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Golf Refugees - Punk Golf
By Kickntrue on 12/16/08
I found a UK-based golf appearal company that looks pretty sweet. Unfortunately, I'm sure I'm not cool enough to rock any of their gear.

Golf Refugees sells t-shirts, polos and even a signature black golf ball that will most certainly make you look rad (think American Apparel for golf). I spent 20 minutes on their site enjoying the videos and different designs and couldn't decide on a specific thing to show you so I decided you should see a bunch of it.

www.golf-refugees.com








Punk Golf


Maurice Flitcroft


And finally- here is more info on their golf balls, which are supposedly for more than just show.
The idea behind the black golf ball created by Golf Refugees, came from a conversation with a leading golf ball engineer at Titleist. If you can increase the temperature of a golf ballGÇÖs core materials extra performance can be obtained. Is it also true that when golf balls are tested in laboratories they are usually heated in ovens to a least 23 degrees Celsius.

The warmer a golf ball gets the more efficiently it will transfer energy. Golf balls materials behave in a visco-elastic manner, when contracted during impact they are designed to return to their original shape through rapid expansion. This process becomes more efficient at higher temperatures. The original black golf ball is of 2-piece construction. Where itGÇÖs ultra-thin black cover absorbs as much heat energy as possible from the sun in combination with the higher conducting metal-mix core increases the operating temperature and hence energy transfer efficiency to gain extra distance in hot, sunny conditions.
There also appears to be a little bit of a contention with Nike who has now come out with a black golf ball. Golf Refugees claims Nike is copying their idea.

Source- BuzzingGolf


[ comments ]
KVSmith59 says:
that's kinda crazy. If you like their clothes, check out Tattoo Golf....some cool stuff: www.tattoogolf.com/?Click=5414
12/16/08
 
golfdude528 says:
I played black golf balls 3 years ago. I picked them up at the annual golf show. The were not easy to find once they hit ground. The seemed to play just like any other two piece. Long off the tee and difficult to stop on the greens. The good thing was you couldn't really see scuff marks on the ball because of the black color.
12/16/08
 
Tim Horan says:
What a load of tosh!
12/17/08
 
falcon50driver says:
There are a lot of jokes in there somewhere.......
12/17/08
 
William Charles Ni says:
Would a black golf ball actually pick up enough energy for it to make a difference? It would be interesting to see if there is any research on this.

Also, how would it be looking for a black ball as opposed to a white one. I spend a lot of time in the rough (not to mention the woods) so that could pose a problem for me.

@merlin2driver
I imagine blue was involved in some of the jokes you were thinking of 8=)
12/17/08
 
KVSmith59 says:
""""The warmer a golf ball gets the more efficiently it will transfer energy. Golf balls materials behave in a visco-elastic manner, when contracted during impact they are designed to return to their original shape through rapid expansion. This process becomes more efficient at higher temperatures.""""

So, if someone creates a "ball warmer", then during the winter you'd get as much distance as during the summer......
12/20/08
 
PGMK64 says:
Nike black ball launched two years after Golf Refugees original black ball.
Nike would contest Golf Refugees using 'original' if it wasn't true.
Golf Refugees eco apparel are ethically made using renewable energy; solar and wind power. This method of manufacturing reduces CO2 emissions by over 89%.
Why don't you ask Nike or any other big brand how their apparel is made?
7/10/09
 
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