Though the golf ball has a rugged outer cover, at its very core lies a heart of gold, which swells with every postputt kiss. Discover your golf ball’s true nature with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of preowned golf balls from KnetGolf.com.
KnetGolf.com recovers preloved golf balls from more than 2,000 resort courses and recycles them to be sold at 50 per cent to 90 per cent discounts, its salvaging services garnering eBay Canada’s 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year award. The company only accepts the top echelon of recovered balls and subjects them to a rigorous scrubbing, as well as a grading system, which determines price points and ball self-esteem. Recycled mint-condition balls are barely used and are like new in appearance, and recycled grade-A balls have minor imperfections, including minor scuffs, blemishes, and ill-fitting carpenter jeans. Recycled grade-B balls are much like regular golf balls that have seen a few games.
More than 200 makes and models of golf balls are offered, including 2010 Titleist Pro V1 ($22.99, $18.99, or $13.99 a dozen) and Nike One Platinum ($15.99, $12.99, or $7.99 a dozen). Each ball sold is supported by a 100 per cent money-back guarantee. KnetGolf.com offers free shipping for orders more than $129 and charges $9.99 for orders less than $129. A $10 charge applies to rural and tree-house deliveries.