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Don't Be Embarrassed Playing A Used Ball

Apr 3, 2008
Buying brand new golf balls every now and then can cost you a small fortune especially if you are like most golfers. A number of pro shops offer used golf balls at a fraction of a price depending on the quality. Using pre-owned golf balls is nothing to be ashamed of, in fact, there are a high number of golfers who prefer playing with used golf balls. Not only that they come in cheap, there are high quality ones that are being sold at half the price.

Other than that, these balls are manufactured in such a way that their performance would be the same every time you use it. So, there is really no difference if you would use a new one or not. Take for example the Nike One black series. This particular line is offered at around $49.95 a dozen but if you would purchase it at an online store that offers high quality used golf balls. The same Nike One black series, is offered for only $24.00 a dozen in their top of the line reclaimed ball category. However, the best way to buy pre-owned balls are to hand pick them one by one; inspecting for any bulges, discoloration, and scratches.

Pre-used golf balls are sold accordingly to the different grades. The grades are pre-determined by their luster, color, mark, and scuffs. These balls suits budget conscious and inexperienced golfers alike. The first among the four would be the Pearls. These are reclaimed balls in superb condition. The balls are in perfect color complete with its glossy finish. The logo or print is still visible and there are no scratches on the surface.

Second would be the Grade A golf balls. These are nearly perfect balls with just light and minimal scratches in it, the logo or print might be a little scratched off but still readable. The quality of these balls is just below the Pearls in color and luster. Grade A balls are normally sold at only quarter of the price. Third type would be the Grade B balls or the slightly flawed golf balls. The color and the logo are already faded; scratches and other marks are more visible with the glossy finish slightly rubbed off. These are normally used for practices and for handicapped games.

For budget conscious and starters, Grade C balls are good for practices. It has lost its shine, probably used and reclaimed for a couple of times. With its color washed out and other blemishes, you wouldn't regret losing it in one of your high risk strikes or even in practices. Of course, aside from knowing what kind of golf balls to buy, you should know where to buy. Other than pro shops, garage sales usually offer them by the bucket. However, just like golf balls, there are online stores that offer golf balls according to category. Buying by bulk and reserving it for years to come may help you save a lot of money.
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