cold weather effects on golf ball distance

Just curious.. would the temperature difference have an effect on your clubs as well?

Cold weather, what's that?  It was 93* here in California last week mid November.  The solution is to just move West.

Brian K

Just curious.. would the temperature difference have an effect on your clubs as well?

  Yes, the weather would effect the clubs as well.  I never leave my clubs and balls in my car on a cold night before I plan to play the nest day.  It not only effects the clubs but the change in weather will deterrant the grips.  I have played golf for over 45 years in North Carolina near Pinehurst, NC.

I played in the cold last week and i tried both a Pro V1 and a Pro V1x and the balls went the exact same distance as each other but about 5 yards shorter than they both would in the warmer weather. So i think through my experience that the weather affects all balls the same.

When it's about 45 F or below I feel like I need to hit a half or full club more on my iron shots. I'm sure it is partially the ball, but for me I think  the layers of clothing restrict my swing

It's a combination of things.  Dense air in the winter, more clothing, harder golf balls due to cold.  I play a softer ball (ladies golf ball) and keep them in the house in the winter.  It will take the better part of a day to get the mass of a golf ball up to room temperature.  Plus play "winter rules" since you can't enter a handicap this time of year in the northeast keep 1 in your pocket and switch out every hole