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Definition: X-Outs, or x-out golf balls, are name brand golf balls on which that name brand has been crossed out - usually with a row of X's - and sold at a steep discount to that brand's regular price.

An X-Out ball is essentially identical to a non-X-out golf ball of the same brand. But at some point in the production process, a small blemish of some sort occurs. It could be cosmetic, or perhaps the weighting or sizing is a tiny bit off. Rather than just tossing out these balls, some manufacturers stamp over the name brand and sell them as X-Outs.

Most recreational golfers will not be able to tell any difference in performance between X-Outs and their "regular" counterparts.

For more on X-Outs, see our FAQ entry, What are X-Outs, and are They Legal?

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