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PostSubject: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:16 pm

i noticed something during a game once. PLayer plays with ProV and then when he knows a hole has lots of water switches to a cheaper ball... I thought it was quite funny.

Do you guys do that as well?
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:26 pm

I've seen people do it.

A husband and wife were playing.

He swapped her ball with a crap ball when she was going to tee off over water.

I personally think its not good for confidence in a shot.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:07 pm

I do that. When I reach a hole which I face issues with (typically water or lots of OB), I tend to swap to a cheaper ball. I know it's not a good thing to do but I've lost countless balls to know that the change isn't going to make much of a difference play-wise but may save me a ball or two.

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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:13 pm

I've lost $21 on a single hole before.

But I have confidence! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:31 pm

Bro, is it based on the new Titty balls that cost $7 or based on the $2.50 balls that you sold me?
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:40 pm

BT wrote:
I've lost $21 on a single hole before.

But I have confidence! Razz

... and money, from the looks of it Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:31 pm

confidence is a strange thing... by switching to a "cheapo" ball that you are prepared to loose, you may feel more confident or more focus to swing, and maybe better result... instead of worrying of losing your precious ball...

i used to have one used golf ball that i was prepared to throw away, but it just keep surviving all the hazards...ha, i oso met a couple of golfers who also have this "never-die" old ball... ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:48 pm

On the contrary, because I use a ball which I have no fear of losing, I therefore have no fear of giving it a good whack.

But, if I have a ball which I fear losing, this adds additional pressure on me to ensure that I maintain a good swing, steady backswing, steady posture, good contact, good followthrough etc and when that happens... you know the rest.

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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:54 pm

Technospaz wrote:
I do that. When I reach a hole which I face issues with (typically water or lots of OB), I tend to swap to a cheaper ball. I know it's not a good thing to do but I've lost countless balls to know that the change isn't going to make much of a difference play-wise but may save me a ball or two.

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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:54 pm

BT wrote:
I've lost $21 on a single hole before.

But I have confidence! Razz

Hero What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:55 pm

kopiO wrote:
confidence is a strange thing... by switching to a "cheapo" ball that you are prepared to loose, you may feel more confident or more focus to swing, and maybe better result... instead of worrying of losing your precious ball...

i used to have one used golf ball that i was prepared to throw away, but it just keep surviving all the hazards...ha, i oso met a couple of golfers who also have this "never-die" old ball... ;-)

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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:56 pm

redbull wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
I do that. When I reach a hole which I face issues with (typically water or lots of OB), I tend to swap to a cheaper ball. I know it's not a good thing to do but I've lost countless balls to know that the change isn't going to make much of a difference play-wise but may save me a ball or two.

chicken What a Face

You would know best. silent

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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:46 am

I do that as well..
Swap to cheaper balls on small island green.

Indeed it something bug me when I knew it is an expensive ball, teeing off for a risky shot. Very Happy

But at times, I forgot I am using expensive ball.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:05 am

I never swap balls....cost all my ball are 40cents only. ROFL And at times i itchy backside would used a new ball over water or a difficult hole cos mentally, ball is cheap and my main concern is my game. As long i am hitting okay and advancing well, i am happy. king

Only in tournamants i will used all new balls over the counter. Beer

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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:39 am

Uncle Lau wrote:
I never swap balls....cost all my ball are 40cents only. ROFL And at times i itchy backside would used a new ball over water or a difficult hole cos mentally, ball is cheap and my main concern is my game. As long i am hitting okay and advancing well, i am happy. king

Only in tournamants i will used all new balls over the counter. Beer

UL

Haha. 40c a ball? Sure or not? You borrow the range balls to play, isit, UL? Wink j/k
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:41 am

I too swap ball. Partly I think its just common sense for beginners. Why waste a good ball in the water. If I am playing with new ball and its a new ball with lots of water and it is my first time playing there, I would just use a old ball.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:58 am

Last time i swap ball. As for now i didn't...bcos all my ball cost 40cents. I even give balls to my mate as and when he or she met water shot.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:16 am

watermyforrest wrote:
Bro, is it based on the new Titty balls that cost $7 or based on the $2.50 balls that you sold me?

It was before i discovered used balls.

It was 3 brand new Pro V1x s at Sembawang into the pond on the right side of the green at Par 5 hole 15.

Good drive but 2nd shot faded a bit too much and went in, so 1 ball gone. I was 70m to the flag and between was the pond.

Water drop, SW mishit, went into the pond. 2nd ball.

Water drop, SW mishit again, went into the pond. 3rd ball.

Last ball hit on, and 2 putt. 10, double par.


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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:18 am

redbull wrote:
BT wrote:
I've lost $21 on a single hole before.

But I have confidence! Razz

Hero What a Face

U work for Titleist? Razz Or own their stock?
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:25 am

m0i wrote:
Last time i swap ball. As for now i didn't...bcos all my ball cost 40cents. I even give balls to my mate as and when he or she met water shot.

Hey Peter, lets swap our 40cents ball boleh ???

Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:29 am

Uncle Lau wrote:
m0i wrote:
Last time i swap ball. As for now i didn't...bcos all my ball cost 40cents. I even give balls to my mate as and when he or she met water shot.

Hey Peter, lets swap our 40cents ball boleh ???

Beer


What the difference ? UL Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:31 am

My ball (found or soop out of NSRCC par 3 pond) for Peter Titleist, Srixion or Bridgestone balls......

Good idea right ???

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:34 am

Think.... you played 46/50 46/49.. what if you played better balls... at least 10 strokes diff ba..
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:36 am

Uncle Lau wrote:
m0i wrote:
Last time i swap ball. As for now i didn't...bcos all my ball cost 40cents. I even give balls to my mate as and when he or she met water shot.

Hey Peter, lets swap our 40cents ball boleh ???

Beer

Anytime bro. For you i will do anything. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping Balls   Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:38 am

Technospaz wrote:
BT wrote:
I've lost $21 on a single hole before.

But I have confidence! Razz

... and money, from the looks of it Razz

Not after that hole. Haha Sad
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