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#31 Dustin_J

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:27 AM

About 12-15 like others have mentioned. I usually walk and find more balls than I lose, but the extra few ounces is hardly a burden. It'd be the worst to have to quit with a few holes left just because I ran out of balls.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:44 AM

3-6 balls, tournament or regular play.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:30 AM

2 new sleeves and whatever used "playable" ones I have in the bag.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 06:06 AM

Carrying in winter so no more than 6. Nothing remotely new due to leaves and muddy areas. About 10 in summer....new and part used.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:30 AM

I carry 2 fresh sleeves and 3 to 6 playing or played ones.

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I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:42 AM

Depending on how long since I’ve cleaned the bag out, I’ll usually have anywhere from six to a couple dozen used balls in the bag, and normally a sleeve or two or new ones. But I’ll play an old,used one for a lot of holes.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:44 AM

Typically, I will carry 6-12 balls.  If I'm going to a place I know is harsh or unknown to me, I'll carry more.  Usually not an issue as more often than not, I'll be riding if it's a resort course.

I agree with Jag, that if I need more than 6 - I'm likely done.  Occasionally, that doesn't apply.  A few years ago I played Dove Mountain.  After about 7 holes I did the mental math and began to think I might need to buy some balls at the turn (queue the flop sweat).  I had lost a couple of provisionals and a few more that were in sight, but unhittable and irretrievable due to the dense thorny stuff.   Fortunately, I regained my form and my senses and only required 2 balls after that point.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:48 AM

View PostSocrates, on 05 December 2018 - 10:44 AM, said:

Typically, I will carry 6-12 balls.  If I'm going to a place I know is harsh or unknown to me, I'll carry more.  Usually not an issue as more often than not, I'll be riding if it's a resort course.

I agree with Jag, that if I need more than 6 - I'm likely done.  Occasionally, that doesn't apply.  A few years ago I played Dove Mountain.  After about 7 holes I did the mental math and began to think I might need to buy some balls at the turn (queue the flop sweat).  I had lost a couple of provisionals and a few more that were in sight, but unhittable and irretrievable due to the dense thorny stuff.   Fortunately, I regained my form and my senses and only required 2 balls after that point.

Dense, thorny stuff......another good reason for the ball retriever!
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:08 PM

Normally under a dozen.  The other day I started a round with 4 balls in the bag, just wasn't paying attention.  Luckily I finished with the same 4.  That doesn't happen too often though.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:00 PM

View Postlarrybud, on 04 December 2018 - 09:49 PM, said:

How in the world does someone lose 7 balls on a single hole?  Kill me if I'm placed behind your league.  Pick up dude, you're laying 10!
I could see why you would say that but we actually plsy really fast.  We go out first to set a good pace.  We usually finish in just over an hour and a half. Buddy who loses a lot of balls, never takes a practice swing and is always ready to go.  He took the place of a guy who was a scratch golfer but made Patrick Cantlay look like a jack rabbit.  Our average finishing time has came down almost 20 mins.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:30 PM

10-12.  I'd rather have them and not need them than need them and not have them.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:35 PM

Usually around a dozen unless Mrs. Pelz says it's OK and then it's 14.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:38 PM

That's a personal question.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:38 PM

14. Always 14.  I don't have Mrs. Pelz to push me around.  I'm scared of my own wife though...
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:35 PM

View PostBarfolomew, on 04 December 2018 - 06:39 PM, said:

The most you've used is 3.....is that per hole!  I call BS.... do you only play on courses with no water, no trees, extra wide fairways, no cliffs, no hills... come on man you're a 14 cap and par golfers can lose more than that on a tough track on any windy day lol!

I cant remember using more than 3. Some days i may have used a couple of pick ups. I don't lose many though. Using 1 ball for 3 rounds is quite common. Believe what you like. Yes ours is woodland course. One lake in play on 2 holes.

Edited by Londoner, 05 December 2018 - 04:40 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:43 PM

Getting to the point where I could comfortably play most courses with no more than three balls in the bag was a major achievement for me. Only had to abandon a round on a couple of occasions.

Edited by jholz, 05 December 2018 - 04:43 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

Generally 7.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:20 PM

Home and regular roatatuon local courses - 9
Out of town courses - 12
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#49 Socrates

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:05 PM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 05 December 2018 - 10:48 AM, said:

View PostSocrates, on 05 December 2018 - 10:44 AM, said:

Typically, I will carry 6-12 balls.  If I'm going to a place I know is harsh or unknown to me, I'll carry more.  Usually not an issue as more often than not, I'll be riding if it's a resort course.

I agree with Jag, that if I need more than 6 - I'm likely done.  Occasionally, that doesn't apply.  A few years ago I played Dove Mountain.  After about 7 holes I did the mental math and began to think I might need to buy some balls at the turn (queue the flop sweat).  I had lost a couple of provisionals and a few more that were in sight, but unhittable and irretrievable due to the dense thorny stuff.   Fortunately, I regained my form and my senses and only required 2 balls after that point.

Dense, thorny stuff......another good reason for the ball retriever!
I’m not old enough.  I’m only 58 and I figure I’ve got 7 more years before I’m allowed to carry one. ;)
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:35 PM

Usually have about 6, I play the same ball till I loose it , been playing same balls for 4 rounds now :) record is exactly 100 holes before it met its demise :(

Then I end the round with close to 3 or 4 dozen after I go thru some bushes and fill my bag ! clean and sell rade
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:39 PM

Usually 8. Two new sleeves. The ball I finished last round with (which I start this round with, then usually switch out on the second hole), and a yellow ball to used as a provisional if the need arises...

