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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.

Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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5 hours ago, hckymeyer said:

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.

Record snowfalls aren’t cool, unless you’re expecting it. 

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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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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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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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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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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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Driver:     - Anser - 8.5* - Fujikara Red Blur 005 XStiff - Standard L/L

3W:     - SQ Sumo - Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Stiff - Standard L/L

Hybrid 3:     - Machspeed - UST Mamiya AXIVCore XStiff -Standard L/L

Irons:      - Idea Black CB3  4-GW - KBS Tour Stiff+ - Standard L/L

Wedges:    - Vokey 52*, 54*, 60* - True Temper Wedge - Standard L/L

Putter:     - Versa Blade - 35in

Ball:      NXT Tour

Bag:  - Ultra Light Cart Bag  

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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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3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM - 15*, Diamana 75 Limited Stiff
Hybrid: :titelist-small: TS3 - 19*, Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 Stiff
Irons: :titelist-small:  4 - 6 T200,Titleist 7 - PW T100S, Nippon NS Pro 880 AMC Chrome Stiff
Wedges:  :titelist-small:Vokey SM 7 - 50*, 56*, 60*  Standard Wedge Shafts                                                                                                                                   

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Phantom X 5.5           
Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Studio Select Newport 1.5
Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1 X

 

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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

DRIVER: Cobra F9 10.5  Tensei AV Blue 65g

3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha- Mitsubishi Diamana  Redboard w/band

Irons- Mizuno JPX 919 Tours with S KBS Tour shafts

Hyrbid- TM 4h mid-rescue

Vokey- Vokey SM5 51 degrees,  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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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 the Maxfli Tour CG in matte lime and find them easy to see. Fall is tough in Florida as you get the occasional palm branch in the fairway...LOL


Using Tour Edge Exotics EXS Driver w/ Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue regular shaft; Cobra King F8 4W & 6W w/Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue regular shaft; Tour Edge CVX 119 4 Hybrid , Irons 5-PW Wilson Staff D-7 w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cobra King wedges 50/54/58 & Bellum Winmore 707 putter.

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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