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#1 LP734

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:39 PM

Hey guys! I'm trying to gain some market research on how players buy golf balls. I have a business idea that I'd like to get going but I want to make sure it solves the right problems for the right golfers. If you can spare 2 minutes to take a 10 questions survey I would really appreciate it.

Click to the link to get started: https://golfballsurv...m.com/to/Lmutvj

Thanks so much!


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#2 arbitrage

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:45 PM

I just finished the survey, Question #3 is a bit off.  I think it needs more options.  I like to play nice courses with nice equipment, but I am by no means an expert.
Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero - 12.5 Deg - GD Tour AD MT - 6S
3 Wood: Callaway Epic - 16 Deg - GD Tour AD MT - 6S
7 Wood: Callaway Epic -  Heavenwood - 20 Deg - GD Tour AD MT- 6S
9 Wood: Callaway Epic -  Divine Nine - 24 Deg - GD Tour AD DI - 7S
Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 - 6i-SW - Recoil 110 F4
Wedge:Fourteen RM-21 - 58/12 - Recoil 110 F4
Putter: Bettinardi Kuchar Model 1 - 33"
Ball: Taylormade TP-x
Bag: Sun Mountain C-130 or Four5

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:15 PM

I am not sure this helps, but I don't purchase golf balls...I find them. I have about 50 dozen ProV's, as well as many assorted others. This is the first season I didn't actively look for golf balls.
Callaway GBB Epic 11º / Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana M+ 40 R
Callaway GBB Epic 16º / 20º / 24º Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana M+ 50
Callaway CF16 / 6--AW / UST Recoil ES 460 F4
Callaway Forged and MD-PM 54º / 58º / 62º UST Recoil ES 460 F4

Callaway Odyssey O Works Tank #7

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:22 PM

Soft, some spin, cheap. ;)
Bag set-up currently under construction..............again.............help?!

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:28 PM

I don't buy from any of the choices listed

Cobra F7 lite flex shaft
Cobra baffler 3 & 5 wood lite flex shaft
Cobra 4 & 5 baffler hybrid lite flex shaft
Cobra baffler irons 4-pw, gw, sw, lite flex shaft
Odyssey White hot 2 ball, super stroke 3.0 counter core grip

Balls whatever Callaway Costco has on sale  LOL

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:33 PM

I stopped the survey halfway through because it was too generic. The questions didn't have an answer that applied to my play. I don't know what satisfaction a person could obtain from a survey like this.
I play TF Bombs for casual play and 5a used premium balls for more serious games.
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:35 PM

Costco
TM RBZ Driver, 3W, 3H
TM TP CB 4-PW, AW
TM ATV SW, LW
Odyssey White Hot Pro #7

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:35 PM

I buy pro v-1s by the dozen from the shop at the club.  Whenever possible I patronize the club pro.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:39 PM

I have bought all my balls through Lostgolfballs for the last three seasons.  I just bought 12 dozen 4A Taylormade TPx's for $8.99 a dozen. That should last me through the end of next season.
Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero - 12.5 Deg - GD Tour AD MT - 6S
3 Wood: Callaway Epic - 16 Deg - GD Tour AD MT - 6S
7 Wood: Callaway Epic -  Heavenwood - 20 Deg - GD Tour AD MT- 6S
9 Wood: Callaway Epic -  Divine Nine - 24 Deg - GD Tour AD DI - 7S
Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 - 6i-SW - Recoil 110 F4
Wedge:Fourteen RM-21 - 58/12 - Recoil 110 F4
Putter: Bettinardi Kuchar Model 1 - 33"
Ball: Taylormade TP-x
Bag: Sun Mountain C-130 or Four5

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:27 PM

I don't have a set method for buying golf balls. I know some people grab a dozen at a time. I have done that but, have also purchast from lost golf balls website, ordered in bulk from Vice, did the Costco runs, and sometimes just grab some stuff on sale at the local store if I am already in there.

I'll never buy at a course. If I do then i must be having an extremely off day as I normally have 18 in my bag at any given time.

Golf makes me mad. Paintball calms me down.

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.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:56 PM

Survey didn't really fit me... I look for good deals this time of year on premium balls.  Just bought Chrome Soft for $27 a dozen at DSG using coupon and new $31.99 pricing.  I usually buy 3-5 dozen at a time - this forces me to stick with a certain type of ball for awhile. Index 4.1

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:04 PM

 arbitrage, on 08 November 2017 - 01:45 PM, said:

I just finished the survey, Question #3 is a bit off.  I think it needs more options.  I like to play nice courses with nice equipment, but I am by no means an expert.

Q#3 was the worst one. Too simplistic. I am a low-single digit golfer, play at a private club and only buy my Pro-V1s when it is "buy 3 get 1 free". Those 4 dozen get me through the prime golf season every year. Once posting stops, I use whatever I can buy for less than $20/dozen that has low compression, reasonable spin and a soft feel.
Old stuff:
1962 Tommy Armour AT2W Driver
1953 Macgregor M65W EOM 3 wood
1978 H&B PowerBilt Citation 4 wood
1984 Ben Hogan Apex PC 2-E
1968 Wilson Dual Wedge
1964 Acushnet O-SET M6S Bullseye Putter

New stuff
Cobra ZL 10.5 driver
Adams 5050 14.5 fairway wood
Adams A2P 20* hybrid
Titleist 716 MB irons 4-PW
Titleist SM6 wedges 52, 56, 60
Odyssey RX #9 putter

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:52 PM

Thanks guys for your feedback so far! This is helpful not only from a market research perspective but also for ways to tweak the survey in the future. I appreciate all your help!

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 01:21 AM

With US dollars
Ping G400 LS Tec 8.5 UST Chrome 6F4T
Ping G400 14.5* 3W Alta CB
RomaRo Type R 18* UT Nunchuk .370
Srixon U45 23* i95 Steelfiber
Mizuno Yoro MP-5 5-P Nippon Modus 125
'15 Vokey Cold Forged 51/56 Modus 125 Wedge
Callaway PM Grind 60*
Odyssey Works Saber Tooth putter

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:09 PM

My  balls come from Srixon who gives me a really great price on there equipment . Otherwise  use to buy my balls in bulk when they would go on clearance


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:36 PM

Great survey IMO, I am any time anywhere...balls on discount I'm in!
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