Too many balls

JustsomeguyJustsomeguy Members Posts: 1,024 ✭✭
I'm at the point where I've got 10doz and haven't bought any in awhile.

How many seasons does it take to lose 10 doz lol.

Don't want to become one of those people that puts a new ball in the shag bag bc it crushed an ant, but torn by buying more (sales kill me) and trying to lose them.

I think someone whose good driver shot goes 250 is never gonna lose 10doz without playing watery courses.
Cobra F9 10.5* Project X Evenflow Blue 65 - CAMO!
Titleist 915F 15* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
Titleist 915H 20* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
Titleist 716 AP1 4-W52, Kuro Kage Tini 65, S
Cleveland CBX, 56*/12, Rotex Graphite Wedge Flex
Cleveland Smart Square Blade
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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsMembers Posts: 935 ✭✭


    I'm at the point where I've got 10doz and haven't bought any in awhile.

    How many seasons does it take to lose 10 doz lol.

    Don't want to become one of those people that puts a new ball in the shag bag bc it crushed an ant, but torn by buying more (sales kill me) and trying to lose them.

    I think someone whose good driver shot goes 250 is never gonna lose 10doz without playing watery courses.


    Correct
  • kmay__kmay__ Members Posts: 268 ✭✭
    edited Jan 24, 2019 7:16am #3
    Ill send you my address, I can lose a couple doz for ya haha
    TM 17' M2 9.5*
    Cobra Baffler 3w 16*
    PING G30 4h 22*
    TM R11 5 - PW
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    Callaway PM Grind 60* (the greasy Phil)
    SC studio select Newport 2 mid-slant
  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Members Posts: 1,514 ✭✭
    I play about half of my rounds solo which are practice rounds. Some of these rounds I try low percentage shots and just go for it, sometimes more than once, especially on a required long carry. I can lose two sleeves of balls easily over 18 holes but have a great time doing it. Fortunately I do not play expensive golf balls at my level. I have 8 dozen low compression Srixons, Softfli, and Titleist DTs ready to go for 2019 and depending on the number of solo rounds I play I may need more by next Fall.
  • alfiealfie Members Posts: 1,413 ✭✭
    edited Jan 24, 2019 10:49am #5
    I need to go on a vacation & play courses I've never played before, by myself. I guaranteed I can lose at least 18 brand new golf balls (that's a box & a half already!) without even trying to take crazy shots per golf outing/play day...

    Op, that's probably what u gotta do, unless u are really accurate & have no problems keeping your shots in play.
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,155 ✭✭
    About 3 years for me.
  • MukkyMukky Members Posts: 363 ✭✭
    10 dzn and you are worried about having too many? I think last I counted I have over 70 dzn new, all are premium urethane from different brands.



    yes, I have a buying problem and no longer look in "deal or no deal" forum
  • greenwavegolfergreenwavegolfer Members Posts: 142 ✭✭
    I've got like 4.5 dozen stocked away and that will likely last me the year playing about 60-70 18 hole rounds and another 50-60 9 hole rounds. Thankfully living in LA most of the courses I play don't have much or any water so I pretty rarely lose a ball. A ball might last me 36-45 holes before it goes to my shag bag with too much wear so I'm set for a while.
    WITB:

    Ping G400 LST 10º (Playing 9º) Accra TZ5 65 M4
    Titleist T-MB 2i (17º) Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X
    Srixon Z-785 3i/4i Nippon Modus Tour 120X
    Srixon Z-Forged 5i-PW Nippon Modus Tour 120X
    Titleist SM5 50º SM6 54º, 58º Dynamic Gold S200
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne
  • monks66monks66 Members Posts: 602 ✭✭
    I have 6 dozen AVX's...shocked i only have one brand of ball, but love the AVX!
  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy Members Posts: 1,024 ✭✭
    alfie wrote:


    I need to go on a vacation & play courses I've never played before, by myself. I guaranteed I can lose at least 18 brand new golf balls (that's a box & a half already!) without even trying to take crazy shots per golf outing/play day...

    Op, that's probably what u gotta do, unless u are really accurate & have no problems keeping your shots in play.


    I tend to play the same 3 courses a lot. Not a lot of forced carries, and pretty predictable landing areas.

