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  1. My son loses many balls and he often uses range balls or old discolored balls. One shouldn't give up performance with range or crappy balls as there's too many cheap options out there if you look for them with decent quality. Most retailers have buckets of balls at low prices. Also, for free - stroll any golf course in the early evening. You're bound to pick up a few balls. Also, know the spots on your favorite course where balls are found. 1st tee, 170 yards out and 40 yards right, there are free balls
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    Hitting on the ground vs tee

    Thx guys
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    Hitting on the ground vs tee

    Thanks, Dennyjones. When I hit the ball well. I don't take much of a divot. But, I either top the ball or take a chunk out of the ground, when hitting behind the ball.
  4. Why is it so much more difficult hitting off the ground vs the tee? If the rules allow one to tee the ball up in the fairway, I could be a low 80's shooter. But, under normal conditions I shoot high 90's. Are there any good thoughts or techniques to strike the ball off of the fairway? I'm wondering if I have an hit impulse and might be scooping the ball in the air.
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    D2 Feel

    Agreed! If you will try Srixon, now's the time. They are running a special now (Amazon, google it) at 20 for thr Z star. The benefit is the urethane cover and green side spin. Also, since you have the DSG coupons, if you can get your hands on a gamersoft (mainly online), they are a 3 piece surlyn cover ball. So, better feel than the D2 with some green side spin. But, not like the Z star. D2 is firm for that lower compression,
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    Help with ball selection

    Titleist Velocity has a cool orange with some sparkle in it. It's a firm and straight ball with some decent feel to it. I suspect this is very close to the E6. The E6 soft gets good reviews. But, it only comes in yellow and white. On the lower end of cost, Wilson Duo Optix, Maxfli Softfli and Wilson 50 elite come in orange. The Optix and Softfli have some very cool colors, like green, blue, yellow, matte white and orange as I mentioned.
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    Completely lost my game

    It looks pretty good until you get to impact where it appears you are trying to help lift the ball in the air. Not terrible on the driver. I imagine it gets worse when the ball is on the ground.
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    MG Senior Golf Ball

    Agreed! They are no better than any other distance ball. Fraud advertising. I think the guys claiming extra distance are having a placebo effect or they've never played balls like a Velocity of any Top Flight distance ball.
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    Amelia Island, FL trip

    Thx TheFlyerLie. Yours and everyones tips were helpful. We played Amelia River GC and it was the highlight of our trip. Also, Fernandina Beach GC was horrible. Typical muni with lots of rough spots off the fairway, tees boxes without grass on them. I suppose if your a local beginner or a sr on a budget, it would serve it's purpose. For the food and killing some time, you're right Fenandina downtown was great. We ate at Espania and my wife enjoyed the shopping. My wife was eyeing down the spanish waiters. I guess we're even, I never saw so many young ladies in thongs in my life, at the Omni. We even took advantage of the computer at the library. Nice place. The beach diner was average at best, Moon River Pizza was good. Breakfast at the Omni Marsh View restaurant was great, The pancakes were super. On the way back we played Lake Marion GC in Santee, SC. Now there's a lower cost bargain and good value. Really enjoyed it there. Overall a great trip. But, I think there are places closer to NC that are just as good.
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    Amelia Island, FL trip

    Thanks! I haven't heard of those. Is Hidden Hills GC worth the trip compared to Fernandina Beach GC or Amelia River?
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    Amelia Island, FL trip

    thx great
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    D2 Feel

    You've got to try a urethane ball then. I am a high capper myself and it is cool just to see the ball stop on the green. Sometimes, it can work against you as a ball can check up too early. Generally they are more expensive. But, there are consumer direct brands like Cut Golf that brings the cost down. Snell is similar but more expensive. But, closer to a high end brand like a Pro V at a lower cost. If money isn't a factor, I personally like the Srixon Z star for nice spin and a great yellow color. A lot what you say is true. But, in my opinion, a low compression has a softer feel and higher compression is usually firmer. So, performance might be the same or similar. But, feel is different.
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    Amelia Island, FL trip

    My Amelia Island, FL trip is almost here. Any suggestions for golf or food? Oak Marsh will be closed for aeration, through June 3rd. Looks like showers every day, what do you do there on a rainy day?
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    D2 Feel

    The low compression helps with slower swing speeds get more distance. They generally feel good to hit. But, quite often their green side performance is not great aka hard to stop them on the greens. I wouldn't pay 18 for the D2's. But, if they are BOGO or two for 25, their a decent ball. In my opinion, the GamerSoft is better for about the same money when they are on sale. These balls have 3 pieces to them and feel a bit better have some green side performance. I don't see them in stock often at Dick's. You are better off buying them on line and having them shipped to your local store.

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