Re: Recycled Balls
Recycled isn't bad - I use used golf balls all the time (lostgolfballs, ebay, etc). The difference is that I always use the same type
- and I suggest you do too. Find a ball you like - this may involve trying different ones - and stick with that kind for a while. It doesn't have to be an expensive one: I stuck with the Top Flite Strata for a while, which I sometimes see on eBay for as little as 29 cents a ball, good condition, shipped.
The big problem with using different balls is scoring consistency - if you're chipping, a Titleist ProV is going to react differently from a Top Flite Gamer around the green. Using one sometimes and the other in other situations just means you can't predict what will happen when you chip a certain way - and playing to a prediction is part of scoring.
As for what's wrong with the balls? Well, they aren't brand new. They might have spent some time underwater. They may have been hit a few times. Except for the underwater part, anytime I play a literally-new ball for a hole, I get to the next tee and this applies to it. Unless you need the performance of a brand-new ball, and rarely lose them, and can make one last a good number of holes, there's no reason not
to buy used. Just do so in a way that helps your score too