> For high handicappers,scores averaging low 90's to 110's........ANY balls,
> new or used will not make much difference even water logged balls except for
> distance which can be as much as 10 yards between water logged balls and new
> balls. When suspecting that ball has been in water for a long period of time
> by the darker appearance of ball, use one club lower to make up difference
> for yardage. High handicapper can save a lot of $$$ by buying cheapest
> unscuffed or slightly unscuffed used balls.
> Anyone agree? Any feedbacks?
Water can't get into newer balls. If you had a feathery, a wooden ball,
or maybe a gutta percha ball, there might be enough porosity to allow
water molecules to enter, but surely not any surlyn covered, or newer ball.
Now, I'm sure ball manufacturers will tell you how that will affect the
distance, etc., but I wonder why people would chance a ball washer, some
even with soap! (which would, of course, lower the viscosity and allow
slippery entry of the "damaging" water molecule.)