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Just curious if anyone practices chipping and so forth with the same ball they play with, or like me have a bag of whatever. Seems like the perfect answer would be to use the same as you intend on playing with. 

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I use the same balls on the practice putting green that I play with.  Same for putting on the carpet up in my study.  There are enough variables in putting already.  The more of them you can control the better.

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Same brand, and model. E7 Bridgestone. All my practice balls are retired gamers.

Using the same ball is a comfort item for me. No surprises when playing for a score. 

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7 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I use the same balls on the practice putting green that I play with.  Same for putting on the carpet up in my study.  There are enough variables in putting already.  The more of them you can control the better.

This.     When I set up my net, I use my game golf balls.

The driving ranges (2), near me, one uses limited flight and the other uses used balls.  

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When I’m working on full swing hitting into a net, I use collection of excellent condition premium balls (pro v1, tp5, chromesoft, etc) that I’ve found on course. I have 27 of them accumulated so far.

At lessons, the facility has pro v1 and srixon z-star in the launch monitor bays.

When I putt, or practicing short game at a practice facility I use my regular balls (cut blue or snell mtb). 

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In my bag I have some used, usable, but wouldn't use in a tournament, balls that I use when I practice chipping.  They're ones that have survived 36-54 holes of real play.  When I practice putting outdoors, at a course, I putt with the same type I use, but I use new ones (I'm not sure why I do this -- should I?).   

Indoors, I don't have much in the way of the balls I use.  My indoor practice is with Bridgestone e6, whether it's full swing motion (off a mat, into a net) or putting (across a ruler).  I bought a ton of e6s in 2009 or so.

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OK. Your headline is a bit different from the point of your OP! When I go to a range to hit a bucket, I do not expect them to have the bucket full of the balls of my preference! But then, you change the parameter to "chipping and putting". 

Of course, I will use my game balls when practicing this part of my game! Why would I not?

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