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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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  1. Vox

    Vox

    3 tháng trước

    Happy Friday everyone, thanks for watching our vidyas!

    • papahvs YT

      papahvs YT

      Tháng trước

      @J Cunningham you are gay

    • Gerberger

      Gerberger

      2 tháng trước

      Your non-political stuff is actually watchable...

    • MrSolidBlake

      MrSolidBlake

      2 tháng trước

      Vox do you know your channel is called like a fascist Spanish politician party? Lol

    • Misan

      Misan

      2 tháng trước

      hello, why can't chickens fly?

    • Official Spartacat

      Official Spartacat

      2 tháng trước

      @Guy Man you do know the difference between capitalism and corporatism right besides they both start with the c

  2. John Elwood

    John Elwood

    14 giờ trước

    Bigger golf course, more water and maintenance.

  3. Samycgc 64

    Samycgc 64

    Ngày trước

    The end made me feel like I wasted 6 minutes of my life.

  4. Prezla men

    Prezla men

    7 ngày trước

    Stop your granpha to stop science progress

  5. Cameron

    Cameron

    10 ngày trước

    So change the par. Like damn it’s not that hard to figure out.

  6. Cameron

    Cameron

    10 ngày trước

    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.

  7. j Walster

    j Walster

    12 ngày trước

    sometimes there's a obvious let overlooked solution for stuff

  8. John Ishmael

    John Ishmael

    14 ngày trước

    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...

  9. Alvin Matuku

    Alvin Matuku

    16 ngày trước

    Tell the full story about Nike and Strata too. Titleist just had more players on tour and advertised better.

  10. ethan williams

    ethan williams

    17 ngày trước

    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

  11. Ciaran Butterly

    Ciaran Butterly

    17 ngày trước

    You win, VNchannel. I’ll watch this video.

  12. Big Z

    Big Z

    18 ngày trước

    thanks for sharing im spo glad i know all about all the golf balls since 1900s

  13. As I lay Down and look up

    As I lay Down and look up

    18 ngày trước

    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

  14. Brendan McCabe

    Brendan McCabe

    19 ngày trước

    Imagine if Happy Gilmore was still playing today that would be fantastic

  15. Smartphone Phone

    Smartphone Phone

    20 ngày trước

    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.

  16. Kyle ShoeBoi

    Kyle ShoeBoi

    20 ngày trước

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

    • GadBoDag

      GadBoDag

      19 ngày trước

      Yards is basically meters.

  17. Eddie Yammine

    Eddie Yammine

    20 ngày trước

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

  18. ez

    ez

    20 ngày trước

    Op pls nerf

  19. Marcel Wittmann

    Marcel Wittmann

    20 ngày trước

    Please use the metric system!

  20. Leonard V

    Leonard V

    20 ngày trước

    We must stop the ter'r... Now watch this drive - George Bush

  21. Egg

    Egg

    21 ngày trước

    Yeah when you slice a prov1 or a prov1x into the woods you’re waisting a 6$ ball

  22. Max Caysey

    Max Caysey

    22 ngày trước

    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 Caysey

      Max Caysey

      21 ngày trước

      @Vladdy What?

    • Vladdy

      Vladdy

      21 ngày trước

      Dude calm down with the comments lol u commented 5 times

  23. Max Caysey

    Max Caysey

    22 ngày trước

    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.

  24. Max Caysey

    Max Caysey

    22 ngày trước

    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.

  25. Max Caysey

    Max Caysey

    22 ngày trước

    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.

  26. Max Caysey

    Max Caysey

    22 ngày trước

    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!

  27. Adam Levi

    Adam Levi

    22 ngày trước

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

  28. Razor gaming

    Razor gaming

    22 ngày trước

    0:49 they synced his driver up with his iron

  29. Brandon Chaney

    Brandon Chaney

    23 ngày trước

    I’ve seen testing done and there is only a couple yard difference between modern and old golf balls. I’d say the main reason is clubs being delofted to hit farther and golfers getting stronger

  30. Sufian Rana

    Sufian Rana

    24 ngày trước

    STAPH WITH THESE RECOMMENDATIONS VNchannel YOU KNOW I'M WEAK.

