The options that we can find in the market when we go to buy our golf balls can be endless. Our technique or the level of our game will make us need a specific type of ball, but there are also other factors that we must take into account.
If what we want is to practice in order to continue improving on the course, second-hand golf balls may be a good option. In this case, we can choose between recycled balls or reconditioned golf balls.
What are recycled golf balls
Recycled golf balls are those that have been recovered from golf courses, lakes or vegetation. Their condition may vary, remaining in good condition for use, or somewhat deteriorated by shocks and changes over time. These balls will be washed and treated so that they can be used again, avoiding environmental contamination and experiencing the possibility of returning to play with top brands of golf balls at much more competitive prices.
Every year 420 million golf balls are lost in the world, enough to fill 70 Olympic swimming pools. The equivalent of 19,000 tons of plastic waste. It takes between 100 and 1,000 years for a golf ball to decompose naturally, a fact discovered by the Danish Golf Union.
What are reconditioned golf balls
On the other hand, reconditioned golf balls are those that have been recovered and that are damaged by their use and by the passage of the passage, which have to go through a period, let’s call it, of “restoration”. Many will have to be treated, painted and lacquered again, giving a recovered ball with a technology practically like that of the original ball.