As I learned the game of golf many years ago I was always told that the
pro's use balata balls due to control and feel, or whatever you want to
attribute to a softer covered ball. Now I see that there are a lot of pro's
NOT using balata's... I am sure there are many more than I can list but
here's what I know:
Norman -- Maxfli XS
Price -- Precept ?
Faldo -- Precept Double Cover Tour
Raymond Floyd -- Precept ?
Woods -- Titleist Professional
Pavin -- Titleist HP2 Tour
Daly -- at one time played the Wilson Titanium Spin
[Please, let's not start that what ball does Daly
play again :)]
Then there is the Top Flite STRATA with the Z-Balata cover, I don't know
where to classify it, I know that Stadler uses it
So I guess what I am saying is, have I noticed a new trend, or have I
picked out the minority???
I also assume that the technology of ball making has improved allowing
manufacturers to make balls that have "feel" and "distance"...