A very common question when it comes to golf balls is deciphering whether or not it matters if you use a recycled or refurbished ball, versus using a brand-new ball. If you are not familiar, a recycled ball is one in which was found on the golf course, and resold, usually in the condition that the seller found it. Generally, the seller will clean up the ball, but its only alteration will be what it went through on the course in nature. Everyone has a different preference when it comes to what type of ball that they use, but ultimately, using a recycled or refurbished ball will not harm your game. Here are a couple benefits to using a recycled golf ball: 

  • You will be getting balls for a good price. If you are trying to save a little extra cash, recycled golf balls are a great way to go. You will be getting usable balls for a great price, in comparison to purchasing brand new ones. It is important, however, that you make sure you are purchasing from a reputable seller. 
  • Using these balls will likely not affect your game. Whether you are using these balls to practice or for actual game play, these types of balls will likely not affect your game in a negative way, as long as they are in decent condition. 
  • Recycled golf balls usually perform almost as well as a new ball. Because people are constantly finding and re-selling golf balls on the course, you can almost bet that these balls will perform like a brand new one. The ball turnover is very high, so your ball most likely was not left out on the course for too long. 
  • These balls are perfect for beginners. If you are a beginner, it is best to use recycled golf balls, that way you can practice at your leisure without having to worry about if you lose them or not.