How many balls do you carry?

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  • dparkdpark Members Posts: 2,527 ✭✭
    3-6 balls, tournament or regular play.
    Old stuff:
    1962 Tommy Armour AT2W Driver
    1953 Macgregor M65W EOM 3 wood
    1978 H&B PowerBilt Citation 4 wood
    1984 Ben Hogan Apex PC 2-E
    1968 Wilson Dual Wedge
    1964 Acushnet O-SET M6S Bullseye Putter

    New stuff
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    Adams 5050 16 fairway wood
    Adams A2P 20* hybrid
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    Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Napa
  • Boricua GolfBoricua Golf Members Posts: 3,380 ✭✭
    edited Dec 5, 2018 #33
    2 new sleeves and whatever used "playable" ones I have in the bag.
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    Ping G 14.5*, Diamana Whiteboard D+ 82X, tipped .5", 42.5"
    Ping G 19*, Tour AD-DI 105X
    Ping iBlade 4-P, Project X 6.5 Flighted
    Ping Glide 50*, 54*, 58* with Project X 6.5 Flighted
    Ping Karsten TR Zing Tour 32.75", built up Pingman Grip (Ping Oslo and Ping Nome TR as backup 33.25" with SS Pistol GT Tour 1.0)
    2017 Pro V1, K-Sigs and Chrome Soft X
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,124 ✭✭
    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.
  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members Posts: 6,343 ✭✭
    I carry 2 fresh sleeves and 3 to 6 playing or played ones.
    TM M3 440 TP 10 Mitsubishi Kai'li
    TM M2 Tour 15 Kuro Kage
    TM M1 Tour 18 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
    TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
    TM TP UDI 3 iron 20 Paderson KINETXX 950
    TM RSi TP UDI 4 iron 23 Aldila Trinity 65
    TM P790 6,7 Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM P790 Black 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM xFT TP 50 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Milled Grind Black Wedge 54 Nippon Pro Black WV115
    TM ATV HP 58 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74

    I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,671 ClubWRX
    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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  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,240 ClubWRX
    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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    Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.5"
    MCC Align Midsize
    Moving to the bench:
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    Vokey SM2 52º cc
    Scotty X7M Dual 38"
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,671 ClubWRX
    Socrates wrote:


    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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    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
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    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • larryd3larryd3 Members Posts: 581 ✭✭
    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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  • jeff1727jeff1727 Members Posts: 193 ✭✭
    edited Dec 5, 2018 #40
    larrybud wrote:


    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.
  • putts4bogeyputts4bogey Puppies and Butterflies Members Posts: 1,649 ✭✭
    10-12. I'd rather have them and not need them than need them and not have them.
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,340 ClubWRX
    Usually around a dozen unless Mrs. Pelz says it's OK and then it's 14.
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,355 ✭✭
    That's a personal question.
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,117 ✭✭
    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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  • LondonerLondoner Members Posts: 1,167 ✭✭
    edited Dec 5, 2018 #45
    Barfolomew wrote:


    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.
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    taylormade m2 Driver + hl 3 wood
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  • jholzjholz Members Posts: 1,367 ✭✭
    edited Dec 5, 2018 #46
    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.
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    Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
    Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
    Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
    5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
    Vokey Design 200 Series 52* Stock Wedge (?)
    Cleveland CG15 Oilcan 56* Stock Wedge
    Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
    Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize
  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,337 ✭✭
    Generally 7.
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  • blkjazzblkjazz Members Posts: 315 ✭✭
    Home and regular roatatuon local courses - 9

    Out of town courses - 12
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    Titleist 917F 16.5 deg.
    Titleist 917F 21 deg.
    Titleist 718 AP3 4-48 deg. wedge
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52 deg.
    Titleist Vokey SM7 58 deg.
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,240 ClubWRX

    Socrates wrote:


    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. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
    Ping G400 9º TFC 419 Stiff at 45"
    Cobra F8 5-6 Fwy at 18.5° Stiff
    Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
    X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    Ping Forged 52°, ES 56º and ES 60º
    Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.5"
    MCC Align Midsize
    Moving to the bench:
    Jazz Bear Cat 3 wd Aerotech Stiff
    Vokey SM2 52º cc
    Scotty X7M Dual 38"
  • Hat TrickHat Trick Members Posts: 552 ✭✭
  • JackrwestyJackrwesty Members Posts: 244 ✭✭
    Usually have about 6, I play the same ball till I loose it , been playing same balls for 4 rounds now image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> record is exactly 100 holes before it met its demise image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />



    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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    Taylormade R15 5 Wood

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    Odyssey 2 Ball

    MG C4 (OBVIOUSLY!!!!!!!!)
  • jslane57jslane57 Members Posts: 3,929 ✭✭
    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...
  • RSinSGRSinSG ClubWRX Posts: 3,073 ClubWRX
    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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  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers Posts: 556 ✭✭
    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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  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members Posts: 653 ✭✭
    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.



  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,227 ✭✭
    Socrates wrote:


    Socrates wrote:


    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. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    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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  • GnucastleGnucastle Members Posts: 9 ✭✭
    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.



    No wonder my bag is getting heavier and heavier....
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    Titleist | 917 F3 15 Degree
    Mitsubishi Diamana 80 Flex-S

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    S300 XP105

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  • moodogg98moodogg98 Members Posts: 83 ✭✭
    I can totally relate with the many on this thread that over carry. But I’ve 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.
  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,240 ClubWRX

    Socrates wrote:


    Socrates wrote:


    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. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    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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    Cobra F8 5-6 Fwy at 18.5° Stiff
    Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
    X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    Ping Forged 52°, ES 56º and ES 60º
    Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.5"
    MCC Align Midsize
    Moving to the bench:
    Jazz Bear Cat 3 wd Aerotech Stiff
    Vokey SM2 52º cc
    Scotty X7M Dual 38"
  • Ri_RedneckRi_Redneck Leather for Life!! Members Posts: 5,448 ✭✭
    edited Dec 7, 2018 #60
    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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    Mizuno MP-T5 Black 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge

    Bag 2
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    Mizuno GPX850 14.5* - Motore Speeder TS 7.3 S
    Mizuno GPX850 20* - Motore Speeder TS 8.3
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    Mizuno MP-T5 Satin 52, 56, & 60 TT Wedge
  • ChomperChomper ClubWRX Posts: 1,068 ✭✭
    8 at my home course.

    10-12 at new courses or when I travel.
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