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  1. Some of them definitely are, in my experience. It's not about the color, though, but the finish. Both the Vice Pro Neon Lime (green) and the Titleist NXT Tour S (2016, at least) have a "shimmer" to them, due to flakes or something similar in the coating, that makes them very easy to spot in the fall. I actually bet the easiest ball to spot would be white, but with that type of finish. I just haven't found a ball that has that.
  2. I never even thought of this, until someone mentioned to me their "winter ball". I play the same ball year-round. Sure, I lose a couple more when there are leaves on the ground, but not enough to make it worth the switch. And I already play a high-visibility color, so no need to switch for leaf-related reasons.
  3. 8 shot penalty for Ben Crane?

    The quality of a rule cannot be judged by the quality (or "fairness") of individual rulings. Does this result seem sort of arbitrary? Sure. Did he gain an advantage with the infraction he was penalized for? No. Is the rule still a good one, because it is absolute, black-and-white, and prevents all sorts of potential cheating? YES.
  4. Agreed. Actually, the best golf ball I've used for fall leaves is the Vice Neon Green. It has these glossy "specks" that give it a shine that stands out. Of course, all yellow balls are not created equal. The yellow NXT Tour has a similar "flake" look, and it's actually pretty easy to spot.
  5. Backswing stopping point

    I have a continuing issue with stopping the backswing too quickly (short)...the best way I've found to combat that is to continue the backswing until I feel a little bit of "pull" in my right hip. When I feel that stretch, that's when it's time to start the downswing.
  6. Frank Lloyd Wright

    It's definitely worth the trip. My favorite Wright building is the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, PA (near Philadelphia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beth_Sholom_Congregation_(Elkins_Park,_Pennsylvania) One of the neat things about Wright is that he designed everything in his buildings...from furniture, to light fixtures, to light switches. Nothing was "off the shelf".
  7. I also only edit on the computer. It's much easier, and it takes me literally 3 minutes a round. One item of note...Strokes Gained Putting is a "zero-sum" game...so, I really only worry about the distance of my first putt. If you get that right, your stats for short game and putting are going to be OK. I don't stress about whether my second putt was from 7 feet or 4 feet or whatever.
  8. Funny/Bizarre Internet Stuff

    Not really - it's just supposed to make you remember/recognize their brand. Advertising is...counter-intuitive.
  9. Strangest things you've found in the Golf course

    And...you win the thread.
  10. I wear spikeless shoes, so sole wear is probably the limiting factor. That said, shoes probably last at least 3 years for me. I recently found shoes that I REALLY liked, and they were a discontinued model, so I bought three pairs. I'm probably good on golf shoes for a long time.
  11. Do you pick up a club someone has left behind?

    Yes, you have. Unless you've played all of your golf on another planet.
  12. Strangest things you've found in the Golf course

    A rotting deer leg. As you might imagine, it was quite a stellar course.
  13. 78-yard Par-3 at the Walker Cup

    http://www.golf.com/tour-news/2017/09/10/walker-cup-players-had-take-78-yard-par-3-during-saturday-singles I think this is cool; I'd love to see the PGA incorporate more short holes when possible.
  14. Do you pick up a club someone has left behind?

    I always pick them up. At least that way there is no chance of someone picking it up and keeping it. Yeah, but they usually drive by you to do so. And, honestly, there is a pretty good chance that the group behind you just picks it up anyway.