I just have a pocket on my bag full of balls. I tend to put two in my pocket at a time.
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I begin my round with three balls. Two reasons, I walk and am concerned with weight and two, I always find a dozen or so.
I have about 40 dozen mint balls in my office closet and about 20 dozen less than mint in the garage. I give away the less than mints to high school golf teams from some of the poorer schools.
If I am carrying the bag which I am trying to do more I limit how many balls. 6 at the most. I don't have junk balls or found balls because I won't play them. If they are good I give them away. If they are iffy I drop them in the side of a tee.
Costo was clearing out their Yellow Callaway 4 piece urethane covered balls for $15 a dozen. It was the ball I prefer to play so I have a supply that should last several years.
If I lose 2 balls a round it is a lot. I usually abandon a ball because it is marked up first.
Isn't a sleeve 3 balls?
I usually carry a sleeve and an odd ball or two, depending on where I am playing. My usual course is not too much of a ball trap, although I usually find a few. I recently played about 36 holes or so with the same ball. If I am playing an unfamiliar course or one where I have a history of lost balls, I will usually load up 2 sleeves plus the odd one or two from the last sleeve.
I buy a dozen, then supplement those with ones I find on the course while I play. One benefit to playing by myself is I almost always have time to stroll about. I typically find 12+ extra of various types. I'll typically save up the good ones for when I am playing well and use the crap ones when I'm not. I've only bought 3 dozen balls so far this season, which is pretty good for me.