    Man tho - I'd love to start getting out of town more.
    Cobra F9 10.5* Project X Evenflow Blue 65 - CAMO!
    Titleist 915F 15* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Titleist 915H 20* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Titleist 716 AP1 4-W52, Kuro Kage Tini 65, S
    Cleveland CBX, 56*/12, Rotex Graphite Wedge Flex
    Cleveland Smart Square Blade
  • A_G GolfA_G Golf Members Posts: 91 ✭✭
    Well if you want to lose some, I'd suggest just Grip It and Rip It haha
    Driver: Ping G400 LST, Hzurdus Yellow
    3- Wood: Cobra F8+, Hzurdus Black
    Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 3-PW, KBS Tour C-Taper X 130
    Wedges: Titiliest SM6 50* and 60*, Taylormade Spin Milled 56*
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1 (SummerLovin)
  • BaitkillerBaitkiller Members Posts: 1,716 ✭✭
    Come to Naples.. bring balls.. or a snorkel.
    Turn over damnit!
    Krank 9* Formula 5 UST Tour
    Adams 15* wasabi
    XXIO pro 5
    Adams Pro Gold Forged 3-46* / Steelfibers
    Vanilla wedges 53 and 58*
    Betti-1
    K-sig
  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade Members Posts: 747 ✭✭
    I occasionally lose a ball. Problem is, I find four for every one I lose, usually nicer than the one I lost. Having lost a ball that I paid cash money for, I feel compelled to play a found ball. Which may help explain the 30+ dozen new balls on the shelf and the big bucket of assorted used balls. I also have too many balls, and, frankly, see no end to it.
  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members Posts: 6,285 ✭✭
    Every year I say "quit buying balls".



    Then, without fail a deal comes along.



    I just put 4 dozen Z-stars in the pile.

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  • thejuicethejuice Members Posts: 2,066 ✭✭
    OP, like some others have said, 10 dozen really isn't that many, but if you are hitting them pretty straight they'll last you a while. I have 30 doz just waiting to be hit. Just when I think I'm going to go to my surplus, I end up buying something new and exciting to test. Like others on this thread, I have a problem!!! LOL! Gotta love WRX!!!



    BTW, I have been known to give some away as gifts to other golfers such as friends and my father-in-law for birthdays and Christmas. I don't even miss the ones I give away.
    TaylorMade M3 w/HZRDUS Yellow stiff
    TaylorMade M4 Tour 3 wood w/HZRDUS Red stiff
    TaylorMade M3 2 hybrid (set to 19*) w/HZRDUS Black stiff
    Srixon U65 4i Miyazaki Stiff
    Srixon 765 5-PW Modus 120 Stiff
    Cleveland RTX 3.0 50*, 54*, and 58* KBS 61
    TaylorMade Spider Black

    Gameball: Vice Pro Plus, Srixon Q Star Tour
  • MathwizMathwiz Members Posts: 986 ✭✭
    Not really trying to change the subject but, just be glad it's golf BALLS instead of golf SHOES. Jeez, am I pitiful. I would be ashamed to say how many pairs of golf shoes I have. I'll just say this, I just checked and I have six pairs of black golf shoes. Who needs six pairs of black golf shoes?



    I do also have more new golf balls than I will ever play.
    Ping G400 Max 10.5°
    Taylormade 2017 M2 15°
    Srixon U65 20° 3 iron
    Srixon z565 4 thru PW
    48° & 52° Cleveland CBX wedges
    Cleveland Smart sole wedge 58°
    Ping Sigma 2 Kushin  center shaft

    All subject to change in the blink of an eye.........and I blink a lot.
  • damnorcrossdamnorcross Members Posts: 709 ✭✭
    I have 9 dozen listed on eBay right now, if those all sell I still have 2 dozen in the basement. I play maybe 20 rounds a year, 9 dozen would last me a while. And my buddy works at Mizuno so now I can get the RB Tour for real cheap...........
  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,197 ✭✭
    I'm on the fence right now with 10+ dozen in the holster. I know of a really good deal, but pulling the trigger is hard with so many unused balls at home already.
    '16 M2 10.5*, Diamana Ltd. 70 S+ 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, DIamana Ltd. 70 S+ 41.5"
    Ping Rapture 3i, AWT-R
    Ping G25 4-G, DG-R400
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    Byron DH89 Longneck 33" (or any of 10 4 other putters...)
  • xkilgorextroutxxkilgorextroutx Members Posts: 257 ✭✭
    I think I have 8 dozen in the closet right now, another dozen in my bag, and I was just thinking that I needed to stock up LOL!
  • starrman77starrman77 Starrman Members Posts: 418 ✭✭
    Sounds like you have a lot of balls.
    Ping G SFT 10* 44.5"
    Ping G10 Irons 4 thru UW
    Cobra Speed LD 15* 3 Wood
    Ping G #4 crossover
    Titleist Vokey 56* SW
    Ping Cadence Tomcat C putter 34-3/4"
    B330RX Ball
  • jacobEDGEjacobEDGE Members Posts: 1,997 ✭✭
    Yeah, being a pretty decent golfer, I throw more balls away from scuffs than actually losing a ball. I play about 50 rounds a year, and maybe go through 3 dozen balls, at most.
  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade Members Posts: 747 ✭✭
    Mathwiz wrote:


    Not really trying to change the subject but, just be glad it's golf BALLS instead of golf SHOES. Jeez, am I pitiful. I would be ashamed to say how many pairs of golf shoes I have. I'll just say this, I just checked and I have six pairs of black golf shoes. Who needs six pairs of black golf shoes?



    I do also have more new golf balls than I will ever play.




