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Id buy a sleeve of prov1's. If I lose 3 balls during a round I'm going home anyway. 

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I would buy one of the collector logo balls and then fill my bag at the range and troll the course while I play till I find a prov1. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app

I would buy one Top Flite Gamer ball. As hard as I try, I can't lose one of these. Two rounds in with a single ball. I bet if I play any other ball, i will lose it.

<psa> Since this thread is meandering a bit - I'll put in a plug to donate some found balls to your local First Tee chapter.  We love having colored balls to use for our activities (think o

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On 1/3/2021 at 11:49 AM, HardcoreLooper said:

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Since this thread is meandering a bit - I'll put in a plug to donate some found balls to your local First Tee chapter.  We love having colored balls to use for our activities (think of things like chipping tic tac toe).  And if you get a sleeve of balls you won't ever use in a goodie bag at a charity scramble, we'll take them as well.  Those Top Flite Bombs might not mean much to you, but to a kid that's never pulled a new ball out of a sleeve, they're a big deal.

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This is great advice! I never would have thought about it, but even as a 33 year old who's been playing for 25 years, I still love opening a fresh sleeve of balls (which I acknowledge I do less frequently than I probably should...)

And based on that video, it would seem that buying a single sleeve of premium balls probably isn't enough to get you through a round 😉

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Personally I would buy 1 sleeve of the mid grade balls for $10.00 and 2 sprites, that way I could mix drinks and would be searching for lost balls.. If I'm only starting with 3 balls it might be a long day,.,. LOL

 

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2 hours ago, greggarner said:

This is great advice! I never would have thought about it, but even as a 33 year old who's been playing for 25 years, I still love opening a fresh sleeve of balls (which I acknowledge I do less frequently than I probably should...)

And based on that video, it would seem that buying a single sleeve of premium balls probably isn't enough to get you through a round 😉

I play what I find and I don't wash them anymore because Covid has caused the courses to remove the ball washers. What I have noticed is how dull my ball is in the fairway compared to some of my playing partners who are playing new balls. Their white ball is pristine white and stands out like a light bulb 💡 compared to mine. It does make mine a little harder to find at times. 

If I ever showed up without balls, I would but a dozen Titleist Trusoft, Callaway SuperHit, or Precept Laddie Extreme which all have performed well for me in the past. 

I also would be walking the treeline 🌴🌴🌴 and 🔎 searching for balls throughout the ⛳ round. 

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8 hours ago, Buffly said:

I play what I find and I don't wash them anymore because Covid has caused the courses to remove the ball washers.

Wet towels work just as well.  Preferably a long one 😆

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I would buy a sleeve of the golf ball I play, there has not been many times this year where I lost 3 or more golf balls, and if there was nobody behind me, I would be walking along the woods line looking for some lost golf balls in case I did lose three.

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A couple sleeves of Srixon Soft feel. Excellent 2 piece ball that is workable and has some distance. Then I'd casually scour the woods as I played for a currently lost ProV while sipping Bookers from my always present Flask while I wondered how I could be so stupid not to put a new dozen of whatever in my bag. (my Ex could clear up the Stupid part for everyone but if she was on the course, one of us would not be finishing 18) 🙂 .

Regarding the Range Ball comment...I honestly think he was kidding but if not, please don't do that. Courses are having enough financial hardships as it is.

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On 1/1/2021 at 1:28 PM, Buffly said:

You show up to the course and check your bag to find no more golf balls!!! Oh no! You check in at the golf shop, and for whatever reason, you don't have any more than $20 to buy some golf balls for your round. What do you buy on the spot?

Assuming club prices are as follows: premium tour level urethane balls are $15/sleeve of 3, cheap 2 piece balls are $20/dozen, and mid-grade 3 piece non-urethane balls are $10/sleeve of three. (We can ignore tax for simplicity)

Which category and ball would you buy and why? How does that compare to your normal gamer?

I am assuming most golf shops don't have any direct to consumer balls like Snell, Cut, or Vice, but I will leave it up to what your local shop carries. 

Id go with the tour level urethane.  I dont tend to lose balls like I used to and wouldnt want to give up the control of a tour ball.

As much as I want to love cheap, 2-piece balls; they simply dont spin enough and dont  check up on the green like I want a ball to.

Same with a non-urethane 3-piece ball.  It doesnt matter how many pieces it is.  If its not urethane, it doesnt spin.

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My new favorite economy ball is the Bridgestone E6 Yellow. It's an earlier version but you can snag then around $21.00 a dozen.   They're long and actually check up really well on the greens. Check em out and you may find a diamond in the rough. 

 

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Man you guys that can play a round with 1 sleeve of Pro V’s are a lot better than me 🤷‍♂️ I’m grabbing 2 sleeves of the mid range balls and hoping all the water hazards are on the right side so my hook doesn’t get too many wet


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Don’t take range balls from the range.
This is theft.
Range balls cost more than you want to think about, and when people steal them, the courses have to replace them.

It is remarkable to me that people think “I paid $6 for this small bucket, so the balls are mine to use anywhere I want to”.

Makes me nuts.


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I don’t know how one can check in without a credit/debit card at most golf course facilities now a days. Cash payment at the Club ProShop is not an option available at the moment at almost all the golf facilities in our area and most likely in your area too. So it very unlikely and highly improbable event that one will arrive at the tee box without any golf ball(s) on hand before a scheduled round with only $20 cash.

It’s like going to a gun fight without bullets, you are dead on arrival cowboy.

Going out for a round of golf is like going out on your first date, need to be groomed, clean shoes and clothes, make sure you are ready to pay for “date’s” meal & drinks (you could get a hole in one), be on time (which means you are 30 mins on site before tee time), and give gratuity within your means to the hard working hospitality folks that served and kept the golf facility ready for you and last but not the very least have clean fun if you want to be asked and invited to go out for another round...

Please don’t steal the range balls. Not cool and not a very smart move. Just shows you are cheap skate, inconsiderate, a pretentious date and not trustworthy.

Imagine making an ace with the range ball...what are pouring a shot of Larceny?


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Would buy a sleeve of premium and a snickers as many others have said. Ball retriever will be broken out several times. Love filling the bag with some recently lost ones....always nice being at a course you know where to look for those too


I like this......prob do the same, only it must be a Butterfinger.


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I like this......prob do the same, only it must be a Butterfinger.


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I’m a sucker for a snickers on course. Also payday is a good change once and a while 😂. Love butterfinger but feel like I need to brush my teeth right after 

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On 1/17/2021 at 9:44 AM, Lacassem said:

I’m a sucker for a snickers on course.

If it's warm enough to wear shorts, that Snickers had better be frozen.  

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1 minute ago, HardcoreLooper said:

If it's warm enough to wear shorts, that Snickers had better be frozen.  

If we are talking frozen treats I’ll take the Twix one ☝️ 

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24 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

If we are talking frozen treats I’ll take the Twix one ☝️ 

Who doesn't like a frozen candy bar?  If you don't, I don't wanna hear it.

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10 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

Who doesn't like a frozen candy bar?  If you don't, I don't wanna hear it.

I worked a retirement job at a tiny private club for a few years. I started putting a selection of candy bars in the freezer, and let members know that was an option. At the end of the month the manager came down to the shop and wanted to know what happened to all of the candy inventory. I told her I sold it. She had looked in the stockroom, but not at the sales log. Candy sales went up about 250%, and she was miffed with me, because now she had to adjust her standing order with Sysco. The next time I saw her she apologized, and asked if I had any other ideas to increase sales. I liked working for her.

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