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I just got a call from my cousin asking me to play in a 4 man scramble with them this afternoon. We start at 5:30, play the first 9 in daylight, eat dinner, and then play the last 9 in the dark with glow in the dark balls. Anyone ever done this? I have actually never play with a glow in the dark ball, but it sounded like fun. It's just 50.00. You can't beat that for 18 holes with a cart and dinner and a chance to win prizes I don't think
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I did it last year. It was fun. The one i did had the fairways and greens lined with glow sticks and the pin had a big glow thing on it. The hardest part is actually putting, you dont really have any depth perception. I wouldn't use your regular driver with those balls, either. If you have a backup, use that.
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Originally Posted by DavidFehertysBike View Post
I did it last year. It was fun. The one i did had the fairways and greens lined with glow sticks and the pin had a big glow thing on it. The hardest part is actually putting, you dont really have any depth perception. I wouldn't use your regular driver with those balls, either. If you have a backup, use that.
Really? What would it do to the driver? I have a good back up. I just haven't hit it in a year.
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probably solid core balls and made of much more durable materials than regular golf balls. I imagine they could crack a driver face.
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Originally Posted by TN94z View Post
Really? What would it do to the driver? I have a good back up. I just haven't hit it in a year.
Those glow balls are literally rocks. I wouldn't be surprised if hitting them might dent or crack your driver if you swing hard enough.
post #6 of 19

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Originally Posted by DavidFehertysBike View Post
Those glow balls are literally rocks. I wouldn't be surprised if hitting them might dent or crack your driver if you swing hard enough.
They aren't perfectly round either. Maybe the one glow-in-the-dark ball I have is an anomaly but the slots where the glow stick go in aren't flush with the rest of the face.

I doubt they would crack a driver face though, they are just like range balls.
post #7 of 19

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That sounds like a blast. Have fun.
post #8 of 19

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I've done it before. It was kinda cool for the experience but those glow in the dark balls are nothing like regular golf balls.
post #9 of 19
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Thanks for the info guys. I will for sure use my back up driver just in case.
post #10 of 19

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I've read that those balls are pretty hard and I've also read of a few people cracking their driver face because of them, now whether these are myths or not I couldn't tell you... That sounds like an awesome evening outing though! I'd definitely want to try that out eventually. Any idea as to what I should search/look for if I wanna find a package like that (although I live in the Montreal area)? I know of at least one night golf course in Laval, but I definitely wouldn't have dinner there! :P

Cheers and have fun!
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Originally Posted by he4dhuntr View Post
I've read that those balls are pretty hard and I've also read of a few people cracking their driver face because of them, now whether these are myths or not I couldn't tell you... That sounds like an awesome evening outing though! I'd definitely want to try that out eventually. Any idea as to what I should search/look for if I wanna find a package like that (although I live in the Montreal area)? I know of at least one night golf course in Laval, but I definitely wouldn't have dinner there! :P

Cheers and have fun!
I have no clue!! This is the first time I have played in anything like this. My cousin just called me up and ask me to join in. He called it a twilight scramble. Maybe you could look for "twilight golf" or something. It will be fun to say the least...especially with the guys I am playing with.
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Our club does that once a year. Since this is my first year in this club, it will be my first time ever playing night golf. They put tiki torches out along the fairways, glow sticks in the holes and other points along the course. Same as was mentioned... play the first 9 in the evening, eat, and then the back nine in the dark. You can only use a light to get from where you hit the ball to where you will hit it again. It really sounds like a blast. Can't wait to participate.
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I played in a night tournament for the first time last year. I started out enjoying the game and hit the first two greens in regulation. Then my depth perception started messing with me and by the end of the night I literally cound not hit the ball off the tee box. I would set up and swing several times and whiffed it each time. I know it's for fun, but I won't be playing this year.
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Ive never played at night with a glow in the dark ball, have played a few times at a lighted par 3 course, got one close to me at governors run in carlyle il and another over at Yorktown at Belleville il though yet to play at that one. As long as you hit decent shots you're ok, hit it too far offline and you cant see too well but the holes are real short, most right around 100 yards, with the longest being about 150, 8 iron is the longest club I normally use there, maybe 7 iron if I have wind to contend with. Its a lot of fun on the weekends esp in the summer as its not nearly as hot.
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Anyone know how to replace the glow stick in glow-in-the-dark golf balls? Or is it a one time type of deal?
post #16 of 19

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I think it is GolfWRX that has a thread in regards to damaged clubs, some reported caving in face of driver and fairways, one guy posted pic of hybrid with hole right through the face. What ever the case they don't fly as far and be sure to always place the light stick in the ball parallel to club face when hitting or it will shower you with the chemicals when it explodes, don't ask how I know. Last time we went my cousin played with seven iron only and scored as well as any of us. I tried the flashing type of ball sold at Golfsmith, they went farther (still shorter than standard ball) but were not easy to hit as the flashing really through me off, never hit so many fat shots in my life.
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post
Anyone know how to replace the glow stick in glow-in-the-dark golf balls? Or is it a one time type of deal?
You have replaceable glow sticks for the balls. The balls can be re-used.

Well, it was pretty fun. We shot -8 on the front 9 and shot -4 in the dark. It was a par 71 so we ended up at 59. We were 5th behind 2 53s, 1 54, and 1 55. The 53s were really hard for me to believe, but it is what it is.

The only thing I didn't like was there were som many people and it was so slow that the glow sticks didn't last long. They are hard and they don't go as far, but if you hit them good, they give you a good ball flight. I would do it again. Just FYI for people that haven't played it before....take a FLASHLIGHT!!! No one in our group thought about this for some reason. Luckily I had a flashlight app on my Iphone that literally about lit up the entire green.
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That sounds awesome. With all the golf courses in and around Miami you'd think there'd be something like this but there aren't any that I know of.
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