The golf ball that made golfers too good

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  • Published on Mar 15, 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.
    A previous version of this video contained an audio glitch at 2:35. The error has been corrected.
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Comments • 3 268

  • Vox
    Vox  6 months ago +2164

    Happy Friday everyone, thanks for watching our vidyas!

    • Cadester22
      Cadester22 22 days ago

      @tobi maru shut up your a waste of space

    • Craftless
      Craftless 2 months ago

      Vox what music do you use

    • papahvs YT
      papahvs YT 5 months ago

      @J C you are gay

    • Gerberger
      Gerberger 5 months ago +1

      Your non-political stuff is actually watchable...

    • MrSolidBlake
      MrSolidBlake 6 months ago +1

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

  • Fewdastrongone
    Fewdastrongone 6 hours ago +1

    then there were haires
    me: ok
    then there were featheries
    me: ok
    then there were gutteries
    me: ok.... WAT WHAT

  • Kelly McGregor
    Kelly McGregor 19 hours ago +1

    Around 1998 callaway came out with big Bertha, the first titanium golf club that was bigger. I believe this also had a effect.

  • Rhett Copland
    Rhett Copland Day ago

    It's not a problem: I don't care if they hit it a ton, it's fun to watch. We'll never hit it that far and golf is still fun. don't matter.

  • Joe Blow
    Joe Blow 2 days ago

    Anybody else get this in their recommended September 2019!?

    • Tim D
      Tim D 2 days ago

      Ya I just learned I should be using ProV1s

  • Michael Bay
    Michael Bay 3 days ago

    Whoever made this video has no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to oakmont lol

  • Pat Stallsmith
    Pat Stallsmith 4 days ago

    What is the rule is that you had to follow the course?

  • outlawstars100
    outlawstars100 18 days ago

    A golf advert on a golf video

  • MalseMarcel
    MalseMarcel 20 days ago

    Reminds me of that course in Wii Sports

  • D Will
    D Will 21 day ago +5

    Put the sound of someone smacking a driver while bubba hit his iron 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • David Buschhorn
    David Buschhorn 22 days ago +3

    My golf instructor said, "If you can hit a 250 yard drive, you can compete with the pros *_IF_* you never more than two-putt."
    I spent more time on the practice green than on the driving range and my game improved a *_lot._*

    • David Buschhorn
      David Buschhorn 6 days ago

      @Nick Civetta Right. Two 250-ish yard drives and two putt for par. You should never more than 2-putt (ideally ;)).
      First putt gets you within three feet, second putt sinks it.

    • Nick Civetta
      Nick Civetta 6 days ago

      David Buschhorn no shot you can compete with 250 yard drives. You’d encounter par 4s where you’d be left with another 230+ for an approach shot

  • johnrob1977
    johnrob1977 23 days ago

    This actually isn't accurate. Nike and Tiger woods debuted their ball in May of 2000 while the ProV1 didn't come out until November of that year. Bridgestone helped make the Nike ball. Go back and look at 2000-2001 Tiger Woods. He was head and shoulders above everyone and part of this is due to the superior ball he was playing.

  • Kien Nguyen
    Kien Nguyen 23 days ago

    so the solution is to destroy more lands to build bigger golf courses? Sounds good.

  • A. Sheridan
    A. Sheridan 23 days ago

    I got a golf game ad

  • P I K U L I C H U
    P I K U L I C H U 24 days ago +1

    When a golf ad comes in before the actual golf video

  • delicious snacc
    delicious snacc 24 days ago

    Why am i watching a golf facts at 1am

  • Ramenaitor
    Ramenaitor 24 days ago

    That is a high quality thumbnail

  • carlsong643
    carlsong643 26 days ago

    0:49 hits with an iron *sound of a driver*

  • Tom Donnelly
    Tom Donnelly 26 days ago

    Actually, Nike had a ball, made for them by Bridgestone, that pre-dated the Titleist ProV1. It’s the reason that Tiger Woods won the 2000 U.S. Open by 15 shots. Unfortunately for Nike, Bridgestone could not supple them in sufficient quantities to satisfy demand. Titleist came along shortly thereafter and using their marketing and manufacturing muscle made the ProV1 “the number one ball in golf”.

  • D LaGarde
    D LaGarde 26 days ago

    Why is this in my recommended list I've literally never touched a golf club

  • LatvianTHatMaYbEisJaPaneS E

    Use METRES

  • Qwertiop
    Qwertiop 27 days ago +3

    Don’t limit the ball, make the courses harder! Wouldn’t it be way more entertaining to see someone blast the ball super far across the huge field than it would be to watch normal golf?

