This tip sent in by Mike Jensen of Thief River Falls, MN
A couple of things that I've been learning is the idea of
feel and quality of balls. I'm learning that I like a soft feel. This is
leading me to graphite shafts and softer balls. Since I'm not so worried about
distance anymore, I can use softer balls, and easier swings. I was playing XL x-outs
for ages because they were cheap. I thought all balls felt like rocks. Until
someone gave me a sleeve of spin balls, and I purchased a slightly better quality of
balls. They felt wonderful, seemed to fly better, and gave me more confidence.
As a high-handicapper, you don't need to spend a fortune, but some consistency in
balls of a nice mid-grade seems to have benefited me.