At the beginning of every golf season, I am amazed at how many golf balls I and my group can loose. Mostly, my ball decides to go for a swim and there is very little I can do anything about it. One would think that with such a potential for a loss, I would carry a ball retriever. However, I do not and have not had one for many, many years.
It seems I am not the only one who does not carry a ball retriever. As a matter of fact, I was completely surprised by the response:
To be fair for full disclosure, my playing partners carry one and I can use it whenever the need arises. However, I will say that after about 1 month or so into the season I really do not have a need for a ball retriever. I rarely hit my ball into the water after that, so I do not feel it worth the weight to have it in my golf bag.
After asking the question I did receive a couple of very funny responses that I thought were worth sharing:
- Keith Cook said: Yes … & it saves 100s of lives a year. Water in play nearly half holes on home course & my group treats lost or water balls like family heirlooms.
- Shootz Golf said: If it wan’t to go in the pond it can damn well stay in the pond.
Even if my friends did not carry a ball retriever, I would not carry one. It is a piece of equipment that I never really thought I needed. So, I doubt I will ever carry one.
Do you carry a ball retriever?
I a grateful golfer! See you on the links!