    • Emilio Pallares
      Emilio Pallares 19 days ago

      Consider how bad golf courses are for the environment already (use a lot of water and use land inefficiently). If they were larger, these bad would just be exacerbated. The problem with longer drives is that larger areas of the course become obsolete along with the obstacles within them.

    • Owen Bisal
      Owen Bisal 21 day ago +1

      umm absolutely not

  • Qwertiop
    Qwertiop 27 days ago

    That thumbnail is my spirit animal

  • Channel 4
    Channel 4 27 days ago

    Jesus Christ, okay youtube I watched it.

  • yellooh
    yellooh 28 days ago

    Not everyone is happy? You mean not every golfer is happy? Just kidding.

  • Luxembourg Time
    Luxembourg Time 28 days ago +1

    Remove the golf ball entirely

  • Kyle Fast
    Kyle Fast Month ago

    This was so true at Medinah last week, once a course that was extremely tough was practically made obsolete with driver technology and ball tech. Instead of players having to work the ball they just cut all the corners

  • Gary Weaver
    Gary Weaver Month ago

    Jump to 2:53 for the reveal. The Titleist pro v1.

  • Frankie Kuriakuz III

    I literally got a golf ad in the middle of the video

  • Lammet
    Lammet Month ago +1

    why does it matter, I can't even hit the ball let alone make it go 100 meters

  • Tirthankar Pandit
    Tirthankar Pandit Month ago

    There is no criteria or requirements to qualify to play golf . You only need to be rich and rich people tend to make things easier for them

  • Ain Annie Qistina Jamaludin

    they just told golfers how to cheat in a game😃😃😃
    Hope my dad didn't see this.

  • Yoot Official
    Yoot Official Month ago

    Man- this video is--
    aE S T H E T I C.

  • Jon De Geek
    Jon De Geek Month ago

    Listen to the sound @ 0:49 it sounded like a driver... but look at bubba's follow thru.. its an iron.

  • xd DEATHGUY10223
    xd DEATHGUY10223 Month ago

    Good boy bubba

  • tia nguyen
    tia nguyen Month ago +2

    i got an ad for birdieball right before this video so i guess that’s the answer

  • BickieDitch
    BickieDitch Month ago

    Golf would actually be interesting if it was always played like that

  • Skeleton Masher
    Skeleton Masher Month ago

    You can make my ball good

  • Jeff White
    Jeff White Month ago +3

    They bought the land behind the tee box and made the hole longer aka Tiger Proofing

  • Swiftly
    Swiftly Month ago

    Song in the beginning?

  • T
    T Month ago

    What if i am too poor to play golf?

  • John Smith
    John Smith Month ago

    You should have metric distances too for the rest of the world. FYI 300 yards is just under 275 m.

  • 5000 subs with no effort

    Is the ball racist??

  • Andrew
    Andrew Month ago +1

    So basically, the ball is just 15% less ballier.

  • Boopi
    Boopi Month ago

    I say if it’s gonna become such a big problem, start creating new courses.

  • Nathan Alexlander
    Nathan Alexlander Month ago +3

    Before I Watched This Video A Golf Ad Came.. Is That A Coincidence?

  • Nathan Pratt
    Nathan Pratt Month ago

    I dont believe theres such thing as too far

  • Chance Holton
    Chance Holton Month ago

    Bowling is still more technical.

  • Phil Email
    Phil Email Month ago +2

    This is only really a problem for elite golfers. Average golfers have more flaws and the obstacle have more of an effect

  • SuperUghe
    SuperUghe Month ago +3

    30 yards in 30 years...
    “OMG THATS TOO FAR, WE HAVE TO STOP THIS NOW!”

  • Golf Guys
    Golf Guys 2 months ago

    Interesting video documentation right here.

  • Brandon Stennett
    Brandon Stennett 2 months ago

    Hey ,favor could you guys explain the NO BAIL SWEDEN SITUATION ? would help us ASAP.

  • Timothy Rosman
    Timothy Rosman 2 months ago +1

    "right in front of the green"
    Ball Lands literally 190 yards out.

  • Tanner TamejGames
    Tanner TamejGames 2 months ago

    WHERE DO I GET THIS BALL

  • Random Entertainment
    Random Entertainment 2 months ago

    Just ban the ball and cut the ball open every time they score

  • Elmond Wilson
    Elmond Wilson 2 months ago

    We need more Vox By Design

  • Lakshit Dagar
    Lakshit Dagar 2 months ago +3

    "The club just bought the land behind the tee box to solve the problem."
    Well that was a waste of time.

  • milkiieways
    milkiieways 2 months ago

    Me Using Wood: 58 Yards average

    Me Using Pro VI: 72 Yards average

  • chief 1 redwolf
    chief 1 redwolf 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    When the golf ball more good than you