The golf ball that made golfers too good

  • Опубликовано: 15 мар 2019
  • 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.
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Комментарии • 2 886

  • Vox
    Vox  8 дней назад +1502

    Happy Friday everyone, thanks for watching our vidyas!

    • Official Spartacat
      Official Spartacat 6 часов назад

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

    • Official Spartacat
      Official Spartacat 6 часов назад

      Is this video is accurate is how to build a gaming PC if so it's amazing

    • biaggiwins
      biaggiwins 11 часов назад


    • ThatGuyStalin
      ThatGuyStalin 20 часов назад

      Screw vox

    • Chad Krause
      Chad Krause 21 час назад

      Ayar Zeev aww a little bit more water and a one time expense of a redesign. Come on, that’s a lame excuse.

  • Gamer Guy
    Gamer Guy 5 часов назад

    No one should ever go back to a worse design, they should always find a way to overcome the obstacle and improve on it. People will get stronger and better over time so to ignore the problem will just make it even harder to over come when it returns. Just imagine if we did give our balls more drag or what ever what will happen when thats no longer enough, we cant go back the newer balls and we cant just make our balls worse and worse ether, so the only option then would be to make fake contentions to make the game harder. To limit progress is immature and arrogant and its so common that its the first option most people take now.

  • Cash boat
    Cash boat 5 часов назад


  • George Zaharia
    George Zaharia 5 часов назад

    golf the only sport that occupies more space in one course than some cities, for a handful of people to play with their balls.

  • Naadir Buffkins
    Naadir Buffkins 5 часов назад

    Trigonometry: a²+b²=c². By cutting the corner means that more distance is covered faster = few shot= faster tornaments= More tornaments= more shots take= more distance.

  • Kylee Plank
    Kylee Plank 5 часов назад

    "Heavier ball fall out of the air more quickly"... ehh.. not so sure that's how gravity works.

  • Brandon Gage
    Brandon Gage 5 часов назад

    Maybe the pros SHOULD have an easier time at scoring under par than the rest of us schmoes who struggle for 100 yards.

  • Ryan Rousseau
    Ryan Rousseau 5 часов назад

    If vox wasn’t politically used by the left I’d watch more of these videos. I’m a fan of these vids by them.

  • Dan
    Dan 5 часов назад

    Brought to you by Titleist

  • Chris
    Chris 5 часов назад


  • DickinaBox
    DickinaBox 6 часов назад

    Just add windmills

  • Preben Gjestang
    Preben Gjestang 6 часов назад

    Well, everyone can use those golf balls, so whats the difference? The winning score just settles lower with the years to come.

  • High Bow Puffin 64
    High Bow Puffin 64 6 часов назад

    This was the Wii sports golfing strategy guide I was looking for since 2006.

  • Mr Kahoobadoo
    Mr Kahoobadoo 6 часов назад

    Does the ball play a roll?

  • David Schertz
    David Schertz 6 часов назад

    Less golf courses would be better for the environment. The use of water is crazy

  • gbluecheez
    gbluecheez 6 часов назад

    I'm supposed to be writing an essay right now

  • Rob Pieper
    Rob Pieper 6 часов назад

    Golf Courses should implement ball restrictions on those older courses.

  • Yasin Demirkol
    Yasin Demirkol 6 часов назад

    I clicked the Damn video. Now leave me alone youtube

  • Simon Says
    Simon Says 7 часов назад


  • schwanz kopf
    schwanz kopf 7 часов назад

    can relate

  • Sinom Irneja
    Sinom Irneja 7 часов назад

    The people who make money from the sport are the ones who make it less of an sport.
    I see a pattern.

  • Klemen Ruperčič
    Klemen Ruperčič 7 часов назад

    Unlike golf, this video was very interesting and fun to watch.

