Just wondering. I once read that when the game originated they were painted red so they showed up amongst the daisies on the unmown fairways. Has any research been done to suggest another colour (yellow) might be easier to find?
I saw a thing on telly by a golf psychologist saying you should mark your golf balls with a big red mark to make it easier to find them in the grass. Apparently this was based on the theory that as cavemen we searched for berries etc which were red against green backgrounds and we haven't lost that skill. Personally, the words "my a**e" spring to mind. Red/green colour blindness !
Daisies? - You want to have a word with your greenkeeper to cut the grass more often! I wont even put a yellow or orange ball in my practice balls bag, gotta be white!
However I remember with pride spending my first golf voucher as a junior on 4 brand new orange pinnacles, how the times have changed!
I think anything that could make them easier to spot would be useful. When I was learning to play, I once played on a links course which was full of gorse bushes and deep rough. By the end of the front 9, I'd lost so many balls that I was getting paranoid with my tee shots! Talk about driving with the brakes on!