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Funny how golf works: You put so much effort into hitting straighter shots when all you really need is to play a straighter ball. Like, for instance, the self-correcting ball from Polara Golf, with a sidespin-reducing dimple pattern that reportedly minimizes hooks and slices by up to 75 percent. The first two versions were such a hit that the company has introduced two more designs (XD and XDS) to help ensure that players of all skill levels hit straight(er). $25 to $35, www.polaragolf.com