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#1 atomheartmother

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 06:19 PM

Is it bad to leave balls in he trunk of your car (in your bag or otherwise)? Will it damage them? Srixon seems to recommend against it.


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Posted 01 August 2018 - 06:24 PM

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 06:30 PM

better than your wife having them.









...i keep 6 gamers and 3 extra balls  in my bag just incase it gets to that. otherwise, im going to the 19th. the rest are in the basement.


why does srixon not want their balls in your trunk.

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 10:12 PM

I'm not sure why you're questioning it if they recommend against it.

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 11:03 PM

Is this a boxers or briefs type question?  I'm not having kids so it doesn't matter too me.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 12:34 AM

View PostRobE, on 01 August 2018 - 10:12 PM, said:

I'm not sure why you're questioning it if they recommend against it.

Iíve just never heard of this before. Doesnít pretty much everyone keep their bags (and presumably balls) in their trunks. If not all the time at least big chunks of time?

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 07:27 AM

Not a good idea leaving any golf stuff(bag)in the car. I work at a BB store and selling lots of new bag set-ups because of thefts! One guy said his truck got stolen while in the backyard BBQing?!
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 07:31 AM

View Postatomheartmother, on 02 August 2018 - 12:34 AM, said:

View PostRobE, on 01 August 2018 - 10:12 PM, said:

I'm not sure why you're questioning it if they recommend against it.

I've just never heard of this before. Doesn't pretty much everyone keep their bags (and presumably balls) in their trunks. If not all the time at least big chunks of time?
IDK about you but I've got too much $$ invested in my bag to be leaving it in the trunk of my car for any appreciable length of time.  Never mind the fact its only slightly cooler than the surface of the sun here in my neck of the woods during summertime.
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 07:55 AM

Take the time to remove the golf bag from the trunk if not in use that day.  It's not a good idea to leave anything in a place where temperature could reach over triple digits in the Summer months.  
If you like your golf bag ( including the golf balls ) slow baked... leave it in the trunk.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:16 AM

Do people lug their clubs in/out of their house (possibly up and down stairs) every time they go golfing? Seems like a colossal hassle, especially if you golf most days.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:21 AM

I've never heard of the heat negatively affecting a golf ball.  The cold certainly does though.  Never leave them outside when it's cold and you're going to use them the next day

Edited by Cwebb, 02 August 2018 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:25 AM

And then there's the stuff that's always left inside your car that seems to do just fine: the inside of your car.

The seats, radio, dash, carpeting, etc. all survive the summer heat. (Granted, you're not hitting those things with a golf club, but...) I'd be interested to see performance data on balls that have undergone extreme temps before being played (when they're then likely to reach ambient temperature pretty quickly, I'd assume).

Interesting box warning, nonetheless.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:54 AM

It's not smart to leave your clubs in the trunk.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 12:12 PM

My clubs get taken out of the car every time I get home. I drive a hatchback so people could see them in there. If I had a trunk I could be more lenient weather permitting. I heard a long time ago leaving them outside can ruin the epoxy holding the heads on going from hot cold hot cold and such. Dont know if it's true but it made sense.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 12:18 PM

Sure, it sounds sensical. But I'd like to know what's true and what's not.

All of this struff gets shipped in planes/trucks where it has a chance to get extremely hot/cold before it ever gets to you, so I'd like to know what the real deal is.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 12:21 PM

View Postlenman73, on 02 August 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

My clubs get taken out of the car every time I get home. I drive a hatchback so people could see them in there. If I had a trunk I could be more lenient weather permitting. I heard a long time ago leaving them outside can ruin the epoxy holding the heads on going from hot cold hot cold and such. Dont know if it's true but it made sense.

I'm the same way... we rotate between a hatch and a "regular" car... but I always take the clubs out of the car... can't be good with the heat
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 12:27 PM

View PostKMeloney, on 02 August 2018 - 12:18 PM, said:

Sure, it sounds sensical. But I'd like to know what's true and what's not.

All of this struff gets shipped in planes/trucks where it has a chance to get extremely hot/cold before it ever gets to you, so I'd like to know what the real deal is.

I get what you are saying but shipping it once is different from a season or more of abuse in different temps.  I do know leaving them in the garage where condensation can form will rust steel shafts. That doesn't help with the ball question though.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 01:03 PM

View Postlenman73, on 02 August 2018 - 12:27 PM, said:

View PostKMeloney, on 02 August 2018 - 12:18 PM, said:

Sure, it sounds sensical. But I'd like to know what's true and what's not.

All of this struff gets shipped in planes/trucks where it has a chance to get extremely hot/cold before it ever gets to you, so I'd like to know what the real deal is.

I get what you are saying but shipping it once is different from a season or more of abuse in different temps.  I do know leaving them in the garage where condensation can form will rust steel shafts. That doesn't help with the ball question though.

I'm with you. Repeated heating/cooling cycles can't be good for anything. Would sure like to hear what kind of ill effects we're talking about, though.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 01:38 PM

It should not matter as long as it is not cold out.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 03:15 PM

My clubs live in my trunk from April to November since I golf daily. 750ish rounds in the last five years and Iíve never had a club or ball perform odd due to heat/cold. Guess I just like to live life on the edge.

