- Corrects hooks and slices by up to 75 percent
- Easy to use; simply point the arrow at your target and swing
- Designed for recreational golfers; illegal for tournament play
- Self-correcting technology with maximum spinoff control for stopping power on the green
- Each box contains 12 self-correcting golf balls
- Each Box Contains: 12 Golf Balls
- Construction: 3-piece
- Ball Size: 1.682 inches
- Ball Target Weight: 45.5 grams
- Core Material: Polybutadiene
- Core Diameter: 1.480 inches
- Boundary Layer Material: DuPont HPF
- Boundary Layer Thickness: 0.050 inches
- Cover Material: Ionomer
- Cover Material Thickness: 0.051 inches
- Cover Material Hardness: 60 Shore D
- Number of Dimples: 386
- Ball Flight Characteristics: Self-Correcting Technology
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.