The golf ball that made golfers too good

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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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Vox 2 महीने पहले
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Robert Tucker
Robert Tucker 2 घंटे पहले
Fukin fascists why ruin the fun. Just make the courses harder
drServitis 23 घंटे पहले
Bradley Coopersmith
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ya gotta love anything that uses Jack Fleck's picture
Eric Walsh
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Hey are players are really good at the game like it's just getting better and better what should we do Running:let's make sure everyone has to have the same standerd of equipment for the race but other than that they can go nuts Rugby:let's give the ref a camera on his body so we can make sure his calls are fair since these guys are so big and fast now it could be easier to make a mistake but let's let them be better Basketball:these guys jump high alri let's just out them on a shoe Literally every other sport:let's make sure that the game is still fair for everyone so they all have a bare minimum standerd equipment but let's not limit ingenuity Golf:WhAt ArE yUo DoInG sToP bEiNg GoOd At ThE GaMe Go BaCk To WhEn YoU wHeRe WoRsE
JeffyCD दिन पहले
It’s funny because I live in Augusta
Nilsson दिन पहले
What is an yard?
Starrylite 2 दिन पहले
wait this isn’t BFDI
ruwawatson 2 दिन पहले
you just need to have a lvl cap on the players
Darren Spohn
Darren Spohn 3 दिन पहले
The only golf I play is on video games. And I know ,long drives only really help on par 5 holes. They help to a lesser extent on par 4. Almost every hole has the potential for a birdie.
Andrew Hoback
Andrew Hoback 3 दिन पहले
Honestly who cares if balls are going farther I mean other pros get to choose the same ball
ytubepuppy 3 दिन पहले
I'm not worried, I have a lifetime supply of Pro V1 & Pro V1x balls. :-P
Chuck Davis
Chuck Davis 3 दिन पहले
I'm not a golfer balls and sticks aren't my thing but an obvious solution would be to agree on the balls to be used before the whacking starts I'm serious if I don't like your balls I don't want to go whacking with you and if you have some kind of super techno balls and I only have my dimply old generic balls well whacking isn't gonna be much fun for either one of us now is it ? If your balls decide the outcome then forget whacking let's just see who's balls are more techno!!!
PhotoGeorge 4 दिन पहले
The first golf ball was made out of wood and it traveled about 75 yards on a good hit with a driver. The golf ball has been getting more efficient since then and over the years longer and longer. The new balls go a long way but they make the game of golf more exciting and watchable. I wouldn't change a thing about the golf ball.
Danna 4 दिन पहले
So weak, i can hit the ball to the moon
StormRockOx Gaming
StormRockOx Gaming 4 दिन पहले
So, this is just typical evolution. Why limit golfers when you can just increase the size of the field?
cyndie26 5 दिन पहले
Hmmm... does this mean that to update golf courses to modern technology, the holes should be longer?
fabio barattini
fabio barattini 5 दिन पहले
more people never play wii sports
dino vukelic
dino vukelic 5 दिन पहले
Yes more land getting used for golf is the answer.
pinkey tripathi
pinkey tripathi 5 दिन पहले
1:59 made of guts ?
Jayblez 42018
Jayblez 42018 6 दिन पहले
Seems to me since the beginning of golf the balls always improved. Guess the courses need to update with the changes or go back to the hair balls 😴
brandon bentley
brandon bentley 6 दिन पहले
So if I take a modern golf ball back to 1985 I'll be world champion...
Beau Deaville
Beau Deaville 7 दिन पहले
go subscribe to beau Deaville
caleb cotter
caleb cotter 7 दिन पहले
Congratulations you just watch an add
Ryan Bell
Ryan Bell 7 दिन पहले
Dear Vox, Why must you lie about EVERYTHING? "It's the steepest part of this trend line" (referring to 2000 to 2001) 2000 273.18 2001 279.35 Difference 6.17 2002 279.35 2003 286.30 Difference 6.46 Just say "One of the steepest" and be honest for once.
