Golf ball compression refers to the amount of force required to compress a golf ball. The compression of a golf ball is measured on a scale of 1-200, with higher numbers indicating a higher compression.
A golf ball with a high compression rating will feel firm and will require more force to compress it. This type of ball is typically preferred by skilled golfers with a high swing speed, as it will travel further when hit.
A golf ball with a low compression rating will feel softer and will compress more easily. This type of ball is typically preferred by beginner or recreational golfers, as it will travel a shorter distance when hit, but will be more forgiving on off-center hits.
It is important to note that each golfer has their own preference in terms of compression, and what works for one golfer may not work for another. It is recommended that golfers experiment with different compression ratings to find the one that works best for their swing.
The PGA (Professional Golfers' Association) golf compression rating is a scale used to measure the hardness of a golf ball. The scale ranges from 1-200, with higher numbers indicating a harder, higher-compression ball and lower numbers indicating a softer, lower-compression ball.
The PGA compression rating is determined by measuring the force required to compress a golf ball a specific percentage of its diameter. This measurement is taken using a machine called a compression tester, which applies a specific amount of force to the ball and measures the amount of compression that occurs.
The PGA compression rating is not the only compression rating system, but it's one of the most widely used and recognized. It's important to note that not all golf balls have a PGA compression rating, and some manufacturers may use their own compression rating system.
It's important for golfers to understand that the PGA compression rating is just one factor in determining the suitability of a golf ball for their game. Other factors such as size, weight, dimple pattern, surface, and material also play a role in the golf ball performance.
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