Practice Golf Balls & Bags Frequently Asked Questions
What are lake golf balls?
Lake golf balls are recycled or refurbished golf balls that have been lost on a course in a body of water. They are retrieved from the lake, cleaned up, and sold on at a reduced price. This is not only eco-friendly, but a cost-effective way to procure some golf balls from reputable brands like Titleist at a lower price than brand new balls. They can be a little compromised in that they are used, so they can have little cracks and scuffs that makes them not as watertight if they were to take another dunk in the future. However, they’re a great option for someone getting started in golf without investing in new branded balls.
What is the difference between practice golf balls and regular golf balls?
In general, practice golf balls don’t perform as well as regular golf balls when you’re in the middle of your golf game. However, they do have a time and a place, especially for budding golfers and home use on training aids. Practice golf balls travel a shorter distance (usually around 80%) than regular golf balls, travel at lower speeds, and are sold at a lower price. They’re not made and optimised for performance like regular balls, but they’re more durable so you can continue to practice perfecting your swing and putting.
How far do practice golf balls travel?
As we mentioned, practice golf balls don’t tend to travel very far. They’re made of a durable material, but they aren’t built or designed for amazing round-winning shots. They’re cost-effective and cheerful for practicing your swings and hits. For example, both foam practice golf balls and plastic practice golf balls can travel around 40 yards (or 36 metres) with long clubs like your driver.
Are golf practice balls any good?
Practice balls are good for their purpose! They’re not the ball you want to take onto the course for an 18-hole round, not at all, but they are the balls you want at the driving range in the practice nets, or if you’re practising at home. Because their flight is limited, they’re very good for practicing your form and swing. They don’t cover a lot of distance and don’t move too quickly once in the air, but their durability makes them excellent training aids. If you’re practicing at home or indoors, then foam practice golf balls are a great choice. They’re soft, don’t travel far, and bounce off surfaces easily, so you run less of a chance of breaking any furniture or homeware with a rogue shot!