WSJ.com – Flogton, the New Testament of Golf

February 13, 2011 – The Wall Street Journal online article Flogton, The New Testament of Golf by John Paul Newport, introduces the Flogton Project. Flogton is “not golf” spelled backwards and is a new initiative being pushed and backed by several Silicon Valley executives that are looking to broaden the appeal of golf and grow the game.

The game of Flogton is highlighted by updated rules on play and equipment that will make the traditional game of golf more enjoyable for many existing golfers as well as hoping to attract new golfers. Flogton is a new and different game played with different formats on traditional golf courses. Interesting read.

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Golf Magazine – 7 golf balls — and fitting systems!

February 11, 2011 – Golf.com’s latest online gallery and magazine article by Rob Sauerhaft, Managing Editor (Equipment), Golf Magazine highlights seven new golf balls from Bridgestone, Srixon, Nike, Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade and Top-Flite indicating who they are targeted for and their construction and performance features. The magazine version of the article also briefly mentions the online fitting options for each manufacturer.

Good information on the basic design features of the golf balls. The fitting information offered in the gallery and magazine is not of much use and basically repeats each manufacturer’s marketing information without providing any level playing field comparisons between the golf balls as they relate to a specific golfer profiles.

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NY Times – The Right Ball Can Be As Important

July 30, 2010 – Bill Pennington of the New York Times in his article in the On Par blog titled The Right Ball Can Be as Important as the Right Club writes about Paula Creamer’s recent U.S. Open win and her change in golf balls from the pink Precept Lady 180 IQ to the Bridgestone Tour B330-RX. The article only discusses swing speed as the main factor in determining the right ball. What it fails to address is that the right golf ball for your game is a combination of fitting for your ball speed, launch angle and spin as well as your on-course preferences off the tee, in the fairway and on the green. This approach, used by GolfBallSelector.com, provides for a more comprehensive ball fitting.

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Golfweek – Woods Puts New Ball in Play

July 7, 2010 – Doug Ferguson reports in Golfweek that Tiger Woods has switched to a new golf ball. The new version of the Nike One Tour has a slightly harder cover and spins less than the previous version that Woods was using. Woods’ distance off the tee has increased in recent weeks and this could be the reason why.

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The Tour Van – Choosing which ball in foursomes

October 14, 2009 – Jennifer Gardner, Equipment Editor for the Golf Press Association recently wrote an article in The Tour Van on choosing the right golf ball when competing in a foursomes match where two golfers play alternate shot using the same golf ball. The article contains quotes from several touring professionals that participated in the recent President’s Cup matches. Viewpoints range from Robert Allenby indicating that this is a significant issue to Anthony Kim indicating that it really doesn’t matter. Interesting. What do you think?

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Golf Digest 2009 Hot List – Golf Balls

May 28, 2009 – In its May 2009 issue, Golf Digest introduced its 2009 Hot List for Golf Balls. The article rates golf balls in three price categories (<$22, $22-35, and >$40) while awarding points for each of the following criteria: Performance, Innovation, Feel, Demand, and Value. Twenty-eight golf balls were subjected to player, robot and air-cannon testing. The robot testing results for driver and wedge spin/launch data are plotted for a single profile. The report features golf balls from Bridgestone, Callaway, Nike, Pinnacle, Srixon, TaylorMade, Titleist, Top-Flite, and Wilson.

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GolfWorld – The Old Squeeze Play

February 28, 2008 – E. Michael Johnson of GolfWorld writes an article on golf ball compression indicating that compression is not relevant to consumers these days as it has been in the past. The article goes on to say that today some manufacturers use compression to predict performance while others use it to achieve a certain feel in a ball.

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NewScientist.com – Grooves instead of Dimples?

December 18, 2008 – NewScientist.com reports on a new golf ball patent by Korea’s Seoul National University that features a golf ball design with grooves on its surface rather than dimples. The grooves are arranged so that the ball’s surface is divided into triangles that cover a smaller surface area than dimples. The smaller surface area makes it less likely that a putter will strike the surface in such a way that sends the ball offline at impact. The claimed end result is fewer putting errors.

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NY Times – Golf Ball Dimples

December 2, 2008 – Nicholas Bakalar of the New York Times in his article titled Scientists Take Swing at Golf Ball’s Dimples writes about ongoing research by scientists at Arizona State University and the University of Maryland where they have created a computer simulation of the way air flow affects a ball’s speed and trajectory.

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ajc – Bridgestone Tour B330-RX

October 7, 2008 – Stan Awtrey of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about the new Tour B330-RX golf ball from Bridgestone Golf and its successful debut last month in his article titled Georgia maker’s ball hits the green.

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