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#16 Tolmij

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:52 AM

Six months ago peed down with rain at range closing time so they left the balls to be collected next morning, all nicked overnight.
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:58 AM

When I played at Sanctuary Cove - Pines a while back they had shiny white Q-Stars as range balls, giddyup.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:08 AM

How many did you ... borrow?

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:46 PM

How many did you ... borrow?



All of them, don't hit far enough for it to affect my score. :)
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:09 PM

How many did you ... borrow?

I was too amused watching the roos on the driving range. They don't give a s**t about golf balls landing right next to them or even hitting them. I saw one just laying there and a ball thudded into its side and it hardly even flinched. There would have been 20+ kangaroos spread out across the range with about the same number of people hitting.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

Doesn't surprise me after the stories I've heard from country drivers. Little buggers get clipped by a car going 80km/h...get up and hop away. A few golf balls wouldn't trouble them!

 

Our local range has the occasional gem thrown in the bucket, assuming they're just the balls found out on the course. Funnily enough I strike the range balls better...



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:20 PM

The roo I hit a while back didn't hop away. Its tail flipped around and left a Qantas logo indent up the side of the car.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:50 AM

I hit range balls really well compared with proper balls on the course...

Then maybe should hit Pro V's at range and the yellow range balls on the course.


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:04 PM

Just dug up this old thread 'researching' my old knowledge re: range balls.

 

The facility I used today @ Royal Chinderah uses the Srixon range balls. I vaguely recall they compress about 15% less than a standard ball.

 

I found this: http://www.ngcoa.org..._comparison.PDFand this:

 

"The Srixon range balls were actually the worst in terms of distance loss (up to 15%) and variability in ball flight."

 

From here: http://www.golfwrx.c...lar-golf-balls/


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