The engineers at the company have been hard at work to make sure that even though technology has improved golf balls, they still come with a variety of materials and structures for players of different levels. They’ve made it so that regardless if you’re an amateur player or professional golfer there’s always going to be something available just right for your level.

The passage is about how new dimple patterns help the ball fly farther and straighter in addition to improving their interior construction as well; this way every golfer can enjoy playing no matter what his/her skill level may be.

What Inside A Golf Ball?

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The technology of the golf ball has evolved remarkably fast, just like every other piece of technology in the game.

There was a time that a golf ball could be cut in half to reveal wood or leather. But today, we have a wide range of colors and materials.

What exactly is in a golf ball? Let’s take an in-depth look.

Modern golf has many different insides. This is because manufacturers create a range of balls for different players.

You may also hear the terms one-piece or two-piece, three-piece, four-piece (or five-piece), six-piece, and six-piece when it comes to balls. This refers to how many layers a ball has.


What's inside Golf Balls

There are three different types of golf ball cores: rubber, liquid center, and hard. The type you choose will depend on a few factors such as your skill level or age bracket. For junior players, the balls with lower compression (80) are recommended because it provides more flight time for beginners while also being soft to reduce injury risk if they do happen to hit themselves in the head during play!

Senior women have an option of using low-compression 80s too but can opt for higher compressing ’90s instead which provide less resistance when hitting off ground or trees; this would be advised since seniors tend not to spend much energy swinging their clubs due to decreased arm strength abilities than younger counterparts who may swing 100 times per hour.

Inner Layers

Three-piece balls were made with elastic or rubber threads wound tightly around their core.

Today’s ball cores are typically wrapped in synthetic rubber or plastic. Titleist balls use thermoplastic resins known as ionomers. Nike covers its resin-center ball in synthetic rubber. The “dual-core” is a term that refers to other balls. This is because both the core and any subsequent layers of synthetic rubber are made from the same material.

The most complicated balls have five pieces including the cover as of 2012. TaylorMade created the first five-piece ball. It contained a small rubber core, which was surrounded by three layers of synthetic rubber. These were HPF 1000 (an isomer resin), and HPF 1000 (a thermoplastic).

One-Piece Ball

These balls are best for beginners. You will also find them at many golf ranges, as they are the most affordable to make. These balls are usually made of one-piece Surlyn plastic, then the dimples can be molded into it.

Two-Piece Balls

This is the most common type of golf ball. It usually has a large core that is wrapped in some sort of plastic. The Srixon AD333, which is now in its 10th generation, is one example.

Three-Piece Balls

These balls have a rubber core or liquid rubber, then a thin rubber layer and a durable cover. These balls produce more spin than 2-piece balls and are softer.

Four-Piece Balls

Four-piece balls are another option.

The ball’s inner core is the first layer. It is made of a solid rubber center that is designed to provide distance when used with a driver. The ball’s next layer, the inner cover, transfers energy from the strike to its hot core.

There is also an additional layer to the ball than a three-piece one, and the final layer is the cover. This helps to give the ball feel. The Titleist Pro V1x is the best example of a four-piece ball. It’s used by many of the best players in the world.

Five-Piece Balls

Some brands went on to produce five-piece balls. These balls usually have three layers inside, sandwiched between a thick core of rubber and a thin plastic covering.

These balls, like the four-piece, offer the best performance and two good examples of this are the TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x.

Six-Piece Balls

You can also find six-piece golf balls such as the Honma Future XX, which have a softcore with each layer becoming firmer. The sixth layer is the soft outer covering.

Weight and size

A golf ball must be 1.62 ounces in weight or less according to USGA regulations. There is no minimum weight.

The maximum ball diameter is 1.68 inches. Although there is no maximum ball size, it will not be a problem on the putting green.

What Golf Balls Are Made Of

What Golf Balls Are Made Of material

Surlyn Covers

Surlyn is a soft resin cover that provides good control and feels. This ball is used by average to highly-ranked golfers. Surlyn Blends are made of a harder resin that has a greater feel, but more durability.

This ball is more maneuverable and has a longer range than high-end balls. It also costs less. Surlyn is a great ball for beginners.

Balata Covers

Balata, a rubber-like mixture, is designed to give you a better feel and control. These rubber-like, covered balls are used by professionals and players with low handicaps.

Which ball to use

The ball’s interior construction is crucial in deciding which golf ball a player should use. One-piece balls should only be used for practice.

Two-piece balls are more durable than multilayered balls and are preferred by most golfers.

Advanced players should only use balls with three or more pieces. They also have softer covers. These balls are lighter and easier for pros and lower-handicappers, making it possible to stop the ball from hitting the green.

Different types of cover

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It is important to mention the covers and different materials when talking about golf balls.

There are many differences between urethanes and ionomers.

Urethane, a polymer with many benefits for golf balls, can be controlled by heat to control its hardness and toughness. Urethane is able to be reheated and then re-molded which allows for greater design flexibility and precision.

Urethane can also be made to have a soft feel. This is why it’s usually found in premium, more expensive golf balls. Urethane covers will provide you with more feedback on-chip and putt strikes, which will allow you to improve your distance control.

Ionomers lose strength more easily if they are made softly. Although ionomer can be more affordable to make and feel slightly firmer than other materials, it will still give a good feeling for most club golfers.


Today there are many types of golf balls on the market. Pretty much all golf balls fall into one of two categories: wound or non-wound.

The difference between these is that wound balls have a rubber core surrounded by strips of rubber that look something like a band and then encased with the classic hard-dimpled shell, while non-wounded ones feature just one solid core. Which type do you prefer? Let me know what you think below!