First of all and certainly not unimportant: you buy second-hand golf balls. Because every golf ball that has already been hit once is in principle 'damaged'.
These so-called 'lakeballs' are taken out of the water by our diving team at many golf courses in the Netherlands. It means they have already been used once. To assess the current condition of each ball, the Best Buy Golf Balls team uses their own eyes and hands, classifies them into grades and gives them a quality rating: AAAA or AAA or AA.
Why this quality designation? Because one lakeball is simply used more than the other. One golf ball has just been hit into the water and the other has already had a few rounds. One golf ball costs € 6.00 new and the other only costs € 1.00 new. One brand of golf ball will last a lot of rounds and the other brand only a few. One is quite scuffed and tattered and the other has come out unscathed so far. But whatever state the lakeball is in, every golf ball deserves a second owner, but not every lakeball deserves the same price tag. This way every golfer can decide for himself which quality he wants to use and what he is willing to pay for it. But what is also very important: by playing with lakeballs we help the environment! Because a golf ball does not belong in the water and thus harms the ecological water quality. We are happy to explain what the different quality designations at Best Buy Golf Balls mean.
AAAA QUALITY - VERY GOOD
This lakeball looks like a new golf ball. There is no or minimal damage to the cover. It feels smooth. The golf ball is clear in color (not necessarily white) with sometimes some very light discolouration. It may have advertising or company logos and/or small player markings.
AAA QUALITY - GOOD
This lakeball looks like an average golf ball that has already been played with. It has minor to some superficial damage and feels smooth to slightly rough. The cover may already be slightly worn but the dimple pattern is not affected. He may be discolored. It may have advertising, company logos and/or player markings.
AA QUALITY - FAIR TO BAD
This lakeball has damage. It is often rough to the touch and the cover may be worn to the point that the dimple pattern is slightly affected. It can be discolored to quite discolored. It may have advertising, company logos and/or player markings (sometimes a little, sometimes a lot).
A QUALITY - UNPLAYABLE
This lakeball is very badly damaged. There is a break in it and/or the cover is completely damaged. We do not sell this golf ball because you can no longer play with it.
QUALITY MIX = AAA and AAAA QUALITY
According to our quality grading, of the 1,000 golf balls that are removed from the water, approximately 10 to 15% are suitable to qualify for the quality designation AAAA. About 40 to 45% qualifies for AAA quality and about 35% for AA quality. Then about 10% remains: 5% is broken (A quality) and 5% are driving range golf balls (yes it's true: there are people who go into the course with driving range balls!?). A quality mix is pre-sorted and collected in a crate. It is therefore never possible to say and/or guarantee what the ratio is in your order. What we can say is that they are always more AAA than AAAA quality golf balls and that we can guarantee that there are no AA and/or A quality golf balls.
QUALITY MIX AA / AAA / AAAA
Here too, according to our quality, the grading of the 1,000 golf balls that are removed from the water is approximately 10 to 15% suitable to qualify for the quality designation AAAA. About 40 to 45% qualifies for AAA quality and about 35% for AA quality. Then about 10% remains: 5% is broken (A quality) and 5% are driving range golf balls (yes it's true: there are people who go into the course with driving range balls?!). A quality mix is pre-sorted and collected in a crate. It is therefore never possible to say and/or guarantee exactly what the ratio is in your order! When you buy a quality mix, you always get more AA and AAA quality than AAAA quality. Note: the ratio of AA quality to AAA and AAAA quality is significantly higher. Especially with the Budget mixes! And to make it even more complicated: it also depends a bit on the brand of golf ball.
'QUALITY' according to 'Van Dale' (Large dictionary of the Dutch language)
quality (de; v; plural: qualities)
1) degree to which something is good; condition, quality; nature: the quality of this golf ball
2) function: in its quality of golf ball (Every golf ball, every brand, every type has its own price and quality!)
3) good quality: quality golf ball ability: quality golf balls
Quality therefore says something about what a golf ball can do on the one hand, and something about its condition on the other. Our quality designation refers to the condition of the lakeball and partly determines that the golf ball must still be able to do what it was made for. The price of a lakeball does not say anything about its lifespan! A 4 piece ball with a lot of qualities does not last as long as a 2 piece ball with fewer qualities. There are a lot of monkey stories going around the world about lakeballs. And most stories say that a lakeball can no longer do what it should. I personally like the following statement the best: "a lakeball hits 35% less far than a new golf ball". Even a close friend (and pro!) was convinced that this story had some truth to it. He couldn't be convinced with words, so we tested it with him. The lakeball hit just as far as the new one. The only thing that is true is that one brand and type hits further than the other.
And lastly, an important point! As mentioned, quality is determined by people. And there is a disadvantage to this: people make mistakes every now and then. Should you, in your eyes, have received such an error? Do not hesitate or hesitate but contact us directly! Together we will figure it out!
Do you want help in making a choice or do you have a complaint? Then contact us! This can be done by mail to [email protected], but our customer service can also be reached by phone from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on telephone number 06-47488968.
This page was last paid attention to on 10-05-2022