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If you're not hitting your driver 250 yards (or more), take 1 minute and discover the truth about Golf Ball Ratings from an award winning Golf Ball Design Engineer.

If you’re serious about adding more distance and accuracy, then the following personal message from a Golf Ball Expert is must-read material…

by Robert Cotter
Professional Golf Ball Engineer
Director of Swing Instruction, Instant Golf®

Dear Fellow Golfer,

Are you confused by the vast array of golf balls available today?

I don't blame you a bit.

If you read the magazines or tune into the weekend golf broadcasts, it seems every few months there is the newest and greatest golf ball coming out onto the market. Every company seems to have the Best Golf Ball!

According to the advertising, this new "breakthrough ball" or family of balls will have you hitting the longest, straightest shots, and stopping the ball on a dime right by the flag!

This may leave you wondering:

  • Is there really a difference between golf balls or are they all the same?
  • What is the longest ball I can use?
  • Are expensive balls better than cheap balls? What's the difference between 2, 3, and 4 piece balls?
  • Did you see that golf ball review and brand comparison in that golf magazine. Is that true?
  • What's a good golf ball for seniors?
  • What's the best dimple pattern?

It's a jungle out there with all those different constructions, cover materials, mantle layers, mind boggling dimple patterns, etc... and the well intended golfer can easily get confused.

And what about those confusing golf ball ratings, reviews, or comparisons you see from time to time in the magazines or on the internet?

golf ball impactAs a US Patent Award winning golf ball engineer, I've worked knee deep in golf ball technology for years, developing new ball designs, and then matching the finished product to the correct recreational and professional golfers based on their personal needs and equipment parameters.

This experience led to an expert knowledge of ball components, how they affect overall ball performance, and most importantly, how to match the best golf ball to every type of players' game for more distance and accuracy.

In fact, I even witnessed a major championship winner add ~20 yards to his drives after we matched the correct ball to his equipment and launch conditions. Imagine that... a golfer at the highest level of the sport taking his game up a notch with the right information.

And after personally working with over a thousand golfers over the past 19 years, from touring professionals to absolute beginners, I have concluded that:

The Average Golfer Swings their Driver at ~90 mph.

Who's the average golfer?

That's you if you're ~60 years old, have a little pot belly, maybe some arthritis in the knee, love the game, want to beat your buddies, and are about to start playing more now that you are retiring.

Now you may be 14 or 87, but you get the idea. The "average Joe" can swing that big driver club head at that speed. That's a fact.

So what's so great about 90 mph club head speed?

90 mph is enough club head speed to launch the ball 250 yards or more!

Sadly, the average golfer can't reach or surpass that driver distance because they don't understand (through no fault of their own) my 3 step formula for maximum distance.

Maximum Compression of the Golf Ball
to take advantage of all the incredible
spring effect of today's driver faces. (they are literally like a trampoline)!

The golf ball must be launched at the Correct Launch Angle (few golfers are
even close on this one).

Most importantly, you must be using the Correct Golf Ball for your swing speed
and equipment

Unfortunately, virtually every golfer I have worked with is way off the mark.

In fact, the longest ball for a given real world golfer may not be the longest ball for another golfer. It may even be the shortest!

It's frustrating to meet so many golfers who are not using the right ball type due to no fault of their own. In many cases, they are getting the wrong information. What's worse, they often end up playing "whatever they find in their bag" (or the woods).

And here is a typical result. Look at the chart below. The same golfer, three different ball types. Note the three flight patterns.

Where would you rather play your second shot from?? (Hint: It's in green)

optimal golf ball launch

Yet every PGA or LPGA pro is in the Green Zone because their ball is matched to their specific swing type, swing speed, equipment, and strengths/weaknesses. The fact is their livelihood depends on it.

Due to their status, the pros have the opportunity to work directly with the golf ball companies and ball design engineers like myself to get a personalized game analysis and ball fitting.

The average golfer just doesn't have access to the field tests, launch monitors, professional fittings, and unlimited ball types for experimentation.

You may have noticed:

You can't go to your local practice range and demo golf balls.

It is extremely critical that the serious golfer understands that the best performing golf ball for you also depends on specific factors including driver loft, shaft flex, swing type (slow, fast, etc...), shot type (fade, draw), and several other factors.

In fact, most of the other variables that affect your distance and accuracy just aren't public knowledge because they aren't written about in the magazines or talked about during the broadcasts. They are the domain of people who work in the golf ball industry. Like the old saying, the "devil is in the details".

However the best golf ball for YOU, combined with solid impact, and the right launch angle can literally transform your game immediately by adding 10, 20, even 30 yards to your drives.

Do I sound passionate about using the right golf ball? You bet I am. Here's how you can take advantage of my expertise in your own game.

Grab your copy of the 2013"Golf Ball Guide"

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For the last 21 years (10+ years online), I have made golf ball recommendations for hundreds of golfers all over the world.

This has led to some astounding results with golfers of every age and ability:

"Robert, I can't thank you enough for your help!

I just got a dozen RB's, they are AMAZING! I have been hitting the ball 265-270 yds. every drive! They are also more durable than the PB's I was playing with.

I just shot a 83, my best round ever.

Again, Thanks a lot!

Joe G - Florida, USA

RB = Recommended Ball
PR = Prior Ball

"Dear Robert,

... I hit more greens with the RB than the PB, so I have been playing for the last month with the RB and playing more consistently with longer distance. Thanks again for your suggestion of the RB and hope you are having a good Spring.

John T - Colorado, USA

RB = Recommended Ball
PR = Prior Ball

Now I could fill this page with testimonials, but I am more interested in emphasizing the importance of proper golf ball selection to your golf scores and satisfaction from the game.

It doesn't matter whether you are a male or female golfer, and are trying to break 120 or 70.

In fact, professional golfers rely on ball fitting to maximize distance with their individual golf swings. The cumulative effects of another 10-15 yards off the tee over the course of a 4 day tournament can mean the difference between winning, and a top 50 finish.

There is a right golf ball for you to that will increase your distance, and reduce the ill effects of your bad shots (slices, hooks, etc...).

This translates directly to lower scores.

Let me ask you, does an 84 sound better than a 91? How about 96 vs. 105, or a 67 compared to 71?

These are the types of results my clients experience. If fact you may have teed it up against a few of them without knowing.

In my 2013 Golf Ball Guide Report, you also learn (and see) why golf ball compression is an important key to maximizing distance with all your clubs.

When viewing the golf ball comparisons in the report, it will become clear how the various ball components like the core, mantle layers, and cover work together to give the total construction performance that fits one type of golfer more optimally than another.

You'll also learn how I was able to:

Slashed my scores from the 100's to the 70's after years
of inconsistent ball striking and a stagnant handicap.


In 2013 you can also join 5000+ golfers who have discovered how to:

  • Put an end to the banana slice, hook, or push/pull.
  • Conqeuer those annoying topped or "fat" shots.
  • Eliminate embarrassing shank shots or "hosel rockets".
  • Get out of the bunkers on your first attempt.
  • Slash their number of 3 putts and start putting like a pro.
  • Actually enjoy yourself on the course.

In the report, you see all the top brands like Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, Nike, and a few other surprises.

The different constructions are illustrated and discussed. What's the real difference between 2 piece (a cover and core) and 3-5 piece golf balls? Find out in the report.

In the golf ball selection section of the 2013 Golf Ball Guide report you'll also perform an easy assessment of your own game and goals, and then see the Expert's Pick for your own category.

Just enter you info below for Instant Access and I'll see you on the other side:

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