Used Golf Ball Grading Scale
Golf ball grades are key to finding the right balls for your budget and playing needs. After golf balls have been retrieved from some of the best courses across the United States, LostGolfBalls.com 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 the different used golf ball grades below.
Factory Refinished (NO pen marks. NO team or corporate logos, just like new!)
Our official pre-owned factory 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 balls, but brings their cosmetics and performance up to a level where they appear and behave comparable to new golf balls. We only recondition style-specific golf balls, meaning only a used Titleist Pro V1x will be reconditioned into a mint refinished Titleist Pro V1x. 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.
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Please Note: By law, all refinished balls have a small "Refinished" printed on one pole of the ball.
Pro V1/Pro V1x
The appearance and feel of this golf ball is similar to a new golf ball. This golf ball will show no or very little wear. Player pen markings and logos of all shapes and sizes can be present.
The condition of this golf ball will be similar to a ball that has been played for a few holes. Slight cosmetic blemishes, discoloration and loss of luster are possible, but will not affect the integrity and performance of the ball. Player pen markings and logos of all shapes and sizes can be present.
These used golf balls will be free of cuts, but may have slight scuffs, blemishes, minor discoloration and smudged print. Higher-grade x-outs and practice models may be included. Player pen markings and logos of all shapes and sizes can be present.