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#1 ktkn

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:37 AM

How do you guys clean your golf ball when you're on the green.  The ball could be covered in mud or dirt from a wedge shot or the like.  Do you walk back to the bag for your towel?  Are there any products out there that you guys have tried and love?  Please share as I'm wondering what the most practical and convenient product that people like.

I've stumbled upon mini towel type products that you can have in your pocket:

http://www.thepocket...om/products.php

http://getballzee.co...ll_cleaner.html


These ones have the bristles but of course can't really have them in your pocket:

http://www.thetwistercleaner.com/

The ones in your pocket seem to be the most convenient but I'm not sure how they will last an entire round?  I would assume they would get incredibly dirty and wouldn't clean very well especially later on in the round.  

Anybody have their 2 cents they would like to share?



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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:43 AM

I just toss mine to my caddy- spoilt!  

But back in another world when I had to lug my own bag/ or push a cart, I liked the guys that took their towel onto the green. Clean the ball on the spot and just dump it on the ground behind them when they putt- gather them up on the way off the green and use a mini caribiner to make it easy to get on and off the bag. Speeds things up. I guess this is a no no these days!!

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:38 AM

I carry my towel to the green and spit shine the ball.  I'd like to try that frog ball cleaning towel but they are WAY too proud of that thing.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:06 PM

My hand.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:37 PM

If there are dirt chunks I wipe them off on the ground and then use my hands to clean the rest.  If no chunks, I just use my hands.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:11 PM

no mud = licking the ball to clean and rubbing with hands

mud = wiping ball on ground then licking the ball to clean.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:51 PM

View PostCornbread, on 01 March 2011 - 05:09 PM, said:

Next questions...  
How do you remove your club from your bag for each shot?  
Or,
How do you stop the Golf Cart..

It's simply a question to see if people are taking advantage or using any new products out there that I might not be aware of.  I was especially curioius if anybody used those cleaners that used the bristles and see if they are practical.  There are a lot of products out there simply for this that many people are probably not aware of.

There are so many products out there, so I don't see this as being a bad question at all.  it's like asking how people like to mark their ball with what product etc.  If you did not like the post nor if you have nothing productive to share, then perhaps you could just simply skip the post.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:53 PM

View Postblakewolson, on 01 March 2011 - 05:11 PM, said:

no mud = licking the ball to clean and rubbing with hands

mud = wiping ball on ground then licking the ball to clean.

I wouldn't advise licking the ball unless you like fertilizer and pesticides in your body.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:54 PM

View Postktkn, on 01 March 2011 - 05:37 AM, said:

How do you guys clean your golf ball when you're on the green.  The ball could be covered in mud or dirt from a wedge shot or the like.  Do you walk back to the bag for your towel?  Are there any products out there that you guys have tried and love?  Please share as I'm wondering what the most practical and convenient product that people like.

I've stumbled upon mini towel type products that you can have in your pocket:

http://www.thepocket...om/products.php

http://getballzee.co...ll_cleaner.html


These ones have the bristles but of course can't really have them in your pocket:

http://www.thetwistercleaner.com/

The ones in your pocket seem to be the most convenient but I'm not sure how they will last an entire round?  I would assume they would get incredibly dirty and wouldn't clean very well especially later on in the round.  

Anybody have their 2 cents they would like to share?



I've been playing for 20yrs now.  Don't get why people buy "special" towels for anything golf related when a medium size towel works fine.  I carrry two towels.  The large cotton towel is wet 1/3rd of an end, which works fine to clean golf balls and I carry it to the green.  Also I carry a white cotton wash cloth for my face and hands, which is left on the bag...  Wife puts them in the washer every week or two.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:29 PM

I've used the ballzee for 2 or 3 seasons now, works great and is compact enough you don't even realize it's in your pocket. Playing in NW weather produces a lot of mud balls and the ballzee is a must. It's a pet peeve of mine when I see dirt and mud spots all over my ball while trying to putt.

If it's summertime and the balls generally stay dry with just grass stains I'll clean it Freddie Couples style by licking my thumb and using the thumb to clean the ball. I noticed him doing this last year at the US Senior open. He just makes everything he does look so nonchalant and cool Posted Image

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:52 PM

Towel with a wet end for years and years and years. Spit on it when needed, wipe it down, great.

Won a Frogger towel in an event. I use it exclusively now. It actually works pretty well. One thing I notice is that it's pretty heavy when the inside is soaked good.

Carbiner... off the bag to the green, wipe the ball down, putt out, all back to the bag... carbiner, voila. The Frogger towel is really good for wiping down your club heads too.

If it was less expensive I think they would sell more. As is, I don't see too many nor do I think they will sell a lot at $30 or whatever the cost.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:33 PM

I got one of these as a giveaway at the recent golf show in Portland, Oregon. GolfRound. So far it seems OK. It does compete for valuable pocket space, but it does not take up a whole pocket (unless you are wearing jeans-cut trousers). But if you have to clean off a mud clod or goosepoop or something like that, I think you would be better off with a regular towel or just rubbing the ball on the grass.