Axel Voss
Axel Voss 8 दिन पहले
James Isaac
James Isaac 8 दिन पहले
Why not change the course? It's not like they don't have the resources needed
Joe User
Joe User 8 दिन पहले
Vox don't play golf i take it... because Wilson had a solid core ball - the Ultra back in the 80's. Not long after Wilson, there was Pinnacle- Titleist's other brandname that was solid well before the ProV. Also, there is a PGA rule that a ball can only fly x feet\second when hit with a clubhead speed of y(sorry i dont know the numbers off the top of my head). Old balls were not far short of the PGA limit. So while the ball helps, club improvement, swing improvement also help.
DerAnanasbaum 9 दिन पहले
lmao golf getting powercrept like a video game
Love Is The Answer
Love Is The Answer 9 दिन पहले
Recommended from "How Hard Can You Hit a Golf Ball? (at 100,000 FPS) - Smarter Every Day 216" from SmarterEveryDay. Where did you come from?
Tom Shepherd
Tom Shepherd 9 दिन पहले
Discussing ways to limit during distance @ 4:30 narrator states, "...a heavier ball would fall out of the air faster." Our old friend Galileo would beg to differ. #facepalm #towerofPisa
OmicronChan 4 घंटे पहले
You are correct, but that doesn't mean the video isn't correct either. F=ma. Greater mass for the same force results in less acceleration. Using S=ut + 1/2at^2, we know that lower acceleration results in less displacement, both vertically and horizontally. Less vertical displacement means that the total available flight time is reduced. #Kinematics
Raymond Menz
Raymond Menz 10 दिन पहले
all things being the same : with a golf swing above 100mph a heavier golf ball will travel further. Golf ball rules are designed for pro tour players - "a ball must weigh LESS than" with a golf swing under 90mph a heavier golf ball travels less distance than a lighter ball. A high handicap golfer is better off with a lighter ball. So ball weight counters drag, and the big hitter has a much bigger drag problem. Ball weight also counters lift. But lift is good for the slow swing and probably bad for the big hitter. When US pro golfers go to Britian they all use the British golf ball which is smaller. A smaller ball travels faster and further - more aerodynamic. The answer to reducing the distance a golf ball is hit is to make the ball bigger - less aerodynamic. www.tutelman.com/golf/ballflight/ballWeight.php
ironfbody 10 दिन पहले
British golf balls are the same size as US ones.
tdubs92 10 दिन पहले
The balls that shows vox doesn't know anything about sports
Francis Enting
Francis Enting 10 दिन पहले
not if your 99% of pga tour players
TerraBiker 10 दिन पहले
It will fix itself when you start focusing on players skills rather on how can we "help them" to be better. Once the playing act itself will be considered a challenge not winning the challenge whatever it takes...just to get "the prize" and I mean lots and lots o $$ .... money ruins everything...
MasterSwag 11 दिन पहले
The governing body should make ball regulations.. hell even provide the balls themselves. You wouldn’t see a tennis player bringing their own balls that only they feel comfortable with.
dougiedotcom 11 दिन पहले
Why not just make holes longer
Raymond Menz
Raymond Menz 10 दिन पहले
Golf has gone from 5000 metres in length to 7000 metres. The cost of the extra land and maintenance is killing golf courses and clubs. Club fees are relatively higher so people are dropping out in the millions. As a golfer I regularly played 9 holes instead of 18. Also Watson could have ended up in the trees - goodbye to millions.
pineapple guy
pineapple guy 11 दिन पहले
Or change the course lol besides it's cool seeing how far gold ball technology can go
TheInkinJapan 11 दिन पहले
All real boys have cut open a golf ball. Even if they have never played golf.
Killerking 12 दिन पहले
No matter how the golf ball changes.... Happy Gilmore will always make it in
DESTROYER67732 12 दिन पहले
Cant golfers just easily 2 shot the ball to the tee
Judy Chen
Judy Chen 12 दिन पहले
Sweswio 12 दिन पहले
That's and true bruh
Keshang Pan
Keshang Pan 13 दिन पहले
Kyler Durden
Kyler Durden 13 दिन पहले
it's steroids
gredangeo 14 दिन पहले
Don't reduce the flight of the ball, amp up the difficulty of the golf course.
