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Best Spinning Golf Balls

by Patrick Cameron
    The type of ball--two- or three-piece--has a lot to do with the spin you'll get on the club face.

    The type of ball--two- or three-piece--has a lot to do with the spin you'll get on the club face.

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    Overview

    You see the pros do it and wonder in marvel as their ball hits the green above the hole and spins down to within inches. Although not all of that spin is due to the type of ball that they are hitting, a ball that grabs better on the club face and creates the maximum amount of spin for your swing can be helpful in helping you control the game better.

    Two- or Three- Piece Ball?

    Golf balls generally come in two builds. They are made from a core and an outer layer as a two piece, or a core, an inner layer and an outer layer as three piece. If you're looking for more spin on your shots, and a lower ball flight, a three-piece ball is the way to go. Two-piece balls tend to slide up the face of the club a greater distance before engaging with the grooves, thus they spin less and they have a higher flight trajectory. A three-piece ball will grab the club face at a lower point after contact, thus you can deliver more spin and generate a lower flight trajectory.

    Ben Hogan Tour Deep

    Ben Hogan is part of the Callaway brand. The Ben Hogan Tour Deep represents something almost novel in golf ball construction. Although the core of the ball is typical of what you'll find with three-piece golf balls, the outer urethane skin is where the ball really differentiates. The Tour Deep has a very thin outer layer, the equivalent of three sheets of paper. As the thinner layer between club and core helps to create dynamic long hits with the driver, it also provides unmatched feel and grab for superior control on scoring shots and loads of back spin.

    Nike One Tour

    The Nike One Tour is a four-piece ball construction that offers explosive distance and exceptional spin around the green. The ball has what Nike calls a progressive density core that produces excess spin. One of the nice things about the Nike One has opposed to other high spin balls is the power transfer layer, which is located between the core and the inner cover of the ball. The power transfer layer is a fairly new component (thus a four-piece ball), which allows for spin but yet still makes the ball forgiving of non-square contact with the club face.

    About the Author

    Patrick Cameron is a freelance writer with 10 years of diverse experience in consumer goods branding, promotions and retail communications. He works out of his home in Denver, Colo. He received his Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from the University of Minnesota.

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