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JustsomeguyJustsomeguy  1181WRX Points: 205Members Posts: 1,181
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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.
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Cobra F9 10.5* Project X Evenflow Blue 65 R - CAMO!
Cobra F9 15* 5w Project X Evenflow Blue 65 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 Mars 1034WRX Points: 150Members Posts: 1,034
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    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
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  • kmay__kmay__ niagara, ontario, canada.  401WRX Points: 204Members Posts: 401
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    Ill send you my address, I can lose a couple doz for ya haha
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    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 Ocean County, NJ 1572WRX Points: 168Members Posts: 1,572
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    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.
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  • alfiealfie  1413WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 1,413
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    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.
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  • elwhippyelwhippy  3325WRX Points: 299Members Posts: 3,325
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    About 3 years for me.
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  • MukkyMukky  366WRX Points: 38Members Posts: 366
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    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
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  • greenwavegolfergreenwavegolfer  162WRX Points: 64Members Posts: 162
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    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.
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    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  822WRX Points: 90Members Posts: 822
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    I have 6 dozen AVX's...shocked i only have one brand of ball, but love the AVX!
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  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy  1181WRX Points: 205Members Posts: 1,181
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    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.
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    Cobra F9 10.5* Project X Evenflow Blue 65 R - CAMO!
    Cobra F9 15* 5w Project X Evenflow Blue 65 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  91WRX Points: 3Members Posts: 91
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    Well if you want to lose some, I'd suggest just Grip It and Rip It haha
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    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  1758WRX Points: 155Members Posts: 1,758
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    Come to Naples.. bring balls.. or a snorkel.
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    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
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  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade  864WRX Points: 257Members Posts: 864
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    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.
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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool!  6346WRX Points: 290Members Posts: 6,346
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    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 Atlanta 2093WRX Points: 144Members Posts: 2,093
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    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.
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    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  986WRX Points: 123Members Posts: 986
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    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.
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    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  710WRX Points: 69Members Posts: 710
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    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...........
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker  2346WRX Points: 449Members Posts: 2,346
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    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.
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    Titleist 915D2 10.5*, Fujikura Pro 70X 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, Matrix 8Q3-X 41.5"
    Ping OG Rapture 2-U, DG XP - R300
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    "Rusty" Byron DH89 Pipeneck, 34" (or any of 10  2 other putters...)

    B330-RX

  • xkilgorextroutxxkilgorextroutx  338WRX Points: 67Members Posts: 338
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    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!
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  • starrman77starrman77 Starrman Northeast ohio 442WRX Points: 125Members Posts: 442
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    Sounds like you have a lot of balls.
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    Callaway Rogue draw 10.5* 44.5"
    Ping i3OS Irons 3 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  2011WRX Points: 116Members Posts: 2,011
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    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.
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  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade  864WRX Points: 257Members Posts: 864
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    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 . . .
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  • GolfTasticGolfTastic  6WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 6
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    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' />
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  • KillerPenguinKillerPenguin  591WRX Points: 139Members Posts: 591
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    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...
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  • GSDriverGSDriver  742WRX Points: 133Members Posts: 742
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    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.
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    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
  • Lancj1Lancj1  925WRX Points: 91Members Posts: 925
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    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.
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  • mjfornmjforn  218WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 218
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    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' />





    image/golfer.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':golfer:' />
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    Matt

    Callaway GBB Epic 9*

    Callaway 3 w

    Callaway Rogue Graphite R-Flex 4-AW

    Cleveland CBX 52*, 56*, 60*

    Odyssey Works SS #1 Putter


    Ammo:

    Callaway Tour Soft

    K Sigs (in the shag bag)

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  • playaplaya  8756WRX Points: 280Members Posts: 8,756
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    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.
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  • Hanlpa01Hanlpa01 Akron, OH 107WRX Points: 57Members Posts: 107
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    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.
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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA) 3301WRX Points: 386ClubWRX Posts: 3,301
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    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.
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    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
    Gamegolf
    https://www.ledges.com/ Home course
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  • reider69reider69  623WRX Points: 94Members Posts: 623
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    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.
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    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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