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The Golf Ball That Refuses to Die

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, October 31st, 2016
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My long distance golf buddy John Duval from IntoTheGrain.com gave me some custom logo Bridgestone B330’s earlier this year.  I love it when golf buddies are in town traveling and have to “leave” me great golf balls because they don’t want to pay the airline’s excessive overweight baggage fees.  Thank you.  Come again.

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At the rate I’m using these balls they’re going to last me until 2019 though.  This ball simply refuses to die, and I some how can’t find a way to lose it.


LostGolfBalls.com Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, October 24th, 2016
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Golf balls can be insanely expensive. $40-$50-$60+ per DOZEN? $5.00 per ball? Damn. At that price I could lose $50 in golf balls on the first 4-5 holes on my tight, hazard-ridden home course if I don’t hit it well. That’s why I had to institute a “3-premium-ball lost limit” there. That’s a blog post for another day.

When I used to live next to the 1st tee on my home course I could sneak onto the course after hours and find literally hundreds of balls. I knew all the places to look because, well, I hit them there. Now I don’t have that luxury since moving a little farther away from the course.

There’s nothing better than finding a nice Titleist ProV1, or Bridgestone B330, or TaylorMade tour ball in the bushes. It’s like found money. No golfer other than perhaps PGA Tour pros is above playing that newly found ProV1 either. Hand raised.

So if a person is more than willing to play that pre-owned ball in the bushes, a look at LostGolfBalls.com is probably a good financial decision. LostGolfBalls.com has every model golf ball a golfer would ever want, slightly used, for a fraction of retail.

LostGolfBalls.com Golf Balls

LostGolfBalls.com Golf Balls

Quality Levels

LostGolfBalls.com offers several “levels” of used golf balls.

Refinished golf balls are balls that have been reconditioned at a factory that actually makes new golf balls. This is as close to a new golf ball as one can get without it actually being new.

AAAAA/1st Quality golf balls are mint used balls, not reconditioned. One may not be able to tell the difference between this and a new ball.

AAAA/2nd Quality golf balls are still in very good condition and may appear to have a little wear, similar to a ball that has been played for a few holes.

AAA/3rd Quality golf balls are still very playable but may have some smudges, scuffs, and blemishes.

Pricing

Pricing for the different levels of balls is proportionate to their quality level. I chose to go with a couple of boxes of my current gamer ball, the Bridgestone B330 or B330-S. Let’s do some comparing.

On Bridgestone’s website a brand new box of B330’s costs $44.99, plus shipping.

The highest quality AAAAA/1st Quality B330 from LostGolfBalls.com’s website is listed at $23.99, about HALF of retail. For a golf ball that performs the same, the golfer can literally be paying around half the money. Great deal.

The next level ball is the AAAA/2nd Quality. These balls are priced at $15.99 per dozen.

Finally, there are refinished B330’s available for $12.99.

Conclusion

As a decent amateur golfer with a low single digit handicap, I see no difference in playability or performance between the AAAAA/1st Quality balls, and a brand new B330 I’ve played for a few holes. Well, there is a difference actually. It’s in my wallet.


Today’s Office at Grand Solmar Land’s End, Cabo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, October 17th, 2016
Categories: GolfGolf For WomenGolf LifeGolf LifestyleHOG World TourTravel
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Today has been a little rough. Started out having to blow up a floatie for the pool. Got a little dizzy. After recovering from the floatie thing, the rest of the day went (and has been) great. Here’s today’s office.
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Oh on a work/golf related note, they’re expanding here and building a new resort which will feature a Greg Norman course, right next to Diamante. Great area.
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Below is a little shot of my table.  I couldn’t help taking a picture.  Everything I need, water, beer, a HOG hat, sunglasses, chips, sunscreen, a towel, and amazing chile sauce which I just got the recipe for.  Chile Arbol.

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Costco Kirkland Signature Brand Tour Quality Golf Balls? I’ve Seen It All.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, October 16th, 2016
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“Can you pick up a 12 year supply of toilet paper, a 2,400 pack of tampons, a giant bottle of Kalamata olives, a 55-inch flat screen TV, a 9,000 foot roll of aluminum foil, and a couple dozen urethane covered 4-piece golf balls for me when you are at Costco?”

Costco Kirkland Golf Balls

This is hilarious.

But if you look at the specs the ball should perform just as good as a Titleist ProV1. It has almost the exact same compression and spin rates, four layers, urethane cover. It’s a tour ball. LOL. What’s better, is in standard Costco fashion, TWO dozen of their golf balls costs lest than one dozen ProV1’s! Who’s going to be the first tour player to sign an endorsement deal?


Style. Pure Style.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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As one of the top golf bloggers for over a decade, I’ve developed many great relationships with some of the best apparel brands on earth, and several other planets. After years of research, writing, and threads-on testing of golf apparel, I’ve developed my own sense of style. Unmatched, classy, unique, but not overstated, this is pure. This is style.

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Pure. Style.

If you are interested in having me design custom apparel scripts for your golf wardrobe, use the site contact page and send me a note.  My apparel scripting rates are surprisingly affordable.  Financing and payment plans are available.

Brands represented in this photo: Cobra/Puma Golf, Kentwool, Ray Ban, Dunning, Antigua, adidas, Pukka, Hanes, Bridgestone Golf, Pete Dye.

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