The golf ball that made golfers too good

  • Am Vor Monat

    VoxVox

    Dauer: 5:50

    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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Vox
Vox

Happy Friday everyone, thanks for watching our vidyas!

Vor Monat
papahvs YT
papahvs YT

+J Cunningham you are gay

Vor 2 Stunden
Gerberger
Gerberger

Your non-political stuff is actually watchable...

Vor 19 Tage
MrSolidBlake
MrSolidBlake

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

Vor 27 Tage
Misan
Misan

hello, why can't chickens fly?

Vor 27 Tage
Official Spartacat
Official Spartacat

+Guy Man you do know the difference between capitalism and corporatism right besides they both start with the c

Vor 27 Tage
Boxing
Boxing

I got a solution make the course longer

Vor 23 Minuten
Roman I
Roman I

"unusual and concerning", yeah world problems

Vor 2 Stunden
Jean Ferret
Jean Ferret

A slight issue.....Bridgestone, Choice, Spalding....all making multi layer, none wound balls before Titleist.

Vor 5 Stunden
Mason Wyberg
Mason Wyberg

I have a Pinnacle 2 and a Titleist 4.

Vor 8 Stunden
Michael White
Michael White

at :50 bubbas hitting an iron and his impact sound is a driver.

Vor 12 Stunden
Vishnu Suraj
Vishnu Suraj

I use the pro V1x wbu

Vor Tag
Matt Hickman
Matt Hickman

Ok I am sorry Vox, but that "steepest part" of that chart looks like noise in line with the rest of the trend line. Cmon folks.

Vor Tag
Violent2aShadow
Violent2aShadow

Someday, they'll make golf balls that sprout wings.

Vor Tag
ryo0ka
ryo0ka

The further the golf balls fly the more woods you need to cut open

Vor Tag
Matthew Morcos
Matthew Morcos

Wtf was that ending

Vor Tag
Alexandre Prince
Alexandre Prince

There youtube. I watched it. Now leave me alone!

Vor Tag
Stasichka
Stasichka

This has literally been stuck in my recommended for over a month now im trying to watch it to make it go away

Vor Tag
GameOfShibe
GameOfShibe

Tried to avoid this video for 1 month... YouTube is rough

Vor 2 Tage
Jesse Hodges
Jesse Hodges

Oakmont obsolete? It remains one of the hardest courses in golf. Dustin Johnson won the US Open at -4 and Paula Creamer at -3 and Angel Cabrera at +5 in 2007. 😂 come on man. Ever watched golf?

Vor 2 Tage
Zachry Zimmerman
Zachry Zimmerman

These soiboiz can’t even lift pencils let alone a 460 head driver

Vor 18 Stunden
jake glozier
jake glozier

Golfer *plays well* Opponents *not fair*

Vor 2 Tage
Evan McGough
Evan McGough

I hate golf, but the noise of the clubs hitting the ball is so oddly satifying.

Vor 2 Tage
Jagroop Dhillon
Jagroop Dhillon

How about making the courses longer ie having near 500 yd Par 4’s?

Vor 2 Tage
ankomono
ankomono

nice, I love the ending

Vor 2 Tage
Christian Ivarsson
Christian Ivarsson

I have no idea what they suffer from but this is pure madness... Does it really matter when all players has the same advantage?

Vor 2 Tage
BigTrouble444
BigTrouble444

Oh please... Let them play the better ball... It'll allow for more dramatic play and higher TV ratings right? Win win for everyone... I say allow steroid use too... I mean if the athlete knows the risks and still wants too risk his or her health just for the sake of being the best athlete in any given sport I say why not... Go for it... You'll be a shooting star that'll be dead by age 49 but you'll be a legend and the game will be more exciting.... Or you can choose NOT to take steroids and remain a normal human... Your choice... With one caviat... No sueing anyone when your body starts to rot due to self inflicted damage caused by the steroids...

Vor 3 Tage
Obr Kenobi
Obr Kenobi

Yea, just make the courses bigger.

Vor 3 Tage
The Golf Life
The Golf Life

The golf ball is probably 1/10th of why everyone’s hitting it farther. New tech like the go quad let’s pros optimize every club in the bag by finding the perfect shafts, seeing their strike with high speed cameras and much more.

