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RG's can be tough way to make credits....

Tue, Dec 3 2019 7:37 AM (24 replies)
  • el3n1
    3,806 Posts
    Wed, Nov 20 2019 10:14 AM

    Hmmm... I wonder if I should update these charts for the 1275 credit balls that are now being sold... the 975 credit one's are the most expensive I think I used before.

     

  • Mythanatos
    1,862 Posts
    Wed, Nov 20 2019 12:25 PM

    i wouldn't worry about that. with the 150cr cap. most people aren't going to spend 1200 a sleeve any more.

  • andwhy67
    2,816 Posts
    Wed, Nov 20 2019 10:00 PM

    Mythanatos:

    i wouldn't worry about that. with the 150cr cap. most people aren't going to spend 1200 a sleeve any more.

    lndeed, what were they thinking, cap the credits and introduce $12 balls, they need a new head of marketing I think?

     

  • DonCaron
    5,499 Posts
    Thu, Nov 21 2019 4:17 AM

    andwhy67:

    Mythanatos:

    i wouldn't worry about that. with the 150cr cap. most people aren't going to spend 1200 a sleeve any more.

    lndeed, what were they thinking, cap the credits and introduce $12 balls, they need a new head of marketing I think?

     

    I see it as a nightmare for clubs. Forget Clashes and Tournament purses are a thing of the past.

  • hpurey
    11,099 Posts
    Thu, Nov 21 2019 8:25 AM

    el3n1:

    Hmmm... I wonder if I should update these charts for the 1275 credit balls that are now being sold... the 975 credit one's are the most expensive I think I used before.

     

    I have a quick formula to figure out approximate cost per stroke (putts on green excluded unless mulligan is used in practice).

    2.5 durability ball (average 120 hits per ball, 360 hits per sleeve) 

    2.0 durability ball (average 100 hits per ball, 300 hits per sleeve)  

     

     

    formula (cost per sleeve / hits per sleeve)  so that 1,275 credit sleeve would be 3.54 credits per hit.  

     

     

  • el3n1
    3,806 Posts
    Thu, Nov 21 2019 9:49 AM

    hpurey:
    I have a quick formula

    that is essentially what I used to create a small conversion chart in a RG spreadsheet to track my ball cost.  Since I would choose the most cost effective ball for the type of event and credits offered...

    I would have to change what ball was used..  I ended up using a baseline for the L61 TM so I could use one cell in my ultimate expense chart... hence the conversion rate you see...

    I still play a L13 Srixon on mobile with sponsor apparel because silver coins have little to no real exchange value and with maxed out apparel, why waste good hits on good balls?... as long as you know the ball... you can still play competitively especially with apparel boosting your equipment.

     

  • hpurey
    11,099 Posts
    Thu, Nov 21 2019 11:45 AM

    el3n1:

    hpurey:
    I have a quick formula

    that is essentially what I used to create a small conversion chart in a RG spreadsheet to track my ball cost. 

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  • fmagnets
    3,597 Posts
    Fri, Nov 22 2019 6:06 AM

    Even quicker rule of thumb for 2.5 durability balls: Sleeve price divided by 10 is about what it will cost you to play 18 holes.

    You can very quickly see from this that using a 1000cr/sleeve ball, you'd have to double in a 100cr entry 18-hole RG just to break even. You'd have to finish top 3 in a 50cr entry 18-hole RG to avoid making a loss.

  • el3n1
    3,806 Posts
    Fri, Nov 22 2019 11:28 AM

    fmagnets:
    Even quicker rule of thumb for 2.5 durability balls: Sleeve price divided by 10 is about what it will cost you to play 18 holes.

    That appears to match up... I would not have figured that out or seen the connection had I not made the spreadsheet. 

    If you just intuitively figured that out somehow.... I am even more impressed... -- that's Goodwill Hunting or John Nash kind of insight without crunching numbers... 

    thanks for sharing the shortcut... any others you have that will save me hours of work would be nice  LOL   thanks again Mags!

  • hpurey
    11,099 Posts
    Fri, Nov 22 2019 12:48 PM

    fmagnets:
    Even quicker rule of thumb for 2.5 durability balls: Sleeve price divided by 10 is about what it will cost you to play 18 holes.

     

    That probably works out for someone shooting 54's.  ;-)  

     

     

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