Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
bigbear43

How many balls

Note: This thread is 1952 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

46 posts / 4025 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

I carry a dozen, I don't lose that many usually but like to be prepared for it to happen, and I own less than a dozen I buy a new box.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Register for free today and you won't see this ad spot again!

I allow myself ONE sleeve of new balls per round ... if I lose those, I have to dig into the bottom of the ball bag & play old ratty found balls.    It's a good incentive to play in control and not lose balls...

I like that concept.  Think I will try it.

Similarly in terms of incentive, if I see I've got a straight forward pitch from just off the green I don't even take my putter.  If I can't hit a simple pitch inside the leather, I have to putt with a bladed wedge as my punishment.  Usually works out fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like that concept.  Think I will try it. Similarly in terms of incentive, if I see I've got a straight forward pitch from just off the green I don't even take my putter. If I can't hit a simple pitch inside the leather, I have to putt with a bladed wedge as my punishment .  Usually works out fine.

If you don't have your putter, with what do you putt if you do hit it "inside the leather".....?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

If you don't have your putter, with what do you putt if you do hit it "inside the leather".....?

Blade the tap in or pick it up.  We don't mess around.  Like to play in under three hours.  The exception are the money games where there are no gimmies unless the ball is literally sitting on the lip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blade the tap in or pick it up.  We don't mess around.  Like to play in under three hours.  The exception are the money games where there are no gimmies unless the ball is literally sitting on the lip.

You're a lot better putter than I am if you consider a 2 foot, inside-the-leather putt to be a "tap in".  But then, you're also a lot better chipper than I am too in that you expect to get most of your chips from the fringe inside of 2 feet......

FWIW though, pace of play is the absolute worst excuse for not putting out.  If it really is a "tap in", it takes no time at all. ;-)

Sorry, back on topic....  I keep one sleeve of new balls in my bag and probably 6 or 8 balls that have survived one round clean and intact.  I start with a new ball each round and if it's lost, I'll move to a clean "one-round" ball that has proven to me that it understands the importance of staying in play! :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Since I'm using a pushcart and the weight doesn't matter, I just fill up my ball compartment. 20-ish balls or something.

At home I've got 3 boxes of new balls and a bag of used ones I bought some time ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I have been carrying a dozen.  I am a newer golfer that is very inconsistent, I can play 18 with 1 ball and then play a round a few days later and lose 6.  I buy in bulk so I usually have 2-3 dozen at the house in the living room that has since been converted to a putting green.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I carry about 10 "new" balls in my bag. As for what I have at home, it probably numbers in the 800-1000 range. These are all balls I have used during my golf career, and/or found on the course. I have a couple of large trash cans that are full of used balls. I still have 4 cartons of new, un-used balls I need to get rid of. I guess that makes me a hoarder of golf balls. :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Note: This thread is 1952 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...