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    New Round - New/Used ball?

    Had this discussion the other night with someone about golf balls and we got on the subject on whether we started a new round with a new golf ball or a slightly used or already played golf ball.

    Personally, I always start a new round out with a new golf ball. Call it superstition but mentally it's a new start, a new round which should begin with a new golf ball.

    I also believe that after playing with a golf ball for a full round that most of it's shot's are "used up" and therefore needs to be retired to the shag bag in the garage.

    So what say you??!! New ball or already used before ball to start a new round?

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    New ball from a new sleeve for every round.
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    If I start with a used ball, it usually ends up in play.

    If I start with a New ball, that is loose in my bag, pretty good chance it is in play.

    If I pull a brand new ball from a sleeve, mark it, and tee it up....... 80% of the time I lose that sucker!
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    Depends on how many new ones I have. I like to start with a fresh ball though.
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    Used ball until I absolutely have to open a new sleeve. I sadly can't afford to play from a new sleeve every round, and I definitely don't have enough new golf balls laying around to do so either.
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    If it is just a casual round, I'll start with a gently used ball if I have one in my bag. If it is a more competitive round, I'll start with a new one.
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    However long I can keep one in play. I may lose 3-5 in one round, I may not lose one, but whatever ball I finish the round with is the one I'm probably starting with on the next 18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman View Post
    Used ball until I absolutely have to open a new sleeve. I sadly can't afford to play from a new sleeve every round, and I definitely don't have enough new golf balls laying around to do so either.
    You don't lose that many golf balls in a round sir!

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    If I get to warm up, I will start with a new ball. If I go straight to the first tee upon arriving at the course, used ball is put in play for the first few holes.
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    ? "most of it's shots are used up" ? I don't follow, must be a long knocker problem. I'll play a ball several rounds if I don't scuff it. Special rounds does mean new ball though.
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    I will side note this by saying I do keep used balls in another pouch in the bag so that if the round goes south then I begin playing with those if new balls begin to be hit out of play.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daddio View Post
    ? "most of it's shots are used up" ? I don't follow, must be a long knocker problem. I'll play a ball several rounds if I can.
    It's a figure of speech........no, I don't honestly believe that, superstition more so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman View Post
    Used ball until I absolutely have to open a new sleeve. I sadly can't afford to play from a new sleeve every round, and I definitely don't have enough new golf balls laying around to do so either.
    I have to agree with this wise, wise man.
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    Just depends on the condition of the used ball!! Some, in my opinion are perfect and some not. The used ball has to be in great shape to get to the first tee of a new round!
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