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:50 AM

2 sleeves and one sleeve in the bottom of my bag just in case. A while ago in league play I had a Tin Cup moment and took a 14 on an easy par 4 when I kept dunking ball after ball in the lake. Sometimes stuff happens.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:50 AM

Usually around a dozen. If I scuff one I'll swap it the next hole and use it on tough driving holes or par 3s over water just in case. Usually swap 3-4 balls a round. Or sometimes I'll just play the one ball. Depending on how I'm feeling.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:13 PM

I walk the majority of my rounds, carry 4 balls, never had to make the “walk of shame.” I can hear my wife now, “ you what ? lost all your golf balls before you where done ? why didnʻt you fo in the clubhouse and get some more? “ SMH
.....  one time i think i had to scrounge one up from the rough to finish the last few holes.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:55 PM

View PostSocrates, on 05 December 2018 - 11:05 PM, said:

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 05 December 2018 - 10:48 AM, said:

View PostSocrates, on 05 December 2018 - 10:44 AM, said:

Typically, I will carry 6-12 balls.  If I'm going to a place I know is harsh or unknown to me, I'll carry more.  Usually not an issue as more often than not, I'll be riding if it's a resort course.

I agree with Jag, that if I need more than 6 - I'm likely done.  Occasionally, that doesn't apply.  A few years ago I played Dove Mountain.  After about 7 holes I did the mental math and began to think I might need to buy some balls at the turn (queue the flop sweat).  I had lost a couple of provisionals and a few more that were in sight, but unhittable and irretrievable due to the dense thorny stuff.   Fortunately, I regained my form and my senses and only required 2 balls after that point.

Dense, thorny stuff......another good reason for the ball retriever!
I’m not old enough.  I’m only 58 and I figure I’ve got 7 more years before I’m allowed to carry one. ;)

Hahaha!!  I just hit 50 last year and  I finally caved in  and got that collapsible igotcha retriever.  I just despise losing a perfectly good ball I can still see.

I figured I could live with myself and the stereotype if I could hide it in my side pocket.  I don’t think it’s even 2 feet long before opening it.  Stealth mode.  ; )
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:57 PM

How many balls I carry is way different than how many balls I use per round. I end up carrying wayyyy too many - like 20 loose old balls/found balls that never make it to my shagbag. I always make sure i have two sleeves of new gamers though to play with.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:25 AM

I can totally relate with the many on this thread that over carry. But Ive made a real effort this season to minimize what I carry, so currently limiting myself to 1-2 sleeves plus whatever used ones left from the last round.

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#59 Socrates

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:10 PM

View PostJagpilotohio, on 06 December 2018 - 07:55 PM, said:

View PostSocrates, on 05 December 2018 - 11:05 PM, said:

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 05 December 2018 - 10:48 AM, said:

View PostSocrates, on 05 December 2018 - 10:44 AM, said:

Typically, I will carry 6-12 balls.  If I'm going to a place I know is harsh or unknown to me, I'll carry more.  Usually not an issue as more often than not, I'll be riding if it's a resort course.

I agree with Jag, that if I need more than 6 - I'm likely done.  Occasionally, that doesn't apply.  A few years ago I played Dove Mountain.  After about 7 holes I did the mental math and began to think I might need to buy some balls at the turn (queue the flop sweat).  I had lost a couple of provisionals and a few more that were in sight, but unhittable and irretrievable due to the dense thorny stuff.   Fortunately, I regained my form and my senses and only required 2 balls after that point.

Dense, thorny stuff......another good reason for the ball retriever!
I’m not old enough.  I’m only 58 and I figure I’ve got 7 more years before I’m allowed to carry one. ;)

Hahaha!!  I just hit 50 last year and  I finally caved in  and got that collapsible igotcha retriever.  I just despise losing a perfectly good ball I can still see.

I figured I could live with myself and the stereotype if I could hide it in my side pocket.  I don’t think it’s even 2 feet long before opening it.  Stealth mode.  ; )
If I go back to the Scottsdale area, I will likely buy one like that since I've seen too many $$ balls get left behind because I wasn't willing to risk hacking my arms and legs up (or finding a snake) for a ball.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:18 PM

I usually carry several in my used ball pouch and a dozen new in a side pocket. I play with customers a lot and I like to be able to offer them new balls if they run out (common). It just a nice gesture.

Now, if you want to know how many I USE in a round? It varies. Just playing a casual round on a resort course, I have played 18 with the same ball several times. On a tough course (forced carries over 200 yds, ravines and lakes at the edge of fwys, horrible soggy conditions or really deep rough) 2 or 3 is not uncommon. In corporate scrambles where I am constantly trying to hit shots that I would never try otherwise, it can be scary!

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Edited by Ri_Redneck, 07 December 2018 - 12:53 PM.

Bag 1
F7 9.5* - Aldila Copperhead 70TX @ 44.5
King LTD Blk 14.5* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 43
King LTD Blk 19* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 41.5
Mizuno MP15 4-pw - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
Mizuno MP-T5 Black 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge

Bag 2
Mizuno ST180 9.5* - Diamana Kai'Li 70 X
Mizuno GPX850 14.5* - Motore Speeder TS 7.3 S
Mizuno GPX850 20* - Motore Speeder TS 8.3
Mizuno MP25 4-pw - Recoil Proto 125 F4
Mizuno MP-T5 Satin 52, 56, & 60 TT Wedge

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