Americans lose 300 million golf balls a year.
The reconditioning and reselling of those used balls has become a hundreds of million dollars a year industry. The Internet and large retailers like Wal-Mart sell thousands of dozen each week. In the old days the only place you could find these ‘water balls’ was in the golf shop. Why don’t we find a few ourselves and cut out the middlemen.
So where do you look to pick up a few of the millions of lost golf balls.
When looking for balls try the out of bounds to the right 170 to 180 yards off the tee.
For the expensive balls try about 220 yards but still the right side.
Most golfers that should be looking in the 170 area look in the 200 yard area and most that should be looking in the 220 range look in the 250-260 area.
If you can’t find your own ball walk back, you likely didn’t hit it that far.
Better balls are often found left and behind longer holes.
When looking along water, more balls are found on the tee side than the green side.
Check out new tree wells, the edges of paths and any grass boarders that need a weed eater.
And lastly, if you find one, there is a good chance another is hiding nearby, make a circle around where you found yours.
Please don’t stop and look while playing, but there is always a chance to walk by some of these ball happy areas. Remember if you hit it here someone else probably did too.