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Bogeygolfer55Bogeygolfer55  35WRX Points: 24Members Posts: 35
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How many Balls do you have in your bag.I walk with a Sunday Bag so I have no more than 2 sleeves



  • capkingcapking Canada 607WRX Points: 90Members Posts: 607
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    I have a minimum of 12 usually and may keep more if I’m playing a lot if I don’t think I’ll remember to add more

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  • DMartiniDMartini at home on the range 98WRX Points: 53Members Posts: 98
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    my game bag has 12 white...

    • Nike 20XI S x2 ... dont know why these are in there as i never hit them
    • TM Project A x2
    • Cally ERC Soft x2 ... these may have to be replaced with CS X as i dont like these one bit
    • Titliest AVX x2
    • Titliest Soft Feel x2
    • Snell MTB Black x2 ... was given 2 sleeves to try and i actually quite like these.

    and 8 yellow

    • Srixon Z Star XV x2 ... love these
    • Cally Supersoft x2
    • Titliest Tour Soft x2 ... may replace with AVX if they make a yellow?
    • Pinnacle Rush x2 ... errr these arn't mine .... errr might be time to "lose" these in the OB somewhere doing a controlled POWER fade ...

  • VenersVeners  206WRX Points: 39Handicap: 8Members Posts: 206
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    Winter here in the UK so carrying when playing currently so only take 5. In the summer usually 7-8 balls 3 new gamers and a mixture of others I don't mind losing etc

  • GolfjackGolfjack All about the rotation  1369WRX Points: 371Members Posts: 1,369
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    Carry about 12 just cuz sometimes I have one of those days.

    TM M4 Driver 10.5
    TM M4 3 wood 16
    4H (22) Aeroburner TP
    Mizuno MP-15 4, 5 iron, Project X LZ 6.5
    Mizuno MP-5 6-PW, Project X LZ 6.5
    Wedges Mizuno T7 50, 56, 60
    Honma HP 1002

    Alternate set:
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero 9.5, Nike VR Pro 4-PW DG x100, Titleist AP2 712 DG x100 4-P, Callaway Jaws X Series CC Wedges 52 56 60, , Odyssey Arm Lock Putter, Gauge Design Eldik Putter with Superstroke Fatso 5
  • Jfergus7Jfergus7  49WRX Points: 33Handicap: 18Members Posts: 49
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    Usually always have a dozen

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  • BubbtubbsBubbtubbs  571WRX Points: 145Handicap: 7Members Posts: 571
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    1. Why carry less than the allowed maximum?
  • MitchellGolfingMitchellGolfing  1397WRX Points: 176Members Posts: 1,397
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    Generally a dozen or so.

    Callaway Xr speed 10.5 
    Adams Tightlies 16*
    Mizuno MP-H4 3-P
    Nike Engage 52,58
    Ping Anser 33” Superstroke 3.0
  • mjl2012mjl2012  200WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 200
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    I carry a sleeve of 3 or 4 different ball types. So 9-12 balls at all times!

  • Johnny_FairwayJohnny_Fairway South Jersey (Philly Burbs) 583WRX Points: 70Handicap: 8Members Posts: 583
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    Usually 6 to 9 for me.

    I'll top back up to 9 once I see my supply getting low, which is typically noticed if less than 6 are in my bag.

  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, Illinois 6034WRX Points: 1,321Handicap: 10Members Posts: 6,034
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    I carry 6. If I lose more than that I'm going home.

    Ping G400 driver
    Ping Anser 17,20,23,27 Hybrids 
    Wilson Staff MB's 6-PW
    Ping Glide 3.0 50*
    Ping, Glide 54,58ES Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Newport 3

    Snell MTB X

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    Depends on how much I like the caddie. LOL

  • LHGolf4LHGolf4  526WRX Points: 174Lefty Boomers Posts: 526
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    My first round of golf I lost 13 golf balls (my own dozen and one my dad gave me). Now that was 27 years ago, but that said I have always kept at least 15 balls in the bag since.

    Funny story a guy I work with had a pipe leak in his basement and it soaked his bag so he cleaned it out to let it dry. He somehow had accumulated 130 golf balls! He now keeps a closer eye on the number of balls he carries.

  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner Mars 1089WRX Points: 162Handicap: 1Members Posts: 1,089
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  • nitramnitram WestOK, on the South Canadian Riviera  5459WRX Points: 236Handicap: -1.6Members Posts: 5,459
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    On -, @Bogeygolfer55 said:

    How many Balls do you have in your bag.I walk with a Sunday Bag so I have no more than 2 sleeves

    I'm in the 2-sleeve camp as well.

    Epic Flash SZ 2D 9* MCA Diamana ZF 60
    Exotics CBX 119 13.5* & 18* Accra TourZ 382
    Exotics CBX 22* Fuji Speeder 904 HB
    Miura CB57 5-9 Mitsubishi MMT-125TX
    Callaway MD5 JAWS 46S, 50S, 54W, 58C  Mitsubishi MMT-125 TX
    Cameron 009 Prototype (A010656)
  • KGilmaKGilma Franklin TN 220WRX Points: 58Members Posts: 220
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    1 sleeve of new balls to start the day with, and 6-9 losers if it starts going south.

