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The Polara Story
Two scientists, Daniel Nepela and Fred Holmstrom, developed the original Polara golf ball. The Polara's dimple pattern was unique, having six rows of normal dimples on its equator, but very shallow dimples elsewhere. The asymmetrical dimple pattern was a breakthrough in aerodynamic design that helped the ball self-adjust its spin-axis during the flight and thus enabled the ball to correct slices and hooks in flight. The original Polara patent was filed Oct 2, 1972 and it issued June 25, 1974.
The Polara golf ball was first produced in 1975 by PGA/Victor, with sales starting in 1977. Because the Polara actually corrected hooks and slices it posted strong sales in its first year. However, after extensive testing, the USGA concluded that the Polara golf ball did correct hooks and slices and thus refused to approve the ball for tournament play, ruling that it wouldreduce the skill required to play golf. In 1978, the manufacturers sued the USGA on antitrust grounds.
As litigation wound its ways through the courts the USGA changed the 300 year old Rules of Golf by inserting the Symmetry Rule in 1981, requiring that a ball must essentially perform the same regardless of where on the ball's surface it is struck or how it is placed on the tee. The new USGA rule banned Polara golf balls from USGA sanctioned tournament play. Then in 1985 the USGA agreed to a settlement of $1.4M and the Polara ball was removed from the market, becoming a part of golf history.
In 2005 Pounce Sports purchased the rights to the original Polara golf ball and reintroduced it on a small scale. In 2009 Aero-X Golf, Inc. acquired the Polara technology. After extensive research and development, Aero-X Golf determined exactly how and why the original Polara ball corrected hooks and slices. With this understanding Aero-X Golf, Inc was able to improve upon the original Polara design.
In August 2010 Aero-X Golf, Inc. introduced two new and improved Polara golf balls with Self-Correcting Technology: The Polara Ultimate Straight 2-piece ball and the Polara Ultimate Straight XS 3-piece ball. Polara Golf uses the best available technology to create demonstrably better products that are not limited by anything other than the laws of physics. All of the Polara golf balls are designed for recreational golfers who want to take advantage of these technology improvements and enjoy the game more.
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I talked to another golfer that tried them, he said the same thing.
For those of you that go out on the weekends for a relaxing game of golf and could use a little more accuracy and improved play, these are for you!
I normally hit a Srixon Soft Feel, my drives usually go about 220 yards, but as I said I slice.
They really help you enjoy an outing where scores don't countPublished 26 days ago by David Crockett
Anything to help the golf game....if only it would stop snowing.Published 1 month ago by Carol Sheerin
If you are reading this review, you probably aren't playing on the PGA Tour and just want to find a ball to have fun with. This is it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dr. Wally M. Viray
They do help you hit straight, but they feel like you are hitting rocks. They also knock a bit off the overall distance. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles