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Callaway Strata Super Range A/B Grade

Used Range Golf Balls

We just added these SUMMER PEACHES: Callaway Strata Super Range A/B grade used range golf balls.  Clean and ready to go to work at your driving range!  These balls are our best quality used golf ball and are rated A/B grade.  LOTS of life left in them, plenty of distance, plenty of action. These are a great value used range ball for your driving range. These are available in a large variety of quantity selections…from 600 to 12,000.

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Callaway Strata Super Range A/B Grade Used Golf Balls

Our prices are the lowest you will find AND our quality is the highest and service is king!  Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied…but you will be.
Prices are from $0.25 to $0.28 per ball based on quantity ordered

Having a ball: For Golfball Monster, used golf balls are a driving business

Having a ball: For Golfball Monster, used golf balls are a driving business

For the past 30 years, Jim Johnson has made his living selling used golf balls. Lots and lots of golf balls. By his own estimation, his company, GolfballMonster.com, has sold between 60 and 70 million golf balls nationally and internationally over the course of its existence.

However, while the company deals in golf balls of all brands and varieties — from those used by the pros, to balls used only for practice — the balls it sells aren’t brand new. Quite to the contrary. Johnson stocks his inventory with thousands of used balls from individuals who collect errant balls from golf courses and then sell them to Johnson for him to clean, refurbish and ship out to his large client base.

Golfball Monster sells used golf balls to customers around the world. Their warehouse on U.S. 411 in Maryville, TN is open to the public.

“I love bad golfers,” Johnson says jokingly, and for good reason. Even a cursory glance inside his recently opened outlet store, located at 2134 U.S. 411 South in Maryville, reveals dozens of boxes and several sorting trays filled with used golf balls that are either newly arrived or ready to be shipped out. Although many are sent to him for resale, he spends 10 days a month traveling to different cities throughout the country to buy golf balls from individuals who collect them for that specific purpose. This past week he went to New York to purchase over 400,000 used golf balls.

However, on this particular Friday he was holding court at the 8,500-square-foot warehouse and storefront he bought last November for about $450,000, a space he shares with a store that sells beef jerky. Otherwise, it’s fairly nondescript, apart from his sign along the highway and a colorful company van parked alongside. Still, the formula seems to work. “Golfers love beef jerky,” Johnson insists. “It’s a perfect combination for Tennessee.”

Golfball Monster sells used golf balls from the former Crockett Beef Jerky building on U.S. 411 South, Maryville, TN

Johnson appears to have learned that lesson quickly. He, his wife and six children permanently relocated to Maryville in December from California after visiting the area on vacation for several years. He says they were drawn to East Tennessee not only by the scenery, the lifestyle and the excellent school system, but also because it afforded him a central location from which to base his mail order business. He opened the outlet on April 1. Because he offers free shipping, both for those who send the product to him and on the orders he ships out, the centralized location helps cut down on costs.

Frank Newman, a resident of Royal Oaks, was visiting the store for the first time and admiring the array of wares. The used balls sell for half the price of new balls, ranging from $5 to $20 a dozen, depending on the brand — Nike, Titleist, TaylorMade, Pinnacle, Bridgestone, and Calloway being among the better known manufacturers. “They clean up real well,” Newman noted. “I live on a golf course, so this is a bargain for me.”

Apparently he’s not the only one. Johnson says he ships out nearly five million golf balls annually, a third of to customers in the U.S., a third to the international market and a third to golf courses. He also sells to wholesalers who, in turn, sell them to larger retailers like Wal-Mart and Target. He currently employs a staff of five and claims annual revenues of “just north” of $1 million, which he hopes to grow at 5 percent annually.

While dealing in used golf balls might seem an unusual niche — there are only a handful of companies in the same business in the U.S. — Johnson says that there’s really no difference between a new golf ball and one that’s been refurbished as far as performance is concerned. The clean-up begins by tossing them in one of a half-dozen old washing machines he maintains on premises for that purpose. While they make plenty of noise and occasionally disable a machine, Johnson says he can easily buy a used washer for $100 and get the balls looking as good as new. He pays an average of 30 cents for each ball, but that can vary, depending on the manufacturer.