Don't lick if you have ducks and geese. All kinds of nasty stuff in bird poop. Far worse than fertilizer and pesticides.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:23 PM

Ballzee is a great product. I have used one for years. They are low profile and don't add bulk in your pocket. They generally stay damp for 18 holes and they work great. I have used the small Froggy towel and while it works fine it's bulkier than the ballzee.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:31 PM

I usually just wet one end of a towel and I bring it with me to the green and wipe my ball before putting.  I just don't like it when I see dirt or grass marks on the ball when putting.  If just a light layer, I don't think it will affect the roll, but just distracting.  Others I play with sometimes don't even mark their ball and just walk up and putt the ball from where it ended up after the approach shot or chipping on.  

I also use the same towel to wipe the clubhead if any dirt or grass is left on it after shaking off most of the loose stuff.  I have a couple of larger 20"x40" golf towels, but have recently switched to the waffle type microfiber towels that I used to use for my cars.  The microfiber towels that I have for my car aren't that cheap either.  

I've been interested in the Frogger towel and would get one if it were cheaper.  



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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:49 AM

On my bag I have one dry and one wet towel.  For cleaning balls on the green, I have the BALLZEE Golf Ball Cleaner which I keep in my pocket.  They are cheep, lightweight and get the job done.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:17 AM

Bought one of these http://rulegolf.com/...trong-twentyone and love it.  Hangs in my back pocket and doesnt get my pants wet.  I tried grabbing a towel from the bag but forgot more times than remembered.  Also have used the Ballzee, like it, but lost 2.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:40 AM

View Postgolfingnut300, on 02 March 2011 - 09:17 AM, said:

Bought one of these http://rulegolf.com/...trong-twentyone and love it.  Hangs in my back pocket and doesnt get my pants wet.  I tried grabbing a towel from the bag but forgot more times than remembered.  Also have used the Ballzee, like it, but lost 2.

Thanks.....I might have to check that one out!  I really like the size and design of that Frog one but they are just too expensive.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:15 PM

Funny.....I went to the range tonight and the shop there happened to have some Ballzees for $2 each.  I bought 2!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:51 AM

View Postblakewolson, on 01 March 2011 - 05:11 PM, said:

no mud = licking the ball to clean and rubbing with hands

mud = wiping ball on ground then licking the ball to clean.

i have tried for years to break this habit! haha glad I am not the only one who does this!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:55 AM

I use the frogger golf ball towel.  Works well.


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Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:03 AM

View Postgolfingnut300, on 02 March 2011 - 09:17 AM, said:

Bought one of these http://rulegolf.com/...trong-twentyone and love it.  Hangs in my back pocket and doesnt get my pants wet.  I tried grabbing a towel from the bag but forgot more times than remembered.  Also have used the Ballzee, like it, but lost 2.

Wow, this is the first "premium" towel I've ever thought looked worth more then $5.  Might have to get one of those.




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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:20 AM

View PostPepperturbo, on 01 March 2011 - 05:54 PM, said:

I've been playing for 20yrs now.  Don't get why people buy "special" towels for anything golf related when a medium size towel works fine.  I carrry two towels.  The large cotton towel is wet 1/3rd of an end, which works fine to clean golf balls and I carry it to the green.  Also I carry a white cotton wash cloth for my face and hands, which is left on the bag...  Wife puts them in the washer every week or two.


+1  It is amazing what people will do to complicate their lives.  I'll have to check, is there a golf ball cleaning app yet?


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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:25 AM

depends on how dirty the ball is.   Usually my hands...  but if needed, I use the inside of the bottom my shirt. Works like a charm, and no stains visible!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:45 AM

View Postblakewolson, on 01 March 2011 - 05:11 PM, said:

no mud = licking the ball to clean and rubbing with hands

mud = wiping ball on ground then licking the ball to clean.

This.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:48 AM

spit, rub on pants, repeat.


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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:56 AM

casual play i carry two of the same balls, i just swap it when i mark it. Tournament play i just use a wet towel. i have a ball washer on my cart also.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:56 AM

Ballzee is a great product. I have used one for years.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 04:47 PM

View PostTee2Green85, on 03 March 2011 - 10:56 AM, said:

casual play i carry two of the same balls, i just swap it when i mark it. Tournament play i just use a wet towel. i have a ball washer on my cart also.

Fine for casual play but still illegal I believe.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:30 PM

Wet one end of the towel.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:48 PM

I use the pocket bc.  Usually order two per year.  They work great and don't take up much space in your pocket and it beats carrying around a towel on the green all the time.  Try them you will like them.  Disclamer:  I am not affiliated with pocket bc in any way, I just stumbled onto them on the internet a few years ago.  Just letting you know what works for me.  Not a small expense to try, but it will take a little longet to get here because they come out of canada.


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