Golf ball is a small, white ball with a tough cover and a resilient core of rubber, used in playing golf. In the earliest days of golf on the eastern coast of Scotland, players used primitive equipment to play the game in a rather haphazard and casual manner. The first clubs and balls specifically made for golf were fashioned from wood. One documented reference is that of a John Daly playing with a wooden ball in 1550.
                        Golf balls had quite irregular weights. While the feathery balls were less standardized the
weights were becoming standardized with the beginning of the gutta percha balls. Nowadays, golf balls are ranking between 41-47 grams, including those being produced still in the 70ies. The average weight would be around 45gr. One exception is the Cayman ball, constructed by Jack Nicklaus in the 80ies. This ball only weights half of the standard weight (approx. 20 gr.) to enable less distance for smaller golf courses.
                         When a golf ball is hit, the impact, which lasts less than a millisecond, determines the ball’s velocity, launch angle and spin rate, all of which influence its trajectory (and its behavior when it hits the ground). To keep the aerodynamics optimal, the golf ball needs to be clean, in order to avoid any impediments to the aerodynamic effect of the ball. Thus, it is advisable that golfers frequently wash balls. Golfers can wash balls manually, but mechanical ball washers are also available.

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