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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:06 pm

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bomby wrote:
Now.. I normally have 20 balls in the bag.. +- 6 to 8.. depending if I remember to top up.

Hi Bomby we are about sama sama + - a couple of balls. Played with a beginner friend once who brought maybe 3/4 balls and within 3 holes started borrowing balls from me. Never gotten asked to play with me from there on and the reason was not because he was a beginner. Evil or Very Mad

'Cos he/she buay zi dong, no return you the balls right??? Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:08 pm

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nrafee wrote:
wilkang wrote:
3 boxes as in 3 doz???!!!
Or 3 sleeves??
Quite certain golfjoy really means 36 balls. That's 2 balls per hole. Smile

Wah seh, nrafee, how come you're so certain?
Are you the Indian bro I spoke/joked with at GH @ MS? kekeke Razz

Pardon me but I don't know what wilkang meant by 3 sleeves Embarassed
How many are there in 1 sleeve? tongue

Usually there are 12 balls in a box and inside they are usually divided into smaller packages of 3 in it. This smaller package are called sleeves.
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:10 pm

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Tituman wrote:
bomby wrote:
Now.. I normally have 20 balls in the bag.. +- 6 to 8.. depending if I remember to top up.

Hi Bomby we are about sama sama + - a couple of balls. Played with a beginner friend once who brought maybe 3/4 balls and within 3 holes started borrowing balls from me. Never gotten asked to play with me from there on and the reason was not because he was a beginner. Evil or Very Mad

'Cos he/she buay zi dong, no return you the balls right??? Suspect

Yeah in the end offer to pay for them but of course I reject la. But the main grouse comes from having to supply him balls for the whole game. An irritation which up to now whenever I thought of it still itched... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:45 pm

Tituman wrote:
bomby wrote:
Now.. I normally have 20 balls in the bag.. +- 6 to 8.. depending if I remember to top up.

Hi Bomby we are about sama sama + - a couple of balls. Played with a beginner friend once who brought maybe 3/4 balls and within 3 holes started borrowing balls from me. Never gotten asked to play with me from there on and the reason was not because he was a beginner. Evil or Very Mad

As a beginner they should know that the courses eat balls one.. Some does it better than others. I once also need to below ball... That is because the I na rush, the balls are in the duffle bag, not in the golf. Reach 1st tee then realize.

From then on I make sure 20 balls in golf bag and another two sleeve i duffle bag. Just in case. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:05 pm

Until now, i still bring over 10 balls in my bag. Hehe. More is better la. Hehe. Very pai seh to borrow ball. If u level up to buaya then 1 sleeve enuff. Keke
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:23 am

golfjoy wrote:
Okie dokie !! Thanks for the advice!
Now I gotta find some lobang for 2nd hand balls. cat
Lowest price that I'd found for 2nd hand balls is 3 for $1. When Golf Direct is selling new balls which worked out $0.67/ new ball, I decided to stock em up instead of using 2nd hand balls.
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:46 am

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golfjoy wrote:
Okie dokie !! Thanks for the advice!
Now I gotta find some lobang for 2nd hand balls. cat
Lowest price that I'd found for 2nd hand balls is 3 for $1. When Golf Direct is selling new balls which worked out $0.67/ new ball, I decided to stock em up instead of using 2nd hand balls.

Me too... I bought 5 boxes at a go. Not particular with brand/type as I hv not reached a level to be able to discern feel, roll etc. of a ball...

Golfjoy, u may wish to consider buying the coloured balls. Easier to identify and not so "heart pain" when losing them.
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:08 pm

Bring many many (10-12).....that will put yr mind at ease with regards to losing ball....and when you play.....you will find that you did not need so many.

On the contrary, if you bring 1-3 balls, half the time you'd be worrying about not having enuf balls to go with...then it becomes self-fulfilling, and then you really go out and lose all 3 balls.

Out there on the course, the no. of balls should be yr least concern and terribly easy to out to ease by bringing many balls.

More impt is bringing back the 2 most impt ones after the 18 holes. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:40 pm

For my first time on the green this year I lost about 18 balls. After that I vowed to make it a point to stock up at least 20 second hand balls whenever I play.

For a beginner like me, the gauge is not the number of strokes (I don't update the scorecard), but the number of balls lost - proud to say it has gone down to 5 balls the last time. cheers ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:17 pm

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Lowest price that I'd found for 2nd hand balls is 3 for $1. When Golf Direct is selling new balls which worked out $0.67/ new ball, I decided to stock em up instead of using 2nd hand balls.

I see.... so you did your Maths.
Thanks for the info!! Exclamation
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:21 pm

zephyr_bloom wrote:
Batman wrote:
golfjoy wrote:
Okie dokie !! Thanks for the advice!
Now I gotta find some lobang for 2nd hand balls. cat
Lowest price that I'd found for 2nd hand balls is 3 for $1. When Golf Direct is selling new balls which worked out $0.67/ new ball, I decided to stock em up instead of using 2nd hand balls.

