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parrisjd t1_isrc8az wrote

So nice to see one of these that isn't a job search journey or a personal budget.


BenefitOfTheTrout t1_isreo32 wrote

The job search ones are soul crushing


bassetsandbotany t1_isridgs wrote

"maybe I should look for a new job"

see's one of these for job searches. 634 applications, 4 interviews.

"maybe tomorrow"


CablePicker t1_issft9b wrote

Those people are usually NY/Cali vying for very highpaying, very competitive positions.


QTheStrongestAvenger t1_ist34x1 wrote

I always assumed they're applying for anything and everything, even the temporary contract positions, as well as duplicates and reposts within the same company.


psadee t1_isscvbb wrote

I think it should be exact the opposite. As it looks like a really time consuming operation, you should start ASAP. In a situation when you find a job after 4 applications, the answer may be like "nah, tomorrow there will be something for me as well".

Yep, but I know this may be demotivating.


IdleMuse4 t1_isszm82 wrote

The people who get one of the first five jobs they apply to don't make charts of their 'journey'.


MasterFubar t1_issvrl4 wrote

> isn't a job search journey

What if his job is to collect balls at the golf course?


pindu11 t1_isreo0j wrote

Technically this guys searching for golf balls


dlegofan t1_isrocxk wrote

So I see titleist gets lost the most. I now know how to improve my game.


SheepGoesBaaaa t1_iss2n43 wrote

Sample size too small. Quite possible that 4 of the ProV1x's was a single player


thefifeman t1_issmf2v wrote

My takeaway from this is that someone who golf's at that course is attempting to use money to replace skill.


wonder_bear t1_issjiyl wrote

My dad believes this as well. He can play any ball all round without losing it except Titleist. Always finds it’s way to OB.


the_ajan t1_isrz7nq wrote

Probably, they’re more cheaper or well stocked by the clubs?


timmeh-eh t1_issqgeq wrote

Pro-v1x is one of the most expensive golf balls you can buy.


DMB_19 t1_issyx7z wrote

If it’s expensive it must be able to fix my swing


themodefanatic t1_isrvwn8 wrote

My wife said when she was younger that they used to live near a golf course. And they constantly had a window that would be broke from a stray golf ball. But she also said that everyday there was hundreds of golf balls in the back yard so she would go gather them up and sell them back to the golf course to make a little bit of extra money.


Pirate_Green_Beard t1_istvsq8 wrote

Did the golf course pay for the windows? Or were the collected balls enough to cover them?


Inigomntoya OP t1_isw439b wrote

Someone who buys a house on a golf course assumes most of the risk here.

The golf course is not responsible for broken windows. Unless the house was built before the course - in which case the golf course assumes liability for errant golf balls. Because the homeowner didn't buy the house expecting to see golf balls fly anywhere near their home.

Golfers are never legally responsible for damage, as long as they are playing normally and don't intentionally aim at someone's window.

But, a decent human being should still fess up to any damage they've caused and at the very least apologize.


themodefanatic t1_isu5zf7 wrote

I’m not exactly sure. I don’t remember them explaining that. And I never asked. But maybe I will.


CoachMorelandSmith t1_isrgh5v wrote

We’d probably have people on Mars by now if weren’t so busy coming up with new kinds of golf balls


Inigomntoya OP t1_isrb0g9 wrote

Data Source: Found Golf Balls in a Residential Lot



klick1234 t1_isvvpki wrote

As a golfer and data nerd this is awesome.

Just out of curiosity what’s the location of the lot vs the layout of the hole? How far from the tee box? What’s the par of the hole?

I would think those pieces of data would influence the results. Even if it is a fairly small dataset.


Inigomntoya OP t1_isw2hvs wrote

From the blues, the hole is a straight shot, 225 yard par 3 with two big bunkers to the left of the green and a giant bunker in the middle of the fairway about 150 yards away from the blue tees.

The lot is on the left of the hole and about about 65 yards from the bunker in the middle of the fairway.


Whygoogleissexist t1_isrsevi wrote

No Maxfli noodles? Their long and soft.


FangMaster4 t1_issu79d wrote

Yeah I’m surprised, I find noodles all the time


RAGEinStorage t1_isswacu wrote

I was thinking the same thing, but then it occurred to me that maybe once you lose your ball less often, you buy more expensive balls?


Inigomntoya OP t1_isw47nc wrote

I was honestly surprised as well.

Sendin' nood's, smashin' booze!


mick_ward t1_isrxwd5 wrote

You're misshing a Penfold Heart.


ToddBradley t1_issxljr wrote

Came here hoping to find a James Bond reference. Thank you.

Are Penfold and Slazenger no longer used? We’ve come so far since “Goldfinger”.


mick_ward t1_istj8ie wrote

Not sure about Slazenger. They are still making Penfold Heart. Found a brand new one not too long ago. Bought a little plastic holder for it and keep it on my desk.


