Edited by Tanner25, 13 September 2017 - 04:47 PM.
Losing golf balls, the mental game
Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:22 AM
Of course that is easier said than done.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:39 AM
I'll take a cursory look but do not spend minutes looking for any ball. There are plenty more to replace it.
I tee up whatever I grab out of my bag as it is usually a grab bag of ProV1x Practice, Nike RZN Platinum Practice, Srixon XV or Lethal balls. They all perform within a few yards and one spins a little more, another a little less.
If I was playing for money I would settle on one ball. Since I pay to play, I use whatever I find a deal on and with the ball.deals this year it works out to about $0.70/a ball on average so not something that will entice me to go digging through the weeds, trees, water, etc. to find a ball when I have plenty of other balls ready, willing and able to take their turn.
Edited by Radeon962, 13 September 2017 - 11:41 AM.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:42 AM
Titleist 907 F2 13* - Proforce V2 85S
Mizuno MP68 3-PW
Mizuno MP-T11 50/06
Mizuno MP-T11 54/09
Mizuno MP-T11 58/10
Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #1
TaylorMade 2016 Tour Preferred (#5)
Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:20 PM
Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:32 PM
Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:38 PM
And if it continues to be an issue there are plenty of outlets for which to purchase balls on discount, either used or on sale/clearance. Stock up when you can.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:47 PM
activity. There's a cost factor. But, I am more concerned about getting upset about it. I guess the ball hoarders don't care as they have plenty of ammo. It's making me think
to use a lower cost ball or ones that I just don't care about it. Tanner
I have a buddy that does this. He will start out with a Pro V1 (never bought new, just used) and if he loses one he will reach in the bag and pull out some POS ball cause he is afraid of losing another one and I am sure he has like 4 dozen or so at home. This drives me nuts and I keep asking him "what are you saving the Pro V's for?" if you don't want to lose a couple during a round if your not hitting great then why have them.
Just yesterday I hooked him up with some different new balls to tryout so he could find a second ball to use if he doesn't want to lose the precious Pro V, very good balls like B330RX's, Nike RZN Plat's, Wilson FG Tour's and even some Wilson Duo's. I also told him to pick a ball and play it the whole round! Guess what, first tee with the FG Tour and he hooked it using an iron as it is a short par 4. Reached in his bag and pulled out a junk ball. When he starts hitting better, then he grabs a better ball to use, til he loses another one then back to the junk ones!
This drives me nuts and I am sure can't help his game at all. To me balls are cheap if you shop so losing is not worth worrying about during a round as I have enough to worry about!
This is also the guy that walks into the woods or tree line or tall grass and finds a Pro V1 all the time!!!
Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:23 PM
I do something similar. I keep a few brand-new ProV1x in my golf bag. Each round I start off with one I've never hit. If it makes it through the round (which happens about half the time) I put it in another pocket of the bag.
Whenever I lose that first one I switch to the ones I've used before, which are usually still in good condition. But yeah, budget is one brand-new one lost per round. It helps to play on a course with only a handful of water hazards and without a lot of OB and stuff in play off the tee.
Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:03 PM
Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:54 PM
then it's on to the used urethane balls. if I lose more from that pocket (normally one to four from the previous round) then I goto the surlyn/found balls because I'm having an absolutely terrible day of striking and at that point I may have had (or will have) more beers than I normally do and aim to just enjoy the rest of the day.
Nike Vapor Fly 3 wood 15* Diamana Blueboard
Nike Vapor Fly 3 hybrid 20* Diamana Blueboard
Nike Vapor Fly Pro 4-AW DG Pro S300
Nike Engage 54* SS and 58* DS
Nike Method Matter m4-12
Nike Air Hybrid II Bag
back up/other bag in progress
Nike Vapor Pro driver 9.5* Diamana Blueboard
Taylormade Burner 2.0 3 wood stock r flex shaft
Taylormade Burner 2.0 3 hybrid stock r flex haft
Nike Vapor Pro 4-PW DG s300
Cleveland cg15 54* and 58*
Nike Method Origin b2-01
Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:05 PM
Edited by Pigems, 14 September 2017 - 06:09 PM.
Callaway BBA 815 16*- TiNi 70s
Titleist 690 MB 3i - Pw, S300
Titleist SM 52/56/60, S300
SC Studio Stainless 2.5
Ball, Wilson 50Elite
OGA Member #9
Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:14 PM
Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:19 PM
Usually I find a good urethane ball I like in the $20 range , either older model or some sore of promo or discount.
Even if I am buying newer models, I never pay more the $32-$36 even for ProV1(logo overruns)
My stock of the 2017 XV sample packs are slowly getting to the last couple dozen and I wish I could have scored more... best $20 deal ever and never worry about losing a $1.75 golf ball.
Callaway XR - 4 wood - Rouge w/ RIP tip 60
Callaway BB V-Series 5 wood - Rouge Silver Stiff
Mizuno JPX850 Forger 4-GW - XP115 S300
Titleist 55 F grind / 60 M grind
Nike RZN Tour Platinum / Snell MTB / Srixon XV / TM TP
Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:29 PM
Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:38 PM
Not my problem! Doesnt effect me because I know I'm awesome!
Edited by third-times-a-charm, 14 September 2017 - 09:38 PM.
Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:18 PM
i just accept it and move on..
PS. i also never buy balls at full retail...
TEE XCG7 16.5* 4W/XCG7 21* 7W
Taylormade Vsteel 24* 9W
Mizuno Intage 27* 9W
Tourstage Viq 25* U5 hybrid
Adams V4 6H/7H
Adams V4 forged irons 8-PW,GW,SW,LW
HEAVY PUTTER mid-weight K4 putter
Sun Mountain H2N0 stand bag
Wilson Harmonized 55*/60*wedges
Giga XF-II 17* 4W
TEE XCG5 16.5* 4W
Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:24 AM
My favourite balls are the ones that have seen some action - usually found balls that I have played one or two rounds with. It is getting the ball to that point that is the problem.
None of this makes any sense as I have 5 dozen new balls and probably 400 good found balls to use, plus I really would like to buy some new balls... Not sure what this says about me!
Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:41 AM
Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:50 AM
i just accept it and move on..
PS. i also never buy balls at full retail...
Tee up whatever comes out of the bag and don't think about it.
Kind of like people that have a club in their bag that they don't like. Why keep it in your bag if you don't have confidence in it?
Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:06 PM
After three balls in the drink (about to hit a fourth), my brother in law (still sitting in the cart and laughing his a$$ off) says: “You dumb F***, how many balls are you going to put in the creek before you give up?”
I just smiled and said: “You dumb F***, It doesn’t matter. I’m getting these balls out of your bag!”
Just one way to overcome the concern about losing balls.
lol that's a good one
Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:17 PM
-I carry three sleeves of my preferred gamer ball in my bag. 2 white, 1 yellow. Yellow ball goes into play in the event of a drop (a rule my weekend group agreed on)
-I also carry a dozen or so balls that I've retired/found but don't mind playing.
-If I lose two balls before the turn I permanently downgrade myself to the shag balls until my scores
I've found that switching to the shag balls takes my mind off the stress of losing balls and more often than not I turn it around and put my good balls back in play on hole 10.
Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:31 PM
Edited by DivinDave, 17 September 2017 - 07:32 PM.
Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:44 PM
So many quality golf balls available at reasonable prices. My score doesn't seem to vary much whether I'm putting a Noodle or Pro V into play. I often put two balls into play during practice rounds. If one goes really sideways I won't even bother walking to its location. Makes me feel like I'm still in control.
Edited by PeanutsDaddy, 17 September 2017 - 07:44 PM.
Wishon 919FD 13* (1* open)
Wishon 950HC 18* (1* open)
Wishon 775hs 3 - 5
Wishon 560 - 6 - 7
Wishon 575mmc 8 - PW
Mac Custom Grind GW + LW (NevadaGolfGuy Special)
Betti, Machine, Mannkrafted, Scotty, Tad Moore, Xenon
Posted 17 September 2017 - 08:41 PM
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