Edited by suprfli6, 02 August 2018 - 03:16 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 04:16 PM

 atomheartmother, on 02 August 2018 - 09:16 AM, said:

Do people lug their clubs in/out of their house (possibly up and down stairs) every time they go golfing? Seems like a colossal hassle, especially if you golf most days.
yes i do, in and out and up and down stairs every single day i play. Got some jealous neighbors, “ damn there goes Ghostwedge with his Ping Hoofe2 bag slung over his shoulder out to his Tahoe while i’m doing this stupid honey-do list “ he’ll be back in 4 hours smiling.”

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 05:56 PM

 atomheartmother, on 02 August 2018 - 09:16 AM, said:

Do people lug their clubs in/out of their house (possibly up and down stairs) every time they go golfing? Seems like a colossal hassle, especially if you golf most days.

I honestly can’t tell if you are serious. I am in an upstairs apartment and even when I had a cart bag loaded to the brim with balls I brought it up and down each day.

Unless you have a tank and/or just don’t care about potentially having thousands of dollars worth of items easily stolen from you it is well worth the very minute “hassle” of bringing your clubs from your home to your vehicle.
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 07:05 PM

 atomheartmother, on 02 August 2018 - 09:16 AM, said:

Do people lug their clubs in/out of their house (possibly up and down stairs) every time they go golfing? Seems like a colossal hassle, especially if you golf most days.
Nope. I'm typically parked undercover anyway so it isn't an issue for me.
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 08:18 PM

 suprfli6, on 02 August 2018 - 03:15 PM, said:

My clubs live in my trunk from April to November since I golf daily. 750ish rounds in the last five years and I've never had a club or ball perform odd due to heat/cold. Guess I just like to live life on the edge.

+1.

FWIW, theft possibility aside, my clubs were also in my trunk for many years in the NYC Summer heat from April to October.

For the last 8-10 years they have seldom left the trunk of my car, 12 months out of the year, in South Florida.

If there have EVER been ANY ill effects on any of the balls, clubs, bag, etc. I haven't seen it.
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:26 AM

I live in Florida and have played golf here my entire life. I’ve always left my clubs in my trunk, along with my golf balls. All good with many different sets of clubs and balls.

I work out on the road and often decide to play at the last minute and need to always have my golf stuff in my car.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:15 AM

 Golf64, on 02 August 2018 - 07:27 AM, said:

Not a good idea leaving any golf stuff(bag)in the car. I work at a BB store and selling lots of new bag set-ups because of thefts! One guy said his truck got stolen while in the backyard BBQing?!

The truck was BBQing? Damn, automobile technology has really improved.
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:18 AM

 KMeloney, on 02 August 2018 - 09:25 AM, said:

And then there's the stuff that's always left inside your car that seems to do just fine: the inside of your car.

The seats, radio, dash, carpeting, etc. all survive the summer heat. (Granted, you're not hitting those things with a golf club, but...) I'd be interested to see performance data on balls that have undergone extreme temps before being played (when they're then likely to reach ambient temperature pretty quickly, I'd assume).

Interesting box warning, nonetheless.

A vehicle parked inside the garage while not in use will last longer and looks newer than the one parked under the weather most of the time.  No question about that.
Even the tire employees from tire store refused to dismount the tire ( for repair or maintenance ) if they knew the vehicle is from the Sun filled States of say, Arizona, Southern California.....   Being a safety concern if the tire deteriorate faster in those weather condition, even if the thread wear and the age of the tires shouldn't cause a concern.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:22 AM

 aquapig, on 03 August 2018 - 07:26 AM, said:

I live in Florida and have played golf here my entire life. I’ve always left my clubs in my trunk, along with my golf balls. All good with many different sets of clubs and balls.

I work out on the road and often decide to play at the last minute and need to always have my golf stuff in my car.

How long do you keep your equipment ?
Several years would be fine but the epoxy to hold the golf clubs together will break down.  I've seen club head loosen from the heat in the trunk.  The multi material construction in all the new drivers will certainly cause concern because of the parts were epoxy together.  Different material have different density so they'll expand at different ration, that will break the bonding for sure.
Have not seen an exploding golf ball, yet.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:28 AM

 wkuo3, on 03 August 2018 - 08:22 AM, said:

 aquapig, on 03 August 2018 - 07:26 AM, said:

I live in Florida and have played golf here my entire life. Iíve always left my clubs in my trunk, along with my golf balls. All good with many different sets of clubs and balls.

I work out on the road and often decide to play at the last minute and need to always have my golf stuff in my car.

How long do you keep your equipment ?
Several years would be fine but the epoxy to hold the golf clubs together will break down.  I've seen club head loosen from the heat in the trunk.  The multi material construction in all the new drivers will certainly cause concern because of the parts were epoxy together.  Different material have different density so they'll expand at different ration, that will break the bonding for sure.
Have not seen an exploding golf ball, yet.
Most epoxies used in golf equipment are fine up to 200ish degrees. I know people in very hot climates do report heads coming loose after clubs being stored in the trunk but Iíve never seen it happen in NY.

Comedy answer: this is GolfWRX, nobody keeps clubs more than a few months anyways so itís a non issue!

Edited by suprfli6, 03 August 2018 - 08:29 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:11 AM

Scientifically speaking a ball that is warmer will be softer so you should get more spin. However, once the ball gets too hot it will instantly melt to the face of your club upon impact...... Which will incur a two stroke penalty. Similarly in the winter the  ball may shatter instantly if its left in your car and gets too cold, this is also a two stroke penalty.... Its just science!

Edited by Twism86, 03 August 2018 - 09:11 AM.

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