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Speed Metal: Hard-core golf balls

By Stephen Hennessey

From the Nov. 27 edition of Golf Digest Stix:

They're legit: USGA rules allow metal-core balls.

You've heard of medal play. Are you ready for metal play? A hollow metal-core golf ball was declared conforming as part of the USGA's Rules of Golf update Nov. 6. Though the rules require equipment to have a "traditional and customary form and make," the USGA said the rigid center of the OnCore MA Series 1 ($40 a dozen, available in January) is an exception to Appendix III of the Rules. The metallic core shifts weight to the perimeter, which OnCore says will "reduce slices by 30 percent."


July 28, 2014

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