Why buy from LGB? You have no idea where they came from ( ponds, mud etc) Spend the extra money and buy NEW golf balls. You get what you pay for.
My thoughts exactly. The solution is to buy loose balls without the box. THey are so much cheaper and the same high quality.
Also not losing as many balls helps too.
I don't believe you get what you pay for when you buy NEW balls. $3 and $4 a ball is pretty ridiculous. Not saying I've never bought new balls, but when I can get 13 dozen TP LDP's from LGB for $85 shipped and they look the same as a new ball I've played 9-18 with I'm going to do that everytime. If the balls have sat in the water I'm certainly not noticing any difference in performance and I've used quite a bit of them. Just saying that if I can get 4 dozen good used balls from them for the same price as one dozen new then I'm going to. Even if they have sat in some water.
Where do you find new loose balls at? I don't see them all that often.
I don't play 1 ball for all 18 holes as I am a high spin player and I chew up golf balls. I do think there is a performance difference. As mentioned there is a brittleness to used golf balls. I would agree that GOOD used golf balls are fine and that the price of golf balls is outrageous. I just don't know what I'm hitting and I'm very particular (if you couldn't tell) especially in tournaments.
You can sometimes find loose balls online,you just have to look around. I bought about 4 dozen loose iX balls off of Callaway preowned for like $25 a dozen for new balls. Also you see them all the time at golf shows...you just have to stock up.