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I golf occasionally - not very often, but enough to know about what balls are good for what. I never really paid much attention to the type of balls I would play with, but as I got to know the game, I steered away from the bright fluorescent balls (just because they looked fun) and paid more attention to what the best players were using.
I found the Bridgestone Golf E5 balls in American Golf, whilst browsing with a friend (who is far more into the sport than me). I got a box of 6, and compared to your standard golf ball, these ones are pretty good indeed. I was skeptical about the claims about how they are better and can help you play a better game of golf, but as I began to play more with them, I can see the benefit.
The biggest selling point about these golf balls is the fact that they are double dimpled. They have the regular looking dimples all around the outside, but within this initial dimples, are smaller dimples. Fascinating you might say to yourself with an air of non-chalance, but these extra dimples help with getting distance on your ball, as you send it flying into the air, with your best swing.
The second set of little dimples give the balls the extra umph and thrust as you swing the ball into the sky. The extra air stream that this design gives to your balls, makes the gold ball less resistance to the air, thus adding extra distance. Clever stuff, eh? I'm sure if you remember your science lessons at school, that the more aerodynamic an object is, in other words, the smoother it is to allow the air to stream smoothly around and past it, the better it will travel through the air. Perfect for golf balls and golfers.
BUT does it work? Sadly, I'm no professional, but I'm not bad. So, I can't safely say these are any better than any of the more regular golf balls. However, I've been reliably informed by fellow golfers that it does improve their ball handling action. I prefer to use the Bridgestone Golf E5 balls, because I feel like I have science on my side, so it maybe it has more a placebo effect of my golfing. Regardless, they look good and make me feel like I'm upping my game on the course, and using my balls much better to help my game.
If you go to this URL http://cdn.americangolf.co.uk/Images/products/upload4/BA/BR/BABR022_4Popup.jpg you will be able to see an example of the extra distance your aim could go, by using these balls. The distance is impressive, making this design rather effective, I think you'll agree.
I would recommend them for anyone who wants to take their sport to the next level, or for someone that loves golf so much that they want all the best accessories available. If you couldn't care less about how well you play, and only play for fun, then £20 (or thereabouts) might be a bit much for you, as you can get cheaper golf balls...but at just over £3 per ball, it's not terribly bad value.
© MarcoG 2012
**Written for the Dooyoo Triathlon competition**
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