Posts Tagged ‘outdoor’

Under the leaves.

October 30, 2012

We pulled lots today whilst raking the leaf-mould and could not believe what was hiding underground, it certainly wasn’t jimmy saville just lovely pearly white and coloured mixtures.

How long have those golf balls been laying idle is anybodies guess, they could have been there for a day or a year or maybe longer but in excellant condition

Some were buried quite deep suggesting that they arrived long ago, but look what else turned up

Never get tired of watching the deer, it keeps me sane and calm most day’s


Getting harder to find a golf ball !

October 25, 2012

Now the leaves are falling our mission to find the pearly white and any colour balls is getting harder each day.
Could the reason be that people are not playing as often as they want, could the price be a factor that is keeping them away?
We have noticed the number of cheaper golf ball brands that are laying idle, Dunlop Sport,Top-Shite & a host of mix and match name brand’s that certainly would not have been found 2 years ago.

The woodland looks very pretty at this moment with all the colours of leaves on the ground

Where do you start looking? trying to find a colour golf ball is not easy by any means,but we never give up,I think sometimes tilly must get pretty confused

Look who i found next to the field, I left a lot of damaged golf balls by the hedgerow knowing it would not belong before the golf ball thief would be back

He was in for a shock as all the golf balls had been damaged whilst the greenkeepers had mowed the course, but this thief has no fear and couldnt wait to pounce on what he thought was a pile of very good balls…..

What is in the woods today.

October 17, 2012

Peace and quiet all around me as me and my faithful companion take a stroll through the wet and muddy woodland.
It is amazing what can be seen whilst enjoying the woodland, here are a few things that caught my eye today whilst searching more golf balls.

A lovely brace of pheasants enjoying the comforts of the field.

One happy family grazing the field fully aware of myself and tilly

Here is the mum you can see the scar’s on her body after battling her way through thorn bushes, no doubt these were caused whilst trying to keep the young safe.

This little one i named Thomas has given me so many sleepless nights after he just vanished? I have searched high and low for this gorgeous little one, but to no avail, I am very worried that 2 polish hunters seen in the area have shot him.

Everyday i constantly think of Thomas, he was such a likeable beast who was very proud to have his picture taken whenever i met him.

If like me you are in the woodlands looking for golf balls and spend time in the hedgerows crawling through sticks and tree-stumps and prickles do not forget to look in the branches above you, it might be worth it in the end !

This is what we go through daily

And a little bit harsh on the feet for me and tilly

What have we seen and found in the woods & golf course this week.

October 10, 2012

Apart from bucket loads of rain earlier this week things have been fantastic with a huge return of golf balls especially from the leaves close to the hedgerows, you cannot imagine what is laying underground, but we took the opportunity to have a good look on a short stretch and used a rake to move the leaf-mold away from the fence areas and hey bingo,we hit the jackpot i was most surprised at the condition of the golf balls which had probably been there for months,there was no damage and they looked in perfect condition considering the elements they have endured.
Over the course of the last 7 days we have retrieved from hedgerows and our fields in excess of
600 golf balls, sheer hardwork with an eye for detail and long walking sessions have brought such good returns for our efforts, and i am sure my mate Daz will be planning another trip south when he reads this.
Anyway lets get to some pictures for you people to enjoy, here are some of my friendly deer

Here is mother keeping a close eye on Tilly

And one happy family

We found this club

Sadly snapped in half

And golfers caught in a rainstorm

Having just found me another ball

My little helper on the golf course today.

October 3, 2012

Young George was on my door this morning around 08:30 shouting out where is grandad, i appeared downstairs for my morning cuppa and the little man was smiling so happily.
Are we going to the woods grandad, get your boots on and i will get mine, so of we head to the woods the three of us which includes tilly-miss as you could not guess we would leave her behind.
My goodness my little helper is a complete chatterbox, why why why is always the last word from him,but george is great fun.
3 hr’s past and we were exhausted from all the bending down under thorn bushes, every bone hurting, how little man feels is beyond me, tilly was away with squirrel’s and only brought out 9 decent golf balls, george managed 11 that were laying throughout the path area and i brought in the rest

I thought we had no chance in getting a ball at all after the last few days of picking up so many,where do they keep coming from, even george was finding them in strange places
just like this bush,did you know inside of this bush i found 9 very good nike and srixon

And what a great ball to find

And tilly posing after chewing a brand new ProV Ball

Here is “Lonesome Drifter”

And our shot before dark of “Lonesome” who is a very angry mum at moment,she seems very restless for some reason and being more protective of the young.

And finally my little man in the sand pit bunker

The Golf Ball Dog loves Logo Golf Balls.

September 8, 2012

In the thorn bushes tilly keeps bringing me logo balls,despite the fact the field has just returned another good quantity of brands that have ended up in the field.



Not a tooth mark anywhere to be seen, that is the proper way to retrieve

Here is tilly in unusual pose,as she really dislikes her picture taken

Another good haul of Golf Balls

August 23, 2012

We were at it again today in the woodland, looking under the fearn and bagging some very good golf balls, even a small grass snake failed to stop me picking up this Calvin Klein ball

As usual the mix was made up of Srixon, ProV and very good Calloway, it was also nice to find some colour balls

Overall thou the Srixon Golf Ball was the obvious choice once again in Berkshire

And this nice logo ball from Berkshire popped up in long grass

Were finding these awful Golf Balls !

August 19, 2012

OMG just when i was thinking we had seen the last of these horrible Top-*hite rubbish we start finding them everywhere, they do seem to like laying under the leaves (such an awful ball) it really is the best place to hide

Now this is a nice logo ball

The heat has stopped us working at last, the woodland is boiling and no shade for tilly,so we will have a rest and hope for a drop of rain to take the humidity away.

Had a sneak up on Thomas the Deer this morning

Quite a huge beast and growing fast

If you go in to the woods today.

August 7, 2012

You just might come across these deer, the young one will not leave the other one alone, he must be hoping for some luck

And some of these beauties

It does make you wonder how lucky we are to be in the countryside.

Quite a few good logo balls found today which i will add soon

Tomorrow we head to ? in search of Golf Balls

July 29, 2012

Early start and a drive to another secret location surrounded by woodland, we will be out before sunlight and back after breakfast.
Have done some searches and one course in particular has caught my eye, it is perfect for tilly to roam and a safe place for her to roam, there is lots of open woodland which if my view on maps from google is correct,we will have a couple of hours to hoover up as many as we can.

Tonight we got a soaking the skies opened up and a good drenching for me and tilly, we didnt have a great return,but anything is better than nothing

Here is the cat and tilly getting comfy for the time being…peace at last !