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Longridge Foam Practice Balls
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2011
I have a dozen of these and a dozen of the plastic ones with holes in them. I spend long periods of work overseas in an area where there is no golf facility whatsoever, and where, in winter, the temperature can drop to below minus 30. So I practice hitting these balls in my apartment off an old piece of carpet.

Being in an apartment, they bounce off the windows, the light fittings, the TV, etc but they are light enough to have caused no damage whatsoever. Of the two types, I would say that these have a more solid feel than the plastic type and are more durable. However, they are definitely noisier, making a distinctive clunking noise when they hit the walls. I have also noticed that, when hit, they seem to always fly with a higher trajectory than the plastic type.

Whilst they are good for practicing the swing and chipping technique, they cannot entirely replicate the feel of a real golf ball, particularly when chipping, because of the lighter weight. After practicing for long periods with these balls, I have found that when I then chip with a real golf ball, I tend not to put enough power into the swing and the ball inevitably ends up short of the target. However, compared with the advantages of being able to practice indoors in inclement weather, that's a minor problem which is soon overcome once I am back on a golf course or driving range.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 4 October 2010
Bought these for my husband who recently decided to take up golf. He says these are a great way to practice connecting with the ball without risk of damage either to anything indoors, or more importantly to anything belonging to the neighbours outdoors. They have been great for driving and chipping practice. (They have also been excellent for letting our 5 year old son have a go safely!) Recommended for (and by) a golfing newbie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2012
These are excellent practise balls for use inside or in the garden. They have a much better feal than the plastic balls
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 December 2012
With my backup golf Tees and PGA golf mat. These foam golf balls are as close as you will get with out going to a driving range. They help you realise what type of contact has been made by the resultant pace or spin generated on the wall or curtain. Try to take care as to where you position your mat. Especially with the driver!!! Or you might be paying a lot to replace damaged clubs/items etc... ... if you become over enthusiastic and are not used to swinging a golf club.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 19 July 2012
We have purchased even more as they are very good. Better then the plastic as they have slightly more weight. My kid uses them and the color is easier to find in the hedge.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2010
Excellent product for those who want to practice golf safely in the garden. When hit correctly they go straight, and will fly upwards when using a lofted short iron. When practising with a wedge you make them spin and see the spinning effect on the ball whilst it is in flight. They are durable, safe to use and fun way to practice your golf swing at home. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2011
These were for a 10 year old girl as a present and they fit the bill. They were swiftly received and when received matched the description
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 September 2012
These foam balls are excellent to practice with against your house. They are light and therefore do not cause any damage.
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on 8 April 2015
I have not played golf for many years but suspect that as practice balls these leave a lot to be desired as they are simply far too light. Granted they can do no damage but I doubt any serious golfer would benefit when making the transition from these to the real thing or vice-versa......... I was never any good at golf other than pitch and put but even I realised then that it was all down to 'feel' and contend that is simply not possible using these. As far as putting (on grass) goes I'll wager even a blade of grass would swerve one of these dramatically off course. Practicing indoors on a carpet surely misses the point? I can't see the likes of Tiger Woods etc getting where they are today (2015) by relying on these? Now to the important part of my review - my cat (Polly) absolutely loves them either indoors or outside. They certainly beat some of the other rubbish currently being sold as 'cat toys'! She and I have spent many hours chasing them about and they're easy to find as well. Polly and I both agree on the 5 stars as 'cat toys' but would be hard pushed at 2 stars for the budding golfer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 June 2012
i found them strange when first used, but they are ideal for the small garden.They can do no damage to anything.
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