Superstitions on ball numbers hate 4s snap up the high numbers when I find them

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Hate # 4s and always seem to play bad with them but love the high numbers and especially number 8s. I have heard somewhere a rumor that in the old wound ball balata days - these were "better manufacturered" (but doubt that was true?) and do know some pros and low handicapers who swear by the high number series (and/or are "repped/comped" for Titliest balls and try to play the high numbers only).

Also, besides #8s, I feel lucky with #7s. I remember one manufacturer used to put 30 plus numbers (maybe they still do but I am pretty loyal to certain brands) and thought that was a nice idea.

What are your favorite and least favorite numbers?

Also I always use a green thick tip permament marker these days to mark my ball -anyone using a very strange color? (One of my friends uses pink and writes Bubba on the ball even though he cannot hit it past anyone but dreams of doing so)
 

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If I'm aware there's a number on my ball while I'm playing, chances are I'm going to play badly. I tend not to notice. As long as it's round and in one piece, it's good for me.
 

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Me, too, Paulo. A ball's a ball. I have far more things to worry about in my game. :disapointed:
 

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Its funny, when I played tennis, I would only play 1 and 2. Now with golf, I dont even think I look anymore.
 

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If you like a particular number, but don't have it, just black out the number on the ball and write in whatever number you like. I used to do that and would put the number of my favorite ballplayers on the ball. Not many people playing a ball with a red 15 as the number.
 

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The only thing that I do is when I get to a new dozen, I play the 4's first, then the 3's and so on.
 

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I never really paid attention to the number on my ball but a few weeks ago I was out playing and I looked down and notice the number 22 on my ball. I immediately gained confidence and hit one of my best shots ever. I have always loved the number 22, so it was pretty exciting to look down as see that. However, I will continue to try and not notice the number because I don't need anymore thoughts going through my head when I am playing.
 

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When choosing a new sleeve from the box, I do not like to play the #3's in a tournament, it reminds me of 3 putts. I find when I actually play the #3's I don't 3 putt any more than usual and really am unaware of what number is on the ball as the way I mark a ball is a huge red or black dot on the number.
 

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I never have noticed the numbers on the golf balls I use but when I played tennis I almost always played a Penn 2 if I could help it
 

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doesnt matter to me, they all go into the woods or the water the same way
 

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agree with everyone elses comments except that when I find a high number ball I like it because it's more rare. I found a TP Penta #9 the other day that was pretty cool. Furyk uses something like a #58 which would be neat and Justin Rose uses #99. If I had the chance to play anything i'd probably go with a #13
 

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I'll play any number. I know several players who are superstitious about it though.
 

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Oddly, I do feel a certain increase in confidence when playing a #1. Stems from an old habit of doing every thing Tiger did (I learned all of my swing mechanics from his book.)
 

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I love when there is a high number on the ball. However I don't really pay too much attention to what number is on it.
 

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Numbers never really have bothered me. I would rather have 1-4 but I won't look through boxes if they have high numbers. I'd use #13 if I didn't have to pay extra to have them made.
 

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If I grab a 2 and a 3 from my bag, I have to start with the 2. I always start with the lower number of the two golf balls. That's the only superstition that I have.
 

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I never really paid attention to the number on my ball but a few weeks ago I was out playing and I looked down and notice the number 22 on my ball. I immediately gained confidence and hit one of my best shots ever. I have always loved the number 22, so it was pretty exciting to look down as see that. However, I will continue to try and not notice the number because I don't need anymore thoughts going through my head when I am playing.
Funny you should mention it, my boss is staffed by TM and only plays Pentas with #22 on them.
 

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Numbers never really have bothered me. I would rather have 1-4 but I won't look through boxes if they have high numbers. I'd use #13 if I didn't have to pay extra to have them made.
A lot of the ball manufacturers are offering free personalization right now. I got my custom TM Pentas through Golfsmith, they were buy 2 get 1 free with free customization. I decided to go with #00 and #(-1) for me because I am hoping to shoot par or better some time this year, got my dad #79 because he has never broke 80 (but is really close to doing so). Fun to have custom balls!
 

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NUmber's don't bother me. BUT, I do wish Srixon made higher number sets like Titleist. I"m Chinese, and in our culture the number 8 is very lucky. You couple that with the fact the number 7 is lucky here. THat's two number in the higher number sets that are lucky. (5,6,7,8) I'ld pick a ball for having a lucky number, but I couldn't care less if it wasn't either.
 

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I've never cared what the number on the ball is. I just make sure that the ball I'm using and the one I will use as a provisional are different numbers.
 

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I don't really normally care about the number on the ball, however, when I buy a single sleeve of balls it is always #4's because that is my favorite number.
 

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NUmber's don't bother me. BUT, I do wish Srixon made higher number sets like Titleist. I"m Chinese, and in our culture the number 8 is very lucky. You couple that with the fact the number 7 is lucky here. THat's two number in the higher number sets that are lucky. (5,6,7,8) I'ld pick a ball for having a lucky number, but I couldn't care less if it wasn't either.
So would 78 be the ultimate ball number?

I personally like #'s 5 and 7, otherwise I play from the 4 sleeve down.
 

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So would 78 be the ultimate ball number?

I personally like #'s 5 and 7, otherwise I play from the 4 sleeve down.
hahaha. I'ld take 88 actually. good idea though
 

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I obliterate the number with a mark so it makes no difference to me what number is printed on the ball.
 

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I just have to be able to look down at a ball and like the number or I can't hit it.
 

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