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I start the season with 2 dozen. I usually don’t lose any, but, I do hit trees, cart path, blade them, etc. But, 2 dozen will last me from April-October easy. I buy 5a no logo used balls, ProVs, so around $60-$70 a year.

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I don't buy many balls.  I usually get a dozen for Christmas, but I still have 2 dozen of the original Kirkland Signature balls to use up.  Except for 2 weeks in January when I travel somewhere warm, I don't play them in the winter, so they have lasted for a few years.  Maybe they will be gone by the end of the year.  I do have a partial dozen of PV1X to use also.  If I had to guess... maybe $40/year.

I always start a round with 2 balls, swapping them every hole; most times I still have them at the end of the round.  There have been times that I have lost both of them in a round, but that's rare.  Balls that make it through a round and are starting to show wear, are used on the holes where I have opportunity to lose one.  Better to lose one of those instead of a new ball, I say.  I had one ball that I used on the 6 water holes at my course for a month.  It was my "lucky ball"... until it wasn't.

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Ugh...I'm not going to lie...for 18 I'll go through anywhere from 1-6 balls.  Mostly lost off the tee.  I'll usually stock up on Srixon Zstars when they go BOGO so that's $20 per dozen.  I like to have at least a minimum of 4 dozen in reserve in the garage.  I'll spend $50-$100 per year on balls.



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46 minutes ago, MDGolfHacker said:

Ugh...I'm not going to lie...for 18 I'll go through anywhere from 1-6 balls.  Mostly lost off the tee.  I'll usually stock up on Srixon Zstars when they go BOGO so that's $20 per dozen.  I like to have at least a minimum of 4 dozen in reserve in the garage.  I'll spend $50-$100 per year on balls.

I'd say pretty much the same - I try to bring at least 9 balls in my bag for every round. I recently stocked up on 4a Srixon Q-Star Tours and they've been treating me well - I spent $60 CAD on 5 dozen, that should last me a while.

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I only play Snell MTB’s (currently going from Black to X) and I buy 4-5 dozen at a time for the volume discount. That usually lasts me 5-6 months, but it depends on how much I’m playing and how many I lose which can vary considerably. It’s rare I make it around without losing a ball, and I’ve lost 5 in a round once or twice (off the tee mostly). I don’t wear out many. 

So I spend about $25/month on golf balls, but it varies considerably. Probably more accurate to say I average about $6/round on golf balls.

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Haven’t bought balls in years. I have a bunch of pro v1, z star, TP5 type balls that I have found

I can typically make it through a a round with a single ball. Probably average one lost ball every 3 rounds.

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I too play the Snell MTB, buy them in bulk (5 doz for about $27/doz), and that usually lasts me 9 months to a year.  Call it a 10 month season, that works out to be something like $15/month.

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too many doz to count since I play 170+ rounds a year. It's less about losing them and more about they're getting scuffed up. Those get thrown into my shag bag for practice. I generally buy 5A used for day to day, but new Pro V1X for tournaments. 

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I usually play about 60 rounds per year and always buy 5 dozen, even if I have some left from last season. I can use one ball to play 3 rounds or lose 3 balls in 1 round... so hard to tell...


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Depends how many "serious" rounds I play in. 

I go against the MyGolfSpy advice of always playing the same ball.  My friday night golf league is a 2 person scramble league and I'll play some used E6 Soft balls I buy from LostGolfBalls.com and might go through 18-24 a month.  So not super expensive. 

If I play a round where I'm doing more than just practicing and am trying for a score I'll lose from 1-4 a round.  I play ProV1, so 4-6 "real" rounds a month starts to add up. 

Now that the background is out of the way, I'd say on average through the playing season I'm around $50 a month.
Which just got really depressing to think about. 

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I either buy used AAAA quality Bridgestone or Srixon when they go BOGO. So approximately $2/ball, average 1-2 balls per round between loss and wear. So $20/month max. 

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I lose a ball every other round, and toss scuffed ones into the shag bucket.  The balls I use are not expensive (Bridgestone e6, Taylormade project A)  so I spend about $30 or so per month on average. 

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I buy golf balls 5 dozen at a time (Snell) and generally play a new ball every round.  When I get down to one dozen balls left, I reorder.  Given that I play on average 3-4 rounds a week with a new ball, I guess I go through a bit more than a dozen a month ... so $28-35, give or take.

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