    Ping G400 Max 9* Tensei Pro Orange 60
    Cobra King F9 3w 14.5*
    Cobra King F9 5w 18.5*
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 4-PW
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50*/56*/60*
    Scotty Newport 2
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  • gpleonardgpleonard New Smyrna Beach, Florida 1335WRX Points: 153Handicap: 15Members Posts: 1,335
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    Enough... You never know. Usually 3-4 sleeves and loose balls from past rounds. Every so often I take out the scuffs that are really bad. Put them in a bag days and hit them out.

    Gil Leonard
  • MooMoo  541WRX Points: 200Handicap: 9Members Posts: 541
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    Probably 9 to 12.

    But here is a story about another ranger. I play with this guy all the time and after every round he always wants to be driven behind the clubhouse to the fence by the parking lot. I tell him every single time, "you are the laziest golfer I know", as this saves about 25 feet of walking. Well one day I drive around to the fence to drop his bag and while he was in the clubhouse I figure I'll be a nice guy and walk his bag to his car. Normal looking carry bag. Well, it must have weighed 50 pounds, as I discovered he had like 200 balls stuffed in every possible place.

    When I play with him now, I always ask on the first tee if he brought enough balls.

    Driver TS2 (first driver in 9 years that could out the trusty 910 D2)
    Ping i3+ Blades (backup set Mizuno MP 54 P-4 which are now in cold storage until the end of time)
    Rogue 3 wood with Evenflow Blue (so easy to hit high and long...Evenflow rules!)
    Rogue 5 wood with Evenflow Blue
    Titleist 915 F 7 wood (the incredible Hedgehog...there is no turf that can stop the Hedgehog!)
    Miura 56 K
    Vokey gap and 62 M
    Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
    Bridgestone B XS the ONLY ball I'll play.  It's sticky, like a sticky bun!
  • double_ddouble_d  368WRX Points: 118Members Posts: 368
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    Balls are heavy. 12 balls weigh more than a pound. I can't imagine why anyone would carry more than they would need in the worst case.

  • SecondandGoalSecondandGoal South Shore MA 452WRX Points: 260Handicap: 10.3Members Posts: 452
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    I've usually got a couple sleeves of new/newer balls, and a random number of older balls in a lower pocket, usually carrying 12-15 total.

    My wife, though... The 11th hole on our home course is a par 5 that has about a 50-yard water carry leading up to the green. It's the number one handicap hole for the women, as they struggle both with the distance and the water carry. My wife has only been playing for a couple years, and is actually getting to the point of being half decent, but she still struggles with the forced carry, so every time we find a ball on the course, I give it to her, and it becomes known as an "11-ball".

    We were travelling with our clubs recently, and when I went to pick up her bag, it felt at least 15 pounds heavier than mine, so I start going through it. I clean out my bag fairly regularly, and just assumed she was doing the same, as she's a bit of an organization/anti-clutter freak. Nope, not in this case. After pulling all the balls from her bag and throwing them in a bucket, there were so many I had to take the time to count them.

    There were 189.

  • bigred90gtbigred90gt  4757WRX Points: 455Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,757
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    I buy balls by the dozen, as do most folks. When I get down to 4-5 balls remaining, I will buy another dozen. So at any given time, I will have between 4 to 17 balls in my bag, depending on how recently I re-upped.

    My wife who just recently started playing will have however many balls she can find in there, plus the random balls we've bought her. At the course we usually play, there is one particular marshal that will give her a gallon ziplock bag full of balls he has found while out on the course every time we see him. I think she has 2 of them in her bag now, along with a dozen new balls and probably a 12-15 random other balls. She still loses quite a few balls per round, so the more the merrier.

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  • jholzjholz  1687WRX Points: 480Handicap: 7.4Members Posts: 1,687
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    Since I walk and carry, I want to keep my bag as light as possible. I also grew up playing with my brother, who went on to be a + handicap and played the mini tours for awhile. He used to make fun of me for carrying anything more than a sleeve.

    On my home course, I can confidently walk off the first tee with no more than 2 balls in the bag and one in play. For away courses, I limit myself to six balls maximum. If I loose more than that, I shouldn't be playing in the first place.

    Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
    Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
    Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
    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
    Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
    Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
    Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
    Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize
  • BKN1964BKN1964  1067WRX Points: 155Members Posts: 1,067
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    I'm mental and feel like I can't start a round with less than 12 in my bag, even though it's rare for me to lose more than 2-3 on a really bad day. If I'm by myself just practicing, I might "force" myself to take only 8 (I usually carry or at least use a push cart).

    If I lose any on the front 9, I'll stop at the car and top back up to where I started.

    I'm such a head case. :D

  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA) 3333WRX Points: 410Handicap: 7.2ClubWRX Posts: 3,333
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    I start the round with 6 or so “new” ball meaning pristine ones. I don’t lose many but when they scuff (even a little) I put them in a bottom pocket which I clean out when I notice my bag getting heavy.