Johnson came by his specialized trade naturally. He attended UCLA on a golfing scholarship, and after graduation, became a caddy at the Bel-Air Country Club, one of the most exclusive courses in Southern California. Soon after, he met a maintenance man who made a habit of collecting stray balls and reselling them. Johnson bought a batch and sold them to the owner of four golf courses that his then-girlfriend knew. In his first year, he turned a $2,000 profit. He then took a job as a representative for a sporting goods company, but after three years, his golf ball business was doing well enough to allow him to devote himself to it entirely. At first, he sold his wares on Amazon and eBay, but now he sells exclusively his goods through his website, GolfballMonster.com, and his local outlet store.

Boxes of used golf balls fill the showroom at Gofball Monster owned by Jim Johnson at 411 South in Maryville, TN.

With a current inventory of some two million balls, Johnson has a shortage for goods. A network of freelance divers, dealers and individuals ensures that his business is never in short supply. While the balls sometimes come in waterlogged or covered in dirt and grime, they go out looking as good as new. To the average golfer, they play like new as well, Johnson insists.

“It’s just one more way of staying ahead of the curve,” he adds. “Literally.”

Jaime Perez pours a basket of used golf balls into a box in the showroom at Golfball Monster on U.S. 411 South.


This article was written by Lee Zimmerman that appeared on May 12, 2017 in the Daily Times Correspondent of Blount County, Tennessee.  Original Article

Photos by Tom Sherlin

Tom Sherlin is a veteran photographer at The Daily Times, who has won multiple awards from SPJ, TAPME and TPA for his work in capturing spot news, features and sports in both stills and video.

Pinnacle Practice Yellow B Grade

Here are some GREAT Pinnacle Practice Yellow B Grade range balls at a steal!

These Pinnacle Practice Yellow B Grade may look a bit “Cosmetically Challenged” but they are a SOLID B Grade ball with a ton of life in them.  Here is their story:  These balls spent their youth on an Astroturf municipal driving range.  That plastic turf left a little bit of green on the ball…not dirt…more like a stain.   This stain will eventually fade a bit but will never completely disappear.  If you can handle a duller looking ball you will save some money on this and get a LOT of use from them too (these start at $0.23 each DELIVERED).

Pinnacle Practice Yellow B Grade Used Golf Balls
The stripe on these balls is great.  The dimples are great.  They hit straight and deliver everything a Pinnacle Practice ball SHOULD.  Be smart and look BENEATH the skin on this ball…look UNDER THE HOOD.  These are a great value for these used range golf balls…perfect for your driving range needs!    Get them here: https://www.golfballmonster.com/shop/pinnacle-practice-yellow-b-grade/

Pinnacle Practice Yellow B Grade Used Golf Balls

Pro V and Pro V1x

Golfball Monster carries a full line of Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x golf balls.  Many consider the Titleist ProV line the best golf ball in the game.

There is a reason why the 2017 U.S. Open Golf Ball Count shows Titleist at 102 and the nearest competitor is at 17!  Our Titleist Mint balls are, essentially, the same as a new ball.  The mint grade golf balls are the highest quality used golf ball in the marketplace. They are like-new and will feel and play as would a new golf ball. Titleist ProV used golf balls from Golfball Monster

The shading is excellent. This mix may HAVE corporate LOGOS* and player pen markings, but NO cuts or NO scuffs. The percentage of logos and pen marks varies anywhere from 0% to 100% depending on our current inventory.

We offer Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x in Mint, Near Mint, and Refurbished grades.  All with money back guarantee.  These are the best used ProV golf balls in the industry…and shopping is free!  Visit this link to see these selections.

If you are wondering what the differences are between V and X here is a quick chart straight from Titleist!Full Inventory of Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x used golf balls from Golf ball Monster

8 Percent off Used Yellow Range Golf BallsThis is HUGE!  There is a LOT of LOVE out there for the YELLOW RANGE BALLS “D” GRADE selection.  So we put them on SALE.  This sale is going on RIGHT NOW and ends on SUNDAY NIGHT (June 18, 2017).  SAVE MOOLA!

These Practice Yellow D grade used golf balls are cleaned and are a mix of manufactures and models…all D grade, used balls. These used golf balls are all a consistent grade of D and perfect for the driving range or practice.  Priced so you won’t worry if you loose one or two!  At this time you can only order them 600 or 1200 at a time.

