Breast cancer touches so many lives. It is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. Over 40,000 Americans die from this disease each year.
Par 3 Near Me is a site mostly about golf, but we’d like to shift away from sports for a brief moment.
To our readers: We want you to know how important it is to take proactive steps to reduce the risk of breast cancer. These steps include:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Exercising consistently
- Limiting your consumption of alcoholic beverages
- Getting preventative screenings
You can’t control your genetics or family history, but these CDC recommendations are important and attainable for some. Please do all that you can to fight the statistics.
If you’ve lost a loved one to this disease, we pass along our sincere condolences and we look forward to the day when a cure exists. If you are currently fighting breast cancer, we wish you strength and community in your journey.
Breast Cancer Golf Ball Options
The list below includes most of the pink ball options on the market, as well as pricing and links to buy.
Traditional Light Pink Finish
The typical pink color that used in awareness campaigns is a lighter pink. Here are some balls that fit into that category.
- 1 dozen
- Light pink, matte finish
Since this is one of the best selling golf balls out there, tournament attendees will appreciate this being the ball of choice.
- 1 dozen
- Only the ball numbers are pink (ball is white)
The ProV1 is considered to be the #1 ball in golf. The pink ProV1 may be a good prize option for your tournament.
Bold, Hot or Neon Pink Finish
- 1 dozen
- Up and coming brand
These pink balls include mental mates (puppy, eagle, crocodile, lion). These icons help golfers distinguish their ball from others, which could be very useful in a breast cancer tournament setting.
Pink Golf Ball Options for Women
If you’re hosting a tournament specifically for women, it might be smart to stock up on a women’s golf ball option. Here are two choices for you to consider.
How to Choose the Right Golf Ball for You Event
If your event will be geared toward talented golfers, you’ll want to choose a premium brand like Callaway or Titleist.
If your event is going to include a mix of talent levels, including a number of inexperienced golfers, you may want to read our Most Forgiving Golf Ball article to see some buying options.
You could also opt to carry some high end pink balls along with some entry-level affordable options.
Do Golf Ball Sales Support Breast Cancer Research?
Unfortunately, most golf ball sales do not.
At one point, Wilson Golf was kind enough to develop the Wilson Hope Golf Balls. A portion of the proceeds went directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any golf ball manufacturers who are currently supporting breast cancer research in a direct way, so it’s on us to raise the funds. If you’re planning to host a tournament supporting awareness or helping a breast cancer victim, there’s an easy way to raise funds via pink golf balls.
Whether they include a pink ribbon or just carry the color pink, you can purchase these golf balls by the dozen, mark up the price and then require tournament participants to purchase a dozen for their round. The “profit” you generate can go directly toward the fundraising goal and participants receive something tangible to remind them of this worthy cause.
Here are some planning items to consider if you’re hosting a breast cancer awareness tournament.