  31. Peter Moriarty

    Peter Moriarty

    24 ngày trước

    You have to consider the rise of health and body training. Arnold Schwarzenegger has influenced the entire fitness world

  32. michaelovitch

    michaelovitch

    24 ngày trước

    get 1 inch higher soles,and 1 inch longer clubs. Longer lever,higher impact speed,greater distances.

  33. Nemo Brailly

    Nemo Brailly

    24 ngày trước

    people : this golf ball makes it too easy golf : no worries i will just buy this country club and make the course longer golf really is the sport for rich

  34. Robert Tucker

    Robert Tucker

    24 ngày trước

    Fukin fascists why ruin the fun. Just make the courses harder

  35. drServitis

    drServitis

    25 ngày trước

    NOW I KNOW MORE ABOUT GOLF BALLS.

  36. Bradley Coopersmith

    Bradley Coopersmith

    26 ngày trước

    ya gotta love anything that uses Jack Fleck's picture

  37. Eric Walsh

    Eric Walsh

    26 ngày trước

    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

  38. JeffyCD

    JeffyCD

    26 ngày trước

    It’s funny because I live in Augusta

  39. Nilsson

    Nilsson

    26 ngày trước

    What is an yard?

  40. Starrylite

    Starrylite

    27 ngày trước

    wait this isn’t BFDI

  41. ruwawatson

    ruwawatson

    27 ngày trước

    you just need to have a lvl cap on the players

  42. Darren Spohn

    Darren Spohn

    28 ngày trước

    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.

  43. Andrew Hoback

    Andrew Hoback

    28 ngày trước

    Honestly who cares if balls are going farther I mean other pros get to choose the same ball

  44. ytubepuppy

    ytubepuppy

    28 ngày trước

    I'm not worried, I have a lifetime supply of Pro V1 & Pro V1x balls. :-P

  45. Chuck Davis

    Chuck Davis

    28 ngày trước

    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!!!

  46. PhotoGeorge

    PhotoGeorge

    29 ngày trước

    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.

  47. Danna

    Danna

    29 ngày trước

    So weak, i can hit the ball to the moon

  48. StormRockOx Gaming

    StormRockOx Gaming

    29 ngày trước

    So, this is just typical evolution. Why limit golfers when you can just increase the size of the field?

  49. cyndie26

    cyndie26

    Tháng trước

    Hmmm... does this mean that to update golf courses to modern technology, the holes should be longer?

  50. fabio barattini

    fabio barattini

    Tháng trước

    more people never play wii sports

  51. dino vukelic

    dino vukelic

    Tháng trước

    Yes more land getting used for golf is the answer.

  52. pinkey tripathi

    pinkey tripathi

    Tháng trước

    1:59 made of guts ?

  53. Jayblez 42018

    Jayblez 42018

    Tháng trước

    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 😴

  54. brandon bentley

    brandon bentley

    Tháng trước

    So if I take a modern golf ball back to 1985 I'll be world champion...

  55. Beau Deaville

    Beau Deaville

    Tháng trước

    go subscribe to beau Deaville

  56. caleb cotter

    caleb cotter

    Tháng trước

    Congratulations you just watch an add

  57. Ryan Bell

    Ryan Bell

    Tháng trước

    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.

  58. Axel Voss

    Axel Voss

    Tháng trước

    *I WATCHED IT NOW STOP PLZ*

  59. James Isaac

    James Isaac

    Tháng trước

    Why not change the course? It's not like they don't have the resources needed

  60. Joe User

    Joe User

    Tháng trước

    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.

  61. DerAnanasbaum

    DerAnanasbaum

    Tháng trước

    lmao golf getting powercrept like a video game

  62. Love Is The Answer

    Love Is The Answer

    Tháng trước

    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?

  63. Tom Shepherd

    Tom Shepherd

    Tháng trước

    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

      OmicronChan

      25 ngày trước

      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

  64. Raymond Menz

    Raymond Menz

    Tháng trước

    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

      ironfbody

      Tháng trước

      British golf balls are the same size as US ones.

  65. tdubs92

    tdubs92

    Tháng trước

    The balls that shows vox doesn't know anything about sports

  66. Francis Enting

    Francis Enting

    Tháng trước

    not if your 99% of pga tour players

  67. TerraBiker

    TerraBiker

    Tháng trước

    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...

