Refinished vs. Recycled - The difference
Since the beginning of the Used golf ball industry there has been some controversy raised as to whether used golf balls retrieved from the water perform any different than new golf balls. Also, there has been controversy on whether a refinished golf ball can affect your game or not.
Recycled Golf Balls
The questioning of the performance of recycled balls may have been relevant years ago when balls were made differently, but golf balls today are constructed completely different and are very resilient. To help serve you best, we have created a grading scale based on condition.
What is a recycled golf ball?
After golf balls have been retrieved from some of the best courses across the United States, PG uses a proprietary and environmentally friendly cleaning system designed to wash each ball without causing damage to its original condition.
Once cleaned, the used golf balls are separated according to make, model, and condition. The condition of each golf ball determines its grade and allows us to systematically separate the good golf balls from the excellent golf balls. Learn more about our golf ball grading system.
Refinished Golf Balls
Wondering what refinished golf balls are all about?
Our official pre-owned refinished golf balls are used golf balls that are reconditioned using a modern process in a factory that manufactures new golf balls.
This process does not affect the playability of the golf ball, but brings their cosmetics and performance up to a level where they appear and behave comparable to new golf balls.
PG only reconditions style specific golf balls, meaning only a used Titleist Pro V1x will be reconditioned into a mint refinished Titleist Pro V1x.
In preparing for the reconditioning process, balls that are scuffed or have had their cover compromised are not reconditioned and are discarded.
Only balls that are as close to perfect (if not perfect) in cover but are cosmetically challenged are refinished and sold.
NO ink marks. NO pen marks. NO team or corporate logos will appear on the golf ball.
PG sells millions of these golf balls annually around the world.
Did you know refinished golf balls have been formally accepted by the USGA. Rule 5-1/4 of the USGA rule!