Our prices are the lowest you will find AND our quality is the highest…and service is king!  Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied…but you will be.

Jacob’s Hidden Gems – Monarch Dunes Golf Club

Jacobs Hidden Gems - Your Guide to Obscure Golf Courses Jacob’s Hidden Gems – Monarch Dunes Golf Club, Nipomo, California

Monarch Dunes Golf Club from Golfball Monster

Monarch Dunes offers an excellent 18 hole championship golf course. With water coming into play on a handful of holes, this course can be challenging.  Just starting out? Then why not play the 12 hole par three challenge course which has one large hole along with a regulation size. The par three course is also ranked in the top 10 in the nation!

Located about halfway between L.A. and San Francisco…a little more than an hour noth of Santa Barbara.  A great drive to a beautiful course.

Monarch Dunes Golf Club from Golfball Monster

Visit them at: http://www.monarchdunes.com

Monarch Dunes Golf Club
1606 Trilogy Parkway
Nipomo, CA  93444

805.343.9459

Suggestions for a course at Jacob’s Hidden Gems are welcome!  Just email us!

Note: Of course you will need golf balls to play here.  Get them at GolfballMonster.com!

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Jacob’s Hidden Gems – La Purisima Golf Course, Lompoc, CA

Jacobs Hidden Gems - Your Guide to Obscure Golf Courses

Jacob’s Hidden Gems –
La Purisima Golf Course, Lompoc, CA

La Purisima Golf Course as presented by Golfball Monster

La Purisima Golf Course as presented by Golfball MonsterSet in the city of Lompoc, La Purisima golf course is one of the hardest courses I know. The course stretches out to over 7,100 yards and has a rating of 75.6! The course get winds of around 20+ M.P.H. almost everyday making it hard to keep the ball in play.

 

However, why do people play the course even if it is very hard? It is because of the nice views, silence, and undisturbed nature around you.

La Purisima Golf Course as presented by Golfball Monster

“Pure golf is what you get. A challenging test of skill and character, La Purisima rewards the bold and leaves the recently-hooked newcomer loving the game even more. It is beautiful in its naturally undulating landscape. Challenging in its hole design. And with tees never far from their preceding greens, a remarkably enjoyable walk. No more or less than it needs to be to make your round completely memorable.”

Honors & Awards
  • Named 33rd Toughest Golf Course in America and 3rd Toughest in California by Golf Digest
  • Top 5 Golf Course in California & Top 50 in America, Zagat Survey 2005
  • 4 1/2 Star Rating, Golf Digest, Best Places to Play 2004
  • Top 100 Public Courses in America, Golf Magazine 1996 – 2004
  • To Ten “Must Play Courses” by the LA Times – 2007
  • Ranked #1 Best Conditioned Course and #4 Best Value in Southern California, GreensKeeper.org
  • “Best Playing Conditions” Award, Greenskeeper.org 2006 & 2007
  • Golf Value “Worth the Green Fee” Award, Greenskeeper.org 2006, 2007 & 2008
  • Santa Barbara’s Best Conditioned & Best Value Course, Greenskeeper.org 2004
  • Zagat Survey America’s Best Courses 2003 – 2005
  • US Open Qualifying site 1996-2000-2003
  • PGA Tour Qualifiers 1995,1996, 1998-2003
  • The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) 2000-2001
  • California State Junior Amateur Championship 1993
  • LPGA Santa Barbara Open 1987-1988
  • PGA Senior Tour Qualifiers 1985, 2001-2002

Find more information here:
http://www.lapurisimagolf.com/

La Purisima Golf Course
3455 State Hwy 246
Lompoc, CA 93436

Call the Pro Shop (805) 735-8395

Suggestions for a course at Jacob’s Hidden Gems are welcome!  Just email us!

Note: Of course you will need golf balls to play here.  Get them at GolfballMonster.com!

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Jacob’s Hidden Gems – Mirror Lake Golf Course, Bonners Ferry, ID

Jacobs Hidden Gems - Your Guide to Obscure Golf Courses

Jacob’s Hidden Gems –
Mirror Lake Golf Course, Bonners Ferry, ID

“Meet Raven, the club chasing dog!”

