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Skypilot

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I play early mornings and on some holes it's just impossible to see where your ball has gone due to the low sun.
I've tried my standard polarised sunglasses but they just don't cut it.
Is there anything more specialised worth trying?
 

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Only suggestion I can make is don't rely on Fragger or CVG to spot for you...
Both blind as bats

(Edited by Fragger to subvert the curse of predictive text )👍
 
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No suggestions but even if you play at miday it can be just the same at this time of year.
 

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I play early mornings and on some holes it's just impossible to see where your ball has gone due to the low sun.
I've tried my standard polarised sunglasses but they just don't cut it.
Is there anything more specialised worth trying?
This has always been an issue for us in the winter months if the sun is shining. If you are playing solo, I don't think there is a solution for you. Our comps are early morning starts and we get fellow competitors to stand with a tree blocking the sun and this usually allows the ball to be spotted. However, no tree, no help - a big pair of mittens shielding the sun is a bit of a help but not as good as a tree.
 

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This has always been an issue for us in the winter months if the sun is shining. If you are playing solo, I don't think there is a solution for you. Our comps are early morning starts and we get fellow competitors to stand with a tree blocking the sun and this usually allows the ball to be spotted. However, no tree, no help - a big pair of mittens shielding the sun is a bit of a help but not as good as a tree.
Can’t you get someone to carry a big tree around with them to help out?
 

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Only suggestion I can make is don't rely on Fragger or CVG to spot for you...
Both blind as bats

(Edited by Fragger to subvert the curse of predictive text )👍
In Fragger's case it's probably because he's not use to looking down a fairway.

My glasses are polarised and so darken naturally in the sun but playing straight into the sun is still an issue. Our first is a problem in winter so we have a system where someone from the next group spots halfway down the 229 par three opener. Works OK depending on who is down there doing the spotting (some are Fragger like) but with the PP's on the tee too someone usually sees where its gone.
 

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This has always been an issue for us in the winter months if the sun is shining. If you are playing solo, I don't think there is a solution for you. Our comps are early morning starts and we get fellow competitors to stand with a tree blocking the sun and this usually allows the ball to be spotted. However, no tree, no help - a big pair of mittens shielding the sun is a bit of a help but not as good as a tree.
We hold a Brolly up and others get in it’s shade , it does work.
 

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Even if you find someone who sees where it went, they have to be able to remember it. Rules out most of the melts I play with.
 

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Tell me about it. I lost a bright pink ball on the middle of the fairway last weekend. At least I suppose it must have been on the fairway. I was convinced that I hit it arrow straight, but I just did not find it. The fairway was wet, grass relatively long and everything just sparkled like crazy. We had just played through, so I did not want to linger too long and search for it.

Sometimes it helps when you go past the point where your ball should have landed and then look back, because then the sun is behind you, but even that did not help me out this time. Maybe I did not hit it as straight as I thought after all.
 

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Tell me about it. I lost a bright pink ball on the middle of the fairway last weekend. At least I suppose it must have been on the fairway. I was convinced that I hit it arrow straight, but I just did not find it. The fairway was wet, grass relatively long and everything just sparkled like crazy. We had just played through, so I did not want to linger too long and search for it.

Sometimes it helps when you go past the point where your ball should have landed and then look back, because then the sun is behind you, but even that did not help me out this time. Maybe I did not hit it as straight as I thought after all.
Couple of weeks ago Fragger hit a drive into the sun. I saw the flight and it was going straight left to the tree line.
We looked and couldn't finding.
Then I remembered that it was Fragger that hit it so walked over to the other side of the hole - there it was, about 70 yards from where we were looking..#powerslice:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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