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I have a template for the American flag….

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.png0311 XF 10.5* w/Project X Cypher 40 gram Senior shaft or 0811 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 ER6R or  ER2 or Bellum Winmore Model 707,   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 Pinned Rangefinder

 

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I mark mine based on a 2 letter grading system which is based on ball model and condition. I play 9 holes by myself about 2 times a week and I am almost always waiting on group, this gives me plenty of time to look for balls in the deep rough.

Once I clean a ball up, I first put a letter based on what tier the golf ball is in (the first letter will be one of these: S, A, B, C, F).

My tier list guideline.

  • S tier: Premium models like the Prov1(x), AVX, TP5(x), WS Triad, and various Bridgestone and Srixon balls.
  • A tier: Non premium balls but they must have 3 pieces or more AND a urethane cover (like the Srixon Q Star Tour) .
  • B tier: Ball must have 3 or more pieces OR a urethane cover (like the Callaway ERC Soft) .
  • C Tier: Golf balls that don't make it to B tier but still not trash balls (like the Callaway Warbird and Supersoft)
  • F tier: Golf balls similar to nitros.

The next letter is based on condition ranging from A-D.

Condition guidelines

  • A - Nearly brand new.
  • B - Minor scratches but the cover finish is still shiny.
  • C - Bigger scratches, possibly some discoloration, finish not very smooth.
  • D - Major gouges or scratches, heavy discoloration, finish in very bad condition.

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Example above. I only mark the year on Titleist Prov1s, Prov1x's, and AVXs.

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Filled in dimple under the ball number on both sides of the ball and a line through the ball model. All red. 

 

What's in the bag.

  •  Driver: Titleist TSi3 10° Mitsubishi Tensei AV SFW 55g S Flex.
  • 3W and 5W: Callaway GBB 15° and 18° Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 50g R Flex.
  • 7W: Cobra LTDx 22.5° HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60g S Flex.
  • Irons: Titleist 718 CB 3-PW. 2° flat. True Temper AMT Tour White S300.
  • Wedges: Mizuno S23 2° flat. 52° and 58°. Dynamic Gold stiff.
  • Putter: Mizuno M Craft II. Cut to 33" with 13g heel and toe weights.
  • Ball: Titleist AVX.

 

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I try and keep it easy 4 black dots filled in and a small line below “4 leaf clover” ☘️ style to keep the luck of the Irish going when I roll those long puts.  

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What's in the Bag:

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST 3diamond LS: Tensei raw blue 65g stiff

3w/5w: Callaway Rogue ST LS: Tensei raw blue 65g stiff

4i-6i: Callaway '24 Apex CB/Modus 3 130 X-stiff

7i-10i: Callaway '24 Apex MB/Modus 3 130 X-stiff

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (matte black) 50ºs-grind/54ºs-grind/58ºz-grind

Putter: Callaway AI-one Jailbird mini DB 35"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Line over the ProV1 & black dots all around the # of the ball.  Usually 3 or 4, sometimes Red, dots ... Red on one side, Black on the other.  No confusion on who's ball it is.  Except for the idiots that don't look at the ball before they hit it.  Or the one's that hit it because they don't care.  But that's for another thread 😆

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Driver:     :titleist-small: TSR3 9* UST Mamiya Proto LIN-Q Blue 

Fairways   :titleist-small: TSi2 UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue 13.5* 

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

Irons   :titleist-small: T350 4 & 5, T200 6 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Dart F4 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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Three orange dots in a c-shape around the number on each side, and a blue line coming out each end of the model name.

Driver: Ping G425 LST, Otto Phlex UST MP5 or GD AD-TP 6X

3 Wood: Nike Covert Tour (@16 deg), Fujikura Motore Speeder

5 Wood: Nike Covert Tour (@20 deg), Fujikura Motore Speeder 

4i Hybrid: Titleist 913h (@24 deg), Diamana Blue Board hybrid

Irons: Taylormade P790 (5-6) & P770 (7-AW), KBS C-Taper 130x (Soft-stepped 1x)

Wedges: Taylormade MG3 TW grind 56 (@55) & 60, KBS C-Taper 130x (Soft-stepped 2x)

Putter: Piretti Cottonwood II, 34.5 inches

Ball: Taylormade TP5

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Lower case initials "dh" in cursive under the mfg name on both sides in blue ink.

