Golf Ball testing
Characteristics And Criteria
- Ball Drop: Does the ball bounce high? (The ball should bounce a height of 28in or higher)
Ball Drop: Does the ball go to a angle when bounce? (The best is for the ball not to a to a angle)
- Hitting Test: Does the ball go far?(Normally it's around 30 or over)
- Hitting Test: Does the ball go to a angle? (If the ball goes to a angle it will do the same if hit)
- Weight: Did it break the paper towel? (Using a lighter ball makes playing easier so a lighter ball is ideal
- Weight: When put with force did it brake? (Still means that the ball is heavier but is more likely to break)
First I wanted to do a ball drop with all the different kinds of balls I tested. Like does the ball bounce high? I gathered the 3 balls and went into a place with leveled ground. Next I grabbed a tape measure and set it up facing up and down. I then stood 2-3 feet away from it and dropped the ball on the count of 3. I then looked what inch It was closest too. Also I did 3 test for each of them. Then I counted 28in to be the normal amount for one ball.
The Nike brand ball got a 31in,32in,33in for that ball. All of the scores add up to 96in. Which makes a 3,4,5 difference between what the brand got and the normal amount
The Wilson brand ball got a 28in,26in,24in for that ball. All the scores added up to 78in. Which makes a 0,-2,-4 difference between what the brand got and then normal amount
The Callaway brand ball got a 30in,32in,30in for that ball. All the scores added up to 92in. Which makes a 2,4,2 difference between what that brand got and the normal amount
Secondly I did a hitting test, I went to a flatter ground and set up a cup on its side. I stood about 4 feet away from it. I hit the ball using a Ping putter and did a gentle stroke I also measured how far back I went. Then then put down a tape measure to measure the distance my ball went. Also a normal hit is about 30in for this one.
The Nike ball brand got a 39, which is +9 over average
The Wilson ball got a 34, which is +4 moreover average
The Callaway ball got a 49.5, which a lot more over average the ball also hit very well and nice and strait
Moving on to the last test I did a weight test. Now this test was harder. And I didn't have a waiter for things like this so I got inspiration from a toilet paper and paper towel commercials so I decided to put this into my experiment. I put little water on each paper towel and then set the ball carefully on the paper towel.
The Nike ball brand didn't break the paper towel with the water but.. With force broke.
The Wilson ball brand did the same as Nike
- The Callaway ball brand also did the same
The Stuff I wante is I the ball to drop at least the height of 28in. Why 28in as I did research and my testing 28in was minimal for the test. I also wanted to expect more from 28in such as Nike got a 32in this proves that this ball is a great ball. And I did a hitting test with all of them. I tested the length the ball goes pretty simple and I looked what inch it went at and recorded it. The last test was the ball couldn't break the paper towel and with force hopefully it wouldn't. These are some of my 5 star criteria I would love to see in these 3 balls. Why did I pick these because a ball drop is mostly what people use the ball drop to tell The height of the ball goes. The Hitting test to show what would happen in real life with a putter.The weight test to show the lightest one is the best and that one would brake.