One of the most common questions we get here at LostGolfBalls.com is about the difference between a recycled golf ball and one that’s been refinished. This week we seek to answer that question by examining the process both types of balls go through before they travel from our warehouse to your golf bag.
For many, dressing up for Halloween is one of the highlights of the year. It’s one of the few times in life when you can put on a costume and pretend to be someone else. But if vampires and zombies aren’t quite your thing, why not dress up as your favorite golfer? Here are five costume ideas for the golf fan this Halloween.
Now that the golf season is winding down, we here at LostGolfBalls.com wanted to take a look at how the major golf ball manufacturers faired on the professional tours. If you missed last week’s recap of the happenings on the PGA Tour, you can check it out here. This week however, it’s all about the women of golf. Here’s how your favorite golf balls faired on the LPGA Tour this year.
I bet you did not know that illegal golf balls, or non-conforming golf balls were even a thing. The good news is, the good folks at LostGolfBalls and PG Professional Golf have teamed up to design the world's best illegal golf ball. The best illegal golf balls are the ones that get the most distance and also play well around the greens. Many illegal golf balls over the years have made big claims about the distance achieved, but have never really addressed the lack of playability, especially around the greens. One critic said, "You will get some great distance off the tee, yet you will have less feel and playability around the green. Illegal golf balls don't let you develop your game."
The arrival of October is a bittersweet time for golf fans. While those of us who call the United States home are still riding high after a thrilling Ryder Cup, the changing of the seasons also signifies then end of the golf season. Beginning back in mid-October of 2015, this season saw plenty of drama, excitement and of course, lost golf balls. Here at LostGolfBalls.com we love seeing which ball manufacturers have the most success, which is why today we look at which models turned up most often in the winner’s circle this year.
On September 10, 1929, a man was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania that would not only change the sport of golf, but the lives of everyone who was lucky enough to cross his path. Arnold Palmer is undoubtedly one of the greatest golfers to ever walk this earth, but to limit our image of ‘The King’ to his sporting accomplishments is to sell short his accomplishments as a person. Arnie was as great an ambassador for the game as there ever was and his death will leave a hole that can never be filled.
In most sports, everything that occurs during the season is a stepping stone, building to an exciting, grand and often lucrative finish. A championship. A way to crown the best team or individual, not just of any given weekend, but of the entire long and hard-fought season. However, for much of the history of golf, this pinnacle of achievement was lacking. Of course, the Majors were then and still remain the most important tournaments in the sport and it is unlikely that any other competition will be able to change that. But in the past, once the majors had come and gone, the golf season just petered out. Little recognition was given to the player who had performed the best day-after-day, week-after-week. Well, in 2007 that all changed.
We’ve all heard it before; Titleist is the #1 ball in golf and for good reason. Both the Pro V1 and Pro V1x are excellent products and have a history of success on Tour. This does not mean however, that there are no viable alternatives for golfers who want to expand their horizons and perhaps save a little money in the process. Today we look at some substitutes to both of Titleist’s most popular offerings and explore which manufacturers are making a ball that is similar or perhaps even better than these perennial favorites.
We all want to be like the golfers we see on TV, smashing the ball down the fairway then spinning an iron to within feet of the pin. While many of us may never be able to compete with Tour pros in terms of skill, we can at least play the same equipment. But should we? The golf balls used by professional golfers have been engineered to the specifications required by those competing at elite levels. For the average golfer, playing these balls might not only provide little benefit, but may actually hinder performance. So, how do you know exactly what ball you should be playing? Well, there are a few key factors to consider when shopping for the perfect golf ball.