Golf Ball Retrieval Company Teams with The First Tee to "Pay It Forward" and Introduce Golf to Underprivileged Kids

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Lost Golf Balls, the premier golf ball retrieval company, announced today that it has furthered its mission of recycling used golf balls by becoming a preferred supplier of The First Tee, an organization dedicated to promoting character development and life-enhancing values to underprivileged children through the game of golf.

Lost Golf Balls, the premier golf ball retrieval company, announced today that it has furthered its mission of recycling used golf balls by becoming a preferred supplier of The First Tee, an organization dedicated to promoting character development and life-enhancing values to underprivileged children through the game of golf.

Since 1992, Lost Golf Balls has retrieved golf balls from countless golf courses across the U.S.; the company currently has exclusive retrieval rights at more than 2,500 courses. Once the balls have been retrieved, they are cleaned, sorted by quality, sorted again for quality and brand, and resorted and repackaged.

"We could be considered the eBay of the golf ball world," said Meghan Baca, Marketing Director of Lost Golf Balls. "We take something that might be considered worthless--golf balls that have met with a watery grave--and repackage them into a quality product."

Thousands of golfers seem to agree, as Lost Golf Balls routinely sells more than 35 million balls each year. Customers choose from three quality levels: 1st (like new, white balls that are either perfect or have very minor imperfections), 2nd (slightly blemished balls), and 3rd (slightly more scuffed or blemished balls).

The fact that Lost Golf Balls gives back year-round, recycling balls that would otherwise lie unused on America's golf courses, made teaming up with The First Tee a natural fit. Lost Golf Balls' philosophy about the golf business is the same as its philosophy about life--you get out what you put in--and that dovetails with The First Tee's philosophy.

The World Golf Foundation initiated The First Tee to provide opportunities for children who would not typically be introduced to golf to learn the game. The non-profit organization's mission has since been expanded to include The First Tee Nine Core Values, which include a focus on honesty, integrity and sportsmanship.

"We're very impressed with the great work The First Tee has been doing," Baca said. "We're proud to assist them as a preferred supplier as they continue to teach positive life lessons through golf instruction."

In addition to offering a wide selection of used golf balls, from manufacturers including Titleist, Nike, TopFlite, Wilson, Pinnacle, and Callaway, Lost Golf Balls also sells golf accessories such as gloves, golf cart covers, sunglasses, and new products are being added all the time. A money-back guarantee is offered on everything.

"We want to become customers' one-stop shop for all their golfing needs, so we're expanding our product selection to include golf bags, training aids and golf apparel," Baca said. "We have recently grown our selection of novelty golf gifts, and ensure shipping typically occurs within 24 hours of order placement. With our customers and relationship with The First Tee, we love having the opportunity to help people 'pay it forward' with their purchases."

To see Lost Golf Balls' wide selection of used golf balls and other discount golf products, visit http://www.lostgolfballs.com. To learn more about The First Tee, visit http://www.thefirsttee.com.

About Lost Golf Balls

Lost Golf Balls is the largest golf ball retrieval company in the world. Its divers retrieve golf balls from more than 2,500 golf courses throughout the U.S. The used balls are repackaged and marketed to golfers online, providing them with an economical way to restock their golf bags. A large selection of other golf accessories is also available at the website, http://www.lostgolfballs.com. Lostgolfballs.com is a division of PG Professional Golf.

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