  • The YouTube Critic
    The YouTube Critic 7 часов назад

    I watched it. Can you please stop recommending it to me now? 3/5

  • Alex Gawthrop
    Alex Gawthrop 8 часов назад

    Bubba swings an iron and they put the noise of a driver 🤔

  • Astares
    Astares 8 часов назад

    4:12 so, we're getting better gear and going back to smash the early levels

  • Andrew Creech
    Andrew Creech 8 часов назад

    The PGA should have a standard ball for each course. This way old courses like Augusta wouldn’t become obsolete.

  • lloganos
    lloganos 8 часов назад

    Why would I want to watch this I don’t even like golf now flee from my recommended list!!!

  • Kevlar Vrus 57
    Kevlar Vrus 57 9 часов назад

    I'm sure 3 million of these viewers are golfers trying to up their game.

  • immediamal coccinello
    immediamal coccinello 9 часов назад

    Golf sucks anyway

  • Kevlar Vrus 57
    Kevlar Vrus 57 9 часов назад

    I don't even like or watch golf. And here I am till the end...

  • miquel martínez
    miquel martínez 9 часов назад

    Viva vox

  • Yuki Amijochi
    Yuki Amijochi 9 часов назад

    I often wonder ...
    The only goal in Golf is to play less golf ... heh

  • You cant ツƒrคğ๓є
    You cant ツƒrคğ๓є 9 часов назад

    We used to put golfballs inside of snow balls and throw them at cars as kids lol man I was an idiot

  • Shyan Marie
    Shyan Marie 9 часов назад

    "we play a game where the goal is to play as little of this game as possible, but you're playing too little of this game"
    I always knew golf was a toxic game

  • sUpAhn00b1
    sUpAhn00b1 9 часов назад

    There's this book I read "Scratch " by Troon McAllister, that sorta reminds me of this video. Really good read, would recommend

  • Jocke Z
    Jocke Z 10 часов назад

    Am i the only one who hate golf but still watching?

  • Jordan Stephenson
    Jordan Stephenson 10 часов назад

    The issue with merely pushing the tee box back to compensate hitting the ball further is an environmental one. The amount of water, fertiliser and maintainance needed to make the hole longer multiplied by every golf course out there is pretty rediculous.
    As for us amateurs, new golf balls are just fine!

  • Chalesberg CA
    Chalesberg CA 10 часов назад

    Long drives are a great part of the game. Imagine Bubba hit it slightly more to the left, he’d be a goner. That’s why it’s fun

  • Jennifer Huizar
    Jennifer Huizar 10 часов назад

    Update the golf course instead

  • BecomeCubed
    BecomeCubed 10 часов назад

    Thanks vox for the informative video.

  • Daltira
    Daltira 10 часов назад

    Why aren’t formula 1 cars covered in dimples then?

  • Siberius Wolf
    Siberius Wolf 10 часов назад

    So just use even *MORE* land for golf courses.

  • MynTix Pig
    MynTix Pig 10 часов назад

    That’s like saying ice is too slippery for pucks in hockey

  • Sup Gaming
    Sup Gaming 10 часов назад

    Hey Dad, may I cut open your Golf ball?

  • Koos Naamloos
    Koos Naamloos 10 часов назад +1

    4:34 is either a dumb mistake or poorly explained

    • Koos Naamloos
      Koos Naamloos 8 часов назад

      +Taxoro Elysium Actually the opposite is true. It's the velocity after the hit that is lower because the ball is heavier

    • Taxoro Elysium
      Taxoro Elysium 8 часов назад

      A heavier(or rather denser) ball does fall faster if air resistance is taken into account.

  • Iosif Dzhugashvili
    Iosif Dzhugashvili 11 часов назад

    vox is big gay

  • Aurtisan Miner
    Aurtisan Miner 11 часов назад

    A sound financial plan is to own the surrounding land and sell it to the golf course when they have to expand.