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I use several of the great stencils from Tin-Cup dot com.  My favorite is the American Flag that I use in the summer and the snowflake that I use in the winter.  With the snowflake, I use 3 different colors (red, blue, and green) with each sleeve of balls.

 

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On 3/30/2023 at 6:43 AM, IndyArcher said:

All depends on what I’m in the mood for. Daughter’s college mascot, favorite characters as a kid, meaningful verse…

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I love the Warner Bros. characters.  Do you draw them?

 

14 of the following:

Ping G430 Max 10.5 degree

Callaway 2023 Big Bertha 3 wood set to 17 degrees

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

Ping Eye 2 BeCu 2-SW

Mizuno 923 JPX HM HL 6-GW

Hogan sand wedge 56 degree bent to 53

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

Cheap Top Flite mallet putter from Dick's, currently holding down first place in the bag

TaylorMade Mini Spider

Bridgestone XS

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I simply put 00 on each ball, this was my baseball number.

   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: image.png.cf6ab25979c6727ff31e6cc6f719636c.png TSi3 Hzdrs Smoke X flex

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5 34"

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Each spring I buy four dozen Titleist balls through my club and have them mark the balls with my company name (CS2) on each in blue.

Driver - Ping G410

Woods - Callaway Rogue 5 wood

Hybrid - Titleist TS2 21 degree

Irons - Taylormade P790 5-PW

Wedges - Taylormade MG3 50, 54, 58, SM9 60

Putter - Mizuno Black Carbon BC3

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There are several ways to mark your golf ball on the course to help identify it:

Sharpie marker: Many golfers choose to use a permanent marker, such as a Sharpie, to make a small mark or design on the ball. This can help differentiate your ball from others on the course.

Line or arrow: Some golfers prefer to draw a straight line or an arrow on their ball to help with alignment on the green or tee box.

Initials: Another common way to mark your ball is to write your initials on it with a pen or marker. This can be a simple and effective way to distinguish your ball from others.

Stencil: Some golfers use a stencil or stamp to create a more intricate design or pattern on their ball. This can be a fun way to add some personality to your game.

It is important to note that while there are many ways to mark your ball, there are rules and guidelines set forth by the USGA and R&A regarding the size and placement of markings. The marking should not be larger than a half inch in diameter and should not be used to assist in aiming or to distract other players. Additionally, only one mark should be used on the ball at any given time.

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Blue sharpie circle around both numbers. Simple, quick & effective. 

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:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR 19* & 22* Hybrid UST ProForce V2 90g X-Flex
:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR HF-2 irons (5i - PW)  KBS Tour 130x

:cleveland-small: CBX Wedges (50, 54, 58)  TT Dynamic Gold 115 Wedge Shaft
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Typically circle the number on my ball, but don’t use an alignment aide (normally just use line on ball). 

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Driver:  image.png.f54d2adeca80979bef0a4e22ab464b6f.png Aerojet Max 10.5* with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 60 Stiff

Fairways:  image.png.c4f821ba6925e5e146c31600685bf103.png Aerojet Max 3W & 7W with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 70 Stiff

Hybrid:  image.png.c21137d282a252fb544e47aceb520176.png King TEC 5H with KBS PGI 95 Stiff

Irons:  image.png.6621a18e06b1717c1f774c4a561fd7d8.png Forged TEC 5-GW with KBS Tour Lite Stiff

Wedges:  image.png.ca83f4e6716da9276cf90826f633daca.png Jaws Raw Plasma 54 & 58

Putter:  image.png.c8e6824d2c38fa85d20ca21913fbb2b1.pngPhantom X 5.5

Ball: 2023 Maxfli Tour

 

 

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I tend to use a blue Sharpie on even numbered balls (I'm not superstitious, but I'm a little stitious) with 3 dots in connected dimples like a triangle above the "T" on the Titleist. Started doing that in HS golf and never really changed.