Vor 3 Tage
Pilotgolfer 84
Pilotgolfer 84

Guess what. They all have access to the same equipment. So other than the optics of scores getting lower and lower, it’s still fair competition. So who cares?

Vor 3 Tage
Peter McGill
Peter McGill

Contrary to the opinion of the USGA and its open, perhaps we shouldn't be too caught up on what par is anymore. Better to see a champion at 13 under rather than footage of curators desperately watering greens during the course of play...

Vor 3 Tage
Ismail Amiri
Ismail Amiri

Why am I watching this? I don't even play golf...

Vor 3 Tage
Redstone
Redstone

*_Modern Problems Require Modern Solutions_*

Vor 3 Tage
Jonas Ramkhelawan
Jonas Ramkhelawan

Is it possible that tournaments could have ball regulation rules as a solution?

Vor 4 Tage
yaboiGarrett
yaboiGarrett

0:49 I didn’t know irons sounded like that

Vor 4 Tage
TheGreatYukon
TheGreatYukon

Problem is, in my mind, golf takes up a crazy amount of room as it is and a ball that goes further only encourages even larger courses. That kind of land use isn't a problem in, say, the Midwest where there's a lot of room. But where I live, in Oregon? A lot of this land could be used by others so they stay out of the more undisturbed natural areas, or could be returned to nature. Yeah yeah, the dude from Oregon's a hippy that wants to help nature, maaaan. But honestly, that's important out here, and I'm actually fine with keeping land around so it can be SUSTAINABLY used by hunters and the timber industry. And surprise, timber is a big damn deal out here, though a lot of our golf land is in wide open areas that would be floodplains. A lot of our land is like that actually, something those of you dealing with the flooding currently hitting this area are very aware of. So, I could see an argument for reduced flight balls, or at the very least capping it where it is rather than expanding even further, because it's just going to encourage bigger courses, and potentially hose smaller country clubs that have to choose between being outdone by the big course, making its golfers use reduced flight balls, or selling cheap. But, maybe golfers will choose to use reduced flight balls because they think it's too much, like when my grandpa started bow hunting because hunting with his rifle was too easy and not fun anymore. I'd like that solution more, and maybe the pro scene would follow. But considering how slowly the change is happening, I wonder if that'll happen.

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Deshawn Saunders
Deshawn Saunders

Snazzy music towards the end was snazzy. Great video!

Vor 5 Tage
Oh yeah Yeah
Oh yeah Yeah

Don’t care still think golf is boring

Vor 5 Tage
Ian Nelly
Ian Nelly

Bruh I swear this gold video turned into an ASMR from all the lip smacking.

Vor 5 Tage
Naief Alromi
Naief Alromi

Vox : so how cool do you want the thumbnail to be Designer : yes

Vor 5 Tage
Jimmy James
Jimmy James

Wow, for a minute there I thought vox, the rag that it is, was going to say it's because the golf ball is white. But I'm sure that's next 🤡

Vor 5 Tage
Firey Saediga
Firey Saediga

could just get rid of golf courses and use that mass of land for something useful instead.

Vor 5 Tage
Brad Carter
Brad Carter

I love Titleist balls. I have played them since I picked up golf at 7 years old(1994). But todays balls are so much better its ridiculous. But it isnt the only problem.. Drivers and fairway metals should be kept more in check than the ball.

Vor 6 Tage
Lukas Campaert
Lukas Campaert

I don't speak pick up truck

Vor 7 Tage
griffin harrel
griffin harrel

Has a ton to do with innovation in clubs

Vor 7 Tage
Pablo Quirós
Pablo Quirós

I think making golf courses exacerbates other problems, like deforestation and climate change.

Vor 7 Tage
Marco Abyss
Marco Abyss

i just started playing golf. this just showed up randomly on my recommended videos. youtube can read minds now.

Vor 7 Tage
SungBen
SungBen

DUE TO BUBBA’S TRICK, TOAD AND BOWSER SWITCHED PLACES.

Vor 8 Tage
LeviaRiosh
LeviaRiosh

5:32 Modern provlems require modern solutions.

Vor 8 Tage
Kione
Kione

So the question is?? Why tf I am watching these videos at 3 am, I don't even like golfs.

