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Diamond Additives for Golf Balls

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020339D
Publication Date: 2003-Nov-14

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Abstract

A successful golf ball product provides the golfer with distance, control, and reasonable life. These three requirements may not be independently met and are further constrained by professional and amateur regulations designed to promote a uniform field of play. Surprisingly, with only one exception (which is not commercially available), the prior art design concepts and materials of golf ball construction have not included diamond, a material with a mechanical properties and physical properties with a high potential to improve all three desired ball characteristics. The cost of diamond has precluded its evaluation as a golf ball component.