Review: Polara Self-Correcting Golf Balls

Should be required for all high-handicapped golfers.
We’ve all heard about the dwindling number of golfers, the incredibly slow rounds and the overall expense of golfing.  Add to that, those that do go out to golf often struggle to break 100 and spray the ball all over the course.  Wouldn’t it be great if there was just one simple fix for amateur golf??  I think that the Polara Self-Correcting Golf Ball is just about as close to a fix as you will find.  It addresses just about everything mentioned above.
 Polara Self-Correcting Golf Balls are said to reduce slices and hooks by up to 75%.  I was curious to see how true this was.  The concept behind the ball is literally rocket science, but in application it is really quite easy for any golfer to figure out.  There is an arrow on the ball to point at your target.  The dimple pattern through this middle section is much shallower, while the outer dimples are much deeper.  It is a true point and shoot golf ball. 

So how would it play on the course?  I found it to be absolutely amazing.  I didn’t miss a fairway all day.  This might be the first time for that, ever.  It didn’t seem to matter what swing I put on it, the ball just flew straight down the middle.  Now, when I tried to hit a big cut, it still cut, but just barely.  Normally it would have been a 40-yard cut, now it was a 5-yard one. 

 So how about distance?  I tried one of these super-straight balls before but it didn’t go anywhere.  Not with these, they went maybe 3%-5% shorter than my normal ball.  So on average I normally hit about 250-265 and these were 240-250.  But then again I play to a single digit handicap, so I’m not typically far off line anyways, but in the hands of a high-handicap slicer, these things are miracle workers.  No more in the trees, in the water, out of bounds, etc.  They do tend to work best also with a higher lofted driver.  The lift is generated more by the club face than by the dimples with these.  They say that many people even gain distance because they are straight.

 After you get off the tee with these golf balls, there are two options. 
1. Reposition the arrow for each shot, ensuring that it goes straight.  
2.  Just playing it as it lies and it will act like a normal golf ball.  

On the green it really didn’t matter whether I lined up the arrow or just dropped the ball, it rolled true either way.  For my rounds I just had the 2-piece ball to try and it was very similar to a typical 2-piece ball, a little hard and minimal stopping power.  But this is really what most amateurs play now.  I also just received in the mail the 3-piece ball, which is a little softer, and is said to have more stopping power, more like a mid/high end 3-piece ball.  I can’t wait to try these out.

 While Polara Self-Correcting Golf Balls are not USGA legal for scoring and tournaments, I think that all high-handicappers should play these until they get to a single digit handicap.  Even as a low handicap player, I had a blast playing with them.  My score was even better than normal.  I see no reason to always play what the pro play, no other sport does.  Different bats, different 3-point lines, why not golf?  It would speed up play, save money on lost balls, and it would make the recreational golfer enjoy their round more.  Everyone should give these a try; they might be the simplest fix for the amateur golf game. 

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