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Golf Ball Cleaning and Grading Process

It’s a top priority to provide our customers with the highest quality golf balls available. That’s why we’ve instated a White Glove Cleaning Policy that guarantees each AAAAA ball you receive from us appears and performs at a tour-caliber level.

To maintain this guarantee, we use a state-of-the-art cleaning system designed to restore used golf balls back to their original condition. The washing process begins with each golf ball soaking in our proprietary cleaning solution to eliminate any removable dirt, grime, and other unwanted debris. We then put each golf ball through our uniquely customized machines to do a thorough, 360° rinse and scrub. Each step of this process has been meticulously developed to ensure that no damage is ever done to the ball throughout the procedure.

After the cleaning, every golf ball is inspected by hand and sorted by brand, model, and grade. This means that prior to receiving your golf balls, we will have individually verified each ball upholds to our strict grading criteria.

Based on the golf ball’s overall condition, we determine whether the ball will be graded as AAAAA, AAAA, or AAA. The top three grades of used golf balls are listed below. The grade and rank determine the quality of the used golf ball.

AAAAA/1st quality — is the highest grade

AAAA/2nd quality — is the second highest grade

AAA/3rd quality — is the lowest quality grade

The grading criteria explained below describes the condition of each golf ball and what you can expect as a consumer. We only source the highest graded golf balls and maintain rigorous standards. We’re so confident in our cleaning and grading process, that our AAAA golf balls are as good or better than our competitors’ AAAAA golf balls.

AAAAA/1st Quality

Excellent Condition — The look and feel of this ball is similar to a new golf ball. This golf ball will appear to have little or no physical imperfections.

  • These balls will have the look and feel of a golf ball that has been hit just a few times
  • No scuffs or club marks
  • Ball may contain team or corporate logos and/or standard player pen markings

AAAA/2nd Quality

Very Good Condition — The quality of this golf ball will be similar to a golf ball that has been used 2-3 holes. The look and feel may have slight discoloration and imperfections in some of the dimples.

  • Balls are in good condition
  • Balls may have abrasions or discoloration
  • Balls may have blemishes
  • Balls may have larger player pen markings
  • Balls may contain team or corporate logos
  • Balls may have a cosmetic imperfection that will not alter the flight path, distance, or trajectory of the ball

AAA/3rd Quality

Good Condition — Our AAA used golf balls may have slight imperfections and scuff markings. The look and feel may appear to have minor discoloration and some printed balls may contain blemishes.

  • Balls may have slightly more abrasions and larger scuff marks
  • Balls may have varied discoloration/tint
  • Balls may contain team or corporate logos and/or larger player pen markings
  • Balls may include imprints of X-Outs or Practice on them
  • Could be playable for higher handicap golfers

Hitaways/Shag Balls

  • Balls primarily for practice
  • No representation is made for coloration, scuffs or tint
  • Balls may contain team or corporate logos and/or larger player pen markings
  • Great for use in a shag bag or muddy condition