March 22, 2005 09:00 ET

Knetgolf Rents Golf Balls – from $5 per dozen

Use them. Lose them. Don't return them. There's never a late fee. Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Sports Editor MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 22, 2005) - Spring is in the air and golfers are getting twitchy as they wait to hit the fairways. They're polishing clubs, taking practice swings and cleaning golf balls. Some golfers are looking wistfully at their golf balls, knowing that they will soon lose their expensive brand name golf balls. But others are not so wistful. They've joined over 50,000 golfers who last year rented golf balls for half price or less from North America's first and largest Internet golf ball rental outlet -- Knetgolf (

With the price of golf balls rising every year and topping out at over $65 per dozen, golf balls have become an ever more costly expense for those who love to play the game. Most golfers purchase golf balls, play with them, lose them or wear them out, and constantly replace them with expensive new balls again and again. Knetgolf's unique golf ball rental program, on the other hand, has made it easy for golfers to play with the latest and greatest balls on the market -- for a fraction of what new golf balls cost at pro-shops or retail outlets.

"Does Knetgolf really run a golf ball rental program? Not really," said Gary Shienfield, co-owner of the Markham, Ontario-based "However, many of our customers say that shopping online at Knetgolf is like renting golf balls. They save big by purchasing half-priced golf balls from us. They use them, lose them and come back to Knetgolf for more balls!"

Golfers who rent their favourite golf balls directly from Knetgolf enjoy the following benefits:
· Save up to 65% or more over the cost of buying new
· Choose their favourite golf balls from over 400 popular brands
· Free delivery by UPS with each rental of $100 or more
· Enjoy a 100% satisfaction guarantee

Knetgolf is the largest Internet supplier of recycled golf balls, distributing over 5,000,000 brand name golf balls annually, at up to 50 per cent off, to customers across North America.

According to co-owner, Bill Birss, the partner behind the technology that sets Knetgolf apart from its competitors, "The difference is how quickly we are able to deliver to each and every golfer the brand of golf ball that they want at a fraction of the cost of buying new. Our secure ordering system ensures that all orders are safe and efficiently handled from start to finish. Our huge repeat customer base expects the best and we have the technology to deliver it."

Instead of manufacturing golf balls and competing against the major brands for market share, Knetgolf crews recover golf balls at over 300 high quality golf courses, mostly in the southwest United States. Knetgolf staff clean, sort and package the recycled golf balls, and golfers get a significant break on the price of their golf balls.

"Because of our vast network, we acquire the best quality and best brands of golf balls for our ever increasing and very loyal customers, and we sell them at substantial savings," said Mr. Shienfield. "So, for the golfer who loses golf balls on a regular basis -- and who doesn't do that? -- buying from Knetgolf is just like a rental program. Only you don't have to return the balls and there are no late fees!"

Golfers can choose from over 400 leading brands of golf balls, all sorted and packaged. Golf balls come in various grades including Mint, Grade A, Grade B, Range Balls, Refinished Balls, Coloured Balls, Ladies Balls, Low Compression Balls and High Compression Balls.

Information on the Knetgolf web site ( even helps novice golfers choose the right ball for their game.
/For further information: Gary Shienfield:; 905-470-7708 ext 222. Knetgolf ( is a privately held company that has been in business since 1995. Based in Markham, Ontario, Knetgolf is the home of the half-priced golf ball and sells over 5 million golf balls each year online, by phone, fax or mail order. Golfers across North America can choose from over 400 leading brands of discounted recycled and refinished golf balls./ IN: ENTERTAINMENT, FINANCE, SPORTS

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