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Are golf balls waterproof?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 2005
Categories: Golf BallsMiscellaneous

Ok, as I’ve posted before my boy and I jump onto the 17th hole here and go ball searching every few days. We’ve found hundreds of balls. Yesterday we got our biggest load yet but we have yet to even count them. I’m betting in the 150-200 range.

The course here is very swampy. There are lots of areas with reeds and water on the sides of the holes. Many of the balls are either in/on very moist soil or submerged in water.

So the question is about whether these balls’ performance is hindered by the water. Do they soak in water or are they waterproof? I imagine the old balata balls weren’t waterproof.

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