Kyle Cameron
Kyle Cameron 14 दिन पहले
I think the balls and the new technology do help with distance, but as of recent there have been so many courses that just have longer holes. I like the idea of just lengthening courses/adding obstacles rather than trying to change part of the game.
Darren Iglesias
Darren Iglesias 15 दिन पहले
haha it's sooo different than when golf started it's crazy, anyone know what camera they shoot on?
Fellow Worker Gritty
Fellow Worker Gritty 15 दिन पहले
Who would name a baby "Bubba"?
Kronus 15 दिन पहले
Why are y'all always against technology, just let this tech progress and if golf becomes too easy just add terrain to courses.
Joe D
Joe D 15 दिन पहले
Farther or further
Hunnit Bands
Hunnit Bands 16 दिन पहले
nobody: youtube algorithm: you like golf?
Joe Smith
Joe Smith 16 दिन पहले
The distance argument (balls go too far) only relates to pros. The weekend hackers (99% of all golfers) still skunk it only around 180-220 yards, regardless of any new equipment. Also, there are already rules to limit the distance of both golf balls and clubs (compression/etc).
Mestador 16 दिन पहले
exactly, you dont remake the game, you adapt
: 16 दिन पहले
Vox: Taking 6 minutes to describe hundred years problem Also Vox: Explaining solution in 3 seconds
Mirowiro 17 दिन पहले
don’t know why i clicked this video
kb goon
kb goon 17 दिन पहले
I thought Nike came out with the solid gold ball design first, before Titleist?
Brandon Gavin
Brandon Gavin 16 दिन पहले
Nope the pro v was first. I Remember the first time playing it vs a professional 100. The difference was amazing.
david rivera
david rivera 17 दिन पहले
Nerf the balls their too op
Biglambo0123 17 दिन पहले
1:17 it could just be golfers getting better with their age
Aspect 17 दिन पहले
The clubs being high-tech is the biggest scam in golf history. You gain peanuts for buying a new set of club for thousands of euros. A driver from 2000 is 99.9% the same as a one from 2019. Design might be cooler and you maybe have a better game as you're excited about the clubs, but overall -- It's just a scam...
David Bueno
David Bueno 17 दिन पहले
Guy: yo what u watching on youtube? Me: its complicated
Cyril Schoenacker
Cyril Schoenacker 17 दिन पहले
Yards ? Sorry I don't speak barbarian.
Lyndon Urquiza
Lyndon Urquiza 18 दिन पहले
Modern Problems Call For Modern Solutions
Dwit Beathead
Dwit Beathead 18 दिन पहले
>spends entire video building up argument >destroys it in the last 10 seconds
isael reyes
isael reyes 18 दिन पहले
Buff the courses instead of nerfing the balls. Slowly but surely thatll even it out. Edit: Note to self... Don't comment until the end of the video
Ryan P
Ryan P 18 दिन पहले
Why would a heavier ball fall out of the air more quickly?
Ryan P
Ryan P 17 दिन पहले
Harry Potter Yeah that’s what I assumed. The way he said it made it sound like because the ball was heavier it would fall faster.
Harry Potter
Harry Potter 17 दिन पहले
I've answered this elsewhere, but here goes a brief summary. Same force + heavier ball = lower initial velocity = shorter flight.
Kale Daze
Kale Daze 18 दिन पहले
Could have said it didnt matter at the start of the video. "annoyed face"
yblaze 18 दिन पहले
I dont even play golf :D nor do i plan to
NMX 120
NMX 120 18 दिन पहले
I’ve watched it now IN-vid.
Nick Smith
Nick Smith 18 दिन पहले
Vox, baby, if you could just stay away from progressive political nonsense and stick to interesting stuff like this, I'd love you forever and your viewing/reader numbers wouldn't be leading to massive inevitable layoffs.
