Buying Golf Balls Off The Shelf

Where do you buy your golf balls? The golf ball market is flooded with great balls all ready established and those trying to break into the market. There is no right answer, but for most amateurs value over quality is a driving force when buying golf balls. Quantity over quality is the main reason most amateurs look for golf balls. Buying in bulk is the only way to go.

Buying golf balls off the rack.

I can definitely appreciate the fact that most amateurs do not have $60 for a dozen golf balls to sacrifice to the golf gods, when they can spend $20 dollars for 50 golf balls in reasonable condition. In my opinion, these players are looking at the short-term vice improving their overall game.

I know that their intent is good, but there is one very important point that buying in bulk overlooks. It is something that I have noticed over the years and I am sure that most of the experienced golfers will understand.

Are you ready? Golf Balls purchased in bulk are inconsistent. Very few react off the club given the same contact; for that matter, neither do golf balls found on the course. The bulk balls are exposed to the elements before being re-purposed. We never know how long they sat exposed to the sun, wind and rain. Thus, the reason bulk balls are so inexpensive.

I quit playing bulk balls years ago because I decided it was time to make changes to my game. Since then, I have tried many balls and adjusted my ball selection many times. Lately, I have settled on Titleist Pro V1 and Wilson 50. These balls are used at different times of the year, but after searching for a long time, I determined these balls are good for my game.

Having said that, I will always keep searching. This year I am going to investigate using Forté and Snell golf balls. Both have asked me to give my honest opinion of their products and I am just waiting for spring to hit the links and give them a try. My point is that I will continue to look for the right ball for my game. This year, Forté and Snell are at the top of my list to try.

Buying balls in bulk meets many golfers needs. They do not meet mine and as such, I will continue to be open-minded to ensure I am always playing the best ball for my game.

Where do you buy your golf balls?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!


8 thoughts on “Buying Golf Balls Off The Shelf

  1. Pingback: Using Used Golf Balls | The Grateful Golfer

  2. Jim, I too gave up on the bulk purchases. Several years back, I’d invest in “one hit wonder” ProV1s. The quality was just okay and the performance questionable, as you have noted. Now I ask for ProVs or 1Xs for my birthday, Christmas, or Fathers Day, and I’ve been constantly supplied with new balls for free! Well, someone paid for them. 🙂



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  3. I buy my balls from my local golf retailer!

    I like to chop and change between balls as I have yet found one that I feel confident using. But at the moment I keep going back to the Mizuno MPS ball, great feel round about the greens!

    However I’ve just purchased the new Taylormade TP5x balls, so I’ll let you know how I get on with them!


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  4. I try to buy my golf balls from the pro shop at my club. He will usually match or better the internet price. I am very fussy about the feel of a golf ball know the one I prefer (Chrome Soft) but try out others from time to time. Cheers, Rob.

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