Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:27:16 AM
This looks like a R&D skin test. The polymer coating on a golf ball is very thin and incredibly tough. Finished golf balls now have titanium cores rather than the rubber bands of older balls so it couldn't possibly do what is shown here. A golf ball deforms about 15 - 25% when struck at full speed. The pros achieve about 115mph clubhead speed at impact, your average club golfer gets between 85-95mph. It`s the deformation that allows the grooves on the club to gain purchase on the skin of the ball and produce the spin. So no BS here just a stretch test of the coating.