Vor 8 Tage
Ross Catto
Ross Catto

Being left handed is a gift.

Vor 9 Tage
Ergys Ura
Ergys Ura

Please at least add International units too.

Vor 9 Tage
Growth Curve Marketing
Growth Curve Marketing

Just spit-balling here, but perhaps introduce snipers... It would certainly speed up play, no? Har!

Vor 9 Tage
sunny wong
sunny wong

I got a golf ad?

Vor 9 Tage
Sara M
Sara M

I'm wondering why did youtube recommend this to me this long time. I actually thought it's an *animation* about a golf ball, an actual *CHARACTER* that makes golfers too good! This is misleading

Vor 9 Tage
MaTtRoSs96
MaTtRoSs96

well done

Vor 9 Tage
nero wulfee92
nero wulfee92

And the problem is...?

Vor 10 Tage
interrobangings
interrobangings

abrupt, unsatisfying ending. you can do better

Vor 10 Tage
TonyZed68
TonyZed68

And it's not even a good answer. Not all clubs can modify things at will, and what will they do if balls get even better?

Vor 8 Tage
Smartest Temmie
Smartest Temmie

We COULD just abolish golf as a sport.

Vor 10 Tage
spaghetti servant
spaghetti servant

bad bda not good bad bad

Vor 10 Tage
John Smith
John Smith

I'm wondering why you didn't explain that second steep rise. What happened there?

Vor 10 Tage
Evan Walter
Evan Walter

I got a literal golf ad.

Vor 10 Tage
Hussein
Hussein

This is one of the most useless videos ever created

Vor 11 Tage
Oliver McKinley
Oliver McKinley

I think it's not a huge deal because even with a ball from another dimension made with nano technology, unless a ball is made that adjusts automatically somehow to get in the center, you still have to be able to square your clubface, swing on the correct plane, and aim to the right spot in order to play this game somewhat like the pros. That is not an easy feat. What will need to be addressed imho is if a driver comes out that literally doesn't care where the heck on the face you hit it, it'll still go straight and long. The skill needs to be maintained. One thing I would like to see eliminated is the greens reading books. If you don't know about this, look it up. I say the golfer on the hole either reads his putt, or he does not.

Vor 11 Tage
Punav Mirlekar
Punav Mirlekar

just add checkpoints

Vor 11 Tage
Faith McCrary
Faith McCrary

Vox is better than Zquil.

Vor 11 Tage
Dario Cano
Dario Cano

Would a dimpled plane fly faster

Vor 11 Tage
Svanzscape
Svanzscape

And later : *cummies* Filled with...

Vor 11 Tage
Etzerdlas Gaudistuben
Etzerdlas Gaudistuben

these chaps should play minigolf, m8s.

Vor 12 Tage
briank05
briank05

Ah Balls

Vor 13 Tage
Isaac Asad
Isaac Asad

as an avid non-golfer, i must say that this video is remarkably uninteresting to me

Vor 13 Tage
Callum Charnholm
Callum Charnholm

This is the best YouTube comment section😂

Vor 13 Tage
George Island
George Island

Golf was invented when Bilbo Baggins' father knocked the troll king's head into a gopher hole, creating the sport of golf. ;)

Vor 13 Tage
LordVader1094
LordVader1094

FACTS

Vor 13 Tage
Stormツ
Stormツ

Welcome back to another episode of youtube recommendations

Vor 13 Tage
C Nebula
C Nebula

3:39 that chart is very misleading. It seemed as if the multi-layered ball is medium on both Distance and Accuracy. You should have drawn it like a square, with axes being Distance and Accuracy.

Vor 14 Tage
Simon Hirst
Simon Hirst

Golf is the only sport where you get to choose what to play with rather than the governing body. Why? Money. In squash the Pros play a different grade of ball. You can play it too but it's better to play a ball of your skill level. The golf ball will keep going further because the manufacturers will simply take the governing body to court if you limit them.

Vor 14 Tage
gama tastica
gama tastica

"Wait a minute.. I hate golf!" - Mr. Krabs (SpongeBob SquarePants - S04E07 - Selling Out, 3:47, september 23 2005 USA)

Vor 15 Tage
The Awesome jacky
The Awesome jacky

i got a ad for golf preformance improvement before the video

Vor 15 Tage
Yulee Oh
Yulee Oh

After all of the other golf balls, I thought "gutties" would be made out of guts...

