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I always put a new ball into play starting a round. Many times, after the round, it goes back into the sleeve for the next round. Unless scuffed, then it goes to the shag bag. I lose enough to keep Titleist happy!

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I never start a round with a new ball.  If I do, I will lose it on the first tee shot.  This is especially true if it's an expensive ball and my preferred ball is pricey.  Off the first tee, I need a ball that has experience finding the fairway.  I'll put a new ball into play after the 2nd or 3rd hole, when my driver has calmed down and can help a new ball stay in play.  That being said, I will play a ball until it is scuffed or dead.  So as long as I don't pull a new ball on the first tee, a ball will last for 4 to 6 rounds before I pass it on to my kids.  They are 10 and 11 years old and are experts at releasing balls into the wild (thank God for Kirkland balls...).

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I used the Titleist Pro V1 left dot from the ball test last year for 27 holes before the damage became to much.  I have played a Srixon Z-star divide for 57 holes just to see how durable it was.  Normally I will take a ball out of play after scuffing it with a full swing wedge.  I have played Pro V1's for the last couple years and rarely get more than 9 holes before a major scuff mark from a wedge takes it out of play for me.   That is why I have been testing the Srixon Z-star divide it seems to be more scuff resistant and play in the same windows I like.

Driver: Titleist TSR 3 10* Matrix Ozik TP 7 HD

Fairways: Callaway Rogue 15* Matrix Ozik TP 6 HD stiff 

Hybrid: Taylormade M1 19* Matrix Ozik Altus stiff, Titleist TSI 4 & 5 Hybrids Mitsubishi Tensi AV 65 HY stiff   

Irons:  KZG Forged III 6-P KBS Tour V

Wedges: Cleveland CBX  50*, Taylormade MG 3 Tiger grind 56 bent to 54* & Renegar RxF  58*

Putter: Positive Putter's custom P2 (think Edel putter meets Heavy Putter)

Ball: Srixon Z Star Divide                          

All clubs have Winn Dri-Tac Wraps oversized



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If it doesn't have a scuff, it gets the nod until it scuffs, cuts or is lost. I have played some for quite a few rounds before they get put in the leaf rule bag.

Hate yourself, not the game...

In my Vessel bag:

:cobra-small: King SpeedZone          :taylormade-small: MG 3 Satin RAW black 60°

:srixon-small: ZX 3 wood                          :vokey-small: SW & GW Black

:titleist-small:  3-PW                        :EVNROLL: EV2 Mid-Lock              :titleist-small: Prov1x-

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I play a ball until I lose it, or it becomes scuffed. Usually can get 2-3 rounds out of a ball. I believe that a ball isn’t really compromised, until the cover is damaged. I play 2 different 9-hole leagues in the summer, on 2 different course.  I managed to play the same ball for a month. Now this combined would be 72 holes. But rare instance. 

Cally Epic Flash 3 💎 / HZRDUS 1100- 6.5/tipped 1.5”

TM M3 3wd HL/ Rogue 80x

Srixon 785/ DGTI x100s

Bridgestone Tour B/ 52°&58°- DGTI s400

Scotty TEI3 Long Neck

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I’ll use the same ball until it’s too scuffed to use: I think the longest streak this year with one ball was 60 holes. Most balls eventually get hit to Narnia and never get “retired” to the shag bag.


Driver - Cobra LtDxLS

3 Wood - Ping g410 LST

2iron - Titleist U505

Irons - Ping i59

Wedges - Vokey Sm9

Putter - Mizuno Mcraft IV


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8 hours ago, Ramon Rivera said:

I purchase the higher end golf balls and will use the same ball until it is lost or scuffed up. 

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D- Ping G 400 SFT

16*- Adams Tight Lie

19*- Adams Tight Lie

4H- Ping G 400

5-U- Ping G 400

SW- Nike

56*- Ping Glide 2

P- Odessey 7

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LOL! I'm lucky if I find the first ball I hit off the tee. The topic should be how many balls do you use in one round! My answer...2-5. I also quit marking my ball. If it goes thru a window, I don't want CSI tracking me down!!!

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Certified Club Fitter.