    I’d trade six pair of white golf shoes for six black pair. Black goes with everything. But white shows up cheap in my size on ebay so . . .
  • Mukky wrote:


    10 dzn and you are worried about having too many? I think last I counted I have over 70 dzn new, all are premium urethane from different brands.



    yes, I have a buying problem and no longer look in "deal or no deal" forum




    We could be brothers image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />

    I see a good offer and I buy ... My wife doesn´t say anything because she and her shoes are .... don´t find a friendly word for that image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
  • KillerPenguinKillerPenguin Members Posts: 583 ✭✭
    Mukky wrote:


    10 dzn and you are worried about having too many? I think last I counted I have over 70 dzn new, all are premium urethane from different brands.



    yes, I have a buying problem and no longer look in "deal or no deal" forum


    And I hope some day to be at that amazing estate sale...
  • GSDriverGSDriver Members Posts: 607 ✭✭
    10 dozen, you should be set for a long while.



    I learned back in the TM TP Red being discontinued days, that stocking up leads to excess inventory, as newer products generically outperform older ones...I still have like 3 dz TP Red left, I use them in scramble tourneys where swing for the fences and don't care if lose a few.
    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 7S
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
  • Lancj1Lancj1 Members Posts: 898 ✭✭


    I'm at the point where I've got 10doz and haven't bought any in awhile.

    How many seasons does it take to lose 10 doz lol.

    Don't want to become one of those people that puts a new ball in the shag bag bc it crushed an ant, but torn by buying more (sales kill me) and trying to lose them.

    I think someone whose good driver shot goes 250 is never gonna lose 10doz without playing watery courses.




    Surely the aim (my aim) is to get to a point where you start the season with two dozen and don't buy anymore.
    G Max Driver, Tour 65 Stiff
    G400 3 & 5 Woods Alta CB Reg
    G400 2,3,4,5 Hybrids Alta CB Reg
    G410 Irons, 6-U, Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
    Glide Stealth 54 (SS) & 58 (WS) Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
    Ping Sigma 2 Valor, Stealth

    Disclaimer*

    I'm a handicap golfer in my 50's. Any opinions I have about golf equipment or professional golfers or the game in general should be taken as seriously as you would the opinions of a random guy in the fourball ahead of you who just shot 92 but is usually better than that.
  • mjfornmjforn Members Posts: 212 ✭✭
    I have about 12 Doz. I started keeping count in a couple years ago; 2016 - 121, 2017 - 101, 2018 - 108. The course I play regularly has some real tough holes not uncommon to lose 2-3 a round. But I do have a few no lose rounds...... image/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':clapping:' />



    Shoes, 4 in house one on the way....... image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />





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    Matt

    Callaway GBB Epic 9*

    Callaway Rogue Graphite R-Flex 4-AW

    Cleveland CBX 52*, 56*, 60*

    Odyssey Works SS #1 Putter


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    K 3s
    Titleist Tour Soft
    Titliest NXT s
    K Sigs (in the shag bag)

  • playaplaya Members Posts: 8,727 ✭✭
    edited Feb 3, 2019 10:36am #28
    For me it depends on how many practice rounds I play. In competition rounds where you play one ball and look for it after each shot, 10 dozen balls would last me well over a year playing 1-2 times a week, but in a practice round with nobody on the course and playing 5 balls at once, I can easily lose 6 plus balls over 18 holes, sometimes 10 on a bad day.
  • Hanlpa01Hanlpa01 Members Posts: 92 ✭✭
    A long offseason in the Midwest has me stocking up as well. Between Christmas and sales I’ve got like 9doz but I agree with above that on a new course those will go quickly.
  • RSinSGRSinSG ClubWRX Posts: 3,097 ClubWRX
    I just bought 8 dz 4 piece KSigs in 4A condition for $6 a dz because it was too good to pass. I still have 10 dz new KSigs and 3 dz of the 3 piece KSigs. They are next to the 6 dz ProV1x’s and 10 dz assorted balls I’ve been given over the years. I also have hundreds of “shag” balls that are actually pretty good balls that I retired. Heck, I even have a couple dz of the TM Lethal practice balls I got on Woot years ago. It’s a thing.
    Ping G400 Tour AD DI6s
    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
    Gamegolf
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  • reider69reider69 Members Posts: 615 ✭✭
    I have 7 or 8 dozen TP5, ProV1(x), Kirkland, vice pro, AVX etc. The problem is that my home course is a tourist destination for many and is pretty pricey so premium balls are laying everywhere. I can find a dozen ProV1s every round with a few minutes of work. I end up playing a ball I found that looks brand new and my stash goes unused. I want to start using the AVX exclusively but need to burn through my other balls first.
    Mizuno ST190 - Kuro Kage Silver Tini 70X
    Cobra BioCell+ - Matrix Ozik Red Tie 6Q3 X
    Cobra BioCell 3-4 Hybrid - Aldila Rogue Black 85 X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-G, KBS C Taper Lite X
    Ping Glide Stealth 2.0 - 54 and 58 - Modus 105X
    Callaway Xforged - 64 degrees
    Lajosi DD201 Proto
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