  • Awesome Face
    Awesome Face 11 часов назад

    Quit recommending me this video youtube

  • streamleazefishhouse
    streamleazefishhouse 11 часов назад

    Golf courses can't just get bigger everywhere in the world. Augusta has loads of money to buy land but lay local golf courses cannot. I don't think golf should be a two tear category ether with pros using a different type of golf ball. Maybe pro courses should become more narrow like my course.

  • Christopher Osborne
    Christopher Osborne 11 часов назад

    Golf is one of the only sports where equipment isn't regulated. Perhaps regulations should be placed? Only clubs and balls with regulation specifications for tournament play? The fact that anybody can bring just about anything (within reason) is certain to give some players advantages over others, when you'd much rather prefer seeing a player win on skill alone by making all other things equal.

  • markdelej
    markdelej 11 часов назад

    It’s not because of the titleist pro V 1 that people are hitting it further. Pro V 1’s arent even the golf balls that go the furthest, they are more for spin than distance. Every company now pretty much has the inside of the ball looking like the titleist one shown.

  • FamiJack
    FamiJack 11 часов назад

    This was very cool! I'm gonna have to send this to my granddad, he's a golfer and he would get a kick out of this.

  • Andrevus Whitetail
    Andrevus Whitetail 11 часов назад

    Just level up your distance skill, problem solved.

    Hello fellow mario golfers.

  • Craig Torlay
    Craig Torlay 12 часов назад

    There is a simple solution. Just like in tennis why doesn't each tournament play with the one ball and different tournaments have different balls. It works for everyone. It is fair as everyone is using the same ball at the tournament, it works for companies as they get every player showing off and using their ball at the tournament and it works for the courses as specific balls can be used to match the lengths of courses.

  • A Gamer Aaron
    A Gamer Aaron 12 часов назад

    1:02 ...... why did you make that photo black and white? It's from 1987!

  • Max
    Max 12 часов назад

    I don't think we should be restricting the development of new technology

  • TheGodEmperorofMankind
    TheGodEmperorofMankind 12 часов назад

    Why am I watching this, I hate golf.

  • Emil Neurath
    Emil Neurath 12 часов назад

    Cp 2:20

  • Bulina PW
    Bulina PW 12 часов назад +1

    This is how I play golf in wii sports

  • shakinAF
    shakinAF 12 часов назад

    nice video, but you are Vox so die

  • Victor Mendoza
    Victor Mendoza 12 часов назад

    So this is what would happen if everyone use steroids in sports? They will all perform better but the ones that were outperforming will still outperform after the steroids...

  • Giovanni Barozzi
    Giovanni Barozzi 12 часов назад

    "A heavier ball would fall out of the sky more quickly."
    It wouldn't though. If it had the same shape it would take the same time as a lighter one.

  • joshuaoha
    joshuaoha 13 часов назад

    ...wait... what's the problem? Change the course if it's getting to easy/boring. Trying to stop technological innovation is like standing in front of a train.

  • Raiia Beart
    Raiia Beart 13 часов назад

    i thought of something funny...they learnt from happy gilmore :) thast why they going further.

  • Potnoodle
    Potnoodle 13 часов назад

    ok fine youtube i watched it

  • iHX
    iHX 13 часов назад

    we dont have to make things worse we have to make things better

  • Damalycus
    Damalycus 13 часов назад

    In the age of overpopulation we certainly don't need bigger gold courses.

  • Mark Emerson
    Mark Emerson 13 часов назад

    Why aren’t vehicle or airplane surfaces dimpled

  • MilccyWayGalaxySpaceCowBoi
    MilccyWayGalaxySpaceCowBoi 13 часов назад +1

    2:41 that's not a trend-line, that's just the graph.

  • MilccyWayGalaxySpaceCowBoi
    MilccyWayGalaxySpaceCowBoi 13 часов назад +2

    2:41 that's not a trend-line, a trend-line is a linear function which accounts for all data points and expresses them as mean.
    That's just the graph.

