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Little bored here
I was bored so I went down to Nevada Bobs to see my buddy Mikey, and pick up a new shirt for work and a hat, well I need to buy some balls to. I saw that there was Pinnacle Golds I asked just for a laugh what my price was and he said something like $17, so I thought sweet Ill go for it. He was teasing me because they were the yellow ones. I said I know don't worry they will be awsome.

It got me thinking and it even made me make a poll here for you guys, something I almost never do. Could you play a yellow golf ball? If not for a laugh, but if it honestly worked better then the one you have now?

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I don't know if you guys were playing in the 80's, but for a while the orange ball was all the rage. Everyone had them, even titleist was making them. Then the new popular color was yellow. (note back then range balls were white with a red stripe)

 

Even the pro's started playing the orange and yellow balls.

 

Also, for one year, ping had a 2-tone ball, but it was really hard to see.

 

The big hype with the orange and yellow balls was supposed to be that you could see them better. The yellow was almost a flescent or day-glow yellow.

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Under normal conditions only play white golf balls. However when playing a late day round always carry a yellow ball. Find the yellow contrasts on the fairway better than the white ball does at dusk. Find the yellow ball gives me about an extra 10-15 mins of ball visibility, which could mean the difference of completing a hole\round or not.

I also will use a yellow ball late in the evening. Had a situation in my golf league 2 years ago where late in the evening (on the last hole no less) I hit a shot into the rough, and we couldn't find my golf ball. Had to take the "lost ball" stroke and distance penalty. There has been 1 yellow ball in my bag since this incident.

 

By the way, most of the ranges around here all use white golf balls.

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I have used yellow balls before and still have some at home. I've found them to be good on cloudy days as well as twilight rounds. They just seem to glow out there on the grass. When I was playing with my dad back in the 80's, he would use those orange balls and I never could see them. I'd walk right over them. Then he had one that was half yellow and half orange. Weird lookin' thing. He only used it for putting.

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Hell yeah. Well, for a laugh anyway.

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