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Post by Steve Loga » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 21:09:06


For high handicappers,scores averaging low 90's to 110's........ANY balls,
new or used will not make much difference even water logged balls except for
distance which can be as much as 10 yards between water logged balls and new
balls. When suspecting that ball has been in water for a long period of time
by the darker appearance of ball, use one club lower to make up difference
for yardage. High handicapper can save a lot of $$$ by buying cheapest
unscuffed or slightly unscuffed used balls.

Anyone agree? Any feedbacks?

 
 
 

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Post by 3put » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 21:22:29


Quote:
> For high handicappers,scores averaging low 90's to 110's........ANY balls,
> new or used will not make much difference even water logged balls except
> for distance which can be as much as 10 yards between water logged balls
> and new balls. When suspecting that ball has been in water for a long
> period of time by the darker appearance of ball, use one club lower to
> make up difference for yardage. High handicapper can save a lot of $$$ by
> buying cheapest unscuffed or slightly unscuffed used balls.

> Anyone agree? Any feedbacks?

I'm not sure there is such a thing as "slightly unscuffed" golf ball.
So....you are a high handicapper and trying to make excuses for being cheap?

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Le » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 21:33:16


Quote:
> For high handicappers,scores averaging low 90's to 110's........ANY balls,
> new or used will not make much difference even water logged balls except
for
> distance which can be as much as 10 yards between water logged balls and
new
> balls. When suspecting that ball has been in water for a long period of
time
> by the darker appearance of ball, use one club lower to make up difference
> for yardage. High handicapper can save a lot of $$$ by buying cheapest
> unscuffed or slightly unscuffed used balls.

> Anyone agree? Any feedbacks?

High handicappers playing cheap balls is quite reasonable. But knowingly
playing a waterlogged ball (as in altered playing characteristics)???? Maybe
not as bad as playing a range ball - maybe.

dave

 
 
 

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Post by Howard Braze » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 22:18:06



Quote:
>For high handicappers,scores averaging low 90's to 110's........ANY balls,
>new or used will not make much difference even water logged balls except for
>distance which can be as much as 10 yards between water logged balls and new
>balls. When suspecting that ball has been in water for a long period of time
>by the darker appearance of ball, use one club lower to make up difference
>for yardage. High handicapper can save a lot of $$$ by buying cheapest
>unscuffed or slightly unscuffed used balls.

>Anyone agree? Any feedbacks?

However, a ball with high spin at whatever speed the high-handicapper
hits, will slice (or hook) more.

Also, a high handicapper who does sufficient chipping practice might
be able to tell the difference in chipping action.

And if particular high handicapper has a slow swing speed, he might
find a low-compression ball makes a noticeable difference.  

 
 
 

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Post by Steve Gavett » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 22:24:28


Quote:
> For high handicappers,scores averaging low 90's to 110's........ANY balls,
> new or used will not make much difference even water logged balls except
for
> distance which can be as much as 10 yards between water logged balls and
new
> balls. When suspecting that ball has been in water for a long period of
time
> by the darker appearance of ball, use one club lower to make up difference
> for yardage. High handicapper can save a lot of $$$ by buying cheapest
> unscuffed or slightly unscuffed used balls.

> Anyone agree? Any feedbacks?

On a good 7 iron shot to a hard green, a Pro V1 is within a few feet of the
ball mark. A cheap Pinnacle or Top Flite could be 20, 40, or more feet, if
it's even on the green. I don't like getting penalized for good shots. I'll
play the pricier balls.
 
 
 

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Post by Mac3 » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 22:34:58

I've always got 150-200 balls in my garage due to my mom buying them for me
at garage sales.  Since I'm a 'golfer' she thinks she is doing me a great
favor by finding a dozens of golf balls in egg cartons at garage sales for
cheap.  I save them up and then take them to the cottage.  My
brothers-in-law and I have a great time teeing them up and hitting them into
the lake.  That's about the only thing they're good for.    BTW, is that bad
for the lake?  We've probably fired enough into that lake to make an
artificial golf ball reef.


Quote:
> For high handicappers,scores averaging low 90's to 110's........ANY balls,
> new or used will not make much difference even water logged balls except
> for distance which can be as much as 10 yards between water logged balls
> and new balls. When suspecting that ball has been in water for a long
> period of time by the darker appearance of ball, use one club lower to
> make up difference for yardage. High handicapper can save a lot of $$$ by
> buying cheapest unscuffed or slightly unscuffed used balls.

> Anyone agree? Any feedbacks?

 
 
 

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Post by fivei.. » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 23:25:33

Quote:
>Anyone agree?
>Any feedbacks?

no, yes, respectively.

you are just puffing, if golf ball selection wasn't so difficult, there
would probably

be fewer selections and more satisfied seekers.

there are golf bails, and there are golf balls, their pedigree is
questionable to

some extent, but I believe there is a particular golf ball for everyone,
the crux

of the matter is finding it, the moral, keeping looking until you do..

"sometimes a cur makes a nice pet, don't be too selective"

Quote:
>mho
>v fe
>drive 10% less, fill up when half-empty at
>the lowest major station (help create a glut)

 
 
 

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Post by Elmo » Sat, 17 Jun 2006 06:08:36

Quote:

> For high handicappers,scores averaging low 90's to 110's........ANY balls,
> new or used will not make much difference even water logged balls except for
> distance which can be as much as 10 yards between water logged balls and new
> balls. When suspecting that ball has been in water for a long period of time
> by the darker appearance of ball, use one club lower to make up difference
> for yardage. High handicapper can save a lot of $$$ by buying cheapest
> unscuffed or slightly unscuffed used balls.

> Anyone agree? Any feedbacks?

Water can't get into newer balls.  If you had a feathery, a wooden ball,
or maybe a gutta percha ball, there might be enough porosity to allow
water molecules to enter, but surely not any surlyn covered, or newer ball.

Now, I'm sure ball manufacturers will tell you how that will affect the
distance, etc., but I wonder why people would chance a ball washer, some
even with soap! (which would, of course, lower the viscosity and allow
slippery entry of the "damaging" water molecule.)

--
Joe   =o)
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Post by fivei.. » Sun, 18 Jun 2006 05:11:06

http://www.indygolf.com/Articles/ballfaq.html

it should be a requirement, and as a bonus to the buyer, that all golf
ball manufacturers  be required to list on the ball carton,

or even the individual balls themselves (in code), a rating
certification nomenclature similar to the auto tire co. manufacturers,
to indicate the qualifications of the ball(s).

Quote:
>mho
>v fe
>drive 10% less, fill up when half-empty at
>the lowest major station (help create a glut)

 
 
 

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Post by fivei.. » Sun, 18 Jun 2006 05:25:00

it is puzzling to me how golf ball manufacturer can - through-out a
production run,

duplicate the standards of the proto-type ball with any degree of
accuracy.

there has to be a better way of merchandising golf balls that is - more
customer friendly. there has to be.

all these little catchy phrases that appear on boxes / balls / used in
advertising - is for the birds.:--)

http://www.golfeurope.com/almanac/history/golf_ball.htm

Quote:
>mho
>v fe
>drive 10% less, fill up when half-empty at
>the lowest major station (help create a glut)