Vor 15 Tage
J.D. Myers
J.D. Myers

Seriously? As progressive as Vox is you've concerned yourself with how the game of elite (mostly white BTW) multi-millionaires is played? Don't you have enough redistribution of wealth crap to frame for the young socialists out there?

Vor 15 Tage
EmptyWalletMultimedia
EmptyWalletMultimedia

shut up. golf has always been a sport about technique and equipment. hopefully in the future courses can be even bigger

Vor 16 Tage
Rodrick H Smokes Dank
Rodrick H Smokes Dank

Fine YouTube, I'll watch it

Vor 16 Tage
Mr F
Mr F

Good video, totally inaccurate, but a good video none the less. I'd imagine that since the Pro v1 came out in October 2000 it had no real bearing on that year's driving distance. It was the Rule 35 that was the first multi layer ball. The increase between 2001-2002 was mostly down to the ERC 2 driver.

Vor 17 Tage
Francesca
Francesca

The inside of my partners balls can travel up to 28mph! WOW!!

Vor 17 Tage
Abram Chambers
Abram Chambers

Most solid piece of journalism i've seen by Vox in a while.

Vor 17 Tage
Tyler Zondervan
Tyler Zondervan

I think a great start to this video would have been a few awesome facts about golf like why it was named Golfing and what they used before actual clubs. the Historic balls where spot on i liked that allot. other than that and a few inaccuracies, it's a good video!

Vor 17 Tage
ShakotanStyle
ShakotanStyle

Lmao bruh at 0:49 they use a sound clip of a driver hitting a ball, but the club that Bubba Watson is using is an iron

Vor 17 Tage
LordVader1094
LordVader1094

fukn exposed

Vor 13 Tage
Alex Minty
Alex Minty

Make courses longer, job done.

Vor 17 Tage
Pepito Los palotes
Pepito Los palotes

Este es el partido politico? 😂

Vor 18 Tage
Michael
Michael

Just as I was thinking "just make the course bigger" VOILA.

Vor 18 Tage
Devin Kim
Devin Kim

Why can’t golfers just use the same ball and make it a rule where u can’t use any other ones

Vor 18 Tage
kaylor87
kaylor87

I really like how this video ended! The BALL is not the problem here, it's the outdated golf courses! Why would we neuter our advancements in ball technology just to keep the old, short, outdated courses?? The world is evolving, and the game of golf doesn't get an exemption from the rest...

Vor 18 Tage
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson

Did Vox writers just start getting along with there rich dads?

Vor 18 Tage
TSM Vids
TSM Vids

OK YOUTUBE I WATCHED IT ARE YOU HAPPY NOW

Vor 18 Tage
Lucas Nash
Lucas Nash

who cares if they are to good? THEY WANT TO BE GOOD

Vor 18 Tage
אוהד פפר
אוהד פפר

Congratulations

Vor 18 Tage
Nessquickable
Nessquickable

I don't even know why I'm watching this but it seems interesting.

Vor 19 Tage
Avery Tatavitto
Avery Tatavitto

Most outdated courses aren't played on tour. Soooooo...

Vor 19 Tage
junk can
junk can

Can't believe how many people misuse the word "concerning" when they mean something else.

Vor 19 Tage
Callum Tanner
Callum Tanner

All these types of videos take so freaking long to get to the point 🙄

Vor 19 Tage
Trey Dietz
Trey Dietz

Don't these people make guitar amps? If so, what do they have to do with golf?

Vor 19 Tage
ATK Tavis
ATK Tavis

I wonder, how much have those extra yards costed to the manufacturers. ;)

Vor 19 Tage
Jaime Escalante
Jaime Escalante

I find this this is consistent with many of Vox's leftist agendas- concerns that are made to seem bigger than they really are.

Vor 19 Tage
JackJ764
JackJ764

Fine YouTube, I'll watch it.

Vor 19 Tage
Marc Pabel
Marc Pabel

I hit the baal too far each time.

Vor 19 Tage
The Final countdown
The Final countdown

Golf version of auto tune

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