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    Using different ball for different holes. ie par 3 and par 5

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    Has anyone experimented using different balls for different holes? Like maybe a shorter par 3 using a ball they feel gives them more control on the green, to hold it easier.

    Then on a long par 5 going to a ball that spins less



    As we are not professionals, we are allowed to use different balls through out a round



    Just interested as I might start experimenting with this over the winter
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    Re: Using different ball for different holes. ie par 3 and par 5

    Why would you want a ball that spins less?

    You won't get much more distance using a lower spinning ball. Even Titleist have stated that there is only a couple of yards difference in distance between all of their balls.

    Would you not also need to add this difference in distance to your club selection which will cause more confusion.

    In my opinion the main difference between the balls if off the wedges and putters. Which you will need on both the par 5 and par 3 (most likely). Using a lower spinning ball would feel completely different and you would still need it to hold on the green.

    And I also would not be good enough to tell the difference in distance is down to the ball- strike will be the main factor here.
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    Re: Using different ball for different holes. ie par 3 and par 5

    This would make no difference.

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    Re: Using different ball for different holes. ie par 3 and par 5

    Iíve seen various tips suggesting alternating 2 balls on the course during winter, the idea being golf balls react better when warm and keeping one in your pocket and alternating helps, maybe by doing this you may see if using different types make any difference.

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    Re: Using different ball for different holes. ie par 3 and par 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Pin-seeker View Post
    This would make no difference.
    Have you got some evidence to back this up?
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    Re: Using different ball for different holes. ie par 3 and par 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Dasit View Post
    Have you got some evidence to back this up?
    The ball manufacturer's say so. Look up what Titlesit say about their range of balls as an example.

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    Re: Using different ball for different holes. ie par 3 and par 5

    I certainly would not entertain this. my ball of choice is purely down to how it feels off the putter and chipping. Not found ball that goes any further than the Prov1X (2016) i use anyway.
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    Re: Using different ball for different holes. ie par 3 and par 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Dasit View Post
    Have you got some evidence to back this up?
    Nope,just good old common sense.
    Letís say using a distance ball on a par 5 gave you a couple of extra yard off the tee.
    Surely you would then be at a disadvantage for the rest of the hole?
    Just stick to one ball,you really donít need anything else to be thinking about.

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    Re: Using different ball for different holes. ie par 3 and par 5

    Is this wind up ?

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    Re: Using different ball for different holes. ie par 3 and par 5

    I have heard it all now.
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