High Visibility Golf Balls

I used to think the coloured balls were more of a novelty, but after having lost a lot of WHITE golf balls lately, I decided to do a little research on what are the most visible golf ball colours, and promptly ordered some yellow ones based on the following (which is just a general consensus, nothing scientific here):
1. Green golf balls – the reviewer liked the Volvik Vivid Green as the easiest to see
2. Yellow golf balls – the mainstay of coloured golf balls
3. Pink golf balls – not very masculine, but easy to spot (can you tell this was written by a man :D)
4. Orange golf balls – not a good idea in the fall
5. White golf balls
6. Red golf balls
7 . Blue golf balls – they get lost in the sky and don’t contrast as well on the ground
The only difference between a high visibility golf ball and a white ball of the same model is the colour of the cover. The rest of the construction of the same model of golf ball is identical. 
Can high visibility golf balls improve my score? Yes and no. The color of the ball won’t make a difference to the way you hit the ball so physically no. But psychologically, the fun aspect and the ability to see your ball more easily through the air does give you a small confidence boost.  When you know you’re going to find your golf ball because you saw exactly where it landed and can walk directly to that spot, you feel confident to grip it and rip it. The lack of confidence inhibits your swing.
The top rated balls are:
– Volvik Vivid (best visibility and performance combo)
– Callaway Chrome Soft (best all-round golf ball regardless of colour)
– Chromax M1x (best disco-ball-visibility for slower swingers)
– Srixon Z-Star (colourful alternative to the Pro V1)
– Callaway SuperSoft Multicolor Pack (best performing for slower swingers)

Thank you and Ticks

Hi, just wanted to thank Natalie and Anne for giving this old retiree something to do 😀 .

I’m so glad I joined this league last year, and going to the first game of the season was much more comfortable this year as I knew more people (and remembered first names…sometimes).  I look forward to more newbies joining in – keep recruiting!

I know we are all adults here who probably don’t need to be reminded but I’m going to mention the issue with ticks anyhow.  Since I’ve been a volunteer Trail Watcher for the Royal Botanical Gardens, ticks are usually in the forefront of our mind when it comes to being outside in tall grasses and bushy areas.    Everything you read about ticks says to wear light coloured clothing and tuck your pants into your socks.  Well this isn’t our usual dress code when it comes to golf.  So please be careful when it comes to searching for errant balls in long grass and the foliage.  You won’t feel a tick biting you, but if you see a red spot or the distinctive ‘bull’s eye’ formation around a bite, get thee to your doctor.

So on the course, please check your bare skin areas for ticks and use a tick key to remove it. Personally, since I can easily lose balls in short grass, I don’t bother hunting through the tall grass or bushes.

Tick key

Happy golfing!