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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Mar 15, 2019

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Vox 4 months ago
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Mr. Waffles
Mr. Waffles 15 days ago
Vox what music do you use
papahvs YT
papahvs YT 3 months ago
@J Cunningham you are gay
Gerberger 3 months ago
Your non-political stuff is actually watchable...
MrSolidBlake 4 months ago
Vox do you know your channel is called like a fascist Spanish politician party? Lol
Misan 4 months ago
hello, why can't chickens fly?
Lakshit Dagar
"The club just bought the land behind the tee box to solve the problem." Well that was a waste of time.
project_ mango
Me Using Wood: 58 Yards average Me Using Pro VI: 72 Yards average
chief 1 redwolf
All good gifts and perfect gifts comes down from the Father of lights in who there is no variableness or shadow or turning Jesus said that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God 👟❤️📖📖📖
Vince Burgos
Vince Burgos Day ago
When the golf ball more good than you
HyperionSc2 2 days ago
But do they shoot the island in Wii golf?
Farry at zombs royale Maybe
My cousin is a or famous golfer he is from Australia his name is Jeffry he's all over the news
Kim Namjoon’s
Kim Namjoon’s 4 days ago
cjr1881 5 days ago
Why is it so hard to make a specific ball for the PGA? MLB has no issue with this.
Dfegw Sdge
Dfegw Sdge 6 days ago
Well just make the golf courses bigger LUL
Thanos’s Fingers
Who else thought that when he said gutties it was gonna be leather and guts
Think Different Music Group
Clearly the PGA don’t have any regulations if their allowing modifications to the golf ball, imagine if in the MLB they would allow hollowed out cork bats and lighter baseballs everybody would be a slugger.
John Marksman
John Marksman 7 days ago
Is there a Out of bounds in Golf?
Pablo Sejas
Pablo Sejas 7 days ago
We all forgot Happy Gilmore
Who Cares
Who Cares 10 days ago
"The club just bought the land behind the teebox" is hardly a solution is it, tho. LOL
Ashleyxn 11 days ago
...niall? Niall where are you??
Santiago Mancebo
Santiago Mancebo 12 days ago
simple... when courses are old... make golfers use a different ball
Jumbomuffin13 13 days ago
Literally got a golf game ad before this... watched a video on American insurance and got a insurance ad before that too...
Hessel Sieburgh
Hessel Sieburgh 13 days ago
What’s the song at the end?
Aaron G.
Aaron G. 15 days ago
who saw the F-14 Tomcat at 5:16? Aviation nerds unite!
Ponce 16 days ago
The announcers sound so excited
TNT_AND_THE_FLAME 16 days ago
Why not do both make a second league called obstacle gold oh wait they have ITS CALLED MINI PUT PUT
DNS 16 days ago
4:35 did he say *a heavier ball would fall more quickly* ? If yes: acceleration towards earth is independent of mass🤔🤔🤔🤔
DNS 16 days ago
@Hirvee5 But why? Mass has no effect on the acceleration
Hirvee5 16 days ago
@DNS Because it would be less time in the air as total.
DNS 16 days ago
@Hirvee5 "a heavier ball would spend less time falling in this case."
Hirvee5 16 days ago
@DNS why would it what exactly?
DNS 16 days ago
@Hirvee5 why would it tho?
Diego Bustillos Estrada
Aaliyan Anwar
Aaliyan Anwar 17 days ago
Wait a minute.....so i just watched a video about an issue which is not an issue. WaitWhat
Max Peng
Max Peng 17 days ago
I don't play golf but i watched this video completly
ExaoSS 17 days ago
You know what could have made this video better... using the metric system..
Ulises Moreno
Ulises Moreno 17 days ago
Happy Gilmore changed ths sport!!!
Adrian Hernandez
Adrian Hernandez 18 days ago
What's the music called played at the beginning
Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Appleseed 18 days ago
I knew which ball before even clicking the vid.. always played better with the pro v1
charles dib
charles dib 21 day ago
Why wouldn't you put dimples on racecars to reduce drag instead of smooth surfaces? Is it because the golf ball is spherical?
Tsablis Thoj
Tsablis Thoj 22 days ago
I say it's not going far enough, add a jetpack to it
Marvin Amann
Marvin Amann 24 days ago
True rich people problems
Sam Sitar
Sam Sitar 24 days ago
i want to see a 500 yard drive.
zhuoli xie
zhuoli xie 24 days ago
Please give international standard units... what is yards?
tristanfrog 24 days ago
A yard is equal to 3 feet. It’s a similar length to a meter.
Vince Delavega
Vince Delavega 25 days ago
I don't even play golf and yet here I am, watching people protesting to nerf a golfball.
axeblue 26 days ago
Just make strips of bunkers on the course and call it modern.
SaetiStrakur 27 days ago
If a pro makes something hard look easy that means he has skill. I think it's disrespectful to change the game so that years of dedication and hard work is punished! I for one like watching pro athletes pull of feats that I could never do. Maybe I'm just crazy but I think that's how it should be .
Johni Watermelon
Johni Watermelon 27 days ago
The football equivalent is the Jabulani.
Kamineiro 28 days ago
Liêm Nguyễn Hữu
waste of lands bad effects on environment your performance assisted a lot by high-tech equipment every records can be broken by the fact that anyone can change the size of field, or just born later and you automatically get higher results Golf is purely a richers's entertainment, and costly on any perspectives
PragmaticSkink 29 days ago
0:49 nice driver there editors......
Jake Daly
Jake Daly 29 days ago
There you go RUvid I watched this, you happy?
FlyingAce1016 Month ago
Sounds like other players are just mad they arent able to pull off a hit that good. Good goofball still a level playing field no reason to reduce its quality lol. As long as all players use the same type.
FlyingAce1016 29 days ago
@Eric Y gotcha!
Eric Y
Eric Y 29 days ago
The problem isn't that other players can't keep up, the problem is that some holes just aren't challenging anymore.
Lkcdar Zadix
Lkcdar Zadix Month ago
so this video is just useless information
Dennis Menace
Dennis Menace Month ago
I'm a Crazy Golf dude but this was fascinating
MyMusics101 Month ago
But the multilayered ball(s) can only explain the steep rise for the next few years (until nearly all players have switched), maybe up until 2003 if you look at the graph of relative ball type usage they show. What explains the relatively steep and steady rise from ca. 1994 up to ca. 2005? Did they just have a decade of annually vastly improved golf balls? Just looking at the graph, the 2000/2001 jump is pretty steep, but it doesn't stand out too much from the overall trend which took a decade. I think this video was too focused on that 1 type of ball and ignored the rest.
John Elwood
John Elwood Month ago
Bigger golf course, more water and maintenance.
Samycgc 64
Samycgc 64 Month ago
The end made me feel like I wasted 6 minutes of my life.
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