Me too... I bought 5 boxes at a go. Not particular with brand/type as I hv not reached a level to be able to discern feel, roll etc. of a ball...

Golfjoy, u may wish to consider buying the coloured balls. Easier to identify and not so "heart pain" when losing them.

Why not so "heart pain"? Aren't they as "expensive" as the white ones? Smile
Never checked prices, so no idea Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:24 pm

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Bring many many (10-12).....that will put yr mind at ease with regards to losing ball....and when you play.....you will find that you did not need so many.

On the contrary, if you bring 1-3 balls, half the time you'd be worrying about not having enuf balls to go with...then it becomes self-fulfilling, and then you really go out and lose all 3 balls.

Out there on the course, the no. of balls should be yr least concern and terribly easy to out to ease by bringing many balls.

More impt is bringing back the 2 most impt ones after the 18 holes. lol!

Ahh .... I think I'll be super KS ... bring 30 + 2. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:27 pm

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For my first time on the green this year I lost about 18 balls. After that I vowed to make it a point to stock up at least 20 second hand balls whenever I play.

For a beginner like me, the gauge is not the number of strokes (I don't update the scorecard), but the number of balls lost - proud to say it has gone down to 5 balls the last time. cheers ROFL

AHHHH ..... I was thinking to make that my gauge as well! alien
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:33 am

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AHHHH ..... I was thinking to make that my gauge as well! alien

Having a caddy also helps a lot. Good luck and have fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:45 am

i normally have at least 9 with me.
Depends on many factor (luck being primary) I might end up with either 10 or -1 (borrow from flight mate)
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:19 am

Hi golfjoy,

I think you can bring like 10plus then if u are gg in to JB courses to play, you can get it there as well... normally ard 10RM per 10 balls. can choose brand some more.. =)
they normally sell at the 9-10 hole area.. else u can get some nsrcc ppl to help buy the used balls.. i heard its like 20cents per ball.. if im not wrong..

I recall me lost like 10-20 balls during my first game. mainly coz i was too lazy to look for my balls and i did not pay attention to where my ball fly to.. so if u dun wanna lose too many balls, do keep in sight where ur ball fly to.. hope this help.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:47 am

hi Golfjoy,

in singapore, you can buy those second hand balls @ S$0.50. I used to carry something like 20 balls, so lost also not so sayang. but then again, it became a bad habit, i don't bother to look for balls and declare them lost at will.

in order to curb my bad habits, i started using brand new balls and that hurts. yes, S$0.50 versus $2.50. i make more conscious effort to see where my ball lands and then retrieve it. lost is a real lost if i cannot find within 5 minutes or i think there is a cobra lurking behind the tall grass.

for new balls, i am not particular about brand. the only requirement is i buy low compression type, usually denoted in 'red', ie: a 1,2,3,4,5 and so on. suitable for people like me with slower swing speed.

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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:05 am

wah..just saw this thread...keke

golfjoy, take 1 ball enough liao lah, u wnt lost the ball lah (ball only roll 30m, wanna lost also difficult), but must remember to take umbrella, then walk 18 holes, no need to sit buggy (ball only roll 30m, distance too short to sit buggy)...haha !!!!!


JUST KIDDING LAH !!!

buy 2nd hand balls, as many as possible, so that i can use also...haha !!
but must be mindful that after all these balls go into your bag, you must still be able to carry the bag hor .....haha !!
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:41 pm

are colored balls cheaper than the generic white balls ?
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:30 pm

Nope. Usually more expensive than white ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:11 pm

how many balls?

If you are taking a buggy, as many as you can fit into your bag. After your first few games, you will get a feel of how many you need.

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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:16 pm

i bring abt 30 per game!
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:16 am

I managed to walk my 9 holes with 2 'MIA' Balls. I will bring a dozen to start off the game. Sometimes, along the course, you will be lucky enough to spot some stray balls.
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:07 pm

I think over my last few games, I lose about 10-20 balls per game... So i always keep my bag stocked up with 20-30 balls (insurance lah).

Now hoping to improve enough not to lose so many balls at a go... (also makes bag lighter!)
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PostSubject: Re: Balls - how many?   Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:16 pm

I remember longtime ago, i was with my friend playing 27 holes in Austin Hill... being with golf about a year,, i recall he lost >40 balls while i lost>10 balls. and the last ball we had to search and search till we find the ball to play on..haha... it was fun.. therefor i really think it depend on the course and the player too.... Basketball

like the orgasm for low score , birdies, eagle... for new players ... they will also get orgasm when they played the whole game(18 holes) with only 1~2 balls.
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