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1 hour ago, ncwoz said:

Amen to that. A buddy of mine seems to enjoy looking through the woods for balls more than actually golfing, and it is absolutely maddening

Also 80% of the rangers at my course.  Zero chance of them helping to find a ball while you're playing, but in the evening when it's not busy they are just walking up and down the rough and fescue looking for balls.

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I pick them all and even walk edges, creeks, and ponds looking. I play ones Ive never tried. pass some on to buddies that plat certain balls, give them to high school kids that cant afford balls, and just made a big bag for a coworker whose kid just playing and is losing a few each day. 

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Amen to that. A buddy of mine seems to enjoy looking through the woods for balls more than actually golfing, and it is absolutely maddening

I think I play with his brother. Whenever we approach a water hole he takes his ball retriever out and goes fishing.


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I misread the question and answered as to what I did with my older golf balls, not the ones I find .... So, to correct that -- I don't really look for them.  If I find one, I'll offer it to whoever I'm playing with if it's a decent ball or just leave it there for someone who might actually want it.  If it happens to be my brand ball and it appears in good shape, I'll hang on to it.  I have enough old balls lying around....don't need to collect more 🙂

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All water balls stay in the water.  A decent quality ball that looks new I will give to my kids.  If they are off one day they each can lose 6+ balls per round.  If the balls are marked they get used for pitch shots into our backyard putting green.  I live on a ravine that can be a magnet for errant balls.

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... Like others, I never take a ball out of the water because I have no idea how long it has been there. If I am positive nobody could be playing a "lost" ball from another fairway, I will pick up balls in good shape but not those scuffed or cut. I have plenty of high index friends and my son has several of his friends that are basically beginners and they can always use free golf balls since they are gonna lose more than a few every round. That said if it is a discount brand that I am unaware of, a Nitro or similar ball I just leave it where it is. 

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I never pick them up. I've filled too many ball pouches with balls I'll never use and weighed down by bag unnecessarily. I just leave them all now and play my ball that I know. Side note though: never take a ball out of the water. Golf balls are naturally hygroscopic which means that they absorb water from the environment around them. There's just too much science that shows that even balls that have just sat in water for a relatively short amount of time are significantly affected. My advice, if you're low on balls, don't care what you play, and find a clean one in the fairway or rough that looks like it was just lost that day, by all means take it if you're gonna use it. Leave all the others though. 

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On 6/28/2019 at 10:24 AM, russtopherb said:

I drop found balls into a separate pocket of my bag and those end up in the garage for backyard practice. If it’s a newer ball in good condition I’ll give it a shot out on the course.


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Pretty much my strategy as well, though this season I've been filling bags to give to other golfers at work. We have several people who lose a lot of balls in our two yearly work outings.

Previously, I played Top Flite D2+ Feels and had three brand new 15-packs in my basement. One pack is now in my shagging tube for pitching, chipping, bunker and putting practice. I suppose the other two will sit for a while. Pretty set on playing optic yellow MTB Blacks for the foreseeable future.

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1 minute ago, edingc said:

Pretty much my strategy as well, though this season I've been filling bags to give to other golfers at work. We have several people who lose a lot of balls in our two yearly work outings.

Previously, I played Top Flite D2+ Feels and had three brand new 15-packs in my basement. One pack is now in my shagging tube for pitching, chipping, bunker and putting practice. I suppose the other two will sit for a while. Pretty set on playing optic yellow MTB Blacks for the foreseeable future.

I've got a 15 pack of those in my closet too! They were a Christmas gift a few years ago. I doubt they'll ever get opened & played, but hey - it's the thought that counts. 

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If I'm having a bad day and losing urethane balls, I'll play them.

Otherwise, give them to friends who don't care what ball they play.

I keep all my practice on the golf course, too lazy to collects balls 😄

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On 6/28/2019 at 5:30 AM, ncwoz said:

All this talk of the MGS Hard Rock Challenge and the ball test recently has me thinking about the hardware...

I know I *should* be gaming one model, and probably one I'm fit for at that. But the cheapskate in me just can't pass up on a free wayward ball, looking for a home. Nor can I bring myself to just toss the 24 pack of two piecers I walked away from Christmas with.

So my question is this - what do you do with the random balls you might come across one way or another? Do you keep em all? Hit them into the woods? Do you have a threshold of quality that determines if it's a keeper or a leaver?

I have tub that I keep them in and use them for my practice net during the winter months. Granted, the way my current setup is, I really only need about 3 balls. I'm sure I'll eventually just give them away to my dad or someone else who hardly plays and doesn't care, but needs a stockpile of balls. The other option is #finditcutit

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Since there are still days I suck really bad at golf, I only allow myself to lose 3 of whatever I am gaming before I switch to balls I have found - I keep urethane-covered balls in decent shape and chuck everything else further into the woods.

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