Lightning_comedy 18 दिन पहले
Why does that 13th hole look like an AirPod
Joshua Adkins
Joshua Adkins 19 दिन पहले
The obvious fix would just make the holes longer? I don't even golf and could of fixed this for them
Emastino 19 दिन पहले
4:35 i don’t think heavier balls fall more quickly #Galileo
Yoshi 244
Yoshi 244 19 दिन पहले
Ken Harris
Ken Harris 19 दिन पहले
who cares? its golf. its hitting a ball with a stick. anybody can do it.
Aziz N
Aziz N 19 दिन पहले
Is golf actually a sport? compared to big boys like 🦶 ⚽️ and 🦶 🏈
Gator Zen
Gator Zen 19 दिन पहले
It is more laid back and nuanced, but yes
orange juice
orange juice 19 दिन पहले
For years I thought it was "Fitliest" not "Titliest"
Andrew Liao
Andrew Liao 19 दिन पहले
O thank god I thought they used human guts for the gutties
Dave S
Dave S 16 दिन पहले
your first thought was human guts instead of animal guts?
PCamp15 19 दिन पहले
I've never heard of Burnhard Longer
SKREFI ! 19 दिन पहले
Why do you have to reduce the ball's distance? Just why? If the balls of 2019 go too far, then make bigger terrains.
mike jones's
mike jones's 19 दिन पहले
Best narrator in the world
Jake Schleben
Jake Schleben 19 दिन पहले
Do a video on the bowling ball that made bowlers too good! That would be a good video for people to watch
ParkingLotBedouin 20 दिन पहले
So the solution is to take up more useful land for the sport of the rich. Sound about right...
Alexander Spears
Alexander Spears 20 दिन पहले
0:49 driver sound over an iron swing
benn calver
benn calver 20 दिन पहले
Make greens smaller, make cups smaller, lengthen holes loads they could do if they really wanted too. Or just move with the tech like everything else does
A.D. Coleman
A.D. Coleman 20 दिन पहले
Nike's Tour Accuracy ball (made by Bridgestone at the time) actually beat Titleist to the chase with this; Tiger put it in play at the 2000 US Open, and we all know how that one panned out.
not jolyne
not jolyne 21 दिन पहले
i don't like golf but this video is kinda interesting, thanks youtube
G K 21 दिन पहले
The REAL question is... what’s a yard?
Salvatore Ferro
Salvatore Ferro 19 दिन पहले
+G K Depends of the direction
G K 19 दिन पहले
Salvatore Ferro will there be milkshakes?
Salvatore Ferro
Salvatore Ferro 19 दिन पहले
Unity of distance almost equivalent to meters...
c1berspace 21 दिन पहले
1:00 and at this point i stoped the video and put my dumbo calculator out from my table drawer to understand the rest of the video...
Nomad Equipment
Nomad Equipment 21 दिन पहले
Putting a ball in a hole: human creativity at its peak...
Blank 21 दिन पहले
So basically they're nerfing the ball?
It's simple, go back to hickory clubs and old golf balls, then we will see who the most skilled golfer is.
Alina Nechiporenko
Alina Nechiporenko 21 दिन पहले
Possibly just use older type balls for older courses?
Omega 22 दिन पहले
This happen in javelin. Dimpled javelins were thrown out of the 400m track.
nate806 23 दिन पहले
Not every course can pull back the tee box though. With the drives consistently going farther, and the courses not growing with it, it's a problem.
rSLASH Studios
rSLASH Studios 23 दिन पहले
Is it just be or the beginning music is really unsatisfying
CB Endurance
CB Endurance 23 दिन पहले
If you had on night mode you know y u clicked
Anicodeaufo 59
Anicodeaufo 59 24 दिन पहले
Golf is for richfags. I don’t care about any of this.
L. Gyger
L. Gyger 24 दिन पहले
4:35 Yeah, seems like you guys missed the physics class... In a vacuum a feather falls just as fast as an anvil. You also forgot to mention the magnus effect. Dimples are one thing, but this phenomenon is the main reason why a golf ball travels that far.
ekfliu 24 दिन पहले
Why golf ball not regulated? You can't bring own nanofiber baseball bat to hit 600 ft hr, now you are saying golf allows GPS guided ball as soon as someone invent one.
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