Back on May 4, 2012 I posted my review of the Callaway Hex Black golf ball. At that time I’d played ONE Hex Black 76.5 holes. I posted a photo of the condition of the ball after 51 holes then, and below you’ll find a photo below of the Hex Black after 100 holes.
Today I brought in that trusty Hex Black to a “hit and giggle” tournament. It was a scramble and I was the anchor. The course was South Mountain, a very big and tough course with about a billion places to lose a golf ball. The pressure was on as I came into the day having played the special Hex Black some 96.5 holes. I kept it in play nicely from hole 15 (our starting hole in the shotgun) to hole 18. I shot the photo above right after hole 18, which was the 100th hole I’d played with the ball.
The winds kicked up quite a bit and finally after the 16th hole of the day, I knocked the ball into a set of trees and bushes. I gave it a good hard search, but sadly called off the search. I’d played my last hole with that seemingly “unloseable” Hex Black, half way through the 113th hole.
I completed 112 holes with the same golf ball, a feat I’ll probably never duplicate again. At the point I lost it, the ball was trashed but still playable. I would have retired it to the shag bag many dozens of holes earlier had I not had this crazy string going.
It was fun to see how far I could go with one golf ball and how the Hex would last. Kudos to Callaway on the durability of the ball.
What’s the most holes you’ve gotten out of one ball? My record is now 112!
3,4 or maybe even 5 holes!
I played 6 rounds with a Precept Laddie. Avg score 78.3. I retired the ball after that string and still have it. It’s in rough shape but still playable.
“What’s the most holes you’ve gotten out of one ball? My record is now 112!”
For me, its the opposite question…how many balls have you played on one hole. My record is six. I put five into the water on an island green in disney’s lake buena vista. I was determined to stick that green after the second one hit and rolled off.
I’d have to say four. I dumped a sleeve of ProV1’s in the water on the 17th at TPC Sawgrass. Finally got the 4th ball on the green.
I had a ball with a local TV ambulance chaser lawyer logo on it that I played for 3 years…not sure the number of holes…I mentioned the amount of time I’ve had it to my playing partners last weekend and lost it immediately!