Those pristine, rock-hard orbs that, no matter how good you get, sometimes have a tendency to vanish into lakes, woods, and, in the worst of times, backyards adjacent to the course.
Make sure to apologize for that shot, especially the dent in the siding.
But no matter how you look at it, golf balls are paramount to the game.
In fact, it's pretty safe to say that a round of golf just wouldn't be the same without them.
And after you've played enough golf, you will surely develop a taste for a certain brand of ball - whether it be Titleist, Wilson, Taylor Made, Callaway, Nike, Bridgestone, Top Flight or any of the other brands regularly batting around the golf courses of this great nation.
Now, what if I told you that you could use golf balls with the exact pattern on them that you want? That you can use these balls to advertise your business, brand or company? Well it's true.
You can do those things by indulging in the world that is custom golf balls, and, really, it isn't that much more expensive than buying boxes of golf balls.
Most golf ball companies use state-of-the-art color imaging processes to create logos and color imprinting, designed to withstand the strike of a club or the hazards of being flung throughout courses, weather and all.
Here's a list of some of the more creative uses for custom golf ball imaging: >> The billiard ball: At this point, the eight ball has become iconic.
It's no longer regulated to pool tables.
It shows up all over the place.
It has even been converted to a fortune telling device.
So why shouldn't it find its way into your golf bag? You'll win a style point, that's for sure.
However, be warned that the black shading on the eight ball might make it a teensy bit hard to find out there on the links.
There's a reason golf balls are white, and you'll learn it quickly when you're out there on the course searching for your eight ball custom printed ball.
So maybe consider the other, colored billiard balls.
Just stay away from the six - it's green.
>> Glow in the dark balls: There's more ways to customize a ball than to just print logos on the exterior.
Golf courses have traditionally sat still and vacant at nights, seeing as players who don't have super human night vision abilities have difficulty finding their balls after sunset.
Some courses recently have begun to offer night golf.
How do they do this? They use golf balls that glow in the dark.
It's fun and it's a great way to play golf at all hours.
Some companies also make practice balls that float in the water or are a bit softer in case you're playing in a backyard near your home's windows.
>> The gift ball: Sure, you've bought your dad, husband, or boyfriend golf balls before.
But have you put a custom message on them? Letting them know exactly how you feel? Nope.
Well get to it!