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Just curious, what color ball do you use during Fall Season when the leaves turn orange and red? Is white the best color to use?

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I play white, just like the rest of the year.  Ive never bought into the notion of a colored ball in the fall because who wants a red, yellow or orange ball when the leaves are all that color?  Pink might be an option because at least there aren't any pink leaves.

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I still like white.

I used to go yellow, but still found it hard to see in the leaves. I find yellow balls to be best for grey days to see them against a white sky but also early spring golf where the ground is pretty bare, yet the sky is still fairly cloudy.

I really have yet to find any color that is a stand out in the easy to see category when it comes to leaves.

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I still use white, but I am curious, does anyone play those matte green balls? Do they stand out better?

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I still find white to be the best.  Can't seem to find the colored balls in the leaves.  I have a buddy who will play a blue ball.  It's mildly easier to find in the leaves, but I find it way tougher to track in the air.

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I tend to always stick with white. I've lost my fair share of white balls in the fairway before when the leaves start to fall, no need to make finding it any more difficult 🤣🤣

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I used white all year around but this one fall I had some red chrome softs I used and the caddy so it was the easiest ball to locate in the air and ground... 

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Played yesterday at dusk and lost a few white balls where I should have easily found them.  Pulled a yellow ball out of the bottom of the bag and played it for 13 holes.  That was my 1st time pulling a colored ball out of the bag as I usually just give them away.  Made such a difference I came home last night and ordered up some Yellow Snells.  

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I switch to yellow in the fall. I did just play with someone that played the matte green ball. That stood out everywhere on the course.

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On 10/12/2020 at 6:12 PM, 808nation said:

Just curious, what color ball do you use during Fall Season when the leaves turn orange and red? Is white the best color to use?

In the fall I switch from Matte Green, to white.  I find that in amongst the colored leaves white stands out better.  As conditions deteriorate(leaves, freezing ground, literally rock hard greens) here on the shores of Lake Erie  in Ohio, I simply use white Top-Flites or some other cheaper ball.   It becomes more about just getting some swings in(when the ground is not covered with snow) here, and not about score or how the ball reacts.  I use white because I think its stands out in the colored leaves,  and I just use cheap ones because if there are a lot of leaves I do a cursory check, and drop another and move on(don't want to spend a lot of time kicking through swathes of leaves.

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On 10/13/2020 at 1:29 PM, Tsmithjr9 said:

I still use white, but I am curious, does anyone play those matte green balls? Do they stand out better?

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I use matte green Bridgestone e12's.  I think they do stand out a little better than more brightly colored yellow, Q-star, or yellow E6's.  I think the lack of a shiny cover helps them not blend in with shiny grass from dew and other things in the morning.  I've just always been able to pick out yellow, or now matte green better.  In leaves I use white and cheap (Top Flite cheap), kick the leaves once or twice, drop another and move on. 

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Reading the comments, I see some switch from white to Yellow, some like me switch from yellow to white, in leaves.  Maybe it just has to do with the Switch?  Maybe because we are looking for something different, than we are all the other times, makes it jump out at us. Hmmmmm 🧐.  And I use Top Flite cheap, because I don't want to be tempted to test the thickness of the ice, to retrieve even a $2 Bridgestone E12, because its sitting there on top of the ice taunting me ..🥶🥶.  You would think they would just roll to the edge of frozen water.....they don't, they come to rest tauntingly beyond the club, or retriever EVERY TIME🤬

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My local courses generally have pine trees. I do not have much of an issue with the leaves dropping everywhere. We get pine needles. The yellow stands out better against the grass when it goes dormant and the brown pine needles. That's why I go from white to yellow.  

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There might be advantages to finding colored balls in Fall, but I stick with white as anything else throws me off at address. I have tried yellow, pink, orange & matte balls and just can't get used to them. I won't even pick them up if I find them even if it's a top notch tour ball. More power to those who find them helpful.

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Better question than color - is there a type of ball better suited to teeing off where there is a frost delay everyday?  Are low compression balls better for cold temperatures?  Any facts/science to back that up?

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On 10/13/2020 at 3:48 PM, TSauer said:

I tend to always stick with white. I've lost my fair share of white balls in the fairway before when the leaves start to fall, no need to make finding it any more difficult 🤣🤣

Absolutely! Wish I can improve my eye sight to see where the ball lands instead of worrying about ball color🤣

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On 10/15/2020 at 7:49 PM, WaffleHouseTour said:

Better question than color - is there a type of ball better suited to teeing off where there is a frost delay everyday?  Are low compression balls better for cold temperatures?  Any facts/science to back that up?

Here you go https://www.snellgolf.com/blogs/news/does-temperature-affect-golf-ball-performance

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White gets kind of hard to see around here lately...IMG_2267.jpg.d941b8bb93c27e5621fdff041fb4782f.jpg

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57 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Sorry Brian... that brings a tear to my eye.  Seems a little early though?

Yeah, We set records for most snow in Oct.  We stand at 8.3 inches so far.  It completely snuck up on us, course isn't even winterized yet.

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During summer season I use pink and orange balls on the range because they are identifiable from other players. In the Autumn the range is just cover in leaves so move to yellow and white. 

On the course we don't have a lot of deciduous trees so it is still white, but I do carry yellow for frostie days.

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Yellow always - 

 

I can't wait for the Fall to come to Florida - we had a week of it - summer has returned though - it's more like summer right now here than summer was - not quite as hot but afternoon showers every day this week - 

I use yellow because its the only color that I have a chance of seeing in the Florida sunshine.  I realize its a different problem from many of you and especially Brian - nice to hear from you my friend.  

 

When I lived up North I always stuck with white - I would use my more experienced balls in the fall though given that there was always a chance that they could roll under some leaves never to be seen by human eyes again.

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I bought a bunch of yellow balls thinking it would be easier to follow in the area and find in the ground. I got this idea from years of softball and the yellow ball being easier than a white one. But for me after I go through these balls I will be going back to white all year round. 

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At 55 of age, I have trouble seeing a white ball as it gets lost in the background clouds, so I switched to yellow. Works great until I hit into the rough with a growth of yellow daisies. 

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In Indiana, sometimes I can't even find my ball when it's in the fairway (which is rare.............that I hit the fairway in the first place). It always seems to land just perfectly under a leaf! White for me though.

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I prefer white most of the year, but when we get those gray cloudy inversion days in the winter, I like the Optic Yellow.  Last week I played with three strangers, two of them played the bright green ball (don't know brand), but I could see that color very well in the air and on the ground.  Our turf is starting to turn a little yellow/brown as irrigation has stopped and we haven't had any rain for awhile.  I'm going to get a dozen of the new 2020 Srixon Soft Feels in Brite Green to try as a winter ball.

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I have tried several colors and the TM ones with the funky designs. White is the best for me all the way around.

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I stick with white. Not sure it matters much as the ball is so tough to find with all the fall foliage on the ground

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