Sometimes it's not our fault!
Seriously, yesterday morning I hit a wonderful 2nd shot on a par 5.. landed on fairway.. I drive up to where the ball landed.. GONE. Had no idea where it went.
Maybe the hot sun was affecting my sight while looking for a white ball.. but yes.. lost a perfectly good ball after looking for 5 minutes.
To be fair though.. I'm really bad at following my ball during flight.. so many times I'm like 10-15 yards past or behind where my ball actually is. Lol.
glad I'm not the only one! I can't count how many blind tee shots I've thought were going to be easily findable in the fairway (or at least first cut, not far off) just to see they've vanished. But it's even worse when you watch the balls flight in its entirety, try to make a mental note of something near where it landed, and STILL can't find it
Back on topic: currently playing laddie x balls, but I'm currently testing a new 5w in the bag thats been helping me hit A LOT more fairways compared to my driver. If the trend continues for a while, I'll be tempted to test out a few pricier balls.