Of course, only the best and rather expensive golf balls are used for tournaments and other important games.
Generally, the ones used for practice are relatively cheaper owing to their low quality.
To be fair here, it must be pointed out that these cheap balls, albeit inferior, fulfill their intended purpose quite well.
A layman would not use Titleist balls for practice and this is where the role of cheaper balls comes in.
A golfer wouldn't want to risk or jeopardize his career by using these cheap balls in games but would appreciate their use for practice games where utmost quality and precision can be done without.
It must be borne in mind that although these balls are cheaper than the branded ones; it does not follow that these lag a long way behind in terms of quality.
The substance and make are usually the same or almost so in both the cheap golf balls and the branded and expensive ones.
The difference between the two is very minute and is not commensurate with the variation in their price.
Amateurs often use these cheap balls to learn the basics of the game.
All they require at this early stage is decent equipment, the right kind of golf balls, in order to hone their skills.
Besides, they usually are not able to ascertain the difference between the cheap balls and the other branded ones or do not care to do so.
It is only slowly and gradually, as they understand the game better that they come to appreciate the edge provided by the expensive ones.
Another way to obtain cheap balls is to avail oneself of used balls recycled from courses.
These balls are of a higher quality than the otherwise cheap ones available and are quite reasonably priced.
Browsing through the Internet can also provide you with some good bargains.