It all started with a spot of Rhodesian sanctions-busting! Terry Pace, the late founder of Second Chance, had customers up there who knew he was a golfer and had access to the second hand golf ball market. His cross-border clients used to beg him to slip golf balls into their shipments. He did, but eventually his supply outstripped their demand and so with his wife and partner Sonia, Second Chance was opened in Durban North.
The reason Second Chance stands out from the crowd is the grading system which was devised from the start, in 1995. The previously-owned balls are graded not only by quality and cost, but crucially, also by brand. “Being a golfer gave me a big advantage,”said Terry. “I know what I want in a box of balls: consistency. Which is why I firmly believe in keeping only one brand of ball in your bag for each round; if nothing else, this will help your putting. Every brand reacts differently off your putter blade. Golf is testing enough without adding to the variable.” Not even the Florida, US Companies which dominated this market niche internationally offered this service.
Second Chance’s reputation has spread far and wide to clubs and pro-shops and individuals all over South Africa and neighbouring countries. Goods are expedited by post or courier service.
Continuity of supply is assured because golfers remain eternally erratic: balls continue to be lost and the self-same balls will always be foraged by a network of hunter-gatherer-frogmen.
Today, Second Chance Durban is the largest second-hand golf ball supplier in South Africa. Our shop in Durban North is very well known amongst golfers around the country. We are open 7 days a week.
It all started with a spot of Rhodesian sanctions-busting! Terry Pace, the late founder of Second Chance, had customers up there who knew he was a golfer and had access to the second hand golf ball market.
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