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Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:40 am

Greetings everyone. Since it has finally become Friday, thought it was time for another stupid thread on here. Being as we now have the British Open playing, thought it was time for something golf related. With that, here is today's topic:

For those golfers, how many golf balls you typically lose when you play a round?

Now I'm sure most of us are no Tigers or Mickelsons, so be honest. For me personally, I'd have to say I lose maybe two or three each time I play. About 90% of the time, they get lost in the rough and prarie grass seen here In CO. Amazingly I never happen to hit the water, although my dad is opposite of me. Anyway, as the question ask, how many you typically lose?

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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:50 am

None!! I can't stand the game!
 
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:01 am

Usually 1, occasionally 0, thats when you know its a good day.

Heres another question, do you like playing in the morning, daytime, or evening? Ive always loved to be the first out there.

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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:02 am

On average, I'd say two. I've played rounds where I lost five, six, seven or more, and I've played rounds with the same ball start to finish.

Quoting Yanksn4 (Thread starter):
Now I'm sure most of us are no Tigers or Mickelsons,

No doubt - I can hit every shot on the course just like either one of them. Trouble is, I can only do it a half a dozen times per round rather than nearly every shot.  biggrin 
 
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:14 am

My dad lives on a golf course. His backyard overlooks a par 3 where you have to hit over a lake. On the average, out of every foursome, one ball goes in the drink. I wanted to get on scuba gear and dive the lake but my dad told me he would disown me. There have to be thousands of balls in that lake.  scratchchin  If it weren't for his nosey neighbors I would dive it when he was in Florida. These are the same neighbors who complained when i bought an RC gas powered boat and terrorized the local water foul population.  devil 
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:20 am

Three's about standard... Pisses me off everytime. Guess that's why you drink beer when you play golf... Big grin
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:21 am

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 3):
On average, I'd say two. I've played rounds where I lost five, six, seven or more, and I've played rounds with the same ball start to finish.

Same here.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:02 am

I will usually lose between 2 to 5 every round. I think I played one round where I started and finished with the same ball. That's very rare for me.

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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:04 am

God, on a full 18 i probably lose 4 full sleeves Big grin

I get about half of them back though...ill just go up to the next "pond" hole and dig about 12 random golf balls up with a golf ball retreiver  Wink



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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:34 am

I lost at the most once 4 balls. It was a really a bad and windy day. I was playing out east on Long Island and it was October, sometimes a breezy time. The wind was grabbing my balls. I kept looseing my balls and I was pretty frustrated so I did not even try after that. Another time down in Florida I took a hack with one of my old drivers and the head wentr with the ball into a pond. Other than that I usually loose one a game. I am not one to bet on my games because I am not talented in Golf though I would like to be sometime.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:35 am

It all depends if there are lots of water hazzard. I haven't lost any balls this year...played only one round.

BTW, I love to put my balls in the ball washer. They get a good scrubbing and comes out nice and clean.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:39 am

Normally I lose 1-3 balls per 18 holes. If I play 9 holes I lose two at the most.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:39 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 10):
I love to put my balls in the ball washer. They get a good scrubbing and comes out nice and clean.

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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:51 am

I live a half block from a hilly course with VERY narrow fairways. We picked up so many balls while walking the dogs that I've started carrying a messenger bag to put them in. I think my record on a single walk was around 170.

BTW, I don't play, and if you're in the LA area and want to take a bunch of these off my hands, c'mon by.
 
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:33 am

Do you guys watch Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel? One job Mike Rowe did was go to golf courses looking for lost golf balls in water hazzards, cleaning the balls he found, then selling them back to the pro shop. They said there was lots of money to be made in that.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:49 am

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 5):
Guess that's why you drink beer when you play golf...

It's a vicious cycle.....golf is a good reason to get drunk...and drunk is a good excuse for the way we play golf  wink 

Depending on whether or not the course has much water on it, if I lose a couple a round I'm doing pretty good.....then again, my success (or lack thereof) on losing golf balls is directly related to how many I FIND.....if I find more than I lose, I'm doing good, no matter how many I lose  wink 

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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:11 am

I read recently about a golf course in the middle of the demilitarised zone between the Koreas, for the UN soldiers based there. A golfer wouldf wisely NOT try to go loking for any ball, which went off the coursem since to the left and right of the greens and roughs are life minefields.

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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:12 am

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 3):
On average, I'd say two. I've played rounds where I lost five, six, seven or more, and I've played rounds with the same ball start to finish.

Ditto. Although more of the former and less of the latter  Smile

We have some thick woods on either side of the course near my parents' house. That plus some narrow holes equals lost balls.

Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 13):
I live a half block from a hilly course with VERY narrow fairways. We picked up so many balls while walking the dogs that I've started carrying a messenger bag to put them in. I think my record on a single walk was around 170.

BTW, I don't play, and if you're in the LA area and want to take a bunch of these off my hands, c'mon by.

You could start earning a pretty penny - sell them for $0.50/ball to golfers going to the course. That's a better deal than can be found at most courses.

That said, I'm hoping to be back in the LA area in a couple months, and I'd gladly take some off your hands  Smile
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You

Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:32 am

I play two courses semi-regularly. One of them, I've lost one ball, its on the roof of the golf cart shop. There is one major water hazard, but, its possible to keep the same ball from hole 1 to 18. The other one is in a master planned community with 14 holes. I, on average, will lose anywhere from 4-7 due to the annoying water hazards.

I hate the second course.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:01 am

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 17):
You could start earning a pretty penny - sell them for $0.50/ball to golfers going to the course. That's a better deal than can be found at most courses.

That said, I'm hoping to be back in the LA area in a couple months, and I'd gladly take some off your hands

Way too much work... I just pick them up to make dog walking more fun, and I'd rather give them to friends. Drop a note next time you're out this way and I'll set you up with a few hundred. And I'll also give you a box to go smack at the range (they'll gladly let you hit anything you collect).
 
