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#1 bill21

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:32 AM

What do you use?


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:49 AM

I have been using yellow balls for a few months and still do so now that the leaves are falling. I can still see the yellow balls better unless the leaves are more yellow than brown. I did lose a yellow last week in a bunch of leaves but likely would have lost a white ball also in that area of the course.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:48 AM

Unless the leaves are all dark brown, I use white.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

Yellow balls shold stay where they belong 100% of the time......the range

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:51 AM

White ... I tried a yellow ball earlier in the year and just couldn't do it


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

View Postdubogey, on 21 October 2012 - 10:00 AM, said:

Yellow balls shold stay where they belong 100% of the time......the range
I agree,I have no problem tracking white or yellow balls.On the ground I can see a yellow ball so much better.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

Played this morning and found my buddy's yellow ball much easier than my white one!  This was against primarily orange and yellow leaves.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

I have always used white balls, but lately been thinking about using a yellow ball.  Anyone have any suggestions on which yellow balls I should use.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:57 PM

I find a yellow ball gets lost way more easily than a white one. I wish they made a ball that wasn't a colour found in nature. Silver for example.

Depends on price but Z Star, Q Star, Bridgestone E series are all good.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:53 PM

Leaves are usually brown and the yellow stands out more.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

b stone e 6 yellow

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:01 AM

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I have always used white balls, but lately been thinking about using a yellow ball.  Anyone have any suggestions on which yellow balls I should use.

NXT Tour S, Srixon, Bridgestone, Wilson 50 Elite are some you could try. I find the Wilsons are not as bright in color but they are definitely cheaper to buy.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:50 AM

I can find a yellow ball much easier this time of year over a white ball.  Especially balls that are plugged.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:03 AM

I'm using Trispeed Tours (2 for $35) or E6s, both yellow.  They seem much easier to find to me.  However, a lot depends on the direction of the sun.  Yesterday, I literaly walked right past my ball in the leaves about 4 times, when I turned around and had the sun at my back, the ball was glowing like a tiny surlyn sun.  When the sun hits the yellow, they really pop.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

I use the Srixon tour yellow all year round (zstar in the warmer months, qstar when its colder). That is atleast on my home course, as there are almost no trees in play, so leaves aren't ever a problem. When I play some other courses that have many trees, I switch to a white ball.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

I can't find a yellow ball without leaves in the grass.  I can only imagine the difficulty to find one mixed in with leaves.  I can't see yellow balls in the air either.  I hate when my members play them.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:32 PM

View PostVA_Hacker, on 21 October 2012 - 01:27 PM, said:

I have always used white balls, but lately been thinking about using a yellow ball.  Anyone have any suggestions on which yellow balls I should use.

Srixon makes the brightest of the yellow balls.  The Callaway Chrome is a close second.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:45 AM

I like the srixon yellows. There's something in them that does make it easier to spot them. Dunno what it is, but its kinda like tiny metallic paint flecks. I know it's not that, but I can't think of a better way to describe them.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

Yellow for me (B330RX). I definitely see them better everywhere, land (including leaves and tall grass, where I am too often), especially sky, and even water (sigh!). I don't know where to get them anymore, but the Australian Vision balls are by far the easiest to see, in white or yellow (their white is easier to see than my yellow).

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:28 AM

View PostVA_Hacker, on 21 October 2012 - 01:27 PM, said:

I have always used white balls, but lately been thinking about using a yellow ball.  Anyone have any suggestions on which yellow balls I should use.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:02 PM

I think the problem lies with the color of the leaves, and/or grass.   Yellow leaves on the ground are not going to make either ball more visible.  The problem I've had is that the leaves pile up on certain fairways or in between holes.  If they get buried theres no hope unless you step on it.  My pro v's are easy enough to see if the stay on top of the leaves.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:13 PM

Enjoyed using a Yellow Ball for a good part of this year, but as the grass changes color and the yellow, brown and orange leaves fall, I'm having more problems spotting it on the course.   Think I'll switch to white for the off-season.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

Another thing I was gonna mention is I don't enjoy the yellow at all.  I'll set one on the tee and think, "Oh no, I've got one of these things..."  Mentally it is very disturbing and ruins my concentration.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

I still use a white one because it would be weird for me to get used to hitting a yellow colored one but friends of mine that play with the yellow ball are easier to find in the leaves!!!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:43 AM

View Postgreasepin, on 23 October 2012 - 12:22 PM, said:

Another thing I was gonna mention is I don't enjoy the yellow at all.  I'll set one on the tee and think, "Oh no, I've got one of these things..."  Mentally it is very disturbing and ruins my concentration.

As opposed to wearing jeans on the course? ;)


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:03 AM

Yeah, the Srixons are like a high-visibility yellow. I played a few holes with both white and yellow, and the yellow was easier to spot amongst the leaves.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

View Postsoregongolfer, on 24 October 2012 - 03:43 AM, said:

View Postgreasepin, on 23 October 2012 - 12:22 PM, said:

Another thing I was gonna mention is I don't enjoy the yellow at all.  I'll set one on the tee and think, "Oh no, I've got one of these things..."  Mentally it is very disturbing and ruins my concentration.

As opposed to wearing jeans on the course? ;)
For the record I hate wearing jeans, but that particular day I came straight from work.  I usually dress in proper golf attire.

Edited by greasepin, 24 October 2012 - 10:25 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

View PostVA_Hacker, on 21 October 2012 - 01:27 PM, said:

I have always used white balls, but lately been thinking about using a yellow ball.  Anyone have any suggestions on which yellow balls I should use.

Depends on what you're currently using. I've used the four listed below.

B330 and Z star are tour balls that come in yellow

Q star and e6 are non tour balls also available in yellow

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:48 AM

I use white balls.  The crows have taken almost every yellow srixon ball that I have used, 6+ .

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:25 AM

Yellow balls and leaves generally don't work for me this time of year.  I do better with white.

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