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# Does the temperature of a golf ball affect its performance?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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Yes. This is because in the center of a Golf ball there is either a rubber or a liquid core. This means that when the rubber or liquid is heated, it is easier to move around. When the rubber or liquid becomes colder, the core becomes harder, thus making it harder to bounce.

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Yes, the warmer a ball is the further it will fly and similarly, the colder it is the shorter it will fly. You are not allowed to deliberately alter the temperature of a golf ball, this is against the rules.

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