Hmm....I'm really not sure. I remember when I used to be able to get brand new ProV x-outs for $19.99 which was a steal, but with those you knew they were brand new and were identical to the $48 ones. don't have that much experience with refurbished balls, but I do know that the cover seem to come off pretty quickly on them. The VICE balls that I am using are very durable.
What’s your usual warm up routine for a round? Is it the same for casual rounds and tournaments, or do you have different routines for each?
I have two different routines. I’m usually not big on longer warm-ups, so when I play my own rounds, I’ll get to the course about 20 minutes before my tee time, and I’ll putt for a few minutes.
To explain my tournament routine, I’ll assume my tee time is 10:45. In this case, with a 10:45 tee time, I’ll get to the course a few minutes before 10:00. I’ll go up to the pro shop and get a bucket of balls, and I’ll usually spend about half an hour on the range, leaving me about fifteen minutes to putt. I don’t take all fifteen minutes. When the group in front of me tees off, I’ll head to the first tee.
So as you can see, I’m not a huge fan of longer warm ups unless I’m in a tournament.