Golf Balls in Cold Weather

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James R


I live in NM and play the Prov1, sometimes Prov1x.  I have often tried other balls, but keep coming back to the ProV.  I am curious to know about playing the ProV in the winter compared to other balls in the Titleist line. My summer swing speed is about 100mph, and handicap is 13-14.  Should I stay with the Prov1, or use another model in cold temperatures?

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


I just wanted to jump in with some additional clarification on this. Here is the feedback from our R&D team when asked the question below...

“Will temperature effect either of these golf balls in different ways?”

R&D: If you are playing with cold golf balls you’ll see distance loss. We recommend playing with room temperature golf balls. However, the other factors that typically accompany cold-weather golf (i.e. wearing more layers, frozen ground, wind, etc.) might have a bigger impact on a golfer’s overall performance.

You can check out the full Q&A with our R&D team here: http://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/b/tourblog/archive/2011/03/29/titleist-golf-ball-r-amp-d-team-answers-your-questions.aspx

Hopefully this helps answer your question.

Cheers,
Mike 

Monty m


Yep, playing with cold balls always affects my performance. 


Mike D., Team Titleist Manager replied to Re: Golf Balls in Cold Weather in Golf Balls.
I just wanted to jump in with some additional clarification on this. Here is the feedback from our R&D team when asked the question below...
“Will temperature effect either of these golf balls in different ways?”
R&D: If you are playing with cold golf balls you’ll see distance loss. We recommend playing with room temperature golf balls. However, the other factors that typically accompany cold-weather golf (i.e. wearing more layers, frozen ground, wind, etc.) might have a bigger impact on a golfer’s overall performance.
You can check out the full Q&A with our R&D team here: http://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/b/tourblog/archive/2011/03/29/titleist-golf-ball-r-amp-d-team-answers-your-questions.aspx
Hopefully this helps answer your question.

Cheers,
Mike 

Golf4evr


OK. So as I drive to the course I place my sleeve of balls in the defroster slot on the dash, and they go from room temp to slightly warner., Then i keep two in my pocket, and change after each hole to the wamer ball. Granted they do not stay warm but not as if they are freezing cold. If it is cold enough to use a cart warmer and cover i make provisions to keep a ball warm or two. I personally do feel the difference and believe it does help. Is it only just a feel thing, or a performance thing? How much would R&D say this helps as far as distance and spin, etc?

We are the die hards... usually 40 degress or above but occasionally it might drop on us... cant miss our golf... Tennessee,,,  we can make it year round mostly,,,

James R


Helpful.  Thanks for the reply


Mike D., Team Titleist Manager replied to Re: Golf Balls in Cold Weather in Golf Balls.
I just wanted to jump in with some additional clarification on this. Here is the feedback from our R&D team when asked the question below...

“Will temperature effect either of these golf balls in different ways?”

R&D: If you are playing with cold golf balls you’ll see distance loss. We recommend playing with room temperature golf balls. However, the other factors that typically accompany cold-weather golf (i.e. wearing more layers, frozen ground, wind, etc.) might have a bigger impact on a golfer’s overall performance.

You can check out the full Q&A with our R&D team here: http://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/b/tourblog/archive/2011/03/29/titleist-golf-ball-r-amp-d-team-answers-your-questions.aspx
Hopefully this helps answer your question.

Cheers,
Mike