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Yellow or white balls with leaves on the course?


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#31 mukster

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:38 AM

Yellow is far easier for me to see, especially in the fall up in the Pacific North-Wet.  What ruins my concentration is when my playing partner pulls out a driver with a white head and I think "Oh no, he's got one of those things".


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:42 AM

View Postmukster, on 26 October 2012 - 08:38 AM, said:

Yellow is far easier for me to see, especially in the fall up in the Pacific North-Wet.  What ruins my concentration is when my playing partner pulls out a driver with a white head and I think "Oh no, he's got one of those things".

Haha!  :rofl:

I agree that the yellow balls are easy to see as well.  They seem to glow.  I played nine holes the other evening, about an hour before sunset, and I played a yellow DT Solo, and my father played a white ball.  After three holes, my father was convinced and pulled a yellow Zstar out of his bag.  This time of year, early morning, or early evening, leaves or not, a yellow ball makes things easier.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:32 PM

I will say the yellow is far easier to see at dusk, they glow like beautiful little easter egg.  Theres been times in the summer as the sun goes down, I'm forced to use one.  Though this goes against everything I've ever believed in, its impossible to see a white ball after the sun goes down.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

Just switched to tour yellow balls and haven't lost one yet.  The leaves make it tough, but there is something about the yellow that makes it a lot easier for me personally.  There have been some errant shots that I would usually lose that I've found so I'm a believer.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:48 PM

Typically play white balls, but once the fall comes here in New England (and especially when it gets colder) I switch to Bridgestone E6 in yellow.  Much easier to find and a soft ball that works great in the colder weather too. Plus they're cheaper so you don't feel too bad about loosing them either.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:52 PM

It doesn't matter. A ball hidden by a leaf is hidden regardless of the color.
And that is why we use the leaf rule. Drop one and go on. And if you're willing to play $4 balls in the fall then you're willing to lose a $4 ball.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:59 PM

Yellow balls are surprisingly hard to see in the fall

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:06 PM

View PostLaws of Woo, on 22 October 2012 - 03:36 PM, said:

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.

No trees ... where do you play? Wyncote in Oxford?
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

I tried yellow balls for the first time last weekend. Hex Chrome. Pretty good ball (usually play Penta TP5). I don't know why, but there were two instances where I hit my tee shots and never located the ball in flight. It was just as if they vanished or something. Perhaps my brain is so accustomed to seeing a white ball that it never registered seeing the yellow. It was quite disconcerting. I could tell from the swing that I blocked it a bit to the right, but as you all know, a bit right in the leaves can be difficult to locate. I didn't have a clue where to begin looking and as a result, I never found them and suffered two stroke and distance penalties. Have any of you experienced anything like this?
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

View Postmwkbmw, on 06 November 2012 - 05:00 PM, said:

I tried yellow balls for the first time last weekend. Hex Chrome. Pretty good ball (usually play Penta TP5). I don't know why, but there were two instances where I hit my tee shots and never located the ball in flight. It was just as if they vanished or something. Perhaps my brain is so accustomed to seeing a white ball that it never registered seeing the yellow. It was quite disconcerting. I could tell from the swing that I blocked it a bit to the right, but as you all know, a bit right in the leaves can be difficult to locate. I didn't have a clue where to begin looking and as a result, I never found them and suffered two stroke and distance penalties. Have any of you experienced anything like this?

I have recently switched to yellow z-star xv's. I did have two tee shots on par 3's where I couldnt locate the ball after I swung. Lucky for me both shots ended up on the green. I saw both of them land, I just couldnt track them during their flight

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

White, but thats because I see absolutely no point in a yellow ball. I have tried the Srixon Z Star yellow and didn't see the point. Like when jacobson says what you see better you hit better. The ball is stationary and right in front of your face, how can you not see it to hit it? It's not like tennis where the ball is coming at you. So how can yellow make it easier to see than a bright white ball? I also find it near impossible to find the yellow balls, regardless of conditions or time of year.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

White. We have quite a few maple trees in central pa

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

I carry a yellow ball and a white ball. I play the yellow first and use the white as a provisional if necessary. Both are difficult to locate in the leaves. May be a brite orange or pink ball?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Honestly, it seems both white and yellow balls are harder to see this time of year. Not only because of the leaves, but the lower angle of the sun makes them both harder to spot from far away. I do think yellow shows up better on the dormant grass, though.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:33 AM

Love the Srixon XV Yellow. Easy to see and lasts forever.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

Wife plays the pink Bridgestone, I've tried the yellow (Bridgestone 330 and Srixons) and the orange Bridgestone E6.  Colored balls work best when the grass isn't green.  Leaves make any ball hard to find, best to get the sun at your back when you are looking.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

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

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

change up from the norm is ok.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

View Postlost&found, on 22 October 2012 - 07:32 PM, said:

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.

The Srixons Z-Stars have almost a metal flake effect that literally sparkles in the sunlight. I played with a guy who was using those Slazenger yellow balls (terrible ball) and I could spot mine from long distances even if it was right next to his ball.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

Hot Pink beats them all hands down....but I'll stick with the white as yellow has no advantage.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

Z-Star yellows I have really enjoyed and found them very easy to find; both in dormant and live grass. I might be playing a yellow ball all year round.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

I've just started trying the yellow myself in the Hex Chrome and I find it much easier to see on the ground and in the air even with the leaves.  Although I do find myself feeling self conscious about it like i'm playing with a ball I stole from Putt-Putt, which I know is stupid.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:00 PM

View Postesketores, on 30 October 2012 - 02:52 PM, said:

It doesn't matter. A ball hidden by a leaf is hidden regardless of the color.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

I think that yellow balls are always easier to see.  Leaves aren't flourescent yellow.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

I play yellow balls from this time of the year until about march, then I switch back to white.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:29 PM

I love the yellow balls year round. They almost glow. I have grown very found of these.so easy to see in the air as well.


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

White.....I think if you live in the north east for fall either way your screwed if you get in the leaves.....Someone needs to invent a ball with a tracking system! Now tell me those babies wouldnt sell like hot cakes if titleist or callaway or bridgestone pumped out a dozen for under 50 for balls you barely ever lose! I get tired of hitting perfect shots in the fall and losing a 4 dollar ball!




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