Consider this: the golf ball is the only piece of equipment you use on every shot.
Golfers spend hundreds of dollars on equipment, club fitting, and golf lessons, and then they throw all that out the window by playing with a used/reclaimed golf ball that is not performing like a new ball.
Quite all balls today are made up of materials representing the same basic polymeric characteristics. Those materials generally adsorb water. Field-testing demonstrates that this adsorption of water translates into a noticeable loss of distance. The problem is that you cannot detect the performance collapse through visual inspection. It is evident only after hitting the ball.
Moreover, playing the same golf ball will make you more consistent because you will know exactly how far your golf ball will go on every shot and how your golf ball will react into or around the green.
One of the easiest ways to shave strokes off your game is to use the proper tools. You’ll be amazed at the process.