Your golf ball doesn’t have a mind of its own, but it does try and anticipate what you might do.

At the point of contact, over just one-inch and 0.0005 of a second, a golf ball interprets face angles and speed mostly, and some club head direction. What happens next is almost pre-determined. Except that not all golf balls react the same way.

Each model of golf ball will respond to this moment with its own pre-programmed launch angle, its own spin rate and own
sidespin rate, its own ball speed. Different models are programmed differently.

You’re in charge

The setup of your equipment, the way you’re delivering club face to ball in that one-inch, determines what happens next. So is which golf ball you choose.