Features & Benefits
Bandit Golf Non-Conforming Maximum Distance SB Small Balls
(12 Count Box)
The smaller USGA non-conforming 1.65” diameter Bandit SB golf ball creates a lower drag coefficient and less air resistance for extended flight time and increased distance. The design of the Bandit SB golf ball features an oversize Hi-C.O.R. core for maximum ball velocity at impact and improved feel and spin control. The smaller diameter, Hi-C.O.R. core formula, optimum gram weight and aerodynamic dual radius 338 dimple pattern produce the perfect combination for...MORE CARRY, MORE ROLL, AND MORE DISTANCE!
Trackman tests with the Bandit SB Golf Ball show an increase in distance of 7% to 10% Imagine yourself playing a 400-yard Par 4. If your normal drive is 250 yards you know have 150 yards left to the green and will probably be hitting anywhere from a 5 to 7 iron. Now play the same hole with a Bandit Golf Ball! Your tee shot is approximately 275 yards and you only have 125 yards left to the green. Using the Bandit golf ball you will be hitting a 9 iron or Pitching Wedge!
Distance is Not the Only Benefit! The Putting Cup Just Got Bigger!
The smaller diameter of the Bandit Golf Ball allows you to make more putts! Some of those putts that rolled around the cup and lip out are now going to drop!
More Distance and Improved Putting=Lower Scores
Bandit Golf products are designed and engineered to Exceed the Rules of Golf and provide Golfers with Tour Quality Productsthat DO NOT Conform with USGA or R&A Rules.
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WARNING: Bandit Golf Products DO NOT appear on any USGA or R & A Conforming Product Lists.
Side Pole Alignment
Bandit SB Golf Balls feature an imprinted Side Pole Alignment arrow for more accurate putting.
Double Digit Numerical Marking System
Bandit SB Golf Balls use a double digit numerical marking system. Each dozen contains a 3 Ball sleeve of each #55, 66, 77, 88
Small Ball History
Up until 1990, golf’s governing bodies, the USGA and R&A, could not agree on the size of the golf ball. There were two different sizes of golf balls being used in competitions around the world. The USGA’s minimum golf ball diameter was 1.68 inches, while the R&A’s minimum golf ball diameter was 1.62 inches.
The larger ball played in USGA-governed areas became known as the “American Ball”. The smaller ball known as the “Small Ball” or “British Ball” was an option for golfers playing under R&A rules. Although the difference in size sounds minimal it had a significant impact on the flight of the ball with the smaller version flying farther and straighter than the larger version. As proof, American golfers almost unanimously switched to the smaller British ball when playing in international competitions governed by R & A rules like the British Open or Open Championship and the Ryder Cup.
The small Wilson Staff, “British Ball” used by Palmer to win the 1961 Open at Royal Birkdale is on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame. In an interview with Jack Nicklaus at the 2017 Memorial Tournament he said, “The small ball back then was probably about the length of the golf ball we have today. We hit it about 50 yards further.” In 1974, the R&A announced they made the larger 1.68” ball mandatory in the Open Championship.
However, it was not until Jan. 1, 1990, that the Rules of Golf were updated and the USGA and R&A settled on an approved minimum size of 1.68” diameter. The “Small Ball” or “British Ball” was officially outlawed and relegated to history.
March 2017 article by Sports Journalist Brent Kelley
May 2017 article by Jamie Wallace of the USGA
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