The golf ball that made golfers too good

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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  • Happy Friday everyone, thanks for watching our vidyas!

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    • Vox what music do you use

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  • GOLF IS BORING

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

    cjr1881cjr18812 दिन पहले
  • Well just make the golf courses bigger LUL

    Dfegw SdgeDfegw Sdge2 दिन पहले
  • Who else thought that when he said gutties it was gonna be leather and guts

    Thanos’s FingersThanos’s Fingers3 दिन पहले
  • 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.

    Think Different Music GroupThink Different Music Group3 दिन पहले
  • Is there a Out of bounds in Golf?

    John MarksmanJohn Marksman3 दिन पहले
  • We all forgot Happy Gilmore

    Pablo SejasPablo Sejas4 दिन पहले
  • "The club just bought the land behind the teebox" is hardly a solution is it, tho. LOL

    Who CaresWho Cares7 दिन पहले
  • ...niall? Niall where are you??

    AshleyxnAshleyxn7 दिन पहले
  • simple... when courses are old... make golfers use a different ball

    Santiago ManceboSantiago Mancebo8 दिन पहले
  • Literally got a golf game ad before this... watched a video on American insurance and got a insurance ad before that too...

    Jumbomuffin13Jumbomuffin1310 दिन पहले
  • What’s the song at the end?

    Hessel SieburghHessel Sieburgh10 दिन पहले
  • who saw the F-14 Tomcat at 5:16? Aviation nerds unite!

    Aaron G.Aaron G.11 दिन पहले
  • The announcers sound so excited

    PoncePonce12 दिन पहले
  • Why not do both make a second league called obstacle gold oh wait they have ITS CALLED MINI PUT PUT

    TNT_AND_THE_FLAMETNT_AND_THE_FLAME12 दिन पहले
  • 4:35 did he say *a heavier ball would fall more quickly* ? If yes: acceleration towards earth is independent of mass🤔🤔🤔🤔

    DNSDNS13 दिन पहले
    • @Hirvee5 But why? Mass has no effect on the acceleration

      DNSDNS13 दिन पहले
    • @DNS Because it would be less time in the air as total.

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

      DNSDNS13 दिन पहले
    • @DNS why would it what exactly?

      Hirvee5Hirvee513 दिन पहले
    • @Hirvee5 why would it tho?

      DNSDNS13 दिन पहले
  • Song?

    Diego Bustillos EstradaDiego Bustillos Estrada13 दिन पहले
  • Wait a minute.....so i just watched a video about an issue which is not an issue. WaitWhat

    Aaliyan AnwarAaliyan Anwar13 दिन पहले
  • I don't play golf but i watched this video completly

    Max PengMax Peng13 दिन पहले
  • You know what could have made this video better... using the metric system..

    ExaoSSExaoSS13 दिन पहले
  • Happy Gilmore changed ths sport!!!

    Ulises MorenoUlises Moreno14 दिन पहले
  • What's the music called played at the beginning

    Adrian HernandezAdrian Hernandez14 दिन पहले
  • I knew which ball before even clicking the vid.. always played better with the pro v1

    Johnny AppleseedJohnny Appleseed14 दिन पहले
  • Why wouldn't you put dimples on racecars to reduce drag instead of smooth surfaces? Is it because the golf ball is spherical?

    charles dibcharles dib18 दिन पहले
  • I say it's not going far enough, add a jetpack to it

    Tsablis ThojTsablis Thoj19 दिन पहले
  • True rich people problems

    Marvin AmannMarvin Amann21 दिन पहले
  • i want to see a 500 yard drive.

    Sam SitarSam Sitar21 दिन पहले
  • Please give international standard units... what is yards?

    zhuoli xiezhuoli xie21 दिन पहले
    • A yard is equal to 3 feet. It’s a similar length to a meter.

      tristanfrogtristanfrog20 दिन पहले
  • I don't even play golf and yet here I am, watching people protesting to nerf a golfball.

    Vince DelavegaVince Delavega22 दिन पहले
  • Just make strips of bunkers on the course and call it modern.

    axeblueaxeblue23 दिन पहले
  • 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 .

    SaetiStrakurSaetiStrakur23 दिन पहले
  • The football equivalent is the Jabulani.

    Johni WatermelonJohni Watermelon24 दिन पहले
  • Bubba

    KamineiroKamineiro24 दिन पहले
  • 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

    Liêm Nguyễn HữuLiêm Nguyễn Hữu25 दिन पहले
  • 0:49 nice driver there editors......

    PragmaticSkinkPragmaticSkink26 दिन पहले
  • There you go IN-visions I watched this, you happy?

    Jake DalyJake Daly26 दिन पहले
  • 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.

    FlyingAce1016FlyingAce101626 दिन पहले
    • @Eric Y gotcha!

      FlyingAce1016FlyingAce101625 दिन पहले
    • The problem isn't that other players can't keep up, the problem is that some holes just aren't challenging anymore.

      Eric YEric Y25 दिन पहले
  • so this video is just useless information

    Lkcdar ZadixLkcdar Zadix27 दिन पहले
  • I'm a Crazy Golf dude but this was fascinating

    Dennis MenaceDennis Menaceमहीने पहले
  • 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.

    MyMusics101MyMusics101महीने पहले
  • Bigger golf course, more water and maintenance.

    John ElwoodJohn Elwoodमहीने पहले
  • The end made me feel like I wasted 6 minutes of my life.

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  • Stop your granpha to stop science progress

    Prezla menPrezla menमहीने पहले
  • So change the par. Like damn it’s not that hard to figure out.

    CameronCameronमहीने पहले
  • 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.

    CameronCameronमहीने पहले
  • sometimes there's a obvious let overlooked solution for stuff

    j Walsterj Walsterमहीने पहले
  • 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...

    John IshmaelJohn Ishmaelमहीने पहले
  • Tell the full story about Nike and Strata too. Titleist just had more players on tour and advertised better.

    Alvin MatukuAlvin Matukuमहीने पहले
  • 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

    GreatBamBino2GreatBamBino2महीने पहले
  • You win, IN-visions. I’ll watch this video.

    Ciaran ButterlyCiaran Butterlyमहीने पहले
  • thanks for sharing im spo glad i know all about all the golf balls since 1900s

    Big ZBig Zमहीने पहले
  • 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

    As I lay Down and look upAs I lay Down and look upमहीने पहले
  • Imagine if Happy Gilmore was still playing today that would be fantastic

    Brendan McCabeBrendan McCabeमहीने पहले
  • 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.

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

    Kyle ShoeBoiKyle ShoeBoiमहीने पहले
    • Yards is basically meters.

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

    Eddie YammineEddie Yammineमहीने पहले
  • Op pls nerf

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  • Please use the metric system!

    Marcel WittmannMarcel Wittmannमहीने पहले
  • We must stop the ter'r... Now watch this drive - George Bush

    Leonard VLeonard Vमहीने पहले
  • Yeah when you slice a prov1 or a prov1x into the woods you’re waisting a 6$ ball

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  • 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 CayseyMax Cayseyमहीने पहले
    • @Vladdy What?

      Max CayseyMax Cayseyमहीने पहले
    • Dude calm down with the comments lol u commented 5 times

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  • 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 CayseyMax Cayseyमहीने पहले
  • 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 CayseyMax Cayseyमहीने पहले
  • 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 CayseyMax Cayseyमहीने पहले
  • 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!

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

    Adam LeviAdam Leviमहीने पहले
  • 0:49 they synced his driver up with his iron

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The golf ball that made golfers too good