Ping G425 Max Driver 10.5° w/Diamona S+ LTD Blue-Board 70 R Shaft

Ping G425 Max 5-7-9 Fairway Woods w/Ping Alta CB R Shaft

Ping G425 Irons 5-U w/Ping Alta CB R Shaft (Power-Spec Lofts)

Ping 3.0 Eye2 Glide Wedges 54°-58° w/Recoil SmacWrap F3 Flex

Ping B60i Putter w/2-Thumb OctoTech 36 Grip

PING Pioneer Cart Bag

Lamkin Sonar+ Wrap Mid-Size Grips

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Been playing a Titleist Trufeel for 2 1/2 rounds. Had to take it out of play after hitting cart path twice on my drive. Played it out but after adding 2 mor3 bad scuffs I took it out. It already had several nominal scuffs but today the cart path one.

Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.png0811 XF 12* w/Evenflo Riptide CB Senior shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.png0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: None in bag at the moment

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Titleist T300 48* GW w/Fubuki MV Senior shaft and Edison forged 53* and 57* wedges with KB PGI Senior shafts(80 grm).

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip or Nike Method Core Drone  w/Evnroll Gravity Grip

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black/Lime). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG, Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist TruFeel

Using Shot Scope X5 and MG4000 Rangefinder


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  • 1 month later...

The ball I finished my round with yesterday now has 54 holes on it - last years MaxFli Tour. That’s completely unheard of for me, as I probably lose 1-2 per round normally, sometimes even more. It doesn’t have any scuffs or cuts but the finish is dull, so I’m not sure if I should keep playing it? I’ve had to redo my ball mark twice as it’s so faded after each 18 hole round. Silly thing to ponder over a $3 golf ball, I’ve never had this “problem…”

  • Titleist TSR2 11° HZRDUS Red CB 50 6.0 w Lamkin UTx Midsize
  • Titleist TSR2 16.5º HZRDUS Red 60 CB 6.0 & TSR2 21º HZRDUS Black 4G 70 6.0 w Lamkin UTx Midsize
  • Mizuno JPX923 HMP 4-GW, T22 54.12WS, T22 58.04DC w Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Midsize
  • Evnroll ER5B Fit@TrueSpec w P2 Touch Tour
  • Maxfli Tour & ProV1
  • Ping Pioneer - MGI Zip Navigator AT
  • Payntr X 002 LE, Ecco Biom C4, FJ DryJoys
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As some of you have already said - I can go a few rounds and not lose any and then drop 3 in the water - same round. Hopefully the ones in the water are the older ones. 

Left Hand orientation

:taylormade-small:SIM 2 D Max with Fujikura Air Speeder Shaft 

Cobra  Radspeed 3W/RIptide Shaft
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter

:ShotScope: V3

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 

EZGO TXT 48v cart
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Vice Pro Plus 

2020 Official Teste:SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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  • 2 weeks later...

Assuming I make it through a round without losing a ball (it happens but not all the time), it's probably toast after 18. A tree here, cart path or rocks there, and maybe a bunker shot or two later...

Driver: :mizuno-small: ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: :mizuno-small: ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 17* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: :bridgestone-small: J40 CB (3-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 2 54* & 58* Dynamic Gold S200
Putter: :odyssey-small: Tri-Hot 5k Two 34"
Bag: :titleist-small: Players 5 Stand Bag
Ball: Maxfli Tour

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0.25 rounds


  • Driver-  Ping G410 Plus 9*
  • Fairway- Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 3 Wood 16.5*
  • Hybrid- Tour Edge Hot Launch C521 19* & 22* 
  • Irons-PXG 0211 DC, 5-GW
  • Wedges-  Taylormade Hi Toe 54* & 58*
  • Putter- Ping Sigma G Tyne (Superstroke grip)
  • Ball- Snell MTB-X Maxfli Tour
  • Grips- Golf Pride CP2 Wrap Midsize
  • Bag- Ping Hoofer USA Edition 
  • Arccos 
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I use a brand new ball out of the sleeve at the beginning of each round.  I will replace it if it gets scuffed as well, from say a cart path.  

WITB:  Do I like Titleist or what? 


Driver:     :titleist-small: TSR3 9* Graphite Design Tour AD XC 5S - B2 setting

Fairways   :titleist-small: TSi2 HZRDUS Smoke 13.5* A1 setting

Driving Iron:   :titleist-small: U500 17* :Fuji:  Blue Ventus HB Velocore 

Irons   :titleist-small: T200 4 - 7, T100S 8 - PW N.S.Pro Modus Tour 3 105g

Wedges    :vokey-small: SM6 48*, SM9 52*, SM8 56* Modus Tour Wedge 

Putter    :cameron-small: Newport 2 w/ Garsen Ultimate grip 

Ball    :titleist-small:  *ProV1 Left Dot

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