  • tunder975
    tunder975 13 часов назад

    Rocket proppeled golf ball is way to go lol

  • Shiro Hype
    Shiro Hype 13 часов назад

    This video wont get off my recommendations

  • ItzEmilio
    ItzEmilio 13 часов назад

    Its common sense really...

  • eternisedDragon7
    eternisedDragon7 13 часов назад

    Why not fix what sort of ball has to be used for each course? That's a straight forward solution and a fair one - oh money making is in the way....

  • Xavier Lee
    Xavier Lee 13 часов назад


  • hashim bokhamseen
    hashim bokhamseen 13 часов назад

    are we that low vox common where'd all the good videos

  • S T Ξ Λ L T H
    S T Ξ Λ L T H 13 часов назад

    When you play an old game with mods/use exploits

  • Brett Barker
    Brett Barker 14 часов назад

    Yes. Because golf courses aren’t big enough.

  • S T Ξ Λ L T H
    S T Ξ Λ L T H 14 часов назад


  • Rob Samus
    Rob Samus 14 часов назад

    My older balls are also beaten up with nicks and scratches. But hell, I’m married with kids so, meh.

  • Spud Blight
    Spud Blight 14 часов назад

    So the solution is to take up more housing or farming land for an elitist sport?

  • Eric Brown
    Eric Brown 14 часов назад +1

    What about Happy Gilmore?

  • Johnny Guy
    Johnny Guy 14 часов назад +2

    Now do a video on those swim suits at the beijing olympics that caused almost half the swimmers in the 4×100 freestyle to be in front of the world record line.

    • stone sherrill
      stone sherrill 12 часов назад

      Mmhmm. The most aerodynamic (hydrodynamic?) Swimsuits. Superior golf balls. Running shoes with years of research behind them. Progress is making the modern athlete into superheroes compared to a century ago.

  • Raven
    Raven 14 часов назад

    No reason that they can't just regulate and approve what the core of the ball is made of and how it's made.. it's no different than any other sport.. such as Basketball or Baseball, that they have a standard "regulation" ball, or even non-ball sports, such as Nascar, how the association regulates the design and performance of the cars. It's pretty stupid that Golf in this day and age doesn't have any tight regulation over the manufacturing of the golf ball that's approved for use in official games.

  • grendelkeep
    grendelkeep 14 часов назад

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

  • lavender Flower
    lavender Flower 14 часов назад

    When your too op that the game buff it self

  • Evan Kennedy
    Evan Kennedy 15 часов назад

    can this please stop showing up everywhere on RUclip

  • Friedrichilla
    Friedrichilla 15 часов назад

    Sry, but imho the golf course owner is responible for his course, not the guy who invents balls.

  • Patrick McRae
    Patrick McRae 15 часов назад

    How much money did u guys waste on this point less video. I clicked this thinking you had something interesting but instead it’s an over graphically expressed point that could have been an after mention in a more detailed breakdown of golf. Vox will have layoffs

  • Ryan Gabriele
    Ryan Gabriele 15 часов назад

    Why limit distance and hold the sport back? Let science go and see how good they can get

  • Extravagantstaff
    Extravagantstaff 15 часов назад


  • Mayhem1322
    Mayhem1322 15 часов назад

    I don’t even like golf but this was in my recommended good video

  • Dex Dex
    Dex Dex 15 часов назад +1

    No collusion

  • Dan Shutter
    Dan Shutter 15 часов назад

    Make the holes harder

  • FYCY
    FYCY 15 часов назад

    I didn't know Golfers also wine about nerfs.

  • DeeKaze
    DeeKaze 16 часов назад

    Imagine wasting millions of $ to advance a golf ball

  • JackManic1984
    JackManic1984 16 часов назад

    Just change the pars on the old courses.

  • Beau C
    Beau C 16 часов назад

    Golf is stupid and so are all its members. Prove me wrong.

  • eli Popik
    eli Popik 16 часов назад

    Wow I wish Vox did this much research on guns too

  • Sai
    Sai 16 часов назад

    Sounds like a non-issue.