Believe it or not, there are three different types of Night Golf Balls. The more traditional Night Golf ball has a hollow core in which a light stick is inserted (after activating). A player simply bends the light stick until it “cracks" then shakes the contents vigorously to ensure distribution then inserts into a hollow core on this Night Golf Ball. The advantage of this Night Golf ball is that it is relatively inexpensive and can be used over and over again by simply removing the old plug and inserting a new plug the next time you use it. Although not a major disadvantage, players must use a club or two ‘extra’ for this particular Night Golf ball in order to achieve the distance they are used to during their normal rounds. In addition, the glow will last approximately 4 to 6 hours (more than enough time for most Night Golf events.
A second Night Golf golf ball has the feel and similar compression to that of the one you use on the course. It receives it glow from a charger that the players would either carry in their bag (it is very small) or keep in their cart. After tee off, the player would mark the position of the ball and simply rotate the ball between their thumb and forefinger for approximately 10 seconds and then the player can hit their next shot. The advantage of this Night Golf Ball is the ‘feel’ of a regulation ball, good glow and of course, can be used over and over again. The only burdensome activity is charging the ball and sharing a charger in the group (for this type of ball, it is best if every two players share a charger at their Nite Golf event).
A relatively new Night Golf ball blinks like a flasher when struck with a club. This Night Golf balls gives off a red flash (7.2 flashes per second) for approximately 5 to 6 minutes after being struck. The advantage of this ball is that it is easy to find, has the feel of a regulation golf ball and can be used again and again. The downside is that it is recommended that players carry two of these Night Golf balls each to keep play moving. In addition, the strobe effect in this Night Golf ball can be activated for about 40 hours of use. So eventually, their usage will expire.
Regardless of the type of ball you use, Night Golf events offers a course to generate revenue at a time when it is not normally in use!
Kevin Adelsberg is a writer for NightGolfProducts.com. For additional articles and an extensive resource for everything about night golf, please visit us at http://www.nightgolfproducts.com