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Golfers - why you need to clean your balls.
When playing golf the aim of the game is simple. You are attempting to hit a ball from the tee into the hole is as few shots as possible. There is a critical element to this - hitting. When you are hitting you are hitting something with something. In golf you are hitting a golf ball with a golf club.
Because of this you need to ensure that you keep both of these items clean - especially the golf ball. You can clean the golf club whenever and wherever you like, however you can only clean the ball in certain places. Keeping both the club and ball clean is imperative to both good contact and good flight.
Cleaning the club is simple - simply clean the face and ensure the grooves are clear of dirt. This will ensure a clean contact with the ball.
A dirty golf ball can effect many elements in the golf game. It can effect role on a green, flight in the air and contact with the club. When in the iar you will not be able to know for sure if the ball is going to go straigh, left or right. At least if you clean the ball and it does deviate in the air you will know that it was not the cleanliness of the ball.
A golf ball is designed to fly through the air with a minimal amount of resistance, that is what the dimples are for, however what if one or more of those dimples is dirty, then the ball flight will be effected and there is no way that you can guarantee the flight and length of the ball. When putting if the ball is dirty this may make the ball deviate on its roll.
Even if a golf ball looks clean it probably isn't. The golf ball will not just pick up physical dirt from the ground, it will also pick up particles from the air which stick to the golf ball like glue. Although these do not weigh as much as say dirt they still have an impact on the ball. The balls weight will change and it will lose its center of gravity.
You can clean your ball on two occasions (three if preferred lies are in operation), these are on the tee and on the green. When on the tee you should clean your ball each and every time. When on the green you should mark your ball, pick up and clean prior to each and every shot.
Cleaning the ball is easy, however you need to ensure that you take the right equipment with you, you will need 2 towels, some water and if possible a club brush. Pour some water onto the ball and then clean it with one of the towels. If there is a lot of dirt on he ball use the club brush, when you are happy that the ball is clean dry it on the other towel. Even when using a ball washer on the course you should always dry the ball. A dry ball does not pick up dirt on the ground or particles in the air as much as they do not have the ability to stick as they do to a wet ball. A wet ball also effects the center of gravity on a golf ball.
Why drop shots in a round just because your golf ball is dirty. Ball cleanliness is a simple and effortless requirement which is so often overlooked. Clean your balls and get the flight and distance that the ball was designed for.
About the Author: Peter Cunningham manages the Golf Review Center website. This site is dedicated to the provision of quality reviews for golf related products and servers worldwide.