:06... its only 510 yards par 5. Any pro hitting the fairway can easily get there in two... this is not a long hole. Hell, I could get there in two if I could hit the fairway with my driver!

  • Adam Levi
    Adam Levi 2 aylar önce +1

    from your own data.. the average rose because golfers moved from wound ball (which favors accuracy) to an all-round ball(new tech)

  • Razor gaming
    Razor gaming 2 aylar önce

    0:49 they synced his driver up with his iron

  • Brandon Chaney
    Brandon Chaney 2 aylar önce

    I’ve seen testing done and there is only a couple yard difference between modern and old golf balls. I’d say the main reason is clubs being delofted to hit farther and golfers getting stronger

  • Sufian Rana
    Sufian Rana 2 aylar önce +2

    STAPH WITH THESE RECOMMENDATIONS TRclips
    YOU KNOW I'M WEAK.

  • Peter Moriarty
    Peter Moriarty 2 aylar önce

    You have to consider the rise of health and body training. Arnold Schwarzenegger has influenced the entire fitness world

  • michaelovitch
    michaelovitch 2 aylar önce

    get 1 inch higher soles,and 1 inch longer clubs.
    Longer lever,higher impact speed,greater distances.

  • Nemo Brailly
    Nemo Brailly 2 aylar önce +5

    people : this golf ball makes it too easy
    golf : no worries i will just buy this country club and make the course longer

    golf really is the sport for rich

  • Robert Tucker
    Robert Tucker 2 aylar önce

    Fukin fascists why ruin the fun. Just make the courses harder

  • drServitis
    drServitis 2 aylar önce +3

    NOW I KNOW MORE ABOUT GOLF BALLS.

  • Bradley Coopersmith
    Bradley Coopersmith 2 aylar önce

    ya gotta love anything that uses Jack Fleck's picture

  • Eric Walsh
    Eric Walsh 2 aylar önce

    Hey are players are really good at the game like it's just getting better and better what should we do
    Running:let's make sure everyone has to have the same standerd of equipment for the race but other than that they can go nuts
    Rugby:let's give the ref a camera on his body so we can make sure his calls are fair since these guys are so big and fast now it could be easier to make a mistake but let's let them be better
    Basketball:these guys jump high alri let's just out them on a shoe
    Literally every other sport:let's make sure that the game is still fair for everyone so they all have a bare minimum standerd equipment but let's not limit ingenuity
    Golf:WhAt ArE yUo DoInG sToP bEiNg GoOd At ThE GaMe Go BaCk To WhEn YoU wHeRe WoRsE

  • Cryptic yA bOy
    Cryptic yA bOy 2 aylar önce

    It’s funny because I live in Augusta

  • Nilsson
    Nilsson 2 aylar önce

    What is an yard?

  • Starrylite
    Starrylite 2 aylar önce +1

    wait this isn’t BFDI

  • ruwawatson
    ruwawatson 2 aylar önce

    you just need to have a lvl cap on the players

  • Darren Spohn
    Darren Spohn 2 aylar önce

    The only golf I play is on video games. And I know ,long drives only really help on par 5 holes. They help to a lesser extent on par 4. Almost every hole has the potential for a birdie.

  • Andrew Hoback
    Andrew Hoback 2 aylar önce

    Honestly who cares if balls are going farther I mean other pros get to choose the same ball

  • ytubepuppy
    ytubepuppy 2 aylar önce

    I'm not worried, I have a lifetime supply of Pro V1 & Pro V1x balls. :-P

  • Chuck Davis
    Chuck Davis 2 aylar önce

    I'm not a golfer balls and sticks aren't my thing but an obvious solution would be to agree on the balls to be used before the whacking starts I'm serious if I don't like your balls I don't want to go whacking with you and if you have some kind of super techno balls and I only have my dimply old generic balls well whacking isn't gonna be much fun for either one of us now is it ? If your balls decide the outcome then forget whacking let's just see who's balls are more techno!!!

  • PhotoGeorge
    PhotoGeorge 2 aylar önce

    The first golf ball was made out of wood and it traveled about 75 yards on a good hit with a driver. The golf ball has been getting more efficient since then and over the years longer and longer. The new balls go a long way but they make the game of golf more exciting and watchable. I wouldn't change a thing about the golf ball.

  • Danna
    Danna 2 aylar önce

    So weak, i can hit the ball to the moon

  • StormRockOx Gaming
    StormRockOx Gaming 2 aylar önce

    So, this is just typical evolution. Why limit golfers when you can just increase the size of the field?