Pacific Grove Golf Links as presented by Golfball Monster

Yes…Mirror Lake is the NORTHERNMOST Golf Course in Idaho.
YES…Bonners Ferry is the SECOND LOWEST spot in the state of Idaho.
And YES…the course has great views and is way cool.
But it is also the home of Raven, the GOLF CLUB CHASING DOG!  On this course, if you throw your club, Raven will fetch it!  Sure, lots of golf courses have dogs that chase away geese or fetch balls.  But to find one that chases your club…THAT is something!  You might throw your club because you are upset…or because you like to throw clubs…or because you are happy. It makes no difference; Raven will go get it!

Pacific Grove Golf Links as presented by Golfball Monster

Click here to see a special on the course as featured on Idaho Public TV’s  Outdoor Idaho – Idaho Fairways.  The Mirror Lake piece starts around 20:30
http://video.idahoptv.org/video/1588013891/

Mirror Lake Golf Course as presented by Golfball Monster“Mirror Lake Golf Course is a gem of a 9 hole course, located just 1 mile south of Bonners Ferry, and is enjoyed by golfers of all abilities.  It is player friendly to the beginner, yet is a challenge for the low handicap golfer as well, with two sets of tees for the front and back nines.

Mirror Lake Golf Course as presented by Golfball Monster

It has a diverse array of par 3’s, 4’s and 5’s, along with stunning views of the Selkirk Mountains and the Kootenai Valley.   The golf course features water hazards on both par threes as well as on 3 of the par fours.  The course is in wonderful shape with fast and smooth putting greens.”

Mirror Lake Golf Course as presented by Golfball Monster

 

 

 

 

 

Find more information here:
http://www.bonnersferry.id.gov/golf

Mirror Lake Golf Course
5686 Main Street
Bonners Ferry, ID, 83805
Tel: For more information, contact Ralph Lotspeich at (208)-267-5314

Suggestions for a course at Jacob’s Hidden Gems are welcome!  Just email us!

Note: Of course you will need golf balls to play here.  Get them at GolfballMonster.com!

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Jacob’s Hidden Gems – Pacific Grove Golf Links, Pacific Grove, CA

Jacobs Hidden Gems - Your Guide to Obscure Golf Courses

Pacific Grove Golf Links, Pacific Grove, CA

“The course features the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the west coast.”

Pacific Grove Golf Links as presented by Golfball Monster

When people hear the city Pebble Beach they think; million dollar homes, great views, and $500.00 golf. So, not willing to spend your wallet to play golf? Then Pacific Grove G.L. is your answer. The front nine weaves through the city, while the back nine is set along the ocean offering great views. Best of all, the price to play it is only $60.00 !

Pacific Grove Golf Links as presented by Golfball Monster
Since its initial opening in 1932, the Pacific Grove Golf Links has enjoyed a rich and storied history. The 18-hole layout, with a front nine that offers glimpses of Monterey Bay on fairways framed by Cypress trees, and an ocean-side back nine cut through windswept dunes reminiscent of a traditional Scottish links, has delighted visitors and locals alike for over 75 years.

Pacific Grove Golf Links as presented by Golfball Monster

Featuring a newly constructed, award-winning Golf Shop and clubhouse, the Pacific Grove Golf Links pairs a historical playing experience with a modern twist. The property, from the course to the Golf Shop to the Point Pinos Grill, encourages guests to “Experience golf as it should be.

Pacific Grove Golf Links as presented by Golfball Monster

If its playing the great game of golf for the first time, or playing as a seasoned tournament player, guests of the Pacific Grove Golf Links are sure to find everything they are looking for, and much more.

The course features the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the west coast! Since February 1, 1855, its beacon has flashed nightly as a guide and warning to shipping off the rocky California coast.  Alcatraz Island Lighthouse preceded Point Pinos by 8 months, but was replaced in 1909 by the expanding military prison.  (Learn More Here)

Point Pinos

The Pacific Grove Golf Links is open sun-up to sun-down, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Pacific Grove Golf Links as presented by Golfball Monster

Find more information here:
http://www.playpacificgrove.com/

Pacific Grove Golf Links
77 Asilomar Boulevard
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Tel: 831-648-5775

Suggestions for a course at Jacob’s Hidden Gems are welcome!  Just email us!

Note: Of course you will need golf balls to play here.  Get them at GolfballMonster.com!

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