  68. MasterSwag

    MasterSwag

    Tháng trước

    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.

  69. dougiedotcom

    dougiedotcom

    Tháng trước

    Why not just make holes longer

    • Raymond Menz

      Raymond Menz

      Tháng trước

      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.

  70. pineapple guy

    pineapple guy

    Tháng trước

    Or change the course lol besides it's cool seeing how far gold ball technology can go

  71. TheInkinJapan

    TheInkinJapan

    Tháng trước

    All real boys have cut open a golf ball. Even if they have never played golf.

  72. Killerking

    Killerking

    Tháng trước

    No matter how the golf ball changes.... Happy Gilmore will always make it in

  73. DESTROYER67732

    DESTROYER67732

    Tháng trước

    Cant golfers just easily 2 shot the ball to the tee

  74. Judy Chen

    Judy Chen

    Tháng trước

    3:16

  75. Sweswio

    Sweswio

    Tháng trước

    That's and true bruh

  76. Keshang Pan

    Keshang Pan

    Tháng trước

    喵的原来最后的解决方式居然是买地拓场子!高尔夫不愧是有钱人的玩意!😂

  77. Kyler Durden

    Kyler Durden

    Tháng trước

    it's steroids

  78. gredangeo

    gredangeo

    Tháng trước

    Don't reduce the flight of the ball, amp up the difficulty of the golf course.

  79. Kyle Cameron

    Kyle Cameron

    Tháng trước

    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.

  80. Darren Iglesias

    Darren Iglesias

    Tháng trước

    haha it's sooo different than when golf started it's crazy, anyone know what camera they shoot on?

  81. Fellow Worker Gritty

    Fellow Worker Gritty

    Tháng trước

    Who would name a baby "Bubba"?

  82. Kronus

    Kronus

    Tháng trước

    Why are y'all always against technology, just let this tech progress and if golf becomes too easy just add terrain to courses.

  83. Joe D

    Joe D

    Tháng trước

    Farther or further

  84. Hunnit Bands

    Hunnit Bands

    Tháng trước

    nobody: youtube algorithm: you like golf?

  85. Joe Smith

    Joe Smith

    Tháng trước

    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).

  86. Mestador

    Mestador

    Tháng trước

    exactly, you dont remake the game, you adapt

  87. :

    :

    Tháng trước

    Vox: Taking 6 minutes to describe hundred years problem Also Vox: Explaining solution in 3 seconds

  88. Mirowiro

    Mirowiro

    Tháng trước

    don’t know why i clicked this video

  89. kb goon

    kb goon

    Tháng trước

    I thought Nike came out with the solid gold ball design first, before Titleist?

    • Brandon Gavin

      Brandon Gavin

      Tháng trước

      Nope the pro v was first. I Remember the first time playing it vs a professional 100. The difference was amazing.

  90. david rivera

    david rivera

    Tháng trước

    Nerf the balls their too op

  91. Biglambo0123

    Biglambo0123

    Tháng trước

    1:17 it could just be golfers getting better with their age

  92. Aspect

    Aspect

    Tháng trước

    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...

  93. David Bueno

    David Bueno

    Tháng trước

    Guy: yo what u watching on youtube? Me: its complicated

  94. Cyril Schoenacker

    Cyril Schoenacker

    Tháng trước

    Yards ? Sorry I don't speak barbarian.

  95. Lyndon Urquiza

    Lyndon Urquiza

    Tháng trước

    Modern Problems Call For Modern Solutions

  96. Dwit Beathead

    Dwit Beathead

    Tháng trước

    >spends entire video building up argument >destroys it in the last 10 seconds

  97. isael reyes

    isael reyes

    Tháng trước

    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

  98. Ryan P

    Ryan P

    Tháng trước

    Why would a heavier ball fall out of the air more quickly?

    • Ryan P

      Ryan P

      Tháng trước

      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

      Tháng trước

      I've answered this elsewhere, but here goes a brief summary. Same force + heavier ball = lower initial velocity = shorter flight.

  99. Kale Daze

    Kale Daze

    Tháng trước

    Could have said it didnt matter at the start of the video. "annoyed face"

  100. yblaze

    yblaze

    Tháng trước

    I dont even play golf :D nor do i plan to

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