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What is your guestimate on how much you spend a year on balls? I seldkm buy new balls, and if I do, its a sleeve to try.


I spent $100ish a year ago on various brands of to try outcand still gave some here and there. I spent 40 a month or two ago on 4 doz used Pro V1s which I have half left. It gets soggy here so I lose quite a few in the sprind and winter to plugging. Those are usually crap balls .


I dont lose many gaming, I lose them playing around with differnt shots when the course is slow

DRIVER: Titleist 905R S 10.5

3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha XS

Irons- Titleist 716 AP1 S 1/2 over 2 degrees upright

Vokey SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

Ball-ProV1 and AVX

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Just received 6 dozen Snell MTB Blacks a few weeks ago. Set me back $164.00, but it's more than enough to get me through the season. In the past I've also done the Vice Golf 5 dozen special (about $130-$140 shipped if I remember right). Always good to have a couple scuffed up balls in the bag for troublesome holes where you think you might lose one.

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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Occasionally buy a dozen new balls tend to be Pro V1x, Chrome Soft X or Srixon XV and these will normally last the summer season of competition. I don't have a set routine i.e. new ball at the start of a competition, usually play with it until I lose it or it gets a bad mark on it. For bounce games I will use old balls and tend not to be too fussy on what I play with. This year I'm would guess about £80 by the end of the summer maybe another dozen so £120.


October to March it is again balls that I have found throughout the summer.


Driver Callaway Epic 10.5' Fujikura Stiff

3W Callaway Epic 15' Fujikura Stiff

3-AW Srixon Z565 Nippon Stiff

52', 56' Cleveland RTX 585 Wedges

Putter Taylormade Rosa Daytona

Bags 2017 Callaway Org14 Cart bag or 2018 Srixon Z start Carry bag 

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So far I've spent $35 on 4 dozen balls. I tend to get balls as gifts throughout the year (birthday, Christmas, Father's Day) so I really don't have to spend a lot. Which is good, because as a higher handicapper I'll lose 1-2 per round.

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
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$0. haven't bought a new golf ball in years. I have a supply of trial sleeves that I have gotten from demoing clubs to balls I find on the course. I don't personally find that balls that I like to play perform differently when new vs when found on the course. I have ziplock bags full of titleist, Bridgestone, srixon, snell, etc.


Anything I find that I won't play gets given to a friend who donates them to a kids program.

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  


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Have not bought balls in 15 years, the benefits of living on a golf course. Since most of my neighbors are significantly more wealthy than me I find a lot of once-hit Pro-V1s!

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Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM 54* Versatile/60* Widelow

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossi II

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods



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I buy all of my balls in January - 4 dozen - $120. (Less if I go for a closeout special). I get them personalized as well.


I always have some left over - right now I still have 41/2 dozen of my gamers.


I may buy a sleeve or two of something in the late fall if I'm curios about trying it.


Right now I'm curious about the Tp5 because I've had success with TMag balls in the past.



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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,56,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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As i'm still beginner I loose a lot off balls :).


I am testing some balls now to see what I like most. As i'm handicap 41 I don't need ProV1(x) :D


I am testing a few brands in the range of US 35 for 2 dozen.

Wilson DX2, Callway Supersoft, Pinnacle Soft (cheaper), Titleist Trusoft and Srixon Supersoft.


At this moment I loose about 2 dozen a month with playing 4 times a week. So that's US 300 I guess not playing that much in the winter.

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What is your guestimate on how much you spend a year on balls? 