Euuphoriaa t1_isrg2g6 wrote

Must be from around me because I lose at least 2 prov1x’s every time I play


_The_Bear t1_isswqsm wrote

This kind of data would be better as a nested pie chart. I don't love the choice of a Sankey here.


TipYourDishwasher t1_issn1cq wrote

Very cool. I worked at a country club from ~2004-2014 and I’d estimate they played 90% Titleist and Nike


Venusn99 t1_isru8ft wrote

What type of graph is this?


DiamondIceNS t1_istvv15 wrote

It's called a Sankey diagram.


epolonsky t1_isufs70 wrote

And it’s exactly the wrong kind of chart for this data.


DiamondIceNS t1_isulwnp wrote

Sankey diagrams are almost never the right answer.


AgentNoShow t1_isumbuc wrote

When should they be used? What kind of diagram would be better?


DiamondIceNS t1_isuomdp wrote

In my view, a Sankey is strongest when it also behaves like a flowchart, using the left-to right axis demonstrating a sequence of events rather than a hierarchy of categories. There's a comment chain in here complaining about the number of employment search Sankeys posted to this sub; as low-effort and overplayed as those posts may be, I think a Sankey suits that kind of use case optimally.

In this situation, where the data is purely hierarchical, I feel it would be clearer as a bar graph. Either a series of bar graphs broken up by manufacturer or a stacked bar graph. The Sankey here is doing... alright, I suppose. But the large amount of 1's in the data and how at the lowest level of breakdown the range of the data doesn't exceed 7, it's a little cluttered and difficult to parse.

IMO, I'd say the Sankey has the same weaknesses as pie charts.


epolonsky t1_isuzjic wrote

I would say that Sankey is best when modeling a literal flow (e.g., electricity through a power station, wastewater through a processing plant, armies over a battlefield) and second best when modeling a metaphorical flow like a job search.

One big problem with how they get used in this sub that I’ve noticed is that the most popular Sankey tools online don’t allow for cyclical flows, which would often be a feature of physical flows.


WordsButFunny t1_iss7ky8 wrote

The big question is are those balls lost more frequently because they're bad balls that veer off, good balls that go further, balls used by worse golfers, or cheap balls used by good players who don't bother to look for them because they're replacable.


thefifeman t1_issmls4 wrote

Nah, ProV1's are one of the best balls, and up there in price. Real good chance that all 7 V1x's were a single player with more money than skill.


FITnLIT7 t1_ist7pma wrote

There is probably a 0 percent chance all the V1x's belong to the same person... what a stupid thing to say.


thefifeman t1_istfvyv wrote

Ha, this guy must have been a pro golfer since birth, to have never had the experience of losing a ball a hole. Congrats on your natural skill, buddy. Might want to go to college to check that statistics logic, though...


FITnLIT7 t1_istgz3c wrote

Another dumb assumption to make.. no one said he found all these balls on one course or during 1 round. He found 51 balls total - the fact he found the most expensive/premium ball the most in a sport that is expensive by nature is no surprise. Odds are not even 2 of those 7 belong to the same person.


Wlng-Man t1_issd6qa wrote

All these ball types sound like sextoy-names.


ducks_09 t1_issg1gv wrote

How much are they all worth?


Inigomntoya OP t1_isw5665 wrote

They range from $15 - $50 per dozen depending on brand, model, and quality.

I would say anywhere from $50 - $100 if I sold them as is on the course.


Kiflaam t1_issi1fv wrote

This more exciting than golf on the radio.


rededelk t1_ist0o7m wrote

I use Taylor Made soft, just because they are cheap and I suck but really like getting out hacking around. So looks like I am in middle. I don't look balls in the water or woods, just drop new. Have a nice day


TehSillyKitteh t1_ist4nlk wrote

This is survivors bias -- These are the balls that get hit in places you can find.


Give me a list of the balls that have never/will never be found


Nashtyone t1_istczuu wrote

Titleist is number one in market share followed by Callaway so it makes sense they are the top two golf balls found


elenaran t1_istljw9 wrote

would be interesting to see price data alongside


csk1325 t1_istlo8g wrote

Finding golf clubs brings me joy. It’s always exciting to find expensive balls. Your Prov1 find ratio is impressive.


kculpepper t1_isvfn6n wrote

Lol my dad takes his dogs on the golf course every night and he has a collection of about 10000 golf balls. Imagine the data set on that many balls! Also any ideas on how he can sell them online??


manbehindthespraytan t1_isvrmyb wrote

I go to golf courses for the balls, too. Lefty and Righty. The owners really like when i find their balls for them.


ger_my_name t1_isvxhqx wrote

I see that someone else plays at my same golf courses.