Sometimes it’s just not easy to find cheap golf balls of good quality. Like everything else in golf, the balls that are the best often have a hefty price tag attached to them. You may think that you have no choice but to just suck it up and pay for the balls you want.
After all, you don’t want to go to a discount department store that doesn’t even specialize in sports and buy an inferior set of balls. That could really hurt your game. The good news is that you can get inexpensive balls of high quality with just a little bit of searching.
Let’s face it, in golf, you should try to save money wherever you can. It’s not a cheap hobby to have, after all. One of the ways you can cut back on costs without sacrificing the quality of your game is to buy used golf balls. These are cheap golf balls that are usually of good to high quality, and they don’t even look like they’re second hand.
Also known as recycled or reclaimed balls, these lovely round objects can keep your hobby in line with your personal budget, and once you find a good source for them, you’ll want to use that source continually.
Recycled and reclaimed golf balls have been used at least once. In fact, the best ones are called one hitters, because they were ONLY hit once. These balls are rescued from sand pits and water hazards all over the world, cleaned up, and re-sold at a discount price. They may have small scratches on them that are barely visible, a little fading of the brand name mark, or tiny parks from pens or pencils on them, but are otherwise indistinguishable from brand new balls. In fact, you’d have to look very closely to see any difference at all.
You will find Nike, Calloway, and Titleist recycled balls at Amazon. Pay close attention to the grading system. Titleist AAA balls cost more than double what Titleist B balls cost. If you want really cheap golf balls that are in fair to good condition, buy a big sack of grade B balls. Most of the grade B bags sell for about the same price, but the cost of grade A varies by brand.
While these cheap golf balls are not under warranty because they’re used, they’re still just as good as most new balls. You can buy them online or in specialty golf shops. Sometimes you can even buy them right in the pro shop at the golf course you use. If you’re looking to save a little money on your game, this is a great way to do it, and no one will even know!
Here’s a quick look at what’s on Amazon:
- Nike Tour 2 Mixed Recycled B-Grade Experienced Professional Golf Balls (60-Ball Pack) – got decent reviews
- Callaway HX Hot Recycled Golf Balls (36 Pack) – much better quality than Calloway’s grade b bag
- Titleist Pro V1 AAA Recycled Golf Balls (36 Pack) – good quality but are they right balls for you?