When we recycle our golf balls we make sure to first clean the every ball, then we put them through a thorough testing process. After cleaning and testing we are able to sort the balls into one of four categories – Mint, Grade A, Grade B, Grade C, and Grade D. Below is some of our criteria for sorting.
Watch our parent company – Golf Ball Planet`s video to see the process in action.
Mint or AAAAA
Mint quality is the best available grade. These balls are like new, they will show no or very little wear and will maintain the original color and sheen. These will include small player markings (sharpie or felt pen), team and corporate logos. It is hard to believe they are used! Also known as One-Hit Wonders. X-out and practice balls are NOT included
Grade A or Near Mint or AAAA
Near mint recycled golf ball will have slightly noticeable imperfections, generally how a new ball would look after 1-3 holes of golf and will include scuff marks. There may be slight discoloration and minor cosmetic blemishes, which does not compromise the flight characteristics of the golf ball. These balls will include small player markings (sharpie or felt pen), team and corporate logos. These balls will not include X-OUT or Practice.
Grade B or AAA (Good Quality)
Very playable, good condition, may include moderate surface blemishes, slight scuffs, minor discoloration which will not affect the trajectory, distance or flight path of the ball. Ball will not have cuts. Higher grade Practice and X-OUT models may be included. These golf balls will include player markings (sharpie or felt pen), team and corporate logos. How a new ball would look after 9 holes of golf. Very playable, good condition golf balls.
Grade C or AA (Practice Quality)
These golf balls are cosmetically challenged, the AA grade used golf ball may look worn, discolored, blemished and scuffed. These are great for beginners, first timers or they can be used as practice balls for the avid golfer. These balls will include player markings (sharpie or felt pen), team and corporate logos.
Grade D Used Golf Balls
Are very cosmetically challenged. Will have major surface blemishes, major discoloration, and may even be cut or out-of-round. We do not recommend playing a round of golf with these but they are perfect for practice or hitting where you do not need to get them back!