    Ping G410 Tour AD DI S
    Ping G30 3 wood, 5 wood
    Ben Hogan VTKR 21* hybrid
    Ping G400 Irons 5-SW, Steel Fiber i95
    Ping Glide 60* LW
    Scotty Cameron Studio Blade (or)
     Scotty CameronFastback
    https://www.ledges.com/ Home course
  • fpyle3fpyle3 Pennsylvania 176WRX Points: 105Handicap: +0.6Members Posts: 176
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    2 sleeves -- if I ever run out in an 18 hole round carrying six golf balls, I don't deserve to finish that round!

    Driver: TM M3 9.5*, Graphite Design Tour AD GP-6X
    Fairway Wood/b]: TM M3 15*, Graphite Design Tour AD MT-7X
    Utility: TM UDI 17*, Hzrdus Black 6.5 
    3/4 Iron: Callaway X-Forged UT 21*, Nippon Modus 120X
    5-6: Callaway Apex Pro, Nippon Modus 120X 
    7-8: Callaway Apex Pro Dot, Nippon Modus 120X
    9, PW, GW: Callaway Apex MB, Nippon Modus 120X
    Sand/Lob: TM Hi-Toe 56* and 60*, KBS $-Taper 120
    Putter: Toulon Las Vegas, Stroke Lab 
    Ball: Titleist ProV1, Titleist AVX
  • GSDriverGSDriver  761WRX Points: 139Handicap: 4Members Posts: 761
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    On -, @fpyle3 said:

    2 sleeves -- if I ever run out in an 18 hole round carrying six golf balls, I don't deserve to finish that round!

    My thoughts exactly :-)

    Epic Speeder 661
    Rogue 4 Wood Evenflow 75 Blue
    Epic Hybrids 3/4/5
    Apex Pro 6-P Recoil 110 F4
    MD Slate Forged 52
    PM Grind 56/60
    Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 7 Mini
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
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  • chisagchisag Chicago Suburbs 3144WRX Points: 466Handicap: +0.3Members Posts: 3,144
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    ... I almost always use my remote controlled cart so a dozen new balls and 6 shag balls of a similar type, meaning a urethane covered ball. I normally don't lose any to 2 max during a round. But I have played a new and unfamiliar course in very windy conditions and lost quite a few. I like to keep 6 shag bag balls in case I want to hit some extra shots during a practice round. If there is a shot that demands a high cut from 210 with a deep bunker guarding the right side with water right, I will not attempt that shot because of the obvious danger. But I might drop a ball and attempt it after I hit my shot during a practice round.

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    Cobra F9 Tour Length ... Tensei Orange 65s
    Cobra F9 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    Cobra F8 18.5* ... Even Flow Blue 75s
    TaylorMade GAPR Mid ... KBS 80Hys
    TaylorMade UDi 18* TP 2 iron... Kuro Kage Black 90Hys
    4-pw TaylorMade P790/760 ... Steelfiber 95's/Recoil Prototype 95's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
  • Old Tom MorrisOld Tom Morris  67WRX Points: 75Handicap: 14Members Posts: 67
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    I start with ten gamers. As I find balls I throw them in the big lower pocket. Eventually the bag starts getting heavier and there will be 65-100 balls in there and I will empty it out and start over. I have a giant old leather Burton Bag so I could probably fit 200 in there.

    When I used to walk I would only carry six balls.


    Driver: Titleist 905S 9.5* Graphite Design YS-6+ 65g Stiff or Titleist 905T 9.5* Fujikura Speeder 77g Stiff

    Fairway Woods: Titleist 906F2 15* Aldila NV 75g Stiff or Titleist Pro Trajectory 980F 17* Aldila NV 75g Stiff or Sonartec NP-99 14* Aldila NV 75g Stiff

    Hybrid: Titleist 909H 19* Aldila Voodoo hybrid Stiff or Sonartec MD 21* UST iRod or Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron TTDG AMT S300

    Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW TTDG AMT S300

    Wedges: Titleist SM7 50/8 and 54/10 and 58/10 TTDG S200

    Putter: Odyssey White Hot #5 mallet

    Ball: Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist Pro V1

  • dlygrissedlygrisse Kansas 13789WRX Points: 1,331Handicap: 8-ishMembers Posts: 13,789
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    I don't generally lose a lot of balls, so I don't really think about it.

    I pick 14 of the following:
    Ping G400
    Callaway Epic Flash 3w 
    Ping G410 5 and 7 wood
    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS or Vokey M Grind 58
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Jones Utility
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
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  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Ocean County, NJ 1581WRX Points: 176Handicap: 15.9Members Posts: 1,581
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    Normally I carry 3-4 new sleeves and an undetermined number (from 10 to as many as 50) of used or found balls loose in my bag. This time of year in NJ the leaves are everywhere including a few in the fairway and playing a solo practice 9 holes last Sunday between the leaves and angle of the sun I lost 8 balls. If the weather cooperates I will empty out most of the loose balls from my bag before I pack it in for the cold weather.


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