Current WITB:

Driver:                      image.png.ad4d66f798557c86ee934344d1a24ed2.png       Paradym 10.5 Ventus Black 6S

Fairway:                   image.png.3077938d887c52577470dba42554f0aa.png     ST-Z 230 3-Wood (15°) HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0 60 Official Test

Hybrid:                    image.png.a874a9a429fd132acae64968308d6a89.png     ST-Z 230 Hybrid (19°) Ventus Blue HB-8 Official Test

Irons:                       image.png.a874a9a429fd132acae64968308d6a89.png     MP-18 MMC (4-9)

Wedges:     image.png.8641af187e8958a5ff8c3c2146b1fc7c.png  Vokey SM8 (46.10F, 50.12F, 54.14F, 58.12D)

Putter:                image.png.a85c45cc6c173613e90f345a17c689b4.png      Select Squareback 2 34.5 Ping Corded 88G PP58 grip double taped

Ball:                       image.png.c4e52864bdd9535caa79ae03a9376870.png        Pro-V1 (currently testing the Callaway Chrome Soft X LS Triple Track)

 

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On 3/29/2023 at 3:12 PM, ArizonaLogan said:

I mark mine based on a 2 letter grading system which is based on ball model and condition. I play 9 holes by myself about 2 times a week and I am almost always waiting on group, this gives me plenty of time to look for balls in the deep rough.

Once I clean a ball up, I first put a letter based on what tier the golf ball is in (the first letter will be one of these: S, A, B, C, F).

My tier list guideline.

  • S tier: Premium models like the Prov1(x), AVX, TP5(x), WS Triad, and various Bridgestone and Srixon balls.
  • A tier: Non premium balls but they must have 3 pieces or more AND a urethane cover (like the Srixon Q Star Tour) .
  • B tier: Ball must have 3 or more pieces OR a urethane cover (like the Callaway ERC Soft) .
  • C Tier: Golf balls that don't make it to B tier but still not trash balls (like the Callaway Warbird and Supersoft)
  • F tier: Golf balls similar to nitros.

The next letter is based on condition ranging from A-D.

Condition guidelines

  • A - Nearly brand new.
  • B - Minor scratches but the cover finish is still shiny.
  • C - Bigger scratches, possibly some discoloration, finish not very smooth.
  • D - Major gouges or scratches, heavy discoloration, finish in very bad condition.

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Example above. I only mark the year on Titleist Prov1s, Prov1x's, and AVXs.

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GolfDotz, either a dog bone or a dog paw.

Dr/3w: :mizuno-small: ST200 9.5* / ST200 3W 15*

Hy: :mizuno-small: ST200x 18*

Utility: :mizuno-small: ST200x 21*

Irons: :srixon-small: Z745; NS Pro 980GH / ONOFF 2013; OnOff Graphite

GW/SW: Edison 2.0 KBS 610 Wedge

LW: Edison 2.0 KBS Rev 2.0

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5v

Ball: :bridgestone-small:Tour B RXS

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On 3/30/2023 at 12:09 PM, MikeSA said:

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I found a couple yellow Bridgestone balls on my local course, not with your makings though.  I really like them, considering switching to them. 

Driver: :cobra-small: Cobra RADSpeed XB 10.5° Motore X F3

Fairway: :cobra-small: Cobra 3/F Baffler Rail F 15.5°

Hybrid: :cobra-small: Cobra RAD Speed 24° 5 Hybrid

Irons: :cobra-small: Cobra Aero Jet 5 - PW, GW

Wedges: :vokey-small: Spin Milled 56°, 60°

Putter: :odyssey-small: White Hot Stroke Lab OG #7

Bag: 1622150773421.jpg.867df9e5987ee9b79cc36f4c70090b01.jpg Big Max 14.0 Hybrid

Ball: :titleist-small: Titleist Velocity

Shoes: :footjoy-small: FJ Flex

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