The Birdie Ball is one of the newest golf products around and many people in the industry are raving about it. At a recent PGA Merchandise Show, golf professionals voted it "Best New Product". Clearly this is a practice golf ball to be taken seriously.
Made of polymer, shaped like a bangle bracelet, and slightly larger than a real golf ball, the Birdie Ball is certainly not a conventional practice ball. On first inspection, you could easily be forgiven for wondering how this weird looking device could possibly help you improve your swing.
Perhaps Birdie Ball's greatest strength is that it feels and reacts like a real ball. If you attempt to hit a draw, it will curve from right to left. If you suffer from a slice, the Birdie Ball will go right (assuming you are right handed). The only difference being that the Birdie Ball will fly no further than 50 yards, making it the perfect aid for practicing your long game in your backyard or local park.
The manufacturer claims that the ball is very durable and while this might be true to a certain extent, consumer feedback reports that the ball is susceptible to cracking after prolonged use. Still, this shouldn't be enough to deter you. With a 12 pack of balls costing $24.99 on Amazon, there is room for plenty of practice before the balls would need to be replaced.
Whether you're a total beginner, or a low handicapper, if you want the best possible practice golf ball for working on your long game, Birdie Ball is an absolute must.
And one last thing. Did you ever dream of having your own golf course in your backyard but were thwarted by limited space? Well, take a look at the video above. It shows how a guy has built a nine hole golf course in his backyard which he plays using Birdie Balls for the long shots and real balls around the greens. Perhaps you could do it too!