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:31 am

I usually lose 3-5 per round, playing where I usually play in New Jersey or down at my brother's in Bradenton. I used to lose a lot more, up to a dozen a round, but I've gradually gotten better.. I've never gone an entire round with the same ball, but I have gone a round losing only one.

If you really want to lose some golf balls, go to Badlands GC in Las Vegas - lots of gulleys and rocky areas. I went through 5 sleeves in one round there once back when I was first getting back into golf. Arrgghhh.
 
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:26 pm

Number of balls I lose playing golf: zero

Number of balls I would lose if I actually played golf: infinite

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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:32 pm

Number of balls I would lose if I actually played golf: infinite

But look at the bright side, you'll always come home with two.

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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:48 pm

Mmm can't wait to play golf tomorrow. I typically play 54 holes of golf every Monday in the summer. I am a caddy so I get playing priviledges at a private club. It's great, like a free membership. During those 54 holes of golf I will lose about 10-ish balls.

I've never bought a golf ball in my life. Just found them all on the golf course.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:02 pm

I just picked the game up about 3 years ago and I was loosing about 8-12 balls a round. Now I'm down to maybe 2-3 and on occasion, none.

My favorite time to play is early in the morning. Weather is typically more mild and you beat the mid-day heat. And by the time you get home there's plenty of day left.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:15 pm

It depends how valuable the balls are to you.

This past weekend, I got par on 4 holes in a row with a single ball. I declared it my "Rucky Ball" and marked it with an "R" for Rucky (sorry, that's an inside joke - we used to play with some Japanese guys). Well, apparently the ball felt offended at my having misspelled Lucky, and on my very next shot, it sailed off into the weeds into deep rough, never to be seen again.

The prior week, I bought a sleeve of new Nike's. Every single one I lost on the very first stroke - into deep rough or into the water.

But then I'll find a used one and play it all day.

Basic rule - play with found balls, and don't tempt your karma by insulting your ball.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:03 am

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 25):
Basic rule - play with found balls, and don't tempt your karma by insulting your ball.

Or just get good karma with the Nike Karma ball! One in every 12-pack of the "Mojo" balls, different colours! I lost a purple one yesterday...



(And yes, the main reason I buy the "Mojo" balls is so I can occasionally do the Dr. Evil voice...)
 
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:20 am

If you had asked me two years ago, I would have said probably 4 or 5 in a round of 18. These days, it's very rare that I lose a ball, and if I do it's normally because it's in water.

By the way, I just got me one of these:

http://www.taylormadegolf.com/product_detail.asp?pID=167

With this puppy, my drive has finally broken the magic 300yd mark on a consistent basis. In fact, this weekend, for the first time, I hit the rear fence of the driving range at my local club.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:07 am

I lost 2 balls when I played 18 holes yesterday. Lost both of them to the water - one hole I got stupid and tried to cut the corner going over water to reach the green instead of playing it the long way I normally do; last hole I had to hit over about 120 yards of water before reaching the green and just didn't reach.

Typical round can vary from me not losing a ball to losing 7 or 8 as I did a couple weeks ago. I'm all ove the place on that part of my game.
 
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:08 am

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 26):
(And yes, the main reason I buy the "Mojo" balls is so I can occasionally do the Dr. Evil voice...)

 laughing  I wish I could say I had thought of that too, but unfortunately I use Mojo balls for much less funny reason - they're just good golf balls.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:13 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 27):
By the way, I just got me one of these:

Lucky bastard...  Wink

It's a great driver. I have the R5, and can't bring myself to splurging on the new model.
 
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:46 am

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 30):
It's a great driver. I have the R5, and can't bring myself to splurging on the new model.

My wife made me work on a strictly 'one in, one out' basis. I had a Callaway FT-5 which was nice but didn't offer much in the way of forgiveness, and it also had a pretty small sweet spot. I sold that on eBay and got a decent price for it, so I didn't have to splurge too much for the r7.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:07 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 31):
My wife made me work on a strictly 'one in, one out' basis.

I'll have to try that - as my 3 wood is in dire need of upgrading.  Wink
 
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:10 am

Usually a sleeve.

But I was out Saturday and they had a warning posted about alligators on the course. Needless to say, I took more drops than usual instead of going looking for them!!
 
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:56 am

Oh, and who the fu** hacks the practice balls all over the course? You cheap-a**es piss me off.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You Lose

Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:21 am

I lost a whole bag I found once in Puerto Rico to the trees and chickens. I was down there with my ex who is from there origionally and we were visiting the family. I brought the clubs wih me and they had a bag of golf balls. we were up in the hills of San Sebastian where her family is from. Now is where the fun is because at her parents house they had litteraly 50 chickens and they mostly hung out in the trees so here comes me and her dad beer in hand with the bag, a bunch of tees and my clubs out onto the dirt along side the road across the street. About 15 minutes later my at the time girlfreind comes running out looking to see why the chickens are going nuts and sees me right as I beam one out of a branch. I lost about 35 balls that day. That is my worst record.
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RE: Friday Stupid Thread:Number Of Golf Balls You

Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:37 pm

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 31):
My wife made me work on a strictly 'one in, one out' basis.

Hmmm, are we still talking about golf?  Wink

Played 9 holes yesterday with a couple friends. We each lost one ball, which is pretty good by our standards.

Interestingly enough, I shot a 6 on every hole except the 7th, where I shot a 5.

So that's 2 triple-bogeys (damn par 3's...my chipping sucks ass  devil  ), 4 double-bogeys, and 3 bogeys, for a total of 53. Pretty decent round for me, though I usually par at least one hole.
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