Nicklaus golf balls simplify the game


It was Arnold Palmer who once said, "Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated."

While The King's quote will ring true until the end of time, his biggest rival, Jack Nicklaus is trying to take some of the guesswork out of choosing your golf ball, one of those intricacies of the game that a lot of amateurs know nothing about.

With Nicklaus golf balls, all you need to know is the tees you play from. Nicklaus Black, for golfers comfortable teeing it up from the tips, are designed to give maximum distance without sacrificing feel on the greens. Nicklaus Blue are similar to the Black, but are designed a little more with the average golfer and a slower swing speed in mind. Nicklaus White is ideal for seniors, women and men with a low clubhead speed.

But why listen to me when you can here it straight from the man who owns the most major titles in golf history:

While the balls have been available since late 2013, I only recently got to try them out and came away quite impressed. You truly can feel the difference between them as you swing through the ball. Another aspect of the balls that are unique is the large Golden Bear logo imprinted on them. I thought it might be distracting at first, but it actually gave me something to stare at through my swing, and no one ever confuses my ball for thiers.

The one negative is that it gives you one less thing to blame your lousy game on, since you know you're playing the right balls for you.

Nicklaus golf balls are only available online, or in golf shops at Nicklaus designed courses throughout the U.S. The White and Blue editions cost $28 per dozen, while the Black balls are $32, with a percentage of every golf ball sold going to the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation.