How often do you change balls?
Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:38 AM
fairway - Ping I25 18 degree 5 wood
hybrid - Ben Hogan VKTR 19 & 23
Irons - Mizuno MP68 3-PW
wedges Mizuno MP-T5 50-58
putter - Ping Sigma G Doon
Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:51 AM
Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:58 AM
Generally a ProV1x will look pretty iffy after about 72 holes or so. There are two lost-ball-magnet holes at my home course where I use a ball that already has a couple rounds on it rather than a brand hew one.
I don't use "found" balls except to hit a couple extra shots on a few holes when I'm working on my swing or something. If I'm keeping score I only use my regular new balls (currently 2017 ProV1x).
Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:58 AM
FW Wood----------Ping G 14.5*, Diamana Whiteboard D+ 82X, tipped .5", 42.5"
Hybrid---------------Ping G 19*, Tour AD-DI 105X
Irons-----------------Ping iBlade 4-P, Project X 6.5 Flighted
Wedges-------------Ping Glide 50*, 54*, 58* with Project X 6.5 Flighted
Putter----------------Ping Karsten TR Zing Tour 32.75", built up Pingman Grip (Ping Oslo and Ping Nome TR as backup 33.25" with SS Pistol GT Tour 1.0)
Golf Ball-------------2017 Pro V1, K-Sigs and Chrome Soft X
Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:39 AM
Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:53 AM
^^^^ This for me too!
if it is bad, I put it back in the bag for a shag ball and then use it to either try a shot on the course I wouldn't normally try like over a hazard or water or cutting a corner hard or something like that. If I am playing kinda bad, I may also use one for a provisional shot.
If it is okay, I will use it for the next round. I check the ball often on the course especially if I have hit a bad shot and it bounced off a tree or two or tree limb trying to cut a corner etc. Again if it is scuffed enough to have like spurr's or a scrap that roughs up the ball I will replace it.
Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:07 PM
Callaway 816 3W
Mizuno MP-53 3-PW
Callaway JAWS 52, 56
Callaway MD3 Forged 60
Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:12 PM
During my rounds I play a new/newer, clean ball but when I go out and practice I pull the used balls out.
Cobra Bio Cell+ 3 wood
Mizuno MP-R 54*, 60*
Odyssey White Ice 1
Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:49 PM
Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:17 PM
Save my best balls for important tourneys.
Edited by terrell75, 11 October 2017 - 02:18 PM.
Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:19 PM
Adams Tightlies 16*
Wilson Reflex 4-Gw
Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 54/58*
Maxfli Tad Moore TM-1
Taylormade Project a
Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:26 PM
Titleist 917F2, 15*, Original D.Blueboard 83 x5ct "S"
Titleist 716T-MB 17* 2 iron, PX Flighted 6.0
Titleist 716CB 3-PW, PX Flighted 6.0
SM6 F-52*, PX Flighted 6.0
SM6 M-58*, DGS200
SC California Monterey
Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:54 PM
How about if the cheese grater had non-conforming grooves???
Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:06 PM
I do enjoy hitting new balls though so that’s why I keep playing them
Cobra Fly Z 5 Wood
Srixon H45 4 Hybrid
Srixon Z565 5-AW
Cleveland RTX 2.0 56/60
Odyssey Works Versa #9
Srixon Q Star/Q Star Tour
Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:00 PM
1988 Tommy Armour 845s (3-PW, W3 (GW), SW) with stock TT Tour Step shafts
Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts
Ping Anser 2 Stainless Steel Putter
Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:58 PM
Callaway Epic Sub-Zero 10.5 / Diamana D+ White 70 X
Cobra F7 3 Wood 14.5
Cobra F7 3-4 Hybrid 19.5
Mizuno MP-18s SC 4-PW
Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 50*
Callaway MD3 54* & 64*.
Scotty Cameron 5W 33" w/ Tour SNSR Grip
TP5, Vice Pro+, Nike Razn Black / Platinum, CS Truvis, Anything BUT ProV1s.
Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:44 AM
Year ago, when I first joined, our club had a superintendent whose preference was for 3" or so of dense Bermuda rough and a separate "first cut" of an inch or so for the first couple yards off the fairway. That 3" stuff was a ball-eating nightmare come June/July/August and the members hated it. There just aren't many club-member golfers who can play out of 1-1/2" to 2" of thick Bermuda with anything other than wedge anyway. The extra length resulted in many more lost balls, time spent looking and it basically served no purpose for everyday play.
So our current guy prefers no first cut but just fairway and then rough that they cut down to 1-1/2" and then mow again when it hits about 2". You can at least find the ball once you're within 20 feet or so of it. The really deep stuff you had to practically step on the ball.
In golf terms, I'd rather have narrow fairways bordered with rough that I can find my ball than wider fairway bordered by the ball-magnet stuff. Each makes it an advantage to drive it straight but it's less of a life-or-death situation depending on miss or make. Nobody enjoys spending 30-40 minutes of every round looking for yours and your fellow players' golf balls.
Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:11 AM
Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:13 AM
I try to play Pro V1x in the summer when it is firm. In the spring and fall, I play NXT Tour, because the ball stops on the green anyway when they are soft.
Sometimes I play a B330 RX. I need to try a TP5 or TP5X.
Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:36 AM
Vapor Fly Pro 9.5°- Diamana S+
RBZ Tour 14.5° - Matrix Ozik XCON 7
RBZ Speed 19° - TaylorMade RBZ Graphite
320 4-PW - Precision Rifle R80
Maltby DBM Forged GW 50° - True Temper Dynamic Gold S300
Top Flite Tour -- 54/12, 60/08 - Steel
Method Origin B2-01 - 35.25" - Lamkin SINK Squared 11" Blue
Chrome Soft X Truvis/Top Flite Gamer Tour
Lamkin Crossline Black Midsize Grips
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