Belting them into trees is no good either I've found, often.Tend to get between 18-36 holes per ball.
Avoiding bunkers is key. Absolutely ruins them.
can use any ball during a comp round. doesnt matter. swap it to a different ball or brand after each hole. ok.In social golf or just having a hit, pretty much play whatever I pull out of my bag. As a way of comparing balls if nothing else. Play it until you lose it. For competitive rounds, a sleeve of whatever ball I've decided to by a box of most recently. Currently Tour Speed. I'm pretty sure in competitive golf you need to replace a lost/damaged ball with the same ball make/model. I could be wrong but that's why I have a sleeve of new balls to play with.
All balls are coloured. White is a colour. All coloured balls matterSpeaking of balls, what are your thoughts of color ones? Yay or Nay?
thats a good pic!I’m not sure if you’re taking the piss - it isn’t rocket science. Maybe I should have been more specific - club face angle in relation to club path.
You could have a big in to out swing for example. What happens to the ball is dictated by the relative face angle. If path matches face angle you’re going to get a might big straight push. If the face is closed in relation to the path the ball (ie: a square club face) the ball will have side spin that curves it right to left.
It’s not too dissimilar to how a soccer player curls a free kick.
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Maybe on a hole you have to replace with the same? Preventing maybe a distance ball off of the tee then a spinning ball for approach.can use any ball during a comp round. doesnt matter. swap it to a different ball or brand after each hole. ok.
All balls are coloured. White is a colour. All coloured balls matter
no. even in club comps and board events where i play its permitted. i mean you lose a ball off the tee (say a prov1), you only have AVXs in the bag. take that out and play it.Maybe on a hole you have to replace with the same? Preventing maybe a distance ball off of the tee then a spinning ball for approach.
Maybe it makes more difference to the good player than the high capper like me. I will literally play a ball until I lose it.Tend to get between 18-36 holes per ball.
Avoiding bunkers is key. Absolutely ruins them.
life of a golferMaybe it makes more difference to the good player than the high capper like me. I will literally play a ball until I lose it.
Mind you, that is rarely more than about 10-15 holes.
I've never had to replace a ball due to noticing a drop in performance though, even on some that have sat in the bag for weeks across different rounds.
On a good day of 9, I won't need more than a ball. On a bad day through 18, particularly if the course has heaps of trees/bushes/long grass/water I could easily lose 3-4 balls a round.
The worst part is losing it on consecutive tee shots. Slice one into the forest, play a provisional, end up slicing that deeper into the forest, etc. It's happened to me a number of times....
A couple of times I've pulled out a new ball from a sleeve and stone cold topped it into the lake near the tee lol
My personal theory. I carry a strong 3wood, 2 iron and the 4 iron down with 4 wedges. 3w is for max distance off the deck for par 5's. 2 iron is my 200m club and my magic wand for under trees, getting out of rough etc. 4i is about 180m. I don't get too hung up on the distance gaps because my reality is even if I carried a 3i for 190m the chances of me a) actually having a 190m shot in any round of golf b) hitting it perfectly straight and c) hitting exactly the distance, are rare. If Ive 190m in, I hit a 2i flush and I'm 10-20m from the pin, that's a pretty good outcome from that distance. The 3i really isn't going to make my score that much better. So maybe think it's 3w and driving Iron? I love a 5w but the backfoot low punch of my 2i I love even more.Really having a tough time to work out what I want to do with top end of my bag. Currently go Driver, 5w, 4-gw.
Ideally want to get 3w and hybrid in exchange or 5w and 4i in there but not hitting the one 3w i own well enough at the moment. I own like 3-4 hybrids but either don't hit them well enough or they're a bad distance for the gaps i want to fill.
Lockdown sucks when something like this is constantly in the back of your mind but you can't head to the course/range and work things out. Instead I'm just browsing the internet for bargain clubs haha.
I've got an old TaylorMade Rescue Mid hybrid that's 25deg so it plays how i imagine a 7wood would play.
5 wedges..Driver Titleist TS2 9.5 Tensai Blue
4 wood Titleist TS2 16.5 Tensai Blue
4 iron to PW Callaway Apex19s (4 iron 21 degree loft...PW 43 degree)
AW Callaway Apex19s (48 degree)
52 Titleist sm6 8 degree bounce f grind (least liked club I own)
56 Titleist sm56 10 degree bounce. (favourite club in bag)
60 Titleist sm6 8 degree bounce m grind
Putter odyssey 2 ball putter or old Ping Anser 5ks (very unusual design....rare)