A look at a few of my favourite minigolf balls.
|Clockwise from top left, balls from Holeymolies, Minigolfnews, the Putter King, KISS Minigolf, the Asian Open Championships and the World Minigolf Sport Federation|
As is often the way in sport you will find a wide-range of specialist equipment to use to play the game. While most people will use the club and ball provided at the course, tournament minigolfers will delve into their bag of balls to find the optimum one to make the best attempt at a hole-in-one.
In the world of competitive minigolf specialist balls are big business. 10,000+ minigolf sport balls have been produced in the last 80 years!
Each ball has different properties including bounce, hardness and surface finish and will react differently based on temperature.
These special qualities allow for a variety of shots to be played on the range of different courses and obstacles - the balls range from 'dead' where there is no bounce, through to super bouncy balls for multiple rebounds.
Sometimes though, the most important factor is whether it has a cool or interesting graphic, design or logo on it.