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**Lake Balls? What are Lake Balls?**
For those of you who do not golf, or are thinking of getting into the sport / are strictly driving range only, Lake Balls are literally balls which have been collected from lakes which unfortunate golfers have lost to the water (once you leave the balls in the water / in the rough, they tend to become ownership of the golf club and are sold on).
So, a bag of Lake Balls is basically a bag of used golf balls which have been saved from the murky waters of the lakes and live to see another tee!
**Price and Availability**
Your best bet for lake balls generally is your local golf club however you can also buy them online. These Titleist 24 Lake Balls cost £9.99 per box which is a considerable saving, I purchased mine from www.direct-golf.co.uk with another purchase as if you spend over £50 you get free delivery. Also the site offers 3 boxes for £27 so £9 a box. I'd say shop around.
To put it in perspective a box of 24 Titleist balls retails at £29.99 so you're making quite a saving, to note however these are classed as used and therefore B grade, though I have never had any problems with the balls. They're best for amateurs of course, I wouldn't use recycled balls were I a professional as over time being repeatedly struck their aerodynamic capabilities are reduced (apparently. I am no where near that class of lady golfer!)
Very standard in looks - the Titleist 24 Lake Balls are white and dimpled as per standard (no neons or personalised balls will be included) and have the Titleist logo in script in black stamped on. Very ordinary looking and impossible to distinguish from 'new' balls.
They come in a black box with a slogan 'hit me again' 'premium recycled golf balls'. (The picture is a net bag but they do come in a box also).
For me as an amateur golfer I genuinely can't tell the difference between new and used balls, a professional probably could, but if like me you're a once a week amateur or still in lessons, or you simply want to whack a few balls you could do a lot worse than Titleist Lake Balls.
For the £20 saving on the RRP of new balls and with the caveat that these are amateur only I can only recommend Titleist 24 Lake Balls, they are a great way to save in what can be a very expensive hobby and if you're happy to use them then it's quite a saving to make over time and you're less bothered when your own balls land in the lake (and hey, maybe you can buy them back one day!)
Four stars out of five for these reasonably priced, good quality despite the b grade Lake Balls. Overall I am very happy and quite impressed and will certainly buy more. Just need to work on *not* getting them in the lake myself...!!
Used golf balls that have been recovered from water hazards on golf courses