(SUGAR LAND, TX) – PG Professional Golf – the world’s largest provider of premium pre-owned golf balls – has merged its popular Knetgolf.com into LostGolfBalls.com.
The consolidation allows the 24-year-old PG Professional Golf to streamline operational costs that, in turn, means even greater discounts and product assortment, and lower shipping rates across North America. The company acquired Knetgolf – which specialized in refinished balls – last year to supplement its thriving recycled ball business.
Independent studies show “second-chance” golf balls treated by PG Professional Golf’s proprietary technology perform virtually identical to new products. The test results are supported by a 100% money-back guarantee and contributes to the company’s record sales in 2015 and likelihood to sell 50 million balls this year via e-commerce and at wholesale.
“Aggregating the websites enhances shoppers’ experiences,” says Gary Krueger, CEO of PG Professional Golf. “The LostGolfBalls.com platform accommodates a higher level of engagement that aligns with America’s significantly growing demand for premium, secondary-market products.”
PG Professional Golf’s advanced technology transforms previously-owned balls into near cosmetic and performance perfection. An exclusive grading system allows customers to select balls which best fit their unique preferences and budgets. Golf courses earn money for allowing divers under contract with PG Professional Golf to retrieve balls from water hazards.
The PG Professional Golf phenomenon has been covered by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC, MSNBC, ESPN, Golf Channel, Golf Digest and scores of other major media. Focus often centers on “like-new” golf balls increasingly becoming standard fare as golfers, on average, lose one ball every 4.15 holes.
Buying pre-owned golf balls aligns with prudent consumer trends for previously-consumed textbooks, children’s clothing, maternity wear, cards, household appliances, bicycles, toys, furniture, wedding attire and fixer-upper homes. Retail pundits predict the secondary product market could represent more than 25% of all consumer purchases by 2025.
Refinished golf balls are repainted, stamped with the original brand logo and painted with a fresh, factory-clear coat. Recycled balls are also thoroughly cleaned, sorted by quality and packaged for re-sale, but don’t undergo cosmetic touch-ups.
More information: www.lostgolfballs.com, 866.639.4819.