Patent Number: 7,232,384

Title: Perimeter weighted golf ball

Abstract: A perimeter weighted golf ball with a low compression core is provided. The core preferably comprises a diene polymer that has low cross-link density or not cross-linked with a reactive co-agent. This core has low compression and low specific gravity. The low specific gravity core is encased within a thin dense layer positioned outside of the centroid radius to provide the ball with a high moment of inertia. The same core can be encased within a plurality of intermediate layers having either increasing hardness or decreasing hardness to provide selective golf balls for either low swing speed players or advanced players. Alternatively, a thin layer of diene polymer highly cross-linked with reactive a co-agent may be incorporated into the ball to increase the hardness of the ball.

Inventors: Sullivan; Michael J (Barrington, RI), Ladd; Derek A (Fairhaven, MA), Voorheis; Peter R. (Fall River, MA)

Assignee: Acushnet Company

International Classification: A63B 37/04 (20060101); A63B 37/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-06-19 0:00:00