Product Type: Longridge Golf
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My son the thief! (i am so proud!).
Longridge Foam Practice Balls
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Longridge Foam Practice Balls
Advantages: Lightweight, ideally sized (to play catch) for a childs hands.
Disadvantages: The foam can come out in lumps, choking hazard for younger children.
I am ashamed to say that this particular item I find myself reviewing is not actually something I purchased, but something we now own due to my son (then only 3, but still no excuse!), had managed to pilfer this from his nursery, and squirreled it away in his toy box!
The product in question is - "Longridge foam practise ball".
After reading the product description on www.amazon.co.uk, I was surprised to find that these are actually practise golf balls, designed ideally for shot practising rather than distance, as these are design to be short flight only.
To us this is simple an effective light ball, ideally sized for a smaller child's hands, making it easier to pay roll or catch with, without hurting the kids hand, or even your body as children do tend to "lob" things at that age!
Within the pack you get 6 balls, which are currently being sold for £3.83, with this being part of a "super delivery" meaning no postage costs.
Each ball is red in colour, with a band of rainbow stripes around the centre, which in fairness Is probably what attracted my son to it in the first place!
This is a light foam construction, that is ideal for throwing and I would imagine chipping (golf wise!), that doesn't really have much bounce to it, though after finding out what they exactly are I can now understand why!
These are marketed as ideal for golf practise for not only adults but also children too, though why anyone would trust a child with an implement that could be used as a club is beyond me, just give them the ball!
Any downsides, well apart from the fact that this is foam, and was pinched from a nursery, there is the potential for chunks to either flake out of the ball, or in our case be chewed from the ball, though thankfully he has well and truly passed that stage (he is 6 now!), with ball surviving reasonably unscathed for this long.
From a golfing point of view (and some of the recommendations via amazon) these are a good training tool for golfers, but from my point of view are good light balls, ideally sized for a child's hands, that (with adult supervision!) can held there hand to eye ball co-ordination, recommended!
Thanks for reading x
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