Site that specialises in personalised golfballs. Whether you're after an original gift or want to make a lasting impression with clients, yourownballs.com offer the chance to create something totally unique. All balls are from top-named brands.
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Dodgey name huh!! I don’t want to tell you what its all about quite yet, cos that’ll just spoil the surprise, although its obvious really. Ok ok, now you’re here, they sell……………..golf balls. But hey, that’s no reason to stop reading, they sell very good golf balls. Personalised golf balls in fact, or not. Whatever you want. It looks like a pretty daunting place to the non-golfer when you first get there. I do play, but not as much as I’d like to, so I at least had kind of an understanding about everything that they go on about. I actually really like the way the site works so I have actually spent quite a lot of time there over the last few days, just looking at stuff and thinking about how much I really want to play RIGHT NOW!!!. It’s quick, as colourful as you could hope for, and the information they give couldn’t be more helpful. It is both a site for the serious golfer who for some reason doesn’t have time to go out and buy his own balls, the company manager who’s splashing out on balls for….anything he wants to use them for (they can be printed with your company logo (up to 5 colours)) and also the total ‘know nothing’ person who is just looking for a brilliant gift for a golf playing relative or friend. Despite the probable lack of enthusiasm for this site and what you’re reading at the moment, I’m sure a lot of people could actually find it useful at sometime in the future. For those trying to choose a gift, it really couldn’t be much easier. They have a really brilliant help section that makes it really easy to pick the right balls for the recipient. Believe it or not, there are many different designs of golf ball today, and each one will behave differently. Some are softer and easy to use for beginners, while there are the more expensive and harder balls for the experts. This help
section allows you to input the recipients name, their handicap (broken leg / arm?? ;)) – although you don’t have to be too accurate as you simply pick one of the 4 ranges (e.g. 1-12, but there’s also a ‘don’t know’ box for those who haven’t a clue), how often they play, and the price you are prepared to pay. They’ll then match those variables (fancy word) with the correct ball. So you can’t go wrong really. If you still aren’t sure though, you can purchase gift vouchers and send them instead. That would kind of ruin the whole suprise of having personalised balls though. It is sent to the recipient via email, and all they do to redeem it is log in to the site and pick what they want. You can actually buy them for just about any value from £5 upwards, although the cheapest balls (for a box of 15) cost £19.99. And they can be as much as £39.99 per dozen for the really good ones (best left to the pro’s me thinks!!). Despite the really good EVERYTHING that the site has, it does seem a little suprising that there is actually so little choice if you’re just buying the balls as a gift. Only 4 different types in fact from what I can tell. Those 4 seem perfectly adequate and suit all abilities and prices, but it just seems strange to sell so few. There are more to chose from if you’re buying for the company, about 8 I think. The minimum number of boxes you can buy is 12 though (with company logo’s). Seems like a lot of balls, but they are offered at a cheaper price than buying individual boxes. I haven’t really said much about the personalising bit yet, but that comes in the form of whatever writing you want to put on the balls. If they’re meant as a gift, then why not get a cheeky little saying printed over them. If you’re lacking inspiration as to what to say, they have an ‘inspiration’ section where you can obviously pick up a few good ide
as. This itself is split in to sections so that you can find just the right sort of thing. If you know what you want to say, you of course put your own message on the balls. Up to 60 characters in length, and in a range of colours. All balls are sold by the dozen, but then you can obviously buy as many boxes as you wish. They say that less than 50 boxes (50 dozen golf balls??) will take 14 days to deliver, while more than that will take 20. I haven’t yet bought any, but I will surely return sometime soon, with birthdays approaching (I’ll update this when I do to report on delivery speed etc.). They will actually deliver them to nearly any country in the world it seems. Their delivery throughout the UK is free, although VAT has to be added on top of the original price before you find out what you’re paying. Which now I come to think of it, makes them quite expensive. Whenever you buy anything from the site, they give you a virtual tee. Each rewarded tee has its own value according to the type of ball you are buying. Blue being the most valuable and Red being the least. You can then save up your tees, and when you reach 12, you can claim a free set of balls, the type depends on the colours of your tees because as I said, each has a different value. That doesn’t mean you have to buy 12 dozen balls though before you get the free one though, because they have special promotions too so that you can collect tees more easily. Overall, the sites black / green design, with its VERY fast navigation features and excellent help service, is only let down slightly by the small range of balls available. But I suppose that’s not the point really. It’s the feeling of having novelty balls that is the idea f the site. If you just want good balls, you might as well buy them somewhere else. This is a novelty site that I can’t really fault. Brilliant if you’ve got a golfer in the family!!