Banned By The USGA, The Hook And Slice Golf Balls Significantly Improve Your Drive

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A slice is the most common "oops" shot of amateur golfers. A hook shot will also land you deep in the rough or a hazard. With the Hook and Slice Golf Balls from Polara, you can improve your chances of driving the straight using a tried and true method...cheating.

That's right these Polara golf balls have been banned by the United States Golf Association. That was back in 1981. When these self-correcting golf balls first hit the market, they met all of the guidelines. Then the USGA created a "symmetry" rule that would outlaw the Polara Hook and Slice Golf Balls. The USGA settled with the creators of these balls and the ball was retired in 1985. 

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Now these Hook and Slice Golf Balls are making a comeback among recreational golfers. The USGA still doesn't think the ball is good for the game. However, those who back these balls maintain that if you continue to hit the ball in the woods and sand, then golf just isn't fun anymore. 

And it doesn't matter what the USGA thinks, the Polara balls are back on the market now and sales are growing. Polara makes four types of Hook and Slice balls, two of which are supposed to improve on your drive distance as well.

Each type of ball is guaranteed to self-correct at least 50% better than you would normally get with a regular ball. In fact, in robotic test trials, about 90% of the Polara Hook and Slice balls flew straight after being hit poorly on purpose. 

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ThePolara balls' ability to self-correct is made possible by their dimple design. Along the equator of the ball, the dimples are shallow and truncated, which helps to reduce forward drag. The dimples on the sides of the ball are deeper and more numerous, which reduces side spin. 

To use the balls correctly, you have to get the dimples in the correct position. Polara balls have an arrow printed on them. Just point the arrow at your target to line up the ball correctly and then strike it. You'll find that your drives fly significantly straighter. 

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Of course using these balls is the equivalent of lowering the basketball goal to eight feet or using bumpers while bowling. Sure it makes the game easier, and subsequently more fun, to some golfers with lower skill levels, but it undermines the competitive spirit of the game. Basketball goals are meant to be10 feet tall, the MLB uses wooden bats (instead of aluminum), there are gutters in bowling and golf balls are meant to wind up in the sand traps and trees when you strike them wrong. 

On the other hand, in a non-competitive game, there's nothing wrong with lowering a hoop so you can dunk or using a shaved bat to blast a baseball or using a jacked up golf ball to drive straighter. Using the Polara balls also makes the game faster, which means more money for clubs. If you're getting people through 18 holes in 3.5 hours instead of 5, then you can book more rounds.

These balls are perfect for the recreational golfer looking to save himself some headache and time. If you're interested in picking up a pack, you can check out Amazon's selection. They'll run you about $16-32 per dozen, depending on the variety you get, and that $16-32 is sure to improve your game.

Sources: Amazon, Polara, Fox News and Golfsmith

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