$249.67 (give or take a penny here or there)   :o  ;)

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  • :ping-small: G400 Driver, 3 Fairway
  • :mizuno-small: Fli-Hi Utility Irons - 18° & 21°
  • :Hogan: Ft. Worth Hi Utility Iron - 24°
  • :callaway-small: Forged Razr X 6-A Wedge irons
  • :titelist-small: :vokey-small: SM7 54° & 58°
  • :ping-small: Sigma2 Tyne Putter
  • :918457628_PrecisionPro:NX7 Laser Rangefinder
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I get the buy 3 get 4th free plus personalization from Titleist every year or order the Prov1 and do another order of prov1x at the start of the new release and then I'm usually good for the full release cycle

Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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My guess is about $100/year. I am a Ranger two days a week and find som many good balls that I separate them and put 9 In ziplock bags then give them to my friends. Before I went to Gatlinburg for a vacation this year I gathered up 2 dozen Pro V1's and put my American Flag stencil on them. Well, I lost about 5 or 6 the first round then none for the last 4. Now I'm trying the Q Star Tours that I got at my pro shop for $20/dozen. I really like them.



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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).


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This being the first full season for me (and it ain't over yet), I've spent $165 on 6-doz Snell MTB Blacks just recently as my stash of 2-doz Bridgestone E6 Softs I got for Christmas has dwindled down to a mere 3 survivors. I was awarded 1-doz MTB Reds from MGS & Snell earlier on that are all gone now and bought 1-doz of the blacks to try back then as well.


Grand total: $195.98

In my       :ping-small: DLX Cart Bag:
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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As much as I play, lost balls =2-3 a week. I don't want to know how much my annual cost is.  :D

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy


:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78


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Usually $15 to $30. I've only played two rounds this year and schedule booked solid until mid Fall.Just don't have anymore time for this came.My calendar is just loaded

Keep it in the short stuff

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$0. I play what I find on the course and in the range bucket.

Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock



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As i'm still beginner I loose a lot off balls :).


I am testing some balls now to see what I like most. As i'm handicap 41 I don't need ProV1(x) :D


I am testing a few brands in the range of US 35 for 2 dozen.


Wilson DX2, Callway Supersoft, Pinnacle Soft (cheaper), Titleist Trusoft and Srixon Supersoft.


At this moment I loose about 2 dozen a month with playing 4 times a week. So that's US 300 I guess not playing that much in the winter.

I am also a newbie like you. I don't lose quite that many but I lose a good but. Might I suggest lostgolfballs.com. Save some dough and you can try out performance balls for much cheaper.


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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 9.0º - 14g Low - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Woods: :cobra-small: F9 3W - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Hybrids: :cobra-small:  F9 3H - Aldila Green X

Irons: :cobra-small: F9 One Length 4-PW - Modus3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cobra-small: King Wedges 50º/54º/58º Versatile

Putter: :ping-small:  Sigma G Tyne 35"

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV


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$0 as well.  I haven't purchased golf balls in well over a decade.  I find more than I lose and I'm not overly particular about which balls I play.  My ball retriever is easily the best ROI in my portfolio.

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter



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Stocked up a lot last year when I started getting serious about golf. Sadly that has lead to balls I'd rather not play anymore- more Nike Mojos than I know what to do with. Acquired a variety of promo cases (companies logos on it) from family and got a few cases for. Christmas.

Still chipping away at my collection from last year and gifts so spent $0 so far. Though I'm feeling the itch to try something new. Totally regretting not getting a few cases of Q Stars when they went on sale.



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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M2 D-Type, 9.5 degrees, (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)

3/4W -  :cobra-small: King F6 Black 3-4 Wood (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)

4H -  :callaway-small: Rogue (Stiff flex) (Stock grip) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)

4-AW -  :callaway-small: Steelhead XR Irons (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grips, 7i with Winn Dri-Tac X Grip) 

SW -  :callaway-small: 56* X-Wedge

60* -  :callaway-small: MD4 Wedge

Putter - Odyssey White Hot RX #7

Bag -  :callaway-small: ORG 14 cart bag

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My swing has been so inconsistent as of late so during one round I may lose 0 balls and in the next 2 sleeves. I usually buy 6 dozen during the winter from Ebay as part of my winter blues. Usually $150 a year, but this year I happened to put down a bid of $100 for 6 dozen Z*Stars and had it accepted so I'm up to $250ish this year. So the total stockpile I have is something like 4 dozen prov1s, 2 dozen b330RX's, and 8 dozen Z*Stars. A few dozen are from tournaments I've played in.



What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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