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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
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Cobra ZL 10.5 driver   Adams 5050 16 fairway wood   Adams A2P 20* hybrid
Titleist 716 MB irons 4-PW    Callaway Mack Daddy wedges 52, 56, 60
Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Napa

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2 new sleeves and whatever used "playable" ones I have in the bag.

Ping G400 LS Tec 8.5*, Rogue Silver 125 MSI, Tour S, 44.25"
Ping G410 14.5*, Stock Alta S Flex, 43"
Callaway Apex Hybrid 18*, GD Tour AD-DI 85S
Callaway Apex X Muscleback 4-P, DG Tour Issue shafts
Callaway X Forged 52, 56, 60-DG Tour Issue shafts
Odyssey #7 stroke lab, 34" oversize grip
Bridgestone Tour XS (Tiger Edition) and new Pro V1

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I carry 2 fresh sleeves and 3 to 6 playing or played ones.

TM SIM Max 10.5 UST V 2 
TM SIM Max 15 UST V2 66g
TM SIM 19 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
TM GAPR Mid 4 iron 20 Fujikara Fuel
TM GAPR Mid 5 iron 23 Aldila RIP 
TM P790 6 Nippon Modus 3 130, Black 7-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
TM xFT TP 50 Nippon Pro WV115
TM Milled Grind 2 Black Wedge 54 Nippon Pro Black WV115
TM Hi-Toe Big Foot 58 Nippon Pro WV115
TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74

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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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Jazz 3 wd Powercoil Stiff
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Rogue 3iron Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
X2 Hot 4-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
Vokey SM2 52º cc, Ping ES 56º and ES 60º
Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.75"
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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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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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Ping G410 7 & 9 woods 

Apex 21  6-gap 
54* SM8
Sub70 JB low bounce 58* or SM8 58*
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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.

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14. Always 14. I don't have Mrs. Pelz to push me around. I'm scared of my own wife though...

G410 9 Degree - Accra FX 2.0

G410 5, 7 & 9 Woods - Accra FX 2.0

G710 4-UW - Accra 70i

Glide 3.0 54ES, 58WS Accra 70i

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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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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
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
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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. ;)

Ping G400 9º TFC 419 Stiff at 45"

Jazz 3 wd Powercoil Stiff
Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
Rogue 3iron Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
X2 Hot 4-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
Vokey SM2 52º cc, Ping ES 56º and ES 60º
Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.75"
MCC Align Midsize

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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.

Ping G410 Tour AD DI6S

Ping G425 Tensi Orange

Ping G30 5W

Ping G425 Hybrid Tensi Orange

Ping G425 5-SW, UST Recoil ES F4S

Ping Glide LW

Bettinardi Studio 28cs

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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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Cobra F9 Tour Fujikara Atmos Blue TS 7-s 13.5deg

Cobra F9 Tour Aldila Tour Blue 85-s 17.5deg

Titleist TS2 Oban Devotion 8 hybrib 05 21deg

Bridgestone Tour B X-CB  PX LZ 6.0 4-pw

Cleaveland Rtx4 Dynamic Gold TI S400 50,56deg

Maltby Ptm-4

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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.

 

 

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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. ;)

 

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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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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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. ;)

 

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.

Ping G400 9º TFC 419 Stiff at 45"

Jazz 3 wd Powercoil Stiff
Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
Rogue 3iron Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
X2 Hot 4-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
Vokey SM2 52º cc, Ping ES 56º and ES 60º
Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.75"
MCC Align Midsize

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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!

 

BT

 

Cobra LTD Pro 9.5° Proforce V2 Black 7F4 @ 44.5"
Cobra LTD Black 14.5° Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 43"
Cobra F6 16.5° Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 41.5"
Mizuno MP5 4-PW - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
Mizuno MP-T5 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge
Grips - Grip Master Master Perforated Midsize

Oddysey Stroke Lab V-Line Blk 33.5"
 

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